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'93 GS - Black Widow build

Started by mustangGT90210, August 13, 2012, 10:04:33 PM

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mustangGT90210

So I've finally decided what direction I'm going to take with my GS, and I'm really excited to get it started! For now it's all just aesthetics, since I can't afford to go performance yet. So let the ideas fly on my bikes much needed makeover please...

Here's how she sits right now... Please try to hold the puke in, I know it's tough lol



I've been thinking how I was going to paint this bike since I bought it 2 months ago. I've settled in on gloss black and redfire metallic (2004 Ford Mustang dark red) I think, but once again I need to let it simmer. I did a quick little paint "photoshop" tonight and I'm really liking it so far



And take this and have a decal made of it for the sides of the tank, because I love this kind of art and it ties in well with the colors. Just the spider, none of the side parts of the piece



I'll update this thread as I make some progress. I'll have the bike back tomorrow, then it's time to get started gathering supplies and what not. I'm not riding it daily in its current state of ugly  :2guns:

To do list:
1. Paint
2. New headlight(s)? Can anyone help me out on this part? I hate the stock light on this thing
3. Drag bars/straight bars/whatever they are actually called. Basically just a straight piece of pipe for the bars instead of the curvy stock thing
4. Gauges/Mirrors/Turn signals/control on bars for signals/horn/etc. Once again, I'm not really sure where to look.

And hopefully soon she'll be a head turner for the right reasons

'93 GS - Clubmans - '04 tank/seat - Custom "slip" on - Airtech fender - Drag Specialties speedometer - GSXR drag bike grips - GSXR pegs - Lunchbox - Re-jet - Sold!

-94 GSX-R 750 - Sold

-02 SV650 - Crashed, sold for parts

-96 Bandit 600 - Sold

-93 Intruder 800 - bobbed out basket case,new project

shonole

That light isn't stock..  Or at least, it doesn't appear to be.

Good plan on the colors, that thing is awful right now.   :icon_eek:
2004 SV650n - Blue

Zacharia_11

I think it will be great.  If it were me I would do the frame black and handle the red with accents and accessories.  Wires, bolts, covers, seat stitching/piping, wheel stripes and decals or painted accents. 

Good luck on your project.
2009 Suzuki GS500
Ontario, Canada


cbrfxr67

Keep it like it is!  Looks great!  Ok I'm kidding.  I really like the black on red frame.  Will be great to see you bring it together.  How does it run??
"Its something you take apart in 2-3 days and takes 10 years to go back together."
-buddha

mustangGT90210

RE: Headlight

It's not the "real" stock headlight, this POS was made in some African country I've never heard of. I just don't like the one big light thing on the bike period. I'd rather have 2 smaller lights side by side. Just not sure where to find such a creature without venturing into what I know... KC Hilites, Hella 500s and the like lol. I come from the truck world

RE: Black and red

Black frame with red accents would be pretty cool... But I dig the red frame idea too. The GS has a nice looking frame, and I kind of want to show it off.

Red wheel pinstripes, most definately. I just didn't have the patience in MS paint to do them  :mad: I want the bike to be very clean looking, but still turn some heads for being done a little differently. Kinda like now, but with good head turns!

RE: Mechanical stuffs

Just got her back today from a carb problem that was really getting me mad. Turns out that when the needle seat fell out and let the left carb flood everything, it clogged my pilot jet. I didn't want to tear completely into the carb mainly because I didn't have any carb cleaner at the house, or the time since I'm working about 8 days a week  :nono: Once my suzuki certified buddy cleaned and tuned the carb, she's running better than when I bought her now. Still sounds like something is  a little off though. When coming to a stop the revs seem to drop a bit low then rise back to proper idle RPM. But I don't know what the engine is doing, I currently don't have any gauges. And sometimes when letting off the throttle it seems to hang up a bit on it's own before dropping revs.

Aside from those (I think to be) minor things, the bike seems to be mechanically sound. I'm just doing maintenence now.

Now a question to end this novel of a post: How bad is it to run with gas in the oil? I did it today for about 20 miles just to get the bike home. I'm changing oil/filter tomorrow. When the carb was flooding it seeped into the oil
'93 GS - Clubmans - '04 tank/seat - Custom "slip" on - Airtech fender - Drag Specialties speedometer - GSXR drag bike grips - GSXR pegs - Lunchbox - Re-jet - Sold!

