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Re: 1996 GS500 Basket Case Build into a GS600R
« Reply #540 on: September 15, 2017, 06:11:43 PM »
YASSSSSSS this is great!!!!! :woohoo:
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Re: 1996 GS500 Basket Case Build into a GS600R
« Reply #541 on: September 18, 2017, 08:33:04 PM »


« Last Edit: March 15, 2018, 04:16:54 PM by cbrfxr67 »
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Re: 1996 GS500 Basket Case Build into a GS600R
« Reply #542 on: September 18, 2017, 10:04:00 PM »
In the first pic... those legs tho...  :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

Bike is lookin' GOOD cbr 8)
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Re: 1996 GS500 Basket Case Build into a GS600R
« Reply #543 on: September 27, 2017, 12:55:10 PM »
First ride last night. Well more like first putt putt. I think the battlecow would've taken me out. Up and down the street a bit looking for issues. First and foremost I think I knocked a vacuum line off so need to find that. It was running like a line was disconnected. Nevertheless making progress and first ride is a good moment. :bstar:
Video after I find that leak,.....
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Re: 1996 GS500 Basket Case Build into a GS600R
« Reply #544 on: September 27, 2017, 06:14:58 PM »
 :thumb:

That first ride is always an awesome experience..... even when there's problems to be sorted out. And they get better & better afterwards!
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Re: 1996 GS500 Basket Case Build into a GS600R
« Reply #545 on: October 02, 2017, 02:13:32 PM »
Changed out all the vac lines and running nicely now.  Didn't have time to make video but hopefully tonight. :icon_mrgreen:
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Re: 1996 GS500 Basket Case Build into a GS600R
« Reply #546 on: October 02, 2017, 02:53:41 PM »
Finally! For a year or two, I was affraid you gave up.

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Re: 1996 GS500 Basket Case Build into a GS600R
« Reply #547 on: October 02, 2017, 05:21:19 PM »

:cheers:
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Re: 1996 GS500 Basket Case Build into a GS600R
« Reply #548 on: October 03, 2017, 02:11:52 PM »
U hilarious steez :icon_razz:

It was getting dark and this is mainly to see my chain alignment and how it looks in motion.  I think it's ok.  Still alot to sew up, connectors hanging, need to rework the tail or try a new idea, turn signals, show's hugger idea, front brake is completely useless-waiting on replacement, shifter is janky and backwards, install radiator temp sensor, some welding reinforcement, other crap I'm sure.  Hopefully it'll come together smoothly and I can make it a daily driver.  Open header sounds awful by the way hahah


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Re: 1996 GS500 Basket Case Build into a GS600R
« Reply #549 on: October 09, 2017, 01:08:39 PM »
CBR! you ridiculous human being  :icon_lol: :icon_mrgreen:  :cheers:

can't believe it's coming together now. usually i hate side mounted radiators like the vtr with naked bikes but with how far the engine protrudes, then the radiators as well it just looks bat shaZam! crazy wide and mean. that's a proper mental looking machine man, cant wait to see some more angles of it in the light.

it's a shame most of the thread is dead links now, hope you've got some extra bracing on that frame  :icon_twisted:  :thumb:
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Re: 1996 GS500 Basket Case Build into a GS600R
« Reply #550 on: October 09, 2017, 03:49:51 PM »
ha iam!!  That was only way I could figure to get them on there!  First time they heated up was pretty cool moment for me :icon_mrgreen: tbh.  Right now, waiting on gs500f tail cause I hate how the 600rr tail looks.  I figure returning to gs lineage would be best.  I hear buddha snickering somewhere as I'm typing that.  lol  Still have bunch of small things to do.  I think the frame is ok.  Well I'm hoping it is!  Installed inline temp sensor so I need to take it out to see if it's working right,...

,...maybe I can fix some of those old pic links,...

