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Hanging Out => The Collections => Bobbers / Chops / Specials => Topic started by: Hoosier Daddy on Dec 16, 2010, 20:43:50

Title: GOT a Zookie! "OVERKILL!"
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Dec 16, 2010, 20:43:50
Been posting every once in a while that one of my guys at work has a '80 Suzuki GS750L project he has lost intrest in. I been working him to let me know if he wants to sell it. Tonight he said he decided to give it up. I asked what he wants for it and he say's nothing...  he needs to get rid of it for the space it's taking up and to come get it! He wants it gone in the next 3 weeks. 2 weeks from now we are shut down and it is prime time.
 He says it runs, no title, extra tank and carb rack off from an 850 included. Needs cosmetics. :shock: 
 Little does he know the cosmetics I have in mind. If you've seen my past builds, they are basically removing stuff, custom seats ,and different bars, there is custom parts but nothing outragous. OK maybe the GoldWing is a little over the top but not like what I want to do to this bike.The no title is a hassle but not a show stopper here in Indiana if I get a bill of sale.

I dunno, but what I have seen of the "L" is screaming chopper.

(http://media.motortopia.com/files/53/vehicles/449b2c34a4242/1981_GS750GL_450.jpg)

 I really like the Brat style...

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_alhVhqF7dAo/TF7m-xdv03I/AAAAAAAAALo/yZt8O7PN270/s1600/Pq1PDOEA.jpg)

Here is a pic of a Bob job I like and seems too easy 

(http://inlinethumb52.webshots.com/46515/2769555690026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2769555690026369651bZyshs)


But not a one is a hardtail or maybe a mono shock which is what I'm going for on this build... since it's free I'm going all the way!

Now the purpose of this post (other than braggin), Show me what you got, I'm wide open for suggestions!!!!
Title: Re: Gettin a Zookie
Post by: JRK5892 on Dec 16, 2010, 20:50:34
hell ya good grab bud! that 2nd brat is my fav brat build i have found yet!
Title: Re: Gettin a Zookie
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Dec 16, 2010, 21:00:15
Ohh yeah, been in my "Motivational" folder for a while!


but then there is this...

Title: Re: Gettin a Zookie
Post by: Koëstum on Dec 16, 2010, 21:00:52
2 weeks from now we are shut down and it is prime time.

Based on past experience I would pick it up immediately. Somebody is going to find out and offer him money.

Just a suggestion.
Title: Re: Gettin a Zookie
Post by: loudest143 on Dec 16, 2010, 21:11:12
Congrats on the steal.  I had an 82 gs850g.  Couple of things I can tell you.  The carbs from the 850 may be the same size physically, but I assure you there are some jetting differences.  I don't remember off the top of my head, but I know there are some differences.  BUT---  They can fund other parts of your build, as they are NOT easy to find, in a complete rack.  Go to GSResources dot com, and there is tons of reference material there.  They won't like that you're gonna tear up a GS, but you'll find what you need there.

Once you get your tank and seat and rear bits off, take a good look at how that frame drops down for the seat area.  It may play in your favor, since you're looking to go brat or bobber.  The bike frame will tell you which direction is easiest, and most cost effective, with minimal cutting, modding or welding.  (hey, maybe you wanna go that route.... I dunno)

Things I can tell you about the motor... It's very dependable, and parts are still available online.  If you're gonna tear the motor out, just replace all your gaskets while you're at it.  It will SUCK doing that after you get her all shiny and pretty.  It's an easy motor to work on, too.  Valves can be adjusted by just removing the top head cover, and doing it right on the bike.  Exhausts.... Vance and Hines are available for that bike, still all over the web.  Not much else, though... You might have to get creative.  I used a Vance and Hines header and a Muzzy canister from a sport bike, with a small hanger bracket I fabbed out of flat stock aluminum.  Whole thing cost lest than a hundred bucks, used.

Replace your brake lines.  You'll be glad you did.  Best upgrade you can do, getting better stopping power.  This bike is a heavy beast!

Have a great time with your build.  Make it yours, and ride the snot out of it!

loudest143
Title: Re: Gettin a Zookie
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Dec 16, 2010, 21:25:52
Based on past experience I would pick it up immediately. Somebody is going to find out and offer him money.

Just a suggestion.
Heh heh... I'm his boss ;)

Thanks for the tips loudest143  That helps a lot.
And yes she is going to come all a part, I will get her to a rolling chasis and stand back and let the frame lines guide me :D
Brat, Bob, or Chop... oh my!
Title: Re: Gettin a Zookie
Post by: loudest143 on Dec 16, 2010, 21:31:44
Oh yeah..... GSXR..... early 90s stuff... swinger and triple/forks.  I'm pretty sure they're a hot swap.  heh heh.  Now you're mind is swirling with ideas...
Title: Re: Gettin a Zookie
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Dec 21, 2010, 17:39:26
Nabbed it! Bike and spares are sittin' in the shop.
I am off work for my "Use it or Loose it" vacation before the end of the year and he works 2nd shift so I called him today and got me a trailer load of project!! In order to keep the morals healthy, and I didn't want any hassles for accepting "gifts" from an employee, I gave him $50... he was thrilled ;)
Even the Wifey was happy it looked to be in better shape that the last ones I brought home!  ;D

(http://inlinethumb41.webshots.com/29928/2792872500026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2792872500026369651qxCwYq)

(http://inlinethumb06.webshots.com/21957/2064586410026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2064586410026369651qxcFWG)

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(http://inlinethumb45.webshots.com/46572/2207018210026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2207018210026369651aEttnM)

There is a factory service manual, second aibox, and in the box not only was the 850 carb set, but an extra set of 4 rubbers and a spare fuse harness!

(http://inlinethumb12.webshots.com/47435/2988866140026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2988866140026369651xhlUEe)
Title: Re: Gettin a Zookie
Post by: JRK5892 on Dec 21, 2010, 17:42:08
Hell ya!
Title: Re: GOT a Zookie!
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Dec 30, 2010, 23:11:58
I got on the ball and made some headway. Today I got something worth posting. Having done a couple Hondas this is my first Suzuki. Naturally She’s been neglected but the engine does turn by hand, supposedly fired on Starting fluid when he got it, but the shifter is stuck in neutral.
(http://inlinethumb03.webshots.com/44610/2791687500026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2791687500026369651MDdohK)
(http://inlinethumb40.webshots.com/3623/2559859950026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2559859950026369651sQFfVX)
Yesterday I spent a couple hours in the shop removing the body work and headlamp to get to the wiring and took several pics of the harness / components and familiarized myself with the layout.
Today we got down to business! I started disconnecting at the headlamp bucket and worked my way back with a roll of masking tape, box of Baggies and a fine Sharpie, bagging parts and labeling each connection. If you haven’t reassembled a bike a couple months or more after you took it apart, this is the best advice I can give!!! Also use the “Freezer Bags” as they have a nice place to write the contents on for future reference.
After getting the Rt/Lft controls, gauge cluster, and turn signals disconnected and removed. Here is the bundle left from the Headlight…
(http://inlinethumb10.webshots.com/27465/2744696700026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2744696700026369651iKhMMn)
Then came the carbs (whew) Not as bad as an early GoldWing but reading the carb page here sure helped! One of the PO’s didn’t bother tightening the clamps on the center 2 boots at the air box and the boot was wrinkled on #3... wonder how well she ran?
(http://inlinethumb49.webshots.com/45872/2456222700026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2456222700026369651QoEFob)
Next came the, coils, other small bits from the main harness, and then took the panel for the fusebox,  Reg/Rect, solenoid off as an assembly.
(http://inlinethumb26.webshots.com/44441/2759746300026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2759746300026369651xSJyEG)
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I did learn a few things on the way. The reason it didn’t shift was the shaft was seized in the cover, found that when I pulled the chain. A liberal amount of PB Blaster and a little light heat and a couple whacks with the soft-faced mallet and we are golden. When I pulled the exhaust, I also discovered She has a 16 valve head!  ;D
Finally, I got to the point of accomplishing the big goal for the day. With the Floor jack, wood blocks and a Dolly I made up a while back, here is where we sit tonight… Not bad for an afternoon’s work!!!

(http://inlinethumb39.webshots.com/47334/2279996710026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2279996710026369651pShXaX)
Title: Re: GOT a Zookie!
Post by: Big Rich on Dec 31, 2010, 02:40:54
16 valves, huh? And you're gonna make a bobber out of it? Sounds like a racing motor to me. Either way, I wanna see where this goes.
Title: Re: GOT a Zookie!
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Dec 31, 2010, 05:44:34
Yeah, that does kinda mix up my thoughts a little on what direction to take. A Buddy has been trying to talk me into making it my first Dragbike... but I do like them curves!  ;)
Title: Re: GOT a Zookie!
Post by: Maritime on Dec 31, 2010, 09:42:49
This is awsome, I would so love to have your shop!  I love how a bike can be stripped to bare bones in one afternoon, then re aseembled in about the same time after you clean and fix and modify everything! 

Cheers, be watching this one.
Title: Re: GOT a Zookie!
Post by: leedutcher on Dec 31, 2010, 19:14:25
i 3rd the brat style! clean lines and still would be able to carve up then corners. but sense its a shafty be carfull. they tend to want to buck on the shaft side. freaks yea out the first time but you should be alright.
Title: Re: GOT a Zookie!
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Jan 01, 2011, 10:46:59
Thanks Maritime! You know, the shop is starting to not be so "open" but the garage is getting organized for the first time. Fair tarade I guess.
 
i 3rd the brat style! clean lines and still would be able to carve up then corners. but sense its a shafty be carfull. they tend to want to buck on the shaft side. freaks yea out the first time but you should be alright.
No shaft here, she's got a chain. Learning more about the Zooks, mines a GS750L. "L" is a Cruiser style. Shaft drive models had a "G" after the engine size, regaurdless of the style of bike... so if it were a Shafty Cruiser it would be GS750GL.
Internet's a wonderful thing! ;)
Title: Re: GOT a Zookie!
Post by: JRK5892 on Jan 01, 2011, 14:11:24
going to be a very cool build man. i am a big fan of the brat style mainly cause it allows you to pop a lady on the back and rip!~
Title: Re: GOT a Zookie!
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Jan 02, 2011, 06:02:56
I might hit you up for p/c pricing on some parts of this one Joe. Lots of surface rust on some of the chrome bits that I need to keep.
Title: Re: GOT a Zookie!
Post by: boingk on Jan 02, 2011, 06:15:12
Had an 8-valve 850G, loved that bike but never got it legal enough to ride. The few times I did ride it were diagnostic, and I can tell you that one of these things set up will absolutely haul ass. The 16v motors are different though, and have a real kick from about 7k upwards. If I recall correctly they are still making good power until about 1,000rpm past redline... they truely do have a brilliant topend.
 
I'll definitely be interested to see how you go with this and what direction you take. I'm seriously still in awe that they made the 'cutsom' L models, as it (in my opinion) really doesn't suit the power characteristics of the engine.
 
Oh yeah, good jetting point for pods and a 4-1 system saw me with mains up to 137.5 from original 115's. I would probably have dialed the air jets down to one size smaller than stock as well but sold it before I got a chance. That was with an 850 8-valver though, so figure that in when going to work on your 750 16-valver.
 
Anywho, all the best - boingk
Title: Re: GOT a Zookie!
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Jan 02, 2011, 07:18:26
I know exactly what you mean about the "L". Seems odd to have this engine in a Cruiser. As mentioned I did get a spare carb rack that is supposed to be off an 850. I plan on opening them up and see what the jetting actually is on those. Maybe they would be a better starting point for pods and a header when the time comes.
Please keep tabs on this thread boingk. I have been searching out "Suzuki" threads here and your name keeps popping up  ;)
Can really use your experiance later on I am sure.
Title: Re: GOT a Zookie!
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Jan 09, 2011, 16:47:45
Another good time in the shop today, after a couple hours I have it down to a bare frame. Now comes all the inspection, clean-up, sorting of what I want to keep or sell to finance the build. Then the painting and polishing of the keepers.... Good times ahead!

(http://inlinethumb53.webshots.com/46324/2849598480026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://%22http//rides.webshots.com/photo/2849598480026369651TmOsdO%22)

Boxes-O-Bike!

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Honestly all that rust visible from the beginning appears to be only on the surfaces. Inside she seems quite nice. Everything still well lubed and came apart fairly well.
But all that aluminum is so damn corroded she is going to need a lot of scotchbrite, 4-ought steel-wool, and polishing.

(http://inlinethumb30.webshots.com/17949/2969201240026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://%22http//rides.webshots.com/photo/2969201240026369651olyyMR%22)

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Hard to see now in the shop lighting but these fork lowers need the same level of attention. Fortunatly, after the "Bomber" build, I had a grease zert installed in my elbow and I got a couple months until painting weather here.

 
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Title: Re: GOT a Zookie!
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Jan 13, 2011, 21:55:53
Busy, busy , busy. The Wifey is out of town so I got some time to spare in the shop in the evenings ;)
Yesterday I stayed after work and sandblasted some rusty hardware that would fit in the blasting cabinet. Battery tray, foot peg mount, side stand, brake and shifter levers. The remaining chrome was shot on all but the foot pad on the brake lever, so I will most likely mask that portion off because however I coat this part of the pedal, I am sure that would wear from use...
 
 (http://inlinethumb46.webshots.com/45357/2783065740026369651S600x600Q85.jpg)
 
Then tonight when I got home I tackled the original rusty tank by using a method I originally saw on SOHC4.com and then again in the $50 Mod Thread here... and my tank was unusable the way it was so what the heck.
Bought a bottle of "The Works" toilet bowel cleaner, box of baking soda, and rubbing alcohol. All items were $3.00 total.
After the de-rusting I coated it with Marvel Mystery Oil I had here.
Sorry, no pics but trust me, this works GREAT, I was left with a shiny galvanized appearance inside the previously unusably rusted tank.
Title: Re: GOT a Zookie!
Post by: CrescentSon on Jan 14, 2011, 09:44:24
Nice progress Hoosier. I just caught up and I have to say I'm all about the bratstyle for this thing. Well, after a couple hundred hours of sanding, polishing, and grinding. :D
Title: Re: GOT a Zookie!
Post by: loudest143 on Jan 14, 2011, 10:29:49
My bike was an 850g.  I gotta tell you, with the 16v 750, you won't wanna give up the twisty riding...   :D  If you go 'bobber', you may lose some of the handling characteristics that these bikes have to offer.  I would lean towards the 'bratstyle' or even a streetfighter setup. (which is where mine was, not a true cafe)


There are lots of replacement parts around the web for that motor.  The 16v is less common, but you can still source some of those pieces, like the valve cover end caps, and the starter cover.  We've got a local salvage yard here.  I've seen a couple of those pieces laying around in the past, so I know they should be available.


