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Forum: 2 smokers 05-28-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 505
Posted By TheRadBaron
Suzuki GT750 exhaust gasket urgently needed in central Illinois

I have a duplicate to this thread in 2-smokers but I thought it would be worth a shot here, too.
I've been working on my '74 GT750 trying to get it ready for an antique ride next weekend. ...
Forum: 2 smokers 05-28-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 505
Posted By TheRadBaron
Suzuki GT750 exhaust gasket urgently needed in Illinois

I've been working on my '74 GT750 trying to get it ready for an antique ride next weekend. Everything was going well and it looked like I'd be able to meet the deadline until last night when I...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-11-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,398
Posted By TheRadBaron
You're on the right track with your rebuild. ...

You're on the right track with your rebuild. Those are good parts. Be advised that you'll probably need to clearance out the cam chain tunnel in the head to fit the KA tensioner. I've installed...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-09-2015, 10:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,921
Posted By TheRadBaron
Having a German motorcycle done up like an...

Having a German motorcycle done up like an American WWII aircraft is kind of ironic, wouldn't you say?
Forum: GS Boxers 05-06-2015, 03:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,081
Posted By TheRadBaron
ON now noticeable difference or OR now noticeable...

ON now noticeable difference or OR now noticeable difference? :D
Forum: GS Boxers 05-05-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,081
Posted By TheRadBaron
Man, this sucks. I guess Continental makes a lot...

Man, this sucks. I guess Continental makes a lot of their tires in Taiwan now. It's really getting tough to find companies that I can respect. My impression of a company absolutely plummets the...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-04-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,081
Posted By TheRadBaron
Euro or USA alternative to Chinese-made Tourances?

I hate to start another tire thread but my 1100GS is in need of new tires. I have a set of German-made Tourances on it now. They were on the bike when I got it and I've been very impressed with...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-01-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,398
Posted By TheRadBaron
There's a very good chance that the only thing...

There's a very good chance that the only thing that is damaged is the cam and the cam bearing blocks. Every single other bearing in the motor is a ball or roller bearing and they're pretty tolerant...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-30-2015, 04:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 886
Posted By TheRadBaron
What was wrong with your Tourances? I'm pretty...

What was wrong with your Tourances? I'm pretty new to this type of tire but I've been pretty impressed with mine. Unless of course it's them causing the vibration.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-29-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 886
Posted By TheRadBaron
Thanks for the replies. Hopefully it is just the...

Thanks for the replies. Hopefully it is just the tires. The Tourances on the bike now are almost shot so I'll be changing them soon.
The throttle body sync is good. I rebuilt the FD about 5,000...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-28-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 886
Posted By TheRadBaron
Stange sort of cyclic, throbbing, vibration at highway speed.

I have a '97 R1100GS with about 70,000 miles. I've been riding it for a few years now and it's a brilliant machine. It has a weird vibration at highway speeds, though. It's not very noticeable but...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-26-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 300
Posted By TheRadBaron
That diagnosis that the shop gave you doesn't...

That diagnosis that the shop gave you doesn't seem right to me, either. I haven't personally had the front of my 1100 engine apart but what they told you goes against what I know of the way the...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-24-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 780
Posted By TheRadBaron
I have the Wunderlich side stand plate on my...

I have the Wunderlich side stand plate on my 1100GS with a standard-thickness hockey puck bolted to the bottom. The thickness of the puck and the Wunderlich plate is perfect for my bike, though it...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-16-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 451
Posted By TheRadBaron
Which way to turn the CO pot? (R1100GS)

My '97 R1100GS is outfitted with a CO pot and no cat. It's showing symptoms of being overly rich at idle and I understand that the CO pot is primarily used to control the fuel mixture at idle. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-16-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 225
Posted By TheRadBaron
Funny that you should mention this. I, too, have...

Funny that you should mention this. I, too, have an 1100GS ignition switch on backorder. Mine failed suddenly when the hot wire broke off at the switch. Luckily I was just in a parking lot. I cut...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-23-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,105
Posted By TheRadBaron
I surely don't know it all, though now I know...

I surely don't know it all, though now I know more than I did before I asked this question. It wasn't until upshifts posted the stuff from Ask Kevin that I started connecting the dots. That's why I...
Forum: 2 smokers 03-23-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,022
Posted By TheRadBaron
Here's the weird thing about that. I'm working...

Here's the weird thing about that. I'm working on an '89 Kawasaki KDX200. I have a stator plate from a foreign market, street legal, KDX200 with twin lighting coils. The thing is, the ignition...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-23-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,105
Posted By TheRadBaron
Also, the jetting that comes in a Mikuni VM carb...

Also, the jetting that comes in a Mikuni VM carb when you buy it is totally unsuitable for a 4-stroke. You can get them to run but they won't run well. The main thing that needs to be changed is...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-23-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,105
Posted By TheRadBaron
If every engine is different even if the same...

If every engine is different even if the same spec-wise, how is it possible that the factory jets every bike of the same model that comes off the assembly line exactly the same and they run just...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-22-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 877
Posted By TheRadBaron
How sure are you of this? I've worked on many...