Where's some videos Shep?!  At least a pic or something! :icon_razz:  Couldn't give up on it.  It's just been sitting there waiting,...  trying to get it sewed up and lane splitting asap!
« Last Edit: October 09, 2017, 03:50:40 PM by cbrfxr67 »
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Re: 1996 GS500 Basket Case Build into a GS600R
« Reply #551 on: October 09, 2017, 07:16:57 PM »
Well, I'm sad to say it, but I've sold my bike couple of days ago, so I could buy something else.
It's been fun 6 years since the engine swap, and (only) 36000 kms traveled, but I guess it was time to let go.
I wish I could afford to keep it together with a new bike, but I couldn't.
So... only memories, photos, and couple of videoclips taken during the swap process remain.
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« Last Edit: October 09, 2017, 07:17:45 PM by Shepa »
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Re: 1996 GS500 Basket Case Build into a GS600R
« Reply #552 on: October 24, 2017, 02:46:22 PM »
Playing with tail(s).  I hate how the huge tail looks that I put on it, so thought to go back to gs origins.



unfortunately that looks worse.  So, had a later and smaller rr tail and,...



looks a little better.  I 'think' I'll go with this.  Need to fab some mounts and then some side covers to hide the frame & wiring.  Still, I have the seat and tail cover already.  Sorry pic is blurry, my phone is slowly crapping out.
« Last Edit: March 15, 2018, 04:35:43 PM by cbrfxr67 »
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Re: 1996 GS500 Basket Case Build into a GS600R
« Reply #553 on: October 27, 2017, 10:39:03 AM »
Awesome!  :cheers:
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Re: 1996 GS500 Basket Case Build into a GS600R
« Reply #554 on: October 27, 2017, 12:15:40 PM »
 :cheers: :thumb: awesome!

so what are you're plans for the forks, shock and rear wheel?

i dont mind that 600rr tail, it does look a bit too long though, i cant tell in the pics is that the 04ish tail with the vents either side of the rider seat or the rr7 and later without?

the gs has a good looking seat i reckon but the plastics are a bit... mehh.

i dont know what kind of look you're going for but have you considered a rs125/rs250 race tail? theres a couple of variations but they're awfully good looking, quite short, sharp and simple. a smaller tail is going to open the gap around the rear wheel, visually emphasise the massive motor and... front end if you put some 929 upside downies on or something to that effect  :thumb:

this build is just too mental!  :cheers: :icon_eek: love it.
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Re: 1996 GS500 Basket Case Build into a GS600R
« Reply #555 on: October 27, 2017, 06:48:25 PM »
the 04 tail is the first one with the "vents"

I vote cut off the rear subframe all together and sit on the gas tank the whole time...  :icon_twisted:
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Re: 1996 GS500 Basket Case Build into a GS600R
« Reply #556 on: October 30, 2017, 05:28:42 PM »
or forget about tail plastics altogether, as I did on mine  :D
http://gstwins.com/gsboard/index.php?topic=70953.0

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Re: 1996 GS500 Basket Case Build into a GS600R
« Reply #557 on: October 30, 2017, 08:36:10 PM »
I'm kinda diggin' that idea Endo!
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Re: 1996 GS500 Basket Case Build into a GS600R
« Reply #558 on: October 31, 2017, 10:30:26 PM »
the 04 tail is the first one with the "vents"

I vote cut off the rear subframe all together and sit on the gas tank the whole time...  :icon_twisted:

nope, rr3 to rr6 have vents in the side, rr5 and rr6 have vents and keyholes to the rear of the riders seat but the earlier ones dont. rr7 onwards doesn't have vents, it's physically shorter(finishes half way along the seat) and retains the key hole. to answer my own question it'll be one of the earlier ones in the pic :icon_lol:

or forget about tail plastics altogether, as I did on mine  :D

i'm with either of those ideas!  :icon_twisted: :cheers: less weight = more fasterererer  :icon_lol: or cut the lot off and just stand on the pegs  :cheers:
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Re: 1996 GS500 Basket Case Build into a GS600R
« Reply #559 on: November 06, 2017, 10:44:26 PM »
That's good info iam!  Original tail didn't have the keyhole but this one does.  I couldn't figure out why I had two different tails from 'supposedly' the same model.  Either way, I like the shorter one w/ keyhole better now.

I'd like to do a swingarm swap with bigger tire.  Jim said he has a deal for me on an extended s/a so might try that.  Not really sure yet.  Fork swap would be great too but it'll be down the line.

Endo, I thought about it but I need a place for the battery.  The way the fuel pump hangs down, plus wiring, I don't have good room to get a battery in there too.  Using the tail gives me plenty of room.

Reworking the tail and cut that mess off to redo it.  Better lines and actually straight this time.  Funny how that is when you look back at old work.  Thinking wth was I doing,...haha



« Last Edit: March 15, 2018, 04:12:54 PM by cbrfxr67 »
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