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    Got my second shot of the AZ vaccine on Saturday....

    Got my second shot of the AZ vaccine on Saturday.
    Thinking on it, that's a ten week gap between shots. I was seriously considering taking up the GP or pharmacy on their offer before the text...
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    Just got shot two of the AZ. The shot-giver...

    Just got shot two of the AZ.
    The shot-giver briefed me that I might feel worse this time than the first.
    Nothing yet.
    No plans for tomorrow anyway, so have at it.
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    Fwiw, I swapped wheels to and fro between 79 and...

    Fwiw, I swapped wheels to and fro between 79 and 80 850s with no problem, even when one still had the crappy 79 calipers on it.
    The discs are the same size and offset. The same 275mm discs were use...
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    Roller bearing crank engines don't need pressure,...

    Roller bearing crank engines don't need pressure, just flow.
    However, the cam journals do need a bit of pressure, but how little can be seen from the spec sheet. They're not under the same loadings...
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    Kerrfunk's for me.

    Kerrfunk's for me.
  6. Thread: Trip through BC

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    Excellent write-up, Trevor.

    Excellent write-up, Trevor.
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    Keep it at that, and no other acks.

    Keep it at that, and no other acks.
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    Click through for larger image. ...

    Click through for larger image.

    https://i.ibb.co/rsmC6Fr/K20D1721.jpg
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    Surfer's Cove, Bunmahon, Copper Coast, Waterford....

    Surfer's Cove, Bunmahon, Copper Coast, Waterford.
    Pano from five or six shots.
    Click through (open image in new page) for large image.
    ...
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    Finally got the new front Roadrider II onto the...

    Finally got the new front Roadrider II onto the better wheel with the nearly-new discs. For some odd reason, the PO had chucked out the speedo dog cover, but luckily I'd stocked up with a couple of...
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    I've got my last few from tyreleader.ie - and if...

    I've got my last few from tyreleader.ie - and if you're shoeing a horse, you can pay in four lots.
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    To the best of my knowledge the 1000 isn't vented...

    To the best of my knowledge the 1000 isn't vented any differently to the 850, ie, through the top cap on the valve cover.
    However, some people have installed a breather pipe on a converted oil...
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    Started stripped down one front wheel yesterday,...

    Started stripped down one front wheel yesterday, back knackered with the bead breaker, so put off finishing it till today.
    Continue to strip it, tyre off, clean up the rim, new valve stem, all...
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    Wouldn't want to be downwind of that, yet the...

    Wouldn't want to be downwind of that, yet the fire chief says they'll let it burn out as the lesser of two evils. I suppose continuously drenching it with water will lead to serious contamination...
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    Can't get Chemtool carb cleaner here, more's the...

    Can't get Chemtool carb cleaner here, more's the pity.
    I see they have many other production plants, so the carb cleaner may be unaffected by shortage.
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    Well done :) I've never drag-raced, it must be a...

    Well done :)
    I've never drag-raced, it must be a buzz.
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    I simply can't get to grips with the notion of...

    I simply can't get to grips with the notion of washing a car.
    It rains plenty, here.
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    Somebody's used a bedamned ScotchLok on those...

    Somebody's used a bedamned ScotchLok on those wires.
    If you can be bothered, you can cut out the bad section of each, replace them with fresh wire soldered in to keep the original length and make...
  19. Sticky: Mr Speedy?

    Mr Speedy?
  20. Thread: Hot fuse box

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    I'd be looking for a partial short somewhere on...

    I'd be looking for a partial short somewhere on the headlamp loom, either in the shell, or at the bar controls, or the loom wrapped around the headstock.
    The last part is a favourite failure mode on...
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    "If your model is not listed, please contact...

    "If your model is not listed, please contact us to determine if we are able to reproduce your VIN."

    http://www.bdesigns.ca/vin_models_available.pdf
    The 78 GS750 is on that.
  22. Thread: Faulty coil ?

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    GS coils are very long-lived, but when any coil...

    GS coils are very long-lived, but when any coil fails it's fairly common for them to fail when hot.
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    Definitely. My 79 was fitted with the Piranha...

    Definitely. My 79 was fitted with the Piranha system and kick-started excellently.
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    Still available......

    Still available...
    http://autocar-electrical.co.uk/products/newtronic-ignitions/suzuki-mc

    I picked up a spare ignitor box several years ago just in case, and never needed it.
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    When getting new speedo / tach cables I remove...

    When getting new speedo / tach cables I remove the inner and dribble some gear oil down the hole, followed by either dunking the inner in a bath of gear oil or just holding some in the palm of my...
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