Author Topic: 1996 GS500 Basket Case Build into a GS600R  (Read 148135 times)

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Re: 1996 GS500 Basket Case Build into a GS600R
« Reply #580 on: June 14, 2018, 02:41:00 PM »
screwing around with bodywork here and there.  Finally sorted out the rear pillion cover mount for the most part.  Need to wet sand with 5000 grit, cut and polish,....eventually.


fender mounts redone and seem ok.  Might be too close on rotor side.  May need an extra washer or two in there to give it more clearance.
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Re: 1996 GS500 Basket Case Build into a GS600R
« Reply #581 on: June 14, 2018, 04:48:51 PM »
I love your updates!!! Woot toot :woohoo:
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Re: 1996 GS500 Basket Case Build into a GS600R
« Reply #582 on: July 16, 2018, 08:33:50 PM »
Been hating the round headlight so trying out a new one.





This is just the bodywork for the light.  Need to clear it and get it ready to mount.  I think it goes better with the bike's lines than the round headlight. 

Thx show for your input too
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Re: 1996 GS500 Basket Case Build into a GS600R
« Reply #583 on: July 16, 2018, 09:37:30 PM »
You're quite welcome :-*
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Re: 1996 GS500 Basket Case Build into a GS600R
« Reply #584 on: August 13, 2018, 02:32:52 PM »








messing around with this headlight set up.  Maybe I need to move it back a little.  Any critics? :laugh:
I did take it out for a few passes and my forks with sonics springs are fookin amazing!  Bow and respect to Mr. Desmond!  My exhaust was scraping on turns and now it is GOOD.  Really happy with that.
Need to make some side panels, clean up, and,...I'm sure there'll be something else to do,...
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Re: 1996 GS500 Basket Case Build into a GS600R
« Reply #585 on: August 13, 2018, 10:33:25 PM »
 :woohoo: That looks sooooooo good cbr!!!
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Re: 1996 GS500 Basket Case Build into a GS600R
« Reply #586 on: January 17, 2020, 03:04:36 PM »
Poor bike just can't break the cbr curse,...

So it had been popping out of second gear here and there and then got worse.  I wanted to go in and fix it.  Couple weeks ago, I left it on the front porch runnning and it over heated and kealed itself.  Maybe I could get it running but I'm going to take it apart and store it until I can clear up other projects.  Want to find a gsxr1000 engine and try that.
Anyways,...
start taking it apart,...


next day,..
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Re: 1996 GS500 Basket Case Build into a GS600R
« Reply #587 on: January 17, 2020, 03:20:08 PM »
Welp, that sux. However, seems maybe a blessing in disguise. At least it croaked on your porch rather than while you were riding it in rush hour traffic.
« Last Edit: January 17, 2020, 03:21:12 PM by mr72 »

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Re: 1996 GS500 Basket Case Build into a GS600R
« Reply #588 on: January 17, 2020, 04:44:58 PM »
That's what I told my wife!  I watched it on the security cam afterwards,...  Started spewing fluid, then burst fluid,..then started smoking and,...dead.  haha 

Am keeping a good pov on it though,......have other ideas I want to try (insert diabolical laughter)


annnnd,...a little more from this weekend before I drag everything upstairs into the attic moto storage,...

was kind of :cry: moment



no more cbr stuff for me

« Last Edit: January 20, 2020, 05:38:11 PM by cbrfxr67 »
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