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Old 08-22-2014, 12:16 PM   #391
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guys,
Ive got a 81 GS650 that looks great but could still use some love.

I am going to pull the exhaust off and scrub them down to remove some of the rust thats on the bottom surface.

My main questions is how do you remove the slightly pitted oxidation and black marks on the fins and inside the fins on the head?






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Old 08-22-2014, 12:29 PM   #392
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My main questions is how do you remove the slightly pitted oxidation and black marks on the fins and inside the fins on the head? ill get you a picture here in a bit. let me know.

Just spray new paint on top
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Old 08-22-2014, 01:45 PM   #393
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You can try scrubbing off the top layers of dirt and grime with Simple Green or something. Honestly though man, there are a LOT of little spaces that are easy to miss.

Great bike btw. The GS650 E is a pretty desirable model.
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Old 08-22-2014, 01:54 PM   #394
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You can try scrubbing off the top layers of dirt and grime with Simple Green or something. Honestly though man, there are a LOT of little spaces that are easy to miss.

Great bike btw. The GS650 E is a pretty desirable model.
would you believe i only have about $300 into it? thats buying the bike and selling some things off of it.
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Old 08-23-2014, 05:20 PM   #395
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Nice bike. I have a 650E that I love, and at $500 I thought I got a good deal.
You might want to think twice about removing the exhaust. Suzuki used bolts instead of the studs that they should have used and you will likely break them.
Check out thegsresources.com for lots of GS info and look for broken exhaust bolt threads.
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Old 08-25-2014, 11:29 PM   #396
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A batch of the (Japan only) GS1200SS. Like a 1200 Bandit, only better. Much better. There's a few in the UK I hear, but I've never seen one. WANT!











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Old 08-26-2014, 08:31 AM   #397
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Just spray new paint on top
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You can try scrubbing off the top layers of dirt and grime with Simple Green or something. Honestly though man, there are a LOT of little spaces that are easy to miss.

Great bike btw. The GS650 E is a pretty desirable model.

Now that I see your pictures, a good scrubbing will do wonders. Fine steel wool, and WD-40, or Simple Green, plastic bristle brushes.
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