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Author Topic: 82 GS450E Scrambler from Aus - Done!  (Read 136893 times)

Offline peteGS

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82 GS450E Scrambler from Aus - Done!
« on: Aug 06, 2011, 18:21:08 »
Hey all, just joined and figured I'd stick something in here. This has been ongoing for a number of years, but the last couple of years I've really got stuck in, hoping for completion by the end of this year.
 
Started like this:
 

 

 
Currently like this:
 

 

 

 
Still a long way to go for sure, but it's definitely taking shape finally.
 
One of my aims was to keep it as stock as possible, so I haven't done any frame modifications, although I did use the frame work from the duck tail to weld on some curved bits of metal rod to form the tail piece.
 
It's been through a complete frame up rebuild to where it is currently.
 
It's got a tail light from a CL360 on it, modified front guard from a GTR1000 as the rear guard, and I got the pipes made by a local mob here called Tranzac.
 
I'm currently working on a fork brace and front guard.
 
Haven't decided on paint yet, but am planning on a pair of lengthwise stripes and painting the knee dents the same colour as the stripes as well as making some rubber knee pads for them.
 
Other plans are for a bash plate, hand guards, and mesh stone guard for the headlight, which I also need to replace.
 
I also made up an adaptor so I could use the 'bar mounted choke lever from a newer GSX as I hate having the choke lever on the left carb.
 
I'm just hoping the rest of my work can do that pipe justice!
« Last Edit: May 27, 2012, 09:10:22 by peteGS »
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Offline Big Rich

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Re: 82 Suzuki GS450E Scrambler from Aus
« Reply #1 on: Aug 06, 2011, 20:17:15 »
Thanks for starting this up over here Pete. It's easy for me to miss an update over on the GSR.

Don't know if I told you or if you saw it, but I mounted a plastic fender to the 2 bolts on the bottom of my triple tree. The third bolt to support the fender will be from my headlight bucket (also why it's mounted so low to the fender).

Offline hillsy

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Re: 82 Suzuki GS450E Scrambler from Aus
« Reply #2 on: Aug 07, 2011, 05:02:53 »
G'day Pete.


Same here - I don't really keep a close eye on the GSR threads so it's good to see your bike over here  ;)


Refresh my memory - is the motor running as yet? I knew you were trying to find an ignitor / build one a while back....

Offline haplo_84

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Re: 82 Suzuki GS450E Scrambler from Aus
« Reply #3 on: Aug 07, 2011, 05:10:56 »
God i love those pipes man! Did you give your left nut for that or what?
A motorcycle functions entirely in accordance with the laws of reason, and a study of the art of motorcycle maintenance is really a miniature study of the art of rationality itself.  ~Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

Offline peteGS

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Re: 82 Suzuki GS450E Scrambler from Aus
« Reply #4 on: Aug 07, 2011, 06:52:34 »
Thanks for starting this up over here Pete. It's easy for me to miss an update over on the GSR.

Don't know if I told you or if you saw it, but I mounted a plastic fender to the 2 bolts on the bottom of my triple tree. The third bolt to support the fender will be from my headlight bucket (also why it's mounted so low to the fender).


No worries Rich, glad to oblige  ;)


I probably won't go into as much detail here (GSR thread is now 1280 replies and over 20000 views... a little hard to replicate that  :o


I'll try to keep it up to date though that's for sure!


I didn't notice the plastic guard but I'll go look in a tic.


I scored a generic plastic dirt guard off eBay for $5 plus postage which is what I'm planning on using once I get the mounting sorted. Not sure if you saw that over on the GSR or not so I'll chuck a couple of mock ups up...


Up high just doesn't work at all, I think it's the 18 inch wheel that just doesn't make it work, and mounting would be a royal PITA as the brake line, main wiring harness, and speedo cable all go around the bottom triple clamp where I would need to mount it:





I think this is how I'm going, mounting on top of the fork brace I've yet to make up. The masking tape front and back is where I gotta trim it:


'82 Suzuki GS450E Scrambler - Back on the road after nearly 10 years!

http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=28302.0

1949? Ducati Cucciolo T2

http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=37749.0

Offline peteGS

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Re: 82 Suzuki GS450E Scrambler from Aus
« Reply #5 on: Aug 07, 2011, 07:04:17 »
G'day Pete.


Same here - I don't really keep a close eye on the GSR threads so it's good to see your bike over here  ;)


Refresh my memory - is the motor running as yet? I knew you were trying to find an ignitor / build one a while back....


