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    Snapped an exhaust bolt
    I knew I should heat it before I even started, but it twisted so easily I almost believed I got it. Thankfully I was cautious enough to heat up the rest of them and the came out fine.

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    Looks like you also took a bite out of the pipe land.

    You've got plenty of threads left to weld on a nut to that broken stud.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich82GS750TZ View Post
    Looks like you also took a bite out of the pipe land.

    You've got plenty of threads left to weld on a nut to that broken stud.
    I believe these are factory made notches, they are present on each coupling. What was surprising is that none of the headers had gaskets.
    I already ordered a stud extractor will deal with it when I pull the engine out, I do not have a welder, and don't know how to weld. The stud is also too short to use the "two nut" method.
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    Didn’t know about the notches, never saw that before.

    I don’t know how to weld either. Have a friend who’s good at it, though. Brought a small 120v welder to my house.

    Barring that, you may be able to get a good grip on that nub with a pair if vice grips. Some people have had luck heating the stud and get wax to wic up the threads. Or some type of penetration oil would help.

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    Why isn't the exhaust stud more prevalent on these old girls? I quit using bolts on the exhaust years ago. In fact, in recent years, I have gone to a (perish the thought) Yamaha part, as it allows for safety wire to be used to keep the nut attached.

    MTMzOTY1MQ-1f3d4a7f.jpg Yamaha part number 90179-08004-00

    Quote Originally Posted by igoldin74 View Post
    Snapped an exhaust bolt
    I knew I should heat it before I even started, but it twisted so easily I almost believed I got it. Thankfully I was cautious enough to heat up the rest of them and the came out fine.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandy View Post
    Started taking the GS1000 apart tonight. Going to do a deep cleaning on beast this winter. I know it looks fine in the photo but it's actually been 10 years since it's had a thorough going through front to back, or in this case back to front. Clearcoat's been shabby on the clutch and stator cover for quite a while so they're going get a polish finally. Probably also finally replace the rear shocks. The bike has just barely 50,000 original miles on it and with everything set on firm they're still quite good for solo riding but it's time to open the wallet. They're not going to get any better with time. LOL. I've had a complete rack of proper Suzuki VM28's from a '79 Euro spec "S" sitting on the shelf staring at me for a few years so I'm going clean them up and give them a try. The bike is stock so with stock jetting they should be pretty much a direct swap and easy to setup. If not I'll just stick the 26's back in and sell them. Going be a long cold dark winter with this Covid thing so need to find stuff to do. Maybe get out the sawzall and put a cafe seat on it .....just kidding, just kidding.



    20201109_195230 by soates50, on Flickr
    Great looking bike! I totally ignored the comment about the cafe seat!!! LOL

    I'm amazed at how you got the bike on the rolling board! And nice area to work during the winter.

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    Finally got around to fitting the proper Delkovic silencer.
    I'd been using a modified HD Dyna unit for the past year, and had put off buying this one as I thought I didn't need it. Turns out the Delko pipes and collector have an unpleasant wave-front pattern which their own silencer copes with and I had a bit of a struggle trying to tame it with the HD unit.
    Not quite finished yet with the mixture adjustment, so had to weld in a bung for the O2 sensor.
    Neat and clean freaks can look away now.

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    Sigh.... after a fun 130 km run last weekend, today was winterization. Oil changed, Castrol 10w40, K&N 133 filter, ethanol-free fuel topped up with stabilizer, engine idled to spread stabilizer, vacuum removed from carb to starve carbs and shutdown engine, all paintwork waxed, and all metal bits sprayed down with WD-40 and bike sitting on plastic drop sheet to protect against salt spray from car in garage. Also cleaned all electrical connectors as part of last month’s r/r replacement. Bike now under breathable cover. See you in April.
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    Getting track bike ready for next season: Started the safetywire process today, caliper bolts.
    A lot of cleanup work needs attending, all lower areas look dirty & rusty.
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    It's not motorcycle related but now that Charmayne left home, my office and I are being kicked out of the living room and into the extra bedroom we have. So, I spent the entire day putting this together:

    New Desk by Scott Baker, on Flickr

    I've waited over 6 years for a better desk than the Walmart special I use for work so I'm looking forward to starting it tomorrow. Bought from Office Depot, I'm actually quite impressed with its quality so far. Heck, even trying to open the box was an adventure in trying to cut through a lot of glue. And the parts are individually labeled for each step which is nice when trying to find the right screw for the right section.

    Packaging by Scott Baker, on Flickr

    Desk parts by Scott Baker, on Flickr

    I'll move my work and personal computers into the office tomorrow then give my old desk to my youngest son since he'll be doing more remote classwork. I also need to build him a new computer since my younger daughter's laptop really isn't doing the job anymore.

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