Regarding jetting:  I went round and round with my 850, after adding the 4 into 1 and pods. Literally a couple of weeks worth of trial and error with various jet combinations.  I bought the Dynojet kit, and was up and running in a hour.  Save yourself some hassle, and just buy the kit.  It's expensive, but worth every penny in my opinion.


Keep up the good work, man.  You will be very happy with your bike choice.




Title: Re: GOT a Zookie!
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Jan 14, 2011, 20:26:28
Thanks guys, it is appreciated. I am pretty set on the Brat-bike and figure I can pull that off pretty easy, without a hardtail.
loudest143, Thank you so much for theGSResources.com referance earlier! I am now a member there as well. I have been researching the Dynojet kits. What did you go with, stage 3? I am really torn on headers for this. I've seen V&H, Kerker, and Mac's but DAMN $300 bones or more! I am putting out my feelers and watching e-bay for a used set that's not all smashed up... I thought about hacking up the OEM 4-2 just past the collectors and installing a pair of Sportster or some other take-off cans like I did on the Bomber.
Title: Re: GOT a Zookie!
Post by: loudest143 on Jan 14, 2011, 21:46:00
Sadly, I don't have pics of my header.... It was a V&H NOS that I scored off of EBay for 75 bucks!!  Shiny chrome, and it was for a 750.  Now, I took that header, and added a Muzzy sportbike cannister, and it mated up damned near perfect.  I had a small aluminum spacer that I wrapped around the header, to fill up the small gap between the header pipe and the Muzzy can.  Worked great, and had that sweet Muzzy growl.  Trust me man, if you get the right exhaust combo on that bike, your friends will swear you're on a GSXR.  Nothing like an inline 4 sound!


My jet kit was the stage 3.  I had cheapo pod filters.  I was able to tune it very easily once I put that kit in.  The thing with the Dyno kit is, they have you drill out the vacuum hole in the carb slide.  Once you do it, it makes perfect sense, as you're opening up all the other passage ways, so it makes throttle response MUCH MUCH faster.  It's kind of like POW POW when you blip the throttle, as opposed to winding up, and slowly winding back down.  Throttle is RIGHT NOW after the stage 3 kit.  I also did the R1 throttle mod.  Your stock throttle handle, the plastic part that your grip goes over, has a narrow slot for the throttle cable to attach to.  Soooo, if you get a throttle body with a wider channel where the cable wraps around, guess what?  You don't have to twist as far.  Yeah, you're not riding with your wrist in a 'broken' position, it's much more flat.  Which also translates into an easier wind up to higher RPMS, so it takes a bit to get used to.  I bought a used one at the salvage yard for 5 bucks.


I found that looking up part numbers for the 750, and 1000 helped me find out if certain parts would mate up with my bike.  You might try your favorite parts fiche to see what the numbers are for exhausts for that bike.  Maybe the 1000s also mate up with that head.  Just an idea......


Keep up the good work.  Keep us posted!
Title: Re: GOT a Zookie!
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Jan 15, 2011, 22:12:42
Keepin all that in the database loudest, great info. And good point on the fische cross-referance!
 
I scanned the line drawing out of the manual and have been changing things up a little with MS Paint. Easier to click "undo" if I make a mistake than to try and re-weld something back on.
 
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 Lowered gauges and staighter bars, no passenger peg triangles and a seat that's Bratstyle. I shortened the rear fender a little instead of removing it all together, so I think I'll keep the rear frame extensions for the mounting for now.
 Happy with the look, today I introduced the frame to mister Sawz-all and removed the peg / exhaust mount triangles, the inner splash gaurd and helmet lock mounts. Then I took my rotory burr then a sanding disk in the diegrinder and cleaned up the welds remains.
 
(http://inlinethumb14.webshots.com/14861/2651492380026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2651492380026369651nMfABK)
 
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I plan on running without the centerstand but sure like using it to service the bikes so I kept those mounts on. I can put the stand back on and raise the bike on that when maintenance requires it.
 In the past builds I sandblasted the frame, but they were in the summertime, too cold outside here to pull that off now. I have been sanding it by hand but it is slow going. I will probably end up laying cardboard in the shop and trying to strip it myself... but Monday I will call around and get prices for getting this frame dipped. 8)
Title: Re: GOT a Zookie!
Post by: CrescentSon on Jan 16, 2011, 00:37:44
I like the fact that you used the drawing to plan, cool idea. I just started sanding my frame, so I feel you on the slow going. Might have to spring for the brush on stripper next week.
Title: Re: GOT a Zookie!
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Jan 18, 2011, 07:24:04
... Might have to spring for the brush on stripper next week.

 
DO-IT! I originally only wanted to test a small spot to see if the stripper would even work in the cold temps here but 3 hours, 4 cigs and a few beers later this is how it sits!. I doubt I will every sandblast another frame.
 
(http://inlinethumb11.webshots.com/14346/2625519590026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2625519590026369651yTzrkn)
Title: Re: GOT a Zookie!
Post by: Maritime on Jan 18, 2011, 09:01:52
Stripper is great, Started on my tank last night and it would have been just as clean, until I ran out.  Looking good Hoosier.  Doesn't appear to be too rusty either.  It even pulled the vinyl decals I had on it right off.
Title: Re: GOT a Zookie!
Post by: CrescentSon on Jan 18, 2011, 09:49:09
(http://inlinethumb11.webshots.com/14346/2625519590026369651S600x600Q85.jpg)
Can't ask for a better endorsement than that...
Title: Re: GOT a Zookie!
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Jan 28, 2011, 21:29:02
I've been doing a lot of disassembly, cleaning, sandblasting, and painting of the old parts. How do you paint when it single digits? Easy... preheat the parts and paint in the "Mens Room" here at home, run out in the garage and shoot a coat, then bring them back in to the heater and let it cure. Swear it gets about 90 in my little bathroom.
 
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Big news is I sold the spare tank that didn't fit and used that $ to buy a Kerker header with a SuperTrapp tunable muffler. Looks a little rusty on the back side of the pipes but has no dents. I am so stoked!
 
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Once it gets here, if the the chrome doesn't clean up I will remove /mask off the muffler and sandblast the header. Then shoot it with black high-temp paint at work and cure it in the Paint Departments bake oven there. Being a Maintenance Super has it's perks! ;)
 
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Yes, a frame fits in there quite nicely!
 
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Heat wave here tonight, up in the 20's... tomorrow it's supposed to get above freezing! I have been out in the shop with Simple Green and a scrub-brush working on the engine. Seems to be cleaning up nicely. Maybe if I get off work in time considering it's a Saturday I can take it out of the shop and actually rinse it off!
Title: Re: GOT a Zookie!
Post by: Big Rich on Jan 28, 2011, 22:39:25
Lookin good Hoosier! If I tried that in my shower, my wife would say she's happy it's being used for SOMETHING.
Title: Re: GOT a Zookie!
Post by: CrescentSon on Feb 01, 2011, 11:34:59
Funny, my wife would be using it to prep the body for burial. A+ for getting it done no matter what.
Title: Re: GOT a Zookie!
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Feb 02, 2011, 05:36:51
No where did I say the wifey was too thrilled about it! She worked late the night before, and I got up eary to get it done before she woke up. First words out of her mouth was "what are you doing?" next was "Are you crazy?"
 But by then it was all over... and she really knew the answer before she asked. ;)
Title: Re: GOT a Zookie!
Post by: IndieSol on Feb 03, 2011, 12:42:09
Nice work so far!  I'll definitely be using stripper in the future.  That's for sure.

+1 on the Dynojet kit.  The difference in my bike was very noticeable, and all positive.  I still have some fine tuning, but in a very minor way.  I feel like I could ride my bike as is indefinitely.  Someone less inept in myself could have it done in a few hours.  Now that I've done it, I feel confident even I could.

Can't wait to see where this one goes....and I'm jealous about that 16 valve motor.
Title: Re: GOT a Zookie!
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Feb 08, 2011, 19:49:12
Order of events...
I've been detailing the frame, Ground off the tabs I don't plan on using, getting rid of the rust with Naval Jelly and then grinding the factory welds splatter. Saturday I took it to work and shot it with 2 cans of Rustoleums "Etching Primer". Let it cure in the warm shop and picked it up Sunday Morning.
 
(http://inlinethumb21.webshots.com/43924/2524370250026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2524370250026369651jmSgZr)
 
(http://inlinethumb60.webshots.com/46907/2856628070026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2856628070026369651UTmUHn)
 
Plan on using those factory rear frame horns to mount the stock chrome fender relocated rolled forward to give it a stubby look. I want to get a Sparto tail light from DCC first before doing any drilling to get the angles right.
 
Yesterday I finally got the Kerker  / Supertrapp header setup I bought. Damn snow slowed everything down. It actually looked better than I expected and will only have to paint the tubes black, the muffler cleaned up pretty good and the best part is NO DENTS!!!
 
(http://inlinethumb11.webshots.com/16586/2135225120026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2135225120026369651vOGDBF)
 
Then, last night I won and e-bay auction for a complete engine set of OEM Suzuki gaskets and seals for $50! They are shipping today.
 
 I am really wanting a big 7" Lucas style headlight.
 
(http://www.cyclexchange.net/index%20pics/headlight%20side%20shot.JPG)
 
 I originally ordered it from Cycle"X" for the Bomber build, but he was out of stock and upgraded me to an OEM style for the same price so I didn't bitch. I see he has it listed again but now it's also on DCC. So I may need to give them guys yet another order along with 4 more of those awesome billet aluminum turn signals from them too!
 
 
 
Title: Re: GOT a Zookie!
Post by: Plastic on Feb 26, 2011, 19:31:04
To the top! Anxiously awaiting updates.
Title: Re: GOT a Zookie!
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Mar 04, 2011, 22:00:57
Ok, been a while since I updated but this is why... spent nights and nights of wet sanding, gradually moving to finer grit down to 800. Here are the "Before" Pics.

(http://inlinethumb30.webshots.com/17949/2969201240026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2969201240026369651olyyMR)
(http://inlinethumb27.webshots.com/14810/2603338400026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2603338400026369651lLObZx)

Then last night I went to my "New Old Mates" shop where they have a buffing wheel. Here is where those same pieces are tonight.

(http://inlinethumb22.webshots.com/48405/2922606400026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2922606400026369651bhgTIh)
(http://inlinethumb64.webshots.com/22591/2721043300026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2721043300026369651IMBhzz)
(http://inlinethumb39.webshots.com/870/2236409760026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2236409760026369651dsnvgB)
(http://inlinethumb40.webshots.com/48359/2999668860026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2999668860026369651AYPAkN)

Yep, thats the ceiling fan and my cell in the reflection of those rotten ass old parts!
Now that is out of the way I can finally move onto other stuff!!!
Title: Re: GOT a Zookie!
Post by: Big Rich on Mar 05, 2011, 01:12:33
Ouch. The before pics are hard to look at without cringing a little.....

Good job Hoosier!
Title: Re: GOT a Zookie!
Post by: JRK5892 on Mar 05, 2011, 10:10:27
ha ha ha thta is looking GREAT!!!!!!!! keep at it man, love the covers!!!
Title: Re: GOT a Zookie!
Post by: CrescentSon on Mar 05, 2011, 11:43:25
Great job Hoosier, you ruined the patina... ;)

That is dedication right there ladies and gentlemen.
Title: Re: GOT a Zookie!
Post by: Rossicle on Mar 05, 2011, 18:28:15
Keep up the good work Hoosier! It ain't easy working on a bike in below freezing weather.. So kudos to you! Can't wait to see the finished product.
Title: Re: GOT a Zookie!
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Mar 07, 2011, 22:11:01
Thanks guys! I've since been sanding the primer on the frame, cleaning the engine block and working on the fork lowers that were in similar shape (BAD!). These a some of the bikes I have saved in my "motivational" folder for this build. Notice the shape of the Zooks "L" tank suites itself nicely!
 
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_q1xrehb-B9Y/TNCzJg0Rh5I/AAAAAAAAAbE/-sv31Pj0a_4/s1600/bratstyle+cb400+1.jpg)
 (http://www.bratstyle.com/custom/IMG_1439.jpg)
(http://www.bratstyle.com/custom/RIMG5645_3.jpg)
(http://www.bratstyle.com/custom/RIMG4646.jpg)
(http://www.bratstyle.com/custom/RIMG4164.jpg)
(http://www.bratstyle.com/custom/RIMG2114.jpg)
 
Other common factor? They all have black fork lowers. For some reason this is really catching my eye, none seem to be Ratbike-ish but just come across with the attitude I want for this build. Since I can't afford powdercoat, I'm thinking the Rustoleum Appliance Epoxy would be the most durable paint, but I seem to be having a hard time finding it in black now... or maybe the Hammered Black I did the rear shocks, battery tray, and peg mounts, and side stand in already, lord knows that stuff hides a world of sins! But I am concerned about the texture it has looking like ass on the forks and being hard to touch-up in the future. Any input?
Oh, and gaitors, I want fork gaiters!
Title: Re: GOT a Zookie!
Post by: Rossicle on Mar 08, 2011, 00:50:02
I love the painted fork look.. Especially if the rest of the frame is black. I'd definitely go with that Appliance Epoxy! It's the toughest stuff i've seen in a spray can for a good price. It's what I SHOULD HAVE used. I've always found it at Lowes or someplace like it.
Title: Re: GOT a Zookie!
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Mar 08, 2011, 06:45:34
At the local stores I bought it before, they still have white and almond but no black... not even a barcode space for it on the shelves anymore. figures  :-\
Title: Re: GOT a Zookie!
Post by: thausen on Mar 08, 2011, 08:17:29
I see this all the time about people using appliance epoxy for fork legs.  I am a paint guy working for a major paint OEM for 23 yrs.  Epoxies chalk out by nature when exposed to UV light.  You are much better off long term using a 2 component polyurethane for this type application.   Another thing that works well, and trust me I am a garage builder as well is the vinyl type truck bed liners.  I use the aerosol sand texture types for for legs and have had great long term success....just a thought.
 
Title: Re: GOT a Zookie!
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Mar 08, 2011, 13:13:22
Good info Thausen! Thanks for that.
... and funny you should mention spray bedliner, I was just looking at Rustoleums last night wondering about its use on the center section of the swingarm to be more durable.
Title: Re: GOT a Zookie!
Post by: thausen on Mar 08, 2011, 13:48:59
The Rustoleum version is actually the best I've used so far.  More of a sand texture than a lumpy texture and holds up very well if allowed to cure/harden for several days.
Title: Re: GOT a Zookie!
Post by: Rossicle on Mar 08, 2011, 16:33:25
I used some of that on my bike as well.. It's tough stuff!!
Title: Re: GOT a Zookie!
Post by: mothgils on Mar 12, 2011, 13:47:24
Lookin good Hoosier!


