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    Yep, you've got it right. Where the ^%$#@! is...

    Yep, you've got it right.

    Where the ^%$#@! is TDC?
    https://www.bwringer.com/gs/tdc.html

    As stated, sometimes the position of the camshafts matters so you'd need to go around again.
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    A few other possibilities that come to mind... ...

    A few other possibilities that come to mind...

    1) The o-ring around the gear position switch.
    Here's a shot of the underbelly of a junked GS850 engine. The gear position switch is that round...
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    The conversion is possible, and if you do the...

    The conversion is possible, and if you do the conversion you should make sure you do it correctly, but I never recommend either way.

    I've never heard of a problem running a correctly converted GS...
  4. Thread: oil dipstick

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    Why not go whole hog with an optical sensor...

    Why not go whole hog with an optical sensor arrangement that reports oil level on a dedicated display on your handlebars?

    Me, I'll just go with the centerstand (or track stand), crouch, and squint...
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    Yep, we are at or very near the end of the...

    Yep, we are at or very near the end of the carburetor.

    There was an immense wave of bellowing and harrumphing from KLR650 aficionados when word hit the streets that the new '21 model would be fuel...
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    I may have posted this earlier, but I will not be...

    I may have posted this earlier, but I will not be surprised if I have to fuel my GS in 20 or 30 years using a drum of gasoline from Menard's or whatever. Maybe it'll take a little longer than that.
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    Good to know. I've only opened one GS gas cap...

    Good to know. I've only opened one GS gas cap lock, and there were only three wafers in it. Someone must have modified it. It's not all that uncommon to file, remix, or remove wafers in order to get...
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    Maybe try to rake or pick it? ...

    Maybe try to rake or pick it?

    https://www.youtube.com/c/lockpickinglawyer


    Don't quote me on this, but IIRC there are five wafers in a GS ignition, but they only used three wafers in the seat...
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    LOL, nope. We didn't see any climbers that day. I...

    LOL, nope. We didn't see any climbers that day. I was at Devil's Tower about 30 years ago and remember seeing a few climbers on their way up, but none that day. We hiked maybe half a mile around the...
  10. Thread: oil dipstick

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    Yep, there's far too much stuff in the way for a...

    Yep, there's far too much stuff in the way for a dipstick in the cap, even if it's flexible.

    The easiest and cheapest way forward is to yoink the clutch cover, clean the window with a q-tip, and...
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    Got slightly out of town for a wee bit of...

    Got slightly out of town for a wee bit of dual-sport riding with Tim and Wazz last week in the Black Hills of South Dakota and Wyoming...

    https://www.bwringer.com/klr/klr-dt01.jpg
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  12. McMaster-Carr is another good source: ...

    McMaster-Carr is another good source:

    https://www.mcmaster.com/tubing/system-of-measurement~metric/id~7mm/for-use-with~gasoline/connection-style~barbed
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    It's a great result, but I wonder about the odds...

    It's a great result, but I wonder about the odds of anything changing for the better for the consumer.

    Implementation and meaningful enforcement will make a big difference. You can bet the...
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    Woohoo! Got one! 180067597163917697 ...

    Woohoo! Got one!


    180067597163917697



    Expires on September 19, 2021, 12:00 Midnight CT
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    Nice! Man, I need to figure out that whole...

    Nice!

    Man, I need to figure out that whole "taking a picture once in a while" thing. I get hyper-focused on the here and now and what's next, and never remember to snap a pic.
  16. Yep, thanks for the info Grimly. That wouldn't be...

    Yep, thanks for the info Grimly. That wouldn't be the first time Suzuki left a crucial part out of the fiches for a few years. The cam chain tensioner seal is another example.

    UK, let us know how...
  17. Sticky: She did ask me for a ride; must have been...

    She did ask me for a ride; must have been attracted to the shiny red bike. I already had my ear plugs in and was departing for dinner, so I mumbled something about needing a helmet and vanished.
    ...
  18. The only decent solution I've found is, as noted,...

    The only decent solution I've found is, as noted, scare up a low-mileage set of calipers on fleaBay. Lots of Suzukis used the same caliper bodies. Mine were getting pretty rattly at around 120,000...
  19. I could envision making a bracket to perform the...

    I could envision making a bracket to perform the same function that's located by two of the clutch cover bolts and perhaps a starter cover bolt.

    Or, as mentioned above, take the carbs and tank off...
  20. Yeah, those grainy darksome photos in the manuals...

    Yeah, those grainy darksome photos in the manuals just cheese me right off. Especially when they're showing you something ridiculously obvious like that locating pin in your example, and they have a...
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    Yep, these are all over Indy and many large...

    Yep, these are all over Indy and many large cities.

    As a person who regularly rides motorcycles at high speeds and high lean angles, those 12mph standup scooters are TERRIFYING.

    There are...
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    Agreed. In a nutshell, "top-down" worked for...

    Agreed. In a nutshell, "top-down" worked for cars; Tesla's genius in making electric cars viable was in starting with expensive, fast, luxury cars with features not available anywhere else, where...
  23. A few months ago, I went down to the Earl's...

    A few months ago, I went down to the Earl's Performance Plumbing shoppe here in Indy (tons of motorsports vendors around here) seeking brake line parts.

    Turns out having them make a set of proper...
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    If I were you, I'd post in the "Bike Wanted"...

    If I were you, I'd post in the "Bike Wanted" subforum. You might flush one out from a GSR member near you.

    https://www.thegsresources.com/_forum/forumdisplay.php?110-Wanted-Road-ready-bikes
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    Just a bump.... got any codes?

    Just a bump.... got any codes?
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