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Projects / Builds, Racing and Tech / Re: GS500 Brat
« Last post by ajensen on Today at 06:44:45 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!
General GS500 Discussion / Re: I love my fairing.
« Last post by Bluesmudge on Today at 06:32:39 PM »
My #1 winter riding tip is installing hippo hands on your bike. I don't like riding with thick winter gloves. With hippo hands and heated grips I can comfortably ride with thin summer gloves down to freezing temperatures or in the rain.

The other great thing is one of the bibs that attaches to the bottom of your helmet so you don't have freezing air flowing in. I like this better than a bulky neck gator.
General GS500 Discussion / Re: Generator magnet part.
« Last post by Bluesmudge on Today at 06:10:55 PM »
It's been awhile since I replaced mine, but I'm pretty sure I bought a 1989 generator magnet off eBay with the starter clutch attached to it for ~$90. Easiest to replace both at once. The 1989 rotors look different from later years and it is my theory that they are less susceptible to goats. Suzuki seams to always figure out how to make parts cheaper over the years, not better.
General GS500 Discussion / Generator magnet part.
« Last post by J_Walker on Today at 06:01:39 PM »
So the generator, the magnet part, mine has GOATs has for awhile been ignoring it. decided since I'm in the engine to take it off. I did the m14x1.5 bolt method, it flung off, and one of the rollers for the clutch popped off in the back, and one of them doesn't even move, pretty sure It's FUBAR'd I'm guessing not from my doing.. is there an option besides $233.95 ?? for brand new? Those Allen bolts on the back of it, AREN'T coming out for me.
Tard Farm / Re: Last Post Wins - V3
« Last post by yamahonkawazuki on Today at 05:57:10 PM »
Indeed. Off season helps for major mechanical. Ideally winter would haveworked for cow assy.  But since it began this summer it went quicker lol.  Here's hoping all goes well with your build. My job is prettymuch done except for acquiring the few remaining bits :)
General GS500 Discussion / Re: Idle adjustment screws
« Last post by 1034am on Today at 05:10:13 PM »
Good call on the idle screw o-rings: they were very calcified. I cleaned them up & reinstalled (while I wait for the new ones.) Bike ran much better (still had slight hanging idle, but back-firing was much better.)
One problem I found, however, the seat on the problem/left side had stress cracks. (Other side was good.) There are probably 2-3 little hairline cracks where the o-ring meets the seat.
Ideas on repairing? Dab of silicone?
Tard Farm / Re: Last Post Wins - V3
« Last post by peteGS on Today at 04:57:30 PM »
I like your optimism  :icon_mrgreen:

Got all my nuts and bolts yesterday and my cheap eBay discs showed up as well ($50 for the pair) and they seem pretty good for the price.

The plan for this weekend is to get the lid made for the storage box (as per Janxy's cool idea), get the rubber edging on the electrics tray, and get as many as possible of the trays/brackets/etc. that just got painted mounted up permanently.

As long as by the end of the weekend I have room in the shed to set the workbench up to start working on the fibreglass repairs on the front cowl I'll be a happy chappy.  :thumb:

The big things left to do are... (there are many little things to do yet too of course)

Bodywork repairs and paint
Lower crankcase repair where a post for a cam chain guide support has broken off
Motor painting (yeah sounds simple, won't be quick or easy)
Crankshaft truing
Engine build

We'll have to wait and see if June next year is a realistic goal or not... time wise it probably is, money wise is the big question...
General GS500 Discussion / Re: knocking at idle
« Last post by J_Walker on Today at 04:38:13 PM »
Bottom end noise... could be the magneto rotor coming lose, the gear behind it gets a considerable amount of play. in having done so, it can make a pretty funky sounding noise. Dunno how to explain it, if you've drained your oil already however and don't mind replacing the gasket, it's an easy enough check.
General GS500 Discussion / Re: knocking at idle
« Last post by drowningbird808 on Today at 03:04:24 PM »
thanks. going to do some tests and stuff I'll update soon
Tard Farm / Re: Rant thread :S
« Last post by cbrfxr67 on Today at 01:42:11 PM »
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