Do you have a Lowes nearby?  That is where I picked up the black appliance epoxy that I used.  I repainted a lot of parts with it, even my fork lowers.


You coming down to Rockers Reunion on May 14th?
Title: Re: GOT a Zookie!
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Mar 12, 2011, 19:38:49
You coming down to Rockers Reunion on May 14th?
I SO want to be there on the Bomber 'oldwing! Need to get some decent weather so I can get her out for some higher milage cruises now that everything is titled and registered befor I venture that far though...
 
While I was at the Autoparts store picking up some Duplicolor 1650 engine paint for the engine case I found VHT's epoxy black for the fork lowers and after reading the can seemed exactly what I need. Snagged a can and now waiting on the weather to co-opperate to shoot them.
 
(http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/wcsstore/CVWEB/staticproductimage//N3587/large/7141585_dpl_sp652_pri_larg.jpg)
Title: Re: GOT a Zookie!
Post by: Maritime on Mar 13, 2011, 19:43:53
This ones coming along nicely Hoosier!   Lots of love in the polished parts.  Let me know how the epoxy works may grab some for my sons mini bike project.
Title: Re: GOT a Zookie!
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Mar 13, 2011, 21:08:31
Thanks Maritime! I will post picks of the final product.
Today I got the polished oil pan back on and masked it off then shot the bottom half of the engine cases with the Duplicors engine enamel. That way I got the big end resealed ASAP and I can roll her back upright to continue onto the top half.
 Also finished scuffing the primer on the frame... Another good day with low humidity and I can shoot it in the metalic charcoal grey I picked up for it.
Title: Re: GOT a Zookie!
Post by: IndieSol on Mar 15, 2011, 02:07:02
The covers look great, man.  I can't wait to see more.
Title: Re: GOT a Zookie!
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Mar 17, 2011, 21:29:49
"...and the frame was hung from the rafters with care,
In hopes that warm dry weather soon would be there."
 
Some times it pays to listen to the Weather Man! Yesterday they were predicting good sunny warmth here for a change so I hung the frame and blew it all off while wipeing it down with alcohol, then turned to grinding off the tabs from the swinger for the fat chrome chaingaurd I won't be using. Need to sandblast, prime and paint it. I want to try that Rustoleum bedliner spray in its center section before shooting it with color...
 Today just as promised 70 when I got off work. I came home, blew it off one last time and shot the Charcoal Grey. 4 coats with the last one so heavy to avoid dry spray I though it might sag, but it turned out nice and glossy from any angle and no sags... At least what I could see in the shop lighting.
 
(http://inlinethumb50.webshots.com/45553/2836350950026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2836350950026369651WtvrFQ)
 
(http://inlinethumb01.webshots.com/48192/2093639780026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2093639780026369651rtLLhD)
 
In person it is much darker, but my cell pics brightened it up in the shops low light conditions. So once it cures I will take it out in the sunshine for better pics with the good camera. Next comes the swingarm, I bought a spare can of paint from the same lot for that and will have enough for some misc fasteners later.
Title: Re: GOT a Zookie!
Post by: Big Rich on Mar 18, 2011, 07:07:08
Hoosier, is that your garage? Looks like an airplane could park in there. Or at least a lot more motorcycles and such......


Good work!
Title: Re: GOT a Zookie!
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Mar 18, 2011, 18:18:56
Ha-ha-ha Rich, that is the east end of my "shop" aka: Garage Mahal / Man cave, that's NOT attached to the house.  Had a little thread when it was being built at the end of last summer here. http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=16545.0 (http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=16545.0)
 
(http://inlinethumb05.webshots.com/45956/2913655900026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2913655900026369651SJDqAD)
 
Some of the previous posts on this Zookie build were looking the other direction (west). It's only 24 x 32 but it is the cats ass for my 3 bikes, 2 mowers, a 12' oak bar and 3 work benches and still room to work on a car if the two car garage is full. That's a 12' wide overhead door... For the winter I only had a 100' 10/3 extension cord running out there for lights and power tools, but this summer it's getting POWER! And yes, I plan on more bike builds and working on other peoples bikes out of it for a side business. Friends are getting the word around, have two jobs lined up already. Formal announcement of the business name forthcoming ;)

 
 
Title: Re: GOT a Zookie!
Post by: Big Rich on Mar 18, 2011, 22:21:58
Ya, I remember that thread now. Maybe it's the angle of the pic or something but it looks huge in there. Power is great, I wouldn't mind running water. And air conditioning........
Title: Re: GOT a Zookie!
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Mar 18, 2011, 22:28:15
That pink Jeep is not life size..  ;D   ;)   ;D
Title: Re: GOT a Zookie!
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Mar 19, 2011, 22:18:00
Better outdoor pics of the frame to show it's true color. Gloss is still there but didn't show up in the pics...
 
(http://inlinethumb27.webshots.com/44698/2774093240026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2774093240026369651EzzBvD)
(http://inlinethumb11.webshots.com/45450/2673739520026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2673739520026369651ptKZwl)
 
AND I got 4 coats of VHT epoxy paint on the fork lowers... today it was not too warm out, so once they dried to the touch I brought them in to cure over night. This stuff lays nice!
 
(http://inlinethumb60.webshots.com/46523/2083852550026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2083852550026369651DLmAya)
Title: Re: GOT a Zookie!
Post by: Rossicle on Mar 19, 2011, 23:17:40
Oooh, So shiny!! Looks like black water it's so smooth.
Title: Re: GOT a Zookie! "OVERKILL!"
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Mar 30, 2011, 07:19:10
 Decide on the actual name for the bike project... "OVERKILL" in keeping with the Motorhead theme of "BOMBER".
 
Overkill - Motorhead (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VNUyjRRjxM#)
 
Took a break from prepping the engine, starting to see cylinder fins in my sleep!
We have had a cold spell here but was able to sandblast the rust off Kerker header, taped off the Supertrapp and hit it with play-sand out in the yard. Not only does this do a good job of removing rust but gives the remaing chrome a nice texture for the paint to stick.
  Next came the Rustoleum Bar-b-que 1200 degree paint. Can said "Semi-Gloss" but it looked pretty glossy to me. Now this morning it has flattened out a little as it cured so it sould be fine. Here are a couple quick pics right after the final coat.... you can still see the overspray in the air of the garage!
 
(http://inlinethumb27.webshots.com/2842/2046295640026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2046295640026369651vEXCHG)
(http://inlinethumb44.webshots.com/45995/2954279090026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2954279090026369651OZWbht)
 
Title: Re: GOT a Zookie! "OVERKILL!"
Post by: CrescentSon on Mar 30, 2011, 07:23:51
I love an update with a soundtrack, and I really love the name. Pipes look damn good.
Title: Re: GOT a Zookie! "OVERKILL!"
Post by: Plastic on Mar 31, 2011, 15:08:43
get it!!!  wish my header looked that good...mine is trashed!  ah well something else to spend $$ on
Title: Re: GOT a Zookie! "OVERKILL!"
Post by: whiskey.pete on Mar 31, 2011, 15:22:59
I'm working on a '82 GS750T-going cafe/tracker style on mine, but really like what you're doing here.  The brat/bobber style looks great on the GS.  I'll be interested to see where it goes, looks great so far!
Title: Re: GOT a Zookie! "OVERKILL!"
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Apr 03, 2011, 19:18:16
 Today was a success, worked out just the way it was planned. Spent to morning at the wire wheel de-rusting misc fasteners. Cleaned everything with rubbing alcohol and sprayed some more of the VHT Epoxy black. This stuff cured to a nice sheen, almost a semi-gloss on the fork lowers and seems durable enough so I decided to try it on the triple tree, ign switch, chain adjusters and a boat load of nuts, washers and bolts. Still need to flip all the washers and get the backsides and the ends of the bolts but everything looks good for now. :)
 
(http://inlinethumb53.webshots.com/46004/2302501310026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://"http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2302501310026369651IDuuSs")
 
(http://inlinethumb31.webshots.com/46558/2416576870026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://"http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2416576870026369651gQdVyu")
Title: Re: GOT a Zookie! "OVERKILL!"
Post by: IndieSol on Apr 08, 2011, 13:11:34
Awesome, man.  The frame color looks great.  All the black bits came out nice too.  I'll have to remember the appliance epoxy thing...
Title: Re: GOT a Zookie! "OVERKILL!"
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Apr 08, 2011, 13:36:14
Thanks IndieSol... almost done with prepping the engine for paint. I know I planned all along on painting the case silver, even have the bottom painted already, but with the polished side covers and the frame color I am considering changing the engine to black. I REALLY like the looks of the black cylinders with the edges of the fins block sanded.
 So I am now cosidering painting the cylinders and maybe the head flat black... sanding the fins... with silver lower case and top cam cover... and my polished side covers. Do you all think that would be too much?
 My BSA back in the day had black jugs with everything else aluminum just like this one...
 
 
(http://easleycyclerepair.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/10/bsa_motor.JPG)
Title: Re: GOT a Zookie! "OVERKILL!"
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Apr 24, 2011, 08:15:49
After what seems like forever it finally quite raining here yesterday! The black on the cylinders has been curing for about 2 weeks and it's been masked off just waiting for a break in the weather to get the silver painted. One final wipe-down with rubbing alcohol and blowing off with compressed air and I got the results I was after. Now I can get it back in the frame and start re-assembly of the parts I have done. Long way to go but should start to see some better progress.
 
(http://inlinethumb33.webshots.com/45088/2108269210026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2108269210026369651GuFzUw)
 
(http://inlinethumb57.webshots.com/48568/2395998600026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2395998600026369651liDSoI)
 
(http://inlinethumb15.webshots.com/47118/2193144650026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2193144650026369651sXWNLt)
 
Title: Re: GOT a Zookie! "OVERKILL!"
Post by: CrescentSon on Apr 24, 2011, 13:12:05
That beast is looking amazing Hoosier. I have a weakness for the mix of black, silver, and chrome.
Title: Re: GOT a Zookie! "OVERKILL!"
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Apr 25, 2011, 23:04:40
That beast is looking amazing Hoosier. I have a weakness for the mix of black, silver, and chrome.

Thanks pal! Then your gonna like this....
 
It's in there!
 
(http://inlinethumb52.webshots.com/44787/2338917560026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2338917560026369651sjoDUT)
 
(http://inlinethumb53.webshots.com/45364/2721374310026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2721374310026369651iSKKhV)
 
Title: Re: GOT a Zookie! "OVERKILL!"
Post by: Plastic on Apr 26, 2011, 09:25:13
damn, you make that look easy...hell it took me 5 tries and a friend to fit my heavy bastard of an engine in there!
Title: Re: GOT a Zookie! "OVERKILL!"
Post by: Maritime on Apr 26, 2011, 09:33:35
damn, you make that look easy...hell it took me 5 tries and a friend to fit my heavy bastard of an engine in there!

After the Gl1100 this one was probably a breeze!  Lookin Good Hoosier.
Title: Re: GOT a Zookie! "OVERKILL!"
Post by: JRK5892 on Apr 26, 2011, 11:31:25
the motor looks amazing man! love the little touches like bolts and washers being painted. that makes such a huge diff in the final product! nice scoot man coming along very very well
Title: Re: GOT a Zookie! "OVERKILL!"
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Apr 26, 2011, 14:06:48
Thanks guys!!! I am getting pretty stoked on this one now. I have been cleaning and painting small bits so I have a decent pile to assemble and make some quick headway now.
 
damn, you make that look easy...hell it took me 5 tries and a friend to fit my heavy bastard of an engine in there!

 Silly! Lay the engine on it's right side on top of a blanket / carboard / old matress what ever.  2 x 4 blocks stratigically placed to keep it level.
 Then lower the frame on it side ways. Install the bolts left to right so all you do is screw the nuts on from the bottom side and then stand the whole thing upright ;) Much more easier!!!
Title: Re: GOT a Zookie! "OVERKILL!"
Post by: Plastic on Apr 26, 2011, 14:36:43
Thanks guys!!! I am getting pretty stoked on this one now. I have been cleaning and painting small bits so I have a decent pile to assemble and make some quick headway now.
 
 Silly! Lay the engine on it's right side on top of a blanket / carboard / old matress what ever.  2 x 4 blocks stratigically placed to keep it level.
 Then lower the frame on it side ways. Install the bolts left to right so all you do is screw the nuts on from the bottom side and then stand the whole thing upright ;) Much more easier!!!

I'll be a son of a bitch!...damn you and you and your logic!
Title: Re: GOT a Zookie! "OVERKILL!"
Post by: IndieSol on Apr 26, 2011, 17:15:32

Thanks pal! Then your gonna like this....
 
It's in there!
 
(http://inlinethumb52.webshots.com/44787/2338917560026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2338917560026369651sjoDUT)
 

That looks incredible.  Excellent work. 
Title: Re: GOT a Zookie! "OVERKILL!"
Post by: Rossicle on May 02, 2011, 03:57:00
With the attention to detail already, I can't wait to see what it's going to look like all put together! Keep it up!

Title: Re: GOT a Zookie! "OVERKILL!"
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on May 03, 2011, 21:51:33
Not much for the update that's picture worthy. I have the triple tree and the swingarm mounted. I have been focusing on the wheels. White chalk corrosion there as well. :(
I originally planned on painting them black but closer inspection shows the factory color is close to my frame. So I have been cleaning, them in various ways.
First came the degreaser, then aluminum wheel cleaner... hmmmn not much help.
Then Mothers on the polished spoke edges and outer rim... Mehhh, no.
Tried my Dremel with a buffing wheel, Nope.  I wound up using burgundy scotch brite on the entire wheel... now we are getting somewhere! It's looking much better! So I still have a second side to finish and then move on to the other wheel to give the same treatment.
I have a can of Duplicolors wheel paint clear left over from a past build, so once I get them spotless I'll hit them with that to preserve them after mounting the new tires.   I took the numbers from the wheel bearings to our Motion Industries branch here in town and matched them up for a complete set... for $28  BONUS!
Title: Re: GOT a Zookie! "OVERKILL!"
Post by: oldhondarider on May 05, 2011, 11:47:07
just found the tread..   
 
looking good mang....loooking goooood...
 
