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    I don't care for safety switches in general. ...

    I don't care for safety switches in general. Babbits doesn't carry the clutch switch, though all the parts appear to be available. I do not like the quality of the Suzuki GS clutch switch and the...
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    I don't care for safety switches in general. ...

    I don't care for safety switches in general. Babbits doesn't carry the clutch switch, though all the parts appear to be available. I do not like the quality of the Suzuki GS clutch switch and the...
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    The 1980 petcock has a petcock without any prime...

    The 1980 petcock has a petcock without any prime lever. You can get it with a screw driver. Its really great. My '78 Skunk has a dealer replacement tank with the difficult to use 1980 petcock. ...
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    And a shaft. That would have to be a '79 1000L,...

    And a shaft. That would have to be a '79 1000L, 750L, or a tiddler.

    I agree with the owner. The bike was not a bike now it is. A running bike has a lot more possibilities than one with a stuck...
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    I still love slot cars. Other than brief...

    I still love slot cars. Other than brief episodes when my parents threw them out, after I moved out, I've always had slot cars. Learned a lot from them. Finding and fixing dead spots on home...
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    That is a lot of cool stuff. Your bicycle you...

    That is a lot of cool stuff. Your bicycle you posted here is incredible.
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    I wanted those pipes when I had my first CBX.

    I wanted those pipes when I had my first CBX.
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    Of all the GS I have owned, only two have not...

    Of all the GS I have owned, only two have not exhibited signs of overheating at the three stator connections. Best to make certain that isn't going to occur again. I suspect that kills stators too.
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    I've been thinking about cutting a little slot in...

    I've been thinking about cutting a little slot in the threads on the drain plugs on my GS1000Gs. so that they will drain more easily without complete removal of the drain plugs.

    Can't say I...
  10. So it is confirmed that the 1100/1150 clutch hub...

    So it is confirmed that the 1100/1150 clutch hub nut is compatible with that on my 1000G? I've ordered the release bearing and the hub bearing and the washers. I can live with the noise, but if I...
  11. APE told me that their billet clutch basket is...

    APE told me that their billet clutch basket is deeper than the 1000G and won't fit, but they can do a repair and reinforce on my existing basket if needed. Four or six weeks though. So far, all I've...
  12. https://www.ebay.com/itm/254891895784?hash=item3b5...

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/254891895784?hash=item3b58bdabe8:g:WPoAAOSwGrBeOVbs

    This looks interesting.
  13. Thanks. I might look into that. The noise just...

    Thanks. I might look into that. The noise just started, and it is barely audible. it is a 60 something thousand mile bike, probably in the 66 to 68k range. I switched out the speedometer a long...
  14. Slight noise sops when I pull in the clutch

    I'm pretty sure its the big bearing behind the clutch basket, but I'm not sure. I noticed that there is a small rattle type noise in neutral on my'81GS1000G which stops if I pull in the clutch. It...
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    Gosh, I didn't know you couldn't get these any...

    Gosh, I didn't know you couldn't get these any more. I needed one for the 1000G I keep in Maine about 10 years ago. I bought everything, including the bearings and both gears only to figure out it...
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    I haven't cleaned it since the incident. There...

    I haven't cleaned it since the incident. There is a bit of oil on the top ohad had f the right cylinder. This bike has never leaked, and still doesn't. It has regularly black dirt stick to the...
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    Strange fuel issue resolved

    I was having an issue with the 60,000 mile GS1000G I keep in CA. It would not take throttle. As it was ridden, it would lose power, and accept less and less throttle. Got stuck climbing hills in...
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    OEM points and condensers are expensive. Cheap...

    OEM points and condensers are expensive. Cheap ones may not be that great. I still have cars and motorcycles with points. Put an electronic ignition on my Cortina, because the distributor is under...
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    Finished with carb rebuild on the RD400 that's...

    Finished with carb rebuild on the RD400 that's been sitting. Spent Several hours with a Harbor Freight hot glue dent puller working on a couple places on the tank. Needs more. I'm getting used to...
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    Like At least you are healing and still have all...

    Like At least you are healing and still have all of your parts. Wishing you a speedy recovery
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    That's what I have, a two brush. One of the...

    That's what I have, a two brush. One of the springs is broken. It can use brushes too though, at least one. I bought a $16 kit off of E Bay which is the wrong one. I searched the forum off and on...
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    Maybe the starter clutch seized to the shaft and...

    Maybe the starter clutch seized to the shaft and spun it to kingdom come.
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    Gee whiz. I've been using B8EP. I'll gave to...

    Gee whiz. I've been using B8EP. I'll gave to recheck the manual
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    Had not considered putting them on backwards. ...

    Had not considered putting them on backwards. Thanks, I'll take a close look. The Samsonite racks I use are steel tubing. I don't see trimming as an option. As to reusing old springs, no. I...
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    I looked at those at the dealer. The look more...

    I looked at those at the dealer. The look more accessible than a dual sport to short legged me, but I would want at least the speed of a DR350 in order stay ahead of old ladies in Camrys going over...
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