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Forum: Old's Cool 11-15-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 827
Posted By BiGR Rich
Aterry, I highly recommend looking into what it...

Aterry, I highly recommend looking into what it will take to run those carbs without the stock airbox. HerrDeacon knows what I'm talking about - that CrazyPJ guy has a great reputation for drilling...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-15-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 827
Posted By BiGR Rich
Search around on www.dotheton.com for a guy by...

Search around on www.dotheton.com for a guy by the name of CrazyPJ. He is a certified Honda tech, but knows more about the Honda 360's than anybody I've ever heard of.

Edit: it's been a long time...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-14-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 972
Posted By BiGR Rich
What a silly name for a motorcycle...... ...

What a silly name for a motorcycle......

Great bikes though! My friends joke that I've owned half of all GR's east of the Mississippi ......which having 3 at one time might actually be true.
Forum: Old's Cool 11-14-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,309
Posted By BiGR Rich
You might be surprised how inexpensive even the...

You might be surprised how inexpensive even the rubber parts might be. The carb boots and orings underneath could probably be replaced with GS500 stuff. And with some jetting changes, GS500 carbs...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-14-2014, 12:49 AM
Replies: 964
Views: 213,907
Posted By BiGR Rich
Here's my little guy when he was about a year...

Here's my little guy when he was about a year old:

http://i598.photobucket.com/albums/tt70/rmyers104/GS450%20S/PicsArt_1384223162406_zps7xqyzupc.jpg...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-14-2014, 12:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,507
Posted By BiGR Rich
And my GR650: ...

And my GR650:

http://i598.photobucket.com/albums/tt70/rmyers104/100_1171.jpg (http://s598.photobucket.com/user/rmyers104/media/100_1171.jpg.html)
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-14-2014, 12:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,507
Posted By BiGR Rich
Sorry for the goofy YouTube link - it's all my...

Sorry for the goofy YouTube link - it's all my phone is letting me do at the moment:

IMGP2768.MOV: http://youtu.be/ae8zaOXqRQw

If it doesn't work, search YouTube for "CL175 burnout".
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-13-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 20,680
Posted By BiGR Rich
Small update - got the mount welded to the frame...

Small update - got the mount welded to the frame for the steering stabilizer:

http://i598.photobucket.com/albums/tt70/rmyers104/Suzuki%20GR650%20rebuild/20141111_215613_zpsep5uigmj.jpg...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-07-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 35,063
Views: 8,743,028
Posted By BiGR Rich
I'm almost positive I know who that is...... if...

I'm almost positive I know who that is...... if it's the same guy he does not have a shop full crazy toys. A couple old bikes, a rad old Chevy stepside, son in the military, loving wife, and a...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-05-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 20,680
Posted By BiGR Rich
After all that, I checked the travel of the GSXR...

After all that, I checked the travel of the GSXR damper and it's way too short to be side mounted. Now I need to weld a mount to the front of the frame and it should be good to go:
...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-05-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 20,680
Posted By BiGR Rich
http://i598.photobucket.com/albums/tt70/rmyers104/...

http://i598.photobucket.com/albums/tt70/rmyers104/Suzuki%20GR650%20rebuild/20141105_010520_zpsbwwxbqxw.jpg...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-05-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 20,680
Posted By BiGR Rich
I plan on using a steering damper from a GSXR...

I plan on using a steering damper from a GSXR side mounted to the frame, but wanted to make sure it would clear the engine. So here is the process of getting the engine back in via pictures:
...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-05-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 20,680
Posted By BiGR Rich
Thanks James! I've been busy putting a new...

Thanks James!

I've been busy putting a new roof on my house so haven't had much time to work on the GR as much. But I added a mount for the rear brake reservoir, tube supports to the rear, and a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-30-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 35,063
Views: 8,743,028
Posted By BiGR Rich
Probably should be holding onto the steering...

Probably should be holding onto the steering wheel with both hands in that last pic. Hope he is ok, but I'm sure he learned a very expensive lesson.....
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-15-2014, 01:02 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 20,680
Posted By BiGR Rich
And the seat frame: ...

And the seat frame:

http://i598.photobucket.com/albums/tt70/rmyers104/Suzuki%20GR650%20rebuild/20141005_084906_zpshsbspguw.jpg...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-15-2014, 12:47 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 20,680
Posted By BiGR Rich
Now that the rearset plates are fitted up...

Now that the rearset plates are fitted up properly, it was time to make the seat frame removable :
...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-15-2014, 12:46 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 20,680
Posted By BiGR Rich
All mounting holes drilled out, and cut some...

All mounting holes drilled out, and cut some excess material out from the center area:

http://i598.photobucket.com/albums/tt70/rmyers104/Suzuki%20GR650%20rebuild/20141013_095324_zps8qy0bdxr.jpg...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-15-2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 20,680
Posted By BiGR Rich
2 of the 3 rearsets holes drilled, checking...

2 of the 3 rearsets holes drilled, checking fitment ......

http://i598.photobucket.com/albums/tt70/rmyers104/Suzuki%20GR650%20rebuild/20141002_224443_zpsmftgop8x.jpg...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-15-2014, 12:41 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 20,680
Posted By BiGR Rich
Generic shape cut out and 2 of the 3 mounting...

Generic shape cut out and 2 of the 3 mounting holes drilled:

http://i598.photobucket.com/albums/tt70/rmyers104/Suzuki%20GR650%20rebuild/20141002_214616_zpseno12hfr.jpg...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-15-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 20,680
Posted By BiGR Rich
Cardboard template: ...

