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    Pictures: 1.Wet plug and 2.two weeks ago on...

    Pictures: 1.Wet plug and 2.two weeks ago on rt.100 in Granville Notch, VT
    I will retune idle screws and see if that helps.

    New plugs on their way.

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    This strikes a tone with me. I hardly EVER use my...

    This strikes a tone with me. I hardly EVER use my side stand. I will move away from thoughts of oil issues as the smoke is clearly white.
    No fuel filters in place. But if "overflowing" is...
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    Got a chance to ride the bike after cleaning the...

    Got a chance to ride the bike after cleaning the left carb and swapping floats.
    Took a nice 20 minute ride, engine was good and warm. No issues. After getting back, I took the plugs out to inspect...
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    OK. So I pulled the left carb, disassembled,...

    OK. So I pulled the left carb, disassembled, cleaned, and reassembled. Then I swapped the floats to see if the problem would occur on the right side.
    I cranked it and got the bike to idle without...
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    What's that?

    What's that?
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    Float. Umm. So if i weight it, it should be too...

    Float. Umm. So if i weight it, it should be too heavy? (what's too heavy?) And if I swap it with the right side and that side floods, that would confirm the problem right?

    Thank you for taking the...
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    1972 R50/5 Flooding Issue

    Left side is flooding bad. To the point of one lunging and drenching/ruining the left plug. Float seems fine, Float needle seems fine.
    About to pull the carb apart.
    ????
    Slide carb, not CV.
    ...
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    Thanks for the reply lmo1131, There are little...

    Thanks for the reply lmo1131,

    There are little spacers in place for a stiffer ride. I'm the one who had these shocks apart before (new seals and Progressive springs) and now I'm wondering if I...
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    OK. I reduced Image size from 2.2 MB to 800KB. ...

    OK. I reduced Image size from 2.2 MB to 800KB.
    So does this seem tall? Is there a process for lowering?

    Cheers,
    Barrett
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    What's the file size limit? Is 2.2 MB too big?

    What's the file size limit? Is 2.2 MB too big?
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    Front Shock Length? R50/5

    New seals in my front shocks and after installation I rode last summer. Now I'm thinking the travel is too long. What's the standard length of leg showing here? And is it possible to drop the front...
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    I'm thinking of mounting exhaust like this R80...

    I'm thinking of mounting exhaust like this R80 but need to raise the brake pedal.
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    New exhaust won't fit above pedal or mount like...

    New exhaust won't fit above pedal or mount like this:
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    New pedal:

    New pedal:
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    /5 Brake pedal switch?

    Happy Weekend.
    Quick question/topic.
    I'm installing new, aftermarket exhaust and the factory brake pedal hangs too low and is in the way. I noticed that mid to late '80s brake pedals don't hang as...
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    Technically, /smart phone/. But these days,...

    Technically, /smart phone/. But these days, /mobile device that happens to have the ability to call people/.

    Either way, pretty powerful little devices these days!

    Cheers
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    Great thread, thanks for offering such useful...

    Great thread, thanks for offering such useful information.
    I wrestled without the alignment tool last night until my back and arms couldn't take it anymore. I've eyed the disk centered but the...
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    Redwing from, what I've been told, Japan. They...

    Redwing from, what I've been told, Japan. They are period pieces from the '70's.

    Glad you enjoyed the video.
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    Sorry, there is no slower version. The video was...

    Sorry, there is no slower version. The video was shot using an app on my phone that produces the time lapse as you see it. In other words, this was not a video shot a normal speed and digitally sped...
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    /5 Clutch & Flywheel Removal- Video

    A time lapse video I shot with my phone. Thought you'd folk would enjoy.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHlDi8XxNVE


    Notes:
    Friend's unheated garage, about 28 degrees, up here in Vermont. I...
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    Awesome and informative. Thanks for posting.

    Awesome and informative. Thanks for posting.
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    I've been told that I've been riding with /6...

    I've been told that I've been riding with /6 mufflers on my /5 SWB. No compatibility problems here. Although I hate how HUGE/long they are causing them to stick out. I'm switching them out with a...
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    The compressor was up to 150 psi when I ran that...

    The compressor was up to 150 psi when I ran that gun. Without a limiting bar it was impossible to gauge the exact value of torque being applied.
    Any ideas?

    so far the bike feels tight and as...
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    Was able to get my hands on a pneumatic impact...

    Was able to get my hands on a pneumatic impact wrench and compressor. After about two hours with some valve lapping compound, I cleaned it up and zipped that bolt right back on. It was so easy that...
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    Here's the new problem: the drive shaft had spun...

    Here's the new problem: the drive shaft had spun a bit inside that spline coupling. That shouldn't have happened. Aren't they machined matched? The coupling required a ton press to break it off of...
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