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GS850 "MadMax"

Post  GS850 on Sat 18 Feb - 16:20

here are some pics of the 1979 suzuki GS 850 that was given to me by a guy who got tired of it! didn't wanna go all out as this is my first bike-project, just wanted it to look badass and wanted to drive it ASAP!

just in!



strippin' what we won't be needin'...



bling!



seatcover too short and too narrow...





rejetting!



K&N!



Bridgestone BT45



the seat:



Millertime!



almost there:



synchro!



clipons:



caferacers don't leak oil, they mark territory!!






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Post  pasta-moto on Sat 18 Feb - 18:36

very nice bike. Do you protect gas tank from rost for some way after removing paint?
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Post  GS850 on Mon 20 Feb - 13:36

well, i'm still kinda looking for a solution to that problem... for now i'm just using some oil to keep it protected and also the bike doens't come out when it's raining :-) i've bought a clear coat paint with hardener but i would have to use a fine-grain sandpaper on the tank to make the clear coat stick so for now i'm just going with the unprotected polished steel-look :-)
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Post  Toecutter on Wed 22 Feb - 10:26

Nice looking bike man ,

i have never seen a synchro like that , does it work wih lights or something ?

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Post  GS850 on Wed 22 Feb - 12:21

Toecutter wrote:Nice looking bike man ,

i have never seen a synchro like that , does it work wih lights or something ?

not really, it uses metal rods that slide up and down in a plastic tube using the vacuum. works great!
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better picture, rearset ordered and on the way so i'll be driving a lot more comfortable soon!

Post  GS850 on Sat 30 Jun - 11:49

better picture, rearset ordered and on the way so i'll be driving a lot more comfortable soon!

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Post  Toecutter on Sat 30 Jun - 13:38

Raw power ! i like this one alot, not too much stuff on the bike Cool


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Post  GS850 on Sat 30 Jun - 18:15

Toecutter wrote:Raw power ! i like this one alot, not too much stuff on the bike Cool


less is more!!

but about that power... when i had it, it was driving solid, but after placing the K&N's and gutting the exhaust, it wasn't runnin so smooth... i put new jets, 1 size bigger, got me a synchro device and with a little fidling here and there it's running now, but when i open the throttle, on high rpm it's struggling... i'm gonna do a spark-colour test soon, see what's up and also, on idle it seems to linger in higher rpm's a bit before it goes down to the normal idle rpm, but i learned now that's probably because there's a vacuum leak somewhere...
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Post  number8wire on Sun 1 Jul - 15:48

Have you replaced the o-rings on your inlet manifolds? I found a guy on the gsresources selling o-ring kits for next to nothing.. he mails them to you from the states in neatly labelled and organised little envelopes. He also sells o-ring kits for your carbs (made from vitrile). Once I had rebuilt my carbs,replaced the airbox with k& n pods and put on a 4 into 1 exhaust on my 78 gs750 I also had issues with tuning. I ended up getting the bike tuned properly on a dyno.. worth the money as it now produces more horse power than when it rolled off of the production line! Twisted Evil
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Post  GS850 on Sun 1 Jul - 16:37

[quote="number8wire"]Have you replaced the o-rings on your inlet manifolds? I found a guy on the gsresources selling o-ring kits for next to nothing.. he mails them to you from the states in neatly labelled and organised little envelopes. He also sells o-ring kits for your carbs (made from vitrile). Once I had rebuilt my carbs,replaced the airbox with k& n pods and put on a 4 into 1 exhaust on my 78 gs750 I also had issues with tuning. I ended up getting the bike tuned properly on a dyno.. worth the money as it now produces more horse power than when it rolled off of the production line!

well, when i just got the bike i went to a shop with it, those guys changed the manifolds but i don't know if they changed the o-rings... i'm gonna check! thx
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