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    Don't know anything about Nippon, but ANYTHING...

    Don't know anything about Nippon, but ANYTHING but Athena.

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    See if you can get a refund on the Real Gaskets. ...

    See if you can get a refund on the Real Gaskets. Yeah, they promise to seal every possible kind of leak, but the effort to make that happen is way to high. I tried one, my bike leaked more than...
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    You do realize that after dealing with any title...

    You do realize that after dealing with any title issues, that your GA really is nothing like the E that is pictured?

    Exactly what part of the "look" are you wanting to change?
    - The tanks are...
  4. Sticky: "Fly" the hack, you'll be on two wheels....

    "Fly" the hack, you'll be on two wheels. :encouragement:

    Not sure how Z will feel about that. :-k

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    Overthinking. Remove all the tops, do the...

    Overthinking.

    Remove all the tops, do the sync, put the tops back on.

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    Carl, I think you missed a word there. :-k ...

    Carl, I think you missed a word there. :-k

    MAXIMUM inflation pressure = 42 psi. However, if your bike is not loaded near the maximum allowable weight, you don't need the MAXIMUM inflation...
  7. Sticky: Well, Dave, 60 years ago, I lived just a few...

    Well, Dave, 60 years ago, I lived just a few miles from where Roger lives. (About 11 miles in a straight line, but almost 20 miles to drive.) 45 years ago, I was a cross-country truck driver and...
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    Cowboy's method (with a bit of modification)...

    Cowboy's method (with a bit of modification) works on a 450 (and other twins).

    A block with a slot in it will hold one piston up, while you wiggle the other one to get it in its cylinder. Once...
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    If they actually inflated that tire to 150 psi, I...

    If they actually inflated that tire to 150 psi, I think I would look into having them replace that tire for you.

    Seriously.

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  10. Sticky: Suffer for just a bit, take I-40 to Tucumcari. ...

    Suffer for just a bit, take I-40 to Tucumcari. Get on US54. Follow it to Jefferson City, MO, where you will catch US50. When you get to Bedford, IN, US50 will take an exit to the right, then fly...
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    If you are asking about how well the TruckLite...

    If you are asking about how well the TruckLite fits, let's just say that it's pretty much a plug-and-play drop-in to replace the stock light. :encouragement:

    You have to disassemble all the...
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    Yes and No. :-k They didn't really "go to the...

    Yes and No. :-k
    They didn't really "go to the 8-valve" for the rest of the run. You have to look at the rest of the model designation.
    The "rest" of the Ls were actually GLs, even though the G did...
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    First of all, you do NOT have a "CDI". No GS...

    First of all, you do NOT have a "CDI". No GS ever left the factory with a CDI-type ignition.

    What you DO have is just a basic ELECTRONIC ignition. The older-style mechanical points are replaced...
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    It does not really matter. wymple suggests that...

    It does not really matter. wymple suggests that it matters to the plugs, but you have to realize that the coil is in the middle of the high-voltage circuit. That means that on one of the two plugs,...
  15. Thread: towing a trailer

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    No, just mounted "normally", much like the...

    No, just mounted "normally", much like the picture that Gustov shows.



    Just the same as if you have a trailer behind your car. :-k

    Some states do not require trailer license plates. Others...
  16. Thread: towing a trailer

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    When I got my first trailer (in 1978), I talked...

    When I got my first trailer (in 1978), I talked with a guy that said NOT having a swivel hitch saved his trailer. :-k

    He hit something with the left trailer wheel that tipped the trailer up. When...
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    I have never had a commercial "swivel hitch" on...

    I have never had a commercial "swivel hitch" on any of my trailers. To answer your question, I could put the bike on the side stand (so it's leaning a bit to the left), then lift the left-side...
  18. Thread: towing a trailer

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    Steve, reporting for duty, Sir! :encouragement: ...

    Steve, reporting for duty, Sir! :encouragement:

    Red, you have two options in my opinion.
    1. Look for a (MUCH) lighter trailer.
    2. Find a different tow vehicle.

    Sorry, but there is no...
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    The ground might actually be the mounting ears,...

    The ground might actually be the mounting ears, not the screw you show.

    As Rich and Rick mention, the connection to the starter button is the yellow/red wire that is hanging below the solenoid. ...
  20. Agreed. :encouragement: .

    Agreed. :encouragement:

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    Yes, they are both BS32, but the spacing between...

    Yes, they are both BS32, but the spacing between carbs 2 and 3 is different. It's possible to change, but not easily, as you need to change the throttle shaft(s), "choke" linkage, fuel fitting and...
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    Your swingarm pivots are tapered roller bearings....

    Your swingarm pivots are tapered roller bearings. Quite a bit more durable than the needle bearings in the chain-driven bikes. At some time during the ownership of each of my bikes (all shafties,...
  23. It might not be vacuum, it could be PRESSURE in...

    It might not be vacuum, it could be PRESSURE in the bowls. :-k

    Along that line of thought, what is the status of the carb vents? A surprising number of new owners don't understand where all the...
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    Don't just watch it, ... REPLACE IT. .

    Don't just watch it, ... REPLACE IT.

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  25. Thread: Less is more...

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    I'll go one step farther, showing which bike has...

    I'll go one step farther, showing which bike has what.
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