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Re: 1996 GS500 Basket Case Build into a GS600R
« Reply #420 on: May 29, 2012, 08:04:12 AM »
Everything looks great but the front headlight set up. Just no my style. Amazing work tho man  :thumb:
+1  :thumb:

Nice work on hiding that hole between the frame and tank, I like those Mad Max style builds.
But the whole package is a bit spoiled by that front headlight for me.
Just my opinion.

Maybe Triumph-style double f/lights for a change?

And you definitely need a wider rear tyre.  :thumb:
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Re: 1996 GS500 Basket Case Build into a GS600R
« Reply #421 on: May 29, 2012, 10:01:30 AM »
Thanks Cods.  Tried to find some hot broad walking by the shop but sorry, got stuck with this homeless guy. 

I wasn't sure about the front either but I think I'll leave it that way.  Just different and make you think 'wtf is that?'

In the end came down to: GS500, Cbr F3 engine, F2 carbs, 900rr tank, dirtbike radiators, 600rr tail, gsxr fender, and homebrewed panels made from old battery charger panels, oh and can't forget snowmobile headlight!

I'll get a video up soon when I can get a camera.  Wanted to mention, thanks to Shep, Tomb, and Xune.
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Re: 1996 GS500 Basket Case Build into a GS600R
« Reply #422 on: May 29, 2012, 11:09:03 AM »
LOVING it! keep that headlight for sure, makes it look mean

Great work mang, stoked on how it all came together! Only thing that gets me is the gs rear wheel in comparison to that beast RR tail. Still that's small stuff. The tail fits the bike, but the gs wheel leaves more to be desired..

That engine in the frame with the headlight, tank w/ louvers, and 600 tail looks f%$king awesome :bowdown:

Can't wait to see that video!!
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Re: 1996 GS500 Basket Case Build into a GS600R
« Reply #423 on: May 29, 2012, 11:02:08 PM »
dude. that looks...... awesome, i cant even put words to it. It is definitely a bike someone from GWAR would ride.

I dont see any fans on there, does the f3 motor stay pretty cool at idle? wondering if you'll run into any overheat problems when you're sitting still.
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Re: 1996 GS500 Basket Case Build into a GS600R
« Reply #424 on: May 30, 2012, 02:28:25 AM »
+1 on the headlight. I like it, looks badass

also +1 on needing a bigger tyre hahaha. but i guess thats in the works

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Re: 1996 GS500 Basket Case Build into a GS600R
« Reply #425 on: May 31, 2012, 11:43:35 AM »
Thanks sincerely.  Yes will do the standard swingarm swap after I wear out the 'new' Avon on the back.  And fan is on the left side radiator.  Seems ok so far.  If I have issues during the Houston hell summer heat, will consider another set up.
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Re: 1996 GS500 Basket Case Build into a GS600R
« Reply #426 on: June 20, 2012, 11:08:39 AM »
Well... on this very day, one year ago... the project was over after 20 days of work (4-5 hours a day).

To simply sum it up: 7771 kilometres of pure pleasure so far.

Last month I took a two day trip to Montenegro (800 kms overall), and on the way back discovered a beautiful route through Bosnia: great asphalt, lots and lots, and lots of bends, and almost no traffic... only downside was the rain almost all the way.  >:(

Latest upgrades:

Got for free some (slightly used) racing tyres, dual compound Michelin Power One (front 110, rear 160), and after the warm-up, the grip is just unbelievable.
Purchased (but not yet installed) the new handlebar (cuz the old one's a bit bent).
Mounted softer rear brake pads (better braking, and less squeaking).
I've cut a piece of old rubber car floor carpet and made a mud guard for rear shock muck/dirt/allothershit protection (how the hell Suzuki haven't thought of that is a mistery to me).

Well... it's (hot) summer over here, and the bike's waiting in front of the house, so...

Oh yeah, here are a couple of freshly fresh pics, and while taking 'em, I've noticed a crack in my windshield  :sad:, must've been some fatass bug (R.I.P.), who knows.




