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Author Topic: 1982 Suzuki gs650e bobber thing  (Read 1458 times)

Offline ryananthony96

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1982 Suzuki gs650e bobber thing
« on: Nov 20, 2016, 16:51:53 »
I got a gs650 from a friends dad that hadn't run in 15 years. Never owned or worked on a bike in my life. Finally got it running and was unimpressed so I decided to bust out the angle grinder and after an adventurous year of being broke its starting to come together but would like some suggestions on gas tank mounting. I'll upload the pictures i have now but I'll put up more detailed ones of the trouble spots this coming weekend.


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Offline ryananthony96

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Re: 1982 Suzuki gs650e bobber thing
« Reply #1 on: Nov 20, 2016, 16:52:39 »
The photo with my lovely mother on it is the most recent.


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Offline cookiemech

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Re: 1982 Suzuki gs650e bobber thing
« Reply #2 on: Nov 20, 2016, 17:50:48 »
I see good things happening here . . .

Offline ryananthony96

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Re: 1982 Suzuki gs650e bobber thing
« Reply #3 on: Jan 22, 2017, 22:46:49 »
Got everything finalized ready for final welds then she's going into paint. Should I leave the fender and tank bare steel, or go everything black and sleek?


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Offline ryananthony96

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Re: 1982 Suzuki gs650e bobber thing
« Reply #4 on: Jan 22, 2017, 22:47:13 »



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Offline ryananthony96

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Re: 1982 Suzuki gs650e bobber thing
« Reply #5 on: Jan 22, 2017, 22:47:38 »
Oh and highway pegs still


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Re: 1982 Suzuki gs650e bobber thing
« Reply #6 on: Jan 22, 2017, 23:31:56 »
Tank needs to be further up toward the top yoke, and maybe a bit more level IMO. GS series has a pretty unfriendly frame for this kind of thing.
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Offline ryananthony96

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Re: 1982 Suzuki gs650e bobber thing
« Reply #7 on: Jan 23, 2017, 03:56:37 »
Tank needs to be further up toward the top yoke, and maybe a bit more level IMO. GS series has a pretty unfriendly frame for this kind of thing.
It actually is a bit closer now but It can't get much further because when you turn the bars a nut hits the tank. But I actually really like how it sits up real high and almost seems to just be hanging in the back


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Offline ryananthony96

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Re: 1982 Suzuki gs650e bobber thing
« Reply #8 on: Mar 04, 2017, 13:41:02 »
Well just ordered all the little bullshit I need for the bike and the engine is getting a good ol tune this weekend so next time I'm home from school should be some rather dramatic updates. Stay tuned people.


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Offline ryananthony96

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Re: 1982 Suzuki gs650e bobber thing
« Reply #9 on: Mar 15, 2017, 13:01:51 »
.   She'll be getting painted within the month. Stay tuned people.


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Offline deej

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Re: 1982 Suzuki gs650e bobber thing
« Reply #10 on: Mar 17, 2017, 15:39:07 »
I thought the tank looked a little odd sitting up like that when you look at it from the side. But when I saw you (or whoever that is) sitting on it, looks fine. Gives it a little character too. Maybe a new tank in the future but who cares. I thinks its sweet. I like the bare steel look as well. The 80s gauge cluster and idiot lights tho I am not a fan of. Sweet chop so far man. I got my hands on a kz1000, never owned a bike before either. Jeep has been priority since it's my daily and I wheel it but you have given me some inspiration to get crackin

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Offline guernz

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Re: 1982 Suzuki gs650e bobber thing
« Reply #11 on: Mar 17, 2017, 22:00:49 »
I like the stock gauges. It's kinda like saying " I don't give a fuck but I wanna know how fast I'm going and wanna see" HAHA
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Offline ryananthony96

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Re: 1982 Suzuki gs650e bobber thing
« Reply #12 on: Mar 18, 2017, 13:50:25 »
I thought the tank looked a little odd sitting up like that when you look at it from the side. But when I saw you (or whoever that is) sitting on it, looks fine. Gives it a little character too. Maybe a new tank in the future but who cares. I thinks its sweet. I like the bare steel look as well. The 80s gauge cluster and idiot lights tho I am not a fan of. Sweet chop so far man. I got my hands on a kz1000, never owned a bike before either. Jeep has been priority since it's my daily and I wheel it but you have given me some inspiration to get crackin

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Yeah I agree with most of the stuff you said but a lot of it will be getting changed down the road I just need to finally get this sucker on the road. Like I said first time ever owning or working in a motorcycle. But thank you for the feedback. And I'm glad you decided to get going on your bike. Finished product will be rewarding Forsure!


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Offline ryananthony96

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Re: 1982 Suzuki gs650e bobber thing
« Reply #13 on: Mar 18, 2017, 13:51:26 »
I like the stock gauges. It's kinda like saying " I don't give a fuck but I wanna know how fast I'm going and wanna see" HAHA
Yeah my girlfriend agrees with you but it'll certainly sit like that for the first while the bikes running but it may change eventually


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Offline ryananthony96

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Re: 1982 Suzuki gs650e bobber thing
« Reply #14 on: Apr 18, 2017, 19:20:51 »
Decided to make some changes cut out the supports next to down tube and made it a single tube so the tank could sit more flat and decided to ditch the springer seat and go a different route so took my first shot at a set pan and I'd say it's not that bad still have stuff to do to the tank and seat obviously but here's a rough idea. Very glad with the changes I made let me know what you think!


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Offline ryananthony96

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Re: 1982 Suzuki gs650e bobber thing
« Reply #15 on: Apr 18, 2017, 19:21:40 »



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