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    Yeah, timing these things is just tricky that...

    Yeah, timing these things is just tricky that way. It's really easy to get the cam chain wadded up around the crank, or not have it pulled tight enough.

    One trick I've only seen in one aftermarket...
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    I'm glad you started a thread here, Rodney. I'm...

    I'm glad you started a thread here, Rodney. I'm not on Facebook much, and so I and many others were late to receive the news.

    You and Ariana have a community, a "family" here as well, even if some...
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    Yep, you can't touch the silver bit; it's pretty...

    Yep, you can't touch the silver bit; it's pretty delicate. And try not to get any liquids on it.

    I've used a small piece of cloth soaked in a bit of alcohol, then used chopsticks to swab the clear...
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    LOL, yep. The thing is, "pocket computers" or...

    LOL, yep. The thing is, "pocket computers" or something similar have been part of science fiction for a hundred years, probably more. Now that we actually have the things, I'm always surprised to run...
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    I once fixed a bad voltage drop and intermittent...

    I once fixed a bad voltage drop and intermittent connection with two cans of WD-40. Just kept going until gunk stopped coming out. When the first can ran out, I grabbed another. It was not a vintage...
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    American Moto Tire or Rocky Mountain ATV always...

    American Moto Tire or Rocky Mountain ATV always seem to have the best delivered prices.
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    Agreed -- there are plenty of beaters out there...

    Agreed -- there are plenty of beaters out there to chop up if that's your thing. That one is far FAR too nice for that fate.

    That said, I would absolutely make some functional upgrades, mainly...
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    Crikey, those are all perfectly respectable...

    Crikey, those are all perfectly respectable hobbies. Nothing "guilty" at all.


    Here's mine: reasonably current pop artists.

    There are some damn good new songwriters and performers out there...
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    I know several folks have done this job, but I...

    I know several folks have done this job, but I don't know that any have stopped to write the seal dimensions down. If you measure what you have, I'm sure you can get an appropriate seal from an...
  10. We need a "like" button... I agree that the OP is...

    We need a "like" button... I agree that the OP is splitting hairs that don't need to be split.

    Also, bear in mind that this is not a water-cooled engine; the only places that need to seal are the...
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    SBS (Scandinavian Braking Systems) is a good...

    SBS (Scandinavian Braking Systems) is a good premium brand.

    I've never heard of SPS. If it's some Chinese no-name and not a typo, do NOT install that junk on your bike and get your money back.
  12. Yep, a right angle drill or right angle adaptor,...

    Yep, a right angle drill or right angle adaptor, preferably with a left-hand drill bit, will make short work of these accursed screws. No need to be gentle or delicate.

    And yep, if you can get one...
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    Yes, it's pretty straightforward. Make sure...

    Yes, it's pretty straightforward.

    Make sure you put the seal in the correct way around; it will need to be installed "backwards" in order to seal properly. Somewhere on the seal will be a teensy...
  14. Yep, plenty of educated ears thereabouts; I bet...

    Yep, plenty of educated ears thereabouts; I bet you could arrange a small listening party.
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    Yep. And dealing with vast numbers of the dead is...

    Yep. And dealing with vast numbers of the dead is causing problems that almost NO ONE is even aware of. Funeral homes, crematories, graveyards, churches, etc. are struggling just as much as the...
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    Yes, but NOT inside the bores! Just to be...

    Yes, but NOT inside the bores!

    Just to be clear...
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    I'm 53. My Mom had childhood friends who ended up...

    I'm 53. My Mom had childhood friends who ended up in iron lungs due to polio and died before they became teenagers.

    So you can bet that I absolutely had my pink sugar cube when I was a kid, and...
  18. I just had to try... Google Translate sez it's...

    I just had to try...

    Google Translate sez it's "moto wa umeme".

    Makes sense... "moto" is easy. But it actually means "fire", not motorcycle or engine, disappointingly.

    "wa" because your...
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    The ones that look better will be better about...

    The ones that look better will be better about 99% of the time.
  20. I have to say, the 911 system in the US generally...

    I have to say, the 911 system in the US generally works quite well.

    Whenever I've had the misfortune of being the star of the show, or one of the first to arrive and call, the calls go through and...
  21. This is a good compilation that's kept up to...

    This is a good compilation that's kept up to date:
    https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/12/09/944379919/new-data-reveal-which-hospitals-are-dangerously-full-is-yours

    The map by county...
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    I love this sort of stuff! SpaceX is years beyond...

    I love this sort of stuff! SpaceX is years beyond what anyone else can do, even governments.

    I know all the attention tends to land on Elon Musk, but SpaceX President/COO Gwynne Shotwell is...
  23. I got nuthin'. I've never figured out how or why...

    I got nuthin'. I've never figured out how or why the acronym for a specific and somewhat rare type of ignition became so widely generalized.

    It's some sort of distant linguistic cousin of "ATM...
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    The guy who agreed to pilot this creation...

    The guy who agreed to pilot this creation (Richard Kosi) has some extremely large tungsten carbide stones.

    I'd love to find a more technical discussion of the aerodynamics, challenges, etc. but...
  25. Agreed -- I'm not all that worried about #1,...

    Agreed -- I'm not all that worried about #1, increased exposure to COVID-19.

    Although all the best roads are in rural areas struggling the most with COVID-19 and doing the least about it, you can...
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