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    ...Isn't the main fuse supposed to be 15A?

    ...Isn't the main fuse supposed to be 15A?
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    Huh, I've generally experienced my 550's as quite...

    Huh, I've generally experienced my 550's as quite stable; and I've pushed them up to 180km/h (111mph). And it must be said, I've discovered serious repairs on one of them (welds on triple tree; welds...
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    So when you wrote in Post #1 that you've cleaned...

    So when you wrote in Post #1 that you've cleaned the carbs; you didn't mean you had them apart? That would be Newbie Mistake 1B.

    Could've saved a whole lotta time.
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    The ohmmeter doesn't tell the whole picture. One...

    The ohmmeter doesn't tell the whole picture. One failure mode of a damaged coil is that the HV side will spark internally when hot (as everything expands, insulation is no longer sufficient). A...
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    Those are VM carbs? Then it could be that the...

    Those are VM carbs? Then it could be that the "butterfly" part connecting the throttle cables to the combined throttle shaft came loose (It's what happened to me).

    If it doesn't start at all...
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    But a filter wouldn't have helped either...(hose...

    But a filter wouldn't have helped either...(hose after filter).

    Other than that, what Grimly says applies. Though I have to add that I've had no major trouble with the mesh filters on my petcocks...
  7. Yes, the word-wide supply chains currently do...

    Yes, the word-wide supply chains currently do have quite broad ranges for delivery; covid, evergreen, etc. pp.

    Generic three-phase R/R's are produced&used in the millions. Instead of exclusively...
  8. Your regulator is fried; and you absolutely...

    Your regulator is fried; and you absolutely cannot run the bike without one; you're compounding the damage!

    Fuses blow to _protect_ the rest of the system; this can be caused by either voltage or...
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    ...that right there is your culprit, you'll have...

    ...that right there is your culprit, you'll have to "debug" your fuel system from the carbs right up into the tank. I had similar problems; in my case the carbs wouldn't stop overflowing.
    My...
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    "than I should have" ? - So you went down?

    "than I should have" ? - So you went down?
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    Blown SH775? Colour me skeptical; at least from...

    Blown SH775? Colour me skeptical; at least from what you've written...but I guess you did check voltages etc.
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    Nice work! Btw, where did you get your clutch...

    Nice work! Btw, where did you get your clutch lever/perch? I'm currently looking to replace the OEM ones on a few on a bikes, to get more adjustment range.
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    Yeah, that's it. Was about to help, but now my...

    Yeah, that's it. Was about to help, but now my ignore list just got another entry.
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    The spell check is implemented in the browser,...

    The spell check is implemented in the browser, not the website. Just add the appropriate dictionary.
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    The GS engines are quite sturdy, and the bikes...

    The GS engines are quite sturdy, and the bikes themselves to my knowledge have only two known weak points: One, the charging system, and two, there are some shaft-driven runs that have a weak final...
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    Man, I aspire to get my engine as clean&nice as...

    Man, I aspire to get my engine as clean&nice as your example, chuck. Outstanding.

    Now I just gotta find that paint.
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    Likely because he didn't take into account that...

    Likely because he didn't take into account that maybe the PM system is broken*) and his email got eaten by a spam filter.

    *) my most recent PM's went unanswered and email notifications by the...
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    That's nice and all, but pictures please. :) ...

    That's nice and all, but pictures please. :)

    (...perhaps you linked them from facebook? These get blocked with the recent privacy protection measures of Firefox)
  19. Yeah, I mean when I had to replace mine, freshly...

    Yeah, I mean when I had to replace mine, freshly made OEM, or OEM-style aftermarket were available. That was like 3-4 years ago, I would assume this is still the case.
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    Not sure then why you're going back and forth....

    Not sure then why you're going back and forth. Economy? Storage?
  21. Ah, thanks for the clarification (Luckily, no...

    Ah, thanks for the clarification (Luckily, no ethanol fuel around here unless you specifically seek it out).
  22. Eh, so do I understand this correctly; these worn...

    Eh, so do I understand this correctly; these worn seats cause the choke circuit to leak fuel?

    How to test? Cause mine sure as hell don't look like the provided picture. But I have observed a few...
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    Not sure what kinda baked-on we're talking about...

    Not sure what kinda baked-on we're talking about since it resisted a steel brush; but I had good results with pressure washing. Not sure if the cheapo bottom-of-the-barrel homegamer units suffice,...
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    Eh? It's well known that printer manufacturers...

    Eh? It's well known that printer manufacturers don't earn money on the bottom-of-the-barrel machines; they're loss-leaders. While there's no "Big Ink"; ink is still mighty pricey, because as said,...
  25. Thread: No compression?

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    Just add some washers. It's what a PO did on one...

    Just add some washers. It's what a PO did on one of mine.
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