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    I would expect bad throwout bearing to make noise...

    I would expect bad throwout bearing to make noise only when clutch lever is pulled in rather than a noise that stops when lever is pulled in.

    First and easiest place to check is u-joint and trans...
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    I probably did think someone in previous posts...

    I probably did think someone in previous posts felt running on sidestand was a cause for flooding on left.
    There is often oiling on the left side from parking on sidestand and this can foul the plug...
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    Bike should not load up and flood out left side...

    Bike should not load up and flood out left side while idle on sidestand this is a myth - leaning that far while running should make no difference - a properly tuned engine will idle on both cyl till...
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    This msg is probably too late but for "73 R75/5...

    This msg is probably too late but for "73 R75/5 Toaster short" and any of these old bikes one should assume to be safe that the brake and clutch friction material contains asbestos unless modern...
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    "Aren't valves tightening up over time sometimes...

    "Aren't valves tightening up over time sometimes a sign of valve seat recession?"

    There are airheads and then there are real airheads like the /5 which was designed and built by old school folks...
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    If tight valves were in fact the problem and the...

    If tight valves were in fact the problem and the engine was run any serious distance
    that way there may be carbon and other crud residue built up on the valve sealing surfaces.

    The newly adjusted...
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    "the bike seems quieter than my /2, perhaps the...

    "the bike seems quieter than my /2, perhaps the valves are tight?"

    Quiet usually not good - please confirm valve adjust and report back here
    All other monkeying around is a waste of time if...
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    Old brit bike trick to prevent levers from...

    Old brit bike trick to prevent levers from flopping like waving hello to others
    was to insert washer made from milk jug plastic - soft enough to prevent
    jamming things up and self lubricating
    ...
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    fuel (good fuel), spark(at the right time) and...

    fuel (good fuel), spark(at the right time) and compression are necessary to run

    You seem to have confirmed both fuel and spark are present

    Suggest you check the valve adjustment and confirm...
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    "funny thing was that by feathering the clutch in...

    "funny thing was that by feathering the clutch in gear and forcing the engine speed down, it would stay there for a bit. 10-15 seconds "

    Above quoted behavior is classic for sticking flyweights on...
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    we should know a little more about sequence of...

    we should know a little more about sequence of events

    Was the bike in storage for winter and now just out for first ride? If so then maybe just a bit lean from gunk in idle jet or sticking slide...
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    " checking voltage at the battery with high beam...

    " checking voltage at the battery with high beam on"

    Need to do this test immediately after about 1/2 hr ride at least to truly see how the battery and the voltage regulator interact under...
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    Why did you have the ring off? Did you separate...

    Why did you have the ring off? Did you separate the ring from the reflector assembly?

    I am not sure of 82 but bikes up to 80 had wire spring clips to hold the reflector into the ring and these...
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    Bosh Starters are usually rebuildable and last a...

    Bosh Starters are usually rebuildable and last a long time and take much abuse BUT THEY PUT MUCH MORE DEMAND ON BATTERY during cranking than more modern replacements

    For a /2/5 conversion with...
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    Stock R90/6 in good tune with 10/40 oil or 15/40...

    Stock R90/6 in good tune with 10/40 oil or 15/40 rotella should be no problem starting

    The key word in this statement is "Stock"

    If you have converted to some kind of electronic ignition then...
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    "Also checked cam chain"

    If the OP saw the chain then he is surely talking about the timing cover and not the front engine cover
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    Don't know the distance but if I were presented...

    Don't know the distance but if I were presented with this problem I might insert a piece of
    crayon into end of rotar and then put the cover on to crush it somewhat and then measure
  18. Thread: Electrical Issue

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    For charging that comes and goes as described on...

    For charging that comes and goes as described on a bike of unknown history/condition

    First thing I would look at after battery connections is to confirm that the brushes are
    1) long enough that...
  19. If you have no other electric clothing I would...

    If you have no other electric clothing I would start with electric jacket liner
    type with heated collar forearms and kidney area
    Surprising how warm the rest of you feels if the kidney area is...
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    What kind of helmet do you wear if any? The...

    What kind of helmet do you wear if any?

    The style of helmet is important to the choice of windshield height

    I like to look over the top off windshield an inch or two and not through the plastic...
  21. Thread: Bike cover

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    http://www.jcwhitney.com/covers/c51109j1s17.jcwx

    http://www.jcwhitney.com/covers/c51109j1s17.jcwx
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    Only way to get ALL the gas/oil/water/crap out of...

    Only way to get ALL the gas/oil/water/crap out of the tank is to wipe out with something or take inside and wait for about a week for it to evaporate

    I have experience with commuting in very cold...
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    I suspect you still have water in the tank below...

    I suspect you still have water in the tank below the level that is drained by the fuel taps.

    Suggest you drain the tank completely and sponge out all the gas/water remaining in the bottom using...
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    "OP report (so far): The rear shocks (sorry...

    "OP report (so far):

    The rear shocks (sorry they are original) were set to different heights. Fixed. "...
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    I run the 4.00x18 K70 on the rear of: R50/2...

    I run the 4.00x18 K70 on the rear of:
    R50/2
    R60/2
    R60/2/900cc Conversion
    R60/6 w 750 engine
    R75/5
    R65 1980

    I run the 3.25x19 K70 or rib tread on the front of:
    R60/6
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