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    Nice! Man, I need to figure out that whole...

    Nice!

    Man, I need to figure out that whole "taking a picture once in a while" thing. I get hyper-focused on the here and now and what's next, and never remember to snap a pic.
  2. Yep, thanks for the info Grimly. That wouldn't be...

    Yep, thanks for the info Grimly. That wouldn't be the first time Suzuki left a crucial part out of the fiches for a few years. The cam chain tensioner seal is another example.

    UK, let us know how...
  3. Sticky: She did ask me for a ride; must have been...

    She did ask me for a ride; must have been attracted to the shiny red bike. I already had my ear plugs in and was departing for dinner, so I mumbled something about needing a helmet and vanished.
    ...
  4. The only decent solution I've found is, as noted,...

    The only decent solution I've found is, as noted, scare up a low-mileage set of calipers on fleaBay. Lots of Suzukis used the same caliper bodies. Mine were getting pretty rattly at around 120,000...
  5. I could envision making a bracket to perform the...

    I could envision making a bracket to perform the same function that's located by two of the clutch cover bolts and perhaps a starter cover bolt.

    Or, as mentioned above, take the carbs and tank off...
  6. Yeah, those grainy darksome photos in the manuals...

    Yeah, those grainy darksome photos in the manuals just cheese me right off. Especially when they're showing you something ridiculously obvious like that locating pin in your example, and they have a...
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    Yep, these are all over Indy and many large...

    Yep, these are all over Indy and many large cities.

    As a person who regularly rides motorcycles at high speeds and high lean angles, those 12mph standup scooters are TERRIFYING.

    There are...
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    Agreed. In a nutshell, "top-down" worked for...

    Agreed. In a nutshell, "top-down" worked for cars; Tesla's genius in making electric cars viable was in starting with expensive, fast, luxury cars with features not available anywhere else, where...
  9. A few months ago, I went down to the Earl's...

    A few months ago, I went down to the Earl's Performance Plumbing shoppe here in Indy (tons of motorsports vendors around here) seeking brake line parts.

    Turns out having them make a set of proper...
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    If I were you, I'd post in the "Bike Wanted"...

    If I were you, I'd post in the "Bike Wanted" subforum. You might flush one out from a GSR member near you.

    https://www.thegsresources.com/_forum/forumdisplay.php?110-Wanted-Road-ready-bikes
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    Just a bump.... got any codes?

    Just a bump.... got any codes?
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    We regularly wide the wee out of these old nails...

    We regularly wide the wee out of these old nails for hundreds or thousands of miles. They're exceptionally reliable once you un-do the ravages of time and the dreaded "PO" (Previous Owner). Valve...
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    Yeah, much as I would prefer shaft drive on all...

    Yeah, much as I would prefer shaft drive on all my bikes, things with modern chains aren't too terrible. Install a good quality chain and sprockets, keep it reasonably clean and protected, and it...
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    Doesn't work for you - your use case is fairly...

    Doesn't work for you - your use case is fairly extreme.

    But they will work for a hell of a lot of tradespeople in a hell of a lot of places. Anywhere near or around a big city, it's very rare for...
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    1) Low power, oversized chain, constant...

    1) Low power, oversized chain, constant lubrication. Before o-ring chains arrived in the late '70s, motorcycles did indeed use roller chain. They used much beefier chain (my wife used to have a wee...
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    This right here. Roller chain is NOT appropriate...

    This right here. Roller chain is NOT appropriate for motorcycles in any way, shape, or form. It's an industrial product intended only for use in constantly lubricated low-speed applications.

    OP...
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    For some odd reason, $15,000 - $30,000+ electric...

    For some odd reason, $15,000 - $30,000+ electric motorcycles requiring expensive electrical upgrades in your home aren't selling well at all, but $3,000-ish and cheaper electrified bicycles and...
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    Good to know what to do with that sensor wire. I...

    Good to know what to do with that sensor wire. I knew there was a way to deal with it, but couldn't remember exactly. It was a terrible idea in 1985, and it's an even worse idea in 2021.
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    It uses the same 14L-A2 size as a skrillion other...

    It uses the same 14L-A2 size as a skrillion other GS models and many other motorcycles. If they give you any crap, tell them it's for a 1983 GS850G, or a 2004 Kawasaki KLR650.

    As noted, the only...
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    You don't.

    You don't.
  21. You... called? Like with a phone and using like,...

    You... called? Like with a phone and using like, words from your mouth? How very primitive... :confused:


    Looks like Bridgestone is making or is gonna make the BT-46 front, but whether or when...
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    NICE! I love seeing GS twins get fixed and...

    NICE!

    I love seeing GS twins get fixed and used. They're such fun bikes.
  23. Thread: fork oil

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    The amount of fork oil is entirely irrelevant and...

    The amount of fork oil is entirely irrelevant and only an approximation; what matters is the fork oil level, which should be set + or - 1mm.

    Most of us overfill by a bit, then use a large syringe...
  24. The 100/90-16 front limits your options quite a...

    The 100/90-16 front limits your options quite a bit -- normally we'd recommend the Shinko 712 or 230 for folks on a budget, but Shinko does not make a tire in this size.

    The options are:...
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    Is the bike using an excessive amount of oil? ...

    Is the bike using an excessive amount of oil?

    Some blowby and oil/water vapors (water is a byproduct of combustion) are perfectly normal and natural; normally the breather tube is plumbed into the...
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