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another Old Skool build, leave the GS alone and ride it?

you ever finish the little GS?
Yep, big GS is now finished and will be getting used, little GS is finished (for now) just needs me to pull my finger from my ass and get the MSVA booked :oops:
 

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Watching.
 

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have started looking for more modern suspension, i like the look of either a TL1000R or Busa swing arm, will have to do some measuring and sums when i get my hands on the bike, stock swing arm looks quite long, so the two i like the look of might be too short........................................onwards :)
 

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cheers for the link Yan, cant see the pics (works computer!!!) will study when i get home :)
 

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have today purchased a TL1000R swing arm assembly, should have a setup just like the hornet, so no real problems with adding shock.
looks like i should be able to use Ducati, honda or some Suzuki shocks, will just need re springing from what i can find out on the net.
 

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All being well, and weather permitting, i will be picking up the EFE frame and TL swing arm ( Ash, the gent, has picked it up for me many thanks) somewhere in a car park on the M62 this afternoon!
have been digging in corners of the shed for things to throw at it once the build starts.

things i have found so far.......

Busa wheel and modified sprocket carrier ( was fitted to GS )

GSX1400 rear caliper, TLR caliper hanger, rear disc

Nissin rear Master cylinder, front wheel (was fitted to GS )

Racefit legend exhaust can and link pipe ( will be coming off GS )

B12 coils,

so got some of what i need before we go any further.
 

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All being well, and weather permitting, i will be picking up the EFE frame and TL swing arm ( Ash, the gent, has picked it up for me many thanks) somewhere in a car park on the M62 this afternoon!
have been digging in corners of the shed for things to throw at it once the build starts.

things i have found so far.......

Busa wheel and modified sprocket carrier ( was fitted to GS )

GSX1400 rear caliper, TLR caliper hanger, rear disc

Nissin rear Master cylinder, front wheel (was fitted to GS )

Racefit legend exhaust can and link pipe ( will be coming off GS )

B12 coils,

so got some of what i need before we go any further.

That's lika blokes grocery list :D
 

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just got back from deepest darkest Lancashire, with my new frame and swing arm, good to meet up with Ash again, and shoot the shit for a while in the car park of a motorway service area*
bike and bits are still in the back of the car, i will get them out in the morning.
 

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cleaned up and examined the TL swing arm, has been run with a very loose chain and damaged chain runner rubber,* chain has made contact with the support and spindle/bearing housing!! bike has been decked at some point in its life and got gravel rash to support on one side too.

should be able to get the damage welded and cleaned up.

found a set of crash protectors/paddock stand lifters, also dug out the Yoshi chain adjuster blocks i had. GSX1400 wheel spindle was used just for pic, but i have

a TL wheel spindle on its way.*

measured swing arm space in frame, 22.5cm, swing arm at spindle end = 23cm, so not going to be any problem getting the two bits to mate up
measured swing arms between spindles EFE = 22.5in, TL = 20.5in so not as big a difference as i first thought.



 
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