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    Aren't most, if not all metal polishes a fine...

    Aren't most, if not all metal polishes a fine abrasive? I am not knocking but it would be interesting to try this out with garden variety polish. I will try at some point.
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    We took evasive maneuvers in a Boeing 707 (RC-135...

    We took evasive maneuvers in a Boeing 707 (RC-135 recon) back in '85, we were being chased by MIG-23's out of Sidra back in Qaddafi's line of death days (we were well inside). It was right after TWA...
  3. I hyperlinked the word 'here' but it's hard to...

    I hyperlinked the word 'here' but it's hard to pick up due to the light color. Directly its:
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  4. Thank you. It was a race bike from day 1,...

    Thank you. It was a race bike from day 1, Bonneville and El Mirage. I have a bunch of old paraphernalia on it. There's a thread here with some more pics
  5. Yeah I get it but I used the Mar Hyde stuff on a...

    Yeah I get it but I used the Mar Hyde stuff on a car ('71 Fiat 124 Sport Coupe) years ago due to discolorations that just wouldn't come out of the cheap thin vinyl, especially the headliner, and won...
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    Not wrenching on it yet but my wife came home...

    Not wrenching on it yet but my wife came home from visiting a friend and said "she's got an old motorcycle from her uncle that's been sitting a long time in the garage and wants to get rid of it". I...
  7. Sure here you go. Wheels are EPMs. ...

    Sure here you go. Wheels are EPMs.

    https://i.imgur.com/MrnADyx.jpg?1
  8. Haha, yes, PO clench marks, yeah that's it...:p

    Haha, yes, PO clench marks, yeah that's it...:p
  9. Figured I'd try Goof Off, used a brush and wiped...

    Figured I'd try Goof Off, used a brush and wiped off quickly, took the paint off well. It's a bit more faded than the strap which is off my other seat as the metal fastening tabs and stitching are...
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    Since I'll be turning 60 this one has my ear......

    Since I'll be turning 60 this one has my ear... always loved Nick Lowe. Lots of humor in his music like Ray Davies another fave. Yep, I'm getting old!


    https://youtu.be/HLYmCwhWm3U
  11. Seat dye with the right sheen for GS1100E?

    I've got a unicorn GS1100E seat, not split. I don't think I've ever seen one in the wild. Unfortunately it has silver paint spots on it and I don't see any way these will come out.

    I'm thinking...
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    In Australia LPG is common and cheaper...

    In Australia LPG is common and cheaper alternative to petrol. Once in about 2007 a 'Ute' blew up in a suburban street south of Sydney near my place. Amazingly nobody killed but it was a dramatic...
  13. Yeah I think I agree, I hate to part a bike out...

    Yeah I think I agree, I hate to part a bike out that's all there. I'm not in a rush and can give it a nice clean and polish so it can once again see the streets....
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    I got a GS1000E front fork cover that is mangled...

    I got a GS1000E front fork cover that is mangled on one end off eBay for $5 and had a try at repairing it. Even the halfway decent ones that were much more $ didn't look so great. Making progress...
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    Looks 'bog' standard ;)

    Looks 'bog' standard ;)
  16. Got another '82 GS1100E, garage filling up.

    I couldn't resist this, complete and original with 35K miles, fired up and sounded OK on starting fluid, so we'll see. It has a huge back fee with the DMV so I negotiated and got it for less than it...
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    Rear is 18x3.5 vs 17x2.5 stock, and I run a...

    Rear is 18x3.5 vs 17x2.5 stock, and I run a 140/70. Front is 18x2.5 vs 19x2.15 stock and I run a 100/90. Both Avon Roadriders. The 1100E rides well but I like the overall feel of the '79 GS1000...
  18. Thanks mine is in and no leaks, I tried...

    Thanks mine is in and no leaks, I tried re-installing the removed one as a dry run, and it was chewing it up, and the chamfer trick was just the ticket. I used a Dremel very lightly and then a 600...
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    Yeah but the labor for that would be far past the...

    Yeah but the labor for that would be far past the $75 for a replacement which is on the way, no? You can't get anyone to look at you for less than a couple hundred bucks around here.
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    Started in on my '66 Norton N15CS pile of parts...

    Started in on my '66 Norton N15CS pile of parts (mostly there) after sorting out the bill of sale details. My 16 y/o son enjoys the Allen Millyard videos (as do i) and has taken a keen interest in...
  21. Yeah that seems necessary, I could see just with...

    Yeah that seems necessary, I could see just with pushing it in to test fit by hand that it was peeling back the outer shiny layer so I started to do that just a little, but stopped as I wasn't real...
  22. Oops my bad.

    Oops my bad.
  23. Oh by the way I got a 2" PVC straight joint that...

    Oh by the way I got a 2" PVC straight joint that is just right on the outer rim of the seal. I will cut to the right height and sand it nice and level, then fasten a wood plate on and drill hole in...
  24. I tried to endure a Harley guy removing his same...

    I tried to endure a Harley guy removing his same Mikuni HSR42 I have to see how the air cleaner attached. He had no impact driver or brain, so he spent 10 minutes on 3 screws cursing, shredding...
  25. This is timely for me as I am going after the...

    This is timely for me as I am going after the last leak on my 82 GS1100E, hoo-rah.

    So I took off the old one which involved carefully drilling through the outside edge using a set screw bit that...
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