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Author Topic: gs550 "78 project no 3 agh !  (Read 7517 times)

Offline yorkie350

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Re: gs550 "78 project no 3 agh !
« Reply #20 on: Feb 10, 2017, 17:28:45 »
New brake shoes came in ready for the front brakes and rear drum that I got cleaned up and ready for polishing  another part ticked off the list along with my rearsets .
« Last Edit: Feb 10, 2017, 17:32:57 by yorkie350 »
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Re: gs550 "78 project no 3 agh !
« Reply #21 on: Feb 10, 2017, 21:10:34 »
Looking good York!

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Re: gs550 "78 project no 3 agh !
« Reply #22 on: Feb 11, 2017, 08:15:59 »
I keep coming back to see how nice those exhaust look. I want them haha.
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Re: gs550 "78 project no 3 agh !
« Reply #23 on: Feb 12, 2017, 14:47:07 »
Here's a little update finally got the motor cover's off, damn ! the screws were solid even the impact driver & WD40 struggled  to budge em ended up drilling heads off a handful, split them away from motor, cleaned off the old gaskets big job done phew  dropped the oil & filter too Gees the oil was so bad on the bottom of the sump cover ? check the picks looks like it was turning to a jelly with a bit of grey colour to it must have got water in ?? at least got to clean inside of covers and the sump cover they came up great and at least the gunk /oil didn't have no metal grittiness to it .Managed to strip n clean the starter motor didn't work when I was getting the bike to run but didn't find anything dodgy inside but cleaned it through anyway will get my tester on it this week fingers crossed it ain't shot . Here's a few pics of what got me in a sweat this weekend .
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Re: gs550 "78 project no 3 agh !
« Reply #24 on: Feb 12, 2017, 14:51:48 »
Yep, Looks like water was in the oil, but you've cleaned it up lovely. Nice work.
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Re: gs550 "78 project no 3 agh !
« Reply #25 on: Feb 12, 2017, 15:04:14 »
Must have been with standing for so many years it was all in the bottom of the sump like jelly the oil on top of it was pretty dirty but still flowing ok broke a bit of a sweat tho haha, still got a growing box of parts to polish plus made a start on taking some material and fittings that aren't going to be used of the top triple tree and sanding out the casting marks using clip-ons so the bar holders will be getting ground down too .
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Re: gs550 "78 project no 3 agh !
« Reply #26 on: Feb 13, 2017, 17:55:28 »
Not much for todays efforts managed to finish off cutting slot for rear tail light in my hoop and decided to polish up top covers on the carbs maybe get chance to do the bowls tomorrow every little helps . Pic's as usual to make a little sense of it haha .
« Last Edit: Feb 13, 2017, 18:00:46 by yorkie350 »
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Re: gs550 "78 project no 3 agh !
« Reply #27 on: Feb 19, 2017, 16:48:36 »
little update on todays efforts got the rear drum brake polished up and new shoes fitted and first stage of cleaning up of some more of the covers and just to finish up today cleaned the front sprocket side up and fitted the new front sprocket ( every little helps )here's the usual pics of the efforts of the day haha.
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Re: gs550 "78 project no 3 agh !
« Reply #28 on: Mar 12, 2017, 18:55:01 »
Hi guys been a while :o  not too much to report got a few bits done so here's a little update , masked up the front rotors and brake callipers and painted them (gold) :o :o gees its kinda bright but different haha.
           Got the rear wheel spacers turned on the mini lathe another tick off the list  ;) also got a new old stock rear sprocket but the casting was real rough so decided to de-burr and sand down both sides then what the hell I polished it up ( glad I did it looks 100% better . Still got to finish the positioning of exhausts then motor can come out so here's the usual job lot of pics to make sense of it all  :P.
« Last Edit: Mar 12, 2017, 19:05:46 by yorkie350 »
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Re: gs550 "78 project no 3 agh !
« Reply #29 on: Mar 12, 2017, 19:01:28 »
That gold is pretty bold.  You really have that polishing down solid too.  Nice work.