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Author Topic: GS1100G Resto-mod  (Read 1392 times)

Offline Drey6

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GS1100G Resto-mod
« Reply #10 on: Apr 17, 2018, 16:01:34 »
Travis rode over to my house last Saturday and helped me get the engine in the frame. Dolly idea hit me while in bed the night before and to my surprise it worked out well! A few small chips in the paint but I’ll touch them up later on.


Ladies and gentlemen, with the photo below you will see the moment where I said
“Damn... shits getting real”.



I’m loving the look so far. My main  goal was to sell this sucker when I was done but that’s gonna be really hard to convince myself to do now....

Now the carbaloids are a whole other story. Worse I’ve personally seen or attempted to revive. Salvageable for sure but they are rough.





At this point they all had stuck throttle plates, and 2 of 4 throttle tubes were stuck in place. I soaked em with penetrant a few months ago to hopefully help with this process. The air screws all removed easily to my surprise.  Luckily everything else removed safely, including all screws with a impact screwdriver I picked it up at Harbor Freight. This is the first one I’ve ever had, not sure what the hell I’ve been doing the last 5 years without it!!

Only troublesome part was removing the pilot jets. Though with some careful coercion and a screwdriver I modified via grinder to fit the previously mangled heads,  the pilot jets all were removed! Whew, a huge relief.

Now for the “gore” fans (not to be mistaken with Al Gore fans). I have some gnarly photos for you.





All broken down.


I removed all the bits, diaphragms all look good and I split the rack up and have been using Simplegreen Pro HD/Distilled water for cleaning in the Harbor Freight ultra sonic. Heard this type of simple green is much safer on aluminum carb bodies. So far I am very impressed! I’ll get some photos up after the new OEM valve-seats, float needs, pilot jets, cycleorings.com kit and stainless kit arrive.

In the meantime if anyone has any recommendations for carb settings, I’m all ears. I’ll be running the stock airbox with a new UNI foam filter and Mac 4-1 (that Chuck gifted me with!).

I plan to shim the jet needles with small
.02 radio shack washer to start and am guessing maybe one size up on mains(I think stock is 115 and next is 117.5[?]) ?
Suggestions would be humbly accepted on this topic.


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Re: GS1100G Resto-mod
« Reply #11 on: Apr 17, 2018, 16:06:44 »
Nice work so far, keep it coming.  I have an 80' GS1000G in my barn.  Yours is looking great. 
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Re: GS1100G Resto-mod
« Reply #12 on: Apr 17, 2018, 16:14:36 »
Motor looks good. congrats on the life stuff, Kids are great!  I'd like to know about the nylon bits as 39.99 doesn't give you everything LOL but it's worth the price to spend a little more to make it better. I did a set of chrome rims and had to be real careful not to damage them on the stand. Used my bike irons mostly with some cut up plastic bottle to keep them from harm.

Thanks man, I just hope the paint cures nicely and hardens after about 6 months from the paint job! Time will tell I guess. Wish I would have baked em but unfortunately didn’t have anywhere to do so.

Chuck just sent me the links for the tire changer kit.

https://www.mojotiretools.com/mojoweb.htm

https://www.mojotiretools.com/mojoblocks.htm

Offline Drey6

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GS1100G Resto-mod
« Reply #13 on: Apr 17, 2018, 16:19:34 »
Nice work so far, keep it coming.  I have an 80' GS1000G in my barn.  Yours is looking great.


Thanks man! Let me know of anything you need..... I have a lot of extra parts haha.

It’s cold here again today so I took the time to finally get a thread together. Should have some more progress to post on Friday. This just arrived.

I forgot to mention above that I realized I forgot to put the U-Joint/drive shaft and new boot in the swing arm before placing engine in .... Opps! I realized it within 5 minutes after putting it in. Oh well, not too much extra work but still a bit irritating.


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Offline Maritime

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Re: GS1100G Resto-mod
« Reply #14 on: Apr 17, 2018, 18:34:38 »
Thanks. Thise are rad, even if they cost as much as the whole stand lol
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Re: GS1100G Resto-mod
« Reply #15 on: Apr 18, 2018, 08:29:39 »
New House. Kid on the way. Working on bikes.

You're just living the dream, man!
I'm going to eat your brains and gain your knowledge.

