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    1 volt loss is too much for sure! Yes, what a...

    1 volt loss is too much for sure! Yes, what a factory can make, a man can break. :)
    ...a few notes: look up "burnishing contacts" It's a step up from cleaning solvents that generally do nothing...
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    The kill switch can be problematic -beyond any...

    The kill switch can be problematic -beyond any cleaning you can do, they wear out too. I've had to take them completely apart and um-"rebuild" them. Or (horrors!) actually replace them!

    ...But...
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    The medium (#2) is the most useful. I have set of...

    The medium (#2) is the most useful. I have set of bits from GoFast Innovations that is very handy. The bits fit the run-of-the-mill multidriver and if the impact driver has too large a socket and...
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    Yes, and since I now know your bike has points,...

    Yes, and since I now know your bike has points, rotate the engine so that points are closed.

    That's an interesting explanation!
    I explain "voltage drop" to myself as:Since the...
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    It seems you have enough to do getting the bike...

    It seems you have enough to do getting the bike running first.

    Keep the harness. Get a wiring diagram from here or the shop manual, both here:
    http://members.dslextreme.com/users/bikecliff/
  6. Turn tap to Prime and see if that fixes it. I've...

    Turn tap to Prime and see if that fixes it. I've had similar to ' OldGSFan (post #4)....opening the throttle lessens vacuum but snapping it shut increases it a lot momentarily... and sucks that...
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    ahaha Yes.. thanks. I had " signatures visible"...

    ahaha Yes.. thanks. I had " signatures visible" unchecked. Some signatures here are awfully long and big and in a peevish mood, I was annoyed scrolling through them.
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    Ah yes, that reminds me: Weirdly, I can't see his...

    Ah yes, that reminds me: Weirdly, I can't see his signature when logged in. I can't see any one's signature unless I'm NOT logged in.
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    and , I think, it also restricts transmission-...

    and , I think, it also restricts transmission- the virus is stymied before it can massively reproduce and spread.

    by the way, the science on "Booster shots" is not complete, but the way things are...
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    Your battery is getting old. Try any decent car...

    Your battery is getting old. Try any decent car battery and see if that helps or Unplugging (or turning off) your headlamp will also make more current available...

    Turning a four-cylinder bike...
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    I'm guessing that's because the video's first...

    I'm guessing that's because the video's first frame is black and flikr made its thumbnail from it.

    if you can't see it, (on firefox) right-click the link https://flic.kr/p/2mri7M6 and open in new...
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    Poll: Yes, Craigslist is still best. buying or selling...

    Yes, Craigslist is still best. buying or selling locally. Facebook-meh. My experience indicates there's a lot of dreamers sprawled on their couch responding because it's easy. They are less committed...
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    A pattern to make one would be very nice!

    A pattern to make one would be very nice!
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    Funny! Police must need a biting sense of humour...

    Funny! Police must need a biting sense of humour to get through their days...
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    Do watch for it. Motorcycle mechanic clued me in....

    Do watch for it. Motorcycle mechanic clued me in. I've done it twice, once on a rear (GS650), once on a front(Gsx400E) where the tiny relief was working ok.

    The slider pins on the caliper are...
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    Two things to check: You've heard this first one...

    Two things to check:
    You've heard this first one before but:

    Open the fluid reservoir, remove the tiny stainless steel cap that covers the back pressure relief hole and see if it shows a small...
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    Objecting to "covid passports" as a trampling of...

    Objecting to "covid passports" as a trampling of freedoms is the argument of the same people that want to smoke cigars in public restaurants. Personally, I think there should be restaurants for these...
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    "Loud pipes" only startle drivers when they are...

    "Loud pipes" only startle drivers when they are alongside. And leave behind a cloud of people muttering "WHAT an a-hole".
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    Good plan. Possibly flung from a vehicle ahead...

    Good plan. Possibly flung from a vehicle ahead and trapped on your bike anyways. But keep it until you forget why. :)
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    Anything that helps only has to help ONCE to be...

    Anything that helps only has to help ONCE to be worth the "doing" of it.

    I often try to note other bikers: when I see them from whichever direction. Lights and "riding visiibly" score higher...
  21. Good for you! You've had your trials getting her...

    Good for you! You've had your trials getting her on the road...didn't you have a missing post for the carb floats? and have to scare up some new carbs? the Trials of old bikes...
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    Just like old bikes, it's hard to find...

    Just like old bikes, it's hard to find replacement parts for old men and they have keep running with a few dents...but a hammer and vice grips might loosen it up. :)
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    Doesn't lleap to mind yet as anything I have on...

    Doesn't lleap to mind yet as anything I have on my bikes except a wheel axle bushing through the rubber seal and it seems small for that and it would be polished by a spinning rubber seal ...but...
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    Hi! Nice 850! Go here if you haven't...

    Hi! Nice 850!
    Go here if you haven't already...it can save you lots of wondering...
    BikeCliff's Website
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    A twin! Looks not bad either..typical rot on the...

    A twin! Looks not bad either..typical rot on the thin chrome...watch out to take it off and repaint-protect the inside of the fender so it doesn't rust through...
    Only one pic per post using...
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