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**99% done. Updated pics** My winter project.

Started by PatheticPuma, September 25, 2012, 03:07:58 PM

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shonole

Quote from: PatheticPuma on October 18, 2012, 04:12:35 PM
So I lied and began my parts search today. I came across a set of gauges for a nearly unrealistic price ($30 for a set off a wrecked bike with only 455 miles). My question is the gauges are off a 2006 GS500E, would these work on my 91? I saw on the wiki that in 2001 the gauges were given a more modern look, but have been unable to find if there are other changes, such as different connectors, if the speedo is no longer cable driven, etc. Any info is appreciated.

Thanks in Advance,

Troy

You can install the newer gauges relatively easily. 

http://gstwins.com/gsboard/index.php?topic=39131.0
2004 SV650n - Blue

PatheticPuma

#21
Quote from: shonole on October 19, 2012, 09:26:53 AM
You can install the newer gauges relatively easily. 

http://gstwins.com/gsboard/index.php?topic=39131.0

Well hot damn, emailing the guy now...
If god intended us to drink beer, he would have given us stomachs.

PatheticPuma

Finally got around to some tinkering, as well as put some batteries in the ol' camera. I got the gauges mostly working, the tach wasnt working becasue (big shocker) the cable wasnt properly fastened. fiddled with the wiring a bit and was able to get all indicators working properly.

These gauges appear to be off an 80's GS750 - Speedo still stops around 37mph, cant figure that one out, and both turn signals are indicated by the left. Seeings as these gauges are mounted with bent sheet metal, and this bike doesnt support the Temp, gear, and fuel gauges, I am still on the hunt for an affordable stock set.



here is a glance at the inside of the fairing with the PO's homemade mounting brackets.



and a closer look at the front of the fairing; the lights on it are actually quite bright and work well, I am thinking about pulling them out to try and wire them up dual headlight style(1 on for low beam, both for high.), but I'm not sure I love that look, and for now am still planning on finding a stock 7"



Also, I hate these aftermarket mirrors on here, I was thinking about getting a set of bar end ones. Can anybody give me some feedback on how they work with these bikes? I had a set on my 84 Honda Nighthawk 650, and the riding position made them unusable.


Once the raining stops here in MI, I am going to pull the carbs and give the jets a once-over. Started bogging slightly when taking off in first, sprayed starting fluid around the carbs while idling, and rpms didnt change so I feel pilots is the next logical thing to check, correct me if I am wrong.
If god intended us to drink beer, he would have given us stomachs.

PatheticPuma

#23
Okay, after pulling I see the tank had a hole in it and was "fixed" with some gray substance, possibly jb weld. I assume the PO lied to me about the bike being laid down as their is also a TERRIBLE bondo job on the tank's left side, near the "fix". So im now debating on whether i should try and chip off this bondo and see just how bad the damage is, or just scrap the tank and go on the hunt for a replacement.

Quick question, I thought I read somewhere that a tank from an 01+ will fit with no modification, I would just need a seat from an 01+ as well. Is this true, or did I misread that, I have searched and haven't been able to find where I read it.
If god intended us to drink beer, he would have given us stomachs.

modular

I am using bar end mirrors and I love them.


Funderb

i'd put up a post in the want/sell section and see if someones got some clocks they don't need and will sell for cheap.
Black '98 gs500 k&n Lbox, akrapovic slip-on, kat600 shock, progressive sproings, superbike handlebars, 40/147.5/3.5washers

"I'd rather ride then spend all my time fiddling trying to make it run perfectly." -Bombsquad

"Never let the destination cast a shadow over your journey towards it- live life"

PatheticPuma

Quote from: Funderb on October 23, 2012, 05:22:17 PM
i'd put up a post in the want/sell section and see if someones got some clocks they don't need and will sell for cheap.

I planned on it if I don't hear back from this guy locally with the gauges.
If god intended us to drink beer, he would have given us stomachs.

Funderb

if you hit a dead end there, check this one out:

http://gstwins.com/gsboard/index.php?topic=62173.0


might have some other stuff you need, cheap.
Black '98 gs500 k&n Lbox, akrapovic slip-on, kat600 shock, progressive sproings, superbike handlebars, 40/147.5/3.5washers

"I'd rather ride then spend all my time fiddling trying to make it run perfectly." -Bombsquad

"Never let the destination cast a shadow over your journey towards it- live life"

PatheticPuma

#28
Alright, so I need a new tank, the gray substance I thought was JB Weld was actually some semi-spongy tank lining stuff. And when I chipped off the bondo I found more holes that were filled with this gunk, and rust eating around them. Lost the camera, I will post pictures once it surfaces.

