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350 Talk / Re: 350 GTO oil & fuel lines
« Last post by BRT-GTR on Today at 06:17:01 PM »
           Steve,
                     I use the same tube for fuel and oil, clear on oil pump outlets and black for the others.  Tube I use here in UK is not so good on petrol lines, it tends to harden up quite quickly but does the job.
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350 Talk / Re: 350 Generator drive gear
« Last post by BRT-GTR on Today at 05:43:33 PM »
            If you can see any of the key projecting beyond the back of the drive gear then it's highly likely the key and gear are not properly seated on the shaft taper. Exactly what I found on my GTO, gear was 4mm out of position, running skewed and damaged the front bearing in the alternator. Wondered why it was smothered in loctite!!   Must have been built by the same ham-fisted guy ?
        The key was very tight in its slot and unable to swivel to correct position. Simply eased the key on a piece of wet & dry, problem solved. Also put in new alternator bearings. See photo below, black line shows where back of gear shoud have been.
   I also found I could now time the engine with both points opening on timing pin dimples, couldn't before.

     
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General Discussion / Re: Clymer Vintage Repair Manual-Worth Buying?
« Last post by BS Mechanic on Today at 02:12:10 PM »
I'm not familiar with that specific manual, but I've never seen anything as good as or better than the OEM manuals for BS. (plus they are available for download for free on this site!)

"Universal" manuals always seem to me lacking in critical details that you really need.

That's not to say the BS OEM manuals are perfect, but they are the best I've found.

Just my experience.
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350 Talk / Re: 350 GTO oil & fuel lines
« Last post by Steve Swan on Today at 01:44:09 PM »
             Problem is, the fuel and oil lines have to go through the rubber carb caps or the triangular crankcase seal rubber. These have 7mm holes, so any tube bigger than 7/8mm OD won't go through. That limits your choice considerably, 5/16'' OD tube works fine.

Brian, do you have a recommendation for black fuel line?  Thanks in advance.  steve
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350 Talk / Re: 350 Generator drive gear
« Last post by moonpup on Today at 01:14:17 PM »
It's "lefty-loosey". 
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General Discussion / Clymer Vintage Repair Manual-Worth Buying?
« Last post by nysz1b on Today at 01:06:10 PM »
Just wondering if the "Clymer Vintage Series" two-stroke repair manual is worth having? It covers many two-stroke makes, including Bridgestones. Any better or more in-depth than the OEM sevice manual?
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350 Talk / 350 Generator drive gear
« Last post by nysz1b on Today at 12:52:31 PM »
I have to remove the drive gear on my 350 GTR generator. It seems the prvious owner did not completely seat the woodruff key in the shaft,as it's sticking up at a bit of an angle, and the gear doesn't seem to be completely covering the  key. For all I know, the key is not the  right one, for I've found many signs of ham-fistedness on the bike. OK, here's the question: Is the bolt that holds the gear to the shaft a standard left-hand thread ("lefty-loosey), or just the opposite? There is nothing in the service manual about this.

Thanks in advance!

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350 Talk / Re: 350 GTO oil & fuel lines
« Last post by BRT-GTR on Today at 06:10:37 AM »
             Problem is, the fuel and oil lines have to go through the rubber carb caps or the triangular crankcase seal rubber. These have 7mm holes, so any tube bigger than 7/8mm OD won't go through. That limits your choice considerably, 5/16'' OD tube works fine.

    Correction - engage brain - meant to say 3/16 ID tube works fine.
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350 Talk / Re: 350 GTO oil & fuel lines
« Last post by Steve Swan on Today at 01:03:01 AM »
i am noting folks are recommending Motion Pro Tygon fuel line.  i do not have any experience with the product, but the white lettering tends to turn me away, would like to have plain black; my GTR has a yellow line.  The tank has been coated with POR-15, looks like a well done job, so i am not concerned about debris in tank.  Does anyone have experience with this product - https://www.ebay.com/itm/Tusk-Rubber-Fuel-Line-1-4-x-3-Black-Motorcycle-ATV-Dirt-Bike-UTV-SXS-Enduro/172476066271?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649

or are there any plain black lines you all recommend?
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175 & 200 Talk / Re: BS MII-RS Barn Find
« Last post by paul on Yesterday at 10:18:08 PM »
Great oppurtunity. Plenty of help on this web site .
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