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Author Topic: GOT a Zookie! "OVERKILL!"  (Read 86211 times)

Offline Hoosier Daddy

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GOT a Zookie! "OVERKILL!"
« 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.



 I really like the Brat style...



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




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!!!!
« Last Edit: Mar 29, 2011, 21:05:54 by Hoosier Daddy »
“Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self esteem, why don’t you just make sure that you’re just not in fact surrounded by a bunch of assholes, alright?”


JAILBAIT '67 BSA 441 Victor Roadster
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ROCK-IT '81 CB750C
BOMBER '81 GL1100
OVERKILL '80 GS750
NO CLASS '72 CB450 K5

Offline JRK5892

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Re: Gettin a Zookie
« Reply #1 on: Dec 16, 2010, 20:50:34 »
hell ya good grab bud! that 2nd brat is my fav brat build i have found yet!
Joe
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recent builds: Hd street bob, TX cafe, KZ bratt, Goldwing tour, bratt wing, st fighter, road king, vriago bobber, chop, FXD, 1200 sporty, 1200xl sporty, GSXR, Royal enfield.. and more

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Re: Gettin a Zookie
« Reply #2 on: Dec 16, 2010, 21:00:15 »
Ohh yeah, been in my "Motivational" folder for a while!


but then there is this...

“Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self esteem, why don’t you just make sure that you’re just not in fact surrounded by a bunch of assholes, alright?”


JAILBAIT '67 BSA 441 Victor Roadster
STAY CLEAN '67 BSA Spitfire
ROCK-IT '81 CB750C
BOMBER '81 GL1100
OVERKILL '80 GS750
NO CLASS '72 CB450 K5

Offline Koëstom

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Re: Gettin a Zookie
« Reply #3 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.
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Re: Gettin a Zookie
« Reply #4 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!

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Re: Gettin a Zookie
« Reply #5 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!
“Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self esteem, why don’t you just make sure that you’re just not in fact surrounded by a bunch of assholes, alright?”


JAILBAIT '67 BSA 441 Victor Roadster
STAY CLEAN '67 BSA Spitfire
ROCK-IT '81 CB750C
BOMBER '81 GL1100
OVERKILL '80 GS750
NO CLASS '72 CB450 K5

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Re: Gettin a Zookie
« Reply #6 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...

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Re: Gettin a Zookie
« Reply #7 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











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!

« Last Edit: Dec 21, 2010, 17:49:07 by Hoosier Daddy »
“Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self esteem, why don’t you just make sure that you’re just not in fact surrounded by a bunch of assholes, alright?”


JAILBAIT '67 BSA 441 Victor Roadster
STAY CLEAN '67 BSA Spitfire
ROCK-IT '81 CB750C
BOMBER '81 GL1100
OVERKILL '80 GS750
NO CLASS '72 CB450 K5

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Re: Gettin a Zookie
« Reply #8 on: Dec 21, 2010, 17:42:08 »
Hell ya!
Joe
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recent builds: Hd street bob, TX cafe, KZ bratt, Goldwing tour, bratt wing, st fighter, road king, vriago bobber, chop, FXD, 1200 sporty, 1200xl sporty, GSXR, Royal enfield.. and more

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Re: GOT a Zookie!
« Reply #9 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.


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…

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?

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.


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!!!

« Last Edit: Dec 30, 2010, 23:19:55 by Hoosier Daddy »
“Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self esteem, why don’t you just make sure that you’re just not in fact surrounded by a bunch of assholes, alright?”


JAILBAIT '67 BSA 441 Victor Roadster
STAY CLEAN '67 BSA Spitfire
ROCK-IT '81 CB750C
BOMBER '81 GL1100
OVERKILL '80 GS750
NO CLASS '72 CB450 K5