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    I was surprised last week when I read it was...

    I was surprised last week when I read it was coming to court again, as I thought it was settled in favour of the car owner years ago in the US. I know the auto makers in the EU had been rebuffed when...
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    It's 14mm, like nearly every Zuk used....

    It's 14mm, like nearly every Zuk used.
    https://www.partzilla.com/product/suzuki/09247-14002?ref=86ad88669833760e5ea48427956570a1c90a6132
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    Voting for Cowboy's Great Valley shot, because it...

    Voting for Cowboy's Great Valley shot, because it made me go and look it up.
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    Yep, orange/white is the positive feed from the...

    Yep, orange/white is the positive feed from the ignition switch via the killswitch to the coils. The other wire on each coil goes seperately to the ignitor unit.
  5. Thread: high heat black

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    I've tried various high-heat flat black exhaust...

    I've tried various high-heat flat black exhaust paints and they don't last.
    However, I've not tried high-heat ceramic coatings - maybe they do last.
    I eventually gave up on that and bought another...
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    Not a bad result, at all. In fact, you can't see...

    Not a bad result, at all.
    In fact, you can't see the clenching marks of the PO when he gave it max beans.
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    Foam ... what a world of wonderment. You could...

    Foam ... what a world of wonderment.
    You could pay through the nose for upholstery foam and its magical properties, only to be let down by its magical properties of collapsing as it approaches 400...
  8. Flush out the gremlins from the electrics and...

    Flush out the gremlins from the electrics and hoover the bugs from the fuel system and brakes and you're all good for trip around the block. If you survive that, get to work on some proper...
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    Sticky: I keep up an effort to fling a few bucks in the...

    I keep up an effort to fling a few bucks in the pot every quarter.
    If it keeps the wolf from the door, that's all good.
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    Top Tip: When fitting either a different wheel or...

    Top Tip: When fitting either a different wheel or new discs, always remember to bed the pads in.
    That way you won't be wondering why your brakes are crap as you approach the bend.
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    According to the owner of JCB, hydrogen is the...

    According to the owner of JCB, hydrogen is the only realistic way to go, simply for useage patterns. Same applies to heavy road movers.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19Q7nAYjAJY
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    Trouble is, there's not all that many people...

    Trouble is, there's not all that many people these days do long days and long distances in appalling weather, else they'd soon change their tune.
    Most of the classic Big Fours are being bought by...
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    Redman for me.

    Redman for me.
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    Added a mobile rattle. It went away after a few...

    Added a mobile rattle.
    It went away after a few tens of thousands of miles.
    Still in there, but even though I've taken that system off the downpipes are scraggy but the muffler is still good, and...
  15. Ditto here. But if you do... I'd be up for the...

    Ditto here.
    But if you do... I'd be up for the front fender and the brace underneath it.
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    Yeah, I went through this exact thing with my XS....

    Yeah, I went through this exact thing with my XS. After refurbing the OEM calipers I thought I'd try a 14mm master cylinder.
    Whooo....eeee - could stop on a dime/pebble/quarter/sixpence (choose your...
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    I wouldn't be happy with that, either. The...

    I wouldn't be happy with that, either.
    The original stud length into the alloy is more proper.
    That short stud end is more like what you'd find if it were going into steel or cast iron.
    Looking...
  18. Welcome to the Darker Side, Noreg. Just ask...

    Welcome to the Darker Side, Noreg.

    Just ask here... (and there's lots of other stuff too).

    https://www.vetterowners.com/
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    But be careful the chisel doesn't follow through,...

    But be careful the chisel doesn't follow through, or you'll never get it out.
    Not that I've done that.
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    Nah, you need to be lusting after a Porsche and...

    Nah, you need to be lusting after a Porsche and be wearing a toupee for that.
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    My personal recommendation for the twin disc...

    My personal recommendation for the twin disc setup on most 80s GSs is the Honda Deauville (NTV700, iirc) m/c. Adjustable span, the right bore 5/8" and nice action. It's only a problem if you're more...
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    Skunk Rock?

    Skunk Rock?
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    Just this afternoon, putting a new tyre & wheel...

    Just this afternoon, putting a new tyre & wheel on the 850.
    Bloody caliper was dragging on one side.
    Wtf, how did that happen. Couldn't see how it was occurring until I noticed I'd put in one of...
  24. That one was fitted to the 1980 GS850 (and many...

    That one was fitted to the 1980 GS850 (and many others) and it's a great switch, but at 30 years old it gets a bit fragile and bits fall off. If that's a new one, you're in clover. While they work...
  25. Motorsport have gone all weird about Eu viewers,...

    Motorsport have gone all weird about Eu viewers, but for European buyers CMNSL have it in stock for four quid....
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