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Re: 1996 GS500 Basket Case Build into a GS600R
« Reply #500 on: March 28, 2014, 01:52:16 PM »
Shep you ever ride a stock GS since you succeeded in transplanting the 600?  I figure if you rode a stock GS you would keep thinking 'wtf is wrong with this thing?!'  :icon_mrgreen:  Spanktastic pics by the way,...thanks for sharing!
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Re: 1996 GS500 Basket Case Build into a GS600R
« Reply #501 on: March 28, 2014, 02:53:44 PM »
Actually, last year I've changed the fork seals on a friend's GS, and while at it, I advanced it's ignition timing a couple of degrees, just for fun.

After that, I took it for a spin.... and scared myself to death.

The darn thing takes ages to accelerate, even longer to stop, and the ride reminds me of a waterbed, all squishy and mushy...

Sorry to all purists here, but no more stock GS for me, ever.

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Re: 1996 GS500 Basket Case Build into a GS600R
« Reply #502 on: March 28, 2014, 04:04:45 PM »
Actually, last year I've changed the fork seals on a friend's GS, and while at it, I advanced it's ignition timing a couple of degrees, just for fun.

After that, I took it for a spin.... and scared myself to death.

The darn thing takes ages to accelerate, even longer to stop, and the ride reminds me of a waterbed, all squishy and mushy...

Sorry to all purists here, but no more stock GS for me, ever.

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Hahaha no offence taken here. After having my cbr I took Adidasguys "Suzi" to grab some stuff from Aurora Suzuki and felt like i was riding some kind of electric bicycle lololol
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Re: 1996 GS500 Basket Case Build into a GS600R
« Reply #503 on: March 28, 2014, 04:08:04 PM »
Btw Shepa,

That is by far the cleanest motor swap on a GS I have ever seen... Also, did you go with a katana front end as well? Would have been so sick to to throw a USD front end on there lol.
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Re: 1996 GS500 Basket Case Build into a GS600R
« Reply #504 on: March 29, 2014, 07:53:03 AM »
Nope, standard GS front end, but with two right-side lower legs/tubes, for dual brake caliper mounting.

I have a Fazer600 front forks (with Ohlins springs and emulators) in my basement, but I'm not too eager for swapping because my dual caliper f.e. was a project of it's own, so I'm kinda proud of it, and love to explain to fellow riders how I made it.

If I do however install the Fazer forks, I'll combine them with gsxr lower tubes, so I can install 4-piston Nissin calipers I also have. :))

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Re: 1996 GS500 Basket Case Build into a GS600R
« Reply #505 on: March 29, 2014, 08:13:14 PM »
Nope, standard GS front end, but with two right-side lower legs/tubes, for dual brake caliper mounting.

I have a Fazer600 front forks (with Ohlins springs and emulators) in my basement, but I'm not too eager for swapping because my dual caliper f.e. was a project of it's own, so I'm kinda proud of it, and love to explain to fellow riders how I made it.

If I do however install the Fazer forks, I'll combine them with gsxr lower tubes, so I can install 4-piston Nissin calipers I also have. :))

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Wow innovative indeed. How easy was that swap? Simply turn the fork tube around and bolt it all back in??
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Re: 1996 GS500 Basket Case Build into a GS600R
« Reply #506 on: March 29, 2014, 09:23:47 PM »
Simply turning a right fork around and mounting on the left side would leave the caliper on the front side......and Sherpa's caliper is behind the fork. C'mon Sherpa, spill the beans! Did you have caliper mounts Tig welded onto the leg?
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Re: 1996 GS500 Basket Case Build into a GS600R
« Reply #507 on: March 29, 2014, 10:08:02 PM »
I feel like you could just leave the fork with the mount pointed backwards, since threads are threads and it doesnt matter which side the caliper bolts thread in from, so pretty much he just has two regular right forks both facing the same way. I believe thats how he has it now that I think about it. I could just be drunk though :cheers:
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Re: 1996 GS500 Basket Case Build into a GS600R
« Reply #508 on: March 29, 2014, 11:14:34 PM »
Correct! ;)
But if you just put right fork leg on the left side, the fork brace mounting points will be facing outwards, so you need to cut them off and weld them on the inside of the fork leg.
Then you need two washers to bring the caliper in line with the disc (rotor).
And ofcourse, you need a left caliper.

