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    Oh , fuck ! Where is the fender and fork brace?...

    Oh , fuck ! Where is the fender and fork brace? Where are those basics that made the 1975- 1977 ss a great handling bike? Fix it, dammit!!
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    Shado: that compression difference won't cause...

    Shado: that compression difference won't cause crankshaft or bearing failure. Just make sure you don't run it low or out of oil, and make sure the crankcase is not overfilled. That is, just keep the...
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    If there is oil seepage on the lower cooling fins...

    If there is oil seepage on the lower cooling fins of the lower compression cylinder, then a head gasket is needed: otherwise, ride it, maintain it, and learn from it. We all started somewhere
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    Compression is almost always lower on the right...

    Compression is almost always lower on the right side cylinder, even when new on most twins of that era. Don't ask me why, it's just been my experience with Japanese bikes. I would only add that the...
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    That tank is from an 82-83 Suzuki gs 550 m. Some...

    That tank is from an 82-83 Suzuki gs 550 m. Some called it a katana, even though there was no such thing , except the 1100
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    Yes , synchronization can easily be performed,...

    Yes , synchronization can easily be performed, but with the compression being different, air and fuel screws on each carb will need to be adjusted accordingly. Now about those pipes: I ran both stock...
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    Sounds like cylinder/piston ring wear. Just do...

    Sounds like cylinder/piston ring wear. Just do what Kenessex,Geeto, and others described. With your own plans for the 450, I'm sure it is and will continue to be a fun putter on the country roads of...
  8. Thread: WTF bike laws

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    Unless California change the law regarding lane...

    Unless California change the law regarding lane splitting, it used to be legal to split /(share) lanes as long as the motorcyclist did not exceed 15 miles per hour faster than the flow of traffic and...
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    Not having enough "fun" with the stock carbs?

    Not having enough "fun" with the stock carbs?
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    set your valve clearances at.003" when cold....

    set your valve clearances at.003" when cold. Follow manufacturer specs. This is the beginning point, since valves unable to open and close properly can cause this. A pop from the airbox is an intake...
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    Hate to say this, but you're wasting time and...

    Hate to say this, but you're wasting time and money on the wrong bike. Geeto gave good guidelines, but it's up to you to discern between doable and disappointment, and that can be the difference...
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    that bike sucks for a number of...

    that bike sucks for a number of reasons.dangerous, if not deadly come to mind. Fun?

    Wait till you grind a footpeg with your foot caught between the peg and the road!! Not so much fun now, is it?...
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    Both of those 750s obviously are better off as...

    Both of those 750s obviously are better off as boat anchors since they obviously didn't survive the zombie apocalypse. They're worse than original regarding engine performance,handling,and...
  14. I must have missed the part about riding it...

    I must have missed the part about riding it...
  15. Just cut out and attach 2 -2"by 8"by14" Styrofoam...

    Just cut out and attach 2 -2"by 8"by14" Styrofoam in place of floorboards one you'll have a failing boat anchor... But on the positive side, oh, sorry, couldn't think of any.
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    Been through a couple similar settings with...

    Been through a couple similar settings with similar results. Reminds me, I still owe a local judge a 12 pack for only charging me $80 bucks, when I came prepared with $2500 bucks in my wallet and a...
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    Or dead because of an ignorant 4 wheel cage...

    Or dead because of an ignorant 4 wheel cage driver...
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    Yeah, technically, you're right. It may be that...

    Yeah, technically, you're right. It may be that this poster meant cumulative over several short blasts and not just a few long blasts. 125mph blasts last for only minutes, if not seconds, and I grew...
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    So, CP30(candlepower) you are one dim bulb. Don't...

    So, CP30(candlepower) you are one dim bulb. Don't try to tell us about bands. This forum is about motorcycles, not bands. You should post your irrelevant shit in the general crap, not the project ...
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    Hey CP! Are you Wes Whatever from the band Puddle...

    Hey CP! Are you Wes Whatever from the band Puddle of Mudd who had another meltdown and his band quit and left him standing on stage all alone because he was stupidly drunk again???
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    Hey, CP!! My 1977 gs550 uses an endless camchain!...

    Hey, CP!! My 1977 gs550 uses an endless camchain! Why don't you stick with 2strokes and graduate from a tc125 and move ahead to a 1988 Kawasaki kx125? Those fuckers got with the program!
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    Caught off guard

    One strange day. First, I contacted my insurance carrier about a mistake on my insurance card that just arrived that said gs500 instead of 550.(no such thing as gs500 in 1977). Weird but I'm covered....
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    Damn right, Kenessex. Especially when Wes made...

    Damn right, Kenessex. Especially when Wes made recommendations and were followed, back in the late 70s.
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    Exactly what TrialsRider said. Also make sure...

    Exactly what TrialsRider said. Also make sure condenser and coil leads to points are not grounding out on points breaker plate or cover
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    Read the comments. Ichiban and racer are friends....

    Read the comments. Ichiban and racer are friends. They wished each other a happy new year.

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    Read the comments. Ichiban and racer are friends. They wished each other a...
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