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Re: 91 GS500E let the project begin.
« Reply #20 on: February 25, 2015, 01:30:42 AM »
Damn. That is clean. Looking great so far. If I'm not mistaken, I believe I have the same ladder rack on my truck. I see the rack posts that go into the box pockets are blown up like a balloon just like mine. I was wondering if that was that way factory or is it what I think it is, water freezing to ice inside the post causing expansion.
Thanks brother, I appreciate it. As for the ladder rack, it actually just rests on the bed, and I bolted it on.
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Re: 91 GS500E let the project begin.
« Reply #21 on: February 25, 2015, 01:52:40 AM »
I love powder coating, and i'm not just saying that because i run my own powder shop.

it's because it's f-ING AWESOME!!!
it really is f-ing awesome, so seeing as you do this for a living, would you concur that $218 is a good deal?

$218 is a pretty good price if it included the swing arm and other bits.
that's about what I charge, but seeing as i'm in chicago powder coating costs a bit more since EPA and the fire department hit you with HUGE taxes to run the place..
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Re: 91 GS500E let the project begin.
« Reply #22 on: February 25, 2015, 02:29:38 AM »
I love powder coating, and i'm not just saying that because i run my own powder shop.

it's because it's f-ING AWESOME!!!
it really is f-ing awesome, so seeing as you do this for a living, would you concur that $218 is a good deal?

$218 is a pretty good price if it included the swing arm and other bits.
that's about what I charge, but seeing as i'm in chicago powder coating costs a bit more since EPA and the fire department hit you with HUGE taxes to run the place..
that's what I thought. Why the fire department? Big ovens worry them? Haha
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Re: 91 GS500E let the project begin.
« Reply #23 on: February 25, 2015, 02:58:19 AM »
yea my oven is a 3 phase power so it can melt a car if need be lol  1800 degrees max temp. Although it never gets set over 550.

I need to have 5 fire extinguishers and a whole different sprinkler system... so they come in every few months and bug me. 
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Re: 91 GS500E let the project begin.
« Reply #24 on: February 26, 2015, 02:32:30 AM »
So I've been doing alot of cleaning, thought I would post a few pics.


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Re: 91 GS500E let the project begin.
« Reply #25 on: February 26, 2015, 02:36:36 AM »
did you put them through a dish washer? that's damn clean!
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Re: 91 GS500E let the project begin.
« Reply #26 on: February 26, 2015, 02:47:38 AM »
Agreed! WOW!  8)
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Re: 91 GS500E let the project begin.
« Reply #27 on: February 26, 2015, 06:43:25 AM »
Ha ha, thanks guys, no dishwasher, just a toothbrush, a wire brush, degreaser, and a lot of elbow grease  :thumb:
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Re: 91 GS500E let the project begin.
« Reply #28 on: February 27, 2015, 06:57:12 AM »
Got the rims back from powder coating today, they turned out great! I was curious if you guys had any recommendations on decent fairly inexpensive tires. Here are the rims
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Re: 91 GS500E let the project begin.
« Reply #29 on: February 27, 2015, 01:21:17 PM »
I am so sorry to hear about your brother  :cry:  I have a big brother too (I'm 28, he's 35) and even though we aren't super close, I would be completely heartbroken if anything ever happened to him.

I think this is a wonderful way to keep his memory alive... and it is AWESOME you are saving a 24 year old GS!  :laugh:  Can't wait to see the progress.

Best wishes towards the project!  :cheers:
Thanks brother, I appreciate it. Pics to come :thumb:
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Re: 91 GS500E let the project begin.
« Reply #30 on: February 27, 2015, 01:23:04 PM »
That is a good powdercoat job, no doubt.
But you should have looked over all the welds, and ground off the factory weld splatter and zits and where there are gaps in the weld, you should have welded it shut. That would prevent water getting in those gaps and rusting the non powdercoated insides and then drip out.
Anyway good job on it. I did that to my current GS, and have found other issues. Like black powdercoat stains with gas etc etc

I've seen showbizwolf's avatar, she's an angry pumpkin that rides motorcycles.

