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    I know where I'd like to throw a rod.

    I know where I'd like to throw a rod.
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    Since OP welds it would be easy to buy a hardtail...

    Since OP welds it would be easy to buy a hardtail frame and "upgrade everything from the steering head back" by welding the Buell neck with VIN in place of the aftermarket part.

    If you slice...
  3. Wise move. Retired MSgt here. Study the jobs...

    Wise move.

    Retired MSgt here. Study the jobs which interest you. If you're a gearhead aircraft maintenance is currently undermanned and has poor retention which makes this the best time to get in...
  4. Looking good!

    Looking good!
  5. Thread: Fork tubes

    by farmall
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    Pics of the failed plating would be nice for...

    Pics of the failed plating would be nice for reference.

    OEM or other quality tubes should be good to well over 100K miles.
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    Snatch that head and inspect damage then post...

    Snatch that head and inspect damage then post pics. Details matter.
  7. It ain't worth running a VIN for useless...

    It ain't worth running a VIN for useless information. Corrosion is found by inspection.

    Study wiring threads at leisure since most problems with older machines are electrical. Jet fighters use...
  8. Thread: My gs850

    by farmall
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    This site is great for tech info: ...

    This site is great for tech info:

    https://thegsresources.com/
  9. What gets you down the road should matter far...

    What gets you down the road should matter far more than what the bike looks like parked. Don't forget to inspect and repack the wheel bearings (requires replacing the seals which is easy) and...
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    Observe the geometry of transverse four (not...

    Observe the geometry of transverse four (not Harleys, they aren't transverse fours and will not correctly convey finished proportions in relation to YOUR engine!) which look like what you want then...
  11. CBs are pigs in the handling department (Seeley...

    CBs are pigs in the handling department (Seeley and Rickman framed conversions excepted). Cafe'ing them in the first place was popular before sportbikes were common but other than making them less...
  12. I've used Walmart clear boxes (Plano and...

    I've used Walmart clear boxes (Plano and Flambeau, made in USA) for years but never thought of the jewelry bead boxes. Imma buy some of those fuckers! Good tip.

    You're right to avoid carbon steel...
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    I like tall final drive gearing to drop RPMs at...

    I like tall final drive gearing to drop RPMs at cruising speed. (I don't bother with a tach and don't care if my speedo works or not.) A four tooth smaller rear sprocket is a good start.

    Pretty...
  14. Check the Cycle Electric website for stator/rotor...

    Check the Cycle Electric website for stator/rotor interchanges. Their alternator kit page shows rotor and stator part numbers which you can use to infer which stock rotors/stators interchange:
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    Looks like a fun retro machine but since it's not...

    Looks like a fun retro machine but since it's not a classic or common chopper base bike you'll likely have much better luck on dedicated Suzuki forums finding a wiring schematic to show the functions...
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    Extra fun when the foam crumble from age but most...

    Extra fun when the foam crumble from age but most of it blows through if ingested. As one of our customers found out, they aren't very good at smothering backfire-induced fires....

    Foam is fine...
  17. Thread: What are 33ers

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    Isn't that a Boy Scout merit badge these days?

    Isn't that a Boy Scout merit badge these days?
  18. Thread: What are 33ers

    by farmall
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    The (real) outlaw life is for the young and the...

    The (real) outlaw life is for the young and the old days of bikerdom are long gone. The point of getting patched is the life, not the patch, and if you'd been stone cold determined you'd have led...
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    In first gear. Otherwise tall gearing offers...

    In first gear. Otherwise tall gearing offers lower highway vibes and downshifting is always an option. For a light bike like most choppers it's no problem. Add passengers and luggage then it could be...
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    Files move an impressive amount of metal (ask any...

    Files move an impressive amount of metal (ask any weldor!) and don't overheat the work.
  21. I firmly encourage everyone else to buy this...

    I firmly encourage everyone else to buy this stuff for the good of CNC shops everywhere.
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    If the inner race/roller cage fits the outer race...

    If the inner race/roller cage fits the outer race but the nut doesn't snug the assembly, there is too much up and down play. On a tapered roller assembly insufficient clamping translates into both...
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    I agree with JB. I don't recall the tooth count...

    I agree with JB. I don't recall the tooth count (it's been a while) but I went with "stock minus 4 teeth" on the rear.
  24. Thread: Bad wreck

    by farmall
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    Expect the trucker to be the usual drunk.

    Expect the trucker to be the usual drunk.
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    I don't back off because (as many threads bear...

    I don't back off because (as many threads bear out) cluelessness is common and when basic questions are asked that indicates lack of system familiarity, lack of theory of operation familiarity, and...
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