Title: Re: GOT a Zookie! "OVERKILL!"
Post by: Swagger on May 22, 2011, 17:04:28
H.Daddy....that's looking sharp mate!
I dig the color combination really well too.....
Title: Re: GOT a Zookie! "OVERKILL!"
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on May 27, 2011, 07:03:40
Thanks for the props.
I've been busy working on the "look", relocated the stock rear fender about 5 inches rolled forward and now on seat mock-up # 3 in styrofoam. First was a smushed cafe' style bum stop, then came a street tracker style, but now am working on a solo seat that tapers gradually to the fender. Found a left side cover and have the it and the tank on for referance only, so don't judge their appearance. Fork gator, headlight ears, and black superbike bars are ordered and should arrive today! Should be able to get the forks back on and glass up the seat pan this weekend!  8)
 
(http://inlinethumb34.webshots.com/45473/2009935350026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2009935350026369651xEusDA)
 
(http://inlinethumb19.webshots.com/47954/2938508440026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2938508440026369651FicogB)
Title: Re: GOT a Zookie! "OVERKILL!"
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on May 27, 2011, 22:07:14
WHOO-HOO!  Fed-Ex man delivers New parts in time for the 3 day weekend.
 
(http://inlinethumb33.webshots.com/46048/2918786140026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://"http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2918786140026369651zYBwTs")
Title: Re: GOT a Zookie! "OVERKILL!"
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on May 29, 2011, 20:34:44
...and installed. Gators were advertised for a CB750 but fit the GS750 forks like a golve! Headlight is fitted to get the look of the mounts orientaion, started out with them flipped but seem to be better this direction. Bucket is pitted so it will be coming back off but so far I am liking the look.
 
 
(http://inlinethumb31.webshots.com/48990/2738423460026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2738423460026369651FgxLUx)
(http://inlinethumb23.webshots.com/48790/2102345530026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2102345530026369651RodnRQ)
(http://inlinethumb32.webshots.com/48799/2442862600026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2442862600026369651rIxIYx)
 
Thinking the rear spings need to be painted black instaed of silver, seem to stand out too much. Maybe once I get my tires and rear the wheels mounted it will tone it down but will keep that in mind
Title: Re: GOT a Zookie! "OVERKILL!"
Post by: Big Rich on May 29, 2011, 22:28:50
Looks good Hoosier! Where did you get the boots and stuff from?
Title: Re: GOT a Zookie! "OVERKILL!"
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on May 29, 2011, 22:54:12
Got theGators, ears and handlebars from Cycle-X... here is there linky to their home page http://www.cyclexchange.net/index.html (http://www.cyclexchange.net/index.html) Ken and jake are good guys.
Next order will be from Dime City for the tail l ight and turn sigs. Then comes the tires from Motocycle-superstore
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Post by: analogue vanity on Jun 06, 2011, 20:58:52
looking good
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Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Jul 03, 2011, 07:51:47
Don't think I have been slackin off...
6 layers of 'glass on the seat pan, pulled the buck and trimmed the excess.
 
(http://inlinethumb33.webshots.com/46496/2004976650026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2004976650026369651JkmsdC)
(http://inlinethumb35.webshots.com/46306/2055819320026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2055819320026369651bhEzQE)
(http://inlinethumb03.webshots.com/24962/2971677160026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2971677160026369651zzbBGo)
 
Even more time spend at the sand blasting cabinet, wire wheel then got these bits painted with the epoxy paint. Going by what I have already installed, granted I was carefull with the socket, this VHT chassis epoxy seems to hold up quite well.
 
(http://inlinethumb23.webshots.com/9686/2768853910026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2768853910026369651oZxuCf)
 
I started something new to me. Years ago I got a "Ding-King" for Christmas, you know one of those "AS SEEN ON TV!" things.  :o
 
(http://cn1.kaboodle.com/hi/img/a/0/0/e/d/AAAACkMttFoAAAAAAA7X0w.jpg?v=1156780489000)
 
I never believed it would perform the miracles they advertised so I just threw it under my work bench for about a decade. Well, this bikes tank has about 6 dents in it ranging from a half inch to the largest about 2 inches. I knew I was going to have to bondo it anyway so... what the heck. I dug out the old box and thought I'd give it a try.
Perforated Bovine IT WORKS!!! Slow and steady is the case here, each time the puller "pops", the dent is pulled out just a little bit more. The instructions say up to 10 pulls may be needed and that is about right.
When you use the hot glue gun to attach the pullers you have to wait for it to cool. Then twice, the first pull simply pulled the paint.
 I rotated the bar around so as not to apply pressure in the same spots every time. After a couple hours I have 4 of the worst dents out to where you can barely see it in the reflection and feel it... but a few more hours and the tank should be in good shape.
 
 Yesterday the Mailman brought my carb o-rings kit. AND I ordered my tires-n-tubes from Motorcycle-Superstore. Next week is going to be FUN! So in the mean time I keep working the scotch-bright on those wheels.
 
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Post by: dean owens on Jul 03, 2011, 09:23:51
how have i missed this thread.  great work as usual.  and good to hear that the dent puller worked so well.  i was thinking about taking a gamble because my tank has a small dent right on the top "bend".  no way to easily bondo it how it's dented.  was hoping something like that would do the trick.  feeling a lot better about taking that gamble now.
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Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Jul 08, 2011, 23:13:23
OK, quick up date...
 Carb rebuild hit a snag when the second carb I disassembled, #4, had a stripped flats on the fuel mixture screw from the PO. >:(
Two days of PB Blaster and a little heat from the propane torch got it to move about 1/2 turn. Took my dremel and ground a flat in the top of the recessed screw. Ground down a sacrificial screwdriver shank and tip to get a good sharp fit and got it out!
 UPS Guy showed up with my new tires-n-tubes, Shrinko 712's... Got the old tires off now need to finish massaging the wheels before mounting the new rubber :)
 
Oh, and teaching the Brother in law to ride a bike... bastard bought this for his first one.
'03 Sabre, 13K miles, $4995 and I got him new tires, full service, with the goodies and a helmet worked into the deal. He told me he'd rode before... come to find out it was 20 years ago... in a field... on a dirt bike... and he never shifted out of 1st..... Oh, and he is deaf... So I rode it home from the dealership for him and been helping him out since. It's been kinda trying on me to say the least. But he's getting the hang of it up and down our 600' driveway.
 
 
(http://inlinethumb38.webshots.com/48101/2481385190026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2481385190026369651dIlTSB)
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Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Jul 16, 2011, 23:22:05
Made some progress. Shinko  tires came so I had to step up a bit on the rim cleaning, Pinched the front tube and had to make a run for another the next day. But all went well after that. Lovin the look of these 712's!

Today after work I hit it good and hard. Rear wheel bearings replaced and the freshly painted -n-polished hardware installed.
 
 (http://inlinethumb15.webshots.com/48654/2005574260026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://"http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2005574260026369651QALzub")
 
(http://inlinethumb26.webshots.com/47513/2516057870026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://"http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2516057870026369651iOAGmt")

Tomorrow I may be able to give the front the same treatment and be one step closer to being done. But there is a Bike Show I'd like to enter Bomber in and that damned "Honey-do" list I need to work on. ;)
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Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Jul 17, 2011, 15:03:57
... and the front!
 
(http://inlinethumb42.webshots.com/47209/2312851750026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2312851750026369651ttZzod)
 
(http://inlinethumb07.webshots.com/47494/2881787890026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2881787890026369651TLEuGd)
 
Actually couldn't sleep and was out in the shop by 6:00! beat the heat and got it reassemble and now she's a roller! Looking at the stance I am thinking I need to drop the front a little, maybe an inch or so. Rear settles in pretty nice when I am setting on the frame with the springs on their softest setting. Going to play it by ear for now while I get those carbies done.
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Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Jul 28, 2011, 22:22:24
Welcome to todays episode of "Abuse Your Part"!
Todays contestant is Mr. Front Fender.
 
(http://inlinethumb33.webshots.com/49440/2989792230026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://"http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2989792230026369651jgwUKS")
 
No matter how much love Mr. Fender recieved it could just not manage to hide the pitted and rusty chome and various small dents. But we have plans for him that will allow his donated pieces to once again be of use!
Introducing "The Die Grinder / Cut Off Wheeel COMBO"! (woop woop)
 
(http://inlinethumb54.webshots.com/47925/2257489780026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://"http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2257489780026369651JAoBHg")
 
A few minutes of the Die Grinder on the four rivet heads that hold the fender to it's bracket, then a some taps with a hammer and punch...
 
(http://inlinethumb56.webshots.com/49271/2169213310026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://"http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2169213310026369651YduCaK")
 
...and we have a dirt cheap forkbrace!
 
(http://inlinethumb26.webshots.com/46809/2369512870026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://"http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2369512870026369651iHHIKu")
 
After a brief visit to the sandblasting cabinet, the forkbrace will the receiving a fresh coating before being reunited with it's fellow refurbished parts it the front cutting edge of it's home for these last 31 years!!!.
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Post by: JRK5892 on Jul 29, 2011, 10:51:53
looking great man! i do the same thing for fork brace they work great!!! lvoe the seat just perfect (pan) you thought about bobbing the rear more? cutting it from the flat side to roll it up more so that it keeps the nice lip that is naturally rolled in the fender. i think about 3 inches should do it
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Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Jul 29, 2011, 13:05:11
looking great man! i do the same thing for fork brace they work great!!! lvoe the seat just perfect (pan) you thought about bobbing the rear more? cutting it from the flat side to roll it up more so that it keeps the nice lip that is naturally rolled in the fender. i think about 3 inches should do it
Thanks Joe, you read my mind exactly! I was going to wait until I decided what Tail light to go with. Then, once purchased I figured I would mount it in the originals holes and roll the fender forward mor until it looked "right".
Depends on if I go with another Cats eye, a Sparto (Limp Dick), a Lucas knock-off... or something completely different.
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Post by: JRK5892 on Jul 29, 2011, 13:08:34
get a HD front turn signal... from a dyna, same as i used on the wing man would flow perfect! then you can just order a red lense... i would do that or even take the stock fron turn sig from the bike, cut that down and make it work wiht some translucent red paint
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/252548_10150215905818073_594008072_7197074_7677150_n.jpg)
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Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Jul 29, 2011, 13:15:20
OH REEEAAALLLY...
Hmmmmmm, need do dump out my boxes of all those T/Signals I've removed from my builds and check out what I got... Thanks.
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Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Jul 29, 2011, 13:29:23
Ok... back to why I logged on. I spent some time over at my "new old mates" shop and stood in front of their buffing wheel for about an hour and a half...
 
(http://inlinethumb36.webshots.com/47203/2986978100026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2986978100026369651xiQfqI)
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Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Jul 29, 2011, 22:50:09
The chain that I ordered Tuesday showed up today (Friday), couldn't wait to get it installed. DAMN! forgot how big the original 630 o-ring chain is! But at nearly 10,000 psi tensile strength it ought to work ;)
 
On a side note, I have been thinking about a paint job. Wanted to do an Eddy Van Halen's guitar design on "Bomber!" but pussed out. Being a Suzuki I want to go with blue and white, then today when I googled "EVH Guitar" I found it in those colors...Mainly for the tank and just one or two stripes extending down through the side covers.
 
 What do you think? Too much?
 
(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a274/DinoBonanno/5150blueTOP1-1.jpg)
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Post by: Big Rich on Jul 30, 2011, 00:22:15
I kinda like that. It's a little over the top, but it is refreshing......
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Post by: Swagger on Jul 30, 2011, 02:50:25
HDaddy....ya gotta do it.....you just gotta. Just as busy, buffer smooth like that guitar.....heck yeah!
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Post by: MB on Jul 30, 2011, 03:57:07
I once ruined a perfectly good Fender Jazzmaster with EVH paint scheme, all I can say is the novelty may wear off pretty quick....
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Post by: peteGS on Aug 07, 2011, 08:13:56
Hey Hoosier... pete from the GSR here, good to see your build! You don't have a build thread over on GSR do you?


I'm liking where this is going for sure, and clever work on the fork brace!
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Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Aug 07, 2011, 08:19:30
Hey Pete, welcome to the madhouse!
Yea, there's a build thread on GSR. It's linked in my sig over there as well... but there will be some post differences. I haven't sprung the paint idea on them yet. Thought I'd wait to see where it really goes.
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Post by: peteGS on Aug 07, 2011, 16:56:24
Hey Pete, welcome to the madhouse!
Yea, there's a build thread on GSR. It's linked in my sig over there as well... but there will be some post differences. I haven't sprung the paint idea on them yet. Thought I'd wait to see where it really goes.

Man I must be blind again... or having another senior moment...  ::)
 
That paint idea looks good to me... are you 100% decided yet?
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Post by: Maritime on Aug 07, 2011, 21:57:06
Like the guitar paint idea, do it.  If it doesn't turn out, you can always repaint, but I bet it looks awesome.

Cheers

Maritime
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Post by: JRK5892 on Aug 08, 2011, 12:37:13
i also like the crazy paint idea!
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Post by: RockVegas on Aug 08, 2011, 13:10:15
I'll be the odd one out and give the paint scheme idea a thumbs down.

Bikes are all about lines. What's the sense of throwing off the bikes lines with a tank that has lines going in all different directions? Just my take on it.

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Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Aug 09, 2011, 19:58:38
You are always there for me Swagger and Joe! Thanks.
 

That paint idea looks good to me... are you 100% decided yet?

Pretty much, I picked up that masking tape and a small can of Bondo "Gold" to because I just can't remove ALL traces of the dents with the "Ding-King or Pops-a-dent" tool. But it has been WAY too humid here to strip and prime, let alone color coat.
 
If it doesn't turn out, you can always repaint,

Exactly what I was thinking I can always strip her down and start over.
 
I'll be the odd one out and give the paint scheme idea a thumbs down.

