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    01-17-2017, 09:35 AM
    You didn't look very hard, then....Just sayin'.
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    01-17-2017, 08:56 AM
    8ball replied to a thread Glass head Briggs motor in General
    We had one in our engine lab at school, to show effects of various conditions on combustion
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    01-16-2017, 10:18 AM
    this drawing confuses the issue, TrialsRider. It may be correct it bicycle terms....I wouldn't know. But it is wrong for motorcycle geometry. Rake...
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    01-15-2017, 07:26 PM
    8ball replied to a thread Race van in Project Builds
    Hey. He said it came with 52,000 mikes....
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    01-15-2017, 05:06 PM
    8ball replied to a thread Race van in Project Builds
    That's really cool. But I have a couple questions: How'd did all 52,000 Mikes fit in there, and what did you do with them all?
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    01-15-2017, 02:12 PM
    That is not what he said. All shocks sag when you sit on it. His remark was what will happen to the geometry when it settles into the sag, and...
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    01-14-2017, 05:33 PM
    May be a bit overpriced....but those wheels are worth something. But there has to be someone that would be interested in a Jacwal Superwedge...
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    01-14-2017, 05:28 PM
    Yeah, but it would have to be pulled by a horse..... .....hope I didn't offend any Amish members. ;)
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    01-14-2017, 02:27 PM
    8ball replied to a thread Odd vintage picture. in General
    No, THIS is Malcolm Uphill on the 1969 Triumph Thruxton in 1969.....and as far as I know MU never wore the Polish Crest. But I could be mistaken.
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    01-14-2017, 08:22 AM
    8ball replied to a thread Searching for a bike.... in General
    CBR600F is 1988-90. It came with 3 spoke wheels. 1991 was a CBR600F2, and they went to a 5 spoke, and the rear was a little wider so it is just...
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    01-13-2017, 09:35 PM
    8ball replied to a thread Searching for a bike.... in General
    More than likely the 3 spoke rims would be off a CBR600F, since they are relatively straight forward swaps for the CB550 and 750s
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    01-13-2017, 03:28 PM
    8ball replied to a thread 79 GS750E cafe build in Project Builds
    Or so we thought. He claims they were the wrong forks and when he replaced them with correct forks all was good....... But who knows. We still...
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    01-13-2017, 02:50 PM
    8ball replied to a thread 79 GS750E cafe build in Project Builds
    How could we make that determination? He hasn't posted a picture of the whole bike. Only close ups of various disaster areas on the bike.....
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    01-12-2017, 07:16 PM
    Pretty sure he sold it.....and the CB750 in his other build thread.
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    01-12-2017, 12:26 PM
    8ball replied to a thread Odd vintage picture. in General
    You really need to go back a page to read the post that brought this thread out from the graveyard.......
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    01-12-2017, 09:18 AM
    8ball replied to a thread Odd vintage picture. in General
    Since I assume that you stumbled on the site quite by accident, you may not have gathered that Dr G's original post is fraught with sarcasm. It was...
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    01-11-2017, 01:57 PM
    Well, lets put this in perspective. an XJ650 had about 70 HP,,,,on a good day, and weighs about 450 lbs (205 kg), and that little FZR has around 60...
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    01-09-2017, 12:46 PM
    I actually ADDED wires to my GS to make it more reliable (AKA the coil relay mod). But then again, there is that whole gear indicator thingy and...
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    01-08-2017, 07:47 PM
    8ball replied to a thread fuel cock assembly in Technical
    Have you tried any online OEM parts suppliers? You might be surprised how available and inexpensive parts are. We didn't get that bike stateside,...
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    01-05-2017, 08:25 PM
    You could've started here: http://www.caferacer.net/forum/new-members-read-here/22280-read-first.html
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    01-05-2017, 10:30 AM
    8ball replied to a thread Air box changes in Technical
    K&N filters are a cotton fabric, not paper. But as TR said, water intrusion needs to be considered
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    01-05-2017, 10:06 AM
    8ball replied to a thread 1979 gs750 in Project Builds
    Yes. They built the GS750L in 1979......because you can actually buy parts for a 79 750L.
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    01-05-2017, 09:46 AM
    8ball replied to a thread 1979 gs750 in Project Builds
    Also, Show a pic of your calipers. If you look at my 550, you can see that the disc is also very close to the forks. Something else may be wrong in...
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    01-05-2017, 09:38 AM
    8ball replied to a thread 1979 gs750 in Project Builds
    TrialRider: The GS750L did have leading axle forks. Neil: Jack the front up in the air and remove the wheel. Loosen the triple clamps on one...
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    01-04-2017, 11:28 AM
    8ball replied to a thread CB500 - New project.! in Project Builds
    That takes me back. My first street bike was a 73 CB500 in Blaze Orange. Bought it for $200 in 1988, not running. Changed a coil and removed the...
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    01-01-2017, 06:13 PM
    8ball replied to a thread Boycott. in General
    I run Chrome exclusively...with ad block. No issues. On the phone I periodically have to opt out of the so-called "enhanced mode". But that is...
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    01-01-2017, 04:27 PM
    8ball replied to a thread Boycott. in General
    I have no issues. Maybe you should look at your browser choice.... or your computer. Then again, maybe it is a personal vendetta against a...
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    12-29-2016, 01:46 PM
    Not al markets are the same. For instance, some markets got a CBR500 in 1989-90, when most of the world got the CBR600.
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    12-26-2016, 09:58 AM
    ....or exposure fire the e-magazine link in his post.
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    12-25-2016, 02:25 PM
    8ball replied to a thread Can you ID this Buell? in Technical
    It's a Blast....it just has a headlight off what looks to be a Ninja250 or VTR250
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About 8ball
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Riding for 30+ years. Road raced for 15 years. Now an occasional track day rider and spend most of my riding time at Deal's Gap. Current stable includes '03 R6, '98 XR400 Dual Sport, '04 V-Star, and '79 Suz GS550
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East TN
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Two wheels and a motor...it's all good.
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Locomotive Consultant

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.... same thing with furniture, it doesn't have to be straight or not wobble, or keep thing from rolling off it, or not collapse when sat upon, it's personal taste man... if I want a dining room set that endangers the life of my dinner party guests, then it doesn't need second hand approval

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