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  1. youve tried swapping the plugs round? i know it sounds daft, but when it was apart, you didnt stuff a rag down the inlet to keep dirt ouut then forget to remove it?
  2. could be complicated if you have slide carbs on the gs, cos the gs/gsx ones for cv carb bikes only have one throttle cable mount, if you have slide carbs on your engine the switchgear on the right bar will have a push/pull throttle cable setup. have you tried gs550 switches or gs 650 kat, they seem pretty generic across that era..
  3. could very well be, makes more sense than the swingarm, but ive slept since then.
  4. on the bigger gs motors the swingarm spindle could be doubled up as a flywheel remover, get a suitable weight, screw the spindle into the end of the flywheel and whack it off. dont know if the smaller motors are the same.
  5. same engine as the 400 katana, carbs are a bit of a nightmare. you need to replace every o ring in there and make sure the needles in the slides arent worn, (they get ridges in them and never fuel properly again. its also worth pulling the ht leads out of the coils, cut a half inch off the ends and refit, they vibrate loose and loose contact making them run a bit rough.
  6. chuck in clocks, seat, tailpiece and you might as well have bought a kat!
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    not wired the clocks up yet. ive been trying to put it off doing other bits but ive kind of run out of stuff to do now!
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    as part of my plan to get rid of the shiny bling, i thought about painting over the gold annodized r1 yam usd forks, but then had the idea of simply shoving some black heat shrink wrap over the uppers from the seals to the bottom yoke, and then heating it with the hot air gun to shrink it on. sounded a great plan, but the shrink wrap shrunk to resemble a veiny black dildo! ffs. anyhow, i let them cool off then heated them again and eventually the wrap smoothed out and they lost their resemblance to the stock of ann summers ! et voila, le dildofork! fitted em anyway...
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    theyre polished stainless so should be ok.
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    barnett kevlar clutch and barnet diaphragm spring fitted too.
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    oh, and new exhaust studs, stainless studs, copper nuts, pipes wrapped in the darkest wrap i could get. battery is lighter cos the undertray was moving round with the batterys weight causing it to bounce off the seat bottom. wiring is a bit of a rats nest.
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    ive now got and fitted a toyota mr2 crystal light to it, alongside some other small mods to the undertrays and wiring, switchgear, clocks, exhausts, and a few other small items. i will post pictures when i can get them off my phone. so, new fairing bracket fitted, old one was fucked, and new crystal headlight, exhausts all wrapped, mostly to cover up the shiney stainless but also cos i repeatedly burned my leg when i put my feet down. new clocks fitterd which should be readable unlike the old ones which tbh werent. slightly wider renthals fitted, better switchgear and new loom in the process
  13. its a possibility but tbh a remote one. i reuse copper washers but always anneal them first.
  14. did you remember to use the dome headed nuts inside the cam cover and the plain nuts outside? and did you use new copper washers or anneal the old ones?
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    oh, and the crimps on the oe oil cooler pipes split....
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