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  1. Thanks for the welcome mr Swiss Toni, yep it looks like it, bearings on the Christmas present list LOL. Be sure FBoB, I WILL be asking questions of you all, when the tear down begins.
  2. Whoa, hold on there Joseph that’s a little too technical for my small brain. The screaming is at all speeds, under constant load; say a constant 30/40/50 mph. If I close the throttle it stops, if I open it up full throttle again it stops, weirdly.
  3. Thanks for the reply’s mr Dezzie & FBoB. You’re all correct, the lump is gonna have be stripped and spend some cash on parts. Strange that it’s only 3&4 that scream.
  4. I have tried a short run down the street with a slack chain, no difference, but thinking afterwards-not something I do well- the chain would only be slack on the lower run LOL Please bare with me FBoB. Thanks for the pics.
  5. Thanks for this mr fatblokeonbandit. I was looking at this a while ago, it was either No. 22or 30 described as a ‘bearing’ in my naivety I thought it may be common to both 3rd an 4th driven gears, thus causing the similar scream only in those gears. I have a Haynes manual, which I shall use to keep an ageing eye out for
  6. Thanks for the reply mr Wraith I not going to start the transmission till after chrimbo, I will install the rear end first as I’ve got that already. I would like to update the lights as you have done wraith, trying to make a more modern, comfortable, better handling dinosaur.
  7. Ooh, this sounds like it’s gonna get ‘spensive. I think Mr Joseph is right, get in there now before she goes tits up. Thanks for the reply Mr TonyGee.
  8. Thanks Mr Joseph, I love the bike, after decades of owning mainly Suzuki’s finest, it is a little bit fast for my ageing reactions. I used to be a plant fitter in a previous life, so engines don’t frighten me. It’s just the cost of OE parts for these old Dinosaurs that scares me. Apparently there is a bearing common to both 3rd and 4th gears and I was wondering if it is a weak point. Anyways, she is having a K8 thou rear arm transplanted over the winter, to go with the L7 GSX-S F front forks so will tear the bottom off the lump and try to work out what’s what. Thanks for the reply.
  9. Thanks for the reply mr Gixer1460 again. I can’t see my first reply. Yes it has got steadily worse over the past year.
  10. Apologies, forgot to add. If any of you good people could share your considerable knowledge I would be most grateful. Cheers David
  11. Hello there, I’ve been following OSS for a number of years now and have finally plucked up the courage to join the conversation. You guessed it, I have a problem requiring the formidable talents of you guys n gals. I ride an ‘89 1100k, far too powerful for an oldie with limited talent and bravery such as me. I also ride an ‘83/84 GS 650 gt, plenty fast enough and now handles and stops a bit better now she’s been fitted with the 1100k complete front end. Anyhows, my problem is a howling, nay screaming, 3rd and 4th gears from the 1100s gearbox. The scream is there under a constant load, i.e. most town riding, not there when wide open throttle, not a place I venture to very often. I’m hoping this is not gonna be too expensive, being a pensioner. Anyways pics, or it didn’t happen.
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