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    I'll admit I didn't know that Suzuki went to the...

    I'll admit I didn't know that Suzuki went to the 8-valve engine for the rest of the GS1100L run. Learn something every day, I guess.
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    The 1980 GS1100L was in fact only built for the...

    The 1980 GS1100L was in fact only built for the 1980 model year. Suzuki built GS1100L s for 1981, 1982, and 1983 as well, according to the model information tab on the GSR home page.
  3. Welcome, welcome, Gn0hm, to the GS madhouse. The...

    Welcome, welcome, Gn0hm, to the GS madhouse. The place isn't mad, but we inmates are: mad about Suzuki GS motorcycles. I commend you for acquiring, fixing, cleaning, and otherwise maintaining a...
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    THAT'S the way to restore an old machine! Gotta...

    THAT'S the way to restore an old machine! Gotta wonder how many hours (or days, or months) went into that. There is an old-style craftsman who knows exactly what he wants to do, and does it. I bet...
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    OK, so that's done. Got the left eye fixed...

    OK, so that's done. Got the left eye fixed yesterday, and a good thing too. I can't really see very well out of it, but then I never could. At least the cloudiness is gone, and the brightness level...
  6. Thread: February BOTM

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    February BOTM

    What a beauty! I wish any one of my bikes looked that good.http://www.thegsresources.com/images/botm/2021_02.jpg
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    If you are going to a machine shop anyway with...

    If you are going to a machine shop anyway with your head, try using their surface plate to check flatness. This is a slab of granite ground absolutely flat and is a reference tool for checking...
  8. The question in my mind is not the number of...

    The question in my mind is not the number of bikes I need, it's the number of bikes I want. Let's call that quantity N, just to addle the equation even more. And then there's the number of bikes you...
  9. Thread: Back to bikes

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    Wow! I say again: Wow! Super fantastic work. I...

    Wow! I say again: Wow! Super fantastic work. I think that's a better than factory paint job.
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    Check for air leaks in the intake. my old GS1000...

    Check for air leaks in the intake. my old GS1000 did exactly the same thing because of cracks in the intake boots.
  11. Thread: 77 kz650

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    Rob S. said: Those bikes were very popular back...

    Rob S. said:
    Those bikes were very popular back in the day. I believe their ad read, "Right out of the box, it'll beat any 750 in the world."

    I remember those ads, back in the day. It was true...
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    It seems to be decided that this is old and...

    It seems to be decided that this is old and outdated advice. I was told about this myself 40-45 years ago. Obviously, to make up for lost time, I should go out and remove all my batteries and set...
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    battery vs concrete

    Many years ago, I was told to never place a storage battery on a concrete floor because it will drain the battery.
    Has anyone else been told this? Is it true? It never made much sense to me that it...
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    Over the years I have evolved a purchase strategy...

    Over the years I have evolved a purchase strategy that mostly works: I never buy the cheapest parts available, or the most expensive. I just go for something near the middle range on price.As I said,...
  15. Thread: Pizza bakers?

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    J. Geils Band: No Anchovies Please!

    J. Geils Band: No Anchovies Please!
  16. Thread: Pizza bakers?

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    Pizza dough is basically bread, there's your...

    Pizza dough is basically bread, there's your starting point.
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    Tried to watch............could't. Did that...

    Tried to watch............could't. Did that a.....e ever once stop to draw a breath?
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    I understand that you want to save weight, but...

    I understand that you want to save weight, but the 1100e engine makes so much power 5 pounds won't be noticable. If you really want to cut weight, find a way to get rid of the battery. That would be...
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    Why? You'll find it takes longer to recharge...

    Why?

    You'll find it takes longer to recharge the battery than to discharge it by riding. In other words, you'll be spending more time charging than riding.
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    Hope the star had some sauce on it when it got...

    Hope the star had some sauce on it when it got eaten, Spaghetti needs sauce.
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    Get your fine-grain paintbrush out and paint...

    Get your fine-grain paintbrush out and paint "Sump-Dumper" on the sidecovers.
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    Deer will run in front of you or into the side of...

    Deer will run in front of you or into the side of your vehicle in broad daylight. It don't seem to matter what the light level is.
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    Welllll.......I guess it's time for the left eye,...

    Welllll.......I guess it's time for the left eye, dangit. I don't use that eye much, never have. Have never been able to focus with it, so everything I've ever seen with it is just shapes, no...
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    Talking about influencing grandkids: my next-door...

    Talking about influencing grandkids: my next-door neighbors had the grandkids for a week and I told them this would be a great time to get the ice cream maker out that i gave them 2 years ago that...
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    The worst thing about tar and chip is the piles...

    The worst thing about tar and chip is the piles of gravel they invariably leave in the roadway wherever they stopped the dump truck for whatever reason. If I see that it's been done I usually try to...
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