'93 GS500 Baby-Adv build

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by valvesprung, Dec 28, 2013.

  1. valvesprung

    valvesprung Adventurer

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    Most guys that seem to do a little Adv conversion on the GS500's keep the stock fender and just raise it. The higher fender givers better visual balance for the look I'm after (to my eye anyway).

    I just couln't help myself and I threw the front wheel on for a quick mock up :)

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  2. GI_JO_NATHAN

    GI_JO_NATHAN Long timer

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    Any plans for a high-mount exhaust/scrambler?
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  3. valvesprung

    valvesprung Adventurer

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    It'll have twin high mount dirt bike style mufflers. Going to use the stock headpipes and route them up behind the foot controls. Just can't see a way to route full on scrambler pipes to look right with the frame and engine design.

    Should look pretty clean and cool.
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  4. FTL900

    FTL900 White and nerdy

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    It looks like an entirely different bike already... like it's got attitude!
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  5. bogieboy

    bogieboy Been here awhile

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    That thing looks sick... Any plans on a rear fairing/fender ala dirtbike-esqe? Backend seems a bit stark to me.... But still looks real good...
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  6. GI_JO_NATHAN

    GI_JO_NATHAN Long timer

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    Yeah that's kinda what I was thinking.
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  7. valvesprung

    valvesprung Adventurer

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    The rear subframe will be built in such a way that it will finish the whole thing off, that combined with the high mount pipes and tail light should bright it back together. I do also have a rear fender/plate holder from an FZ-1 that would move the plate and blinkers down and out about 12" from the seat base, not sure if I'll use it yet.
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  8. valvesprung

    valvesprung Adventurer

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    My goal was to definitely still keep a bit of the street bruiser look as well :)
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  9. zig06

    zig06 Been here awhile

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    Ok, this is starting to look pretty cool ~ I'm subscribing. :clap
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  10. valvesprung

    valvesprung Adventurer

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  11. PhiSig1071

    PhiSig1071 What's ******width?

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    Careful, or you'll end up with a set of SV forks in the corner of the garage collecting dust.
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  12. valvesprung

    valvesprung Adventurer

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    Haha...yeah that won't happen :) need the height and this wheel doesn't actually "fit"
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  13. ben2go

    ben2go Moto Flunky

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    That looks like a Buell fly screen.
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  14. valvesprung

    valvesprung Adventurer

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    Yup, bought it a little while back, before I even had the bike to attach it to. I got it for less than $40 shipped and considering what most are listed on EBay for, I jumped on it!
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  15. zig06

    zig06 Been here awhile

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    Looking good so far. Are you thinking about designing an exhaust system similar to Marc Coma's Dakar KTM used this year? If I ever get my hands on a GS500 this is the direction that I would take.

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  16. valvesprung

    valvesprung Adventurer

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    It'll be more like this Street Triple, but the cans are a bit smaller:

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  17. valvesprung

    valvesprung Adventurer

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    Got a new rear fender thanks to my buddies FZ1...though it needed some serious slimming down. Should look pretty rad between the mufflers, and will give some much needed rain coverage.

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    Torn down and slightly trimmed:
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    Boom!
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    Not the right plate, but you get the idea:
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    The bike's officially at my buddy's place and ready for chopping!
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  18. PhiSig1071

    PhiSig1071 What's ******width?

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    I can see the conversation now:

    *walks into Starbucks*

    "Hey! Is that your BMW GS outside? Nice bike!"

    "Thanks, I see you're carrying a helmet, what do you ride?"

    "I've got a GS Adventure! It's parked right next to yours, want to see it?"
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  19. valvesprung

    valvesprung Adventurer

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    This should look pretty cool once the frame rails, grab handle, and mufflers are part of the equation. Should also help keep the rain and muck off of my back :)

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  20. Hendragster

    Hendragster T-Dubber

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    Very cool build. You're building a bike Suzuki should make looks a lot cooler than stock! You just made me wanna get a cheap ass GS500 and build my own. Subscribed! :freaky
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