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Offline japstar

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Re: GS650E First build
« Reply #20 on: Jul 12, 2016, 16:38:05 »
I encoutered slightly corroded jets in my bike. (green like corrosion on brass parts).
I used jet reamers to clean out those holes. Do that by reaming the holes till you stop finding green residue on your reamers, than you've hit the stock size. Make sure your carb cleaner squirts out of all corresponding holes when spraying down a passage. (clean spray, not dripping)
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Re: GS650E First build
« Reply #21 on: Jul 12, 2016, 17:10:24 »
Thanks for the help guys. I quickly learned a ton from forums, my clymer manual and other various places to correct a few issues. I found I wasn't getting gas into the carbs so I started there. My petcock wasn't opening from the vacuum on the carb so I corrected that issue and had plenty of fuel in the carbs. I could get the bike to start with starter fluid and determined that the pod filters were giving WAY to much air (I know, POD filters are discouraged, lesson learned)  The air/fuel mixture was VERY lean, so I upped my pilot and main jet a good bit. I moved the main jet from 97.5 to 110 and I could get the engine to rev all the way with little hesitation. I upped my pilot jet from 42.5 to 47.5 due to a starting issue.  Both have resolved most of my issues. I found that under load, the bike didn't want to pull through the high end of the RPM range, so I just got slightly larger main jets 115. Hopefully this corrects that issue.  While out on my second ride, the battery drained completely and I have to work through a charging issue now :(  I just want to ride the damn thing and not worry hahaha. So close.
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Offline Jonny_C

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Re: GS650E First build
« Reply #22 on: Jul 12, 2016, 17:36:34 »
Looking good!  Thanks for the larger picture.  The tank looks pretty good for just a wrap.  Although painting them yourself isn't very hard if you ever want to go that route.

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Re: GS650E First build
« Reply #23 on: Jul 12, 2016, 22:13:13 »
Yup these bikes are known for their shoddy charging systems. Here is a link that will help: http://www.thegsresources.com/statorpapers1.php

Aftermarket stators are available as well for a reasonable price, as well as used on eBay for cheap (but you get what you pay for). I'll be doing the stator on my GS this week.


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Online schwartzy1024

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Re: GS650E First build
« Reply #24 on: Jul 12, 2016, 22:27:04 »
I got the stator issue figured out. I think there was a slight issue with the ground and where I had the positive connected. I hooked up a 30amp fuse and hooked it directly to the battery, seems to be charging (checked with the volt meter).  Just tried to go for a ride but I am still fighting the fuel issue.  I have taken the carbs off a number of times and played with jetting. I think I have the main and pilot jets figured out but the bike wants to cut out around mid throttle. I don't think there is an adjustment on the needle, so how could I go about "shimming" that?  I need to pull them off (yet again) and do a double take.  I'm open to ideas!
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Re: GS650E First build
« Reply #25 on: Jul 12, 2016, 22:35:02 »
So you ended up connecting the hot wire from the R/R through a fuse and to the (+) on battery? Did you ground the R/R to the batt as well?
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Re: GS650E First build
« Reply #26 on: Jul 12, 2016, 22:37:27 »
More or less. I have a "main" ground spot on the frame where the motor and 2 other items all ground together.
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Re: GS650E First build
« Reply #27 on: Jul 13, 2016, 13:29:59 »
You will NEVER get the jetting right until you throw away those shitty Emgo pods. They partially block important openings in the mouth of the carbs. Not only that, they are metal mesh, and fine dust goes right through them.

Get the correct K&N pods and save yourself some drama.
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Offline hillsy

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Re: GS650E First build
« Reply #28 on: Jul 13, 2016, 22:01:52 »
Why did you cut the frame above the rear engine mounts?

Offline bobdizzle

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Re: GS650E First build
« Reply #29 on: Jul 14, 2016, 00:21:41 »
Hi, new here, working on a gs1000. Your bike looks great!
I'm wondering if you have any pictures of what you did with all the electronics in the rear triangle and any advice on moving those under the seat?
I was thinking I could pretty much just flip that panel up to lay under the seat. I'd appreciate any advice!

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