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Old 11-27-2012, 07:34 PM   #1880
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Finally have time to sort out the $350.00 Suzuki GS.
The starter didn't work due to a fuse issue. Once a new fuse / connections cleaned up she turned right over. Gave it a tiny blast of ether to see if it would fired all right, back fired and lit the ether up everywhere. I blew into the airbox and the flames came right back into my face....nothing like burned up eye brows and mustache hairs.

So much for the excitement...damned rookie move...

Added some good gas and the bike ran although "gasping". Found that someone had pulled the carbs at some point and did not use clamps on the manifolds. Once clamps were installed, that healed the vacuum leak issues. Now it starts with a touch of the starter switch and runs very good. Pretty fast old bike.
The mufflers aren't correct and I found some odd fasteners and a couple broken cylinder head fins.
Spent some time / elbow grease cleaning it up. Looks pretty decent for an old beater, but it is a "20 footer".


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