How sure are you of this? I've worked on many 100 and 125 Honda singles from this era and I've never seen one that had a crank seal on the left side or an alternator that didn't run in the oil. ...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-22-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,105
Posted By TheRadBaron
All things equal, will larger carbs require leaner or richer jetting?

I have a '72 Honda CB350 that I put Mikuni VM28 carbs on and got them jetted really well. I just got another CB350 that the PO installed VM30 carbs on. I'm sure the 28s are more suited for the job...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-22-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 877
Posted By TheRadBaron
We're talking about a Honda, right? There's...

We're talking about a Honda, right? There's supposed to be oil in that area so if it's leaking out you probably have a bad O-ring for the round access cover or maybe a bad gasket behind the...
Forum: 2 smokers 03-09-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,022
Posted By TheRadBaron
If you tell me what triggers a CDI, I'll tell you...

If you tell me what triggers a CDI, I'll tell you how to make a post. :D
Just kidding. If you go to the forum section that you want (i.e. "2 smokers"), there should be a button near the upper,...
Forum: 2 smokers 03-09-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,022
Posted By TheRadBaron
What triggers the spark in a 2-stroke CDI ignition?

I'm attempting some modifications to my '89 KDX200 and I just realized that I have a glaring lack of understanding on the aspect of triggering a CDI ignition. I know that the source coil provides...
Forum: Equipment 03-07-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,841
Posted By TheRadBaron
I don't know about top boxes. I like the...

I don't know about top boxes. I like the flexibility and organization of a soft top box so I went with that big Maxpedition duffel. I bet you can find a lot of pictures of different Pelican top...
Forum: Equipment 03-07-2015, 05:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,841
Posted By TheRadBaron
I think the 1550s are the most common ones for...

I think the 1550s are the most common ones for large ADV panniers. These are 1550s mounted to home-built racks on my '97 R1100GS. I'm very happy with them. I would highly recommend the liners made...
Forum: 2 smokers 03-04-2015, 05:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,121
Posted By TheRadBaron
I agree with the previous posts about...

I agree with the previous posts about oil-injected Suzukis generally not being able to use premix. Most Kawasakis are the same. I've seen a lot of them damaged due to owners doing away with the...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-03-2015, 04:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 570
Posted By TheRadBaron
I do remember seeing that one. I remember...

I do remember seeing that one. I remember deciding not to do it that way for one reason or another. I don't remember exactly why at this point. I'm sure it works well, though.
That's a valid...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-02-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 570
Posted By TheRadBaron
Found a spot for the external fuel filter R1100GS

Last year while I was getting my new-to-me-at-that-point '97 all ready to go I decided to do away with the in-tank fuel filter and use the popular WIX 33323 fuel filter. The problem was that I...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-26-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,265
Posted By TheRadBaron
Most stupid sentence I has seen har. Durrr...

Most stupid sentence I has seen har. Durrr...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-26-2015, 06:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,787
Posted By TheRadBaron
Oh, and I would personally recommend against the...

Oh, and I would personally recommend against the retorque of the head studs. These motors are notorious for pulling the studs out of the block and making the repair a lot more complicated. No one...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-26-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,787
Posted By TheRadBaron
Head gasket seeping is common on these bikes...

Head gasket seeping is common on these bikes around the mileage yours has. My '97 had 67,000 when I bought it and both head gaskets were seeping. One was bad enough to oil my boot. I think leaks...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-25-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 244
Posted By TheRadBaron
Hey, that's cool. I hadn't seen that post or...

Hey, that's cool. I hadn't seen that post or anything like it. I've actually been working of fabricating something very similar. Mine will probably be made of larger tubing but the idea is...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-24-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,265
Posted By TheRadBaron
I applaud your efforts and your poetry,...

I applaud your efforts and your poetry, EagleScout. While I agree that altering the exhaust system can cause all sorts of tuning difficulties, the self-righteousness that a lot of the naysayers...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-23-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 739
Posted By TheRadBaron
Cue Bevis and Butthead...

He said touch wood. Heh heh.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-23-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,265
Posted By TheRadBaron
Perhaps not. But a poet would.

Perhaps not. But a poet would.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-22-2015, 03:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 662
Posted By TheRadBaron
Yeah, I'm planning to just ignore it. I was just...

Yeah, I'm planning to just ignore it. I was just curious to see if it was a common thing. Thanks.
Forum: Equipment 02-21-2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 12,621
Posted By TheRadBaron
And this post for the win. Nicely done, sir.

And this post for the win. Nicely done, sir.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-21-2015, 04:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 662
Posted By TheRadBaron
That could make sense with the tanks. I'm pretty...

That could make sense with the tanks. I'm pretty sure that a '97 would have come with a metal tank but a PO could have replaced the seat at some point with one from an earlier, plastic-tanked model.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-20-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 662
Posted By TheRadBaron
Yep, I have them both in the lower positions. ...

Yep, I have them both in the lower positions. I've been thinking about trying out the positioning you mention, though.
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