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Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-07-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,050
Posted By blbiker56
GS550 Cafe Build

Hi Everyone, I wasnt sure about doing a thread on this bike build becuase I didnt think that it was going to be a very modified build, but as things have turned out it is getting a little overboard....
Forum: Old's Cool 08-12-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 13,573
Posted By blbiker56
Thats exactly how I felt!

Thats exactly how I felt!
Forum: Old's Cool 08-12-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 13,573
Posted By blbiker56
What Happend to this build

Hey man, you were making fantastic progress! I just picked up a 1981 gs550e yesterday and am looking to your build for inspiration. Did you end up finishing the bike?
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-16-2013, 11:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,063
Posted By blbiker56
Klim Adventure Rally Pants for sale!!!!

These are Klim Adventure Rally pants size 32 and are in amazing condition.
They have only been worn and used once so they are basically brand new.

They go for $850 on the klim website and im...
Forum: 2 smokers 05-01-2012, 09:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,322
Posted By blbiker56
well if you go buy a bike and it doesnt run i...

well if you go buy a bike and it doesnt run i would definitely ask the seller if you can pull the cylinder to see if there is any damage to the crank or the piston cause it can get pretty pricey to...
Forum: 2 smokers 04-30-2012, 10:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,322
Posted By blbiker56
1984 CR125 Rebuild

Well it seems like im sucked into the bikes produced during the year of 1984 because I started another project bike which is a little brother to the 84 xr350 that My father and i finished recently....
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2012, 10:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 517
Posted By blbiker56
ha ha, good point ill do that!!! better place for...

ha ha, good point ill do that!!! better place for the rebuild.
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2012, 10:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 517
Posted By blbiker56
1984 CR125 Rebuild

Well it seems like im sucked into the bikes produced during the year of 1984 because I started another project bike which is a little brother to the 84 xr350 that My father and i finished recently. ...
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2012, 10:25 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 15,947
Posted By blbiker56
We actually didnt have the stock pipe, the bike...

We actually didnt have the stock pipe, the bike came with a supertrapp pipe which i believe is forest service approved with spark arrestor.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-01-2012, 11:38 AM
Replies: 500
Views: 37,407
Posted By blbiker56
<iframe width="560" height="315"...

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/JKgXpIaZRkA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

ride to top of the world, a detour from kokopelli trail!!!
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-29-2012, 09:13 AM
Replies: 500
Views: 37,407
Posted By blbiker56
HA HA awesome dirty socks has those sexy jeans...

HA HA awesome dirty socks has those sexy jeans though!
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2012, 08:15 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 15,947
Posted By blbiker56
So we went ahead and picked some of this stuff...

So we went ahead and picked some of this stuff up.

http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcT6_5X-nFIQNXNvz3kL5CFeSqRlcohNLA6SMx0R8BPukyWQQn7oh-4zmRB6xw

We are going to give it a shot and if it...
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2012, 10:53 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 15,947
Posted By blbiker56
Yes Ghost Mutant is right, but so are you mcma, i...

Yes Ghost Mutant is right, but so are you mcma, i tried just replacing that one gear with the 4 dogs, but I ended up replacing 2 gears so that it would engage the new 5 dog gear, ill post a picture...
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2012, 06:51 PM
Replies: 1,622
Views: 260,234
Posted By blbiker56
Got some new gears! complements of ghostmutant :)...

Got some new gears! complements of ghostmutant :)

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee189/blbiker56/DSCN7435.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2012, 06:45 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 15,947
Posted By blbiker56
well crap, your right. found a guy that had...

well crap, your right. found a guy that had pictures online so i guess ill check that tomorrow and make sure it lines all up.
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2012, 05:05 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 15,947
Posted By blbiker56
balancer, and transmission

Well I have run into a problem, My shop manual for this bike doesn't give any information pertaining to the counterbalance shaft. I found a tiny piece of metal shoved between the gears on the counter...
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2012, 04:44 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 15,947
Posted By blbiker56
Ya im replacing the 4 prong with the 5 prong...

Ya im replacing the 4 prong with the 5 prong gear, so obviously they noticed that they needed some more reinforcement.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee189/blbiker56/DSCN7428.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2012, 02:41 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 15,947
Posted By blbiker56
the gears that i changed out are all the same...

the gears that i changed out are all the same gear ratio, so i came to the conclusion that the transmissions from the 85xl and 84 xr are the same ratio.
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2012, 10:43 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 15,947
Posted By blbiker56
transmission differencesq

well after taking a look at the transmission that ghostmutant gave us (awesome guy, and thanks for all the parts) it does look like there is a couple of differences in the tranny. I found that the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-01-2012, 06:54 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 15,947
Posted By blbiker56
ok ill snag a pic of them and post... i have a...

ok ill snag a pic of them and post... i have a rebuild manual and its recomended that you measure the surface with a caliper, so im sure if its bent it will be a bit off.
Forum: Thumpers 03-01-2012, 04:17 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 15,947
Posted By blbiker56
Splitting Cases

<style type="text/css"> <!-- @page { margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --> </style> I worked on the engine this last weekend, the clutch is very hard to get off the bike if you...
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2012, 03:40 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 15,947
Posted By blbiker56
Well guys i got the case split now, spent all...

