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Author Topic: GS650E First build  (Read 3380 times)

Offline schwartzy1024

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Re: GS650E First build
« Reply #10 on: Jun 15, 2016, 18:32:21 »
This was taken just last night. I got the motor to fire, now I need to figure out a fuel delivery problem and finalize all of my wiring. 
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Offline schwartzy1024

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Re: GS650E First build
« Reply #11 on: Jun 15, 2016, 18:33:58 »
Another picture from last night. I need to finish the wiring and bolt the seat and tank down.
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Offline schwartzy1024

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Re: GS650E First build
« Reply #12 on: Jun 15, 2016, 18:38:25 »
One more with it just about complete.  Please ask any questions about what I did or didn't do. I took pictures about every day I worked on it.  All told this project has been 5 weeks start to finish and has cost me about 2200$ including buying the bike!  This has really been a budget build and almost everything on the bike (for accessories) is new.
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Offline schwartzy1024

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Re: GS650E First build
« Reply #13 on: Jun 15, 2016, 18:39:10 »
The triple tree clamp turned out perfect. Not a wave in it.
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Offline japstar

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Re: GS650E First build
« Reply #14 on: Jun 15, 2016, 18:42:01 »
well, that's a fast project  :P
Been busy with mine for about 1,5 years now, with roughly the same budget

Anyway, I like the result man  8)
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Offline schwartzy1024

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Re: GS650E First build
« Reply #15 on: Jun 15, 2016, 21:56:06 »
Well, not sure if i'm lucky or unlucky but i don't have a wife or anyone special in town, so i have a little more time to devote to this girl :) ha. Getting really excited for it. There is a show this weekend I was hoping to get this into but i don't have it registered and not 100% sure I will have it running right. Sure it could sit around a look good, but what fun is that!
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Offline Mr Bernzo

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Re: GS650E First build
« Reply #16 on: Jun 17, 2016, 07:09:10 »
Nice work, wish I had more time to devote to my bikes!

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Offline schwartzy1024

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Re: GS650E First build
« Reply #17 on: Jun 17, 2016, 09:29:00 »
I have the wiring finished, all bolts double checked but I'm fighting a fuel problem. I pulled the carbs ( I'm admittedly new to carbs) and took the tops and bottoms off. Everything looked pretty clear but I did spray carb cleaner and used a qtip to get everything really clear. I pulled the petcock and made sure that looked good and replaced the fuel line. I need to but a few new screws for the carbs today but if that didn't solve my problem I'm stuck. Any suggestions where you guys would start or go from there? I have spark and just replaced the plugs.
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Offline Jonny_C

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Re: GS650E First build
« Reply #18 on: Jul 12, 2016, 15:57:17 »
Did you get your fuel problem figured out?

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Re: GS650E First build
« Reply #19 on: Jul 12, 2016, 16:03:25 »
I have the wiring finished, all bolts double checked but I'm fighting a fuel problem. I pulled the carbs ( I'm admittedly new to carbs) and took the tops and bottoms off. Everything looked pretty clear but I did spray carb cleaner and used a qtip to get everything really clear. I pulled the petcock and made sure that looked good and replaced the fuel line. I need to but a few new screws for the carbs today but if that didn't solve my problem I'm stuck. Any suggestions where you guys would start or go from there? I have spark and just replaced the plugs.

Be sure to remove all the jets carefully with the correct size flathead screwdrivers. Spray carb cleaner and compressed air through ALL jets (hold them up to light to make sure they're clear) and all air and fuel passageways in the carbs. Then do it again just to be sure. Check your float heights against the manual while you're in there.

If the 650 has the same petcock and carb setup as the 550, you need to be sure you have a nice smooth downhill routing from the petcock to the fuel inlet in the carbs. Also make sure the vacuum line from the petcock is attached to the vac port on the engine side of the carbs (should be a brass nipple aiming upwards on the second carb.
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