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Title: Helloooo!
Post by: BeardedThunder on June 19, 2018, 08:11:21 PM
First, hardest freakin CAPTCHA ever. 

Second, glad to find this place, its absolutely loaded with info.  I just picked up a '91 GS500E from a trade.  A previous owner may have stored it parked outside the door of a salt mine or something, it seems randomly rusty.  Just surface rust though it seems but the exhaust (partially wrapped in tape) seems suspect.

It came with the paint pre-butchered, so it will need a repaint of some sort.  And lots of rustyish screws replaced.

Here it is, sitting shyly in the corner.

Title: Re: Helloooo!
Post by: cbrfxr67 on June 20, 2018, 06:41:46 AM
"stored it parked outside the door of a salt mine" (https://www.motohouston.com/forums/images/smilies/laughing6.gif)

Looks great to me.  What's that red beasty next to it?  What're you're plans for mighty gs?  Just wondering,....and,

(https://media.giphy.com/media/3oEjHQn7PBRvy9A5mE/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: Helloooo!
Post by: ShowBizWolf on June 20, 2018, 11:31:40 AM
Hahaha the CAPTCHAs go away after ya post 5 times, don't worry :D

Welcome to the forum!! I have the same questions as cbr. Hope to see ya post more :cheers:
Title: Re: Helloooo!
Post by: BeardedThunder on June 20, 2018, 06:51:36 PM
It immediately needs the left fork seal replaced, it dumped all over the garage floor.  I can't ride it again until that is resolved.

I am not certain if I want to pull the frame and paint it or just mask off what I can get to.  Here's two photos showing the random rust I was referring to earlier.  I assume the paint job they were doing was not completed, or they got a step out of order.  All of the paint has to go.  I've never painted or prepped for paint, so I will probably dislike it very much.  I have gotten fat and lazy over the years.

It's stablemates are a '94 Suzuki RF600R and a '04 BMW R1150RT.  I traded for an XL600R, but I just cant kick it anymore.  I have had a variety of bikes over the years, I always end up buying bikes in the $1000-$3000 range, keeping them for a few years, then selling for about what I paid for it. 


(https://i.imgur.com/svszPl7.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/soJKtuO.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/D8KxGl7.jpg)
Title: Re: Helloooo!
Post by: ShowBizWolf on June 20, 2018, 11:18:27 PM
My GS had similar random rust spots like that but not as bad... those kinds of things drive me crazy.

I just got done building new forks for my bike, it was a fun project for sure. I've been riding with leaky seals for way too long now, I admit.
Title: Re: Helloooo!
Post by: cbrfxr67 on June 21, 2018, 06:40:56 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/svszPl7.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/soJKtuO.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/D8KxGl7.jpg)

those were some ginormous pics

Sweet bikes.  Can't wait to see your progress on gs.  If youre interested, hope to see that red beasty in the picture game :icon_razz:
Title: Re: Helloooo!
Post by: BeardedThunder on June 21, 2018, 07:25:22 AM
Picture game?

Not sure why they came out so large, thx for reposting.  I can't ride it with the fork seal leak, it's dumping fluid whenever weight is put on it.  I've ridden plenty with a weepy seal, but not like this.

Title: Re: Helloooo!
Post by: cbrfxr67 on June 21, 2018, 08:28:37 AM
picture game,.....i think challenge is your bike at the beach right now,...

http://gstwins.com/gsboard/index.php?topic=45412.5560

you can use whatever bike you have,...some arsehole taking pics of his Harley on there  :bs:

Be sweet to see your red one post up! :star: :star: :star:
Title: Re: Helloooo!
Post by: BeardedThunder on June 21, 2018, 04:15:24 PM
Gotchya - if I wasn't waiting on a sprained ankle/knee to heal, I'd capture the beach one.  I'm in Wilkesboro NC, and the Kerr Scott reservoir has several public beaches.

I think I have decided to pull it apart and rebuild it.  I have never done that before.  Sometimes, changing a sparkplug can be challenging for me.  I'm a smart fella but I tend to poke myself in the eye a bit with tools.  This should be fun and only kinda painful.  I plan to start with the forks because they are getting messy.  My only concern in an overall rebuild is the wiring.  It is in questionable shape.  I assume there are plenty of wiring diagrams around by now.

I'll start a build thread as soon as I get through the CAPTCHA.  It takes me several tries each time I post, even when listening to the letters.
Title: Re: Helloooo!
Post by: cbrfxr67 on June 22, 2018, 07:10:25 AM
I think it hits you 5 times on the captcha before you break free from its evil restrainment.  :2guns:  There were plenty of good wiring harnesses on ebay last time i needed one.  Maybe just swap it out and call it a day?  Oh and for some reason everytime I read the title of your thread,...i hear this in my head
(http://media2.popsugar-assets.com/files/2014/04/18/804/n/1922283/515a906167e6f625_Robin-Williams-meringue-mask-Mrs.-Doubtfire-GIF.xxxlarge/i/OK-Because-She-MacGyver-Facial-Disguises.gif)
Title: Re: Helloooo!
Post by: ShowBizWolf on June 22, 2018, 11:57:42 AM
Hahahaha cbr you find the perfect gifs! I love that movie sooo much... I think I need to watch it again (for the millionth time haha) !!