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    Use the zip-tie method (google this site for it)

    Use the zip-tie method (google this site for it)
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    I'm fairly sure I got a couple sets of Dyna...

    I'm fairly sure I got a couple sets of Dyna shocks, at 13" eye-to-eye. For use on the GS, I had to shim the shock eyes in the rubber, but that was trivial. Only slight embuggerance is the 850 bottom...
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    A leaky exhaust at the head can sound like...

    A leaky exhaust at the head can sound like mechanical mayhem.
    Preys on your mind as you ride along, thinking there's something going really wrong.
  4. My go-to OEM coil is the Honda MT-08, as fitted...

    My go-to OEM coil is the Honda MT-08, as fitted to legions of 'ondas over the decades. They have screw connection towers for easy replacement of HT leads, and are a reasonably good fit on most UJMs....
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    Hmmm.... not quite stock, eh? ...

    Hmmm.... not quite stock, eh?

    https://i.ibb.co/2FXxkyM/DSC-0002-KN.jpg
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    It's crossed my mind a couple of times that if...

    It's crossed my mind a couple of times that if the front end on the currently most-used GS850 gets to the stage of needing another major rebuild, I might swap in the entire front from an XJ900F, as...
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    Possibly a cunning ruse by Zuk to prevent cam cap...

    Possibly a cunning ruse by Zuk to prevent cam cap cover theft. Or it just looked better without two screws on it.
  8. I did the same thing. From memory of swapping bit...

    I did the same thing. From memory of swapping bit around, the advance unit of both bikes is the same, but the nose of the 79 unit (the points cam) will unbolt and the nose of the 80 unit gets put on...
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    Selfies were being taken long before camera...

    Selfies were being taken long before camera phones existed, both with and without tripods, etc.
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    From the same rumour mill that put about the...

    From the same rumour mill that put about the story of hydroxychloroquinine being effective. In the early days, it did seem to have some efficacy, but there was a lot of grasping at straws then. Later...
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    Older Vesrah were definitely better, pretty much...

    Older Vesrah were definitely better, pretty much the same as OEM, as in, fit and forget.
    I'm fairly sure Vesrah were one of the OEM suppliers back in the day.
    However, I've found that current...
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    I'm in no great position to come down hard on...

    I'm in no great position to come down hard on noisy pipes, as I've spent the last couple of weeks blasting around with a Delkevic pipe on full song, chasing down an under-fuelling, over-heating...
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    Real good to come across a trader like that....

    Real good to come across a trader like that.
    I've had similar dealings with a few, and always bought more stuff from them.
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    There's more people following along than you know.

    There's more people following along than you know.
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    I just tell the voices in my head to shut de feck...

    I just tell the voices in my head to shut de feck up.
  16. Thread: Bad gas

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    Methanol. It's water-binding and runs the water...

    Methanol.
    It's water-binding and runs the water through the fuel system with it, therebye getting rid of it.
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    I'd have one, but the battery cost is the killer....

    I'd have one, but the battery cost is the killer.
    There's no way I'd pay for a specialised installer to rip me off, either.
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    Yep, really taking shape now.

    Yep, really taking shape now.
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    Wow. "Nah, he's early; throw him...

    Wow.
    <Pearly Gates>
    "Nah, he's early; throw him back."
    Get some more riding time in, and keep well.
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    Best plan is to re-charge the battery, pull all...

    Best plan is to re-charge the battery, pull all the fuses and put them back in one at a time, observing an ammeter in the positive lead from the battery.
    There should be nothing parasitically...
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    Unfaired bikes and inadequate winter gear - been...

    Unfaired bikes and inadequate winter gear - been there, done that. Never again.
    Baatfam's pic rings the bells for me.
  22. Thread: Accident o

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    Oops, silly sod. Glad to hear the GS is ok....

    Oops, silly sod.
    Glad to hear the GS is ok.
    Look after that thema.
  23. The R there in an NGK denotes that it's a...

    The R there in an NGK denotes that it's a resistor plug, but NGK do a range of racing plugs. Istr an odd R in some plug types that did denote Racing use, but what make it was, I don't recall....
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    Well, he's making up for lost time by...

    Well, he's making up for lost time by concentrating on gathering moss from now on.
  25. What he said.^^^^^^^^^^ Even if somebody gave...

    What he said.^^^^^^^^^^
    Even if somebody gave you a old snotter of a bike for free, you'd be looking at the thick end of a thousand bucks / quid / spondoolicks to get it back on the road by the time...
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