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Post  Biggie on Sat 25 Feb - 20:44

Here we go,

So as i told in the introduction, i bought my old gs750L back from the guy who i sold it to 10 years ago. My plan is to make a caferacer out of it. I recently bought a tank ande wire wheels from a GS750B and a spare engine (one of the valves of my engine needs replacement). I started on the tank:




As you can see, it was in a pretty bad shape...
So i started to strip the tank to see what i had to work with...



Lots of bad dents so it needed a little more work then bondo....






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Post  Biggie on Sat 25 Feb - 20:48

and to stay in the spirit of the old days, i used tin to smooth out the dents:




Just to finish off with bondo:






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Post  Biggie on Sat 25 Feb - 20:50

Got some extra bits and pieces for free!




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Post  Biggie on Sat 25 Feb - 20:56

polishing some engine parts to have some bling:



before:


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Post  Toecutter on Sun 26 Feb - 10:10

yay ! looking good, Nice work on the tank.

Im curious of what it will look like.

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Post  Biggie on Sun 26 Feb - 15:06

me too Wink lol

I'm still working on the color scheme, i saw a few bikes with the black & gold scheme and i like it so much! But i don't want to make a copy of another bike either...
I'll probably try to work with pinstripes and other effects, painted wired wheels and other small details to make it unique.
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Post  Biggie on Mon 27 Feb - 22:56

aaaah just got confirmation for the order of new spokes for the front and back rims :) Also the cap that goes over the fuelcap for my tank Very Happy
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Post  Toecutter on Tue 28 Feb - 8:47

Biggie wrote:aaaah just got confirmation for the order of new spokes for the front and back rims :) Also the cap that goes over the fuelcap for my tank Very Happy

good stuff!

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Post  Biggie on Tue 28 Feb - 22:24

did a little more sanding today on the tank, allmost ready to spray it in primer Very Happy
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Post  Toecutter on Fri 2 Mar - 22:43

Biggie wrote:did a little more sanding today on the tank, allmost ready to spray it in primer Very Happy

'canned' spray or airspray ?

i can only do 'can spray only' at the moment Very Happy

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Post  Biggie on Fri 2 Mar - 22:49

i do airspray! I work in a garage where we have a bodyshop so i use the cabin overthere to spray my parts Wink
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Post  Toecutter on Fri 2 Mar - 22:56

When you've got the tools at your disposal Twisted Evil

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Post  Biggie on Sat 3 Mar - 23:41

today i went to Brakel and bought myself a motorcycle bridge, what a pleasure! i just have to build myself a decent workbench and we're off to dismantle the old Bessie!
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Post  Toecutter on Tue 6 Mar - 8:52

Biggie wrote:today i went to Brakel and bought myself a motorcycle bridge, what a pleasure! i just have to build myself a decent workbench and we're off to dismantle the old Bessie!

Wich fabrikant you bought it from?

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Post  Biggie on Sat 10 Mar - 14:54

It's a Güde, bought it from a guy that trades mostly on internet. It's a little short but al my bikes go on it and it lifts them up like it should Wink
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Nice project

Post  Japanese teaser on Sat 24 Mar - 12:46

Allwas fun to see these old Suzuki being some caferacers,nice
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Post  Biggie on Sun 29 Jul - 20:46

It's been a while sins my last post, had other priority's to attend...

So i finally got my bike home! it's in a pittyfull state but she's getting the full makeover anyways... here are some pics!





I bought another block to use the top-end because the original top-end had a bended valve. Once the top-end is on and the bike finished, i can have some fun with the other top end Wink)))





Just 2 hours dismanteling the bike and allready a lot of stuff that won't be used again Very Happy



And here is the last pic:


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Post  TinTin on Mon 30 Jul - 10:29

always good to see that these '80 customs immediatly look much better if you take all the junk off
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Post  Biggie on Mon 30 Jul - 14:26

and it will stay off!! Twisted Evil
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Post  Biggie on Mon 30 Jul - 20:55

And we got a little further today!



The frame and two rims are going to the sandblaster tomorrow in Boom (Te Winkel Group), they can do it very fast apparently.

I've got new spokes for the rims, the rims will be painted black and the centers are polished (so tricolore wheels Laughing ).

Once the frame is back, it's comming with me to work so i can paint it there. i'll paint the rims at my place (por15).

More pics in a few days!
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Post  Toecutter on Tue 31 Jul - 22:22

Cool Biggie, im curious Cool

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Post  Biggie on Wed 1 Aug - 12:25

Me too!
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Post  Biggie on Thu 2 Aug - 14:33

Started to polish some stuff while i wait, bought myself a better polish-kit so it shines better





All the stuff that's polished and cleaned:



Still have to do the other fork:



Next time, i better wear a mask and some protection..... i look like a coalmine worker!



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Post  Toecutter on Thu 2 Aug - 14:41

Nice work on the polishing , haha you could go for one of those guys on discovery channel , coal miners ! Cool

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Post  Biggie on Sat 4 Aug - 14:31

apparently i forgot to put some pics up here from the finished tank!







It was a real nightmare to get that tank good, but at the end, it did!

Now it's shopping for a poly seat... not easy because i got something specific in mind. Not that it's that special but the size must be right. I found one at "motokouture" but it's kinda pricey... with the sadlle it come's at 260€ Sad

If anyone's got something to sell, let me know!
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