Mate I'm having the opposite problem... too used to the GSR and still working out how to keep an eye on the stuff over here. There is so many more threads over here... so many sub forums and forums in comparison... at least I finally worked out how to turn reply notifications on!  ::)


I've got a circuit sorted that lets me use a pair of the HEI modules for the ignition, but the first time I fired it up I had rags over the carb inlets that were too restrictive and I couldn't get it to do more than an idle. I didn't work out until too late that it was too rich that was the problem, otherwise I could've ditched the rags and seen what happens.


I've got the K&N's on now as well as the pipes so I'm gonna test fire it again this Saturday to see if the ignition's sorted or not and to test out the charging system.


One of the other guys on the GSR got an electrical engineer dude to compare the stock circuit to the HEI setup I have and he reckons they should pretty much work the same, so fingers crossed it'll be sorted!


I'm also having email conversations with a dude at Dynatek at the moment so we can work out if their DS3-3C can be adapted to the 450's or not as it's only designed as a points replacement for the 400's at the moment. Everything I can find so far says it will work, but the 400's don't have the oil pressure switch under the timing cover so there's no cutout for that in the pickup plate for the ignition, and I have no idea if the mounting is the same. If it does work, that means there's be a real supportable ignition alternative instead of just my dodgy home made circuit... The only real difference I can find at the moment is that the 400's have the advance set at 20 degrees BTDC below 1650 RPM whereas the 450's are 10 BTDC, above 3500 RPM they're both the same at 40 BTDC. I'm no ignition guru but I think that's workable if the DS3-3C uses the existing advance mechanism...


Anyway, I intend to take a vid of it starting and running, so I'll post that up here as well.


This'll be the first time I hear those pipes in action too... can't wait!!!
'82 Suzuki GS450E Scrambler - Back on the road after nearly 10 years!

http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=28302.0

1949? Ducati Cucciolo T2

http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=37749.0

Offline peteGS

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Re: 82 Suzuki GS450E Scrambler from Aus
« Reply #6 on: Aug 07, 2011, 07:07:26 »
God i love those pipes man! Did you give your left nut for that or what?


Thanks mate!!! I'm married, I have no nuts! Hahaha just kiddin, my wife's awesome :D


It wasn't cheap, but it was about half what I expected to pay...


Everytime I go in the garage at the moment I stop and stare for a minute, can't believe how perfectly the guy at Tranzac interpreted what I told him, he was spot on!


Idiot me forgot to take my work iPhone with me so I couldn't show him pic's of the cardboard mock up I did or anything, and he doesn't have net access in his shed, so I had to explain it and point... he did the rest!
'82 Suzuki GS450E Scrambler - Back on the road after nearly 10 years!

http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=28302.0

1949? Ducati Cucciolo T2

http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=37749.0

Offline haplo_84

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Re: 82 Suzuki GS450E Scrambler from Aus
« Reply #7 on: Aug 07, 2011, 15:28:52 »
Wow i have to say then if he did all that with just word description that man is a true exhaust artist guru!
A motorcycle functions entirely in accordance with the laws of reason, and a study of the art of motorcycle maintenance is really a miniature study of the art of rationality itself.  ~Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

Offline peteGS

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Re: 82 Suzuki GS450E Scrambler from Aus
« Reply #8 on: Aug 07, 2011, 16:58:27 »
Wow i have to say then if he did all that with just word description that man is a true exhaust artist guru!

For sure! I've seen/heard Tranzac pipes a few times and the always look and sound great, but I'd never seen his custom work until I got this one done. I've never heard even a hint of negative feedback about Tranzac, and now I know why!  ;D
'82 Suzuki GS450E Scrambler - Back on the road after nearly 10 years!

http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=28302.0

1949? Ducati Cucciolo T2

http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=37749.0

Offline peteGS

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Re: 82 Suzuki GS450E Scrambler from Aus
« Reply #9 on: Aug 08, 2011, 09:22:18 »
Got myself set up for testing the ignition on Saturday and finally getting to hear what the pipes sound like:








I really need to do something about that crap wiring on the prototype for the ignition setup too, a couple of wires are way too short so I have to mount the modules one on top of the other for the moment.
'82 Suzuki GS450E Scrambler - Back on the road after nearly 10 years!

http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=28302.0

1949? Ducati Cucciolo T2

http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=37749.0