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    GS450 troubleshooting (compression)

    I have been working off and on with my 1981 Suzuki GS450L Scrambler project. I have cleaned and jetted carbs, I have replaced the ignition system with a Dyna S ignition made for the GS400, and wired up according to "brick house builds" on youtube the way he did the GS450 scrambler he built. Have...
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    GS450 carb setup - big problems

    at the risk of getting yelled at here for pod filters, I have a couple questions. I have gotten mixed info in many places. This is a project bike that i have big plans for, and lots of cool parts to start building it, but i was wanting to get it running first. bike is 81 GS450, PO removed...
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    GS450 1981 Spark plug caps

    I have been "rehabilitating" this 81 GS450, and i noticed that the spark plug caps are in bad shape. I can't seem to find the spec for them anywhere. are they resistor type? does anyone know what level of resistance? they seem to be common in 1/5/10 ohm levels. any help would be appreciated, as...
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    VFR 800fi brake problem

    I took my VFR for a ride today for the first time in a couple weeks. I thought the brake lever felt weird. Took me a minute to realize what it was. The brakes are working, the the lever isn't returning all the way out, and the free play seems like it is double the normal. The brakes work fine...
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    GS450 Scrambler project fork questions

    I have a 1981 GS450 that i got sorta cafe style and will be converting it to scrambler. I have the rear kinda figured out. the front is another story. i want to keep the factory star wheels on the bike as i like the look. (might try to get an 18" front) would it do me any good to swap the front...
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    GS450 - scrambler build

    I just got a 1981 GS450L that has ben "cafe-ed" and want to "scramble" it. my question is can i change the stock 16/19 wheels for 17/17 with better brakes on the cheap? barring that 17/18 maybe? i would not be opposed to keeping the rear drum brake, but would like to fit a larger front rotor if...
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    New member from SC, USA

    Hi, my name is Andrew, and I have been riding for around 10 years. Never got into dirtbikes as a kid, but I rode some quads and 3-wheelers around a bunch (didn't own one, but had family that did). I started on an 80's Yamaha Virago that i borrowed from a cousin for about a month or so, and then...
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