gs550 build

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  1. punched281

    punched281 Active Member

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    I got my next project lined up. I am kinda needing a break from the Mustang, and this will be a little lest money. Okay, a lot less moneys.

    My buddy built a cafe out of one and he picked another one up for 50 bucks. He is moving and is going to give that other bike to me. I am excited about it and have been wanting to do something like this for years.

    I am going to shoot for a mix between a cafe and a bobber. Probably stick with the stock motor and a little bigger carbs. It is going to be a diy project under a budget.

    I pick it up on Thursday!
     
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    That'll be sweet, wish I had more than my apartment garage so I could get into something like this! Post some picks when u get a chance
     
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    This is what I'm going for. This is my buddies finished one..

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    Awesome im looking forward to your build.Ive been thinking about a similar build myself.And your buddies bike looks great btw.
     
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    Thanks! I'll let him know its getting some looks!


    I'm stoked, kinda researching what the motor is all about. Not wanting to build a monster, just a nice cruiser. The bike has 7k on it so debating if I should just get it running without tearing it apart or just rebuild it. I've got some bits for porting so I'll port the head while its off. Prob re-ring it, clean the piston and valves and then new bearings. Not sure yet though.
     
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    Picked up this beauty yesterday!

    Might look into an assembled motor to save some time and space. Most likely a 650. I'll at least get a 650 head if I keep this block.

    First step is to strip everything off and cut the frame up.

    But so far it'll need:
    New electronics for the most part
    Make my own wiring harness
    Rebuild or replace motor
    Rebuild front shocks & lower them
    Look for different wheels, I want spokes
    Make head light mount & find a cool light
    Needs a tank
    Rebuild the carbs


    Its got new tires on there for some reason so that's sweet. And I know some of you wonder why I didn't start with a better platform. Because my good friend gave this bike to me. It is in rough shape but I'm stoked to get started on it. ( have to finish the talon project first) but for now I'll research and start ordering parts up for it.