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Re: 91 GS500E let the project begin.
« Reply #31 on: February 27, 2015, 01:32:48 PM »
That is a good powdercoat job, no doubt.
But you should have looked over all the welds, and ground off the factory weld splatter and zits and where there are gaps in the weld, you should have welded it shut. That would prevent water getting in those gaps and rusting the non powdercoated insides and then drip out.
Anyway good job on it. I did that to my current GS, and have found other issues. Like black powdercoat stains with gas etc etc

I've seen showbizwolf's avatar, she's an angry pumpkin that rides motorcycles.

Cool.
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Good suggestion, but to late now, oh well, I would be more worried about that with paint. Yeah that avatar scares me, I just thought no way that's a chick lol  :icon_razz:
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Re: 91 GS500E let the project begin.
« Reply #32 on: February 27, 2015, 04:54:59 PM »
if you want great tires get the Pirelli ROSSO II's
sizes
110/70-17 front
140/70-17 rear

if you want cheap tires
Shinko SR740F   110/70-17 front
Shinko SR741     130/70-17 rear

I had shinkos on my Hyosung GT250 for about 2 years they were decent for commuting and some twisties but they're not a sports tire. So if you plan on riding it like a sports bike get some grippy tires.
 

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Re: 91 GS500E let the project begin.
« Reply #33 on: February 27, 2015, 05:38:59 PM »
LOL you guys crack me up  :laugh:  Certainly won't be the last time I'm assumed to be a dude for being into bikes and custom vehicles... that's just the way it is I guess ;)

The helmet in my avatar is one of my custom ones I painted up and did a perforated vinyl visor decal to match... it's Corey Taylor's original mask from Slipknot. I also did a Spiderman helmet and am planning on painting maybe one or two more this summer. I love custom helmets... heck I love custom anything, that's why I'm here  :D 

The wheels look AWESOME!!! I am seriously considering having the wheels for my project car powdercoated if I can afford it. It just seems like the only way to go with wheels and other parts that take abuse!
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Re: 91 GS500E let the project begin.
« Reply #34 on: February 27, 2015, 06:51:45 PM »

Thanks brother, thanks for sharing, looks good. Any links to your build thread?

Sadly no, I suck at taking pictures while doing things like this. I always forget about it while working on the project. So never put together a build thread.

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Re: 91 GS500E let the project begin.
« Reply #35 on: February 27, 2015, 06:56:14 PM »
Also, to comment on the powder coat staining, Be careful with all chemicals around the powdercoat. I had a slip up with brake cleaner on one of my fork tubes and messed up the finish on the tube.

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Re: 91 GS500E let the project begin.
« Reply #36 on: February 28, 2015, 03:09:40 AM »
Also, to comment on the powder coat staining, Be careful with all chemicals around the powdercoat. I had a slip up with brake cleaner on one of my fork tubes and messed up the finish on the tube.

brake cleaner is the worst! use electric parts cleaner or soap and water. Never brake cleaner!
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Re: 91 GS500E let the project begin.
« Reply #37 on: February 28, 2015, 07:30:47 AM »
LOL you guys crack me up  :laugh:  Certainly won't be the last time I'm assumed to be a dude for being into bikes and custom vehicles... that's just the way it is I guess ;)

The helmet in my avatar is one of my custom ones I painted up and did a perforated vinyl visor decal to match... it's Corey Taylor's original mask from Slipknot. I also did a Spiderman helmet and am planning on painting maybe one or two more this summer. I love custom helmets... heck I love custom anything, that's why I'm here  :D 

The wheels look AWESOME!!! I am seriously considering having the wheels for my project car powdercoated if I can afford it. It just seems like the only way to go with wheels and other parts that take abuse!
You've got to post a pic of that helmet.
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Re: 91 GS500E let the project begin.
« Reply #38 on: February 28, 2015, 07:39:52 AM »
if you want great tires get the Pirelli ROSSO II's
sizes
110/70-17 front
140/70-17 rear

if you want cheap tires
Shinko SR740F   110/70-17 front
Shinko SR741     130/70-17 rear

I had shinkos on my Hyosung GT250 for about 2 years they were decent for commuting and some twisties but they're not a sports tire. So if you plan on riding it like a sports bike get some grippy tires.
Thanks for the advice, I think im going to get the Pirelli's
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Re: 91 GS500E let the project begin.
« Reply #39 on: February 28, 2015, 07:46:11 AM »
And thanks for the powder coat and chemicals advice, I will indeed be very careful  :thumb:
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