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    No idea... they all will work just fine; you just...

    No idea... they all will work just fine; you just have to understand what you're doing. Make sure the center hole size matches the bolt you're using, I guess (8mm, IIRC)? I'd likely lean toward a...
  2. Crikey, that's a fantastic recipe for bending and...

    Crikey, that's a fantastic recipe for bending and breaking unobtanium parts... please PLEASE don't raid the lumberyard to get your carbs back in, people.

    I use a versatile power tool found in my...
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    This is a very basic thing, and I'm sure y'all...

    This is a very basic thing, and I'm sure y'all know this already, but it caused an embarrassing amount of confustication and bebotherment the first time I helped a friend degree a set of cams in his...
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    I've made it a lot more utilitarian, actually......

    I've made it a lot more utilitarian, actually... it's now wearing the full Givi side case and trunk setup and Givi crash bars. I took it grocery shopping last night, in fact.

    However, it turned...
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    I'm jealous of your weather and moto-culture in...

    I'm jealous of your weather and moto-culture in Southern California! Here in the frozen tundra of Indiana, there's absolutely nothing on CrackList except Harleys, Harley clone cruisers, and ratty...
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    Just completed all the major maintenance on the...

    Just completed all the major maintenance on the new kid over the weekend; the valve check is the usual giant pain in the fundament one finds in bikes with fairings and shim under bucket valves....
  7. Thread: RIP HJFisk

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    Thanks for filling us in, Jedz and Tas. It's...

    Thanks for filling us in, Jedz and Tas. It's always sad to hear a member of the "family" is gone, even one I've never had the chance to meet.
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    Makes no difference. The terminals on aftermarket...

    Makes no difference. The terminals on aftermarket coils aren't even marked.
  9. Thread: My New Honda

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    NICE! I rode a Grom once for maybe a mile; the...

    NICE!

    I rode a Grom once for maybe a mile; the lady across the street was selling her Grom and asked me to help get it going (just needed a new battery). Anyway it wasn't plated so I couldn't go...
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    On Tuesday (2/23/21) the glaciers in my driveway...

    On Tuesday (2/23/21) the glaciers in my driveway in Indy finally receded enough to trailer the new kid to the BMV and get legal. I don't know how it is where you live, but we have this totally...
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    I'm a US rider who wishes shipping used...

    I'm a US rider who wishes shipping used motorcycle parts into Canada wasn't such an outrageously expensive nightmare.

    I've shipped parts to Canadians using mailing addresses in the US many times...
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    Not a bad idea! Even a stocker that's scratched...

    Not a bad idea! Even a stocker that's scratched or cracked might be a candidate for cutting out a little bikini windshield and painting it black to make the front end look a little more finished....
  13. Oh, how lovely. ...

    Oh, how lovely.

    https://www.bwringer.com/gs/images/barfo.gif

    Riding through a swarm of these is disgusting and can be painful.
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    Yeah, there's a lot to like. I can't believe how...

    Yeah, there's a lot to like. I can't believe how light it is. The V-Strom is a moose. The GS850 is a moose, too, but it's somehow a more compact and agile moose... FWIW, I'm keeping the GS850G...
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    I've only spent about 2.5 - 3 hours in the saddle...

    I've only spent about 2.5 - 3 hours in the saddle so far, but you know what? The seat is fine.

    Like almost every motorcycle, the online forums are full of people who think the stock seat is a...
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    I went Tiger hunting but this happened...

    As a one or maybe two of you may vaguely recall, Larry tossed me the key to his 2019 Tiger 800 XR (the road-going version of the Triumph Tiger) at the Brown County rally in 2019. I was smitten by the...
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    Niiiiiiiiiiiice!

    Niiiiiiiiiiiice!
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    As Steve said, shaft drive GS Suzukis use...

    As Steve said, shaft drive GS Suzukis use ridiculously stout tapered bearings in the swingarm. Poke some grease at them once every 50 years or so and you'll be fine. No need to drill holes or add...
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    I still have Ian Grant's old PDF floating around...

    I still have Ian Grant's old PDF floating around my server:
    https://www.bwringer.com/gs/cam_end_float_mod.pdf



    FWIW, my GS850G is wearing what I think may be a 1981 GS850GL engine. It's quiet...
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    Tim and I took an adventure riding class with our...

    Tim and I took an adventure riding class with our KLRs last year. The instructor and several of our classmates were on enormous BMWs, and it's amazing what you can do and where you can go on a...
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    Where did you buy the EBC pads? AFAIK, they don't...

    Where did you buy the EBC pads? AFAIK, they don't sell direct in the US.

    FWIW, I usually just keep an eye out for the EBC pad numbers I need on fleaBay or Amazon. They pop up with excellent...
  22. Thanks for the reminder. An old friend of mine...

    Thanks for the reminder. An old friend of mine lives somewhere in the DFW area and I texted to let him know I care.

    "Dude, are you a meatcicle?"

    I'm sensitive, I am...


    We grew up in...
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    OK, I'll play. This is my KLR we're dragging...

    OK, I'll play.

    This is my KLR we're dragging out of the creek in 2013. Long story, but basically I dun wut I shunt'na dun. Plus, the slab crossing the creek had cracked in the middle and it was...
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    Well said, Don. Glad you got your jabs!

    Well said, Don. Glad you got your jabs!
  25. Thread: Campfire

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    Well, there's a damn foot of snow on the ground...

    Well, there's a damn foot of snow on the ground here and no plow yet.

    Turns out the people who normally handle hiring plowing in our neighborhood didn't collect money this fall and there wasn't...
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