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    It's not an inline four, but the Suzuki DL650...

    It's not an inline four, but the Suzuki DL650 V-Strom L-twin used shim under bucket. I believe the DL1000 V-Strom used the shim over bucket. This was on the first gen models 04-11 DL650 and 03-12...
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    Great link! I found 3 GS750G's. Japan home market...

    Great link! I found 3 GS750G's. Japan home market only bikes. About $6800 to $11800 US. One of them is a GL variety, which I didn't think they sold in Japan.
  3. Thread: Bad gas

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    It used to be common quite some years ago for...

    It used to be common quite some years ago for unscrupulous gas station owners to pump water into their underground tanks. They did so when they were out or nearly so. Evidently it would float some...
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    Thank goodness for your wife arriving in time....

    Thank goodness for your wife arriving in time. Best wishes for a smooth and full recovery. I'm also looking at 70 in Nov. and things can get real.
  5. Thread: Core a apple?

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    Supposedly, US functional illiteracy is 14%....

    Supposedly, US functional illiteracy is 14%. Defined as 2nd through 5th grade level reading and writing skills. From most of what I have experienced in the past 20 years that seems like a very low...
  6. Thread: August BOTM

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    Quite nice BOTM! That bike was purchased by the...

    Quite nice BOTM! That bike was purchased by the right caretaker in 1978.
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    A much different set up, but on my GS650g I was...

    A much different set up, but on my GS650g I was just able to mount the SH775 to the bottom of the battery box using the same mounting as Suzuki. With the compact drive system on that bike it would...
  8. Thread: H-D beware!

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    Last Fri. and Sat. the local BMW dealer had the...

    Last Fri. and Sat. the local BMW dealer had the factory truck full of the newest R18 models for two days of demo rides. I couldn't make it. Not in the market at all but would have been fun. One photo...
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    The 2 digit number refers to a load rating index....

    The 2 digit number refers to a load rating index. Higher number is higher weight capacity. The letter, like "H", is that tire's speed rating. There are many. H= 130 mph rating, a minimal rating for...
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    grcamma2, Yes it is. I purchased one from Dennis...

    grcamma2, Yes it is. I purchased one from Dennis Kirk online early this year. That was one of the lower prices I saw for it. I have found that not all tire sellers have the 120/90/17 BT46 rear...
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    That seems very accurate. I have known of a few...

    That seems very accurate. I have known of a few people on both sides of the fault blame who sued or were sued. If the at fault had little or had real junk insurance there is essentially nothing....
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    Those correct sizes for the GS650G seem to get...

    Those correct sizes for the GS650G seem to get harder to get all the time. Avon seems to have dropped the AM26 Roadrider sometime last year. They have one they now call the Roadrider MkII. No...
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    I was surprised to see that the GS650G/L oil pan...

    I was surprised to see that the GS650G/L oil pan gasket is NLA. ( at Suzuki). I double checked at Partzilla, which seems to stay right up to date on availability. I had bought a couple of them late...
  14. I made it there one time, in 2008. Rode my '72...

    I made it there one time, in 2008. Rode my '72 airhead from eastern Pa. Real big crowds then. Watched a lot of the (then) AHMRA track racing and walked all the dealer grids. I had a camping pass with...
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    Thanks for that info.
  16. Thanks for the info and inputs, gents! Grimley,...

    Thanks for the info and inputs, gents! Grimley, thanks for the photo. It does seem that my current petcock is working properly. I started it up today and didn't have an overflow leak. On looking at...
  17. Petcock questions for my '81 GS650GT and unrelated? fuel leak.

    This past evening I was determined to get a ride in for the first time in several days on my '81 GS650G. 95F heat. Since it was so hot, I first tried starting without choke. Sputtered a bit but...
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    I am quite partial to the US-made Deka battery,...

    I am quite partial to the US-made Deka battery, sold under a zillion stupid brand names. Look for the distinctive light gray case and the weird chunky lead terminals.

    For example, "Big Crank"...
  19. Not an engine builder here, but Grimly is right!...

    Not an engine builder here, but Grimly is right! It would still take plastiguage checking of clearances to check. Just glancing at the 650G manual, there were 2 different crankshaft ID code markings,...
  20. I have the same model and year as the OP. Yes,...

    I have the same model and year as the OP. Yes, it's a GS650G ( T), T indicating the 1981 model. Compact shaft drive, plain bearing crank with engine oil providing the primary lube, rather that...
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    Still using a wired mouse and keyboard on my...

    Still using a wired mouse and keyboard on my current 10 year old desktop. I had to replace the first keyboard after spilling a drink at some point. Not in love with the $10 Walmart keyboard that...
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    I'm all in favor of permitting lane splitting,...

    I'm all in favor of permitting lane splitting, but I would be real cautious about doing it in my area. There have been several recent road rage murders and a complete and total lack of any police...
  23. Thread: Airplane fuel

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    I'm not an aviation guy, but I believe there are...

    I'm not an aviation guy, but I believe there are a number of grades of leaded aviation piston engine fuel. The common one was always 100LL , "low lead", which actually has a good bit of lead at about...
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    For my GS650G, the original spec was your choice...

    For my GS650G, the original spec was your choice of NGK D8EA or Denso X24ESU ( Denso 4099) Got 4 of the available Denso's on Rock auto for less than $1.50 a piece.

    For the NGK B8ES sub, the Denso...
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    When I bought my '81 GS650G two years ago it had...

    When I bought my '81 GS650G two years ago it had some unknown aftermarket shocks on it. Those were 13.5 in., eye to eye. That seemed like a good height. I replaced them with Progressives, also in...
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