-94 GSX-R 750 - Sold

-02 SV650 - Crashed, sold for parts

-96 Bandit 600 - Sold

-93 Intruder 800 - bobbed out basket case,new project

codajastal

Quote from: mustangGT90210 on August 14, 2012, 09:59:54 PM
RE: Headlight

It's not the "real" stock headlight, this POS was made in some African country I've never heard of. I just don't like the one big light thing on the bike period. I'd rather have 2 smaller lights side by side. Just not sure where to find such a creature without venturing into what I know... KC Hilites, Hella 500s and the like lol. I come from the truck world

fleabay has heaps of the dual lights :dunno_black:
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mustangGT90210

As in real headlights... or the streetfighter fairing? My buddy got a headlight streetfighter fairing and I'm pretty sure I could zip tie a maglite to his bike and it'd be 10x better than that thing lol

Off to ebay then
'93 GS - Clubmans - '04 tank/seat - Custom "slip" on - Airtech fender - Drag Specialties speedometer - GSXR drag bike grips - GSXR pegs - Lunchbox - Re-jet - Sold!

-94 GSX-R 750 - Sold

-02 SV650 - Crashed, sold for parts

-96 Bandit 600 - Sold

-93 Intruder 800 - bobbed out basket case,new project

codajastal

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Don't bother talking to me, I will not answer you

mustangGT90210

Seeing what some of the HID kits are going for... I think I might give this one a shot. Even comes with a projector.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/H4-H1-H7-35W-Motorcycle-2-0-HID-Bi-xenon-Projector-Len-Kit-Angel-Eye-Ballast-/120918558318?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item1c274ec66e&vxp=mtr

I'm a sucker for HIDs. I was riding in front of my truck (buddy driving it) on the way home from the mechanics, and couldn't even see suzi's headlight. I can't really see anything with the thing that's on there now. I loved my ride due to the added light!. But for $65 bucks, that kit seems like it's worth a shot. Worst comes to worst, I end up buying another kit, but I'm keeping that projector lol
'93 GS - Clubmans - '04 tank/seat - Custom "slip" on - Airtech fender - Drag Specialties speedometer - GSXR drag bike grips - GSXR pegs - Lunchbox - Re-jet - Sold!

-94 GSX-R 750 - Sold

-02 SV650 - Crashed, sold for parts

-96 Bandit 600 - Sold

-93 Intruder 800 - bobbed out basket case,new project

mustangGT90210

So... does anyone happen to have an ignition(with key) and a tank mounted petcock laying around? My petcock is gone... internally it's just gotta be old and destroyed. Seeps gas from the internals even with the valve off. Ignition doesn't recognize my half key anymore, the other half is broken inside it...
'93 GS - Clubmans - '04 tank/seat - Custom "slip" on - Airtech fender - Drag Specialties speedometer - GSXR drag bike grips - GSXR pegs - Lunchbox - Re-jet - Sold!

-94 GSX-R 750 - Sold

-02 SV650 - Crashed, sold for parts

-96 Bandit 600 - Sold

-93 Intruder 800 - bobbed out basket case,new project

codajastal

I have a brand new in the box ignition with key but alas I am in OZ so would be cheaper on fleabay :dunno_black:
I am not interested in anything you have to say
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mustangGT90210

'93 GS - Clubmans - '04 tank/seat - Custom "slip" on - Airtech fender - Drag Specialties speedometer - GSXR drag bike grips - GSXR pegs - Lunchbox - Re-jet - Sold!

-94 GSX-R 750 - Sold

-02 SV650 - Crashed, sold for parts

-96 Bandit 600 - Sold

-93 Intruder 800 - bobbed out basket case,new project

JollyRojer

Let me know how it goes with the HID and mounting ect ect i like the look of the kit but curious as far as how you are going to do mounts ect, on a positive note, my g/f loves the purple and yellow paint scheme lol.
- Ian
93 gs500e - Chopped and wrapped exhaust, custom baffle, Chopped sub-frame, Chopped seat, Clipons, K&N lunchbox, 45T rear sprocket,  my mean little sewing machine.

mustangGT90210

Quote from: JollyRojer on August 18, 2012, 06:06:06 AM
Let me know how it goes with the HID and mounting ect ect i like the look of the kit but curious as far as how you are going to do mounts ect, on a positive note, my g/f loves the purple and yellow paint scheme lol.

