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Re: 1996 GS500 Basket Case Build into a GS600R
« Reply #400 on: April 11, 2012, 01:10:25 PM »
Gracias mysterious.  Been working on my panel idea.  I took a bunch of pics but this one pretty much sums it up.  I need to get some rubber trim and haven't figured out where to get it yet.  A bracket down low and one in the front hold it tight.  Not sure how I'm liking it yet but I'll wait to paint it before I decide.



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Re: 1996 GS500 Basket Case Build into a GS600R
« Reply #401 on: April 24, 2012, 10:52:15 AM »
took me a second to realize you were holding the filler panel!

i think that looks great from that angle, other than the louvers(which i really like the look of!) you can hardly tell its not stock. looks like it belongs there

Any updates for us?
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Re: 1996 GS500 Basket Case Build into a GS600R
« Reply #402 on: April 24, 2012, 11:52:32 AM »
Been working on it and sewing it up.  Figured I make some worthy progress before posting again.  Saw that I was at page 20, it's Springtime and I'm still not done, so want to get on it already.  Trying to make my next post as close to finished as possible.
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Re: 1996 GS500 Basket Case Build into a GS600R
« Reply #403 on: April 24, 2012, 12:14:39 PM »
Awesome, didn't realize you were that close to the final product! We don't mind quick updates, I just love following the progress of builds

Hell i was updating my build thread when i had just a shop full of parts and no GS!! haha
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Re: 1996 GS500 Basket Case Build into a GS600R
« Reply #404 on: April 25, 2012, 08:54:24 PM »
I beat ya to it, and for less time any money!!

(600+ cc sportbike, that is.)

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Re: 1996 GS500 Basket Case Build into a GS600R
« Reply #405 on: April 26, 2012, 09:41:09 AM »
Damn straight you did sir and mighty fine acquisition!!!  Looks HOT HOT HOT in your living room.  SEXXXY!
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Re: 1996 GS500 Basket Case Build into a GS600R
« Reply #406 on: April 28, 2012, 11:17:09 PM »
Wasn't going to update til I was closer to being done but I liked this pic.

Worked on it as much as I could today.  Going to do a quick spray and then come back later for details.  Ordered rubber trim from McMasterCarr to finish my panels with.  Today redid the tail bracket my son made to make it a part of the tail instead of bolted to the frame.  Finished my idea for the front which was something of a pita.  I want to paint it first before posting pics of that monstrosity.
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Re: 1996 GS500 Basket Case Build into a GS600R
« Reply #407 on: April 28, 2012, 11:40:44 PM »
Nice when you going into production on the tails?
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Re: 1996 GS500 Basket Case Build into a GS600R
« Reply #408 on: April 30, 2012, 12:46:52 AM »
Thats pretty sweet.

Just worth mentioning though, with my 180 rear I have now, with new michelin pilot power's, It can break the rear end loose.

Gunna be fun hitting 10k rpm with the 140 rear!

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Re: 1996 GS500 Basket Case Build into a GS600R
« Reply #409 on: May 07, 2012, 01:01:46 AM »
Too long without an update. Are you done yet??

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Re: 1996 GS500 Basket Case Build into a GS600R
« Reply #410 on: May 07, 2012, 01:00:00 PM »
Screwing around painting.  Tank turned out to be a total mess.  Used stripper which didn't even get through the nineteen layers of crap paint & bondo that were on it.  Ended up, wire wheel on a grinder, attacking it.  Here's after I took my glove off,....



After I redo the tank then I'll put it all together and post pics.  Finally.
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Re: 1996 GS500 Basket Case Build into a GS600R
« Reply #411 on: May 07, 2012, 01:58:48 PM »
Gracias mysterious.  Been working on my panel idea.  I took a bunch of pics but this one pretty much sums it up.  I need to get some rubber trim and haven't figured out where to get it yet.  A bracket down low and one in the front hold it tight.  Not sure how I'm liking it yet but I'll wait to paint it before I decide.

If you're talking about rubber trim around the bottom of the tank, that's a stock item. Order from any Suzuki dealer. One pack is enough for 2 tanks.
04+ has same trim but they were cheap and put it only at the front. Probably saved them a whole 25 cents in manufacturing. 89-00 used it all around the tank.

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Re: 1996 GS500 Basket Case Build into a GS600R
« Reply #412 on: May 20, 2012, 03:20:01 AM »
Gracias mysterious.  Been working on my panel idea.  I took a bunch of pics but this one pretty much sums it up.  I need to get some rubber trim and haven't figured out where to get it yet.  A bracket down low and one in the front hold it tight.  Not sure how I'm liking it yet but I'll wait to paint it before I decide.

If you're talking about rubber trim around the bottom of the tank, that's a stock item. Order from any Suzuki dealer. One pack is enough for 2 tanks.
04+ has same trim but they were cheap and put it only at the front. Probably saved them a whole 25 cents in manufacturing. 89-00 used it all around the tank.
actually cheaper tbh to get some rubber door edge molding from a car parts house ( it fits perfectly. i used the chrome one on my first 97 gs. pretty much same stuff and cheaper versus dealer orders.
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Re: 1996 GS500 Basket Case Build into a GS600R
« Reply #413 on: May 20, 2012, 05:02:32 PM »




:D


just kidding. take your time. my fzr is still sitting and rusting in the back yard.
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Re: 1996 GS500 Basket Case Build into a GS600R
« Reply #414 on: May 22, 2012, 03:55:19 AM »


:D

just kidding. take your time. my fzr is still sitting and rusting in the back yard.
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Re: 1996 GS500 Basket Case Build into a GS600R
« Reply #415 on: May 22, 2012, 08:59:48 AM »
Your build went badassedly smooth. lucky dog. Turns out the 'fzr1000' I bought has a yzf750 engine in it with one set of bad rings....

How much work do ya think it'd be to put that thing in the gs? :D I might actually measure it and see, I'm pretty sure its too big tho..
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Re: 1996 GS500 Basket Case Build into a GS600R
« Reply #416 on: May 23, 2012, 10:36:46 AM »
TOO funny Funder/Shep!!
And I've been piddling here and there.  Had to redo the tank and still not happy with it but will have to do for now.  I want to get on with it.  Still uncertain about the front.  My son says it looks really weird.  We'll see.  May pull it all off and go with a streetfighter 'mask' later.

Was trying to incorporate my louvre theme into the tail but my subframe is messing up my idea for using the metal panels.  Just wouldn't cooperate so I got Tomb rage and threw it in the trash.


Tried using a piece of plastic sheet that seems to be okay.  Riveted some metal pieces to the inside to give it more sturdiness.  I think I'll go with this.  (Will refinish it in black or bedliner or undercoating)(I like this pic, how the F2 is lurking in the background)



And very true Funder!  Shep's build was like spreading butter,...smooth and easy.  Sure Tesla is a genius but still a great build & riding in no time! 
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Re: 1996 GS500 Basket Case Build into a GS600R
« Reply #417 on: May 28, 2012, 06:07:24 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
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Re: 1996 GS500 Basket Case Build into a GS600R
« Reply #418 on: May 28, 2012, 07:33:55 PM »
Apart from the weirdo on the bike I think it looks awesome and really MEAN :thumb:
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Re: 1996 GS500 Basket Case Build into a GS600R
« Reply #419 on: May 29, 2012, 03:04:18 AM »
Everything looks great but the front headlight set up. Just no my style. Amazing work tho man  :thumb: