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Old 07-11-2011, 09:32 PM   #31
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Carbs are all torn down and soaking in carb cleaner. New o-rings ready to install. Hope I can get it running tomorrow. A Suzuki rider from gsresources came by and helped me get them torn down correctly.

Can't wait to see if this resolves the issues I have been having with rough running.
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Old 07-13-2011, 05:40 AM   #32
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Got the carbs back together. Need to remember how the choke assembly goes together and get the new intake boots installed.
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Old 07-20-2011, 06:48 AM   #33
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Got it all back together and am now in the process of getting the carbs set up correctly. Pulls pretty good up to about 4k, then it gets pretty "vibey". Working on the air mixture set up. Valve adjustment to come shortly.
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Old 07-20-2011, 12:53 PM   #34
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Laugh 1st things first

Consider doing the valve adjustment first, if there are any significant changes you would probably need to resinc the carbs afterwards.


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Old 07-21-2011, 03:08 PM   #35
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Makes good sense. Thanks.
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Old 08-05-2011, 03:55 AM   #36
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Did the valve adjustment...one was very tight.

So far, have cleaned the carbs, replaced brake pads, replaced carb intake boots and o-rings, put new bars on. Have new rubber sitting in the garage and new steering head bearings as well.

Making progress toward a daily rider.
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Old 08-05-2011, 06:13 PM   #37
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Your making good progress.
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Old 08-07-2011, 02:49 PM   #38
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Took the carbs back off again. Didn't check the float level or try to bench sync the carbs the first time I had them apart.

I adjusted the carbs a little bit and it runs much more smoothly at slow speed and pulls better higher into the rpm range. Still might benefit from a true carb sync.

At this point I think I'm about done with the basics except for changing the tires. Mine are at least 11 years old. Bought Shinko 230 Tourmasters to put on. Just have to figure out how to get it done.


Progress toward having a bike I can ride on a daily basis is being made!
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Old 08-08-2011, 09:47 AM   #39
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glad to see any old bike get back on the road. good on ya JB
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Old 08-13-2011, 08:58 PM   #40
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Here's where things stand.

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Old 08-14-2011, 06:47 AM   #41
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My brother bought one of those new- I always liked it. I bought him the one tooth larger countershaft sproket which was a good mod. Yours sounds great!
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Old 08-14-2011, 07:38 AM   #42
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Bike is looking good and running sweet.
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Old 08-14-2011, 07:43 AM   #43
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At this point I think I'm about done with the basics except for changing the tires. Mine are at least 11 years old. Bought Shinko 230 Tourmasters to put on. Just have to figure out how to get it done.

Here's a thread I posted when I changed the tires on my Ulysses, but same method I used while doing the Tempters. A little hint, get front tires without the center groove or rib, they like to follow any kind of groove in the road like it's on a rail whether you want to go that way or not.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=329135
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Old 08-14-2011, 12:43 PM   #44
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Bike is looking good and running sweet.
That's good to hear from another GR650 owner. Never heard one, other than on the 'net and wasn't sure I should think it was as good as I believed. Reassuring that you think I've got it close.
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Old 08-14-2011, 03:28 PM   #45
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Good on ya!

I was working for a Suzuki-0nly dealership when the Tempters were new, and really liked 'em! There is no starter-interlock on the sidestand, just the clutch lever...... and that one can be disabled almost instantly Simply disconnect the polarized connectors from the switch to the harness, and plug the two harness connections together.

Thanks for sharing this restration!
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