Well guys i got the case split now, spent all morning on it, a pain in the butt to get all the pieces and gears off the kick start side. There will be pics tonight, but i got some fun little pieces...
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2012, 01:22 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 15,947
Posted By blbiker56
Suspension link

Well i spent a couple of hours tearing apart the suspension linkage. The whole linkage is metal bushings, which is awesome, because all i had to do was clean, polish, and throw some grease on the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-09-2012, 09:39 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 37,407
Posted By blbiker56
You are correct. We will never have to get on...

You are correct. We will never have to get on the Interstate.

Dad purchased a couple of maps and they show the roads and trails in great detail. We can ride out of Fruita on the 6/50, headed...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-09-2012, 09:15 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 37,407
Posted By blbiker56
Dad's been pushing me to find a better/bigger...

Dad's been pushing me to find a better/bigger tank and I scored on a local one this week. I now have 3.2 gallons.....easily 150 mile range.

Can't wait for this ride!!!!

...
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2012, 09:22 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 15,947
Posted By blbiker56
Exhaust

After taking a better look at the exhaust i found out that the bike came with aftermarket headers and a slip on Super Trap pipe. a great addition to this bike, and it will help the performance a bit...
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2012, 08:50 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 15,947
Posted By blbiker56
Well got the bike home today, and got a table set...

Well got the bike home today, and got a table set up with all the tools necesary. The bike is in great condition and i cant believe we got it for only $300. The swing arm looks brand new, and the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2011, 01:19 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,859
Posted By blbiker56
hey big ed, its UFO brand and its there dual...

hey big ed, its UFO brand and its there dual headlight. you can search on ebay for "UFO DUAL" and you will find it, also in other colors.
Forum: Thumpers 09-21-2011, 04:35 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,859
Posted By blbiker56
no i should have, i even had a scale for that,...

no i should have, i even had a scale for that, but i didnt think about it. i can look at the shipping weight and base it off that possibly. ill see if i can find it, would be kinda good to know what...
Forum: Thumpers 09-20-2011, 09:16 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,859
Posted By blbiker56
for my 21st my parents hooked me up with some bar...

for my 21st my parents hooked me up with some bar risers, pro taper bar, and some new answer gear!!!! also they got me the tail light and a spark arrestor insert. idk bout you guys but thats way the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-20-2011, 08:18 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,859
Posted By blbiker56
the stator mod was a big deal because i decided...

the stator mod was a big deal because i decided to keep the lighting an AC circuit, and not deal with a battery. So the basic instructions for the mod is.

DO THIS MOD AT YOUR OWN RISK, IT WORKED...
Forum: Thumpers 09-20-2011, 08:15 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,859
Posted By blbiker56
Alright now for the best part of the build, i got...

Alright now for the best part of the build, i got the bike all built back up now its time to put some lights on this baby!!! Ok guys you gotta give it to Ricky Stator cause they significantly helped...
Forum: Thumpers 09-20-2011, 08:10 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,859
Posted By blbiker56
hey guys here is the bike all finished up and...

hey guys here is the bike all finished up and final touches being added to it, including a good find on craigslist $20 for a dual UFO headlight... and it mounted up perfectly.
...
Forum: Thumpers 08-31-2011, 11:23 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,859
Posted By blbiker56
ya i would like to have those nice fancy red or...

ya i would like to have those nice fancy red or blue hoses, but thats just my money burning a hole in my pocket man... if these hoses end up failing i will do it for sure, just because they are...
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2011, 11:35 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,859
Posted By blbiker56
So I polished up all the exhaust parts and i...

So I polished up all the exhaust parts and i didnt know i had such good looking exhaust under all that mud and rust... wow.

before and after
...
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2011, 02:02 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,859
Posted By blbiker56
Valve Shims

ok well this was the most frustrating part of my build because the little metal guides to hold the camshaft in place kept slipping off and down into the engine... it happened twice...
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2011, 10:38 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,859
Posted By blbiker56
Well while i was waiting for the swing arm...

Well while i was waiting for the swing arm bearings to come in i figured i would start to fit things back together. I used a multi-purpose Marine Grease, for the most SEVERE WATER CONDITIONS... well...
Forum: Thumpers 08-24-2011, 11:56 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,859
Posted By blbiker56
B

ok well the bearings came in the day after RMAR (rocky mountain adventure rally) kinda a bummer... but when i got back i finished the bike and pretty quickly too!!! but here is the installation of...
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2011, 10:04 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,859
Posted By blbiker56
ok awesome, i was looking at my chain today and...

ok awesome, i was looking at my chain today and it was extremely tight, and i know that the guy who owned it before me did nothing with the engine while he owned it for a year.
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2011, 09:41 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,859
Posted By blbiker56
awesome man, for sure if you wanna post anything...

awesome man, for sure if you wanna post anything about your bike feel free. it would be cool to have more than one project on this thread.
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