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    The 850s use air in the forks. Did you include...

    The 850s use air in the forks. Did you include that?
  2. I've used a set of snowmobile gauntlets for ~ 35...

    I've used a set of snowmobile gauntlets for ~ 35 years and my hands NEVER get cold. They're about worn out now 8(.
  3. Thread: BOTM May 2021

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    This is the look I always liked: a straight line...

    This is the look I always liked: a straight line from front to back under the tank and seat. There's a lot of triumph influence in that line. Tho I will admit the slanted line is faster, being that...
  4. Would JB weld fix that? Well enough to use, and...

    Would JB weld fix that? Well enough to use, and to stay fixed?
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    What I see in that is despite the "interesting"...

    What I see in that is despite the "interesting" language, it was written by a RIDER. Skid Demon, indeed.
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    My experience (I'm a retired machinist) was...

    My experience (I'm a retired machinist) was something like: a customer brings in a part, and says "I need one of these, only not worn out and not broken." Our answer: "You can have it Fast, Cheap, or...
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    Am I right in thinking Suzuki put the 1000 cams...

    Am I right in thinking Suzuki put the 1000 cams in the 850? It's been a long time for me to try and remember this stuff.
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    Death Race 2000, anyone?

    Death Race 2000, anyone?
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    Got to include the Blues Brothers, both. (How...

    Got to include the Blues Brothers, both. (How many cop cars can we wreck before they make us stop?)
    Elwood: "It's 109 miles to Chicago, we've got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's...
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    How about Used Cars? Certainly not among the...

    How about Used Cars? Certainly not among the best, but not the worst either.
    And let us not forget the Gumball Rally. Much better than Cannonball Run.
  11. I wear a helmet with faceshield (plus earplugs).

    I wear a helmet with faceshield (plus earplugs).
  12. I can think of 2 easy ways to do it: 1) buy new...

    I can think of 2 easy ways to do it: 1) buy new boots from time to time, and 2) pay someone to do it for you. Please note: he said "easy" , not "cheap".
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    I'll admit I didn't know that Suzuki went to the...

    I'll admit I didn't know that Suzuki went to the 8-valve engine for the rest of the GS1100L run. Learn something every day, I guess.
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    The 1980 GS1100L was in fact only built for the...

    The 1980 GS1100L was in fact only built for the 1980 model year. Suzuki built GS1100L s for 1981, 1982, and 1983 as well, according to the model information tab on the GSR home page.
  15. Welcome, welcome, Gn0hm, to the GS madhouse. The...

    Welcome, welcome, Gn0hm, to the GS madhouse. The place isn't mad, but we inmates are: mad about Suzuki GS motorcycles. I commend you for acquiring, fixing, cleaning, and otherwise maintaining a...
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    THAT'S the way to restore an old machine! Gotta...

    THAT'S the way to restore an old machine! Gotta wonder how many hours (or days, or months) went into that. There is an old-style craftsman who knows exactly what he wants to do, and does it. I bet...
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    OK, so that's done. Got the left eye fixed...

    OK, so that's done. Got the left eye fixed yesterday, and a good thing too. I can't really see very well out of it, but then I never could. At least the cloudiness is gone, and the brightness level...
  18. Thread: February BOTM

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    February BOTM

    What a beauty! I wish any one of my bikes looked that good.http://www.thegsresources.com/images/botm/2021_02.jpg
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    If you are going to a machine shop anyway with...

    If you are going to a machine shop anyway with your head, try using their surface plate to check flatness. This is a slab of granite ground absolutely flat and is a reference tool for checking...
  20. The question in my mind is not the number of...

    The question in my mind is not the number of bikes I need, it's the number of bikes I want. Let's call that quantity N, just to addle the equation even more. And then there's the number of bikes you...
  21. Thread: Back to bikes

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    Wow! I say again: Wow! Super fantastic work. I...

    Wow! I say again: Wow! Super fantastic work. I think that's a better than factory paint job.
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    Check for air leaks in the intake. my old GS1000...

    Check for air leaks in the intake. my old GS1000 did exactly the same thing because of cracks in the intake boots.
  23. Thread: 77 kz650

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    Rob S. said: Those bikes were very popular back...

    Rob S. said:
    Those bikes were very popular back in the day. I believe their ad read, "Right out of the box, it'll beat any 750 in the world."

    I remember those ads, back in the day. It was true...
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    It seems to be decided that this is old and...

    It seems to be decided that this is old and outdated advice. I was told about this myself 40-45 years ago. Obviously, to make up for lost time, I should go out and remove all my batteries and set...
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    battery vs concrete

    Many years ago, I was told to never place a storage battery on a concrete floor because it will drain the battery.
    Has anyone else been told this? Is it true? It never made much sense to me that it...
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