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    Good work. You can do it with a hoist on it side...

    Good work. You can do it with a hoist on it side without removing too much stuff but I know that tail section can be a pain. Harbor Freight furniture dolly underneath, chain hoist also from HF so...
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    They make inserts, but probably need a longer...

    They make inserts, but probably need a longer length of straight. I heard a BSA with them and it really worked well. I would like to put one in my 3" straight turbo exhaust. I just don't like a...
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    I had a friend who was addicted to drinking brake...

    I had a friend who was addicted to drinking brake fluid. He said he could stop any time.
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    I used a Cometic on my stock bore GS1000 and it's...

    I used a Cometic on my stock bore GS1000 and it's doing just fine.
  5. Thread: Valve cover

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    Dang that's why I say mamma mia every time I...

    Dang that's why I say mamma mia every time I strip one!
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    Pretty cool, and I'd love to have gotten it! But...

    Pretty cool, and I'd love to have gotten it! But the snark comes out in me...

    Something rare is sometimes also not well done.

    First prize: $100 RE5. Second prize: $50 RE5.

    I'm kidding,...
  7. Thread: 1982 gs750g

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    G I never heard of one of those, what the L is it...

    G I never heard of one of those, what the L is it again? ;)
  8. That may be a quick way to check and costs...

    That may be a quick way to check and costs nothing, but maybe there's a way to ensure you don't slosh fuel on the paint while you ride, I don't know.

    I took apart a cap to swap the lock cylinder...
  9. I'd still not completely discount Ed's...

    I'd still not completely discount Ed's suggestion. In certain situations where vacuum is low and fuel consumption is high I've had fuel delivery probs. Long uphill in 5th gear at low RPM like 3500...
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    Wow, truly amazing. I remember watching this...

    Wow, truly amazing.

    I remember watching this clip long ago, it's too bad the video quality is so bad but it's amazing. I would have built a full size one if I had that skill though :p

    ...
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    Tearing apart Norton 750, engine and transmission...

    Tearing apart Norton 750, engine and transmission stripped, not terribly difficult, but every other part is a press fit bushing or bearing, so I'm using my $5 toaster oven a lot. My pizzas are...
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    Damn, the story's worth $100 already!

    Damn, the story's worth $100 already!
  13. Thread: Ff40 Rajay

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    I'm 60, no trackdays. I may drop the engine into...

    I'm 60, no trackdays. I may drop the engine into a Rascal scooter and see if I can shake down some tightwads over at Leisure World for pinks.
  14. Thread: Ff40 Rajay

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    It's an old build, mainly raced at Bonneville and...

    It's an old build, mainly raced at Bonneville and El Mirage, a bit on the streets but always was street registered and ran in that class, not race class. '82 GS1100E taken to Don Vesco's shop new in...
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    Frankenstein's neck, cool. I recently repaired...

    Frankenstein's neck, cool. I recently repaired ABS fork cover on my GS1000 with shreds from drilling through a hunk of leftover pipe and mixing with acetone. Worked great and cost next to nothing....
  16. Thread: Ff40 Rajay

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    Any pics? I have the Rajay Mr Turbo setup on my...

    Any pics? I have the Rajay Mr Turbo setup on my 1100, works well.
  17. Thread: Bad gas

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    After yanking carbs for the umpteenth time I need...

    After yanking carbs for the umpteenth time I need that stuff!

    Finally with this cheap fix I have 3 of my 5 bikes running well, with only a couple of tasks to do - fix the gear shift indicator on...
  18. Thread: Bad gas

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    It's gas line antifreeze and water remover. I...

    It's gas line antifreeze and water remover. I use to remove water after de-rusting a tank as well. It's not stabilizer. How water got in the Shell station's tank I don't know, seems odd as it's...
  19. Thread: Bad gas

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    Bad gas

    I had a case of bad gas. No get up and go, lots of backfiring. It was nasty. But seriously folks, my '79 GS1000 mysteriously wouldn't take any throttle and would only run on choke, and my '73 CB750...
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    I'd hoped for an XR styled bike, the new...

    I'd hoped for an XR styled bike, the new Sportster is in that direction with the bodywork, but it just looks so chunky. The front tire is really beefy and the black wheel exaggerates the effect. All...
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    Short but fun ride today, all systems go, and go...

    Short but fun ride today, all systems go, and go she does!

    https://i.imgur.com/LXrM4id.jpg
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    Not working on it, as it's long gone, but a...

    Not working on it, as it's long gone, but a friend of mine got a '68 Shelby GT500 triple black convertible that had a 427 dropped in new at the local Ford dealer (Theodore Robbins Ford of Costa Mesa)...
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    My 16 y/o son was quick with the trenchant...

    My 16 y/o son was quick with the trenchant comment: They are playing a bunch of good Stones today on the radio, i.e. not 'Start Me Up'. I fear someone must have died. Sure enough. Sad, RIP. He was...
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    I read that the 230 is more heavy duty touring...

    I read that the 230 is more heavy duty touring oriented somewhere. I looked at user reviews such as below and 712 seemed the way to go. I am very pleased for the ones I now have on my GS1000E. It...
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    Poll: True, being myopic. Reminded me of the old line,...

    True, being myopic. Reminded me of the old line, Q: Why do you rob banks? A: Because that's where the $ is!

    When I visited my dad up in WA, the last town before Canada on the I5, it seemed every...
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