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    Fuel Tee and/or fuel transfer tube O-rings would...

    Fuel Tee and/or fuel transfer tube O-rings would be my guess. The O-rings on those parts come into contact with outside air and petrify after 30 years. They swell when gas comes in contact with...
  2. Big KZ's of that era had a reputation for burning...

    Big KZ's of that era had a reputation for burning oil. zed1015 knows why better than me but something to do with how they bored the liners.
  3. Thread: 85 ninja 600r

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    '85 or '86, why does this matter? When I...

    '85 or '86, why does this matter?

    When I worked in the auto industry they commonly switched over to the new models during the july 4th shutdown period.
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    Start bugging Rusty Bronco (Dale) to get busy on...

    Start bugging Rusty Bronco (Dale) to get busy on his microprocessor driven custom TSCU for those early bikes. He's wasting all his time on dumb house projects these days instead of prioritizing on...
  5. That bike is a real beauty!

    That bike is a real beauty!
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    Anyone know what the difference is between the...

    Anyone know what the difference is between the intake and exhaust guides? The exhaust PN seems to be discontinued.
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    Damn. Best wishes Warren! Please tell us it...

    Damn. Best wishes Warren! Please tell us it didn't happen while in the shower reaching up! A friend says that where it always happens. Hope he's wrong.
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    Just a little FYI FWIW... When fussing around...

    Just a little FYI FWIW...

    When fussing around with my (now departed) 1000S, anytime the airbox was disturbed, such as when the rear airbox was separated from the front, or when the lid was...
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    Nice. Teach a man to fish...

    Nice. Teach a man to fish...
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    How much primary resistance on your coils? The...

    How much primary resistance on your coils? The stock coils are about 4 ohms. If your replacement coils are low resistance (like 2 ohms) that can damage the ignition system.
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    https://www.google.com/search?q=What+diameter+are+...

    https://www.google.com/search?q=What+diameter+are+700C+tires%3F&sxsrf=ALeKk00uVzOxU1AQjTkZeOgdReTs9zf1Vw%3A1626902016404&source=hp&ei=AI74YPCfFs_D0PEP6e6QqAk&iflsig=AINFCbYAAAAAYPicEMu1UYoao4Th2bEaoLM...
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    700C sized tires are the standard for road bikes....

    700C sized tires are the standard for road bikes. There are exceptions, such as 650C for really small bikes. Current trend is to use wider rims which spread out the tires more, adding cushion. ...
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    Incorrect. Whoever told you that doesn't know...

    Incorrect. Whoever told you that doesn't know very much about bearing design.
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    Glad you got this sorted. I was cringing over...

    Glad you got this sorted. I was cringing over the dye idea.
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    I'm unaware of any high gloss black header paint....

    I'm unaware of any high gloss black header paint. I think there is a reason for that...
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    My friend recommended the following: Plastic...

    My friend recommended the following:

    Plastic foam, flexible, polyurethane, 55 ILD, 2.8 LBS/CU FT Density

    These guys seem to have a lot of foam...https://www.foambymail.com/

    Maybe this...
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    Where I work we make aircraft cockpit seats. A...

    Where I work we make aircraft cockpit seats. A lot of the cushions are made from laminated foam of various densities. I can ask our seat engineer for a recommendation if you don't find good info in...
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    Tell you what, I won't respond to any of your...

    Tell you what, I won't respond to any of your posts anymore because you always have all the answers and know all.

    Good luck (I mean it.)
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    Must have viton O-rings for the intake boots. ...

    Must have viton O-rings for the intake boots.

    O-rings are sized bases off ID and thickness.

    It's advised to replace the boots if they are original. If they are not cracked already they will...
  20. In some instances you can get the DMV to wave the...

    In some instances you can get the DMV to wave the past fees. I'm not an expert on this subject but I've read success stores more than once.
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    Please read the carb rebuild tutorial in my...

    Please read the carb rebuild tutorial in my signature. It shows how to extract the float pin without busting the float post.
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    If the caliper pistons are binding up it will...

    If the caliper pistons are binding up it will result in the brake lever feeling soft. If you haven't already done so you might want to remove the caliper pistons, remove the seals, and then clean...
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    Soda blasting is for the outside of the carbs...

    Soda blasting is for the outside of the carbs only. It's to dress up the cosmetics. It's good to do after the carbs are fully broken down, but not as an assembled rack because the grit will remove...
  24. Agree. There was a thread here recently where a...

    Agree. There was a thread here recently where a member was scheming on replacing a countershaft seal on his Triumph and putting a chamfer on the case was part of the process.
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    Agree. Main attribute with synthetic oil is that...

    Agree. Main attribute with synthetic oil is that it breaks down slower thus you can use it longer. Because it lasts longer the oil makers put more detergent and acid buffers in it. Pretty much...
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