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    Yeah but the labor for that would be far past the $75 for a replacement which is on the way, no? You can't get anyone to look at you for less than a couple hundred bucks around here.

    Quote Originally Posted by grcamna2 View Post
    oldGSfan,that crack in the crankcase around the cylinder stud looks like it needs a repair with Tig welding and then carefully smooth-over it to give it some cosmetic restoration.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldGSfan View Post
    Yeah but the labor for that would be far past the $75 for a replacement which is on the way, no? You can't get anyone to look at you for less than a couple hundred bucks around here.

    Oh,you found a direct replacement? Excellent

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    Heated up the block from a 88-90 GSX1100F and dropped the sleeves. This winter the sleeves and pistons will be going into the GS1150efe, 1260cc should give me a respectable boost in hp and ft lbs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldGSfan View Post
    It means a lot to him as it was his father's. He's not doing for resale. I'm hoping he'll adopt me as he has no kids.
    I call "shotgun"!
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    I got a GS1000E front fork cover that is mangled on one end off eBay for $5 and had a try at repairing it. Even the halfway decent ones that were much more $ didn't look so great. Making progress building out the corner that was chewed off and sanding it back. There are some pinholes to fill but the method works really well. From the Web I found the tip to use shavings of ABS mixed with acetone until dissolved, then brush it on. New to me and it's basically free and works.

    I took a spare piece of ABS pipe I had from plumbing and drilled it repeatedly to get the curly Q shavings, mixed till milkshake thickness, then brushed on. I put some masking tape behind the corner bend and dripped it on. It's cured strong and I think it will look fine. The ends are covered by reflectors so I am not sure I'll bother with that area. I'll spray it with bumper and trim paint once smooth and see how that goes, then do the silver on the raised bits. Will post pics of finished job in case there's any interest. This method would seem to be good for broken side cover tabs if they are ABS, but I'm not sure

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    Work in progress:
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    Finally installed a speed healer on the FZ1. It's nice to see 70 when I'm going 70 instead of seeing 80.
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    After a year of baking in the hot desert sun and being virtually unused, my F350's windshield wipers needed replacing. With recent rain showers, every auto parts place in town seemed to run out of wipers. I finally found both a 22" and 24" at WalMart and last night decided to swap them out. Standing on a stool holding a flashlight, I proceeded to change them and got a surprise.

    Some knucklehead returned his old worn out wipers to the store. Another knucklehead put them back on the shelf. Now, having purchases this second hand crap, I feel like a real stooge. The same thing happened with an air filter a while back, but at a different store. Hopefully I can find the reciept and return them like I did the air filter. Very frustrating!
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    Top Tip: When fitting either a different wheel or new discs, always remember to bed the pads in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burque73 View Post
    After a year of baking in the hot desert sun and being virtually unused, my F350's windshield wipers needed replacing. With recent rain showers, every auto parts place in town seemed to run out of wipers. I finally found both a 22" and 24" at WalMart and last night decided to swap them out. Standing on a stool holding a flashlight, I proceeded to change them and got a surprise.

    Some knucklehead returned his old worn out wipers to the store. Another knucklehead put them back on the shelf. Now, having purchases this second hand crap, I feel like a real stooge. The same thing happened with an air filter a while back, but at a different store. Hopefully I can find the reciept and return them like I did the air filter. Very frustrating!
    I had this happen once recently but what made it even worse was the joker kept the attachment I needed for the wife’s car. I made sure to stress the store wouldn’t want to put them out again but I’m afraid they did anyway

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    Not wrenching on it yet but my wife came home from visiting a friend and said "she's got an old motorcycle from her uncle that's been sitting a long time in the garage and wants to get rid of it". I checked the pics she took, and it's a Bultaco 370, blue so I think it's a Frontera. Fingers crossed, I'll go see it ASAP.
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