I've used a V-Strom calipers, but almost any Suzuki 2-piston calipers would fit (Bandit, GSR, Katana)...

I can take a few close up photos, so you'll see how simple it actualy is.

Here are the two I took back in 2009 while doing the mod.


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Re: 1996 GS500 Basket Case Build into a GS600R
« Reply #509 on: March 29, 2014, 11:23:09 PM »
Good thinking gents.

I've been working on older bikes for far too long - and flipping a fork for the brake mount is more complicated.
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Re: 1996 GS500 Basket Case Build into a GS600R
« Reply #510 on: April 02, 2014, 01:29:57 PM »
Putting some wind in your sails!! Post up your plan of attack/ToDo list so we can keep bugging you until you've checked them all off :cheers:
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Re: 1996 GS500 Basket Case Build into a GS600R
« Reply #511 on: April 02, 2014, 01:55:02 PM »

#1 Finish wife's closet
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Re: 1996 GS500 Basket Case Build into a GS600R
« Reply #512 on: April 07, 2014, 06:12:19 PM »
Hahaha thats some good stuff... She cant buy her own clothes??  :dunno_black:  :cookoo:
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Re: 1996 GS500 Basket Case Build into a GS600R
« Reply #513 on: April 08, 2014, 05:45:10 AM »
Haha always on the clutch with images/gifs! Best of luck with the wifey and her "gear"
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Re: 1996 GS500 Basket Case Build into a GS600R
« Reply #514 on: April 08, 2014, 06:46:24 AM »
Hahaha thats some good stuff... She cant buy her own clothes??  :dunno_black:  :cookoo:
:cookoo: She can handle that just fine Jac!  NO problem with that!


Which reminds me of,...


I'm building shoe shelves, purse shelves, whatever else she wants to put on them, shelves, and everything else that will make her feel good in her closet.  I do understand the concept though.  Same as me in the garage, wanting all my crap organized, where I can see it and ready to do work.

-Thanks Steez!  Almost done and back to GS,....my goal is finish it by end of summer.
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Re: 1996 GS500 Basket Case Build into a GS600R
« Reply #515 on: April 08, 2014, 07:45:03 AM »
-Thanks Steez!  Almost done and back to GS,....my goal is finish it by end of summer.
This year?

C'mon dude, by the time you finish it, people will be teleporting around instead of riding.

Enough of the chit-chat and get on with it!!!

>:(





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Re: 1996 GS500 Basket Case Build into a GS600R
« Reply #516 on: April 10, 2014, 08:59:17 AM »
Ordered a left side control so I don't have to rewire anything. :cheers:
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Re: 1996 GS500 Basket Case Build into a GS600R
« Reply #517 on: April 12, 2014, 12:02:20 AM »
Thats the best feeling ever! Lets just hope it is true!! Haha
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Re: 1996 GS500 Basket Case Build into a GS600R
« Reply #518 on: May 19, 2014, 07:51:23 AM »
wooo hooo did,....2 minutes of work,....





as SOON as I finish this 4 wheeler project,......

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worked on my kickstand after my wife ran into the bike with her car and knocked it over in the garage.  Not that having a kickstand would have kept it from getting knocked over.  Don't see anything really messed up.  It fell on my blower fan which was crushed.  Thanks babe!
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2 minutes more work,....
brilliant idea to just put the centerstand back on >ding<



got tired of screwing around trying to make a new side stand.  First attempt at side stand close but needs some tweaking and I want to move on.
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getting good at this two minutes of work thing,...

put battery, ah looks like battery in battery tray,......also started wrapping up harness to see wth I am missing,...
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Re: 1996 GS500 Basket Case Build into a GS600R
« Reply #519 on: September 16, 2014, 01:00:34 PM »
cbr, anything new to report on this awesome project?
Superbike bars, '04 GSXR headlight & cowl, DRZ signals, 1/2" fork brace, 'Busa fender, stainless exhaust & brake lines, belly pan, LED dash & brake bulbs, 140/80 rear hoop, F tail lens, SV650 shock, Bandit400 hugger, aluminum heel guards & pegs, fork preload adjusters, .75 SonicSprings, heated grips

 

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