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    I have one and it works fine, more sturdy and...

    I have one and it works fine, more sturdy and cheaper than Mityvac. I use little zip ties on the hose over the bleed nipple to keep it firmly in place and put some grease on the threads so I don't...
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    My first car was a '72 Toyota Corona 4 door. As...

    My first car was a '72 Toyota Corona 4 door. As a vehicle it was adequate, but as a female repellant it had few peers!
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    Some more progress. It's still OK to talk about...

    Some more progress. It's still OK to talk about bikes here right? :D I tried soaking the valve cover in hot water for a while to see how it did on the gaskets. I also used my ultrasonic which fits...
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    Yes, exactly. I was absolutely stopped in my...

    Yes, exactly. I was absolutely stopped in my tracks by that BMW, nothing else worked. I can't see any reason it should harm anything (as long as valves are fully closed), it didn't seem that it...
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    I agree try that first. Last resort for me was...

    I agree try that first. Last resort for me was this trick and many have used it with success but if you do, be gentle and careful.

    I get a bit nervous whacking soft aluminum so I'm careful to...
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    I brought the engine up to about an inch or so...

    I brought the engine up to about an inch or so before TDC - you MUST be sure the valves are closed - remove cams is best. Feed in as much as it will take in the spark plug hole, completely stuffed...
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    I had an old BMW R75/5 and nothing would get the...

    I had an old BMW R75/5 and nothing would get the head off, I resorted to the farmer's trick of feeding some clean clothesline down the spark plug hole and rotated the engine firmly but not slamming...
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    I'm checking vapor blasting prices, a guy in San...

    I'm checking vapor blasting prices, a guy in San Diego made his own setup and his work looks really good. If the price is right maybe I'll get rolling on my Norton N15CS too, and get some of it's...
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    Nice GS, and looks like Sam Adams has paid a...

    Nice GS, and looks like Sam Adams has paid a visit :cool:
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    Well, the exhaust stud is out and two of the...

    Well, the exhaust stud is out and two of the valve cover threads are replaced with inserts. An unexpected setback but it's OK, a good chance to look inside. Besides the damage by the ham-fisted...
  11. Thread: Fishing

    by oldGSfan
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    There's a fine line between fishing and just...

    There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot... Steven Wright. The latter pretty much describes me.
  12. There's a machine shop that I found nearby that...

    There's a machine shop that I found nearby that will have them out by tomorrow. I just didn't want to bung things up. Another valve cover bolt snapped and was started to be drilled out as well. ...
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    You are correct, it's called gold by Suzuki...

    You are correct, it's called gold by Suzuki though I'd agree it looks more silver.



    https://i.imgur.com/zvs9oMj.jpg?1
  14. Well alrighty then! That went well.

    Well alrighty then! That went well.
  15. I bench checked the float levels and T's, all...

    I bench checked the float levels and T's, all good on that. I do have the factory instruction thanks to Bikecliff which details the synch with center 2 a bit lower. I have a good fan that I use to...
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    Used to hear about her in the Combat Zone in...

    Used to hear about her in the Combat Zone in Boston way back when.
  17. Playing Henry Kissinger here - I will try it 'as...

    Playing Henry Kissinger here - I will try it 'as is' and see how it runs.

    I have a crappy issue to deal with, a broken exhaust stud. So the head looks like it will have to come off. I am...
  18. That is my recollection from the mists of time,...

    That is my recollection from the mists of time, but in the case of these carbs, what I now understand is that it was used in conjunction with the screw DJ provided to yank the cap off the 'emissions...
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    Those are the year designators, Z for '82 and D...

    Those are the year designators, Z for '82 and D for '83, and not the model. I'm not sure why they put both in the '82's section.
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    http://gsarchive.bwringer.com/mtsac/~cliff/storage...

    http://gsarchive.bwringer.com/mtsac/~cliff/storage/gs/80-83_GS1100T-LT-EX-1000SZ-EZ-SD-ED-ESD.pdf

    Better than Clymer
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    Carbs on and nearly ready to fire it up. I just...

    Carbs on and nearly ready to fire it up. I just need to clean up some wiring, it cranked and had spark but a bit of a rat's nest to tend to.

    Took this picture and afterwards saw the reflection in...
  22. Thanks again, interesting stuff! I have...

    Thanks again, interesting stuff!

    I have cleaned well in an ultrasonic and gone through all the passages with carb cleaner compressed air etc, put new O-rings including the intakes (greased and...
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    I went for a nice ride up the Ortega highway on...

    I went for a nice ride up the Ortega highway on the Mr. Turbo today. A beautiful day at about 75 and sunny, and no better thing to be doing than goosing a turbo up the canyons. It gets blindingly...
  24. Wow, thank you very much Keith. I couldn't have...

    Wow, thank you very much Keith. I couldn't have asked for more.

    I have new carb and intake O-rings but hadn't thought to go with Allen screws, that's an easy update. I still have my Motion Pro...
  25. Thread: Campfire

    by oldGSfan
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    It's snowing on the beaches in Greece where I...

    It's snowing on the beaches in Greece where I lived in the 80's, wow. Get one of those flame throwers!
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