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Author Topic: gs550 "78 project no 3 agh !  (Read 3207 times)

Offline yorkie350

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gs550 "78 project no 3 agh !
« on: Jan 03, 2017, 16:31:10 »
Here we go people this is my third project gonna be a slow burner due to funds unless I sell one of my other projects .
           Its a gs 550 "78 from Minnesota in good condition for its age was a non runner but got it ticking over on carb cleaner will have her running before any tear down.
           Looking for a modern finish caferacer style maybe even mix a couple of makes together ? heres a couple of pics to wet your appetite see you soon and " HAPPY NEW YEAR"  to all of ya lets have a great 2017 ride safe peeps .
Life's too short to go slow at anything !  unless your re-building ya ride !!

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Re: gs550 "78 project no 3 agh !
« Reply #1 on: Jan 03, 2017, 17:22:00 »
Sign me up, always love your projects.
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Re: gs550 "78 project no 3 agh !
« Reply #2 on: Jan 04, 2017, 00:42:51 »
Right on you even have the S tail section. Looking forward to it


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Re: gs550 "78 project no 3 agh !
« Reply #3 on: Jan 14, 2017, 12:54:52 »
A little progress, took off the carbs stripped down to clean and oh boy they needed it , ended up buying new gaskets and jets the rest cleaned up ok one of the slides was trash so had to source a new one turned up trumps( no pun intended ) in USA.
        So now the carbs are surgical clean inside just gotta polish up the outside and that's a job ticked off the list fitted back on the bike and got the old girl running sweet as a nut yeah heres a few picks of how it went slow progress but hey its going forward haha . Think i've managed to load up a couple of videos of her first start up in 15 years second vid shows she's blowing a little oil probably from being stood so long cos after running and letting her cool down then restarting 1st vid  shows she's cleared up so happy days .
        Also you can see i've being doing a little cleaning up and stripping down of the old girl helps you to see any future hic-ups and done a little marking up ready from trimming the frame gotta shed weight ( not just me haha) here's the link to the vids                                      
                                   
« Last Edit: Jan 14, 2017, 15:49:56 by yorkie350 »
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Re: gs550 "78 project no 3 agh !
« Reply #4 on: Jan 15, 2017, 14:20:43 »
A little more progress got rid of a little more ballast decided to go for a twin disc front end upgrade gonna use one from a gs650e "81 parts look in good condition and fair price compared to USD front end been sneaking a few parts from E-bay for the build including a seat unit here's a few pics of the strip down and small pile of new bits to make sense of my ramblings.
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Re: gs550 "78 project no 3 agh !
« Reply #5 on: Jan 15, 2017, 14:34:52 »
Always good to chop chop chop, haha sorting out for a rear hoop, also gonna fit an LED into it gonna be a mix of old & new .Carbs back off so I can polish them up, will go thru wiring loom but its not looking too bad .
« Last Edit: Jan 15, 2017, 16:05:08 by yorkie350 »
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Re: gs550 "78 project no 3 agh !
« Reply #6 on: Jan 16, 2017, 09:33:47 »
Thats an interesting looking seat unit yorkie. Prefer the look of the original tail but looking forward to see how that one turns out.
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Re: gs550 "78 project no 3 agh !
« Reply #7 on: Jan 16, 2017, 18:01:36 »
Yep hope it will look ok, gonna paint the indents a different colour to rest of seat unit a bit like knee dents you get in a tank and with a bit of luck i'le try to have knee dents in the tank that will be a first haha just put the new front forks / discs / calipers on today makes it look a lot sportier at last starting to get the project juices flowing haha, heres a couple of pics of how the front is gonna look .
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Re: gs550 "78 project no 3 agh !
« Reply #8 on: Jan 21, 2017, 16:03:55 »
Well progress always gonna be slow cos ime saving for parts and waiting for bits to turn up but any progress is good eh ? so managed to get some more bronze bar to turn a couple of spacers one for above the drive chain also drilled & turned a dust cover down to fit the r/h disc.
          Want to tear her down but need to pick up a 4into1exhaust set up beforehand got some rad colour ideas so wheels gonna be stripped down so rims can be powder coated any way heres a couple of pics of how slow its goin
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Re: gs550 "78 project no 3 agh !
« Reply #9 on: Jan 23, 2017, 01:59:23 »
Shame you're getting rid of the original tail, they look tits. I'd buy it offa ya if you weren't across the pond.


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82 GS550L - Tracker-ish - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=67229.0 - Sold
74 XL350 - The Turd - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=70252.0
Suzuki FA50 "No-Ped" - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=71189.0
73 Suzuki RV125 -http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=73875.0