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Author Topic: GS-550L to GS-674 Frankenbike project  (Read 32157 times)

Offline Toast

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Re: GS-550L to GS-674 Frankenbike project
« Reply #90 on: Mar 03, 2013, 21:27:41 »
Me doing some cutting



The aftermath, we killed a handle and a ton of old mounts.



Here she is now, ready for filing and finishing. I kept a few things on there, the mounts for the airbox, some electrical, inner fender and helmet mount (I like it).

Offline SONIC.

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Re: GS-550L to GS-674 Frankenbike project
« Reply #91 on: Mar 03, 2013, 21:53:40 »
You did all that with a dremel  :o ?
Go to HF and grab a 9.99 angle grinder  ;D

looks good

Offline Toast

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Re: GS-550L to GS-674 Frankenbike project
« Reply #92 on: Mar 04, 2013, 16:57:43 »
Haha yea  :-[ , I should have just gotten a cheap angle grinder but thats all we had on hand at the moment.

Offline two-smoker

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Re: GS-550L to GS-674 Frankenbike project
« Reply #93 on: Mar 04, 2013, 17:17:06 »
Yeah dude. I tried using a dremel to detab my bike, and I ran to get an angle grinder after the first one... You got patience, man.
"I suppose I'd say.... BOLLOCKS! But that's pretty much a reflex for me."

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Offline Toast

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Re: GS-550L to GS-674 Frankenbike project
« Reply #94 on: Mar 07, 2013, 17:28:26 »
That's true, but thankfully the booze helped pass the time ;). I would definitely recommend using the right tool though...


Btw I got on that great deal on new wires from Mark13018, so I'm going to do a total rewire. I also ended up buying the components needed on eBay to add in a keyless ignition system (that I saw posted here as well by Dryden).



Going off of his lead and what he posted I started trying to wrap my head around how he set it up. It took some research but I ended up with this basic diagram.




I changed a few things and then made a computer mock up of the possible undertail layout.




I don't have the parts yet but going off the manuals online that's what I've figured out so far. And it's amazing how cheap technology is... The RFID part with the key fobs cost less then $10.
« Last Edit: Mar 07, 2013, 17:31:02 by Toast »

Offline Toast

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Re: GS-550L to GS-674 Frankenbike project
« Reply #95 on: Mar 10, 2013, 04:31:29 »
I got a few things in the mail today :D

Wires


RFID and relay



I pulled out all the boxes of parts I pulled off the bike when I was stripping it down and tried organizing a bit. There really wasn't much that was going back on the bike..

It was getting late too so I did a few small things while I was at it.


Adding new tank mounts, I chopped off the L mounts a while ago and used some all thead to make new ones.



Some washers and nuts, and some E mounts good as new.


A little electrical tape to hold the pucks on better. I would have used heat shrink tubing if I could find it...




My solo seat always seemed a bit long, and since I cut off the battery tray brackets I'm forced to relocate it... With the seat long there was no way to fit it under there, but if I took 4" off...

It took a while to get up the courage to Dremel it



Curved some to fit the tank






Not bad... It needs some sanding and smoothing but it fits well. And the tank/seat combo is solid as a rock.



I swapped to my extra 650 tank btw, the red one is straight and I don't want to risk banging it up if I don't have to.

Offline Toast

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Re: GS-550L to GS-674 Frankenbike project
« Reply #96 on: Mar 11, 2013, 01:13:45 »
I've done this so many times, it only took me about 30 mins to mock the bike up. Hopefully my new fuse panel will get here from Eastern Beaver this week so I can get started on the wiring.




I figured now is a good time to start replacing the valve stem seals so I made up a tool from pvc (from Bikecliffs site).




It was a little too long so I cut some off, but the window wasnt large enough.



Better


These probably don't need to be replaced but I might as well. I need to get lapping compound sometime this week to clean up the seats some.



All the valves are in good shape, no pitting or burns.



All springs are within spec too.

Offline Toast

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Re: GS-550L to GS-674 Frankenbike project
« Reply #97 on: Mar 13, 2013, 01:05:34 »
I couldn't sleep last night so I installed my LED tail light.





As she sits now



I wanted to test out the remote flashes I got for Christmas :D

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Re: GS-550L to GS-674 Frankenbike project
« Reply #98 on: Mar 13, 2013, 07:51:03 »
Coming along really well Toast!

Offline sinbad85

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Re: GS-550L to GS-674 Frankenbike project
« Reply #99 on: Mar 13, 2013, 08:04:55 »
nice lines!