Lets see your Vintage Japanese Motos!

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by Kaptainkid1, Dec 9, 2015.

  1. bodine003

    bodine003 Long timer

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    GS-750.jpg GEEZER GLIDE.jpg Couple of GS-850's around here also.
  2. liberpolly

    liberpolly Nu, shoyn, nudnick!

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    Almost there, I set myself rule - one project at a time. Currently tackling the front sprocket. Cannot take the cover off - the screws are fused. No local hardware store has an impact driver, ordered one online. Waiting...
  3. ShOqUePoT

    ShOqUePoT GS Pot

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    Just because it took me so long to find out about these I'll ask: do you have a set of JIS screwdrivers? They help a lot.
  4. liberpolly

    liberpolly Nu, shoyn, nudnick!

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    Yes, ordered them on Amazon a while ago, screwdrivers and bits. Still torn off the screw head...
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  5. Rizingson

    Rizingson Vintage Rider

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  6. tom c

    tom c Teflon Tommy Supporter

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    Picked up the DelMar tag today on my 74 CB550:
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  7. PJay

    PJay Any bike, anywhere

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  8. BOOTLACE

    BOOTLACE Bikie Scum. Supporter

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    Goodonya! :1drink

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    Dunno. Guess I’d need to pull em off, and have a look if it really makes any difference? :scratch

    Well done old chap!

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  9. Rizingson

    Rizingson Vintage Rider

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    Those heads are on correctly. Same orientation as mine as well as seen in this ad by Suzuki. 14125615_146239625819314_7853094482969090616_o.jpg
  10. PJay

    PJay Any bike, anywhere

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    Yes, on the blue bike and the one in this ad - but see the black one in Bootlace's post that I was referring to.

    The fins and plug positions give it away.

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    It would make sense to me that the greater area of finning would be nearer the exhaust side (and fits Suzuki design practice of the time), even though aluminium alloy is said to have the advantage that it heats fairly uniformly and loses heat similarly regardless of the precise configuration of the casting.
  11. hank2

    hank2 n00b

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    1981 GS650G. "The oddball". Plain bearing shaftie.
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  12. JBSmith

    JBSmith Ink-stained wretch

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    Plain bearing--I never knew that. My 850G had a ball-bearing crank; I think all the other air-cooled two-valve fours did, too, though I'd not swear to it.

    The 650GS was underappreciated, IMO. The 850/1000/1100 shafties were just too damn big and heavy.
  13. hank2

    hank2 n00b

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    I just got the 650G late last year. It was the only 4 cylinder Suzuki with plain bearing bottom end. Way higher oil pressure, big pump. It was said to a direction that Suzuki was thinking about taking at the time. Strangely enough, the GS650E chain model had a roller bearing crank like the 550 with mostly the same head as a G model. They were real proud of the combustion chamber design on these 650's. It's a fun little porker with better mid range than 674cc should have.
  14. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    I tried finding one of those for a long time without success. Nice bike you have there.
  15. hank2

    hank2 n00b

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    Thanks. Been going through things with plenty do still do. Very rideable now. In my part of the world, they are scarce, although the "L" version of all the Suzi GS's are much more common. I've seen some outrageously well kept GS850GL bikes for less than $1k.
  16. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    I saw "L" models in my search. Never cared for those, even back when they were new.
    My dad had a GS850G 1980 model. Really nice bike. I worked at the dealership he bought it from. I did not make enough money to afford one.
  17. JBSmith

    JBSmith Ink-stained wretch

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    My 850G. (I forget the year, but it had points.) Nice bike, but even back when my knees worked it was too big and heavy.

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  18. Vikingtazz

    Vikingtazz Will ride for food.

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    two.jpg Here's my ride, a 1995 1100 cc Virago from Japan, The engine number and frame number starts with 4 PP and it's special. The first, second, third, and fourth gear has one more tooth, the fifth gear has two more teeth. That, on the other hand, makes my engine turn less RPM's when others are already in the red zone.
    I could never try my end speed, as Isaan is way too dangerous. The fastest was 175, but then came a U-turn and of course did the idi_t drive out and almost killed me.
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  20. RobbieO

    RobbieO Muskokatard

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    Fun, aren't they?

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