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Re: 1982 GS550M build
« Reply #10 on: Jul 09, 2017, 13:40:34 »
Today's challenge:


Some youtubing, thinking, swearing and sweating later


Got my work cut out for me


An hour later and still a long way to go



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Re: 1982 GS550M build
« Reply #11 on: Aug 18, 2017, 10:47:08 »
A lot of time has been spent cleaning, sanding and paint prepping. Wheels had been painted previously and the paint was chipping in places so taking all that off took its sweet time.

Engine not quite ready for paint yet, but it's getting closer. Really looking forward to starting to put things together again.

Frame, wheels and top triple (trimmed off risers) have gotten a coat of paint.





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Re: 1982 GS550M build
« Reply #12 on: Aug 23, 2017, 11:54:32 »
Won't be tearing into the motor more than necessary, but figured it'd be a good time to do valve adjustment while it was out of the frame. Lots of gunky gaskets to clean up, I'd guess it was a while since it was apart... Both intake and exhaust were definitely on the tight side. New shims ordered so will have to wait for them before finishing up the task.



Generator cover gasket will also need to be replaced...


Also dropped the sump to see if there were any nasty surprises hiding. A few small bits of what seems like charred plastic (really brittle). Came off chain guide perhaps? Unless someone says otherwise I won't be tearing the engine apart for that :)


(Bright spots in the pic are air bubbles)


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Re: 1982 GS550M build
« Reply #13 on: Aug 28, 2017, 04:12:13 »
Frame paint finished



Swingarm and some other bits out to dry




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Re: 1982 GS550M build
« Reply #14 on: Sep 10, 2017, 19:43:10 »
Slow going, but some progress at least :)
More paint work, a few bits and pieces finished


And set up a little paint booth for the tank, which has been primed.




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