GS500PE..Purple Explorer

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by NortwestRider, Oct 21, 2012.

  1. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    Got alot done today,I got the hand guards done,the fairing done and mounted and the voltmeter installed.I have to wire it in but otherwise it's done.
    Next weekend I will build the rack/mounts for the Seahorse 720 cases.
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  2. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    I built the saddle bag mounts/racks today.Turned out good,I just need to figure out the quick disconect for the bags ( my wife wants to be able to carry them inside).
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  3. ben2go

    ben2go Moto Flunky

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    That rack system is over built.Should be able to carry a few extra people around on that.:D
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  4. ohgood

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    "the thread of awesome" can't handle this level of kickassness !

    great build, sub'd, thank you !!!
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  5. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    We are heading up the Dalton to Deadhorse..nuff said !! Hehehe.


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  6. ben2go

    ben2go Moto Flunky

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    Yep.That rack is sure to hold.
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  7. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    This is the 3rd rack system I have built and all are still holding strong !!.


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  8. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    Got the rack done today.It took awhile to figure out how to make the bags detachable but I got it.
    All thats left is to bolt up the rack and weld on the hwy pegs to the crash bars and then it's road ready.
    I will be mounting up the TKC80's around the 1st of June.
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  9. zig06

    zig06 Been here awhile

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    Excellent job on the rack! :bow So often "home made" equals "cobbled", but not this one.
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  10. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    This is the 3rd set I have made,I learned from my mistakes !!.hehe


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  11. jsalman93

    jsalman93 Been here awhile

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    Hi. I recently got a 1992 gs500e as a project, but I'm trying to trace and electrical issue to the solenoid and starter, but have no idea where they are. Can you please help me out with this, the manual isn't very helpful.
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  12. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    Go over to the GSTwins site,they are ALL GS500 ALL the time!!.
    EVERYTHING you ever wanted to know about the GS500 is there !!.


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  13. jsalman93

    jsalman93 Been here awhile

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    Good to know, I'll check it out. Thanks :D
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  14. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    Here's the finished rack and bags.
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    And the relocated turn signals,I will seal them up with silicone after I wire them back up.
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  15. JamesG

    JamesG Rabid Poster

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    Clutch lever safety switch?
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  16. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    You can put a jumper betweem the the 2 wires to test it.


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  17. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    Here's the rack without the bags.
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    And the mitts for the cold north slope rain!!!.
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  18. JamesG

    JamesG Rabid Poster

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    Careful! You'll warp your rotor with those things! :D
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  19. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    With what things ????????.


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  20. JamesG

    JamesG Rabid Poster

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    You will have to venture down into the basement to find out.
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