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    Scuffed up the clutch plates and friction disks with red scotch brite, cleaned with alcohol, new OEM springs. Bike feels like it got +15HP, I expect oil temps will go down too.
    Also replaced what I hope is the source of a persistent oil leak, the clutch pin seal.
    Bike's running pretty nicely

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    1980 GS 1000G aka Big Red (Resto-mod WIP)

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    Got her out, dusted her off, checked her fluids and tires, and fired her up......All ready to go...




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    Lookin' good Bob! I see the top down on the convertible👍
    Another thing I'd love about Tennessee. Spring time comes so much sooner than in N.E.Ohio.
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    Nice GS, and looks like Sam Adams has paid a visit


    Quote Originally Posted by Baatfam View Post
    Got her out, dusted her off, checked her fluids and tires, and fired her up......All ready to go...

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    Quote Originally Posted by storm 64 View Post
    Lookin' good Bob! I see the top down on the convertible
    Another thing I'd love about Tennessee. Spring time comes so much sooner than in N.E.Ohio.
    Been a late start this year, but we are getting there.
    Another nice thing is pure gasoline. She fired up and ran great after sitting most of last year.

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    Nice GS, and looks like Sam Adams has paid a visit
    Haha....10 years or so ago, the wife and I tried home brewing. Probably did 12-15 batches....
    That's what's left. Every so often, I chill a couple down, drink them, and remember why I get my beer at the store.
    Bob T.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldGSfan View Post
    Nice GS, and looks like Sam Adams has paid a visit
    LOL, I love (virtually) nosing around someone else's garage... there's always an interesting item or two.. with a story.
    -Mal

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    I learned a lesson. The Sporty threw a rod. Found out that the heads had been skimmed prior to my owning it, so, while initially, the pistons did not touch the heads or valves, the possibly insane compression ratio after I installed the 1200 kit exacerbated a rod going out, such that the rear piston eventually began to smack things it shouldn't. I had no idea that the motor had ever been apart, since I bought the bike with 10K on the clock.

    Long story short, I ordered a very low mile 1200 motor which arrived yesterday.
    "Thought he, it is a wicked world in all meridians; I'll die a pagan."
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    Quote Originally Posted by GS1150Pilot View Post
    Long story short, I ordered a very low mile 1200 motor which arrived yesterday.
    Let me know if I'm outta line askin this but, what did sometin like that set ya back?
    1979 GS850G, currently being rebuilt from the frame up. We shall see how that go's
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    Quote Originally Posted by RustyTank View Post
    Let me know if I'm outta line askin this but, what did sometin like that set ya back?
    The motor was $2000 shipped.
    "Thought he, it is a wicked world in all meridians; I'll die a pagan."
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    Pretty much got the GS put back together from a winter of deep cleaning, valve clearance check, a bit of polishing covers and a carb swap. It fired right up and settled into a good idle and I was surprising close with my preset adjustments and bench sync. A quick session with the carb sticks and a fiddle with the air screws and all is well. Nice smooth 1,000 RPM idle. Woohoo.



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