GS500PE..Purple Explorer

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

  1. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    I have been running hippo hands for 10 years,BUT I have ALWAYS had hand guards umder them.
    Here is whats under these on the GS500!!.
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    And here's what under the ones on the NCx.
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  2. JamesG

    JamesG Rabid Poster

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    It was a joke. Nice bikes.
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  3. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    April fools !!.
    Thanks brother !!


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  4. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    IT'S ALIVE !!

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  5. zig06

    zig06 Been here awhile

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    Good job!, where did you end up getting the hard bags from? I might have to do something like this to my old GS750.
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  6. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    I got them at Carry Cases Plus.
    They were around $50 each With free shipping. I have ammo cans on my 82 GS850.
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  7. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    The new front tires came today..YIPPEEE.
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  8. ben2go

    ben2go Moto Flunky

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    Need pics of those bad boys on the bike and any clearance issues.
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  9. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    There will be clearence issues,I will need to move the fender/fork brace up around 3/4"-1".


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  10. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    I got the tires mounted today.
    120/70 TKC front
    140/80 K60 rear
    Both went back on the bike with NO rubbing issues!!.

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  11. clapped_r6

    clapped_r6 The Spoad Warrior

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    nice build. i love mongrels like this.

    are those the stock steel bars? i've bent enough to suggest replacing them with something stronger before heading up into the sticks?
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  12. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    There steel but not stock.I would like to put alittle higher bars for my wife but the cables and brake line are not long enough.


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  13. ben2go

    ben2go Moto Flunky

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    Katana throttle cable is longer and first gen GSXR is longer.Longer brake lines can be had here.Just send a note letting George know how much length to add along with your old factory hose. http://katriders.com/vb/showthread.php?t=92494

    Thanks for posting up on the tires.I'm looking to run something similar on my Lite Tourer project.
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  14. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    Pat put on a SS front brake line on it when I bought it,and we put on the longest one he had.She likes the bars but higher ones would make it easier to stand up on.


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  15. clapped_r6

    clapped_r6 The Spoad Warrior

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    interesting. someday (when it'll be necessary) i want to run the tkc's on my sv650, and i also think i'll have to raise the front fender. your before and after pics don't really look like the knobby took up much more room.
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  16. gunnabuild1

    gunnabuild1 Been here awhile

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    Sorry if it was mentioned earlier.but is that seat stock?
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  17. bryantjt

    bryantjt Long timer

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    Very cool build! One thing I see is the quick release pins on the bags are pretty exposed and potentially inviting to shady characters. A quick way to help keep honest people honest would be to cross drill the pin and use a mini luggage lock on the end instead of the spring hoop. I use them on my soft bags all the time.

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    They won't stop a determined person but are a bit of peace of mind.
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  18. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    I already have 2 padlocks that replace the pins compleatly.Also the Kolpin fuel can is now locked on.


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  19. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    I can't really see any difference from stock tire to the TKC!!.I can still fit my fingers between the fender and the tire just like stock.


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  20. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    No,it's a Suzuki Gel seat that they used to make for this bike.


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