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Re: Suzuki Gs 550

Post  Dave on Tue 31 Mar - 22:10

Ok, a short update what has been happening with my bike;

the battery allways goes dead; so I

changed the rectifier (gelijkrichter)
the wiring (kabelboom)
the bobines
the vise platinees

still; no way josÚ

so I bought a second bike wich I am picking up tomorrow (for parts), I need a new rotor.
then I can finally install my new clip ons (tomaselli, original from a Yamaha R1), change the color.
I'm going for black, mat with some satin varnish. Change the cockpit. (just a small one)
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Re: Suzuki Gs 550

Post  Toecutter on Wed 1 Apr - 20:22

Dave it doesnt go well with your Suzuki man this is a pitty...eventually the bike will be ready in a jiffy and you got another bike for parts ! cheers

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Re: Suzuki Gs 550

Post  Dave on Wed 1 Apr - 21:16

Ok, I bought an engine (not a motorcycle) for parts. It is a Suzuki gs 550 says the owner. It is darkblack, and the carbs don't fit my carbs. The engine reads 579ccm. Is it some special block maybe? Anyone? Heeeeeeeelpppppppp



The main question is; can I use the rotor of this engine for my Suzuki gs 550 d. Or I bought it for nothing....
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Re: Suzuki Gs 550

Post  Crazy Cavan on Wed 1 Apr - 21:49

Dave wrote:




hey, i've got th same ass on my ugly honda cm400 Very Happy

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Post  Toecutter on Wed 1 Apr - 21:59

That is the original tail of the Suzi , one can make a nice "ass" out of it

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Re: Suzuki Gs 550

Post  marc on Thu 2 Apr - 9:50

Familiar seat! Cool


Nice colour, not one you see often!!!
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Post  Dave on Thu 2 Apr - 16:42

I know but the problem is that the previous owner painted it that way, so I went out to buy the same kind of paint to "refresh" some parts, now turns out he didn't put varnish on it so the paint is peeling off. So I have to redo it; Maybe now I will go for black, however, I kind of like having an odd colour bike.
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Re: Suzuki Gs 550

Post  Dave on Wed 22 Jul - 21:34

quick update;

Today I changed my dynamorotor, thanks to the help of a very friendly guy it's finally fixed, friday my new oil seal arrives. Then I will be able to check if it's really fixed and finally start working on the rest of the bike, after the mechanical part I'm starting with sandblasting the gastank, side covers and tail. Thanx to the previous owner and some hot, moist weather, the paint is starting to "blister". So it has to come totally off. I'm dropping the light blue, sort of got bored with it allready. Think I'm going with a metallic black with some gold touches, paintjob is quite expensive so it wil be stickers
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Just bought a house and trying do keep the costs down
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Post  Toecutter on Thu 23 Jul - 18:35

Dave wrote:quick update;

Today I changed my dynamorotor, thanks to the help of a very friendly guy it's finally fixed, friday my new oil seal arrives. Then I will be able to check if it's really fixed and finally start working on the rest of the bike, after the mechanical part I'm starting with sandblasting the gastank, side covers and tail. Thanx to the previous owner and some hot, moist weather, the paint is starting to "blister". So it has to come totally off. I'm dropping the light blue, sort of got bored with it allready. Think I'm going with a metallic black with some gold touches, paintjob is quite expensive so it wil be stickers
Embarassed
Just bought a house and trying do keep the costs down

That is good news indeed. Bikers season is far from over so you will enjoy riding this summer Very Happy Btw , i know what you mean with buying a house , i just closed the deal with the bank for the mortgage. cheers

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Re: Suzuki Gs 550

Post  kornfed on Thu 23 Jul - 20:18

I saw your seat somewhere and gave a picture to the man who had to do my seat. Said to him if it could look like this I would be much apllied.

See the result below and thanks..
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Re: Suzuki Gs 550

Post  Dave on Thu 23 Jul - 21:21

Nicely done, the good thing about my seat is that it is quite thick so I'm still able to ride longer distances. Looks mean with that green
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Post  Dave on Sun 2 Aug - 0:39

Ok, here are some pictures, I changed the color (bad paintjob), worked a bit more on the engine
halfway the sanding



First I've fixed the interior of the engine, now the exterior is gonna come



I've changed the wiring



and it's starting to come together







next week I'm gonna install these tomaselli clip ons I have, came from a brand new yamaha r1. I've got another carburator wich has to be polished first, gonna chop the end of my bike off (the ducati monsters' rear). I liked it first, but changed my mind. on the gastank I have these metallic black flag stickers, I'm thinking about changin g them, I want the japanese rising sun instead. I see all these norton guys with the union jack and thought"why doesn't anyone have the rising sun?"

Yep, I'm proud of my jap bike
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Post  kornfed on Sun 2 Aug - 1:05

I placed one on my batterie and on my helmet.
It┤s a japanese navy war flag
place some pics soon.
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Re: Suzuki Gs 550

Post  gitarsolo on Sun 2 Aug - 1:55

Hi dave,
Awesome project and welldone jobs on the seat.
I plan to do my gs project in future after compleate my YAH project.
Bye have a nice weekend
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Post  robrffr on Sun 2 Aug - 11:07

Love the paintjob, not sure about that tray behind the rearlight, I'd lose that!!
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Post  Toecutter on Sun 2 Aug - 11:41

Hey Dave great work man, good idea of the Japanese rising sun. I just love the black tank and seat , works fine witht the chekered stripes. Indeed the tray behind isnt a good option.

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Re: Suzuki Gs 550

Post  Dave on Sun 6 Sep - 21:09

So I've have been busy, sorted out my carbs (have to replace them someday), trying to fix the problem why I keep losing oil through my left exhaust. Still not fixed but it runs . Very Happy

Here are some pictures, from the way it started long ago till how it's now





then I started working







after a lot of cursing and swearing , and after buying clip ons and a tomaselli steer I said bollocks to it and made my own aluminium; the only one where I can fit my cockpit in between my msteer

so now I just have to do a bit of fine tuning, tomorrow I'm driving to work and back (200 km, see if I make it
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Post  Gss on Mon 7 Sep - 17:45

Looks good to me Very Happy Good luck with the trip tomorrow !
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Post  Toecutter on Mon 7 Sep - 18:31

Did you make it ?

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Re: Suzuki Gs 550

Post  Dave on Mon 7 Sep - 21:56

almost not, I'm afraid the roads between Bergen-op-zoom en Zichem are covered with 15w40 oil, about a liter did my bike spit out, after a while it was so covered with oil on the left side (where the stator-rotor is) and the oil went apparently in my gearbox so I couldn't get out of fifth gear anymore wish is ok on the highway (but try starting on a crosspoint in fifth). So bollocks to it, I'll look later at it, but I like the way my bike looks right now (just don't look underneath it Crying or Very sad -
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Re: Suzuki Gs 550

Post  marc on Mon 7 Sep - 22:47

Nice, i really like the raw used look :cool:

Especcialy the seat!!! GREAT
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Post  Toecutter on Tue 8 Sep - 21:00

Ah damn shame shes spitting oil, one of the gaskets prolly.

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