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    I leak check single problem carbs and all...

    I leak check single problem carbs and all multiple carbs off the bike before installation so I can fondle and position them freely and play with float levels.
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    You're SURPRISED? Being a biker wasn't, at all,...

    You're SURPRISED? Being a biker wasn't, at all, conservative. Nothing could be more utterly conformist than being a biker today but that's a natural transition as the hobby spread and the life died...
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    link??

    link??
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    I'm always a believer in backups but fortunately...

    I'm always a believer in backups but fortunately there's no tendency to break a good "dogbone". I've not seen it done on a motorcycle.

    I don't fret about modifying any tool. My toolbox isn't a...
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    It's common to torch bend 3/8" extensions to do...

    It's common to torch bend 3/8" extensions to do that job, but don't overheat the square drive or the spring behind the detent ball dies.
    I use 6 pt sockets and also have a 1/4" drive ratchet with a...
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    Buy light, install bright as fuck LED.

    Buy light, install bright as fuck LED.
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    Got the pins out?

    Got the pins out?
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    I use a visegrip chain clamp to restrain the...

    I use a visegrip chain clamp to restrain the pulley for nut removal in such cases.
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    My bad, brain fart. You can run piggyback...

    My bad, brain fart.

    You can run piggyback grounds using jumper cables to test (quick and easy) but the engine ground is good because it spins over. You can either confirm engine to frame ground...
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    I mean the terminal of the coil opposite that...

    I mean the terminal of the coil opposite that where power is supplied. If not sure, disconnect both and the power wire will be hot with ignition on while the switched wire will not. Flipping the kill...
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    If your ignition system module has power but no...

    If your ignition system module has power but no workee then it may be damaged. It's more likely to have been damaged than the pickup but pickups die too.. Both are old if original. I'd expose the...
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    Do you have power to the ignition module with key...

    Do you have power to the ignition module with key on and kill switch in run position?

    You can disconnect the ignition module then probe the harness side for power with ignition switch on.
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    Check the Carl Salter site for a .pdf. No...

    Check the Carl Salter site for a .pdf. No malware or bullshit. You can also get earlier manuals to compare wiring. .pdfs are handy to zoom sections so there's that. Get a parts catalog too.

    The...
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    Disconnect old power wire to ignition at key...

    Disconnect old power wire to ignition at key switch and ignition to eliminate that section of harness.

    Do you have a schematic for your bike?
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    Does it look like:...

    Does it look like: https://www.jpcycles.com/product/381-946/lever-action-starter-solenoid-and-lever ?

    If so, it grounds whatever relay you choose to connect. See your relay's internal schematic. ...
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    Tanks need expansion room/"ullage" ant they need...

    Tanks need expansion room/"ullage" ant they need the vent to be well above fluid level. Amateur tank fabbers often forget this but it's extremely basic.

    Vents should be located (inside the tank)...
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    I would ensure the ignition system wiring is...

    I would ensure the ignition system wiring is isolated from everything else, like pre-TSSM bikes. Mine don't get anything connected to the ignition system not required to run except the kill switch...
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    He can hire minions to do that, thanks to BBQ&Fs...

    He can hire minions to do that, thanks to BBQ&Fs superb asset management services.

    So could (ahem) others with our guidance.
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    The problem could be tank, vent system plumbing...

    The problem could be tank, vent system plumbing or crankcase pressure.

    Unless you're already very experienced and comfortable with vintage Britbikes, run away. They are delicate junk on a good...
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    By what method? Details matter. Tell us what...

    By what method? Details matter.

    Tell us what history you know on the bike. Do you KNOW it ran when parked?
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    Compression test all four. Verify ignition...

    Compression test all four. Verify ignition timing and that the wires are on the correct plugs.

    What does "the carbs look good" mean? If the bike sat a while it's highly likely to need carb work....
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    Very good point on tires!

    Very good point on tires!
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    Sturgis has plenty of those, too.

    Sturgis has plenty of those, too.
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    Envy is a terrible thing.

    Envy is a terrible thing.
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    I'd do a chargeback. BTW the OIF frames were...

    I'd do a chargeback.

    BTW the OIF frames were known for cracking near the base of the backbone tube and pissing oil (as mine did) and are not desirable compared to pre-OIF models If I had to use...
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