Bikes are all about lines. What's the sense of throwing off the bikes lines with a tank that has lines going in all different directions? Just my take on it.
I appreciate your honest input RockVegas... That's why I asked! I was leaning toward a blue tank with white coves to add some color, but you see those style paint jobs all over the place. I want this bike to go BAM right between the eyes! to get your attention so you are drawn in. Then notice all the details, after all she's just an old Zook "L" model *yawn* ;) I'm thinking not eyeryone likes my builds, most can apprecite what I have done... but would they actually "DO IT"? Nah...
I have had a couple of Goldwing owners freak at mine. "That's a GOLDWING?!?" as if to say "But where do you put the Teddy Bear?" To me that's priceless! :)
And if it turns out like ass, or I get board with it like MB mentioned earlier, I shoot it with something else.
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Post by: peteGS on Aug 10, 2011, 09:31:05
Cool... looking forward to the end result! I wish I could make my mind up on a colour... at least I know the scheme pretty much, just not the colour...
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Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Aug 14, 2011, 15:02:10
Started the day with new Bits-n-pieces. Gaskets, rubber plugs and the replacement mixture screw. Socket head cap screws (allens) are a complete set for float bowls, caps, front and rear mounting plates.
(http://inlinethumb46.webshots.com/46637/2144860030026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2144860030026369651BnosmX)
Carbs right
(http://inlinethumb07.webshots.com/48582/2397172840026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2397172840026369651VibcyP)
Carbs left
(http://inlinethumb53.webshots.com/46836/2714784460026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2714784460026369651zBKwYB)
Once that was completes I got the Kerker / Supertrapp installed and then rolled the rear fender another 3 ½” forward for a total of 7” from stock location. Thanks for the suggestion Joe!
Here are the walk-around views as she sits today.
(http://inlinethumb49.webshots.com/8816/2508272030026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2508272030026369651LsBvOT)
(http://inlinethumb63.webshots.com/47614/2262734040026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2262734040026369651jhyCHQ)
(http://inlinethumb38.webshots.com/15269/2327842190026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2327842190026369651qoJQnX)
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Post by: peteGS on Aug 14, 2011, 16:50:40
Man that's lookin' good! Those carbs are fantastic! Pipes lookin' good too :D
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Post by: Plastic on Aug 15, 2011, 08:44:31
huray for progress..
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Post by: Swagger on Aug 15, 2011, 16:47:07
Can't wait to see how this one comes together!
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Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Aug 15, 2011, 20:00:23
Somethin tells me she's gonna be a handfull! "Ton in the quarter" would be sweet.
 I think my next purchase is going to be a Uni Filter UP-6245ST . The stock air box is two pieces, one mated to the carbs and a filter box attached to it. Figure I can keep the half that mates to the carbs and replace the filter box with the Uni. Measured the inlet right at 60mm, I can get a K&N that size with a lot of choices in shapes, round or oval, straight or cone, with the mount being straight or angled. But DAMN near $60 where as a Uni with a straight or angled 2 1/2" inlet in a 4, 5, or 6" length should suite and I can get that for $14!!!
 
Been searching for pro's and con's.... There is a black single stage or you can get it in two stage with a second overlayer. Don't freak on the color, it will be behind the side covers ;)
 
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41efgrARKlL._SS400_.jpg)
 
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41DftAjTmCL._SS400_.jpg)
I can't seem to find the Ramair filters available here in the states... Maybe somebody from the UK or Oz can post on their experiance.
 
(http://www.ramair-filters.co.uk/shop/shopimages/products/thumbnails/mc-thumb.jpg)
 
 
 
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Post by: JRK5892 on Aug 15, 2011, 20:05:17
man she is looking great man! looks so clean love the carbs on there! swagger your new name sig made me stop and stare for a good 5 min! hahaha
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Post by: peteGS on Aug 16, 2011, 08:50:53
man she is looking great man! looks so clean love the carbs on there! swagger your new name sig made me stop and stare for a good 5 min! hahaha


Yeah he's obviously a *cheeky* bastard  :P


Hoosier, never heard of the Ramairs before so can't help you on that one I'm afraid...
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Post by: Maritime on Aug 16, 2011, 08:58:00
Coming along great Hooiser.  Your motor work is clean enough to eat off of!  This will be another nice one when you get her complete.
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Post by: Big Rich on Aug 16, 2011, 10:32:29
It's been said before, but everything is looking good Hoosier!


There was a member here selling the older style K&N's (2-1 but with the chrome lids) for cheap. His user name started with 240.......then something else. They are probably gone by now though. Sorry!
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Post by: Swagger on Aug 16, 2011, 12:55:48
Hahahaha....
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Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Aug 16, 2011, 13:36:04
Man Pete, I had forgoten where you are located... here is their home page
 
http://www.ramair-filters.co.uk/shop/ (http://www.ramair-filters.co.uk/shop/)
 
Unfortunatley, they are only show a 58mm and a 62mm, so I am now looking back to the Uni's
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Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Sep 02, 2011, 10:18:47
Latest progress on the build has been centered around the Brakes for a couple weeks. Keep in mind I did automotive brakes, suspension, and alignment as well as electrical for damn near 2 decades so I know my way around a brakes system. Just took my time and too much was away from the shop. ;)
 The individual units were right on par with the rest of this bike, NASTY looking. But when I gave the outside a quick cleaning and pulled the dust boots, the pistons on the calipers were in GREAT shape and the masters looked to be mechanically fine as well. Just frozen slides and white chalk aluminum.
  So I pulled the bleeders, cleaned them and made sure they were clear, flushed the old fluid with new, then using a small wood block in place of the pads to not over extend the piston, pumped them out and double checked for pitting and found none. So a light coat of fluid on them and compressed them back in. I cycled them in and out a few times to make sure they were moving free and evenly. The rear caliper is a dual piston unit so I fabbed a clamp to hold the free moving side piston while I worked on the other. Got everything moving nice and smooth.
  Then came the detailing to clean up the corroded aluminum exteriors with a small wire wheel on my Dremel. The hose exterior protective springs were rotten so I removed them and cleaned the hoses. No cracks, and they look GREAT. A lot of washing with Brake-cleaner and a toothbrush later it all got masked off and applied 3 coats of Duplicolor’s ceramic Caliper paint. Two days to cure and then I lubed the slides and everything got re-installed. Last night I finished the rear so it was picture time. Sorry for the quality of the pics but low light in the shop, black parts, and a shaky hand will do that!
 
(http://inlinethumb05.webshots.com/48900/2117670870026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2117670870026369651JcWVqM)
(http://inlinethumb05.webshots.com/16708/2347346330026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2347346330026369651ofNkmf)
(http://inlinethumb11.webshots.com/41994/2907609650026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2907609650026369651ZIWbnt)
(http://inlinethumb09.webshots.com/712/2410008340026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2410008340026369651IAWOsA)
(http://inlinethumb34.webshots.com/9441/2969232280026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2969232280026369651PoaDFi)
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Post by: peteGS on Sep 02, 2011, 18:15:01
Nice work! I'm pretty crappy with the pic's too, hand always gets shakey while taking them.
 
Are they rubber hoses though? You gonna get some braided lines on there at some point?
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Post by: Big Rich on Sep 02, 2011, 18:23:12
+1. Looks good Hoosier!

When I did my dual discs, I talked to Beatnic about them. He found a kit from another bike that fit- so instead of ordering custom braided lines and fittings for big $$$, the kit was a little over half what I expected to pay.
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Post by: peteGS on Sep 02, 2011, 18:59:02
I'm guessing he's a member on here Rich? I have yet to source a line for my front brake...
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Post by: wfo guy on Sep 02, 2011, 19:24:27
If you can measure accurately, you can order custom lines from Galfer for a reasonable price.
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Post by: Big Rich on Sep 02, 2011, 20:56:07
I'm guessing he's a member on here Rich? I have yet to source a line for my front brake...

He is- here and on the GSR. He doesn't post a whole bunch but the guy knows his stuff. And WFO named it- my kit was from Galfer (couldn't remember the manufacturer).
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Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Sep 03, 2011, 00:16:22
Oh yea, Braided stainless are in the future... but need to watch the budget. I've got things I NEED to replace before I replace things that are good. I know about Galfer kits, even seen them on e-bay. But being an Industrial Maintenance Supervisor now, I got my contacts. I get my hydraulic hoses for work made at TF&E in Ft Wayne, IN. http://www.tfe-inc.com/ (http://www.tfe-inc.com/) . I go to the counter and they can make from 1/8" up to massive  4" - 4000PSI JIC fitting 4 row hoses while I wait. But honestly, these feel so damn good and firm now I need to go back and bleed my 'oldWings brakes, they seem too spongy by comparison! It may wind up getting the braided stainless steel lines first.  ::)
 On another note, I am off work next week, vacation time! Talked to the wifey and she agrees it's a good time to buy some paint and get that part done, GOD I love that woman!
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Post by: peteGS on Sep 03, 2011, 09:44:18
Oh yea, Braided stainless are in the future... but need to watch the budget. I've got things I NEED to replace before I replace things that are good. I know about Galfer kits, even seen them on e-bay. But being an Industrial Maintenance Supervisor now, I got my contacts. I get my hydraulic hoses for work made at TF&E in Ft Wayne, IN. http://www.tfe-inc.com/ (http://www.tfe-inc.com/) . I go to the counter and they can make from 1/8" up to massive  4" - 4000PSI JIC fitting 4 row hoses while I wait. But honestly, these feel so damn good and firm now I need to go back and bleed my 'oldWings brakes, they seem too spongy by comparison! It may wind up getting the braided stainless steel lines first.  ::)
 On another note, I am off work next week, vacation time! Talked to the wifey and she agrees it's a good time to buy some paint and get that part done, GOD I love that woman!


Awesome dude! Definitely sounds like a plan :D


Doing the braided lines later makes sense, definitely get the stuff done in the order they need to get done. I'm not rushing mine for exactly that reason, but I'm definitely not putting the dodgy old rubber one back on... not sure if it's the original but it's at least older than I got the bike back in about '97 or '98...


Must say my wife's been pretty good with mine too. Can be a PITA to get normal weekend time usually but if I want to take a day or a week off to get stuff done and there's budget, she's usually all in favour... and speaking of that reminds me I need to start planning a week off myself to do paint later this year...  ;)


Make sure you post lots of progress pic's and process details because I'll need all the help I can get when I'm at that point...
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Post by: JRK5892 on Sep 03, 2011, 11:00:10
brakes look fantastic!!! look at some sport bikes for braided lines the lst 3 sets i put on vintage bikes i got for 10 - 15 bucks off take offs from GSXR's
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Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Sep 08, 2011, 12:50:44
Tank is ready for paint. I took some JB Weld and filled in the badge mounts after roughing up the area with a 60g disc in the die grinder. Used the same 2" disc to shape it smooth and them some premium quality Bondo Gold on that area and what was left of the half dozen or so dents that the Ding-King didn't quite remove. Then filled the emblem holes in the side covers with epoxy and micro-ballons, sanded smooth.
Then shot everything in white primer and sanded with 400g. Paint is bought, Duplicolors White and "Intense Blue Metalic", assorted different widths of masking tape 1/4" to 2" for the EVH paint job.
AND THEN.... Like someone flipped a switch... the temps dropped and rain hit, even when it isn't raining it's over 90% humidity, supposed to go on till Saturday.  ::)
 
On a good note, the Uni air filter is ordered and on it's way.
 
(http://www.monkeybike.co.uk/acatalog/161-Uni-filter_med.jpg)
 
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Post by: peteGS on Sep 08, 2011, 16:49:13
Mate isn't that always the way? Just when you think you can get it done...  ::)
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Post by: Big Rich on Sep 10, 2011, 23:38:44
Hoosier, I'm excited about this paint job. Will be very unique for sure.
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Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Sep 11, 2011, 07:46:01
Thanks Rich, I was starting to have second thoughts on it but your comment came just in time. I really do want to do this! It would be curing by now if Mother Nature wasn't such a fickle bitch. Tomorrow it's back to work for me and I am relegated to evenings and weekends to try and get this done.
Damn-it.
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Post by: peteGS on Sep 11, 2011, 09:46:37
Thanks Rich, I was starting to have second thoughts on it but your comment came just in time. I really do want to do this! It would be curing by now if Mother Nature wasn't such a fickle bitch. Tomorrow it's back to work for me and I am relegated to evenings and weekends to try and get this done.
Damn-it.


I feel your pain... and I agree with Rich!


You gotta do that paint job, I think it will be super cool...
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Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Sep 11, 2011, 10:27:24
Thanks Pete. That settles it then, doing what I want instead of second guessing anymore.
Sunday... The sun is out this morning!
But it's so humid the house window are all steamed up.. The Hygrometer inside the house here shows 72%.
Guess I'll work on the controls and wiring !
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Post by: peteGS on Sep 11, 2011, 16:42:05
Thanks Pete. That settles it then, doing what I want instead of second guessing anymore.
Sunday... The sun is out this morning!
But it's so humid the house window are all steamed up.. The Hygrometer inside the house here shows 72%.
Guess I'll work on the controls and wiring !

As I believe we've discussed before, better to do that than nothing  ;)
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Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Sep 11, 2011, 21:35:21
Spent the day in the shop... Hurah!
I got the control switches cleaned and mounted, the throttle and clutch cables cleaned and lubed The exhaust hanger fabbed and installed (looks efin good I might add) by then it was 4:00 and I emerged to find it was a pretty nice afternoon... Hey... Nice weather ALL day! Checked the gauge and it said it dropped to 62 % humidity.
 I put two cans of the white laquer in the sink filled with warm water. Gave eveything a final wipe down, threw covers on the bikes then went in and grabbed the paint and out to the shop I went. 6 coats later and this is the first stages outcome. Almost looks too good wet sand. Some very slight orange peel on the one side cover but it will come out once I let it curesfor a while and then wet sand for the next color... Go ahead, touch it ... it's dry. ;)
 
(http://inlinethumb32.webshots.com/49759/2293935040026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2293935040026369651SRfBco)
 
(http://inlinethumb13.webshots.com/46348/2773694600026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2773694600026369651MBpKKi)
 
(http://inlinethumb44.webshots.com/46187/2155564310026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2155564310026369651qmbvZV)
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Post by: Shermanator86 on Sep 12, 2011, 18:15:37
looking good man, I hope to start repainting withing the next two weeks as well. hope it turns out as good as yours.
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Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Sep 13, 2011, 22:32:54
OH I couldn't stand it... 3rd day of nice weather and tomorrow 2 cold fronts are moving in back to back. So when I got home I wet sanded the white, masked it off rolled the dice and shot the blue.
 
(http://inlinethumb38.webshots.com/46885/2019134350026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2019134350026369651buASeB)
(http://inlinethumb37.webshots.com/46116/2093829020026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2093829020026369651ENxchP)
 
Nervous touching a couple of test spots but just like the can said, after an hour it was safe to the touch.
 
(http://inlinethumb46.webshots.com/47981/2007705800026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2007705800026369651xxdjcB)
(http://inlinethumb32.webshots.com/28511/2527842280026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2527842280026369651cTgROx)
(http://inlinethumb53.webshots.com/45492/2544050130026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2544050130026369651cgxEKB)
 
When I laid out the stripes on the tank, I thought about the side covers position. So I mounted the 3 on the bike and the side covers are a continuation of a couple stripes from the tank.
 
(http://inlinethumb38.webshots.com/48613/2643344140026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2643344140026369651iDSSwV)
 
Next comes a black stripe of two, think I aleady know where I am putting one.
Title: Re: GOT a Zookie! "OVERKILL!"
Post by: Maritime on Sep 13, 2011, 22:36:24
Wow, that looks great, can't wait to see it on the bike!
Title: Re: GOT a Zookie! "OVERKILL!"
Post by: peteGS on Sep 14, 2011, 09:57:28
Yeah that's great! As I said over on the GSR, couple of black stripes, clear and polish and it'll be awesome :D
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Post by: Swagger on Sep 14, 2011, 14:12:03
GadZOOKS!

(sorry, couldn't help myself....)
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Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Sep 14, 2011, 19:39:01
Thanks guys!
 
GadZOOKS!

(sorry, couldn't help myself....)

