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    GS450 troubleshooting (compression)

    I have been working off and on with my 1981 Suzuki GS450L Scrambler project. I have cleaned and jetted carbs, I have replaced the ignition system with a Dyna S ignition made for the GS400, and wired up according to "brick house builds" on youtube the way he did the GS450 scrambler he built. Have...
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    GS450 carb setup - big problems

    has been a good little while since I could get on here. I have replaced the ignition system with the Dyna-S stuff, and got that working. it starts and revs better, but none of the other items have changed. still wont start with the filters in place, and in answer to previous question, no...
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    GS450 carb setup - big problems

    i have some cheap ones i bought that have not been used really at all, and i have a pair of K&N ones that came iwth the bike. i used the 6" aluminum pipes to extend the filters away from the carb to attempt to clean up the airflow, and reduce any turbulence there, but it doensnt seem to matter...
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    GS450 carb setup - big problems

    okay. i have a weird thing happening now. I have replaced the crappy run/stop and start controls with one from a 99 GSXR600, have not replaced the left side yet, but the right was a problem with corrosion and the start button not working a lot of the time. i got a 6sigma jet kit, and installed...
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    my "new" XS750 , 78 model

    lot of bikes and cars i wish i still had. also wish i had a garage to keep all this in, LOL!
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    GS450 carb setup - big problems

    thanks you guys. i have been sick and haven't looked here until today. after making this post,. i also broke the throttle cable and that is frustrating. I have used 6sigma jet kits in the past with my LTZ400 quad and my GL1200 wing project, so i might try that route.
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    GS450 carb setup - big problems

    at the risk of getting yelled at here for pod filters, I have a couple questions. I have gotten mixed info in many places. This is a project bike that i have big plans for, and lots of cool parts to start building it, but i was wanting to get it running first. bike is 81 GS450, PO removed...
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    GS450 1981 Spark plug caps

    thanks for the help, the plugs are resistor type, so i ordered non resistor caps. makes no sense that most plugs are resistor, and most caps are resistor as well...
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    GS450 1981 Spark plug caps

    I have been "rehabilitating" this 81 GS450, and i noticed that the spark plug caps are in bad shape. I can't seem to find the spec for them anywhere. are they resistor type? does anyone know what level of resistance? they seem to be common in 1/5/10 ohm levels. any help would be appreciated, as...
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    VFR 800fi brake problem

    the lever is not sticky, are y0ou referring to the master or caliper at this point?
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    GS450 - scrambler build

    If anyone else is searching this, the GN400 had a 18x1.85 front wheel, which is wider and gives more tire options than the GS 18" wheel that is 1.6" wide. The axle diameter is the same, so just have to make sure that the spacers can be fitted to make it work, and the brake mounting area looks to...
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    GS450 Scrambler project fork questions

    Thanks. I just went ahead and bought them. Amazingly it seems the gs450 and gs850 have the same fork spacing, even though the 850 is dual front brake. My plan is a GN400 front wheel on a GS850 fork set with single GS850 brake setup, which looks like it might be the same as the gs450 left.
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    VFR 800fi brake problem

    I took my VFR for a ride today for the first time in a couple weeks. I thought the brake lever felt weird. Took me a minute to realize what it was. The brakes are working, the the lever isn't returning all the way out, and the free play seems like it is double the normal. The brakes work fine...
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    Newbie from Metro Phoenix - (although registered since 2014!!?!)

    Yeah, I have got a GL1100 shelter. My original.plan was to make a low cover from plate metal that made it look "tankless", but I don't know that I can move everything in there to somewhere else. My biggest hurdle right now really is wiring. Then I can work on suspensions and finalize my...
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    GS450 Scrambler project fork questions

    does anyone have a GS850 that can measure the front axle length or fork spacing for me? I'm trying to figure out what direction i want to go with this front end.
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    GS450 Scrambler project fork questions

    will the katana setup go right on or is there a stem size difference? also does it come with the axle bolt, and is it a 15mm front axle? what you want for it?
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    GS450 - scrambler build

    thanks! ill check that out!
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    GS450 Scrambler project fork questions

    looks like it is a 33mm to 37mm fork. but i do not know the travel distance or height difference. and any other differences in the triple, or axle/braking arena.
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    GS450 Scrambler project fork questions

    I have a 1981 GS450 that i got sorta cafe style and will be converting it to scrambler. I have the rear kinda figured out. the front is another story. i want to keep the factory star wheels on the bike as i like the look. (might try to get an 18" front) would it do me any good to swap the front...
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    GS450 - scrambler build

    i have done some searching, and not found anything really. does anyone know where i can find info on putting 81 GS550L rear tire and disc brake conversion on a 81 GS450L?
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