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  1. I put in a FB pm to Gardner Racing, anyone have...

    I put in a FB pm to Gardner Racing, anyone have contact info for John Pearson or any othe good crank rebuilders???
  2. What are you using to separate the crank bits???...

    What are you using to separate the crank bits??? I used to do 2 stroke singles, and could probably do a 2 stroke twin or even a triple, but never tackled a 4 stroke multi cyl...
  3. I need a crank or a good rebuild for my '83 1100e...

    I need a crank or a good rebuild for my '83 1100e that came up with an increasing cyclical clatter that gradually got to the point of teardown. It seemed to arise after a missed shift overrev, didn't...
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    Well, I never got that rotor off, but I did get...

    Well, I never got that rotor off, but I did get the engine torn down. Turns out I have a bad inner main brng, rollers are disintegrating....gonna have to locate a new crank or get this one rebuilt So...
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    Thanks! NZ, eh??? South or North? Used to be...

    Thanks! NZ, eh??? South or North? Used to be buddies with a racer and M/C fanatic named Steve Harris back in the 70s. He came to the states and was a Yamaha service rep. for a time and we worked in...
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    Well, I finally pulled down the top end and...

    Well, I finally pulled down the top end and everything looks grand! Pistons spotless, tensioners both in good shape, cams/rockers ok. Odd thing of note, when I cracked the cam caps loose a few didn't...
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    I got this bike rather cheap because it had cam...

    I got this bike rather cheap because it had cam chain noise, turned out someone had locked down the auto tensioner rather than leaving the locking bolt/nut backed off so the auto tensioner would...
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    Sorry for the slow reply, yeah I had the clutch...

    Sorry for the slow reply, yeah I had the clutch off and all springs on the basket were snug. Gonna pull down the engine bit by bit till I find the source, starting with the alternator/starter...
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    When I turn back the tensioner wheel a bit, I can...

    When I turn back the tensioner wheel a bit, I can hear cam chain noise develop, and it tensions right back up when I release the wheel. I have a solid locking tensioner but haven't installed it don't...
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    Didn't ride a whole lot this past season due to...

    Didn't ride a whole lot this past season due to the noise, prolly less than 200 miles. Gotta get to the bottom of it a new video the noise is pretty evident. Thoughts???
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    Nothing of note under the Valve cover, no scoring...

    Nothing of note under the Valve cover, no scoring of cam lobes or rockers, only minor valve adjustment needed on a couple valves. Rocked crank forward and back an noticed a clanking noise that might...
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    I checked the starter clutch it had zero movement...

    I checked the starter clutch it had zero movement on rotor, seemed rock solid so didn't pull rotor to check further. Oil didn't have any visible contaminants, just the normal look, no chunks, chips,...
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    Thanks for the comments, I'll keep ya posted!

    Thanks for the comments, I'll keep ya posted!
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    The sound doesn't change with the clutch lever...

    The sound doesn't change with the clutch lever pulled, thanks for the input
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    Fired Suzi up again today to further scope out...

    Fired Suzi up again today to further scope out the noise, it seems to be coming from low on the engine, most prominent when your ear is under the bike. Wonder if I might've chipped a tranny tooth or...
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    Fired Suzi up again today to further scope out...

    Fired Suzi up again today to further scope out the noise, it seems to be coming from low on the engine, most prominent when you're ear is under the bike. Wonder if I might've chipped a tranny tooth...
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    Here's the video, sounds worse on video than it...

    Here's the video, sounds worse on video than it really does...


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nok-8icOcbo
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    GS1100e new engine noise has me rattled

    ...or maybe it's more of a clattering a whirring, clattering sound clutch in or out. I'm trying to figure it out, worked cam tensioner back slightly, no change. Might pull valve cover to check cams,...
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    yeah, went there, didn't want to hassle with...

    yeah, went there, didn't want to hassle with registration...it's sooo tedious, you know...
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    Early Honda CB750 question...

    I'm working on my bro's '69 CB750, and put in a set of later model carbs with mounting plate and mech linkage in place of the individual cable operated slides. It's essentially the same carb, but I...
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    And who can forget the Wankel Suzi?!? I love my...

    And who can forget the Wankel Suzi?!? I love my '83 GS1100e, but the buzziness is a bit of a buzzkill...heh...
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    The bottom mounts look different from what are...

    The bottom mounts look different from what are pictured on newer Ohlins clevis mounts, probably older units. I've got some new units on order that look similar. See my other post...
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    This just the thread I was gonna start...Ohlins...

    This just the thread I was gonna start...Ohlins shocks for my son's '82 GS1100e I just ordered Ohlins s36p with mod#su143 from Dynoman, they're on backorder right now. I've seen s36p and stx36p...
  24. I'm kinda new to the GS Forum, this time around,...

    I'm kinda new to the GS Forum, this time around, tho I've been a member off and on since I got my 1st GS about 15 yrs ago. I'll ask my son about the previous owner of the beige GS, tho I don't think...
  25. Yeah, one can is an earlier gen with a cast rear...

    Yeah, one can is an earlier gen with a cast rear cap, but they're the same length. The mid pipe got cut about 7 inches...
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