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Author Topic: gs550 "78 project no 3 agh !  (Read 3186 times)

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Re: gs550 "78 project no 3 agh !
« Reply #10 on: Feb 06, 2017, 16:49:51 »
Hi peeps bit of an update been slowly gathering a few parts and getting a few idea's for the exhausts while stripping and cleaning up a few parts here's a few pics of how things are progressing (slowly)haha
                 First re-fit the rear engine bolt and spacer to see the effort of my mini lathe , also cleaned up the inner of the rear drum brake and got new shoe's too, started to sand and polish the rear drum cover .
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Re: gs550 "78 project no 3 agh !
« Reply #11 on: Feb 06, 2017, 17:09:53 »
Here's a few more pics of the project did a bit of a scale drawing for rear of bike with rear frame hoop going for integrated led light bar so cut the hoop ready to take strip led ,also stripped the front brake calipers and cleaned out glad to see they are in great condition but needed new pads also a change of colour going for the classic gold look
« Last Edit: Feb 06, 2017, 17:18:32 by yorkie350 »
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Re: gs550 "78 project no 3 agh !
« Reply #12 on: Feb 06, 2017, 17:33:29 »
YEAH ! exhausts turned up so can start sorting out for position and brackets ,soon as that's done will be able to finish tearing her down ,like wheels and motor out, here's a couple of pics of exhausts not bad for £45 each brand new from E-bay (bargain )
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Re: gs550 "78 project no 3 agh !
« Reply #13 on: Feb 06, 2017, 21:46:45 »
I loved your last build Yorkie.  This one looks like fun.
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Re: gs550 "78 project no 3 agh !
« Reply #15 on: Feb 07, 2017, 14:07:14 »
Love those silencers.
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Re: gs550 "78 project no 3 agh !
« Reply #16 on: Feb 07, 2017, 16:09:50 »
Cheers lads gonna be a bit of old 'n new ,style wise. Still searching for a classic Ducati style tank had ago at first fit of em probably cut off the rear bracket stuff n fab up my own started by cutting of the original silencers ( I know what a waste but cheaper than a new full set up )here's a few pic's of what ime on about, the last pic I tried my first attempt at photo shop a drawing of removed brackets and new brackets to mock up for exhaust and rearsets .Not sure if they need angled up a little more ? what do you guys think all suggestions will be considered haha.
« Last Edit: Feb 07, 2017, 16:13:20 by yorkie350 »
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Re: gs550 "78 project no 3 agh !
« Reply #17 on: Feb 07, 2017, 22:40:35 »
Looking good sir. Got a link for those silencers? I would love to grab one for the 360, they look real sharp maybe shipping will be reasonable to US  :o
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Re: gs550 "78 project no 3 agh !
« Reply #18 on: Feb 08, 2017, 06:52:07 »
 Hi mate they are pretty good quality for like $45 each not sure about shipping costs worth a look tho, just go to the link and type GP exhausts in shop search .                               

                      http://stores.ebay.co.uk/galaxyond?_trksid=p2047675.l2563
« Last Edit: Feb 08, 2017, 06:55:07 by yorkie350 »
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Re: gs550 "78 project no 3 agh !
« Reply #19 on: Feb 10, 2017, 17:16:58 »
Got a little done ,1mm mild sheet steel arrived so marked up cut n folded then out with the puddle gun and did a little welding ( to  a fashion) decided to fit the ignition on the side of it . Got a bit of finishing to make it look good but my welding skill is pants glad there,s bondo in the cupboard haha.
« Last Edit: Feb 10, 2017, 17:19:36 by yorkie350 »
Life's too short to go slow at anything !  unless your re-building ya ride !!

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 cb550f '78 Hailwood race rep