I found a good deal on an 01 tank I may pick up. If I dont like how it looks with my 91 seat bunched up on the tank, than I will just try and find a trade for a pre 01 tank, since I dont really want to have to replace my seat, plastics, and make mounts for the plastics...
If god intended us to drink beer, he would have given us stomachs.

PatheticPuma

Sorry for the lack of updates, but my project has been put on hold for several reasons:

1. 8.5 month pregnant wife has been showing signs of a near delivery of our first child.

2. My inability to find parts in my current price range

3. Full time engineer, and full time student...who has the time???
If god intended us to drink beer, he would have given us stomachs.

PatheticPuma

#30

Here is the tank, ready for primer.
Just going to pull the front fender so I can get everything ready and get to painting soon.
If god intended us to drink beer, he would have given us stomachs.

Higgins13

Quote from: PatheticPuma on November 10, 2012, 10:32:24 PM



I kinda like the look of that tank. Grey Camo design...You should do entire bike like that :P
2005 GS500F
Jardine RT-One Exhaust
K&N RU-2970 "Lunchbox" Air Filter
46T Rear Sprocket
Dynojet Kit - Stage One
NGK Iridium Spark Plugs
Flush Mount Turn Signals
Fender Eliminator
Underglow Kit
Blue LED Gauge
Blue LED Parking Light
Blue HID Kit
Carbon Fiber Tank Protector
1/4" White Rim Stripes

PatheticPuma

Quote from: Higgins13 on November 15, 2012, 09:48:28 AM
Quote from: PatheticPuma on November 10, 2012, 10:32:24 PM



I kinda like the look of that tank. Grey Camo design...You should do entire bike like that :P

Haa se me rolling down the street with spots of bondo, bare metal, and spots of the 3 previous paint colors.

I am sure I would turn heads, just not so much in the way I want to.
If god intended us to drink beer, he would have given us stomachs.

PatheticPuma

#33
Finally started tooling around a bit for the first time since my move. Between that and the newborn, I havent had much time for anything. I pulled apart the gas cap and cleaned/greased, since it was a little sticky (thanks to ben2go for their awesome how to), one of the fake bolts popped out from a rusted washer, and I cant find it, so I'll to find one of them somewhere.

Need to pull the carbs, in the hopes I find the time to pull the bowls and clean them up a bit/adjust the left float.

Got to get a room in my basement all cleaned, lined, vented, and ready to start painting in the next week or so.
If god intended us to drink beer, he would have given us stomachs.

jestercinti

Careful of fumes with your new child.

I was bike less for a year and a half when my son was born. No time for anything back then.

He's 4 now and plays with his toys a lot so I'm good now.
Bikeless and Broke at the moment...

PatheticPuma

#35
Quote from: jestercinti on January 14, 2013, 06:29:03 PM
Careful of fumes with your new child.

I was bike less for a year and a half when my son was born. No time for anything back then.

He's 4 now and plays with his toys a lot so I'm good now.

I was concerned about the fumes as well at first, but I'm rigging up a fan with a filter going out one of the basement windows. While the wife and baby are gone Ill test it out with a bug fogger. If no fumes or smoke in the house upstairs, I'd sure hope that it would hold back paint.
If god intended us to drink beer, he would have given us stomachs.

PatheticPuma

Has anybody on here installed clubman bars like the ones in the link below? I found a set locally that comes with some nice bar end mirrors. Just hoping to here some opinions on how they are on a gs500.

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/14/71/982/4917/ITEM/BikeMaster-Clubman-Handlebar.aspx?SiteID=Google_PLA982&WT.mc_ID=10012&esvt=0-GOUSC&esvadt=9-0-3886819-1&esvaid=30548&kw={keyword}&gclid=CL_kru7t7bQCFYpFMgodMnIABg
If god intended us to drink beer, he would have given us stomachs.

Zethioth

I remember reading before that someone went to try it but a few cables were too short and wouldn't reach... Don't take my word for that though.
2005 GS500F
Thread located Here.

PatheticPuma

#38
Quote from: Zethioth on January 16, 2013, 05:25:42 PM
I remember reading before that someone went to try it but a few cables were too short and wouldn't reach... Don't take my word for that though.

I see I found this picture showing clubmans on a gs, but I don't like the ones he has.


In all honesty I would MUCH prefer the 89 clipons, but this is a budget build and the prices I have seen are terrifying when on a budget haha.
If god intended us to drink beer, he would have given us stomachs.

PatheticPuma

Oh wow, went to the website for the above image:

http://cgi.stanford.edu/~sanjayd/gs500/Upgrades/Handlebars

looks like I will pick up those bars and give it a whirl. Worst case I dont use the bars, just the mirrors. Only $10 for the lot.
If god intended us to drink beer, he would have given us stomachs.

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