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General GS500 Discussion / Re: WHO are you and where are you from?
« Last post by Sunny01 on Today at 12:50:27 AM »
Richie in Seattle area with my 2001 Gs500 colored factory dark blue, its has some scrapes and it looks like someone use it to learn how to ride. My first bike was a Cb100 than a couple of Kz550 sadly I sold them. Now the void has been filled, my Gs500 Suki01 throttle though gears and is quicker. I ride near my place in smaller roads with less traffic lights.
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Projects / Builds, Racing and Tech / Re: 1995 “Turquoise Terror” GS500e
« Last post by dkits on January 25, 2020, 11:16:28 PM »
Will be doing that ASAP. Waiting for my borrowed laptop to return and then will make the edit. Haven’t figured out how to post the image directly in mobile/iOS yet. Scratch that, just need to manually type out the whatchamacallitbrackets.
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Projects / Builds, Racing and Tech / Re: 1995 “Turquoise Terror” GS500e
« Last post by Joolstacho on January 25, 2020, 11:00:56 PM »
dkits, may I respectfully suggest that you place the image in your post rather than expecting people to click a link to go off-site.
Cheers.
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Projects / Builds, Racing and Tech / 1995 “Turquoise Terror” GS500e
« Last post by dkits on January 25, 2020, 10:52:07 PM »
Hey there GSTwiners, this will be my first time starting a build thread of any sorts,  so please excuse my general lack of appropriate decision making. Hopefully the embarrassment will be kept to a minimum, but feel free to scold me if not

So far, I might have a decent shot at contributing to the list of obnoxious GS500 builds. At least as far as mechanical cosmetics are concerned. I promise “this is just temporary.”



Since I’ll be removing and reinstalling the gas tank quite a bit the next couple months, I liked the possibility of making that simpler. Installed some bright neon Tygon fuel lines, then went ahead and ordered a NOS Lockhart Phillips dual shut off QD coupler in the wrong size (1/4”)  and then a motion pro QD coupler in the correct size (5/16”) WITHOUT the dual shut off feature. Cool.

Lesson sort of learned - smartened up and ordered some HYSpeed fleebay special couplers for half the price. Just installed them, and as much as I love the color combo, I find that a leaky connection on one of them isn’t completely worth it. I can’t imagine it’s the matching zip ties, those suckers are snug. And also ignore the zip ties as I now only have half the amount of spring clamps I require.

Now I must decide whether I should try the motion pro variety or spring for those fancy looking stainless ones. Did just find a KTM branded stainless pair of them for the same price as a pair of the Motion Pro ones. Might just try it out, hoping it’s not too good to be true.
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Projects / Builds, Racing and Tech / Re: Gs500 h1 hybrid
« Last post by yamahonkawazuki on January 25, 2020, 08:23:50 PM »
A bonafide kawazuki.
Aaton
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General GS500 Discussion / R6 rear shock install Q’s
« Last post by AusJase on January 24, 2020, 08:49:54 PM »
I am going to do the R6 rear shock upgrade on my GS500F. I have the shock but not the bolt and bearing sleeve from the R6.

I can source new, but curious if anyone has opened the lower bracket holes and used the stock GS bolt?

TIA

*edit*
Never mind, I had it backwards, just read the R6 bolt is larger than stock GS  so will have to source one from Yamaha
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Projects / Builds, Racing and Tech / Re: Gs500 h1 hybrid
« Last post by The Buddha on January 24, 2020, 02:36:22 PM »
The h1 is injection only, if you premix them you starve the left bearing on each crank web. I dont know how wheelie happy a normal gs is, but this bad boy will send the front up with alarming ease! I would love for yall to ride it!


A gs isn't wheelie happy at all. Its rather hard to get the front wheel up. Put a better Front end on it, a katana 600 89-95 one would really do well on beasts like this.
Cool.
Srinath.
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Projects / Builds, Racing and Tech / Re: Gs500 h1 hybrid
« Last post by Ted on January 23, 2020, 04:57:01 PM »
Of all the unholy bastard mutts around here, this may be the most insane.

Couldn't have said it better!
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Projects / Builds, Racing and Tech / Re: Gs500 h1 hybrid
« Last post by 2 Stroke Jamoke on January 23, 2020, 01:43:07 PM »
The h1 is injection only, if you premix them you starve the left bearing on each crank web. I dont know how wheelie happy a normal gs is, but this bad boy will send the front up with alarming ease! I would love for yall to ride it!
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Projects / Builds, Racing and Tech / Re: Gs500 h1 hybrid
« Last post by The Buddha on January 23, 2020, 01:32:14 PM »
Of all the unholy bastard mutts around here, this may be the most insane.
Now you doing mix of 2 smoke oil and gas right ?
TBH, that may be the ticket to keeping the tank from rotting out.

Cool.
Buddha.
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