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Author Topic: MGD's 1981 Suzuki GS850(shafted)  (Read 3822 times)

Offline MGD

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Re: MGD's 1981 Suzuki GS850(shafted)
« Reply #10 on: Aug 20, 2013, 15:41:55 »
The top picture, is from ebay, some one selling a NOS Jardine with the box.

I never posted pictures of my exhaust separated, but I assure you the headers are not welded.

I did strip it down, and then used a high heat enamel flat black to refinish it. 

I don't expect the paint at the head to hold up long, but it looks much better than high gloss black.

Offline MGD

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Re: MGD's 1981 Suzuki GS850(shafted)
« Reply #11 on: Aug 22, 2013, 18:22:51 »


I'm still waiting on carb parts, and the headlight rubber bushings, but the rest is ready to go.

I was going to put tires on it, but these do have life left on them.

Plus I don't want to spend the money on tires, unless I keep it.

Offline MGD

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Re: MGD's 1981 Suzuki GS850(shafted)
« Reply #12 on: Sep 05, 2013, 22:22:59 »
Different seat, without holes in it.

I'm still missing two Carb rebuild kits. 

Then it's time to tune.








Offline MGD

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Re: MGD's 1981 Suzuki GS850(shafted)
« Reply #13 on: Sep 27, 2013, 18:06:59 »
Carbs rebuilt, and jet kits installed, she falls on her face at 2-3000RPM.

If I choke it  at that point she almost revs up to 6-7000rpm.

I've got 127.5 main's on the outside carbs, and 130's in the middle two.

Keep in mind, I have the needles shimmed up, and springs clipped one round.

She seems to need more fuel.  The kit came with 132 main's also.

I may put them in the middle, and the 130's on the outside carbs.





« Last Edit: Sep 27, 2013, 18:09:51 by MGD »

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Re: MGD's 1981 Suzuki GS850(shafted)
« Reply #14 on: Sep 27, 2013, 23:58:10 »
127.5 is WAAAY too lean for pods on that bike. You are going to need 135 or 137.5. Get your top end running clean and strong before changing the needles from their stock position.

I never jet different cylinders with different jets. Use the same size jets on all four cylinders.

Clipping the springs is an iffy approach, IMO. I never do that, because it's too hard to reverse, and you can end up with slides that stick open.
...every dump I take is original too, and it doesn't smell any better because of it's originality.

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Offline MGD

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Re: MGD's 1981 Suzuki GS850(shafted)
« Reply #15 on: Sep 29, 2013, 23:19:01 »
4 - 135 main's on their way.

thank you.