LOL that was the name of this thread before I decided on calling it "OVERKILL!"... still is over on the ngwculb forum.
 
So does that mean you approve?
Title: Re: GOT a Zookie! "OVERKILL!"
Post by: Swagger on Sep 14, 2011, 20:47:40
Heck yeah, I dig what you've done and the paintjob is going to be really cool!

just remembered what I was gonna mention....
back in highschool I didn't have much cash to toss at the car and i had this neat old white bug; nice wheels, lowered, beefed up engine but pretty ordinary looking. I saw pics of EVH's guitar and ran out and dropped $20 on a few different widths of vinyl striping and went nuts. Everybody but my dad loved that car.....
Title: Re: GOT a Zookie! "OVERKILL!"
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Sep 16, 2011, 07:18:46
Quick little picture show...
Bother in law cracked the windshield on his bike and after I installed his new one, I scavenged some of the hardware from his old one to make the exhaust hanger.
 
(http://inlinethumb01.webshots.com/49024/2471984140026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2471984140026369651BYrbyB)
 
Got the air box fitted and the new Uni filter on.
 
(http://inlinethumb44.webshots.com/37035/2187498690026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2187498690026369651IopAdY)
 
(http://inlinethumb09.webshots.com/48392/2623743240026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2623743240026369651pnFelX)
 
But before I did that I HAD to see how the tins looked in place ;)
 
(http://inlinethumb17.webshots.com/46928/2454544640026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2454544640026369651GaxTxn)
 
(http://inlinethumb10.webshots.com/49481/2639572670026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2639572670026369651TKVecA)
 
That pretty much set it for me, spraying the clear on them as is on Sunday.
Title: Re: GOT a Zookie! "OVERKILL!"
Post by: peteGS on Sep 16, 2011, 08:03:32
Man I gotta say it again over here... awesome!!!! And no black, clear coat and go :D
Title: Re: GOT a Zookie! "OVERKILL!"
Post by: Shermanator86 on Sep 16, 2011, 08:08:49
Looks bad ass man, maybe I'll head down to kville and see it in person here soon. This really makes me get to repainting mine now instead of waiting for the winter
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Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Sep 16, 2011, 13:15:44
I'm pretty happy with it, couple of flaws that I didn't see before the blue but too late now. Hard to see unless you know where to look. The clear should help smooth them out (hopefully).
 
Shermanator86: I'd REALLY like to get this done and bring it up to you before the snow flies... but you are always welcome to come down.  ;)
Title: Re: GOT a Zookie! "OVERKILL!"
Post by: peteGS on Sep 17, 2011, 19:01:30
I still say it's awesome... and I don't see no flaws either  ;)
Title: Re: GOT a Zookie! "OVERKILL!"
Post by: Big Rich on Sep 18, 2011, 00:04:11
Nice Hoosier!! I would rock that paint any day!

And good job getting the airbox in there. Usually doesn't seem like that big of a deal until you actually TRY to install it......
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Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Sep 18, 2011, 19:39:55
And NOW the clear is done! Wet sanded carefully to get it scuffed but not go through the blue. 3 cans= 8 coats, first was light gradually getting heavier. Last can yielded 2 coats no runs , sags, or flaws to be seen as of yet. (whew) 
Can hardley wait for the next sunny day when the parts are coming out to see it in the sunlight.
I let it dry hanging for a while, then went out and opened the door and snapped this pic.The focus / lighting, especially in the shop, isn't showing the metalic as well as it looks in person... and the color looks all wrong because of the reflection... but
you can see the GL1100 in it.
 
(http://inlinethumb31.webshots.com/46110/2810599010026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2810599010026369651AMuEIc)
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Post by: JRK5892 on Sep 19, 2011, 11:26:02
that looks fantastic!!! i dig it man! has kind of a 80's skateboard vibe to it... i really like it!
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Post by: JustinLonghorn on Sep 19, 2011, 11:40:01
Yes sir, I can dig it.
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Post by: Swagger on Sep 19, 2011, 13:15:38
Might need to change it's name to "Eruption"
Eruption Guitar Solo--Eddie Van Halen (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_lwocmL9dQ#)
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Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Sep 19, 2011, 23:02:56
Might need to change it's name to "Eruption"

'twas a HELL of a song / intro they had wasn't it!  8)
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Post by: Swagger on Sep 20, 2011, 14:43:41
err.....oops, guess I shoulda actually watched the clip...my bad.
Title: Re: GOT a Zookie! "OVERKILL!"
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Sep 20, 2011, 21:32:23
That's all right Swagger I knew what you meant...
Ok, last time I going to dwell on the paint but I am so happy with the way it turned out!
I got it out in the sun and here is the results.
 
(http://inlinethumb59.webshots.com/49018/2530943620026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2530943620026369651yEGciz)
 
(http://inlinethumb20.webshots.com/49171/2746819060026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2746819060026369651VEfvVH)
 
Here is the reflection when not in the direct light.
 
(http://inlinethumb21.webshots.com/46164/2057617390026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2057617390026369651MBQVxw)
 
And the metalics up close...
 
(http://inlinethumb46.webshots.com/6381/2391343710026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2391343710026369651KVqCiU)
Title: Re: GOT a Zookie! "OVERKILL!"
Post by: Maritime on Sep 20, 2011, 21:34:45
Holy shit, nice job on that one.  I bet you're glad you did the EVH paint now eh?
Title: Re: GOT a Zookie! "OVERKILL!"
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Sep 20, 2011, 22:19:05
Uhhhm... no? Sorry to disappoint, but I already had the Duplicolor lacquer base clear bought.
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Post by: Big Rich on Sep 20, 2011, 22:20:56
Either way, that paint turned out GREAT! Gonna be a real head turner.....
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Post by: Maritime on Sep 20, 2011, 22:40:26
EVH Eddie Van Halen
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Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Sep 21, 2011, 07:09:45
EVH Eddie Van Halen

DOOOH!
I even used that acronym myself earlier in the thread! Here I thought you were talking about a clear that was recomended I use. LOL
 In that case.... Yes, yes I am!
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Post by: Maritime on Sep 21, 2011, 08:22:35
Ha ha, figured that was what you thought.  Just be bloody careful when filling heer, hate to see gas stains on that nice paint job.
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Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Oct 08, 2011, 08:40:08
Had the Flu bug for a couple days (could shit through a screen door and not hit metal) so that took away from the shop time.... but back at it now, been doing the wiring. Cleaning connections and trying to re-route to tidy up without cutting the factory harness. Sure is time consuming along with the other minor details like cotter pins and cables.... Putting together a DCC order, $18 more bucks and I can get my tail-n-turns
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Post by: peteGS on Oct 08, 2011, 18:06:35
Had the Flu bug for a couple days (could shit through a screen door and not hit metal) so that took away from the shop time.... but back at it now, been doing the wiring. Cleaning connections and trying to re-route to tidy up without cutting the factory harness. Sure is time consuming along with the other minor details like cotter pins and cables.... Putting together a DCC order, $18 more bucks and I can get my tail-n-turns

Bugger on the flu! But I think that belongs in the "too much info" bucket (literally)... hahaha
 
Wiring can be a complete PITA but if you do it right then you won't have to do it again...
 
No idea what a DCC order is though? Am I missing something?
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Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Oct 08, 2011, 18:32:25
...
No idea what a DCC order is though? Am I missing something?
Oh yes you are! DCC is Dime City Cycles http://www.dimecitycycles.com/ (http://www.dimecitycycles.com/) Couple of the "Good Guys" that are members here and sponsors on DoTheTon.
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Post by: peteGS on Oct 09, 2011, 16:49:13
Oh yes you are! DCC is Dime City Cycles http://www.dimecitycycles.com/ (http://www.dimecitycycles.com/) Couple of the "Good Guys" that are members here and sponsors on DoTheTon.

Aaaah got ya'! I know who Dime City Cycles is, never heard them referred to as DCC though... bit of a "der" moment there... hahaha
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Post by: Shermanator86 on Oct 21, 2011, 11:46:02
So how the progress going with this sweet machine?
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Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Oct 21, 2011, 15:05:16
Funny you should ask! Got the gauges remounted and was able to completed the wiring last night. Turned the key and she lit up. Pulled in the clutck and hit the start button and she cranks!!!
 Need to fab up a temp fuel tank and she SHOULD be started SATURDAY.
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Post by: Shermanator86 on Oct 21, 2011, 16:52:30
Funny you should ask! Got the gauges remounted and was able to completed the wiring last night. Turned the key and she lit up. Pulled in the clutck and hit the start button and she cranks!!!
 Need to fab up a temp fuel tank and she SHOULD be started SATURDAY.

Nice man, from the looks of it, it might be nice enough to ride around a bit on sat as well, guess i need to get my engine back together tonight haha
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Post by: peteGS on Oct 21, 2011, 17:39:06
Sounding good! It's Saturday morning here... so where are the pic's  :P
 
Can't wait to see and hear if you take video  ;D
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Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Oct 22, 2011, 21:40:54
Well I got good news! :)
Got home from work about 3:00, after stopping by the auto-parts store and picked up 2 more quarts of oil. I rigged up a small gas tank out of a plastic bottle, hose, and a fuel filter. Gave everything a final check, pulled the choke and hit the starter.
Crank
Crank
Blurble....
Va-Room!
Idle speed was way too high so I pushed in the choke at lightening speed and she shut right off. (whew!)
Turned the idle speed screw down and tried again. This time it started and she went into a nice fast idle, pushed in the choke and it settled right in. Checked all four pipes were warm and shut her down. I knew she would smoke on the first start and I wasn't disappointed. But what surprise me is how quiet the SuperTrapp and Kerker Header is!
 Rechecked for leaks and all was well. So I let the pipes get cool since I wanted to  properly cure the paint on the headers.
2nd time She only needed 1/2 choke and came to life again. Pushed in the choke and I let it set and idle, exhaust cleared to where it only "puffed" when revved. Nothing drastic, short bursts to maybe 2500-3000 RPM, no hesitation, very responsive and returns to idle right away... SWEET! Pipes a little hotter this time.
 Time for a beer, and ponder how marvelous the world is right now. Grabbed the camcorder and headed back out to make a short video. Of course the battery was dead so I would be tethered with the power cord... Blank disc? Damn! Ok found one with room on it.
Got back out there and picked up a little. By then the pipes were still warm but I could lay my hands on them, press "record and did my spiel. She fired up, no choke and smooth idle, rev, rev... barley and smoke. Shut the bike and the camcorder down. Had a "Failure to Finalize" but I won't know if it turned out until Monday when I get back to work... This high-po computer I bought for here at home won't read mini DVRs! Got to get on my POS 'puter at work to upload onto Youtube  ::)
 All's well though, she starts, runs, idles and revs... Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy!!!!!
 
 
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Post by: Big Rich on Oct 23, 2011, 00:40:54
Viva la Supertrapp!

Glad to hear everything went smoothly. Will be waiting for the video......
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Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Oct 23, 2011, 07:05:21
Yea Rich, that is the most remarkable thing about the whole adventure! I bought it used and when I got it I verified  it has the number of discs in it that the seller had told me. It's only got 4 out of a possible 6. Supposedly that is the number recommended for a stock engine running on the street. I can see why these are so popular. I have been all over Supertrapps websight and can not find this old slash cut, closed ended mullfer, that has a single bolt through the end cap. All the current ones end caps have 6 bolts around the parimeter, except the dirt bike flame arrester version...*EDIT* I checked the end cap and it is a flame arrester, says so right on it.
 
(http://inlinethumb30.webshots.com/46557/2873607490026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2873607490026369651PGdppf)
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Post by: peteGS on Oct 23, 2011, 16:24:56
Awesome dude! Waitin' for the video  ;D
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Post by: JRK5892 on Oct 24, 2011, 12:28:49
ahhht aht is going to sound soooo nice!
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Post by: Big Rich on Oct 24, 2011, 12:45:42
Ok Hoosier, it's almost noon (for me anyways). Let's not pretend you're too busy at "work" to upload videos........


 :D
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Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Oct 24, 2011, 13:08:08
Ok Hoosier, it's almost noon (for me anyways). Let's not pretend you're too busy at "work" to upload videos........


 :D

Forgot the damn disc... I hate mondays :(
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Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Oct 27, 2011, 07:03:57
Here it is, actually got my shit together on the second try. I do enough talking in the video so we'll leave it at that.
 
Suzuki GS750LT "Overkill" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqQGGq0PObk#)
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Post by: Shermanator86 on Oct 27, 2011, 08:12:55
Good stuff Hoosier, just got my engine back in the bike and running and should have the rest of the bike together tonight. So if it stays nice me and a couple of guys are planning on taking a ride down towards kville, you going to be around on sat?
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Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Oct 27, 2011, 10:22:54
That would be GREAT! I have to work Saturday but should be home in the Afternoon. If the weather co-ops I could jump on the 'oldWing and tag along!
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Post by: Shermanator86 on Oct 27, 2011, 10:34:14
Cool man, it wouldn't be til the afternoon anyway as the one guy works til noon. I'll see if we can get finished putting it back together tonight and get the carb tuned so its able to ride
Title: Re: GOT a Zookie! "OVERKILL!"
Post by: Swagger on Oct 27, 2011, 16:49:06
Wow...HD that's really quiet for the 'trap! Sounds solid too mate, very nice job once again!
I can't wait to see it with the tins
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Post by: kokoVmaxa on Oct 28, 2011, 01:56:45
some great ideas  :)  and I want ask you some questions but have a time .........
 Perfect job - keep update
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Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Oct 28, 2011, 13:44:46
Ask away kokoVmaxa when you get a chance. If I do not know the answer I will try and find it for you or send you to someone who can.
Title: Re: GOT a Zookie! "OVERKILL!"
Post by: kokoVmaxa on Nov 06, 2011, 03:37:28
Ask away kokoVmaxa when you get a chance. If I do not know the answer I will try and find it for you or send you to someone who can.
Hi - one of my very very importent question is for the wheels(rims) from wich Suzuki will fit to GR650 Tempter ? I want change rear wheel of GR650Tempter with some like 17x3 or 18x3 and look from GS but I dont now wich model will fit it??
 Thank you in advance  :)
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Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Nov 06, 2011, 07:08:49
I want change rear wheel of GR650 Tempter with some like 17x3 or 18x3 and look from GS but I dont now wich model will fit it??

 
I don't have any GR650 Tempter parts to compare, but I did do some checking on the parts microfisch. Does your GR have rear Drum brakes? Any of th GS models I saw from 77- had rear disc. So that would mean a hydraulic Master cylender, hose and caliper would have to be adapted. Not impossible but quite a project. The drive sprocket hub (drum) on several GS's is the same part 64611-31003 as a GR's.
 Take a look at Big Rich's two build threads in his sig. They are both GR's and maybe they may be able to, or already have answered your question.
 
