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Re: GS500 Brat
« Reply #200 on: October 19, 2017, 06:57:15 PM »
Mould waxed up good, gelcoated, and laid up!! Fingers crossed this beauty releases from the mould 😂

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Re: GS500 Brat
« Reply #201 on: October 20, 2017, 06:37:17 AM »
And here is the part fresh out of the mould! Need need a trim and final finish but it's almost there!

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Re: GS500 Brat
« Reply #202 on: October 20, 2017, 10:44:45 PM »
I am eager to see everything complete. Most of us are content to buy stuff off the shelf and are unable or unwilling to build what we really want. Good workmanship!

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Re: GS500 Brat
« Reply #203 on: October 22, 2017, 01:39:04 PM »
So here it is with the first trim up and test fit! Needs quite a bit more work but it's progress!

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Re: GS500 Brat
« Reply #204 on: October 22, 2017, 05:54:05 PM »
How is the exhaust slip-on supported?
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Re: GS500 Brat
« Reply #205 on: October 22, 2017, 10:20:43 PM »
Cool! Keep those pictures coming.

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Re: GS500 Brat
« Reply #206 on: October 23, 2017, 07:07:26 AM »
I've got to weld a tab onto the offside passenger footpeg, which will allow the support bracket to be fixed. But I'm looking at another option at the moment..

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Re: GS500 Brat
« Reply #207 on: October 23, 2017, 07:13:36 AM »
So now it's coming together I'm not convinced the exhaust system suites the bike due to the way it sweeps up, I want to try and keep it as clean as possible. So I was looking at options and love the way some bikes keep the system under the belly of the frame (panagalie, ER6 etc). I'm a little concerned about ground clearance as the GS is pretty low, but I've bought a very clean ER6 exhaust to play with. If I can get it to mount well (looking to use the old centre stand brackets under the frame) and maintain adequate ground clearance I'll get some new down pipes made up, gut the can and run that 😁

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Re: GS500 Brat
« Reply #208 on: October 24, 2017, 02:46:40 AM »
I got an underbelly planned too. but I need to do more re-search on sound dampening mechanics. IE what baffles are gonna give me the most bang for their buck at their current size.
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