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    If it starts good, runs good, no pre-ignition and...

    If it starts good, runs good, no pre-ignition and with the timing light on a running bike showing the f mark or close to it, then you are good to go. The various S marks are for setting the static...
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    I always cut the top as drilling holes can cause...

    I always cut the top as drilling holes can cause cracks and it makes the process more complicated than necessary. Use masking tap to tape off both sides of the screen where you want to cut. That...
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    Just get a Suzuki DL650 and be done with it. Will...

    Just get a Suzuki DL650 and be done with it. Will do all that you ask and more.
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    That is still a max recommend speed on some other...

    That is still a max recommend speed on some other bikes with bags installed. Also sounds like he was experiencing some of the handling gremlins around semis, not that uncommon in my mind. When you...
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    Yes, excellent course.

    Yes, excellent course.
  6. Thread: Dynabeads

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    Don't know what you mean by experience. But it...

    Don't know what you mean by experience. But it is common practice when putting on new tires etc to rebalance the whole assembly, therefore you remove the old weights and rebalance the tire assembly....
  7. Thread: Dynabeads

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    My experience has been that either the wheel...

    My experience has been that either the wheel weights or the dyna beads work fine. It just depends on what is available to you when you change your tires. If you go the dyna beads ( or other similar...
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    When you are talking about covering the bike,...

    When you are talking about covering the bike, make sure it is a breathable cover and I wouldn't use a cotton cover. Also store it inside, even if it is a shed much better for the bike. Tires are...
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    Folks should really take in one of the tire...

    Folks should really take in one of the tire manufacturers presentations at a rally. They, the engineers, all say the same thing, inflate the tires to the manufactures specs as outlined in your...
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    The Castrol RS10-50 full synthetic motorcycle oil...

    The Castrol RS10-50 full synthetic motorcycle oil is readily available up here and I get mine from Walmart. Should work fine in place of the 15-50 ( at least for the newer engines ) if you want to go...
  11. A no name cover is a plus in my view. As...

    A no name cover is a plus in my view. As somebody has said " Out of sight out of mind".
  12. Thread: 1976 r75/6

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    Once you are satisfied that the carbs are...

    Once you are satisfied that the carbs are together, jetted properly etc, then go and slack off the cables until you have an equal amount of play, say 1 or 2 mm at each cable adjuster. Also make sure...
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    Your stock engine compression will determine what...

    Your stock engine compression will determine what grade of gas to use. You will get the most power from regular ( faster burning ) than premium say 91 octane ( slower burning ) but you may have to...
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    The Airheads line Simple by Choice comes to mind....

    The Airheads line Simple by Choice comes to mind. It also might not be a bad idea to run a second ground wire from the engine to the frame. The stock one on the transmission bolt is a bit of a...
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    Good answer. Check the color of spark plugs...

    Good answer.

    Check the color of spark plugs and it will tell you if you are running rich or not. Also make sure the choke goes all the way off, they can stick on slightly which will affect your...
  16. Yep that would have worked and likely the way I...

    Yep that would have worked and likely the way I would have changed the sight glass. Heck I've seen BMW bikes laid on their sides to rethread the pan bolts. Most would frown at this but it actually...
  17. Which police bike is better is no different than...

    Which police bike is better is no different than which police car is better. There is no doubt if you ask a police officer which brand of bike or car he likes, he will have his/her favourite but in...
  18. Poll: I vote no.

    I vote no.
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    When something happens quickly after a bike has...

    When something happens quickly after a bike has been running fine and you believe it is fuel related then it can be anything from the fuel delivery end to plugging off in one of the passages in the...
  20. Thread: June ON

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    I would think that if you are pulling a trailer...

    I would think that if you are pulling a trailer with a motorcycle then no matter what happens, you are at risk for having no insurance. The reason I say that is because no manufacture of motorcycles...
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    Your reading with either should be more like 14...

    Your reading with either should be more like 14 volts, so something is not right. 13.08 is too low and something is going on with the charging system.
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    I've used both Carbtune & Mercury Sticks. Both...

    I've used both Carbtune & Mercury Sticks. Both work well for sync work and the Carbtune with no Mercury is safer.

    With respect to the higher RPM adjustment. On my oilhead the 3000 rpm was...
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    Check the bearing on the back of the clutch rod,...

    Check the bearing on the back of the clutch rod, called a throw out bearing in other applications. With the bike in neutral and running, pull the clutch in and see if the noise changes.

    Seeing as...
  24. Parts are available for both the 75/5 and the...

    Parts are available for both the 75/5 and the 90/6 but it will take a bit of digging to find the best source, depending on what you need.

    My suggestion would be to buy the bike that is the most...
  25. It doesn't sound like valve train noise, but more...

    It doesn't sound like valve train noise, but more like something else that is vibrating with the engine running. Valve train noise is much louder & more clunk like.

    Have you tried putting the bike...
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