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Re: Janis lives!

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They've got them on Amazon plenty cheap. I've used them plenty of times on other projects, and they've worked fine. Pressure is good and flow rate is plenty. The only thing is I really like the looks of the stock pump.
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There are threads on replacing the stock pump diapragm. A quick summary is here: https://www.ngwclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=9967 Also, 1000 (1100 fit too) pumps come up on ebay. Still very old, though. What I haven't seen a fix for is the pump's check valves which seem to be phenolic.
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Re: Janis lives!

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The pressure is 2.5 to 4 psi. The flow states 70 LPH.
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Dropping the seat off tomorrow. Got a lady at work that does a pretty good job on reupholstering. Was thinking about going a little shorter, but I think I'll just have her do it in stock configuration.
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Pulled the seat, installed new rear brake pads. I was going to tag her when I got the seat back, because it think I'll wait until spring. The I'll have the forks rebuilt by then. Any suggestions on fluid?
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I just use synthetic auto trans fluid.
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Ex 2006 GL1800 - the Black Pearl SOLD! to make room for:
2021 Can-Am Spyder RT Limited Dark Chalk Metallic
1976 Yamaha RD400c
1978 GL1000 with '75 engine - the Hunley
Ex 1978 GL1000
Ex 1979 GL1000
Ex '79 CB750F rat bike
Ex '86 SEi
Ex '77 GL1000
Ex '76 RD400
Ex '72 Penton 125 set up for flat track
Ex '73 RD250
Ex '68 TR6C - chopped
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I think I've run ATF on every set of forks I've rebuilt. Never had any complains. Heck, the manual recommends it for the GL1200.
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That's what I'll do then. Time to order seals.
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Re: Janis lives!

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Just make sure the tubes are slick, no dings or rust (rust is actually worse than dings).
"Love 'em all.... let God sort 'em out!"
Ex 2006 GL1800 - the Black Pearl SOLD! to make room for:
2021 Can-Am Spyder RT Limited Dark Chalk Metallic
1976 Yamaha RD400c
1978 GL1000 with '75 engine - the Hunley
Ex 1978 GL1000
Ex 1979 GL1000
Ex '79 CB750F rat bike
Ex '86 SEi
Ex '77 GL1000
Ex '76 RD400
Ex '72 Penton 125 set up for flat track
Ex '73 RD250
Ex '68 TR6C - chopped
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