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Author Topic: Build Project 1978 GS550  (Read 3692 times)

Offline Urban Monk

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Re: Build Project 1978 GS550
« Reply #30 on: Sep 11, 2017, 12:29:23 »
Episdoe 25. A hodge-podge of micro projects and fixing my error on the stator cover dowel. Some exploration of my thoughts for lines and proportions.
Wishing you happiness, joy and laughter (which shouldn't be difficult since you all own motorcycles).

Offline Urban Monk

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Re: Build Project 1978 GS550
« Reply #31 on: Sep 11, 2017, 12:31:23 »
Episode 26. Welding the other header to accept Dunstall mufflers, sealing cracks in ignition coils, and some more talk about lines and proportions using the Golden Ratio... 1.618.
Wishing you happiness, joy and laughter (which shouldn't be difficult since you all own motorcycles).

Offline Ride

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Build Project 1978 GS550
« Reply #32 on: Sep 11, 2017, 19:55:18 »
Episode 26. Welding the other header to accept Dunstall mufflers, sealing cracks in ignition coils, and some more talk about lines and proportions using the Golden Ratio... 1.618.


Cool videos. Mirrors all the stuff I'm going through now on a Bandit.

Very cool using the golden ratio. I never even thought of that but I'm going to have to bust out my tape and see what I've got on my build.

What do you call those cadmium plated tubing shims? I've never seen them before. Where do you get them?
« Last Edit: Sep 11, 2017, 20:00:52 by Ride »

Offline Urban Monk

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Re: Build Project 1978 GS550
« Reply #33 on: Sep 17, 2017, 11:21:37 »
Cool videos. Mirrors all the stuff I'm going through now on a Bandit.

Very cool using the golden ratio. I never even thought of that but I'm going to have to bust out my tape and see what I've got on my build.

What do you call those cadmium plated tubing shims? I've never seen them before. Where do you get them?

Thanks! I got the idea for the golden ratio from Racer TV. He did a couple episodes on it - guessing two years ago. Worth a watch. Makes sense. That ratio shows up in nature over and over and countless artists have used it. And I've always been a huge fan of the Porsche 911 and Jaguar E-Type so I figured I can't go wrong.

The galvanized tubing inserts were cut by me from a small exhaust pipe adapter I purchased at my local auto parts store. They are nicely organized by their ID and OD dimensions so I just used my caliper to get the ID I needed and then purchased an adapter with the corresponding OD and cut a couple small pieces off.

I dig Bandits. Good fodder for a custom build IMO. Enjoy your journey!
« Last Edit: Sep 17, 2017, 11:24:05 by Urban Monk »
Wishing you happiness, joy and laughter (which shouldn't be difficult since you all own motorcycles).

Offline Urban Monk

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Re: Build Project 1978 GS550
« Reply #34 on: Sep 17, 2017, 11:25:55 »
Episode 27. Detabbing the frame, chopping rear end for rear hoop and removing rust from stock exhaust headers.
Wishing you happiness, joy and laughter (which shouldn't be difficult since you all own motorcycles).

Offline Urban Monk

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Re: Build Project 1978 GS550
« Reply #35 on: Oct 12, 2017, 17:28:11 »
Episode 28. Final disassembly, removing swingarm, center stand, and rear wheel.
Wishing you happiness, joy and laughter (which shouldn't be difficult since you all own motorcycles).

Offline Urban Monk

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Re: Build Project 1978 GS550
« Reply #36 on: Oct 18, 2017, 12:07:32 »
Episode 29. Playing around with triple clamp, speed and tach. Also more frame grinding, welding, and painting exhaust with VHT.
Wishing you happiness, joy and laughter (which shouldn't be difficult since you all own motorcycles).

Offline Urban Monk

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Re: Build Project 1978 GS550
« Reply #37 on: Oct 30, 2017, 15:06:11 »
Episode 30. Welding the frame hoop on.
Wishing you happiness, joy and laughter (which shouldn't be difficult since you all own motorcycles).

Offline Urban Monk

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Re: Build Project 1978 GS550
« Reply #38 on: Nov 01, 2017, 14:36:38 »
Episode 31. Adjusting fuel tank height and beginning work on electrics tray.
Wishing you happiness, joy and laughter (which shouldn't be difficult since you all own motorcycles).

Offline Urban Monk

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Re: Build Project 1978 GS550
« Reply #39 on: Nov 06, 2017, 12:32:36 »
Episode 32. Removing pinstripe on tank. Improving rear tank mount bracket. A touch of sand blasting. Starting over on the electrics tray.
Wishing you happiness, joy and laughter (which shouldn't be difficult since you all own motorcycles).