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    Cool Another from Ohio...

    *waves hi* Looks like there are at least a couple from the Dayton area too; i'm sure that will come in handy some day. Lookin' forward to meeting some of you in the not-too-distant future.

    Without further ado, here is my pile:



    1981 GS750L. The good: running. cheap (less than $1 / cc). tank not rusted out. rear tire, rear pads and front brake lines somewhat new. carbs jetted for the pods (removed for cleaning / re-oiling) and seem ok (#1 slightly rich). The bad: just about everything else, haha!

    Work already completed: new fuel petcock. oil and filter changed. broke four exhaust bolts. adjusted valve lash.

    Work in progress: front & rear caliper / master cylinder rebuild. swingarm bearings and shock bushings replace. rear shocks replace. rear brake line replace with ss.

    Work to be done later: total fork rebuild. head bearings replace. break two more exhaust bolts. remove six broken exhaust bolts (lol). de-rust and polish up the fenders / exhaust. de-rust and paint exhaust clamps. run through the wiring harness.

    Wish me luck!
    81 GS750L 16v

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    Welcome. Come on down to the south side, near the Dayton Mall, stop by my place.

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    Welcome. I am in Columbus, as is at least one other active member.
    1982 GS1100GL: hand built stainless 4-1 exhaust, pods, jetting.

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    Welcome to THeGSR.

    Thanks for the intro, and picture.
    Looks like someone modified most of the L out of it with the flatter handlebars.

    Seems like you are on your way to getting it in good shape.

    I noticed that you casually mentioned the broken exhaust studs. To some folks (me)that would be a major problem. But apparenty you can handle it. Good.

    Yes, a couple active members in Dayton. One has posted already.

    Do update us on progress.

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    I know a great guy in Youngstown who works at a machine shop, and might be able to help you with the broken off exhaust bolts in the head. Look up Stormin' Norman (member Storm 64)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redman View Post
    I noticed that you casually mentioned the broken exhaust studs. To some folks (me)that would be a major problem. But apparenty you can handle it. Good.
    Oh, i'm sure it'll be a big pain in my butt in the future, haha! Fortunately they didn't break flush, so it shouldn't be too hard to weld a nut onto the stud.

    And I did notice the bars were not stock, which is good for me. Most of those cruiser-style bullhorn bars that came on these kinds of motorcycles were never well received.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rich82GS750TZ View Post
    I know a great guy in Youngstown who works at a machine shop, and might be able to help you with the broken off exhaust bolts in the head. Look up Stormin' Norman (member Storm 64)
    Thanks for the tip, but that's quite a ways up there!
    81 GS750L 16v

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    Welcome!

    I have that exact seat which was put on my “T” so if you ever need a spare...lemme know!

    You're missing cam covers on picture side (right side).

    The MC and rear brake rebuild ought to be fun. And yes, Stormin’ Norm can help out with the broken bolt.

    Have fun!!!

    Ed

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyco-Dude View Post
    Thanks for the tip, but that's quite a ways up there!
    Nah, I drove about the same distance from central PA to buy an engine from Norm and was great just to meet him.

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    Sometimes you can get the guy to meet you halfway...


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    Howdy from Miamisburg - Do contact Storm64 (Norm) for those bolts if needed; I can attest to how great a job he can do

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