And away we…

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Yeah, not so fast. Man, it’s been a rainy summer. Weekly forecasts forever show showers every day of the week. Granted, the showers don’t normally last all day but still there’s been a lot of rain. Anyway, here’s how it … Continued

Paint

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This post is a short one. The carbs are assembled and will be installed within the next couple of days. The ‘to do’ list is getting short now. I think all that’s left—in no particular order, is: Carbs – Balance/Tune … Continued

Brake lines and carburetors

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As the bike is getting closer to actually starting and moving, it seemed like an ideal time to finish the brakes with brake lines. So, on went the brake lines, along with a dose of angst about bleeding dry lines … Continued

Controls and other stuff

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A couple of things are now in the completed file. First, the muffler is mounted to the chassis. The exhaust wasn’t manufactured for a 1981, but I got it to fit. Looks real nice, if I do say so myself. … Continued

It’s starting to come together

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It’s still got some way to go, but it’s beginning to take shape. Here you can see the new MAC Four-Into-One exhaust system. The muffler still needs to be fitted, but I don’t expect it to be a major hurdle. … Continued

Back to work

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Now that the transmission is working, it’s time to get back to it. Since the brakes (sans lines) along with new handlebars and risers are on, it’s time to tackle the electrics. This may take a while…and then some. I’ll … Continued

I’m back (again)

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Things were progressing very well at better than a snail’s pace. But as I started to figure out how to mount the rear fender, it became apparent that the bike was stuck in gear. It wouldn’t shift up or down. … Continued

Finishing the wheels, tires, suspension and brakes (2 of 2)

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Well, I ran into a problem after installing the rear wheel. The new Shinko tire wasn’t the problem. The problem is that the rear wheel didn’t move and the gear shift lever felt like a mess.  So it’s time to … Continued

Working on the wheels, tires and suspension (1 of 2)

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The idea here is to get the bike up and on its legs. It’s been hanging from the engine hoist. Now it needs to stand on the ground so I can see how it measures up. The additions are: The … Continued

I’m back

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It’s been a while since my last post, for sure. Without further ado, here’s what’s been happening with the 1981 Suzuki GS850L…in a nutshell. (You’ll have to excuse the pics at least until I get the hang of the camera … Continued

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