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PostSubject: GS 550 #2 BITSABIKE   Sun Feb 17, 2013 12:33 pm

As you have probably seen the other 2 bikes im building at the moment, the gs100g & the 7k miles gs550, this is a similar build to the gs1000g using the same tank & seat unit.
This bike is a bitsabike built from spare parts i have kicking around.
The frame will be braced like the gs1000 & will use the gs1000 forks & wheels (have a gs1000 chain rear wheel )as they are bigger, the other modified ally gsxr swinging arm has gone in.The engine is a gs750 es lump.
The mock up has started & all the extra unwanted brackets have been removed,then brace the frame & add seat & rear set brackets, blast the frame & paint it
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PostSubject: Re: GS 550 #2 BITSABIKE   Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:11 am

crikey your on your third and i aint finnished one must get arse in gear Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: GS 550 #2 BITSABIKE   Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:51 pm

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crikey your on your third and i aint finnished one must get arse in gear Laughing
I had too as i have another 3 waiting to be started after these are finished Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: GS 550 #2 BITSABIKE   Fri Mar 22, 2013 9:23 am

yours or customers
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PostSubject: Re: GS 550 #2 BITSABIKE   Sat Mar 23, 2013 6:41 am

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yours or customers
a mix of both may keep the gs1000g as well as the xbr
for this summer at least
Out of the others 1 is already sold & the others will be sold when done

Im a a bit of a stand still at the moment as i took 2 frames for powder coat & blasting 2 weeks ago (i had a week off so they would be ready when i got back & could start building)
They rang me thursday 1 is done still waiting for the other
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PostSubject: Re: GS 550 #2 BITSABIKE   Sat Mar 23, 2013 6:46 am

sounds about right bought new muffler for a customers bike paid extra for 24 hour del
still aint got it Monday at earliest Mad
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PostSubject: Re: GS 550 #2 BITSABIKE   Sat Mar 23, 2013 7:01 am

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sounds about right bought new muffler for a customers bike paid extra for 24 hour del
still aint got it Monday at earliest Mad

you cant get good service these days
thats why i try to do everything myself but i dont have enough time
i was going to paint the frames like the last one but thought having them coated while i was away would save me time
how wrong i was!!
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PostSubject: Re: GS 550 #2 BITSABIKE   Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:24 pm

Sorry for the lack of posts recently - we are extremely busy at the moment, work has been getting done but just not had a minute to post.Had a change of plan with this one as i will be using the gs1000 parts between a couple of gs850g that i have picked up so off i went into my parts area (i used to have a breakers & kept a lot of goodies when i sold up)
So the plan is to use a slabslide engine i kept its a snug fit but everything lines up & the chain run is excellent(£14k km on it) i have all the electrics ect.Also will use a gsxr750m upside down front end & back wheel.
The frame chopping & bracing is done the engine is in,just need to modify the upper rear mounts & weld on the mount under the engine at the front its moved forwards about 3cm.
hopefully get the wheels painted this week & the frame blasted.
The frame & wheels will be silver metalflake with deep candy red over it for a deep sparkle
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PostSubject: Re: GS 550 #2 BITSABIKE   Tue Apr 09, 2013 1:58 pm

had a spare 10 mins today so i painted the gsxr wheels.
the frame will be the same colour, Not every ones cup of tea but should look good with chrome tank & seat
It is a silver base covered with medium size silver flake then a deep red candy over that finished
with lots of lacquer for that deep shine.
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PostSubject: Re: GS 550 #2 BITSABIKE   Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:15 pm

love the colour etc not sure on a cafe racer thou but hey what do I know Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: GS 550 #2 BITSABIKE   Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:01 pm

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love the colour etc not sure on a cafe racer thou but hey what do I know Very Happy
Well Pud you saw the xbr & people said it wouldn't work on a cafe racer Laughing .
Im still not 100% sure myself but can see the overall result i want
& think it should have a slightly (only slightly) modern touch on a cafe racer without making it into a streetfighter.
Done a bit more mocking up on this one almost completed the dry build only a couple more brackets to be welded on, then tear down & off to the blasters with the frame, fill the imperfections & paint it the same colour as the wheels.
The swinging arm needs some sleeves machining up for the gs550 bearings to fit the gsxr arm
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PostSubject: Re: GS 550 #2 BITSABIKE   Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:43 pm

true about the xbr what colour are you doing the tank and seat unit and are you
going to polish the swing arm as its ally also love the myford lathe nearly as old
as my 3.5" lathe Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: GS 550 #2 BITSABIKE   Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:46 pm

should read post properly first Embarassed you said chome doh
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PostSubject: Re: GS 550 #2 BITSABIKE   Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:38 am

Pud wrote:
true about the xbr what colour are you doing the tank and seat unit and are you
going to polish the swing arm as its ally also love the myford lathe nearly as old
as my 3.5" lathe Laughing

yep i love the myford too just right for making spacers etc
they dont make them like they did back in the day Very Happy
yes the forks & swinging arm will be mirror polished.
yep you noticed Laughing Laughing going to paint the tank, seat & mudguard chrome with a new paint that is
98% the reflectiveness (if thats a word) of proper chrome plate.
i cant wait to try it sounds perfect to me apart from the price just under £200 a litre Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: GS 550 #2 BITSABIKE   Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:54 am

looking good mister
ive seen the chrome effect paint system some time ago, looked into having a chop tank done ....but changed my mind when they gave me a price, back then if i remember right it was cheaper to have it chrome plated, satin finish was all the rage as well at the time so opted for a cheap bit of matting agent
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