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Author Topic: "Parts Chaser" GS450  (Read 7260 times)

Offline peteGS

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Re: "Parts Chaser" GS450
« Reply #10 on: Mar 06, 2013, 17:23:30 »
Here's the one from the GS Resources I was talking about, it ended up with re-bent headers and a 500 motor in there too (as seen in the last pic):


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Re: "Parts Chaser" GS450
« Reply #11 on: Mar 07, 2013, 06:30:32 »
Thanx for the pix Pete - very sharp bike.

JPS Black / Gold has been suggested - but I'm not a fan of that combo.

As you can see my frame is already Silver and I DO have 5 cans of Rattlecan Blue !
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Re: "Parts Chaser" GS450
« Reply #12 on: Mar 07, 2013, 08:25:38 »
No worries mate, I do love the colours on that tracker, blue and silver go extremely well together!


I've never been a fan of gold in any situation really... except on some Katanas ;)
'82 Suzuki GS450E Scrambler - Back on the road after nearly 10 years!

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1949? Ducati Cucciolo T2

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Offline jfman

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Re: "Parts Chaser" GS450
« Reply #13 on: Mar 09, 2013, 20:24:24 »
Very nice! Proves the little GSs are a good platform to start a travker build as well.

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Re: "Parts Chaser" GS450
« Reply #14 on: Mar 10, 2013, 07:07:33 »
Back to colours - one of my possible choices for the KZ750 Tracker was a FO Yellow, with maybe White accents.

The inspiration from that came from the colourways I painted my "California" 356 Speedster - which was the original "Not so Mellow Yellow". I've pretty well decided on Tangerine for the KZ, which leaves my second choice free .. what do you guys think ? Believe it or not I STILL have some of the original Yellow paint.

BTW - the Speedster was one of the replicas I used to manufacture - NOT a real one ! However, note that it is displayed at the Annual Porsche Concours event. When I pulled up at the main gate I got the Royal treatment and ushered through to the display area. Didn't have the heart to tell them it was a rep !
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Re: "Parts Chaser" GS450
« Reply #15 on: Mar 10, 2013, 08:07:38 »
Nice Speedster! I wanted a Becks Spyder in the worst way!
As far as the Kawa Tracker goes, I'd do it in Lime Green and Black... like it was on a race team or somthing.
 
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Re: "Parts Chaser" GS450
« Reply #16 on: Mar 10, 2013, 10:56:45 »
Nice Speedster! I wanted a Becks Spyder in the worst way!
As far as the Kawa Tracker goes, I'd do it in Lime Green and Black... like it was on a race team or somthing.
 


yes, I guess Green / Black IS the obvious choice - still juggling with that one !

I also designed and manufactured 550 Spyders .. based on the 550A with the multi-tubular frame. However, being a design engineer, I decided to improve on the Porsche chassis - which was a very 50's design and incorporated true spaceframe elements for maximum stiffness.

Sold around 40 in the UK before selling the project off to my German pal, who now makes them in Russia !!!



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Re: "Parts Chaser" GS450
« Reply #17 on: Mar 28, 2013, 13:41:42 »
Checked out the stock when I had a further sort out in my garage prior to fitting the electrics - this weekend if it doesn't snow again !

Yep, there's a litre of the FO Yellow  :o [ 356 Renault Service Yellow ] left and in good condition.

Also picked up an excellent "spot blaster" - courtesy of our Aldi store - £10, including 1kg of blasting media.

Think I might even replicate the colourways of the Speedster with stripes and all. 8)
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Offline peteGS

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Re: "Parts Chaser" GS450
« Reply #18 on: Mar 28, 2013, 19:30:47 »
That should work well!
'82 Suzuki GS450E Scrambler - Back on the road after nearly 10 years!

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