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Tard Farm / Re: Last Post Wins - V3
« Last post by peteGS on Today at 03:17:13 PM »
Haha cheers!! Better than new? Well, we'll see how it all shapes up in the end. Given the bulk of it will be gloss black I definitely need to be sure it's smooth and shaped properly otherwise every imperfection will get highlighted.

I tried a slightly different tactic yesterday and cut one of the 36 grit discs I have in half and started sanding with that. Huge difference! The paint and primer comes off so much quicker... could've saved hours with some better paper  :technical:

I'll see if I can get the sanding finished today ready for filler and putty, then it'll be time to put it aside and move onto some other stuff while I let the funds build up for the paint job.
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General GS500 Discussion / Re: charging issue?
« Last post by peteGS on Today at 03:13:12 PM »
Good stuff, figured it's better to repeat something you already know rather than miss something that could be helpful.
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Projects / Builds, Racing and Tech / Re: CAFE RACER/SCRAMBLER PROJECT
« Last post by ajensen on Today at 12:28:05 PM »
Handlebars may be the most personal choice on a motorcycle. Since you do not have a fairing, I suggest something reasonably low. I find that higher bars, unless there is some sort of windshield, make the arms tired because the rider is always fighting the wind. On the other hand, lower bars have the rider leaning into the wind. No matter what, whatever works for you is the right choice. It took me a while to get used to the stock bars on my GS500f, but I really like them now.
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Projects / Builds, Racing and Tech / Re: CAFE RACER/SCRAMBLER PROJECT
« Last post by Henxo on Today at 06:33:38 AM »
Ok so just got some bits in that i needed...60 for all 3...i think its not too bad...theyre not perfect but a bit of paint should make them look better. Got the handle bar bit so i can put normal handle bars on...any suggestions for the handlebars? Thanks.

Enviado desde mi MI 6 mediante Tapatalk

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Tard Farm / Re: Last Post Wins - V3
« Last post by ShowBizWolf on Today at 04:37:27 AM »
I'm still following along and that is some great work Pete!!!
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Repainted header pipe and muffler with black ceramic paint, installed new header gaskets and new header bolts. Discovered that one of the gaskets was leaking so slightly that I didn't notice it other than a bit of rough running during the first couple of minutes. Now it's so smooth and idling so perfect that I want to weep tears of joy.

Oh yeah, replaced the cam chain tensioner gaskets and rubber grommet plus inspection. All good. Exhaust valve clearance improved from .06mm on both to .08 and .09mm on both without me needing to do anything. I think it was Suzi's way of thanking me for finally fixing the CTT leak.
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General GS500 Discussion / Re: cam chain tensioner query
« Last post by user11235813 on Today at 01:33:03 AM »
@J_Walker,

Turns out it was not as confusing as I thought, just put the bolts in enough to hold it one, then wind it in a few turns with the screwdriver and hold it while taking up the slack with the bolts and continue this until it's flush. Gave it a thorough oil soaking and I'm feeling happier knowing it's all working well. No I did not remove the coil spring.
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Projects / Builds, Racing and Tech / Re: SV650 rear shock install problem
« Last post by Nudie on Today at 01:03:46 AM »
Thanks for the replies. I've no idea which model SV shock I got, but it does have a yellow spring.
When I get some parts back I'll take some pics of the DRZ front end swap, so remember, patience is a virtue.
Knowing that someone else has ground a bit of meat off the swingarm makes me feel better about doing it!
I'll definitely be extending the side stand and maybe even the centre stand if I don't get around to attaching a sidecar for a while
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Projects / Builds, Racing and Tech / Re: SV650 rear shock install problem
« Last post by Endopotential on November 17, 2017, 10:32:57 PM »
I had to grind the swingarm for the eventual R6 shock upgrade, but not the SV650.  I have some photos of the work, on my signature below.  The R6 has a much better ride quality, as it has dampening adjustment that the SV lacks.

The SV650 raised the end up quite a bit, even with me drilling holes about a inch above the stock ones.  Imagine your rear end will be really high up, but maybe that will match your new forks.  I also had to make a longer kickstand to go along with that version.
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Projects / Builds, Racing and Tech / Re: SV650 rear shock install problem
« Last post by Bluesmudge on November 17, 2017, 09:54:06 PM »
Which version of the SV shock do you have? As far as I know, the one that fits is the very earliest model. 2001 I think. Your shock should be yellow not white.
I can't help much since I have never done the mod myself.

I would like to know more about the DRZ front end!
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