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Old 06-05-2012, 12:19 AM   #41
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I Ride: Whatever old bike isn't broken, 1977 XS-400D (broken), 1978 GS1000E, 1960 BSA C15 (missing pieces), 97 ZX600E ( It's a lover not a fighter)
Farkin Rain.. I'm going to bed

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Bike is ready.. I need a touch up paint pen in a bad way..Anyone know where to get one? (dealer or Colorrite right?)

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Old 06-05-2012, 04:56 PM   #42
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I Ride: Whatever old bike isn't broken, 1977 XS-400D (broken), 1978 GS1000E, 1960 BSA C15 (missing pieces), 97 ZX600E ( It's a lover not a fighter)
First warm up ride today after work.. All the gauges and everything appear to work.

First impression is this aint no GS1000 I miss that big low end grunt
It is much lighter and easier to throw around.. I just have to watch my gears..


I need to adjust the throttle cables.. It's a little sloppy.
Slight hesitation when you whack the throttle.
Runs good but could use a carb sync and tweak the pilot screws.
Rear brake lever need to be adjusted down.
I have a small coolant leak.. It's just a loose clamp but I need to pull a mid fairing to get at it.

I need to re spring the bike in a bad way.. Lots sag I'm a big guy and I need big springs..
Snapped some pics before stuffing it back in the garage.

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Old 06-05-2012, 04:57 PM   #43
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I Ride: 08 675, 72 XL250, 93 PW80, 80 GS250
looks great!

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Old 06-08-2012, 07:22 AM   #44
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I Ride: Whatever old bike isn't broken, 1977 XS-400D (broken), 1978 GS1000E, 1960 BSA C15 (missing pieces), 97 ZX600E ( It's a lover not a fighter)
Leak fixed.. (I hope) It was just a loose lower rad clamp..
I'm getting good at pulling the fairings on and off

On the plus side I now know the mids and lowers can be removed without taking the upper off.. Saves a ton of time.

I still have a few things on my to-do list.

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Old 06-08-2012, 07:26 AM   #45
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I Ride: 2002 VFR800, 2001 ZRX1200R (Project), 1998 DR650SE (SOLD), 1990 VFR750F (SOLD), 2003 CBR 600 F4i (SOLD)
Looks very good. Nice work dude.

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Old 06-08-2012, 06:22 PM   #46
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I Ride: Whatever old bike isn't broken, 1977 XS-400D (broken), 1978 GS1000E, 1960 BSA C15 (missing pieces), 97 ZX600E ( It's a lover not a fighter)
Short 13 mile ride to Richland and back.. No leaks from the radiator.

I do have a small fork seal leak.. If I can find a seal-mate I'll give cleaning it out a shot.

I think I'll dial in and sync the carbs tomorrow.

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Old 06-08-2012, 06:31 PM   #47
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I Ride: GS1150 Rat bike, NSR(G)500cc two stroke,CBR 900rr,98 Super chicken
Looks good.
I didn't know this was the same bike from the "it sucks to be poor" thread.
Good job man.
Old cheep beaters are fun. I'm still waiting on main jets for my old beater 900rr.

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Old 06-09-2012, 10:14 AM   #48
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I Ride: Whatever old bike isn't broken, 1977 XS-400D (broken), 1978 GS1000E, 1960 BSA C15 (missing pieces), 97 ZX600E ( It's a lover not a fighter)
Thanks! add brakes to the do to list.. the front is grabby and started squeaking on my ride this morning. Could be pads or maybe a warped rotor.. grabs and squeaks at the same time.. squeak squeak squeak squeak..

The other thing is when I got it up to 80 it got really twitchy..
I don't know if that is something up in the front end.. trail jacked up from dropping the forks for the clip ons or I'm just to fat for the current springs and the suspension is packing up.

Any ideas?

(Update) I just checked and the forks are pushed up 1.5" through the trees to get the clip on's mounted.
I tried seeing if they can be flipped to below the top clamp but they don't fit that way.

I guess I'll try to get some stock bars or see what else I can do.

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Old 06-13-2012, 10:25 AM   #49
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I Ride: Whatever old bike isn't broken, 1977 XS-400D (broken), 1978 GS1000E, 1960 BSA C15 (missing pieces), 97 ZX600E ( It's a lover not a fighter)
Stock bars should be in today along with a spare rear shock pivot I can mod to fit the ZX-7R rear shock.

I took it to work yesterday and when I was out getting lunch this happened.
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Luckily I was right next to ACE hardware and stuck in 1st so I pulled in and picked up some zip ties to rig it for the ride back to work.. I could only up shift so I ran in 2nd gear back to the office..

On the way home I had to hit the highway so I took my chances in 3rd and lugging it off the line at stop lights abusing the clutch a bit. 7500 rpm on the highway wasn't so bad really.

It's back home safe parts are ordered and I'm back to driving the cage this week.

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