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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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Re: GS500 Brat
« Reply #209 on: March 27, 2018, 03:27:05 PM »
Can we get an update PLEASE? I really have enjoyed your build and have been looking forward to updates.

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Re: GS500 Brat
« Reply #210 on: March 27, 2018, 06:28:20 PM »
Yes need updates!  :icon_mrgreen:
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Re: GS500 Brat
« Reply #211 on: May 28, 2018, 04:16:41 PM »
Updates coming soon guys, sorry about disappearing for so long!

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Re: GS500 Brat
« Reply #212 on: May 28, 2018, 04:37:50 PM »
Updates coming soon guys, sorry about disappearing for so long!

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Re: GS500 Brat
« Reply #213 on: July 16, 2018, 08:05:26 AM »
So a long overdue update. I am currently rebuilding the engine, to deal with the welded sprocket, in the mean time I am getting parts ordered to finished up the project. I have decided on the seat finish, I am going for a subtle finish, black hex stiched suede and leather side panels, can't wait to see it finished, i figure if and when I want to change the colour of the tank a black seat will pretty much go with anything!




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Re: GS500 Brat
« Reply #214 on: July 16, 2018, 10:05:58 PM »
I've also bought the gauges which will be turning up this week. Daytona Velona Dark multifunction guage that does Speedo and tach. It also comes with a cable that goes straight into the GS Speedo drive on the axle 👌


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Re: GS500 Brat
« Reply #215 on: July 19, 2018, 03:25:16 PM »
Today I started work on the horrendous looking top yoke, I'm relocating the ignition, then making a bracket up to fit the guage where the key is. It will mount off the ignition bolt mount points.


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Re: GS500 Brat
« Reply #216 on: July 19, 2018, 04:24:03 PM »
rocking!
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Re: GS500 Brat
« Reply #217 on: July 19, 2018, 05:24:34 PM »
Pretty happy with that! I've carved out most of the yoke weirdness, just need to fill in the rest, then I'll hit it with some expoxy primer and paint

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Re: GS500 Brat
« Reply #218 on: July 19, 2018, 06:01:43 PM »
I don't have an ac Tig welder so cant weld ally at home, figure it's a "non moving / flexing" part so I've filled the voids with 1p coins and epoxy 😅👌 we'll see if it lasts.  A very light skin of filler and a good coat of epoxy and we should be good!




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Re: GS500 Brat
« Reply #219 on: July 19, 2018, 09:05:37 PM »
Looks good moto, I did exactly the same thing to my top plate. But i made and aluminum plate to cover the top. Also stripped the ignition barrel and cut the circle bit out.
No matter what i do to it, it's still a GS
 It's not how fast your bike is, it's how long you are prepared to hold the throttle on.