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Author Topic: 1981 Suzuki GS450L - Cruiser to Scrambler  (Read 20460 times)

Offline advCo

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Re: 1981 Suzuki GS450L - Cruiser to Scrambler
« Reply #100 on: Sep 09, 2016, 10:55:32 »
Right on man. Looks mint. Hit the twisties!


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Re: 1981 Suzuki GS450L - Cruiser to Scrambler
« Reply #101 on: Sep 09, 2016, 11:22:05 »
Right on man. Looks mint. Hit the twisties!
Thanks adventurco!  I will try to get out this weekend and do a little more tuning and get some more decent pictures that don't have me in them!

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Re: 1981 Suzuki GS450L - Cruiser to Scrambler
« Reply #102 on: Sep 09, 2016, 17:47:36 »
That's got to be a great feeling.  I LOVE your bike!

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Re: 1981 Suzuki GS450L - Cruiser to Scrambler
« Reply #103 on: Sep 09, 2016, 18:41:02 »
You should be proud o what you have accomplished and you should get it dialed with minimal effort.  Great job!
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Re: 1981 Suzuki GS450L - Cruiser to Scrambler
« Reply #104 on: Sep 12, 2016, 07:43:28 »
Looks great man! 


Get it off road!




What bars are those?  Where did you source them?



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Re: 1981 Suzuki GS450L - Cruiser to Scrambler
« Reply #105 on: Sep 13, 2016, 00:13:41 »
That's got to be a great feeling.  I LOVE your bike!

Thanks magazine!  Maybe it's just because it's my first bike, but I'm really excited about riding now :)

You should be proud o what you have accomplished and you should get it dialed with minimal effort.  Great job!

Thanks Maritime, I appreciate the support.  I'm happy to report I think I've got it dialed in to within one main jet step.  She's running really well and plug colors are looking pretty good, if not a hair lean.

Looks great man! 
Get it off road!
What bars are those?  Where did you source them?

Thx mothgils!  The bars are Moose 7/8" XC  on 1" bar risers from Dennis Kirk (they are so close to my house I get my parts delivered the next day :) )

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Re: 1981 Suzuki GS450L - Cruiser to Scrambler
« Reply #106 on: Sep 13, 2016, 00:24:23 »
Well, I am happy to say that I have now put about 70 miles on the bike in the last few days and not one thing has fallen off :P  It's been on a cafe run and a commute to work and no issues to speak of!

The current carb settings are:
Mixture screw - 2.75 turns out
Pilot jet - 22.5
Float height - 22.4 mm
Jet needle - plastic spacer removed, one 0.5 mm washer in its place
Main jet - 137.5

It may be a tad lean on the top end, so I may be stepping up the jet a size or two in the coming weeks to see if I can get any more out.

Running along at 55 mph the head temp at the spark plug gets to about 308F on a 78 day and holds steady, in case anyone was interested.

Hoping to get it out on the gravel and dirt yet this year to see how it handles off the pavement, but on road it's just fine.

Here are a couple non-professional shots of the non-professionally built bike :)
« Last Edit: Sep 13, 2016, 21:28:01 by Northish »

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Re: 1981 Suzuki GS450L - Cruiser to Scrambler
« Reply #107 on: Sep 14, 2016, 11:51:24 »
Nortish, go accept your BOTM nomination.

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Re: 1981 Suzuki GS450L - Cruiser to Scrambler
« Reply #108 on: Sep 14, 2016, 12:37:43 »
Very well done.  Congratulations.

If my SR250 turns out half as nice I will be very pleased.


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Re: 1981 Suzuki GS450L - Cruiser to Scrambler
« Reply #109 on: Sep 14, 2016, 12:39:52 »
Northish, go accept your BOTM nomination.

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Wow, thank you!  That's a big honor, Maritime.  If they had a blushing emoticon I'd be all over that right now.  I'm over the moon just to be nominated  :)