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Tard Farm / Re: Last Post Wins - V3
« Last post by yamahonkawazuki on Today at 06:44:19 AM »
Flying in the minibird. About the length of a compact pickup truck lol

 Ohh check out the new flight suit

And hte spambot thign folr tinypic i had to watch a photobucket ad.  lol. irony.
Projects / Builds, Racing and Tech / Re: GS500 Scrambler-ish build
« Last post by Endopotential on Today at 06:07:51 AM »
Hi Endopotential, Thanks for the pointers!
Quick question on the rearsets - it looks like you turned the shifter pedal upside down, did you have to make some sort of spacer to move the pedal outwards for clearance?

Glad it helped.  Just paying it forward.  Most everything I learned about motorcycle mechanics and tuning, I learned from this forum and the wonderful people here.

You may have noticed that I mounted my clip-ons below the triple tree.  It's a very aggressive lean-forward position, but it does keep me tucked out of the wind at high speed.  To compensate, this allows you to drop the fork legs even with the triple tree.  I think that extra 3mm increases the rake a bit and makes the steering a little more stable to even things out.

About the rearsets, if you're talking about the front portion - if you order the CBR900 from eBay China, then it just comes with that cylindrical rod with a Heim joint up front.  You have to cobble something to attach it to the splined shaft of the shifter. 

Just look up "GS500 shift linkage" and cut off the bottom end, drill a hole through it, bolt on the Heim joint.
Even easier is "GSXR shift knuckle" on eBay and just screw that on directly.

General GS500 Discussion / Re: Fairing repair - report - w/pics
« Last post by gregjet on Today at 03:54:50 AM »
The new material is glass/ innegra or carbon/innegra. The innegra increases the flexibility hugely ( don't put innegra on the outside though, as it doesn't finish well).
Yes glass , especailly a bit aged, is brittle, but even ridiculous damage can be repaired like nothng happened. Epoxy instead of polyester makes a huge difference is brittleness.
General GS500 Discussion / Re: Faster Top Speed Fairing or Naked?
« Last post by gregjet on Today at 03:49:00 AM »
Pretty much ALL of your limitation to top speed is aerodynamic. Weight has close to zero effect on the flat on top speed, only on acc.
You find nakeds sexy but they MUST use more fuel and have a lower top speed all things else equal. A naked bike is a whole bunch of parachutes and vortex producers. A properly faired bike has much less drag. Even above 40kph it makes a difference. At 80kph there is 4 times as much drag. At 120kph 9 times as much drag and at 160 ( 100mph) 16times as much drag.
Projects / Builds, Racing and Tech / Re: GS500 Scrambler-ish build
« Last post by The fink on Today at 03:41:40 AM »
Looking good. Keep up the work. And welcome  :cheers:
remember to double the top speed you will need 8 x the horsepower.  Horsepower increase in the single digits % is meaningless. "Engineering Explained" has a video that show how good tires vs average tires is better than 2 x the HP!!!


K&N and slip on on an E ??? 89-00 ? I'd run 150/40. What made you run 140 ?
Did you ever find out what the root cause was?  I have the same issue.
I put together a '98 GS500e and for the life of me I cannot get the carbs right. New boots/orings so that should not be an issue, and it's still sputtering and s[itting and off to the races when it fires up.
General GS500 Discussion / Re: Faster Top Speed Fairing or Naked?
« Last post by Watcher on March 23, 2018, 10:45:03 PM »

Makes sense.  The fairing's weight would impact low speed acceleration negatively, but the aerodynamics come into play at higher speeds for a greater advantage there.

How much does the fairing kit weigh?
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