I've found that women and black guys love these colors lol. I don't mean that racist in any way, I'm always getting compliments on it from 'em, while everyone I know likes to poke fun at it  :D

I'll definately let you know on the HID mounting. What I'm thinking of is taking one of those little street fighter headlight fairings and then taking a dremel/etc to it and mounting the projector in it. I'll have a full thread on that little expenditure in a month or 2
'93 GS - Clubmans - '04 tank/seat - Custom "slip" on - Airtech fender - Drag Specialties speedometer - GSXR drag bike grips - GSXR pegs - Lunchbox - Re-jet - Sold!

-94 GSX-R 750 - Sold

-02 SV650 - Crashed, sold for parts

-96 Bandit 600 - Sold

-93 Intruder 800 - bobbed out basket case,new project

JollyRojer

righton, possibilities are pretty much endless if you can fiberglass :)
- Ian
93 gs500e - Chopped and wrapped exhaust, custom baffle, Chopped sub-frame, Chopped seat, Clipons, K&N lunchbox, 45T rear sprocket,  my mean little sewing machine.

mustangGT90210

I haven't learned how to do that yet. My other lighting idea is taking one of the CBR600 headlights from ebay, which are dual lights, HID, projector, and they look pretty cool. Angel eyes and all.  I'm just not sure about the whole angular thing those have going for them
'93 GS - Clubmans - '04 tank/seat - Custom "slip" on - Airtech fender - Drag Specialties speedometer - GSXR drag bike grips - GSXR pegs - Lunchbox - Re-jet - Sold!

-94 GSX-R 750 - Sold

-02 SV650 - Crashed, sold for parts

-96 Bandit 600 - Sold

-93 Intruder 800 - bobbed out basket case,new project

JollyRojer

its not super hard, take a wack at a few small projects before you get into anything seriously visable ;) and let me know how the ignition goes as well, my g/f broke the key off in the ignition 2 mornings ago so im going to need to solve that problem as well.
- Ian
93 gs500e - Chopped and wrapped exhaust, custom baffle, Chopped sub-frame, Chopped seat, Clipons, K&N lunchbox, 45T rear sprocket,  my mean little sewing machine.

knowles

Quote from: JollyRojer on August 20, 2012, 08:29:17 AM
its not super hard, take a wack at a few small projects before you get into anything seriously visable ;) and let me know how the ignition goes as well, my g/f broke the key off in the ignition 2 mornings ago so im going to need to solve that problem as well.

its easy, two bolts in back, if its the factory one you have to drill them out, buy a new one on ebay like i did for $30, comes with new keys. you can get new bolts from a dealer they break off during tighting or you can use reg bolts. plug it in and your golden.
1989 GS 500EK

JollyRojer

yuck so ive got to drill out the bolts that hold the ignition in? and wouldn't that entail re keying the rest of the bike if i get a new ignition & keys on ebay?
- Ian
93 gs500e - Chopped and wrapped exhaust, custom baffle, Chopped sub-frame, Chopped seat, Clipons, K&N lunchbox, 45T rear sprocket,  my mean little sewing machine.

mustangGT90210

Quote from: JollyRojer on August 22, 2012, 06:53:05 AM
yuck so ive got to drill out the bolts that hold the ignition in? and wouldn't that entail re keying the rest of the bike if i get a new ignition & keys on ebay?

My ignition was held on by a whole 2 bolts. 10mm heads. And you don't need to re-key. The ignition comes with keys for it, and your seat lock stays the same (obviously)

I've started on the paint job too. This is just the first coat of primer... But I already like it

'93 GS - Clubmans - '04 tank/seat - Custom "slip" on - Airtech fender - Drag Specialties speedometer - GSXR drag bike grips - GSXR pegs - Lunchbox - Re-jet - Sold!

-94 GSX-R 750 - Sold

-02 SV650 - Crashed, sold for parts

-96 Bandit 600 - Sold

-93 Intruder 800 - bobbed out basket case,new project

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