The Gus bus

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by FR700, Sep 3, 2013.

  1. Strong Bad

    Strong Bad World's Foremost Authority

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    Aahh Stainless, as a young lad it was my specialty for a couple of years. Warpage and learning how to control it can take a while to learn. I used to have to weld SS fume/grease hoods made out of 32 gauge SS. With that uber thin material you would have to tack every 1/8th of an inch to keep it from warping. After tacking you would fusion weld (no rod) the seam. The worst thing about stainless is getting little slivers in your fingers. Its almost like glass slivers as they won't fester and work their way out on their own. I love Stainless Steel!
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  2. FR700

    FR700 Heckler ™©®

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    Too late!!! They're at it again!


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  3. FR700

    FR700 Heckler ™©®

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    Doh!, change of plan.

    Houston we have motor-vation! Yes, it's a complete motorcycle.



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  4. High Octane

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    Kawasaki?
  5. FR700

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    Korrect.
  6. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer

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    Funny that. I've been eyeing a cosmetically challenged Versys that's low miles and $1500 on Craigslist.
  7. FR700

    FR700 Heckler ™©®

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    2014 ER6n. This one has 13,000 KM (8,000 miles). Even with the complete near new DRZ front end we're well under that price.
  8. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer

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    Front shunt ? If not , why so cheap ?
    Anyway ER-6 gets the "Cop Motor ".
  9. davebig

    davebig Another Angry Hun !

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    What are you after ? The rest of us are waiting for the Sportster, we're all old !
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  10. High Octane

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    Cool. Gonna be similar to my old JDRocker rig. I should have kept that one. Mine had the cop motor!
  11. FR700

    FR700 Heckler ™©®

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    Young fella.
    He flopped it on its side. Very low speed.
    We ran the #'s, everything is legit/kosher. Easy enough for the leprechauns to repair. For the young fella, not so much.


    Settle down, gramps, this one isn't for me. All I did was find everything for a mate. We got to the DRZ' forks before the bike. Strike while the iron's hot, kinda thing :lol3



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  12. Ol'NumNuts

    Ol'NumNuts A Bloke and his Akita- Flynn

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    Whoa there Nelly.... WTF.....

    Hmmmmm, Aaaaaaagh..... Uhum....

    Well, I wasn't expecting to see.... THAT..... *cough*

    Well, it is.... yes,.... it.... is....
    it is a very nice colour....

    So, looks like a weapon.... Can't wait to see what you do with.... THAT.....
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  13. FR700

    FR700 Heckler ™©®

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    Eggzackery.

    Soon as we got it off the ute the spanners came out and parts started falling off it so we could see what would be needed for a sub frame.

    Verdict? Piece of piss/too easy. It'll be easier than yours was.


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  14. FR700

    FR700 Heckler ™©®

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    Once upon a time there lived a widdle gween Kawasaki. So widdle in fact that it had only traipsed a mere 13,764 km (8,552 miles) from its original birthplace. It loved to frolic in the warm temperate hinterland hills of its adopted home. "Oh what joy" , said the widdle kwaka as it scootered 'round numerous corners. All the while its exhaust bellowed its forthcoming arrival. See, it was a thoughtful widdle kwaka and didn't wish to startle the lesser motorcycles that it may meet.



    Then one fine day in the middle of the night it met 16 drunken leprechauns that gave it a fright!!! And that's where the story pretty much turns to shit for the kwaka :nod



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    Alas, so begins a new chapter of sordid debauchery for the widdle kwaka. Although, I must say it's taken to this new way of life quite well. So well in fact that it seemed almost eager to shed its outer garments. Hussy.



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  15. FR700

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    Leprechauns straightened everything, so all's cool again. Speaking of cool, word on the street is that the radiator is gonna live on the sidecar. We'll look for a suitable, common as fleas on a stray dog, automotive unit.

    Thinking that Bear should seriously consider making some new headers and a matching muffler to get it away from the ground and a tad higher for water crossings. Extra clearance for the 21" front hoop wouldn't go astray either.



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  16. THEAPE

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    Alas, so begins a new chapter of sordid debauchery for the widdle kwaka. Although, I must say it's taken to this new way of life quite well. So well in fact that it seemed almost eager to shed its outer garments. Hussy.



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    I am waiting to see how the suspenders are dealt with, whether they can go an as quick as they are removed. Always seems to take longer to line everything up again when reinstalling particularly if thrown down in a hurry in a tangled mess on the floor. Just an observation.
  17. FR700

    FR700 Heckler ™©®

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    I'm just following in the footsteps of Giants :deal


    Forks are just a simple matter of using Veresy triples trees (larger bore size) and machining 2 collars for the lower. The rear is just a shock swap away.


    jdrocks has already pioneered the way, so it's very simple.

    http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/v649hp-kawasakis-new-gravel-runner.644390/

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    High Octane based his outfit along similar lines. They just happened to use earlier models, so it's not exactly like I'm breaking new ground with this build.

    http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/my-motohack-always-needs-something.1078758/

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  18. High Octane

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    Don't be sawing your sidecar in two now. Make it wide enough the first time.
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  19. brstar

    brstar Been here awhile

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    Nah Luke only does that when he scraps and starts again.
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  20. kshansen

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    Either that or trade dog in on a smaller breed!