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Re: Project Bike: 81 GS650GL

Postby Bigshankhank » Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:56 pm

red wrote:Managed to track down a PDF copy of the Haynes service manual. I'm happy to report the valve adjustment is done via good ol' fashioned screw/nut adjusters but a service interval of 8k.
That's still better than most Ducatis!

Insurance is a bit more than my XJ but you pay a premium for high performance. :lol:

The real question is, do I start yet another bike thread or do I just keep growing inside this one, like a parasite?


Keep this one going, I’m good. DerG might be able to re-title it if necessary.
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Re: Project Bike: 81 GS650GL

Postby red » Tue Jan 01, 2019 2:24 pm

I'll keep it here just for you!
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Re: Project Bike: 81 GS650GL

Postby red » Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:51 am

I got a few moments to dig through the pile of junk.

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Found a set of new brake pads, fork seals and two Harbor Fright halogen lights. Not sure if I'll use them but they're free!

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Thankfully, the passenger peg mounts and some of the
tail section are there, along with the battery box. It looks like mounting the radiator and oil cooler shouldn't be much of an issue. I have
some rough ideas sketched up in Google Keep.
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Re: Project Bike: 81 GS650GL

Postby Skkot » Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:04 am

What an excellent project; so much potential! Congratulations, you are overdue and I look forward to meeting her.
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Re: Project Bike: 81 GS650GL

Postby red » Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:14 am

Skkot wrote:What an excellent project; so much potential! Congratulations, you are overdue and I look forward to meeting her.



Thank you sir! My riding time may be slim but at least I'll have something in the garage ready to go. It's way too early to even ponder the idea of attending DoOM but I'd love to be there and let you all take her for a rip around.

I'm currently planning on building an office in my garage. It has to have enough space so I can fit my work station and the bike in there. That way I can work through the cold months in a warm environment. Much better than the mad rush at spring time!
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Re: Project Bike: 81 GS650GL

Postby red » Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:02 am

Behold my design skills!

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I have my eye on an Acewell little all in one gauge from DimeCity.

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Cheap oval LED truck light and some dual filament signals.

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I may change the rear mounting point to attach to the passenger peg frame to help
distribute the weight and move it rearward. I learned my lesson using bent aluminum
brackets on my XJ, this will be all steel baby!
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Re: Project Bike: 81 GS650GL

Postby red » Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:06 am

Like so:
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Re: Project Bike: 81 GS650GL

Postby red » Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:22 am

Got the rough plans drawn up for the my office garage. I'll have about 70sqft for my work space. Plenty of room for my desk, a small work bench, my tool chest and the bike.

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The wall behind the bike will be painted with whiteboard paint so I'll have a place to make my obsessive lists and plans.
Plus, it will be nice to a have a space to let my riding gear hang and air out, instead of being stuffed into a storage bin.
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Re: Project Bike: 81 GS650GL

Postby red » Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:50 am

Scored an excellent condition Clymer shop manual off of Amazon for $10. I'm not sure how shop manual can be 27 years old and not have a single greasy fingerprint or dog-eared page.
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Re: Project Bike: 81 GS650GL

Postby guitargeek » Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:54 pm

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Re: Project Bike: 81 GS650GL

Postby red » Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:09 am

guitargeek wrote:(popcorn)


Sorry, time is thin right now and my garage cold and in absolute chaos. I'd love to have spare time for turning wrenches.


I did manage to track down a complete left side cover with pulse generator and wiring.
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Re: Project Bike: 81 GS650GL

Postby AZRider » Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:05 pm

Good news all around!

The Harbor Freight lights will almost certainly have a suck-ass beam pattern. There's an LED light for about $80 that all the Jeep guys love and some bike people too. Should fit into any junkyard 7" headlight shell that you can mount to generic mounts that go to the fork tubes. That will both work and add a valuable amount of Fuck You to the motorcycle.
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Re: Project Bike: 81 GS650GL

Postby red » Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:00 am

AZRider wrote:Good news all around!

The Harbor Freight lights will almost certainly have a suck-ass beam pattern. There's an LED light for about $80 that all the Jeep guys love and some bike people too. Should fit into any junkyard 7" headlight shell that you can mount to generic mounts that go to the fork tubes. That will both work and add a valuable amount of Fuck You to the motorcycle.


Yeah, due to energy consumption alone, I'm skipping the Harbor Fright lights for something LED. Right now, I'm not really concerned with making it street legal. I'm going to get it running first (after I build my garage office), then worry about little details like lighting and gauges.
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Re: Project Bike: 81 GS650GL

Postby red » Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:22 am

On Sunday, the weather was nice, the oldest was on a play date and the youngest was napping, so that meant garage time!

I finally got a real chance to make room so I could actually lay hands on the CBR. I got the starter/pulse generator cover installed, thankfully it still
had a gasket on it from the seller. From there, I was able to remove the broken temp switch from the radiator but I can't find the new one the PO bought. They
run about $40 each on Partzilla, so that will be my next order. The old one was bypassed so the fan ran all the time. I'd like to put it back to how it should function.

With the radiator mounted correctly and the coolant hoses hooked up, I was able to get a game plan on where to mount the oil cooler. It was mounted on the subframe
but I don't plan on using it. I should be able to put it towards the top of the radiator with some scrap metal for brackets. Problem is, I'm missing the oil line brackets that
mount on the side of the radiator. That leaves me with floppy oil lines. Found a cheap set on ebay and they're on their way. I'm concerned they may still be too long and
I'll need to hide the slack somewhere that keeps the lines safe.

