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Old 11-11-2010, 08:14 AM   #481
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Question GS500 Jetting

Hi, my first post and Iím after some advice on jetting a GS500. The bike is still work in progress, though, I spend more time riding it than progressing with the build; just too enjoyable. Hence the dirty state of it; I use it regularly riding to and from work.

My problem is that Iíve got to get rid of the airbox to fit a longer rear shock (itís currently still got the stock shock, but with shorter links). That means fitting a K&N RU-2970 air filter. Can anyone advise the jetting for the RU-2970 air filter with a Motad Nexxus exhaust system. Currently the carburettors are stock and the engine is running ok with just a minor flat spot when you accelerate hard.

As I said, itís still work in progress, so the next job is moving the footrests forward and sorting out a linkage for the gear lever and foot brake.













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Old 11-11-2010, 08:58 AM   #482
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Eek

At last. got the photos uploaded.
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Old 11-11-2010, 09:07 AM   #483
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It's a converted Honda 919!


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Old 11-13-2010, 04:37 AM   #484
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Hi,
I am relatively new to this forum and live near to Hannover, Germany.

I want to present my personal selfmade dual-purpose bike. It is based on an MZ 1000 ST. I was able to by a motorcycle which had an accident.
Together with my dealer we build thid bike.

Before


And after (here on top of the Trollstiegen in Norway)


Or somewhere in Croatia


More detail you can find on my homepage.

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That first photo is a great lookin bike!!! I couldnt have hacked it!
but you've come up with a good bike in the second photos
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Old 11-13-2010, 12:57 PM   #485
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Hi FarKurnell,

don't worry, somebody else did it.
My dealer was able to by a cheap crashed bike directly from the MZ company with low kilometers. Then we started the convertion.

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Old 11-21-2010, 06:30 PM   #486
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In California it was plated in 2007. One of the last?
30 years as a dirt bike, out dated, I just wasn't starting it up enough.



Steel tamk for magnetic tank bag,
(and cause I don't want to wreck the other one)
Trailblazer 250 style lights grab bar and fender.
Bates style clamp on mirror
cheng shin tires and sun rims
I've got about 7,000 on her now.
Tired of frying and vibrating that right rear signal.
They're coming off for good soon...no signals




Here's a youtube link to it scrambleing on forest roads.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBUGajWPdcw lost trail 2




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dKtT73AIFo lost trail 1


No comparison to what others have done on this thread but, in need of DS, on a budget, parts already on hand...hell ya!
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Old 11-21-2010, 07:28 PM   #487
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So . . .
Fill us in on the suspension mods. What did you do with the front end and how does is handle?
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Old 11-22-2010, 06:39 AM   #488
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Handling

The front forks, clamps, brake and wheel are DR650. A new stem was machined for the bottom yoke to be compatible with the GS500 steering head.

Rear suspension is standard except for shorter links to raise the seat height and give a steering rake (caster) of 60 deg. Rear wheel is DR650 also.

Wheelbase is 1475 mm (58 in.)

Handling on tarmac is very good. The bike is stable and predictable on straights and bends. No wheel shimmy, or pattering up and down on the road surface. Always good adhesion on the tarmac. I ride with the local group of The Institute of Advanced Motorcyclists and can keep up easily on back roads and major roads. The only time I'll get left behind is on acceleration because there's no way a 500cc is going to keep up with bikes of 600cc and more on a straight line acceleration.

Off road handling is ok on dry gravel and dirt. The limiting factor at the moment is the foot pegs which are too far back to stand-up on the pegs. The weight distribution is all wrong, so that is next on the 'to do' list.
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Old 11-22-2010, 07:24 AM   #489
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Thanks for responding. Is there any interference between the DR650 triples and the frame limiting turning radius? Also, is the seat height still manageable? Keep up the good work, it looks like a fun bike.
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Old 11-22-2010, 10:31 AM   #490
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Turning

There's no problem with the turning radius. The DR650 bottom triple stops against the frame, giving a bigger lock to lock angle than the standard GS, but still leaving sufficient clearance between your hands and the fuel tank.

The seat height is great for me. My inside leg is 30 in. and I can plant one foot flat on the ground.

From my experience, it is more comfortable to ride than the standard GS500 and handles better.
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Old 11-28-2010, 02:09 PM   #491
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Another after riding the river trails today!

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Old 12-02-2010, 02:12 AM   #492
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Another after riding the river trails today!

I've put some seat time on a 636. That puppy is VIOLENT!! Can't imagine taking it off anything but street/track.

Gnarly stuff.
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Old 12-11-2010, 01:41 PM   #493
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Would like to hear a little more about what you've done to this bike. Looks very good!


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Hey, this KLE actually fits in this thread!! I've been told over and over by many experts that the KLE is NOT an adventure bike, and it is NOT a dual sport bike. So it's actually a "sport tourer" and I've "converted" it to a dual sport, rides damn fine in the rocky hills.

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Old 12-12-2010, 11:08 AM   #494
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Hi, my first post and Iím after some advice on jetting a GS500. The bike is still work in progress, though, I spend more time riding it than progressing with the build; just too enjoyable. Hence the dirty state of it; I use it regularly riding to and from work.

My problem is that Iíve got to get rid of the airbox to fit a longer rear shock (itís currently still got the stock shock, but with shorter links). That means fitting a K&N RU-2970 air filter. Can anyone advise the jetting for the RU-2970 air filter with a Motad Nexxus exhaust system. Currently the carburettors are stock and the engine is running ok with just a minor flat spot when you accelerate hard.

As I said, itís still work in progress, so the next job is moving the footrests forward and sorting out a linkage for the gear lever and foot brake.







I like it!

Although, I can't help but think about pumper carbs and dual mufflers routed next to the motor instead of underneath.
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Old 12-13-2010, 06:04 AM   #495
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Regards the pumper carbs, aside from the time taken in setting up carbs correctly and I'm no expert, the other problem is getting road traffic insurance here in the UK. As soon as you carry out any modification to a bike, your insurance company will want to know what that mod is. Depending on the mod, your insurance payment can increase, or they may even refuse to cover you. The mods that'll give you the most grief are those to the engine and carburetters, so I'm keen to keep these components standard. The mods I've done already have given me enough trouble from the insurance point of view.

On the exhaust side, I did contemplate having an upswept exhaut, but inside the frame doesn't give you enough room near the air box and I'd end up with some cumbersome heat shield to avoid burning my legs. As it is, I can always fabricate a bash plate to protect the header pipes and the ground clearance is adequate for most my off road situations.
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