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General GS500 Discussion / Re: Over tight chain-funny noises
« Last post by user11235813 on Today at 02:19:07 AM »
Bike on centre stand, push chain up, it should very almost nearly touch the plastic guard on swing arm. This gives the same result as factory method but easier.
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General GS500 Discussion / Re: Over tight chain-funny noises
« Last post by J_Walker on Today at 12:33:19 AM »

It looks like outer bearings aren't too hard to change. Anybody know a link on replacing?

I got bad news for you.. the ONLY way to replace that bearing, is by literally taking the WHOLE engine apart all the way down to the transmission halves. ... I think the only thing you can replace without splitting the cases behind the front sprocket is the little rubbery black bit.

http://cdn1.bikebandit-images.com/schematics/schematics/suzuki/suz012/su0209026091.gif

Be 100% sure it's not that chain, of anything else for that matter.. rear tire rubbing on something, chain rubbing on the hard plastic guides, or chain guard.
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General GS500 Discussion / Re: Over tight chain-funny noises
« Last post by 1034am on September 24, 2017, 10:57:28 PM »
Chain is 1yr old, always been aligned perfectly.
 The new rear shock jacked the back up about 4-6" at the end, and seemed to have more travel. I adjusted chain tension w/bike on side stand. The grinding noise was immediately apparent first ride, but I thought it was the front brake shoes (because I heard it when coasting, and it sounded like when brake shoes give out.)
Brakes checked out ok, so I re-adjusted chain tension w/weight on seat. (When unweighted chain was much looser on side stand than before.)
With chain properly adjusted noise is much better, but still present. (Metal-on-metal, dirt in bearing case, etc.)
It looks like outer bearings aren't too hard to change. Anybody know a link on replacing?
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Odds n Ends / Re: Battlecow......(Motorising a kneescooter)
« Last post by yamahonkawazuki on September 24, 2017, 09:25:26 PM »
dad gave me an idea. which ill checkk into. that idea is dolly wheels. really only requirement is a 12mm axle. even  that i can change if need be. if i cant go metal, another idea which i mentioned before was metal rings and somehow epoxy those to wheels. if thats a no go, i stock up on a few spare plastics. as of now i pjt front wheel on back  and back on front. ive got one other front wheel if or when the need arises.
Aaron
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General GS500 Discussion / Re: Over tight chain-funny noises
« Last post by Watcher on September 24, 2017, 08:29:38 PM »
I don't know a single bike that calls for chain slack to be set with rider weight on the bike.

They're set with static weight on the rear end, typically just sitting on the side stand (NOT on the center stand).  IIRC factory spec is 20-30mm (1" +/- ~1/8").  That should leave more than enough slack when you're sitting on it, considering the GSXR shock is probably stronger than the factory GS shock.


I'd double check that your chain is in proper adjustment, in alignment, and I'd spin the rear wheel while observing the chain for seized links.
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General GS500 Discussion / Re: Clip position on needle - how much effect?
« Last post by Blueoval78 on September 24, 2017, 08:28:26 PM »
I figured float height was crucial after reading many posts on here so I made sure they are set right.  I bought a float height gauge and set them to spec making sure not to push on the floats while taking measurement and then I did the clear hose test after putting it back together.  They are both bang on.  The bike starts and idles perfect.  So if that is the case, should I drop the clip on spot on the needle (raising it)?
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Odds n Ends / Re: Battlecow......(Motorising a kneescooter)
« Last post by yamahonkawazuki on September 24, 2017, 07:50:47 PM »
found a few pitbike rims which looked doable. inquiring as to hub width from sellers.  it  just  may not be. unless i either lace up a set myself, or get in good with someone with access to a cnc machine lol. (not likely).
Aaron
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Tard Farm / Re: Last Post Wins - V3
« Last post by yamahonkawazuki on September 24, 2017, 07:46:43 PM »
could always put airhorns  on it lol.
Aaron
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General GS500 Discussion / Re: Over tight chain-funny noises
« Last post by Joolstacho on September 24, 2017, 06:27:50 PM »
You MIGHT be lucky, but typically an overtight chain can ruin the gearbox output shaft bearing, or worse, can 'chop out' the bearing housing (in the casing).
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Tard Farm / Re: Last Post Wins - V3
« Last post by peteGS on September 24, 2017, 03:54:59 PM »
I've come to the conclusion that modern bikes have ugly headlights... there's nothing as aesthetically pleasing as a good old round or rectangular headlight, unlike these melted blobs they put on these days  :icon_neutral:

Didn't really achieve much on the Kat at all after all that, and certainly didn't get to do the electrickery video with a horn sound test either. Maybe next weekend...
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