Next up was the horrible rats nest of wiring. Thankfully, I found the fuse block, and was able to get the wiring sorted out. The signal wires have all been cut and spliced.
The stock gauge cluster is too broken to use, all the mounting tabs are missing. I'll have to decide between a swanky round "all in one" unit from Dime City Cycles or a Trail Tech Vapor w/the dash. The only bit of stock lighting I have is the tail light. All the rest got tossed by the PO. In the bags of pulled cheap LED lighting and various trash, I did find the
battery box, well, what's left of it. Got it installed and mounted the starter selonoid, signal flasher and routed the battery cables.

The rear passenger peg frames are mounted in all their glorious 80's white paint glory. Originally, I was going to paint them white but honestly, I hate prepping and painting,
so they'll stay as they are. The only bit that will be painted is the tank. It's currently coated (even the cap) in cheap rattle can gloss black. I think I'll pay someone to acid
dip it and then either have it painted black again or keep it raw and clear coat it. The jury is still out on that.


Pics to come.
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Re: Project Bike: 81 GS650GL

Postby Bigshankhank » Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:11 am

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Re: Project Bike: 81 GS650GL

Postby red » Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:21 am

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Re: Project Bike: 81 GS650GL

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Re: Project Bike: 81 GS650GL

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Re: Project Bike: 81 GS650GL

Postby red » Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:49 am

I found a stack of adhesive backed vinyl hazmat placards in a random shopping cart in a WalMart parking lot, near where all the semi's hang out. I've got a plan for them. After the gas tank
is stripped (and hopefull acid dipped), I plan on using the stickers instead of paint, then having it clear coated (if possible and preferably by a professional).

A sort of collage of hazards laid over a few gallons of petrol, between my knees, over a hot engine, as I rip down the road.


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Re: Project Bike: 81 GS650GL

Postby Aggroton » Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:27 am

^^^^^^I fully endorse this idea^^^^^^^
thats a sweet bike.
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Re: Project Bike: 81 GS650GL

Postby red » Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:18 am

Aggroton wrote:^^^^^^I fully endorse this idea^^^^^^^


Thanks!

I recently obtained another UTCM HazMat sticker, it will be added in with these. It's going to be a while before I get to the tank, so I have time to collect all sorts of various stickers for the collage.
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Re: Project Bike: 81 GS650GL

Postby DerGolgo » Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:32 pm

Bigshankhank wrote:
Keep this one going, I’m good. DerG might be able to re-title it if necessary.


Sorry, I seem to have overlooked this.
Is any thread-retitling indicated? Rethreading, as it were?
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Re: Project Bike: 81 GS650GL

Postby red » Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:36 am

DerGolgo wrote:
Bigshankhank wrote:
Keep this one going, I’m good. DerG might be able to re-title it if necessary.


Sorry, I seem to have overlooked this.
Is any thread-retitling indicated? Rethreading, as it were?


I wouldn't mind adding on to the title. I'd hate to miss polluting someones brain because they aren't interested in a GS650GL. So maybe something Project Bike Thread: 81 GS650GL & 87 CBR600F if we want to go the square route.
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Re: Project Bike: 81 GS650GL

Postby DerGolgo » Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:02 pm

red wrote:
I wouldn't mind adding on to the title. I'd hate to miss polluting someones brain because they aren't interested in a GS650GL. So maybe something Project Bike Thread: 81 GS650GL & 87 CBR600F if we want to go the square route.


Not so sure whether I had to do this, since it's just editing the title of the first post in the thread. Didn't I turn the editing time-limits off?
I don't know. It's done. I will be having fried Haggis tomorrow.
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Re: Project Bike Thread: 81 GS650GL & 87 CBR600F

Postby red » Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:14 pm

I don't see a way to edit posts vis mobile.
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Re: Project Bike Thread: 81 GS650GL & 87 CBR600F

Postby DerGolgo » Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:15 am

red wrote:I don't see a way to edit posts vis mobile.


Hm, odd. I do.
You're logged in alright? Using the default forum theme?
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Re: Project Bike Thread: 81 GS650GL & 87 CBR600F

Postby red » Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:00 am

DerGolgo wrote:
red wrote:I don't see a way to edit posts vis mobile.


Hm, odd. I do.
You're logged in alright? Using the default forum theme?


logged in, using "The New Black" theme
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Re: Project Bike Thread: 81 GS650GL & 87 CBR600F

Postby DerGolgo » Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:06 am

Have you tried a different browser?
Have you tried playing around with the zoom?
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Re: Project Bike Thread: 81 GS650GL & 87 CBR600F

Postby red » Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:19 am

DerGolgo wrote:Have you tried a different browser?
Have you tried playing around with the zoom?


Tried FireFox on a different PC, Chrome on Mobile and Desktop, no luck. Played w/the zoom as well.
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Re: Project Bike Thread: 81 GS650GL & 87 CBR600F

Postby DerGolgo » Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:34 am

red wrote:
DerGolgo wrote:Have you tried a different browser?
Have you tried playing around with the zoom?


Tried FireFox on a different PC, Chrome on Mobile and Desktop, no luck. Played w/the zoom as well.


So you get the quote button, but no edit button left of it? Not even on fresh posts?

EDIT: Yeah, I found that I re-enabled editing-time-limits at some points. Truly, you couldn't have changed the thread title yourself, as the limit for how long a post can be edited or deleted is set to 12 hours.
Would you please still check whether you get an edit button on a fresh post?
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