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    Yes I was wondering how long the grease would...

    Yes I was wondering how long the grease would last.I will leave well enough alone. Just a little stiff to turn the selector lever right now.
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    BTW does anyone use a smear of brake grease in...

    BTW does anyone use a smear of brake grease in the petcock to lube the selector & four hole gasket? Just wondering as the new setup is quite a bit stiffer to operate. Could be a good thing I guess...
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    My new petcock gaskets showed up so today I took...

    My new petcock gaskets showed up so today I took it apart again and put in a new "4 hole gasket". and a new round gasket that seals the selector switch. Only thing beyond that was took Grimly's...
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    That appears to be the problem with my petcock....

    That appears to be the problem with my petcock. Visually it looks like the rubber with 4 holes has been worn/torn at couple of hole edges. I ordered oem parts and will take your advice on cleaning up...
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    Tried to order an OEM petcock but they are on...

    Tried to order an OEM petcock but they are on back order so the dealer ordered me new gaskets and I am going to rebuild the one on my 79 gs850 with only 17,000 kms on it (just over 10,000 miles)....
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    I use Loctite Moly Paste 8012 part # 51048 and am...

    I use Loctite Moly Paste 8012 part # 51048 and am pleased with it. An 8 oz container (enough to last me a lifetime at the recommended application rate and I have 4 bikes)) is just over 28 Bux at your...
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    What's the guy in the red and black jacket doing!!

    What's the guy in the red and black jacket doing!!
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    Will check that as well. Thanx

    Will check that as well. Thanx
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    Thanks to all for the helpful replies. May take...

    Thanks to all for the helpful replies. May take it apart, clean and do the spring stretch thing. If that doesn't work then likely a new one will be bought.Nothing to lose right?
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    Rebuild 1979 gs 850 petcock

    I have done a search or two but am still wondering. I am restoring a 79 gs850 (hasn't been ridden since 2000).The petcock initially was stuck open on prime. I did manage to get it freed up but after...
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    +1 Ya you can just mic the forks to check...

    +1 Ya you can just mic the forks to check diameter then google/Ebay/Amazon shop headlight brackets. Lots to choose from and some look pretty decent for a good price.
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    A trick some folks use is to fully pull the lever...

    A trick some folks use is to fully pull the lever in wrap it or tie it to the bars, turn the bars all the way to the left so the MC is at its' highest point and leave it overnight. The trapped air...
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    I have owned two cargo trailers and towed them...

    I have owned two cargo trailers and towed them with a gl1500 Goldwing. Both trailers had an integral swivel hitch built into the tongue. So helped with lean angle and handling. There was a cooler for...
  14. So first a disclaimer: "I am in no way a brake...

    So first a disclaimer: "I am in no way a brake caliper specialist"! When I recently did the front calipers on my 79 GS850 it took me at at least an hour and a half trying to get the dust boots in...
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    +1 on the reply to Grimly! I hadn't thought about...

    +1 on the reply to Grimly! I hadn't thought about doing that either. I have a couple other bikes needing rubber strap retainers & will make them like you recommended.
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    Tom thanks but I do have that diagram and am...

    Tom thanks but I do have that diagram and am still finding it hard to figure out whether the axle dust covers go on the bolts or on the Caliper holder. They seem to be very flimsy and don't really...
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    I am still struggling with assembling my GS 850G...

    I am still struggling with assembling my GS 850G calipers. I don't quite get how the "dust covers" on the caliper axle bolts are put on. As I said the rubber seals on this bike were a gooey black...
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    Mystery Solved! Who would have guessed that the...

    Mystery Solved! Who would have guessed that the Post Office is so far behind due to Covid and holiday mail that even our small rural post office is sorting Sunday.Just picked up my brake kits that...
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    Rusty Tank, I am going to have to wait until it...

    Rusty Tank, I am going to have to wait until it gets to my place to check out the kit. But as in my OP the Ebay pic shows one as does the fiche, while my caliper does indeed have 2. Just thought that...
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    Ya I get that but really am wondering where the O...

    Ya I get that but really am wondering where the O ring is to be inserted
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    1979 GS850 Brake Calipers

    Done a search but can't find out the answer to this question:
    I have ordered these two front brake caliper kits that according to Canada Post should be here Monday AM....
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    Yep will go with a scan on the paint,Thanx

    Yep will go with a scan on the paint,Thanx
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    Ya I was kind of wondering. Even if the oem paint...

    Ya I was kind of wondering. Even if the oem paint was available the bike will have faded over the past 41 years. Will get a good piece off my bike scanned in a nearby city. May have to wait awhile...
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    1979 GS850 color

    I am trying to determine what color my bike is. It is basically a red with orange and gold pinstripes but have done a bunch of searches and can't locate a code for it. I have come up with Candy...
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    Thanks for the info will see if I can find some...

    Thanks for the info will see if I can find some in our area
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