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Re: my 2005 gs500
« Reply #20 on: August 22, 2014, 06:59:42 PM »
with the wrap it took me ages to get it right. Ive been doing it for years. picked it up in like 2011 iirc. My advice would be to start small. do easy flat surfaces then progress to curved ones. The tank is one of the hardest things to do because of the shape.

Cheers for the comments tho. It certainly turns a few heads. Wouldnt mind doing someones bike if they wanted to bring it to me.

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Re: my 2005 gs500
« Reply #21 on: August 28, 2014, 03:24:16 PM »
Sweet looking bike.  I have same bike year and will try the carbon job.  Just wondering if you could post where you ordered the HID and tail light from (brand, model # etc) as I would like to try something similar.

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Re: my 2005 gs500
« Reply #22 on: August 29, 2014, 05:04:49 AM »
Got pretty much everything from ebay.

Just search h4 motorcycle hid (go for a 55w kit)
The tail light was the same.


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Re: my 2005 gs500
« Reply #23 on: August 31, 2014, 06:13:32 PM »
Throw some crash bars on the engine and cut that extra plastic under the license plate if you can. Badass bike right now though, seriously.
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Re: my 2005 gs500
« Reply #24 on: August 31, 2014, 11:36:49 PM »
Sickk! You should put dual dominator headlights and that would look mean

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Re: my 2005 gs500
« Reply #25 on: September 01, 2014, 12:28:48 AM »
Sickk! You should put dual dominator headlights and that would look mean
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Re: my 2005 gs500
« Reply #26 on: September 04, 2014, 01:22:09 PM »
Not sure about the crash bars but the cut down rear ill be doing as soon as I throw the L plate away. The dominator headlights is something I'd like to do soon actually. But in the mean time I've ordered a new exhaust, intake and gonna do a rejet after. See if I can free up a few ponies.

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Re: my 2005 gs500
« Reply #27 on: September 05, 2014, 07:52:00 AM »
Few pics from my black spur ride today with the new wheel tape on. What do we think? Im still undecided on the red. think the same in white would be good...


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Re: my 2005 gs500
« Reply #28 on: September 17, 2014, 10:52:36 PM »
So ordered a few parts on ebay recently.

Dismantled my bike to re jet the carbs after fitting my new shorty pipe exhaust the other day only to realise the pod filters I have are the wrong size (ordered 54mm at the advice of the internet. Need a 60mm to fit I think.

Anyways. A sneak preview of the shorty pipe, and a few pics of what ive ordered.

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This is how she currently sits awaiting the new pod filters.


Gonna lower the rear about 2 inches and the front an inch.

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Re: my 2005 gs500
« Reply #29 on: September 18, 2014, 03:28:42 AM »
Why would you lower the back?  :icon_confused: Not for looks i guess? and if anything to improve handling, ive read making the back ever so slightly higher improves handing.

Anyhow, your 54 diameter podfilters. I've got those fitted to my bike aswell. I used the tubes from my og airfilter to connect em to my carbs. I suggest you have a look at my page project page, where you can see how i made my 54mm podfilters connect to my carbs.
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Re: my 2005 gs500
« Reply #30 on: September 18, 2014, 09:44:58 AM »
Love that tail light!  You have done very nice work, love the pics!!  :star:
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Re: my 2005 gs500
« Reply #31 on: September 18, 2014, 10:13:37 AM »
love that red,....
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Re: my 2005 gs500
« Reply #32 on: September 20, 2014, 05:13:12 AM »
I naturally assumed that the lower the centre of gravity, the better. Ill have a go and see how it feels. If it is worse ill just revert to stock at a loss of $50 big woop. Got a day off next week so hopefully I can get it all back together and see how the rejet feels.