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Project Bike Thread: 81 GS650GL & 87 CBR600F

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Re: Project Bike Thread: 81 GS650GL & 87 CBR600F

Post by red » Thu May 05, 2022 1:14 pm

Sent the info... no response. Found another possible cable set that may swap in, used on eBay. Sent an offer.

Went to see what I have to work with on the broken heated grip wire (at the grip heater), and damn it, I broke the other!
As The Thing (rock man, not shape shifting alien) says, "It's SOLDERING time!".

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Re: Project Bike Thread: 81 GS650GL & 87 CBR600F

Post by red » Fri May 27, 2022 8:05 am

eBay seller never replied to any of my questions or offers. However, MotionPro did finally reply, and my order has been submitted. No clue on turn-around time yet (Update: 2-4 weeks). Once the cables are on, it's back to dialing in the carbs. One problem with all this carb pulling is that the brass "locking" tabs that cover the bolt heads are starting to get very weak. They attach the intake plate (?) to the carb bodies, and keep the bolts from backing out. So, I'm gonna try clear nail polish, or elmers glue; both were suggested for this type of low torque application.

While digging around eBay yesterday, I managed to score a pair of Aerostich Darien pants in my size for $72! I had a pair of AD1 pants that I loved, wore them riding, hiking, working in the garage, and in the snow. Sold them when I cleaned out my gear after selling the XJ. These don't have all the fancy pockets but they're still Gore-Tex. Now, I just need some new boots.
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Re: Project Bike Thread: 81 GS650GL & 87 CBR600F

Post by problemaddict » Mon Jun 13, 2022 3:57 am

Check shopgoodwill.com for gear. I scored a set of new looking SIDIs for like $40 shipped. Recently scored a Fox motocross jersey and pants for $50...
They don't have much moto stuff but what you find us usually a score.

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Re: Project Bike Thread: 81 GS650GL & 87 CBR600F

Post by red » Tue Jun 14, 2022 11:37 am

problemaddict wrote:
Mon Jun 13, 2022 3:57 am
Check shopgoodwill.com for gear. I scored a set of new looking SIDIs for like $40 shipped. Recently scored a Fox motocross jersey and pants for $50...
They don't have much moto stuff but what you find us usually a score.
Holy crap, thanks! I had completely forgotten about that site! I just put a bid on some Frank Thomas boots, and a waterproof jacket from Icon!

Also, my throttle cables should be delivered today, by the big brown truck of happiness. Hopefully I'll get to test fit them tonight, and maybe even fire up the bike over lunch tomorrow. *fingers crossed*
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Re: Project Bike Thread: 81 GS650GL & 87 CBR600F

Post by red » Wed Jun 15, 2022 4:41 am

Got the throttle cables installed last night, after a few different routing attempts to avoid binding. Nice and snappy. Then, had to take them off to lube them. Used a trick from MC Garage, with a plastic bag and rubberband.



It worked great! I used some high end Dupont dry film lubricant that I've used on my 3d printers. Cables are back in, and the bike is ready for some fresh fuel and maybe a test ride today. Probably should dig out my riding gear..
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Re: Project Bike Thread: 81 GS650GL & 87 CBR600F

Post by Bigshankhank » Wed Jun 15, 2022 4:56 am

Dude this is awesome news!
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Re: Project Bike Thread: 81 GS650GL & 87 CBR600F

Post by red » Wed Jun 15, 2022 10:01 am

Managed to squeeze in a quick ride around the 'hood. Went to the gas station, and ran out of gas as I rolled in. What luck!

Jetting is definitely still off. Initially, I had put a second washer under the needle and I think that may be part of my issue, so I'm going to remove it and then go back to testing the mains, then to the next stage.

For anyone needing CV tuning, check this out:

http://www.factorypro.com/tech/tech_tun ... gines.html

Also, holy shit it's terrible outside. 94F and 1000% humidity. One day, I'll wise up and buy mesh gear.
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Re: Project Bike Thread: 81 GS650GL & 87 CBR600F

Post by red » Sat Jun 18, 2022 5:29 am

I rode to work yesterday, rode at lunch, and took the long way home. Jetting is definitely still wrong, and damn that pipe is loud, even with the baffle. I found a crusty OEM exhaust on eBay that I am STRONGLY considering, then just revert to stock jetting and see how it goes.

I'm also struggling with the desire to just go buy a fucking KLR and shove the CBR in the shed.

Or... there's a 2007 Ural Tourist for sale locally. Always wanted a side car rig, kids are getting big enough to ride along....
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Re: Project Bike Thread: 81 GS650GL & 87 CBR600F

Post by problemaddict » Sat Jun 18, 2022 10:53 am

One at a time!!

(Do as i say, not as i do! :D)

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Re: Project Bike Thread: 81 GS650GL & 87 CBR600F

Post by red » Sat Jun 18, 2022 12:15 pm

The Ural sold right before we got there. ☹️ The Himalayan is snazzy but, I couldn't do it. I did however, order the exhaust from eBay.
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Re: Project Bike Thread: 81 GS650GL & 87 CBR600F

Post by Jaeger » Tue Jun 21, 2022 7:42 am

red wrote:
Sat Jun 18, 2022 12:15 pm
The Ural sold right before we got there. ☹️ The Himalayan is snazzy but, I couldn't do it. I did however, order the exhaust from eBay.
Himalayan? Like the Enfield? I tried of the 500 bullets a while back and it didn't have enough ass to get out of its own way -- at least on American highways.

Pity about the Ural tho. And yeah, dropping the dime on a KLR or the like will probably be a more efficient use of your time and treasure. ;)

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Re: Project Bike Thread: 81 GS650GL & 87 CBR600F

Post by red » Tue Jun 21, 2022 9:28 am

I just tested out 125 mains, seemed a bit better but regardless, I'm ditching this squid exhaust. So I'll probably strip the exhaust off tonight or tomorrow and revert the jetting back to stock. The crusty OEM exhaust should be here Monday, along with the exhaust gaskets. I'll have to sand and paint it quickly and get everything assembled as I have a 2 day window (July 2-3) to do whatever the hell I want. I'd prefer that to be riding but if I can't get it all done, I may settle for a car camping trip.

@Jaeger , Yes the Royal Enfield. I didn't even test ride it but keep in mind, I'm a scrawny little man, so most bikes don't even know I'm there.
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Re: Project Bike Thread: 81 GS650GL & 87 CBR600F

Post by red » Fri Jun 24, 2022 4:56 am

Got the factory exhaust cleaned up, painted, and installed yesterday, as well as the carb jetting back to stock. So, besides the K&N filter, the bike is back to stock fuel/air setup. Just ran the first heat cycle to cure the ceramic coating. It's definitely quieter but not quiet, not like modern bikes! I like the look of the factory exhaust, it just fits better than the big chrome fart can. Updates to come later today.
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Re: Project Bike Thread: 81 GS650GL & 87 CBR600F

Post by red » Fri Jun 24, 2022 9:55 am

Jetting feels better in some places, worse in others. I managed to track down an OEM style paper filter, it should be here next week. That will put it back to complete stock. If issues persist, then at least I'll know it's not the jetting!


(The BMW G310GS is looking mighty nice right now.)
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