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    Sorry you're disappointed, hope you find...

    Sorry you're disappointed, hope you find somewhere you like a lot better. It's yours, cut down the middle if you want to, but it sure would be a shame. You could find something already junky to saw...
  2. Thread: oil dipstick

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    I said sight glass, Sorry, I should have said...

    I said sight glass, Sorry, I should have said sight plastic, they aren't glass. Yours will probably clean up like new. But being plastic, don't be too surprised if it doesn't. Just my opinion, good...
  3. Yes, nice job & sure brings back memories. Is...

    Yes, nice job & sure brings back memories. Is there a good reason, or what was the main reason, most all the early model fuel inj. bikes would wind up with carbs?? even back in the day. I don't...
  4. Thread: E10 fuel

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    Gosh it's amazing what can be learned around...

    Gosh it's amazing what can be learned around here. Thanks metalfab, very interesting about getting the ethanol out & perfect way to get rid of waste. And 93Bandit, we're on about the same page except...
  5. Thread: oil dipstick

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    If you don't want to clean your old sight glass,...

    If you don't want to clean your old sight glass, get a new one. Lens oil level... part # 11971-45010... $13.89. still available
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    Hard to imagine how that could be possible, If...

    Hard to imagine how that could be possible, If something like passed & all repairs have got to be done by a Stealership, many of us just could not possibly afford it. A guy down the rd. has a bad...
  7. Like he said, I don't know those folks either,...

    Like he said, I don't know those folks either, but they've been around here for a long time & sure seem to know their stuff. With orig. air box, jetting is a known, Pods will be a whole lot of trial...
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    I've not been into a GS250 carb, but the seats...

    I've not been into a GS250 carb, but the seats are replaceable on the larger bikes. I had a set of GS1100 carbs off & opened up 4 or 5 times trying to get the leak fixed. Finally discovered the "O"...
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    UUUHHH, I don't remember hinges on any of my...

    UUUHHH, I don't remember hinges on any of my GS1100E seats, but it has been a lot of yrs. since I had an "80" model.
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    Settled a long time ago??? I didn't know there...

    Settled a long time ago??? I didn't know there ever was anything to settle, never knew it had ever been an issue.
  11. Thread: She Lives!!

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    Congrats, we're all tickled for you. Now for the...

    Congrats, we're all tickled for you. Now for the little sorting out stuff, to be expected..
  12. Looks like the one in your link is also 6" & from...

    Looks like the one in your link is also 6" & from an "L" model. I don't know how to do links, but go to ebay & put in 1978 Suzuki GS750E complete headlight, there's one there that may be something to...
  13. Sorry, not a clue where it may be from, but for...

    Sorry, not a clue where it may be from, but for sure it's 6".
  14. Thread: E10 fuel

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    Around here non ethanol gas is very easy to find,...

    Around here non ethanol gas is very easy to find, just costs a few cents more than E10. I never thought it wouldn't be that way everywhere. Well, maybe California, but they are kind'f different than...
  15. That looks like a plain old round 7" that came on...

    That looks like a plain old round 7" that came on many, probably most all, GS models, not the 6" "L" nor the 8" "Train light models.
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    He probably doesn't even understand the...

    He probably doesn't even understand the pictures!!! He's wearing a "BAMA" tee shirt
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    Pet cock should flow fuel freely only in Pri....

    Pet cock should flow fuel freely only in Pri. position. ON & Res. should require vacuum to open & let fuel flow. Yes, gas in crankcase you have both a not sealing pet cock & a leaking needle & seat....
  18. Just read the whole thread, very great find &...

    Just read the whole thread, very great find & restoration. Just love how orig. it looks.
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    Blue is a lighter, happier, upbeat color, black...

    Blue is a lighter, happier, upbeat color, black is a dank, unhappy, sinister color. Can you tell I'm not fond of black bikes. Either way, Good luck & welcome.
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    Everything OEM except K&N filter in the orig. air...

    Everything OEM except K&N filter in the orig. air box? orig. jetting will be fine. If it were me, I'd go up a size or 2 on the pilots, These bikes stock were a little cold natured, this minor change...
  21. Yep, looks pretty much stock except for red plug...

    Yep, looks pretty much stock except for red plug wires & exhaust. Back in the day, I had a Kawa. KZ1300 with one of those detoured exhausts on it, knowing how that 700 lb. locomotive ran, it's hard...
  22. Where's the thread, how do I find it?

    Where's the thread, how do I find it?
  23. That is really nice, I love the way it looks so...

    That is really nice, I love the way it looks so close to orig while being so far from orig. Scale of 1 to 10, I'll give you a 26. Congrats, & thanks for the picture.
  24. Dang, that old "82" champagne color, gold wheels,...

    Dang, that old "82" champagne color, gold wheels, shorter turn signals?? You got any complete pictures of it? That thing looks really nice. Now to get the new one looking like that. Good luck
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    Maybe you're lucky & someone has changed your pet...

    Maybe you're lucky & someone has changed your pet cock, but many of the "80" GS's didn't have a Res. I'm thinking if yours has a screwdriver slot instead of a little lever there is only ON & PRI....
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