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Re: 1996 GS500 Basket Case Build into a GS600R
« Reply #427 on: June 20, 2012, 12:12:10 PM »
 :bowdown:  Thanks for the update Shep!  Rocking pictures too!  :thumb:
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Re: 1996 GS500 Basket Case Build into a GS600R
« Reply #428 on: June 20, 2012, 01:29:56 PM »
Did i miss the video?? I fiend for it :icon_lol:
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Re: Re: 1996 GS500 Basket Case Build into a GS600R
« Reply #429 on: June 20, 2012, 01:56:29 PM »
Did i miss the video?? I fiend for it :icon_lol:
Nope, never actually made any.
Have no camera, nor way of mounting cellphone.
Shrug.
If I ever make one, I'll post it here first.

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Re: 1996 GS500 Basket Case Build into a GS600R
« Reply #430 on: July 11, 2012, 01:38:45 PM »
niiiiiice! im jealous   :D

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Re: 1996 GS500 Basket Case Build into a GS600R
« Reply #431 on: July 12, 2012, 09:44:00 PM »
dude, just grip the phone firmly in your teeth and go for a ride. :D

or just video it cranked up and running hot!

doooo iittt!

please.
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Re: 1996 GS500 Basket Case Build into a GS600R
« Reply #432 on: July 14, 2012, 12:38:45 PM »
Worked on bringing it all together yesterday.  Opinions welcome.













Still have front blinkers and some odds and ends to put together but just about done.  Finally,...haha

The build is amazing but I gotta admit that the headlight is a bit on the rough side. Ofcourse if you like it go with it and I appreciate you trying to match it with the rest of the bike but it looks like its out of place. Still, I would nominate you for the gstwins hall of fame, probobly the most complex built ive seen

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Re: 1996 GS500 Basket Case Build into a GS600R
« Reply #433 on: July 14, 2012, 07:36:23 PM »
Thanks trin.  I learned a great deal working on this build.  I'd encourage anybody who likes riding and bikes, to pick up a project and dig in.  The gs is a great bike and not so complex that the average person can't easily use this forum and start figuring things out. 
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Re: 1996 GS500 Basket Case Build into a GS600R
« Reply #434 on: July 21, 2012, 03:37:13 AM »




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Re: 1996 GS500 Basket Case Build into a GS600R
« Reply #435 on: July 21, 2012, 09:41:47 AM »
Can stare at that airbox for an hour Shep,....details, details.  I think I'm going to do like xune suggested using a car air box and flat filter on my new set up.  Was re-reading old posts and  realized xune was full of good ideas back then. 
Your bikes looking sweee-eeeet as always good sir.  :thumb:
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Re: 1996 GS500 Basket Case Build into a GS600R
« Reply #436 on: July 21, 2012, 09:46:05 AM »
Was re-reading old posts and  realized xune was full of good ideas back then. 

as opposed to now, you mean  :icon_razz:

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Re: 1996 GS500 Basket Case Build into a GS600R
« Reply #437 on: July 21, 2012, 10:12:43 AM »
Although I tried to make things simple, the GS' airbox is just too small, and even with modified (widened intake port) K&N drop-in filter, the bike was running out of air at around 10k rpm (noticed in 2nd and 3rd gear).

So... took the whole thing out, mounted lunchbox, and now it seems ok.
Now it gets to 12-13k with no problem.
Took it for a spin, and just licked the 180 km/h mark at 12k in 3rd gear (and that was uphill).
Then I had to brake (hard) for the traffic light. :)

Only downside (if I can call it that way) is the intake growl that's almost as loud as the exhaust (at full throttle), so the bike sounds like an F1 car with a sore throat.

I definitely have to make a video of it.


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Re: 1996 GS500 Basket Case Build into a GS600R
« Reply #438 on: August 05, 2012, 04:04:36 PM »
I like it, but ya the rear tire and the headlight look different. but the stuff you over came is awesome. I tip my hat to you sir. Every thought of just putting like GSXR fairings on it to have a sleeper?
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Re: 1996 GS500 Basket Case Build into a GS600R
« Reply #439 on: August 05, 2012, 08:22:35 PM »
Hey knowles,...thanks and actually doing some small changes.  I'm keeping track of pics and details and will post it all when I get it sewed up. 

I think one thing it gave me was an appreciation for the original gs.  After doing it and figuring out how to make something work that was never intended for where it ended up, I look at my stock gs and smile.   :D
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