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  1. Big R

    Another GR650 Build

    There are ways to shorten forks, I can't say how to do it on those GR / GS forks though. I can say you don'twant to cut the springs down though - that changes the spring rate. Ebay clipons aren't that bad, but you might want to swap out the Allenhead bolts that come with them. The frame...
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    GR650......starting over for the last time

    View of the left side: And the right side: Now that the mid section is done, I can order the last couple pipes to get the muffler where I want it. In the meantime though, there is some powder coating and painting to do....
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    GR650......starting over for the last time

    Thanks Mike! Hope you're getting better every day man.... Ordered up the tubing to do the mid section of the exhaust: And finished cutting / welding / grinding everything last night:
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    Another GR650 Build

    Just dealt with Cone Engineering myself. Took about a week for them to get tubing from CA to PA, and that's my only complaint.... which isn't all that bad anyway. I found this tube coping calculator online and it was really useful, so thought I'd share: http://metalgeek.com/static/cope.pcgi...
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    GR650......starting over for the last time

    Yep. I've been done and riding it all season. All these pics are a year old. Two more minutes Turkish.
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    GR650......starting over for the last time

    And rolled the whole thing outside today for a better look at the fairing, mirrors, plate / signal mount / etc: Ordering some mandrel bends for the exhaust over the next day or two.... but that's it for now.
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    GR650......starting over for the last time

    I took the headlights out to get better access to the wiring, and when I reinstalled them I used the wrong holes (why they look low in the fairing). Made a bracket to hold the rear signals & license plate. Had to get separate led bolts to illuminate the plate though:
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    GR650......starting over for the last time

    Cleaned up all the wiring under the dash (still need to make a bracket for the speedo sensor, so it's not hooked up yet): Ran the wiring for the gear indicator, and added a relay for the ignition coil. Since the relay is putting out full voltage from the battery, I ran a wire from it up to...
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    GR650......starting over for the last time

    Wish I could help more Ben. Obviously, an older GS sending unit would require you cutting a hole in a GS500 tank where the whole assembly would fit..... But where were we here? I powder coated the aluminum dash and used automotive door trim around the edges:
  10. Big R

    1977 Suzuki GS750 Resto-Mod

    The B12 front end is usually a good option if you need longer forks (like I did on the GR). If you can fit a Katana / GSXR front end, I'd recommend it since they are more available. I can help much with the swingarm though. I don't pay much attention to what fits the 750. I did right down the...
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    1977 Suzuki GS750 Resto-Mod

    Yep, sign me up. Any idea what swingarm / forks / wheels you're looking at Mike?
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    GR650......starting over for the last time

    Nope. Stock GR tank has a sending unit (so the wires were already in place) and the GS850 tank has a sending unit. It's a win-win deal for me. If you search around on ebay for GS fuel tank sending units, there's always a couple on there. I know you want one for a GS500....
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    GR650......starting over for the last time

    Mike!! I heard you had a run in with a hooved rat.... glad to see you're at least typing. We wish you a speedy recovery bud. When deer season rolls around in PA, I'll try and get a couple extra for you.....
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    GR650......starting over for the last time

    Probably 100 little kids in China.....: http://www.ebay.com/itm/201339327407?_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT But the gear indicator feeds off of wires coming from the engine (pre-existing on the GR650) the same way as a neutral indicator light. Stock, the GR has 5...
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    GR650......starting over for the last time

    Thanks fellas! Worked on the dash a little more recently. A red led bolt for the oil pressure light, and tested the fuel gauge too. Since I'm not putting 6 gallons of gas in the tank just to test it, I just extended the wires that hook up the tank, and flipped the tank over on the floor. Went...
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    GR650......starting over for the last time

    And lastly, mounted and wired in the mirrors / front signals: My work schedule for the next week or so really sucks, so I won't be getting much shop time.
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    GR650......starting over for the last time

    Here's the speedo mounted up in a VERY rough cut piece of aluminum along with a voltage indicator : Started wiring up all that mess last night:
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    GR650......starting over for the last time

    Since the wheel is off though, I mounted a fender extender from a GS500 on to the Bandit fender: One of my wiring hurdles came in from China! It has a fuel gauge, gear indicator, etc, but oddly enough doesn't have an oil pressure warning light.....
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    GR650......starting over for the last time

    Thanks gents. Scott - I'm STILL working on wiring. What a pita! John, I'm just hoping it is rideable when I'm done.... Ok, got the rear tire mounted up and everything straightened out in the rear end: Matching front tire (120/70zr-17). Unfortunately I'm waiting to get the wheel mounted up...
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    GR650......starting over for the last time

    Five more minutes Turkish.....
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