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Author Topic: gs550 "78 project no 3 agh !  (Read 7312 times)

Offline pidjones

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Re: gs550 "78 project no 3 agh !
« Reply #50 on: Aug 09, 2019, 14:02:21 »
Beautiful work on the clocks! Looks like it is all coming along nicely.
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Re: gs550 "78 project no 3 agh !
« Reply #51 on: Aug 09, 2019, 16:20:00 »
whipped the motor out ,got it on the stand great piece of kit added wheels to it so I can role it about great that you can rotate the motor with it ,
       cleaned up the engine put new clutch plates in new plugs a lick of paint can't wait till the covers are all polished gonna look smart took the paint back off the edges of the fins just to break up the black a little may even help with cooling  ::)
« Last Edit: Aug 11, 2019, 12:03:28 by yorkie350 »
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Re: gs550 "78 project no 3 agh !
« Reply #52 on: Aug 09, 2019, 17:10:27 »
Oh and here's a sneak preview of the final colour scheme quite a classic look but the deep candy red really pops in the sun my rubbish phone doesn't do it justice got a few bits painted started with the front fender then the headlamp and electrics tray and rear seat hump
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Offline cxman

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Re: gs550 "78 project no 3 agh !
« Reply #53 on: Aug 09, 2019, 20:19:38 »
beautiful work your going to love it

i just got done designing a 4 into2 carb kit and new ignition for the 550 and in riding it during drive tests and jetting runs

was really surprised as to how much more power it has over the cb550 the thing hauls

has 13 hp more than my cb550 mind you my cb550 has 4 into 2 exhaust and the gs550 has a 4 into one kerker

but it breathes better and has more aggressive cams ect

you will love it and its a nice motor to work on

put new clutch springs in and damhik
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Re: gs550 "78 project no 3 agh !
« Reply #54 on: Aug 11, 2019, 13:04:29 »
Looking great, and that paint looks fantastic
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Re: gs550 "78 project no 3 agh !
« Reply #55 on: Aug 12, 2019, 17:47:35 »
cheers mate things going a lot slower these days but so long as its going forward I know i'le  gonna get there some day  ??? got the exhausts welded up still need grinding and polishing but daren't show my crappy welds :-[ so pics of finished pipes only  whenever that will be haha one thing I did try my hand at was to respoke the front & rear wheels its still a dark art but I got it yeah pics show how it went including polishing the hubs and repaint the centres  and added the fresh boots too :o
« Last Edit: Aug 12, 2019, 18:05:53 by yorkie350 »
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Re: gs550 "78 project no 3 agh !
« Reply #56 on: Aug 12, 2019, 18:21:51 »
 Looking good yorkie

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Re: gs550 "78 project no 3 agh !
« Reply #57 on: Aug 12, 2019, 19:09:35 »
Thanks yozz long time since I felt a sense of achievement from a project but by getting the hang of re-spoking and trueing the wheels feel like im getting some where gotta keep the grey matter working haha  :P hope you & the family are doing ok any projects in the pipeline ?
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