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GS500 Street Racer
« on: August 01, 2018, 09:30:03 PM »
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 It's been a long road
« Last Edit: August 02, 2018, 01:35:34 PM by crackin »
No matter what i do to it, it's still a GS
 It's not how fast your bike is, it's how long you are prepared to hold the throttle on.

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Re: GS500 Street Racer
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2018, 01:37:56 AM »
Nicely done.

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Re: GS500 Street Racer
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2018, 09:24:58 AM »
Thank's pal, it took a lot of slabs of beer to get her to where she is. But there are plenty of slabs to come, she's nowhere near done.
No matter what i do to it, it's still a GS
 It's not how fast your bike is, it's how long you are prepared to hold the throttle on.

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Re: GS500 Street Racer
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2018, 08:41:04 PM »
I like how you removed the back fairing and just have the exposed frame. Def something I may do now having seen what it looks like here.

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Re: GS500 Street Racer
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2019, 08:58:58 AM »
bumping my necro thread lol
No matter what i do to it, it's still a GS
 It's not how fast your bike is, it's how long you are prepared to hold the throttle on.

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Re: GS500 Street Racer
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2019, 08:32:44 AM »
Servus, 

Gold Job :thumb:

Where the Front Footpegs from?


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Re: GS500 Street Racer
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2019, 09:59:59 AM »
Thanks Jim Knopf, much appreciated.
 The pegs are vortex pegs from a gsxr 1000. I cant remember the exact model though. I picked them up from a wreckers here in melbourne australia for $160. Pretty good deal I thought.
 I hand made the brackets from 10mm construction grade aluminum to make them suit.

 I run a total lose system now ,so no fly wheel, magneto, rectifier or starter motor. I get 4 hours riding time out of a battery from a scooter, you know the little electronic scooters the kids ride? Thats what i run it off. I cant recall the amperage atm, but i think its around 9aH.
 It goes really quick, I hit 195 indicated with a gear to spare. Its fast! But i have to push start it which is a PIA.
 It's illegal here in aus to run with no starter ,but they have to catch me first.
 Regards Johno
« Last Edit: July 20, 2019, 02:01:48 AM by crackin »
No matter what i do to it, it's still a GS
 It's not how fast your bike is, it's how long you are prepared to hold the throttle on.

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Re: GS500 Street Racer
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2019, 05:26:43 PM »
I missed this one!  Can you tell me about the seat?  Just curious why/how you did what you did?  Good stuff, thanks for sharing!
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Re: GS500 Street Racer
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2019, 08:11:58 PM »
The seat is just a "Nod" to the cafe racers of old. I used heavy density foam rubber to build up the hump, then i had the seat recovered. I can still take a pillion except i dont have pillion pegs.
No matter what i do to it, it's still a GS
 It's not how fast your bike is, it's how long you are prepared to hold the throttle on.