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Tard Farm / Re: Last Post Wins - V3
« Last post by Electrojake on Today at 12:18:55 AM »
Hey peteGS... what the hell is the big boat prop???  :dunno_black:

got this at least 44yo pump going again. all is well. :) eating on cheap for a few days to cover electrician cost. but hey im happy :)
Aaron
Nice to have water again, eh?  :D
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Tard Farm / Re: Last Post Wins - V3
« Last post by yamahonkawazuki on January 21, 2018, 10:31:07 PM »
got this at least 44yo pump going again. all is well. :) eating on cheap for a few days to cover electrician cost. but hey im happy :)
Aaron
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General GS500 Discussion / Re: Fuel leaking from airbox drain hose
« Last post by gregjet on January 21, 2018, 08:00:36 PM »
Just a note on the needle and seat ( floats).
Suzukis are noted for leaking at the N+S, but it isn't the needle or a worn seat.
The seat pushes in to the carb body and is sealed by an Oring. The leak often occurs between the O ring and the carb body. This is the cause of the dreaded DRZ400 crankcase full of fuel problem. Often changing the Oring with a suitable fuel resistant replacement will cure the problem. The problem is made worse by Alchohol fuels so a modern alchy resistant ring is the best way to go.
I put a light smear of fuel resistant gasket liquid on the O ring when I put them in ( both sides), which seems to help it last longer.
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Tard Farm / Re: Last Post Wins - V3
« Last post by peteGS on January 21, 2018, 07:53:11 PM »
Bugger! Never the easy/cheap fix is it??

I fixed the airflow issue in the filter box by adding some angled sheet... air was hitting the back wall and bouncing straight back at the fan rather than going around the corner. Much better!

Untitled by starpoint73, on Flickr

Untitled by starpoint73, on Flickr

And lucked out on some pinstriping tape for the tank and front cowl, colour should work nicely.

Untitled by starpoint73, on Flickr
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General GS500 Discussion / Re: Is it normal to use main jet without needle jet?
« Last post by Endopotential on January 21, 2018, 07:30:19 PM »
They are indeed for emission control.  Great write-up here
http://gstwins.com/gsboard/index.php?topic=57529.0

What would we do without the GS Encyclopedia?  Cheers to all who contribute
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Projects / Builds, Racing and Tech / Re: GS500GS?
« Last post by gregjet on January 21, 2018, 06:38:47 AM »
Can't use my GS500 as I paid 1200 for it. Have to find a crappier bike for it I guess.
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General GS500 Discussion / Re: Is it normal to use main jet without needle jet?
« Last post by TGTwin on January 21, 2018, 06:11:23 AM »
I doubt it would be a rev-limiting feature, as it would be far easier to just cut spark at a high rev condition.
I'd say these lines make the bike run rich/lean under certain conditions, maybe deceleration. I'm still putting my money on an emissions control system rather than a safety/performance addition.
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Tard Farm / Re: Last Post Wins - V3
« Last post by yamahonkawazuki on January 20, 2018, 11:59:57 PM »
tbh i believe pumps dead. the valve on side has mnothing. it was empty i activated it and hit outside spigot. nothing except a tiny dribble. hell its older thanme sooooo, but water table here is quite high. so methinks dead pump. woll have to find a [ump person that works on the cheap. at least for a consult.
Aaron
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Projects / Builds, Racing and Tech / Re: GS500GS?
« Last post by Nudie on January 20, 2018, 11:06:02 PM »
Hi Greg, I live down the coast from Sydney.
This year's Scrapheap location hasn't been announced yet. All I've got from Perry the organiser is that we'll need long range fuel tanks. I guess that means we'll be going way out west! It's usually announced around Easter each year, but I'm trying to get my bike ready a bit early.
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Projects / Builds, Racing and Tech / Re: Kenner nurses a neglected 04F back to health
« Last post by Kenner on January 20, 2018, 10:40:40 PM »
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Why not helicoil ? There was no real need to do a timesert.
Cool.
Buddha.

I donít realy like helicoils. Once inserted they can be a little tricky to start the threads and Iíve had experience with them bending at the first coil. I prefer a solid insert. I chose Time Sert because they are thinner than most inserts and require a smaller hole. Once you own the kit the inserts are only a couple dollars each and this thread size is popular on motorcycles.

That being said a helicoil probably would have worked fine since I am changing to studs but since I didnít have a helicoil kit already I chose to pay more and get what I believe are a better product.

Ken
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