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Author Topic: MY GS 400 IN DIFFERENT STAGES  (Read 14496 times)

Offline Floegstad

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MY GS 400 IN DIFFERENT STAGES
« on: Nov 26, 2013, 14:46:00 »
Hi all! :)
Been around here for quite some weeks sucking up info and knowledge as i go.
I had serious plans to make a greeeeeeeat buildthread,but i killed my garage-computer the other day so i dont have much to come up with,but its early in the process so i can take more pic`s as i go!
Comments and advice as i go along is much appreciated!
I dont have much computer knowledge or photobucket so this can be exiting.......lol.
Well here goes!

Offline Floegstad

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The first pic is how she looked the day i got her home
The second is after i reduced the lenght of the bike 22cm
The third one shows the loop attached (not completely welded yet)
The last one is of the result of my butched stock seat on for a wiev.

Offline Floegstad

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After this i have had a lot of personal issues with life, kids etc.etc, but that`s all right now,so i have done some further modifications (not much)
Made a:
-Rearfender
-chainguard
-cleaning up the frame
-Removing the melted original wiring
-Frontend swap

Offline Floegstad

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I would really like to keep the original 18"wheels,but with the hard fitting to the usd,and that i just dropped my eyes on Big Richs fantastic 17" i sent my conti tck80 back for the same in 17".
Using the stock gsxr frontwheel, and the latest RGV 250 REARWHEEL wich have the same looks as the front!

Pulling it apart totally this weekend,grindind/sanding out the frame,look for a bandit 400 swingarm.
Will paint the frame in Cream/latte and the tank (fenders??) in shitbrown gold flake with white and orange stripes!
What  do u think?

Offline The Jed

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Re: MY GS 400 IN DIFFERENT STAGES
« Reply #4 on: Nov 26, 2013, 20:43:03 »
you're making me start to heavily consider a modern fork setup on my 1100, i've never payed attention to the differnce it makes in looks before.
82 GS1100 GK "Master Chief" http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=49230.0
79 XS1100 "James Dean" http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=51510.msg574047#msg574047
I'd rather stay quiet and be thought a fool, than to open my mouth and remove all doubt.

Offline Big Rich

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Re: MY GS 400 IN DIFFERENT STAGES
« Reply #5 on: Nov 26, 2013, 21:09:27 »
Aha! Signed up on this one as well.

I mentioned in my 450 thread about the TKC sizes, but those were for the GS500 wheel sizes. How wide are the wheels you plan on using?

Offline Floegstad

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Re: MY GS 400 IN DIFFERENT STAGES
« Reply #6 on: Nov 26, 2013, 21:34:36 »
Hey Rich! I`m planning to go 4.00 or 110 front and rear on a 3./17 front wheel and 3.5/17 are what i am decided to stick with for now.(tirestretch with knobs  8).)
i am amazed about that Frankentwin project of Mekanix on the gsr.
Will try to get a hold of another engine with time and knowledge.

Jed: It gets a bit more beefier than stock,and looses that vintage feeling wich i might be missing ,but not for now.
I have KONI shocks in the rear wich are the same as i have used on a few of my middleweight bikes,
wery happy with them.

Offline Ian B.

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Re: MY GS 400 IN DIFFERENT STAGES
« Reply #7 on: Nov 26, 2013, 22:11:42 »
Interetsed to see where this will go. Lots of GS400 and GS425Es around when at college. Nice bikes.

Ian B.

Offline Big Rich

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Re: MY GS 400 IN DIFFERENT STAGES
« Reply #8 on: Nov 26, 2013, 22:15:22 »
Have a look at this chart to get a general idea of what fits what:

http://www.dropbears.com/u/utilities/tyrerim.htm

Ultimately though, the tire manufacturer should give recommendations for fitment (I looked at Continental's site and could not open their fitment guide). It seems to me that once you get lower profile tires ( as in /80, /70, etc) the fitment to proper wheels gets much more critical.

Oh yeah: Mekanix is the resident Suzuki parallel twin engine guru. Extremely knowledgeable fella.

Offline Floegstad

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Re: MY GS 400 IN DIFFERENT STAGES
« Reply #9 on: Nov 26, 2013, 22:24:13 »
In modern measurements i think it would be about 110/70-17" thats on its way from Germany.
It should fit a 3.0-3,5 wide rim as i see it,and yes the measurements are more critical to with on tire/rims the lower the profile gets.
I want to have quite some rubber when i love to throttle gravel roads.