Desert beater

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by Samtech79, Jan 7, 2017.

  1. tHEtREV

    tHEtREV Encouragement award recipient. tEAM iDIOT.

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    What about the 'bars, you willing to part with them?:lol3
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  2. Samtech79

    Samtech79 Two wheeled lunatic

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    Tell ya what. $50 and I'll even bend the other side and rattle can them flat black. All your Cafe racer buddies at Starbucks will literally line up to suck your... or I can just toss'em out. I'm mean if you don't like blow jobs...
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  3. Samtech79

    Samtech79 Two wheeled lunatic

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    :jump
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  4. flinders_72

    flinders_72 Long timer

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    Very similar to the bent bars on my RZ...
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  5. Samtech79

    Samtech79 Two wheeled lunatic

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    Ha! So I go over to a buddies house in Texas (Currently working there) and while he's showing me the barn find stash of the century (like dozens of chevelles and impalas) there's a newer GS500F sitting under a covered work shed... I ask if I can have it, he smiles and said "take anything you like".
    We're gutting the engine and harness out tomorrow and shipping it to my shop. The bike took a shot to the front end and nobody cared much to fix it so it sat for a few years. Still runs though and a whole lot better than mine.
    This build is gonna be a mint! All the pieces and lucky finds are all coming together! Can't wait to start building. I'm so excited my piss is fizzy!
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  6. Samtech79

    Samtech79 Two wheeled lunatic

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    Ask and yee shall receive!
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    Big crusty box with an even crustier freebie engine showed up today.
    Thanks Trinity!!!
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  7. Scutty

    Scutty Been here awhile

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    Oooo air-cooled, how retro of you Levi!
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  8. a100man

    a100man Adventurer

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    That made me laugh.. a lot.. and I'm a miserable f*cker. Trying a less ambitious GS500 DR650 mix-up myself as it goes.
    Cheers
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  9. pennswoodsed

    pennswoodsed lizards,bugs and me

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    The hive wish to see .....
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  10. a100man

    a100man Adventurer

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    Soon I hope. I need to get my welder working (wire feed playing up) to weld up a steering stop on the GS headstock.. I also have a couple of concerns regarding the GS stem in the DR bottom yoke/tree (see my other post). Oh yes and the motor rattles just off idle and the carbs are spewing fuel. I'm hoping that's just cam end-play and stuck float needles...
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  11. a100man

    a100man Adventurer

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    Heres a quick pic of mine but I'll try not to hijack this thread..
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    too much! Starting point was 250 quid 'beater'rebuilt DR caliper with SS pistons and fitted new speedo cable, made bracket for instruments, stem swap with GS500 (may need re-work..) Tomasselli light brackets from a breaker SV650 rear shock boauht and ready for swap.. new Mitas E07 for rear I think..
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  12. Samtech79

    Samtech79 Two wheeled lunatic

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    Soon my minions. Soon!

    Got some minor repair work to do to the CRF500L and some engine machining on my van... then the fun starts! Two weeks!
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  13. Samtech79

    Samtech79 Two wheeled lunatic

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    Let the games begin!
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  14. Lesharoturbo

    Lesharoturbo Nerdly Adventurer

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  15. Samtech79

    Samtech79 Two wheeled lunatic

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    We've had this jig kit for like a year so I finally got off my ass and went and bought the steel to assemblen it today.
    I'm pretty impressed with the kit. Thing is really very stouht. Gonna be making some fiddly bits and doodads to locate the suspension mounts. I'll start building a frame after that.
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  16. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    Who makes the jig kit? Rotisserie is a nice feature.
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  17. Samtech79

    Samtech79 Two wheeled lunatic

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    It's a Chop Source kit.
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  18. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer

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    i spy piston port and case reed derbi motors.
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  19. Samtech79

    Samtech79 Two wheeled lunatic

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    Of course you do. This is Motomatic after all. :jump
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  20. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer

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    Tell Nate Colby says whats up.
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