Onto my build... I shopped around on e-bay and found some parts for the Zook, and have more on the way. Found a pair of OEM chrome gauge covers to replace the damaged back on the tach (so now I have a spare speedo cover) They wre listed for $19 but offered $10 and he accepted. SWEET!
  A pack of 6 SuperTrapp discs for $16 from Summit Racing, I put all of them in with the 4 I had but wound up removing 1 for a total of 9 discs... woke her right up. Gave it a much better sound and no longer running rich.
 Then yesterday my Front brake switch from TASmotorsports showed up. WOW I ordered that just the day before! Mathew at TAS has always treated me right and ya gotta love them Atomic Fireballs! ;)
 Four black arrow turn signals, a hooded Lucas tail light, and Superbike grips are on their way from Dime City. THANKS HERM!

 
 
Title: Re: GOT a Zookie! "OVERKILL!"
Post by: Big Rich on Nov 06, 2011, 07:37:21
Ahhhhh.....that "new part" smell......

Just going to jack your thread real quick Hoosier. The GR brake hub is very picky about what it works with. The sprocket carrier (left side) was only used on the GR650, and is not compatible. The brake shoe plate (right side) was used on the GS450 and the GT models. But don't quote me on that. The easiest thing to do is find the correct rim size you need and get the spokes to fit. One thing worth mentioning though: while the stock tire is a 130-90, there isn't a lot of room for a "modern" tire. I personally haven't tried it, but I believe a 150 size tire might rub somewhere.

And Hoosier: I highly recommend finding a GR. Maybe after winter you could sell that shiny new truck for one? :D
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Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Nov 06, 2011, 08:15:46
Ya see, I knew you'd have the answer.
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The sprocket carrier (left side) was only used on the GR650, and is not compatible
Interesting point about the sproket carrier, I checked the 83 GR650D (not an XD) and my '80 GS750 and they both had the same part number listed... that is if we are talking about the same part  ::)
Guess I need to re-check the number I gave...
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Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Nov 06, 2011, 08:19:41
Just read your comment about the truck! Oh no that I will NEED to go get MORE BIKES!  ;D
 
(http://inlinethumb63.webshots.com/27582/2170048940026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2170048940026369651xpbFbF)
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Post by: Big Rich on Nov 06, 2011, 08:42:57
You are correct- it does fit other bikes. I meant it was specific to the hubs that I've gotten my grubby hands on, but I left that part out.........

Now that I think about it, there just might be a possible swap.........late model gs550 (?) had a mono shock swinger, and I think it had a rear disc brake as well. Either way, there are a whole lot of "if's and maybe's" involved in all that.

Back to our regular scheduled programming.
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Post by: peteGS on Nov 06, 2011, 08:50:24
Oooh new parts... that's always gotta be a good thing  ;)


Glad to hear you got her running a bit better too, I need to revisit that whole jetting thing yet... might stick some oil in first though  ???
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Post by: kokoVmaxa on Nov 09, 2011, 07:49:01

 
I don't have any GR650 Tempter parts to compare, but I did do some checking on the parts microfisch. Does your GR have rear Drum brakes? Any of th GS models I saw from 77- had rear disc. So that would mean a hydraulic Master cylender, hose and caliper would have to be adapted. Not impossible but quite a project. The drive sprocket hub (drum) on several GS's is the same part 64611-31003 as a GR's.
 Take a look at Big Rich's two build threads in his sig. They are both GR's and maybe they may be able to, or already have answered your question.
 
Onto my build... I shopped around on e-bay and found some parts for the Zook, and have more on the way. Found a pair of OEM chrome gauge covers to replace the damaged back on the tach (so now I have a spare speedo cover) They wre listed for $19 but offered $10 and he accepted. SWEET!
  A pack of 6 SuperTrapp discs for $16 from Summit Racing, I put all of them in with the 4 I had but wound up removing 1 for a total of 9 discs... woke her right up. Gave it a much better sound and no longer running rich.
 Then yesterday my Front brake switch from TASmotorsports showed up. WOW I ordered that just the day before! Mathew at TAS has always treated me right and ya gotta love them Atomic Fireballs! ;)
 Four black arrow turn signals, a hooded Lucas tail light, and Superbike grips are on their way from Dime City. THANKS HERM!
- I have interest too .....
 Tail light look great - Wat is the price from LUCAS Tail Light ?!
 - may be will be better if not make spam in your thread..... Skype ?
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Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Nov 09, 2011, 13:43:00
- I have interest too .....
 Tail light look great - Wat is the price from LUCAS Tail Light ?!
 - may be will be better if not make spam in your thread..... Skype ?
Ahh HAAA! But you see the place I ordered it from, DimeCityCycle, is a sight sponcer here on DTT... so links to their items is ENCOURAGED! Everyday low low price of $38.95, here is the chrome one I ordered, they also have it in brushed aluminum and black.
 
http://www.dimecitycycles.com/vintage-cafe-racer-caferacer-bobber-brat-chopper-custom-motorcycle-electronic-lighting-parts-hooded-chrome-lucas-taillight-light-20-1081.html (http://www.dimecitycycles.com/vintage-cafe-racer-caferacer-bobber-brat-chopper-custom-motorcycle-electronic-lighting-parts-hooded-chrome-lucas-taillight-light-20-1081.html)
 
 
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Post by: Shermanator86 on Nov 09, 2011, 14:14:22
I got those same turn signals from dcc along with head and tail, they look great but I had one of the signals go out after about 300 miles. seeing as the a $12 a pair I just ordered another set and will see how they hold up and go from there.
(http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd208/colesherman86/300794_638962906701_65000676_33178887_1145705_n.jpg)
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Post by: Staffy on Nov 12, 2011, 03:13:56
This is lookin tha shizzle fo sure. 
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Post by: kokoVmaxa on Nov 12, 2011, 07:14:17
Ahh HAAA! But you see the place I ordered it from, DimeCityCycle, is a sight sponcer here on DTT... so links to their items is ENCOURAGED! Everyday low low price of $38.95, here is the chrome one I ordered, they also have it in brushed aluminum and black.
 
http://www.dimecitycycles.com/vintage-cafe-racer-caferacer-bobber-brat-chopper-custom-motorcycle-electronic-lighting-parts-hooded-chrome-lucas-taillight-light-20-1081.html (http://www.dimecitycycles.com/vintage-cafe-racer-caferacer-bobber-brat-chopper-custom-motorcycle-electronic-lighting-parts-hooded-chrome-lucas-taillight-light-20-1081.html)
Thank You men !!! I look many things inside.............. I will make "little shopping"  (If my wife understand will kill me  ;D ;D ;D ;D )
Title: Re: GOT a Zookie! "OVERKILL!"
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Nov 13, 2011, 05:40:33
Turning my focus back on the seat while waiting on my parts. I have several pieces of real for sure black leather that I got for free. If I want to use that, I need to take it to an ulpholstery shop, which we don't have in my town anymore. There is one in a nearby town and I talked to the owner on the phone. He's happy to do the work using my materials but declined to give me estimate. .. even a ballpark one.
 Now I'm wondering if I show go back to vinyl and be able to do it myself. Maybe next week I can take the pan, foam and leather over to the upholstery shop along with a coulpe of pic of my idea and nail him down to a price.
Title: Re: GOT a Zookie! "OVERKILL!"
Post by: Staffy on Nov 13, 2011, 05:44:36
Have a go with the vinyl and if it looks like ass then take it round and get the quote.
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Post by: peteGS on Nov 13, 2011, 15:28:31
Have a go with the vinyl and if it looks like ass then take it round and get the quote.

+1 if you're keen to do it yourself...
 
Personally I'm not even gonna try because I know I'd bollocks it up, but going by your GL I reckon you'll do fine :)
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Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Nov 13, 2011, 22:22:57
Soounds like a plan... I also sewed the cover on the "Lil Sister" CB seat out of the same vinyl as the the GL's. I'll have to buy more to do it, but I have been pokin around on e-bay and I can pick up more pretty cheap...
Thanks guys
Title: Re: GOT a Zookie! "OVERKILL!"
Post by: peteGS on Nov 14, 2011, 15:18:12
Soounds like a plan... I also sewed the cover on the "Lil Sister" CB seat out of the same vinyl as the the GL's. I'll have to buy more to do it, but I have been pokin around on e-bay and I can pick up more pretty cheap...
Thanks guys

Well come on then, is it done yet?  :P
Title: Re: GOT a Zookie! "OVERKILL!"
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Nov 16, 2011, 14:52:41
Takin the seat and leather to the ulpholstery guy Friday for a quote and check out his sullpy of vinyl to DIY a cover on the wifeys sewing machine if I go that route. I figured it'll save shipping and I know what i'll be getting.
 
Today the Mailman cometh... Thank you Dime City!
 
(http://inlinethumb61.webshots.com/6780/2423588670026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2423588670026369651EoiEjl)
Title: Re: GOT a Zookie! "OVERKILL!"
Post by: Shermanator86 on Nov 16, 2011, 15:17:38
HMMM those turn signals are a different company than what I got from dcc, look like the same part though......
(http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd208/colesherman86/IMG_20110815_204546.jpg)
Title: Re: GOT a Zookie! "OVERKILL!"
Post by: peteGS on Nov 16, 2011, 15:42:05
Are they on yet?  :P
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Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Nov 17, 2011, 17:30:57
Are they on yet?  :P
Well, define "on" ;) If you mean "Mounted"?
 Then yes, eyes popped open at 3:00 am and my mind started turning. Swear I could hear those parts calling my name... So coffee on and out to the shop I went. Had them mounted by the time I should have been waking up. Still need to wire it all in but want to clean all the original bullet connection points first.
 
(http://inlinethumb61.webshots.com/49724/2012613520026369651S500x500Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2012613520026369651DcQsSO)
 
(http://inlinethumb58.webshots.com/47609/2175782870026369651S500x500Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2175782870026369651GGsFtj)
 
(http://inlinethumb62.webshots.com/16701/2821267850026369651S500x500Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2821267850026369651yIGroi)
 
(http://inlinethumb19.webshots.com/50130/2725232530026369651S500x500Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2725232530026369651yBsgWx)
 
Then this afternoon I actually found black marine grade vinyl and thin foam... had to run to the big city on an errand and stopped by a shop there that had it. So tonight looks free and clear for some seat work!!
 
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Post by: Shermanator86 on Nov 18, 2011, 08:22:42
Looking good HD
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Post by: peteGS on Nov 18, 2011, 16:44:23
Mate as I said over on the GSR there, that tail light is perfect! Wanna see that seat done too...
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Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Nov 22, 2011, 12:34:16
Seat update as requested! ;)  Since the seat pan was molded I needed to devise a way to mount it. I had a few possible solutions rollin around in my head when I was designing it so here is the way I finally went. I found these tube clips in the trash at work that are used to mount shelving to 1" round pipe and went back to the frame a cut off the original front seat mounts. Naturally that meant a little touch up paint on the frame.
When I had mocked it up I had forgotten the rubber cushion at the rear of the fuel tank so once it was installed the front of the seat was too low.
I attached the clips to thin pieces of wood then glassed those to the bottom of the seat pan. This gave me a way to mount the clips and raise the front of the seat to the proper height...
 
(http://inlinethumb15.webshots.com/47630/2372593200026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2372593200026369651XyyGmi)
 
I will be using some small flathead (countersunk) screws to hold them more secure than relying on the glue....
Next came how to mount the rear. Since I brought the rear fender around forward to shorten it up and that left the original fender mounting holes wide open to use for the seat. I picked up some blind nuts and bolts in a sturdy size of 5/16" (or about 8mm)
 
(http://inlinethumb34.webshots.com/42145/2032292640026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2032292640026369651pAkaFt)
 
(http://inlinethumb45.webshots.com/49388/2989177720026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2989177720026369651rYMQVV)
 
I set the seat in place and marked the holes to drill on the rear...
 
(http://inlinethumb64.webshots.com/46975/2374686120026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2374686120026369651SfDIJk)
 
Then scuffed the location with 80g sanding disc, mixxed up some epoxy and pressed the blind nuts in place. I found it was easier to use a large socket as a "Reciever" on the inside and channel locks pressing on a bolt installed in the nuts to seat them through the fiberglass.
 
(http://inlinethumb56.webshots.com/32759/2709982680026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2709982680026369651CbikNJ)
 
And here is the outcome, I think it lined up pretty darn good and now I can move onto covering the entire thing with thin foam and sew up my vinyl cover ... or take it to the ulpholstry guy to sew my leather into a cover.
 
(http://inlinethumb64.webshots.com/47423/2336053310026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2336053310026369651InGJPm)
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Post by: Maritime on Nov 22, 2011, 12:39:10
Very well done sir.  I like that.
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Post by: JRK5892 on Nov 22, 2011, 12:52:49
that is a great idea man! looking good! i like how low slung it will sit ya!
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Post by: peteGS on Nov 22, 2011, 15:15:59
I'll say it again over here... I like it  ;)  I especially like how it joins up to the tank like it was made that way... which it was of course, but you know what I mean  ::)
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Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Nov 23, 2011, 07:10:59
Last nights progress. Using some spray adhesive and thin 1/2" foam, I started attached it in sections. Starting in the center and worked my way out to the edges to keep from getting a wrinkle.
 I had just done the top, front, and back, keeping it smooth and taught until the adhesive had set, then rolled it over to do the sides.
 
(http://inlinethumb13.webshots.com/47500/2850118670026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2850118670026369651KuhGPx)
 
This is the how it came out, just enough to hide and imperfections in the glass and give me a smooth base for the cover. I just tucked the excess underneath for the pics because wanted to wait to trim it off and let everything dry just in case there was any shrinkage.
 
 
(http://inlinethumb55.webshots.com/49142/2726545760026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2726545760026369651HPItOj)
 
(http://inlinethumb54.webshots.com/39349/2928159930026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2928159930026369651bgwfFB)
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Post by: Swagger on Nov 23, 2011, 15:06:37
You don't want anymore padding then that?





masochist...hehe   
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Post by: peteGS on Nov 23, 2011, 15:39:02
You don't want anymore padding then that?





masochist...hehe

Maybe he likes it rough?  :o
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Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Nov 23, 2011, 17:24:08
Unlike your avatar Swag, there is an inch of high density padding you can not see...  ;)
 
(http://inlinethumb45.webshots.com/48108/2533968420026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2533968420026369651ouJOcn)
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Post by: Staffy on Nov 23, 2011, 17:33:19
Unlike your avatar Swag, there is an inch of high density padding you can not see...  ;)

Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahahahahahahaha!!!!!
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Post by: peteGS on Nov 24, 2011, 07:57:27
Unlike your avatar Swag, there is an inch of high density padding you can not see...  ;)


Gold! Pure gold!  ;D


But is that padding you *can* see high density or low density? Looks fairly firm regardless  :P
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Post by: Maritime on Nov 24, 2011, 08:57:39
I thnk it will be fine.  I used a piece of high density pad about an inch think on my cafe seat and was able to ride 8 hours in a day and it was really quite comfortable.  It supports without a lot of compression as apposed to the old shit in the 60-80's bikes that had to be think to support after compressing so far.

