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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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    There is an excellent thread on this site for...

    There is an excellent thread on this site for fabricating your own lines, using super high quality material. Z1 enterprises sells prefab line in a large variety of lengths, and you have to identify...
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    My suzuki specifies DOT4 on the master cylinder,...

    My suzuki specifies DOT4 on the master cylinder, a square one, not round.
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    As to the ride hight between yours and your...

    As to the ride hight between yours and your friend's bike, your bike has air forks. Recommended air pressure is 8.5 to 17 psi in each leg, with a maximum pressure of 35psi, per Page 34 and 35 of the...
  11. Thread: Brake drags

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    I had a brake line fail internally on a car. It...

    I had a brake line fail internally on a car. It acted like a check valve,and would make the right front drag. Thought it was a seized caliper. I had heard of that, but I had never experienced it. ...
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    Well, the YSS shocks have a piggyback, which is...

    Well, the YSS shocks have a piggyback, which is cool, but will interfere with my Samsonite luggage rack, I'm pretty certain. The luggage rack stays.

    That leaves Ikon, which is supposed like a...
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    Yesterday, I replaced the forks on a 1000G with...

    Yesterday, I replaced the forks on a 1000G with forks with Gold Valve Emulators and Racetech springs. Had some grief with brake lines, but found I had decent spares. Determined that the brake light...
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    Just put forks with Racetech springs and...

    Just put forks with Racetech springs and emulators on the 1000G here yesterday. I don't hate the original shocks, but these are wearing out, and don't damp like they should. The bike has become...
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    What spring rates are we generally going on the...

    What spring rates are we generally going on the Gs? I've only had bad luck with Koni, I hope Icon is better. I have Hagons on wo bikes. I've had progressives. Some I've liked,some I haven't. ...
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    I set the tank up on a 5 gallon pail and tested...

    I set the tank up on a 5 gallon pail and tested the petcock. It opens on "prime" and closes on "on" without vacuum. I held hooked it up to the carbs for a few hours. The carbs didn't leak on...
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    I threw the old petcock out. Upon further...

    I threw the old petcock out. Upon further inspection and testing, the petcock seems to me working correctly and the needles are holding in the carbs. I had the carbs and tank off the bike and...
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    Well, the thing is defective out of the box. It...

    Well, the thing is defective out of the box. It doesn't turn off correctly. Darn it.
  19. I can relate that the more I use something, the...

    I can relate that the more I use something, the less I beat on it. Doesn't matter if its a sports car or a motorcycle. If i don't get much chance to run it, I get more thrills from each chance,...
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    On two occasions I have had a starter solenoid...

    On two occasions I have had a starter solenoid burn out from jumping a bike with a car. The first one was a '79 CBX, which had worn out the outer alternator brush and stopped charging between...
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    You have a lot of sweat equity and parts money...

    You have a lot of sweat equity and parts money invested already. Unfortunately, it isn't really worth much more than you paid for it. If you have the money to buy a turn key bike, maybe you should....
  22. 45 mpg isn't bad at all if you're riding in town...

    45 mpg isn't bad at all if you're riding in town some. Flat out acceleration on my Suzukis seems to benefit from shifting just shy of redline on the tach. If I shift when the acceleration seems to...
  23. Honor Blackman, Lifetime Motorcyclist died April 2020 at 94.

    She was a Dispatch Rider in WWII, and played the sexy woman Mrs. Gale in black on The Avengers prior to Diana Rigg. At close to 39 she played Pussy Galore in Goldfinger. The oldest Bond Girl.
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    I installed the EBay petcock on a 1981 GS1000G. ...

    I installed the EBay petcock on a 1981 GS1000G. The orientation of the vacuum line is different, but of no consequence. The fuel line connection to the carbs ends up pointing slightly close to the...
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    Sometimes the oil filter gasket just doesn't want...

    Sometimes the oil filter gasket just doesn't want to lay in the groove.
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