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Looks great.  How do those tires feel on pavement?  I'm working on an old 77 and customer brought me some tires similar to that.

Honestly, its harder riding for sure on the streets. Bumpy with the obvious vibrations. The price to pay for the look, I suppose. Since I do ride a lot on the highway, honestly if I could go back, I would not do it.
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Tard Farm / Re: Last Post Wins - V3
« Last post by peteGS on Today at 07:23:52 PM »
That certainly seems the right thing to do! :D

Hoping to head out to a BBQ brekky on Saturday morning but now there's a cyclone hanging around off the coast so of course there's a forecast of precipitation... typical  :dunno_black: :icon_rolleyes:

Never mind, have wet weather gear, will ride  :icon_mrgreen:
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My 2005 GS500F starts just fine the first time (40-50 F air temperature), runs well.

After I park and come back, it won't start the second time unless I twist the throttle a bit, rather like with a pre-FI car.

Park again, come back, starts easily the third time with no fuss.

Anyone have an idea why? Started happening in last month. Only work I've done lately is brake lines and tires.

Haven't tested the battery recently, but it's on my to-do list.
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Projects / Builds, Racing and Tech / Re: Another suspension thread.
« Last post by Cincykz on Today at 04:55:29 PM »
Very little metal was removed, just enough to clear. A couple mm total, maybe 2.5 at the channel, but I doubt it.

The shock does feel quite stiff sitting on it. Will update when winter breaks and I can ride it.
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Projects / Builds, Racing and Tech / Re: Crackpot engine modding
« Last post by Gskev97 on Today at 04:55:09 PM »
The Buddha, Joolstacho, thanks for the input, after some playing around neither mod works, the cam advance or the timing advance, the problem I have with getting a bigger bike is my 47bhp licence limit, I cba with getting a restrictor kit either, so I'm just wondering what I can do to it now to get more power than the 37/38 it's at atm, what I'm more confused about is my dad's gs500 is identical, yet its got far more go to it, such as it wheelies above 5k yet mine only wheelies above 7, stunts aside I just can't figure out the difference....... Thinking of giving the gsx400 8v head a shot, I've got a complete gs400 engine that's in better nik and the head is identical so will keep playing, other thing is I'm looking at aftermarket exhausts and I've found the delkovic and black widow, can't find the v&h or any others that are recommended on here, any ideas /thoughts on the aforementioned?
 Cheers  :cheers:
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Projects / Builds, Racing and Tech / Re: Another suspension thread.
« Last post by Cincykz on Today at 04:50:56 PM »
View from top
Small amount of material taken from front facing side of swingarm (horizontal face facing middle of shock spring)
Smoothed with 4"grinder from bottom, then small rounded channel in middle with round stone on a drill, between two red dots.

I should have taken pics before I sprayed...

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Projects / Builds, Racing and Tech / Re: Another suspension thread.
« Last post by Cincykz on Today at 04:46:00 PM »
Attached is from bottom
Red line is approx original corner
"Smoothed" with a grinder between two green lines
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_CosKihFlI

Had this problem once, with time it stopped, never knew what it were..

something in the carbs?
Valves?
Loose Exhaust ?

How should be named this type of failure?

You can actually see like a grey smoke and pulverized fuel going backward with a hollow pop very dry sound.
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General GS500 Discussion / Re: GS500e won't Idle without Choke
« Last post by Armandorf on Today at 03:07:45 PM »
+1

Also, think in what you touched, spark plug boots could be loose., if the rubber is cracked or the fit is not tight consider changing them.
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