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  1. Thread: February BOTM

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    It's a lovely picture. Scotland? Makes me think...

    It's a lovely picture. Scotland? Makes me think of great journeys I've been able to make there.
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    That's a great tip. Thanks for being able to...

    That's a great tip. Thanks for being able to understand my question too. I'm constantly tripped up with autocorrect when I type and don't always see where something stupid has come out. Like "pretty...
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    A fun and potentially must-have classic accessory...

    A fun and potentially must-have classic accessory :-)
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    Is the bleeper like a little horn? I'm intrigued.

    Is the bleeper like a little horn? I'm intrigued.
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    Hopefully, the tank breather will be the cure....

    Hopefully, the tank breather will be the cure. However, I had this exact same problem with a Hinckley Triumph 900. It would start and run perfectly from cold, then after about 30 mins would die...
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    Thanks for the inspiration. I'm enjoying what you...

    Thanks for the inspiration. I'm enjoying what you are doing with a real beater, breathing life back into a great bike. About your wheel issue: is definitely switch to tubeless rims if your current...
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    That's a good job. What did you use to pretty is...

    That's a good job. What did you use to pretty is the bezel? I've tried this a couple of times before to address speedo and tacho problems (dirty faces, needle) and have made a mess of the bezels. I...
  8. Thread: Hello from TX

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    I can't think any of mine have painted lower...

    I can't think any of mine have painted lower cases but that's a good improvement. So you did a total strip of the engine. I'm not sure I'm brave enough to do that - space to put the internals is very...
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    Just saw this posted in the 4 cylinder engine...

    Just saw this posted in the 4 cylinder engine forum, shows swing arm spindle bolts through for test bracket, as suggested above: https://imgur.com/a/CGy8eOT
  10. Thread: Hello from TX

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    The engine looks factory fresh. How did you clean...

    The engine looks factory fresh. How did you clean and paint the cases? Looks flawless.
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    I'm not sure but you might have muddled up your...

    I'm not sure but you might have muddled up your test wheel spindle with the swing arm spindle. They might both be the same diameter but different lengths, so not obvious at first. If expect the test...
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    What's wrong with the 850 you just bought? It...

    What's wrong with the 850 you just bought? It looks great artist from no seat or headlight. What was the sellers story? My guess is carbs gunned up from standing.
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    Congrats on your rebuild. I'm doing valves at the...

    Congrats on your rebuild. I'm doing valves at the moment on my GS650 but the stick-and-paste budget route. Hope my compression gets somewhere near where you have it!

    BTW my GS425 made a horrible...
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    Great work throughout. It's funny what please and...

    Great work throughout. It's funny what please and seeing that you reinstalled the air box is one of them. Your paint work is impressive, especially with the tank problems you had. I can only dream of...
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    I think the header pipes are made of doubled...

    I think the header pipes are made of doubled skinned thick pipe so are unlikely to cause you problems. The rest as you say will just be a sorry rusting mess, despite your inventive welding fix. When...
  16. That's a great find. I guess taking an original...

    That's a great find. I guess taking an original piece to a powder coater for colour match with the samples they have, that would be an option. Mulling it over. Cheers
  17. Here is a good quality picture from a bike book...

    Here is a good quality picture from a bike book published in the early 80s.
    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50015664887_a274ace3fd_n.jpgIMG_20200617_090418 by LeT544, on Flickr

    I'm wondering...
  18. Thanks Hampshirehog and BigD. Glad you get what...

    Thanks Hampshirehog and BigD. Glad you get what I'm taking about. But the shade on the engine side covers is def different from the cases. It's only a matter of appearance but that is what this...
  19. The GS650G Katana is a shafty and yes is a proper...

    The GS650G Katana is a shafty and yes is a proper Kat. It was actually the first, known as ED1 by the factory, for First Euro design, as in commissioned Target Design in Germany. GSX1100S was ED2....
  20. So I've made some more progress on the rattle....

    So I've made some more progress on the rattle. Camchain tensioner off, no prob with carbs out of the way. The cam bearing caps came off OK, a little too easily as I was about to discover. But the...
  21. That's a nice picture! Yes, I'm sure the colour...

    That's a nice picture! Yes, I'm sure the colour is different. Parts on eBay show the colour but I'm not sure it helps if you don't already know because of photography issues.

    Here is one in the...
  22. GS650G Katana - colour of engine covers (clutch, pickups, alternator)

    I wonder if anyone knows of a paint match for the engine covers (clutch, pickups, alternator) on a GS650GX or GZ Katana (81 or 82)? The cases themselves are the regular silver and I've seen the...
  23. Thanks Steve. Very useful video. I had that with...

    Thanks Steve. Very useful video. I had that with my GS425 - really loud at tickover but disappeared when the revs got above about 3k and never an issue whilst riding. I was sure it was a serious...
  24. Getting to the bottom of the engine rattle

    I've been beavering away at the engine.
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/86667855@N08/49983828967/in/album-72157714632880811/

    I'd read a buyer's guide review of the GS650Gs some time ago and it says...
  25. Thread: GS750 tidy up !

    by LeT
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    I get on well with my local tester and he has...

    I get on well with my local tester and he has found problems through MOT for me several times over the years. Including once when is forgotten to tighten up my rear caliper! So I'll always go for an...
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