gs550 "78 project no 3 agh !

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Glad to hear she's getting better! Let's keep the positive vibes heading your way and get her back to full health.
 

yorkie350

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MERRY XMAS one and all and a fantastic HAPPY NEW YEAR !!
haven't been on for a while since the missus was taken to hospital, well 267 days later she is home still a long ways to go she cant walk and still fed thru a tube in her stomach but hey ile settle for that.
Thanks for the support n kind words we've received this last year and soon as we get a routine you bet she gonna be kicking me into the workshop to get out of her hair haha
cheers everyone x
 

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yorkie350

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Well guys long time no thread just to let you all know i'me back on it and slowly getting the build juices flowing spending time back in the garage wiv me new helper the "wifey" bless her its easier to keep an eye on her than been in & out the house any how been keeping up with everything going on here at DTT and feel its time to pull me finger out so done some bits n bobs as well as getting a few parts cant keep the expensive ones hidden from the missus anymore haha so only pics of the wife at the moment but she's looking tons better than this time last year onward & upward everyone keep building keep DOING THE TON !! ;) heres the wife now and a couple of pics of the build going for a monza style gas cap and upswept exhausts a bit more modern kick
 

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yorkie350

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Haha had to cut away the indent for the huge original gas cap after my attempt at welding (no pics of that mess) it might get even bigger :-[
 

yorkie350

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Hi everyone well its been a long while since I posted but ive been following along with all your builds and life's ups n downs .
Slowely been doing the odd bit of tinkering to the gs550 here :eek: been enjoying the missus been so much better and getting used to how lifes gonna be from now on so gonna drop some pics of how the 550 is coming along rebuilt the gauges rather than buying new ones they came up really good heres the pics
 

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yorkie350

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more pics of the latest efforts to the 550 slowly coming along and as usual updates totally in the wrong order but that's me ha
so I got an old Harley front fender got it positioned sweet welded the fixing holes then re-drilled to fit then the first hint of colour soon gonna show the finished colour scheme so keep tuned :p oh I finally got some new rubber for it too ;D
 

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pidjones

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Re: gs550 "78 project no 3 agh !

Beautiful work on the clocks! Looks like it is all coming along nicely.
 

yorkie350

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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 ::)
 

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yorkie350

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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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cxman

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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
 

yorkie350

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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 :eek:
 

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yorkie350

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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 ?
 

yorkie350

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Hi guys not much work being done on the project of late but thinking its time to pull my finger out , as usual been looking after the missus these last few weeks been a bit tough but feel like we're getting back on top so watch this space for updates and as always plenty of pics, just been finding my way round the sites new format you've been busy Tim but looks really up to date very slick :cool: started to polish the top yoke still gotta build the gauge bracket to fit under it here's a couple of pics
 

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yorkie350

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Hi guys not much work being done on the project of late but thinking its time to pull my finger out , as usual been looking after the missus these last few weeks been a bit tough but feel like we're getting back on top so watch this space for updates and as always plenty of pics, just been finding my way round the sites new format you've been busy Tim but looks really up to date very slick :cool: started to polish the top yoke still gotta build the gauge bracket to fit under it here's a couple of pics
Just wanted to wish all the DTT gang a HAPPY NEW YEAR from me and the missus, this years resolution gonna get stuck into project time to get up n running ;)
 

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