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Re: ShowBizWolf's '98 GS
« Reply #260 on: May 19, 2017, 09:30:10 PM »
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Re: ShowBizWolf's '98 GS
« Reply #261 on: May 20, 2017, 01:47:46 AM »
No problem I couldn't find it anyway, though I only looked for like 5 minutes.  :D everythings a mess, can't wait until the floors go into the house so I can reorganize my stuff.
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Re: ShowBizWolf's '98 GS
« Reply #262 on: May 21, 2017, 07:15:09 PM »
Cool looking and nice fab work on the ankle guards. Getting ready to tackle rearsets here.
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Re: ShowBizWolf's '98 GS
« Reply #263 on: May 23, 2017, 03:18:30 PM »
Thanks everybody!!! :-*

Ok so not much to update just yet. I did order the paint though!! Nose fairing will be Suzuki "33J Pearl Novelty Black" like the tank.

I bought this nifty tail bag on eBay for $17. Didn't like the straps it came with so I bought some black elastic for $3.49 and made my own using the clips the bag came with. Got to actually use my sewing machine for the first time in forever!!



« Last Edit: July 14, 2017, 02:31:21 AM by ShowBizWolf »
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Re: ShowBizWolf's '98 GS
« Reply #264 on: May 23, 2017, 04:25:31 PM »
Very tidy, that's a great idea! I need to work out something a little neater for my gym gear... now you got me thinking  :thumb:
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Re: ShowBizWolf's '98 GS
« Reply #265 on: May 23, 2017, 06:02:17 PM »
Excellant idea. Nice design.

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Re: ShowBizWolf's '98 GS
« Reply #266 on: May 24, 2017, 01:13:06 PM »
Fabnastic!
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Re: ShowBizWolf's '98 GS
« Reply #267 on: May 24, 2017, 02:00:07 PM »
That's a sweet little thing and looks good too.
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Re: ShowBizWolf's '98 GS
« Reply #268 on: May 26, 2017, 04:32:54 PM »
Thanks everybody!!

Not much that's very exciting to report atm... I'm in the middle of replacing the fuel lines... and I finally bought one of those rubber cushions that goes between the frame and the tank. Had to scrape off old rubber/silicone from the improvised one I made like 4 years ago. Also omitted the inline fuel filter that was on my bike when I got it... cuz the old line was stuck to it and I broke it while trying to get it removed :icon_rolleyes:

Having a bit of a headache with replacing the horn. The first one I got was great... plugged in the two wires, turned the key on, beeped it twice, attached it to the bike, wanted to test it one last time and it did nothing. Gave it back to my dad, he tested it on a battery and it still didn't work. Got a replacement... plugged it into the bike, turned the key on, hit the horn button and all it did was click. Like, you could see the disc moving on the front but it wouldn't beep. Gave it to my dad, he tested it on a battery and it works great. Smh I'll be working with it tonight/tomorrow I'm sure. Maybe my battery was just worn down :dunno_black:

Also made a bit more progress on the never-ending fender project. Hoping to have that finished up by next weekend.
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Re: ShowBizWolf's '98 GS
« Reply #269 on: May 26, 2017, 08:51:57 PM »
Biz, those horns might still be good. If they are like what I'm thinking, the mounting bolt goes thru the center of the horn..... and if it is mounted to tight, it compresses the "bell" part of the horn and it can't vibrate (and therefore not make noise).
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Re: ShowBizWolf's '98 GS
« Reply #270 on: May 26, 2017, 09:27:36 PM »
That's good to know!!

I don't think that's the case in my situation though sadly... I tried the horns both on the bike and off... and I had the same results each way. I'm gonna fiddle with it more when I get home from work tonight and see what I can figure out.
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Re: ShowBizWolf's '98 GS
« Reply #271 on: May 27, 2017, 01:47:27 AM »
Okay so here are the deets. When I'd plug the two wires into the horn and hold it in my hand, with the extra bracket it comes with bolted onto the back, turn the key on and hit the button, it works perfectly.

When I remove the extra bracket the horn comes with (cuz I don't need it when mounting to the GS) and hold it in my hand, turn the key on and hit the button, all it does is click.

Then I mounted the horn to the bike, turned the key on, hit the button and hooray everything works as it should.

Smh just goes to show that even the "simplest" of things aren't always super simple :-P
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Re: ShowBizWolf's '98 GS
« Reply #272 on: May 27, 2017, 01:59:20 AM »
 :woohoo:

Another problem solved...... now get back to work on that fender! Haha.....
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Re: ShowBizWolf's '98 GS
« Reply #273 on: May 27, 2017, 02:04:58 AM »
Omg you know it!!! Can't wait to get that bugger finally done!!!
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Re: ShowBizWolf's '98 GS
« Reply #274 on: May 30, 2017, 12:36:21 PM »
New fuel lines are on and the bike is back together. Went so much easier than in the past when replacing those lines!

Painted and cleared the nose fairing yesterday and now I'm gonna get some fender sanding/duraglasing done before work at 3:30.
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Re: ShowBizWolf's '98 GS
« Reply #275 on: May 30, 2017, 04:01:58 PM »
Ooooh progress!!!! Always feels good when you get some stuff done don't it?
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Re: ShowBizWolf's '98 GS
« Reply #276 on: May 30, 2017, 04:28:18 PM »
what fuel lines did you use? What prompted the change? Sorry if you've covered this before.

I think I need to swap mine too :)  But I like my front fender and stink at fiberglass!

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Re: ShowBizWolf's '98 GS
« Reply #277 on: May 30, 2017, 04:53:05 PM »
Howdy mr72! I wanted to replace the lines because the last time I did them was in 2013 IIRC and they were getting hard. I think it says in the manual to replace 'em every 4 years too so that also had something to do with it lol. I bought the OEM ones this time along with the clamps because I remember how much of a bear it was last time, struggling to make lines fit and get the right clamps, stop leaks, etc. These were a joy to work with, hands down!

Yes Pete you are exactly right, it really is nice to cross stuff of my list!!

Just a few pics of the progress today:


Can see my new horn in this pic too :D


« Last Edit: July 14, 2017, 02:28:37 AM by ShowBizWolf »
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Re: ShowBizWolf's '98 GS
« Reply #278 on: May 31, 2017, 03:54:10 PM »
Nice work ShowBiz! Looks like it's coming along nicely there  :thumb:
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Re: ShowBizWolf's '98 GS
« Reply #279 on: May 31, 2017, 04:36:22 PM »
Many thanks, Pete! I got some more done on it today before work. The back section doesn't look like much now but once it's smooth and I do the first coat of primer, I think it'll show the shape and what I was aiming for. I'm still leaning towards painting this half silver and leaving the back half black.
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