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Author Topic: 1980 GS550E + 2000 Katana 750  (Read 4592 times)

Offline scott s

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Re: 1980 GS550E + 2000 Katana 750
« Reply #40 on: Jun 12, 2019, 14:29:20 »
Not gonna lie.... took a big, long break from this project. Had life get in the way over the winter. Had lots of other distractions and, honestly, I just lost interest in it. I sold the Brat project with the stock 550 engine. I even tried to sell the 750 swap project and, I guess you could say luckily, I had no takers.



 So... I took it apart and started working on it again.









 I got the frame, swing arm and various bits and hangers painted yesterday. Today, I adjusted the valves (all were within specs but I snugged up the intakes just a bit) and slotted the timing advance plate to I can try advancing the timing once I get it running.

 I tried to install the starter motor I bought a year ago only to find that I had a -'98 starter and I have a '00 motor. Doh! Got the correct one ordered and once it's installed I'll get the engine back in the frame and start putting this thing back together.

Offline ridesolo

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Re: 1980 GS550E + 2000 Katana 750
« Reply #41 on: Jun 17, 2019, 18:36:07 »
Looking good.  I think you'll be happy that this one didn't sell.
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This one is FINALLY done: (!)
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Offline scott s

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Re: 1980 GS550E + 2000 Katana 750
« Reply #42 on: Aug 25, 2019, 16:35:56 »
 Got a roller. It's about time to start working on the wiring harness and electrics.