Cardboard template:

http://i598.photobucket.com/albums/tt70/rmyers104/Suzuki%20GR650%20rebuild/20141001_225355_zpsqjv10ero.jpg...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-15-2014, 12:38 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 20,680
Posted By BiGR Rich
Aluminum came in. 12"*12"*1/4" thick: ...

Aluminum came in. 12"*12"*1/4" thick:

http://i598.photobucket.com/albums/tt70/rmyers104/Suzuki%20GR650%20rebuild/20141001_225334_zpssfc96pql.jpg...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-18-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 20,680
Posted By BiGR Rich
Thanks Tucker! I want a bike that will be able to...

Thanks Tucker! I want a bike that will be able to ride longer distances if need be. I've owned a 30 minute bike before (30 minutes before your wrists, hands, and butt were sore) and it was fun while...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-08-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 20,680
Posted By BiGR Rich
So I made the rough cuts for the headlights: ...

So I made the rough cuts for the headlights:

http://i598.photobucket.com/albums/tt70/rmyers104/Suzuki%20GR650%20rebuild/20140908_152516_zpsperbccst.jpg...
Forum: Europe 09-05-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 396
Posted By BiGR Rich
Stolen Honda motorcycle - Great Britain

Just spreading the word. Anybody on that side of the pond keep an eye out for this yellow / orange Honda (about halfway down the page in this link):
...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-03-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 20,680
Posted By BiGR Rich
Yep, the small crash bars. I have one set from a...

Yep, the small crash bars. I have one set from a different manufacturer, and those look better than what I have.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-02-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 20,680
Posted By BiGR Rich
Once I woke up this afternoon, I rolled the bike...

Once I woke up this afternoon, I rolled the bike outside for a decent picture:

http://i598.photobucket.com/albums/tt70/rmyers104/Suzuki%20GR650%20rebuild/20140902_170350_zpsrwg9nx7e.jpg...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-02-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 20,680
Posted By BiGR Rich
Bent up some new tubing, and welded it all...

Bent up some new tubing, and welded it all together, along with a rear loop

http://i598.photobucket.com/albums/tt70/rmyers104/Suzuki%20GR650%20rebuild/20140902_044948_zpsle8g1ea6.jpg...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-02-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 20,680
Posted By BiGR Rich
Here's what I've been working on so much...

Here's what I've been working on so much recently.... the seat frame. Just a reminder where it was stalled at:
...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-02-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 20,680
Posted By BiGR Rich
Time for an update! My ADVMonster Model 50 showed...

Time for an update! My ADVMonster Model 50 showed up:

http://i598.photobucket.com/albums/tt70/rmyers104/Suzuki%20GR650%20rebuild/20140830_221902_zpsy2ubnjr8.jpg...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-26-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 661
Posted By BiGR Rich
I'd listen to Mr Bwringer on this one. If you...

I'd listen to Mr Bwringer on this one. If you can't talk him down on the price, it's really not worth it.

That being said......there are plenty of people that have old GS parts laying around that...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-23-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 20,680
Posted By BiGR Rich
Looks to be in pretty decent shape Jfman. If you...

Looks to be in pretty decent shape Jfman. If you were closer, I'd try to get the motor off of you just as a spare. The case savers though - are they separate from the highway bars? Pm me pics if so...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-23-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,064
Posted By BiGR Rich
I've no experience personally, but I can tell you...

I've no experience personally, but I can tell you that fiberglass tanks eventually break down from gasoline. I guy I know made a fiberglass / kevlar tank for a cb550 and he would drain the gas from...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-22-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 396
Views: 153,623
Posted By BiGR Rich
You can try scrubbing off the top layers of dirt...

You can try scrubbing off the top layers of dirt and grime with Simple Green or something. Honestly though man, there are a LOT of little spaces that are easy to miss.

Great bike btw. The GS650 E...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-21-2014, 01:33 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 20,680
Posted By BiGR Rich
Good thinking VTwin! I've heard good things about...

Good thinking VTwin! I've heard good things about the VX800, but it's a pretty rare bike (so says an owner of a GR650.....).
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-20-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 20,680
Posted By BiGR Rich
The 18" rear I have is a spoke wheel. Stock GR650...

The 18" rear I have is a spoke wheel. Stock GR650 hub, spokes from a GT750 (reproduction from Thailand or wherever), and an aluminum 2.15"*18" rim.

For an 18" front mag wheel, your options are...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-18-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 20,680
Posted By BiGR Rich
Thanks VTwin! Good to have you along for the...

Thanks VTwin! Good to have you along for the ride. :beer

But Turtle, the easiest upgrade for the front end is from a GS850 G . I emphasize the "G" model because the GL model uses different forks &...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-18-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 20,680
Posted By BiGR Rich
Thanks! My GR is a very long term project. ...

Thanks! My GR is a very long term project.

Actually, the bone yard by me doesn't have very much. Are you a member on the GSResources yet? If something can be done to an old GS, it's probably been...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-18-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 396
Views: 153,623
Posted By BiGR Rich
Beatnic! Good to see you here bud. Hope you guys...

Beatnic! Good to see you here bud. Hope you guys had fun camping.

Here's my contribution to this thread - 1980 GS450 S:
...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-17-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 20,680
Posted By BiGR Rich
Okay, time for an update. I had somebody ask how...

Okay, time for an update. I had somebody ask how I know the rear wheel is in line with the front, so I thought I should add that here. First, a link that can explain it better than myself:
...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-17-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 20,680
Posted By BiGR Rich
The later Katana rear wheel does match the Bandit...

The later Katana rear wheel does match the Bandit front wheel I have now. I know my garage is kind of cluttered, so it's tough to see them in comparison. I went with the GS750 ES swingarm for a...
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