Looking good Hoosier.  The cover should go on without a wrinkle.
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Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Nov 24, 2011, 09:41:41
Yeah, it should be fine. I used the same 1" on both my previous builds seats and turned out pretty comfy. The thinner green foam is not firm, but it's just to smooth out the pan flaws. Didn't want to attach the vinyl cover directly to the glass and see a wave in the edges.
 I will admit I took a look at the wifey's yoga mat... but decided it was not in my best interest.  ::)
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Post by: peteGS on Nov 24, 2011, 15:13:39
Wise man! Leave that yoga mat alone  ;)
 
If I had a lower profile seat on mine, that higher density stuff definitely would be just fine.
 
Two layers of foam was the perfect height though which is why I went one layer of high and one layer of the next grade down and it seems to have worked well as far as sitting on it in the garage goes (did a bit more of that last night).
 
I think you'll be fine with what you've got there :)
 
Now hurry up and get her covered ok?  ;D
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Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Nov 29, 2011, 07:16:50
I got the seat cover sewn up this weekend...
 
(http://inlinethumb50.webshots.com/49201/2910090420026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2910090420026369651EShTDW)
 
(http://inlinethumb10.webshots.com/46793/2070088640026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2070088640026369651YovLcT)
 
Then last night warmed it up under the heater while I was digging out my clamps and wood strips and then started the install.
 
(http://inlinethumb32.webshots.com/49567/2493692360026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2493692360026369651qFzaKA)
 
This method has paid off in the past, so I hope it will work for me again. Proof will be when I come home tonight and move the clamps for the next sections. ;)
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Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Dec 04, 2011, 20:29:46
Well, here it is. It doesn't cover the lip on the tank like I planned, thicker final layer of foam would have helped, mabe I can elongate the holes in the fender and move it forward some... But it does fit the fender nice and my mounting holes lined right up. As a bonus it feels really good to sit on, no sharp corners under my thighs and seems plenty padded, doubt if I could run the IronButt on it but will be fine for cruising around town and maybe a few 1/4 mile jaunts at the track. ;)
 
(http://inlinethumb47.webshots.com/28910/2039245170026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2039245170026369651jqfXrx)
 
(http://inlinethumb62.webshots.com/29373/2977637960026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2977637960026369651yLopXL)
 
(http://inlinethumb49.webshots.com/49456/2236074070026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2236074070026369651svKKlm)
 
(http://inlinethumb25.webshots.com/47704/2947876390026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2947876390026369651mNVsNB)
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Post by: Staffy on Dec 04, 2011, 21:10:32
Nice work my man.
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Post by: peteGS on Dec 05, 2011, 10:20:43
Indeed! Love it :D
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Post by: Big Rich on Dec 05, 2011, 10:33:56
Agreed- great work here Hoosier. What all is left to do? Put some gas in it and charge the battery?

Love that paint.......
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Post by: JRK5892 on Dec 05, 2011, 12:32:10
have you thought about tie'n the white into the wheels, with it on the shocks and that being the only white back there it looks a bit out of place to me... really love how the rear fender and tail light came out, there is just so much going on with chrome, blue, while, flat black, silver, brushed silver, gloss black, polished, and gun metal...
i think getting that down to a bit more uniform would help pull it all togehter man
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Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Dec 05, 2011, 13:35:46
Thanks guys, really appreciate the props... and Joe I value your input. Funny thing is I was thinking the same thing, looks kind of busy, even with that mellow paint job. ;)
 I was hoping the black seat would help tie it all together more. I don't know why the shock springs look white in the pics as they are silver... but maybe if I re-shoot them black it will help. Maybe a small chrome front fender? But yes, the gray, silver, chrome, black, blue and white don't flow as I planned.
*OR* you need to drum up some PC business to get rid of all that excess black colored powder you got. :)
  Officially whats left?
-
I soldered and heat-shinked in some extentions for the tail and turn sigs wiring, need to tidy up the run and plug everything in. -Horn, I conected the original and verified it still works but it's ugly as sin.
-Pick up 4 qts of oil and another filter then run it until warm then drain and refill, get the nasties washed out for good.
-Mirrors: I know that seems minor but for some reason picking the right style of mirror by a picture on the internet baffles me. That is the one thing I want to change on the 'oldWing too.
-Headlight trim ring: It's purely cosmetic but this one has a dent with a scuff
 It's got gas and run it evry week until warmed up... so if a freak nice day comes, I COULD take it for a shake down ride
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Post by: JRK5892 on Dec 05, 2011, 13:53:05
i would not go black man... try and pull more of the frame color though the bike... i think that would look really nice
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Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Dec 11, 2011, 08:44:45
Oh PA-LEEZE! Sunday morning is my time to go out to the shop and play before the Wifey wakes up and it's only friggin 14F (-10C) out there this morning!!!
Plugged in the kerosene torpedo heater just to get it warm enough for the propane tank to convert from a liquid to a gas to fire up the GOOD heater.... I'm gettin too old for this crap!
 I did get some chrome engine bits off e-bay and got them installed the other night, plus dressed up the wiring so I am making progress... but DAMN! It looks like winter is officially here finally, and I am almost ready for a shake-down run around the block.
 
(http://images.zaazu.com/img/Frozen-frozen-freeze-winter-smiley-emoticon-000590-large.gif)
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Post by: Big Rich on Dec 11, 2011, 08:58:24
That reminds me of a conversation I had with my neighbor. He is a truck driver and I'm a machinist. One time we were talking about how crappy the weather can be sometimes and he said "Rich, why do we live here? I can drive trucks anywhere down south and I'm sure there are machine shops down there as well."

I really didn't have a good answer.......

Make sure there's no ice on the roads and dress warm! You can still get that shake down run in.
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Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Dec 20, 2011, 12:39:32
Finally got the money transfer completed into Pay-pal and ordered a pair of these mirrors this morning... I like how there is no plastic and the height of the tube stem is adjustable. Report to follw once I actually lay my eyes and hands on them.
 
(http://cdn.cheapcycleparts.com/images/TR/60/60-0315/supersize.jpg)
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Post by: peteGS on Dec 20, 2011, 15:40:40
Those mirrors should be spot on for the style of the GS... nicely purchased :)
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Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Dec 21, 2011, 07:05:08
Thanks Pete I am thinking with them being adjustable in height I should be happy with them.
Now for the big news... she runs and MOVES! Thats right, here in the Hoosier State it's warmed up to 34 degrees (1C) and I actually rode her!
 OK only to the corner and back as it was cold, dark, and damp... but I just couldn't help myself. Started out innocently enough with me out in the shop checking what all needed done, checking the torque on the axles and putting cotter pins in, then going through my head what needed done before actually riding it. Oiled the air filter and fired her up, once it was warm I ran out of excuses so I threw my leg over and raised the kick-stand.
Pretty uneventful as it was just a mile total. But enough to put a grin on my face! Several stop-n-go's in the beginning, one time it was a little stiff to get get out of first gear, but then gently got up to 5th gear. Return trip was more like a regular ride and felt great!
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Post by: Big Rich on Dec 21, 2011, 09:46:07
Congrats Hoosier! Definitely a great feeling.

But now what are you going to do for the rest of winter?
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Post by: JustinLonghorn on Dec 21, 2011, 12:05:27

But now what are you going to do for the rest of winter?

I imagine he will find plenty to do with the two ladies in his avatar. Ha.
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Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Dec 21, 2011, 13:10:52
Congrats Hoosier! Definitely a great feeling.

But now what are you going to do for the rest of winter?
I imagine he will find plenty to do with the two ladies in his avatar. Ha.

Heh heh... uhm.... no such luck.
But I do have a line on another project, nothing even remotely solid. Im told of a "old bike" owned by a Dad of a friend of a friend that could be had cheap if not free. Supposedly he got started on it as a project and lost interest. I drove by their place the other day and could see a roller without engine sitting outside the barn...
Plan on going over while I am off work next week. But SHHHHHH don't tell the Missus   8)
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Post by: peteGS on Dec 21, 2011, 15:36:03
Do I need to say it again over here? Yup :D
 
Wahhooo! Awesome stuff dude! So glad to hear you got her for a run even if it was only a short one :D
 
And yes, please do tell of the next project...
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Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Dec 27, 2011, 07:32:22
Went for a longer ride yesterday... on December 26th it was 40+ and sunny(!)
This bike is gonna be a Hoot! I started her up in the shop and let her warm up a while then went around the block. Out here in the sticks thats 4 miles. Gradually working her through the gears harder and harder. Noticed once you get above 4 grand, the exhaust note is awesome and she really pulls. Pulled over to give her a quick inspect and grabbed a pic, then turned around and reversed the route. On the last stretch thought "OK here we go, if it's gonna break, nows the time".
 From a rolling start went wide open throttle and grabbed second, then third... looked down and was already doin over 70... DAMN! WHAT A RUSH!
 Once home I shut her down and figured after that the oil had flushed every nook and cranny inside the engine so I gave her an oil / filter change while still warm to get the remaining grungies out, well deserved. Now this morning the snow is falling so she sits in the shop waiting for spring. At least I got a taste of what she is capable of WHOO-HOO!
 
(http://inlinethumb52.webshots.com/43315/2117918630026369651S600x600Q85.jpg)
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Post by: Big Rich on Dec 27, 2011, 08:04:22
I posted this in Tyler's thread already, but it's just as fitting here.......

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRfxl_qXkcM

Glad you got to take her for a spin!
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Post by: Staffy on Dec 27, 2011, 09:42:02
Shit dude, when you said 40 I thought that sounds like a great day for a ride... then snowing?  huh?.... then I realised you guys use that wierd temperature measuring thinger.
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Post by: Shermanator86 on Dec 27, 2011, 10:08:17
Glad you got to get her out this weekend, but looks like the weather is back on schedule around here today.
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Post by: Cafe Redneck on Dec 29, 2011, 19:08:24
Hey Hdaddy, just went through your build, Amazing work. Hope mine turns out that good.
Got your message on my ratio's for speedo and tech. Thanks
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Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Jan 08, 2012, 06:32:42
...But now what are you going to do for the rest of winter?


Heh heh... uhm.... no such luck.
But I do have a line on another project, nothing even remotely solid. Im told of a "old bike" owned by a Dad of a friend of a friend that could be had cheap if not free. Supposedly he got started on it as a project and lost interest. I drove by their place the other day and could see a roller without engine sitting outside the barn...
Plan on going over while I am off work next week. But SHHHHHH don't tell the Missus   8)

... And yes, please do tell of the next project...

Brought home a $20 CB450! http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=32838 (http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=32838)
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Post by: MikeyG on Mar 28, 2012, 02:34:14
Ahh HAAA! But you see the place I ordered it from, DimeCityCycle, is a sight sponcer here on DTT... so links to their items is ENCOURAGED! Everyday low low price of $38.95, here is the chrome one I ordered, they also have it in brushed aluminum and black.
 
http://www.dimecitycycles.com/vintage-cafe-racer-caferacer-bobber-brat-chopper-custom-motorcycle-electronic-lighting-parts-hooded-chrome-lucas-taillight-light-20-1081.html (http://www.dimecitycycles.com/vintage-cafe-racer-caferacer-bobber-brat-chopper-custom-motorcycle-electronic-lighting-parts-hooded-chrome-lucas-taillight-light-20-1081.html)

Do they give you a discount for all the advertising?  ;D

Just found your thread and read it in one sitting.  Real nice build you've done.  Now on to your other 3 builds.
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Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Dec 08, 2012, 05:44:48
FUCKING Webshots took a shit on me... 1200+ pictures posted all over the internet and now they sold out and the new owners want to charge me.
So many pics... ARRRRRGH!
 
 
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Post by: JustinLonghorn on Dec 09, 2012, 13:21:02
Man, I still absolutely love this motorbike.
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Post by: peteGS on Dec 09, 2012, 15:36:35
Man, I still absolutely love this motorbike.


+1...... and +1 again just for good measure :D
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Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Dec 09, 2012, 18:31:35
Thanks again guys. It's been a while since she was bumped to the top of the page. I went back here to check some thing and most of my pics were gone so I thought I should post one that is now hosted by Photobucket.
She's starting to show a little wear but still a hoot to ride.  ;D
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Post by: peteGS on Dec 12, 2012, 08:03:04
I'll just bet she is! Done anything else to her or is she still the same way?
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Post by: biggiesmalls on Apr 03, 2013, 00:59:32
Another GS thread! There seems to be more on here than some folks make it seem. I'm considering painting my side panels as well, but I like the challenge of making it look clean without them there. Looks great though man.
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Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Apr 03, 2013, 07:06:56
Yeah Biggiesmalls, we're on here in some decent numbers if you look hard enough...
Sorry about the pics in the thread, I had them hosted on webshots and it went belly-up so all my links are broken. Lost about 1200 photos all over the net on all my past builds.  >:(
As an update, she has developed a faint knocking at idle after it's warmed up and #3 cylinder is down to 80psi with all others around 145-150. Since I am going to have to go back into the engine I have been doing some "soul searching" and think I am going to try my hand at Drag Racing again. Did quite a bit of it back in the '80s on 4 wheels and have a Mate who races Kawasakis. He has been on me for a while to take this bike to the track... So I have picked up a longer GS1100 aluminum swing arm as the first mod. Going to rebuild another guys carbs in exchange for a set of wheelie bars he has stashed away. Then as I was sourcing parts for this 750 I found a line on a 80's GS1100 engine that is setting in an old shop.  I should have picked it up then, but I was on a bike and didn't know when I would be back. Definately got me thinking long and hard about dumping money into the 750 lump or jumping in with both feet and doing the 7/11 swap. A little more initial investment but there is SO much more Hi-Po parts available for the 1100.  8)
 Anyway, thanks for letting me ramble, she is a fun bike and always gets attention when we are out together. Maybe version 2.0 will start this summer.
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Post by: Zookrocker on Oct 28, 2013, 22:37:21
This F-er is cool.  I'm not sure if I love the paint, but the overall look is great.  I love that 4-1!
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Post by: Floegstad on Nov 11, 2013, 17:58:34
i just went thru this whole thread and everybody where really exited about the updates,and i did not se the bike in more than one pic at the final page,but it was worth it.
Great Build HD.
(FUCK WEBSHOTS)ha ha ha
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Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Nov 12, 2013, 05:46:18
Thanks for the compliment! Ones of these days I need to go back and reload a bunch of the pics as direct attachments.  ::)