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Tail Swap
« on: May 07, 2019, 11:29:46 AM »
Hello,
Been working on it for a while and its finally good enough to ride around but nowhere near finished.
Bike is a 1990 Gs500e and the tail is a 98-99 R1 (I think).
•   The seat is custom made. Fiberglass seat pan and is removable with the stock Gs seat latch. The R1 cowl/ passenger seat is also removable using the stock R1 latch.
•   R1 tail light
•   SV 650 rear shock
•   Lunch box
I can post more pics too. Figured I would post it up and see what everybody thought. Maybe this will motivate me some more to get it complete.
Thanks 

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Re: Tail Swap
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2019, 05:35:56 AM »
Welcome to the forum cloveday!

I personally would love to see more pics (and I know I'm not alone, right cbr?? ;) ) I think you've done a really nice job complementing the lines of the GS.

What do you think of the SV shock? I have one on my bike too and I like it.

Are you still able to carry a passenger?

Glad you decided to post :cheers:
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Re: Tail Swap
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2019, 11:54:10 AM »
I like the Sv shock. I didn’t notice a big difference performance wise but maybe that’s because I’m a novice. I do like the appearance of the larger gap between the tire and frame though.

I should be able to carry a passenger. I supported the cowl in all of its designed locations, so as long as the R1 rear seat has the same locations I should be good. I still need to buy a R1 rear seat though.

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Re: Tail Swap
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2019, 04:48:27 PM »
more pics of that!  looks interesting!  Thanks for posting up!!
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Re: Tail Swap
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2019, 09:22:49 PM »
Wow, that almost looks stock! Great job matching the lines of the bike.
Did you have to permanently modify the frame at all?

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Re: Tail Swap
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2019, 11:59:16 AM »
Pics

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Re: Tail Swap
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2019, 12:01:03 PM »
pics

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Re: Tail Swap
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2019, 12:01:49 PM »
pics

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Re: Tail Swap
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2019, 04:57:17 PM »
really clean!  thanks for sharing!  good stuff there!
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Re: Tail Swap
« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2019, 12:00:04 AM »
I couldn't agree more... that is some awesome work! My OCD is satisfied for sure :D
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