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Re: GS1100G Resto-mod
« Reply #16 on: Apr 18, 2018, 11:56:16 »
Thanks. Thise are rad, even if they cost as much as the whole stand lol

I just looked at those prices, that does get pricey for sure. I guess it depends on how many you could foresee doing. Or have some buddies give you a little money to go back towards the cost of the unit ?
You could always keep the others for cars only and pick a motorcycle specific one up. Chuck linked one like this:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/273112629181

New House. Kid on the way. Working on bikes.

You're just living the dream, man!

Ha thanks! If you say so!
Life HAS substantially gotten better in the last few months.

In reference to the baby...I swear so many people (basically everyone I come across or know) have said things like, “oh you’ll love it” , “being a parent is great” etc etc.
Many thanks to those people for keeping me positive. Granted Layla is far into her pregnancy at this point so any anxiety I did have is pretty much diminished at this point, but there was a time (mainly the first month) where I was in a total state of “Oh shit....”. Luckily we have been together for many years and plan to continue on as such (I put a ring on her last fall, she hasn’t removed it yet!).



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Re: GS1100G Resto-mod
« Reply #17 on: Apr 18, 2018, 12:03:27 »
In reference to the baby...I swear so many people (basically everyone I come across or know) have said things like, “oh you’ll love it” , “being a parent is great” etc etc.
Many thanks to those people for keeping me positive. Granted Layla is far into her pregnancy at this point so any anxiety I did have is pretty much diminished at this point, but there was a time (mainly the first month) where I was in a total state of “Oh shit....”. Luckily we have been together for many years and plan to continue on as such (I put a ring on her last fall, she hasn’t removed it yet!).


Cheers to you both.  When that little head pops out it all changes again.  For the better but man it gets real...  best thing ever.
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Re: GS1100G Resto-mod
« Reply #18 on: Apr 18, 2018, 12:56:44 »
Cheers to you both.  When that little head pops out it all changes again.  For the better but man it gets real...  best thing ever.

That was nice to read. It is a welcomed change, that’s for sure! 


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Re: GS1100G Resto-mod
« Reply #19 on: Apr 22, 2018, 11:02:12 »
Lookin' good, Dave! I'll have to drop in next Saturday to admire the progress before I steal ya for some woods riding now that Wayne National Forest OHV trails are open!

I'm hoping those TEC shocks compress a little more once the weight of all of the remaining parts are on the bike (+ rider), or else I'd suggest reducing the preload on the shock springs if it's not already backed down all the way. That's a steep swingarm angle, max should be around 11.5 degrees. At least you don't have to worry at all about chain tension changing with a shafty! Spline engagement is all.

Did you use a recommended shafty rear wheel spines heavy duty moly lube for reassembly back there? The Suzuki stuff is harder to come by, and the GS guys seem to praise a Honda Moly 50 (or 60?) grease for this purpose. Most molybdenum wheel bearing/chassis greases only contain 10-20% only, that stuff is a true 50 or 60% moly which is crucial for spline lifespan.

Were you thinking of striping the tank still down the middle? That thing is a long hauler beast of a tank, so much girth! A big wide stripe would break up the sizeable width of that beast and give it an even more sporty look.
Headlight yet? IF it's a keeper, look for the Koito 6H5 OEM bucket assembly. I've never experienced such an awesome beam spread as I did with that and a Sylvania SilverStar Ultra H4 bulb and a good charging system! Wow. Unfortunately a deer took that one out, it's hanging from my workbench now as a reminder to be more careful and not ride much late in the season!
Otherwise a Stanley H4 will be more prevalent and easier to find a great deal on. And make sure to only use a rubber mounted headlight mounting bracket/ear set like the generic bikemaster etc ones that are all Tomaselli copies. Otherwise you will blow headlight bulbs all the time especially when revving it to redline. I almost got stranded without a headlight in the mountains at sunset once because of this! And don't torque the clamps down super tight or else the rubber vibration isolators won't do much good. Clamp them just enough so that you can't twist them or slide them, and then give it another quarter or half turn (on the fork tube rubbers). On the headlight bucket ears, they have a sleeve insert so that you can't over-torque those. I don't believe the original tomaselli style even have that, they just have the rubbers on the fork tubes.

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