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  1. Gauntlets it is then. Damned expensive gloves...

    Gauntlets it is then.
    Damned expensive gloves now ........
  2. Gloves ..... Cold wind blowing up old leather jacket sleeve

    I have always used the short leather gloves.
    But I am now bored of the wind blowing up the
    sleeves of ny old leather jacket.

    This became an issue , although I endured
    it on a EU tour.
    ...
  3. Yep agree on the shims and half sizes . I have a...

    Yep agree on the shims and half sizes .
    I have a stock but there is always one ......

    Good news on the motorbike possibilities.
    It would have to be a GS 550 / 750
    and I'd buy on east coast. As...
  4. I noticed when looking for shims (I no longer...

    I noticed when looking for shims (I no longer need )
    wemoto was a good place and price for them in uk.

    I tell you I'm itching to go on one mad crazy long
    ride this summer. Europe again for sure...
  5. The relief you have given me ...... I had for my...

    The relief you have given me ......
    I had for my sanity have someone else say that.
  6. Valve clearances and dare one leave iut of tolerance

    (Discussion) 1980 gs550e (standard everything )
    (I put discussion at top as if someone
    says go read this url and do some work
    oneself I'd go nuts)

    Anyone who knows of me would know i
    bought...
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    Cowboy you havnt helped me at all ! Not in any...

    Cowboy you havnt helped me at all ! Not in any way.
    All you can do is bat off questions in an ignorant rude way.
    I told you not to post but you cant help yourself.

    You're no biker buddy ! You...
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    @ Cowboy. Dont ever comment on my posts again...

    @ Cowboy.

    Dont ever comment on my posts again you disgusting troll. Do you know what a forum is for you prat ?
    Debate !
    Dont ever bother me again you are worthless to me.

    To all real bikers...
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    Just de oiled my hands and searched for prices on...

    Just de oiled my hands and searched for prices on here in uk.
    About the same price as yours for a standard one - an Electrex - 66
    So not so bad. Do i need one for 150 - not really as that last...
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    ANALYSIS: With known to work old (very old...

    ANALYSIS:

    With known to work old (very old
    poss original) stator with increased
    revs it increases voltage correctly.
    and
    new regulator.... came from uk company
    but know nothing of it bar...
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    Right I'll update with a full analysis bit I...

    Right I'll update with a full analysis bit
    I attach pic of my original thought good on
    left and suspect 0ne on right that looks cooked !
    blackened , hot smell ... (as I'm changing oil
    and...
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    About to swap over stators. Will post pics...

    About to swap over stators.

    Will post pics and analysis but as
    my original never had this issue and this engine
    looks like it always has had this issue
    and my analysis kindly reported on by...
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    Ok, so the analysis you think means its...

    Ok,

    so the analysis you think means its cooked!
    and a visual test along with the more detailed
    test I have done would conform its bust ?

    This being possible to see if I take it off .
    and...
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    I reckon meter is ok. Tests ok on other bikes....

    I reckon meter is ok. Tests ok on other bikes.
    Assume it is.

    Remember I am useless at electrics but
    do you reckon next thing is to swap for my
    old stater ? which always worked ?

    or are...
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    Battery not charging: - revving bike - lights...

    Battery not charging:

    - revving bike - lights do not increase in brightness.

    - with bike running at increasing revs voltage remains the same at 12.* v on a charged battery.

    - Test...
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    Ok will do this am tomorrow . I have in my...

    Ok will do this am tomorrow .

    I have in my notes 3 tests like what you suggest.
    I admit to being hopeless on electrics for various reasons
    and never get the damned mm setting right.

    test1:...
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    Thanks for quick test but you will note I have...

    Thanks for quick test but you will note I have done
    that already and am way beyond that in analysis.

    The voltage does not increase with revs!
    tried another regulator- no change

    q) could a...
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    Battery not charging (GS550E 1980)

    I swapped out an engine for a new reconditioned one
    and am almost at the end of running it in.
    On 300 miles so far.

    Battery bench charged and at 12.8-13v
    when tested. Bike starts easily.
    Test:...
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    Just checking back on the project. Excellent......

    Just checking back on the project.
    Excellent... we have a method.
    I'll set to work tomorrow.

    I see on mr grimly's you use the inner tube
    and cut so it's a full circle of rubber
    thus not...
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    attempt 1: 62385 This needs a redesign with...

    attempt 1:
    62385

    This needs a redesign with larger
    ends as rubber might snap.

    - still need a method of introducing
    the wire for perfection
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    Some ideas.... I will start the project later as...

    Some ideas....
    I will start the project later as
    I have wire and rubber. I also have
    nothing to do for the foreseeable future....

    My battery is on the LHS and held in by a
    long rubber...
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    Reasons: why not make something so useful out...

    Reasons:

    why not make something so useful out of everyday
    objects ?

    cost - can get them from china for 4
    but I have fencing wire , better qual rubber
    and just need the final thing to make...
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    Yes that would do it but ... I am trying to...

    Yes that would do it but ... I am trying
    to make with zero cost and most have many old
    inner tubes.

    Is the a way to attach a cut section
    of inner tube that has the benefit of
    looking exactly...
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    Battery box rubbers ....

    I refuse to buy any more battery
    box retaining rubbers. as per pic.

    Project : How to make them from an
    old inner tube ?

    As per pic how can we / I make these
    stretchy rubber toolbox /...
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    Still not got the front wheel off.... The...

    Still not got the front wheel off....

    The decision is made .... as I cant find
    the correct bit exactly to flatten
    the valve area for a tubeless tyre valve
    its gonna be tubed tyres and I'll...
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