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    Sounds like a trade with another GS owner on this...

    Sounds like a trade with another GS owner on this site is in order.
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    Check with Wilbers and see if they can put on a...

    Check with Wilbers and see if they can put on a shorter spring.
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    Know any of those guys? I've got a van I'll sell...

    Know any of those guys? I've got a van I'll sell 'em. I want a new GS. :dunno
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    Four friends and I did a 1200 mile ride in 21...

    Four friends and I did a 1200 mile ride in 21 hours. I drove a 2005 Yamaha Royal Star Tour Deluxe while my friends had Harleys and 1 Beemer. About every 120 miles, I would have to start looking for a...
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    As a locksmith I completely agree with that...

    As a locksmith I completely agree with that statement. Also, another reason not to go to a "Big Box Store" is that the people there are not locksmiths. They don't have the experience to adjust their...
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    I decided not to use springs since I had the Koni...

    I decided not to use springs since I had the Koni shocks for suspension. I didn't want to make it too soft and bouncy. Here is a link to some photos of the project.
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    I would suggest using some thick flat bar and...

    I would suggest using some thick flat bar and making one that could attach to the flat sides of the subframe. Or you could weld them directly to the subframe and powder coat it for a "factory" look....
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    I made the front part of the mount out of a...

    I made the front part of the mount out of a section of the saddlebag mount that came on the bike when I got it. It was rusted and missing a few pieces, so I cut it up and used it. I used some...
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    Or this one in black. It is an Ultima brand seat....

    Or this one in black. It is an Ultima brand seat.
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    Demonscycle.com but I checked their site and they...

    Demonscycle.com but I checked their site and they don't seem to have it anymore.

    I found one just like it on ebay.
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    I went with an aftermarket solo seat and trimmed...

    I went with an aftermarket solo seat and trimmed all of the excess tabs and lock parts off an extra rear subframe.
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    Brrrrrr. 30 degrees. Feels like 19. Snow flurries...

    Brrrrrr. 30 degrees. Feels like 19. Snow flurries part of the day and rain/sleet the rest of the day. 17 degrees tonight. Probably 0 with the wind chill factor. That's Central Alabama.
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    I have type 53 carbs. The float needles are new...

    I have type 53 carbs. The float needles are new and the carbs were cleaned.

    I have been starting to cut the fuel off when I turn onto my street. I live in a neighborhood with plenty of room to...
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    Some of you guys may think it sounds stupid to...

    Some of you guys may think it sounds stupid to suggest shaving the floats to make them match spec (correct spec or not) but until someone tests it, how can anyone be certain. What if it works great...
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    I have the Type 53 carbs on a R50/5. Carbs have...

    I have the Type 53 carbs on a R50/5. Carbs have just been totally gone through again. I found the specs in the large Clymer book. Could be accurate. Maybe not. Thanks for the link.
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    I didn't intend to imply that making the float...

    I didn't intend to imply that making the float weight match what I read as spec would make them run smoother. I just want to try to eliminate fuel leaking in my garage by possibly making the floats...
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    What type fuel line would you suggest? I had some...

    What type fuel line would you suggest? I had some clear fuel line on it before I took it to the mechanic who put the braided lines on.
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    I agree with the buoyancy and weight statements...

    I agree with the buoyancy and weight statements totally. I would only shave weight on the part of the floats that didn't sit in fuel anyway which wouldn't affect the volume/displacement As far as the...
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    wow. just wow.

    wow. just wow.
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    I have started doing that too. We'll see how it...

    I have started doing that too. We'll see how it works on the new white floats I installed today. While I have everyone's attention, I have another question. The specs in the clymer manual say the...
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    The only black floats I have been able to find...

    The only black floats I have been able to find are the ones that come with the 200 dollar kit with replacement bowls and the ones for the CV carbs. I have an R50/5 which has a type 53.
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    Where can I get the set of hinged floats? They...

    Where can I get the set of hinged floats? They aren't on the Bing website and the guy didn't seem to know anything about them.
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    Did you ever find out what kind of floats they...

    Did you ever find out what kind of floats they were? Or where to get them?
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    An R65 reflector would be easier and maybe even...

    An R65 reflector would be easier and maybe even better, but not free. Changing the bulb base is free and it retains the original reflector allowing me to put in an original bulb if I want to.
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    I actually sold the bike 4 or 5 months ago and...

    I actually sold the bike 4 or 5 months ago and haven't thought anymore about it. If I remember correctly, the HP2 Enduro wheels will work.
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