CHOP CULT HOME
Email Password
Search
Page 1 of 4 123 ... Last
  1. #1
    Senior Member

    Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

    Get Adobe Flash player


    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    409

    Default GS550 cafe build

    2 days after I bought my gs650 I picked up a gs550 with a title for $100 to use a for parts. After I got my 650 done I wanted something to do over the winter so I started messing with the 550. Then I found another gs550 on C-list with a good motor and no title for $250. Here's where I am so far.






    Last edited by gs650; 01-08-2011 at 8:51 AM.

  2. #2
    Member

    Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

    Get Adobe Flash player


    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    72

    Default

    Dude, that thing is gonna look real nice. I have an 81 GS 550L kinda gonna do the same thing. I love you metal work man. Post more pics as you move along.
    What year is yours? That tank shape is a lot nicer looking than mine.

  3. #3
    Senior Member

    Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

    Get Adobe Flash player


    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    409

    Default

    thanks man. Mine is an 80. the tank is from a 75 gt380.

  4. #4
    Senior Member

    Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

    Get Adobe Flash player


    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    1,000

    Default

    I've got a ton of 550 parts if you guys need anything lemme know. including a complete gasket set.

  5. #5
    Senior Member

    Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

    Get Adobe Flash player


    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    454

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by gs650 View Post
    [
    Hot. As. Fire.

  6. #6
    Senior Member

    Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

    Get Adobe Flash player


    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    1,323

    Default

    That tail piece is great!

  7. #7
    Senior Member

    Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

    Get Adobe Flash player


    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    409

    Default

    Thanks guys. The tail is my first attempt at making something out of metal. It came out pretty good.

  8. #8
    Member

    Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

    Get Adobe Flash player


    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    72

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by gs650 View Post
    Thanks guys. The tail is my first attempt at making something out of metal. It came out pretty good.
    It came out really god man. Keep that shit up dude.....

  9. #9
    Junior Member

    Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

    Get Adobe Flash player


    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    27

    Default

    that tail is a really nice shape and not to big, good work man.

  10. #10
    Senior Member

    Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

    Get Adobe Flash player


    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    409

    Default

    Made a little progress. Got the sv650 front caliper mounted. Mounted the speedo but I'm not liking how high it sits. I can't mount it much lower because the cable against the back of the headlight. Also cleaned and rebuilt the carbs.



  11. #11
    Senior Member

    Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

    Get Adobe Flash player


    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    583

    Default

    looks really clean man, im lookin forward to seein more updates

  12. #12
    Senior Member

    Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

    Get Adobe Flash player


    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    409

    Default

    I haven't posted any updates in a while. I cleaned and painted the motor. Adjusted the valves and replaced every gasket, O ring, and seal. Also drilled the sprocket cover.

    Stripped it down to Clean and paint everything. Mounted my ignition switch and rear master cylinder after I took everything apart.

    Stripped the frame with a wire wheel, then primed and painted it. Started putting the frame back together and working on painting the tank and tail section.
    Last edited by gs650; 04-17-2011 at 8:20 AM.

  13. #13
    Junior Member

    Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

    Get Adobe Flash player


    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    19

    Default

    Looking nice man! I really like petite tail end, as I'm not a fan of those big and chunky rears.

  14. #14
    Senior Member

    Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

    Get Adobe Flash player


    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    225

    Default

    this is turning out real nice, are you rejetting the cabrs? if so what size? and what shocks are those in back? good luck, looking good

  15. #15
    Senior Member

    Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

    Get Adobe Flash player


    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    409

    Default

    The shocks are the stock ones for now My new ones should be here today. As far as jetting goes my carbs are different than yours. But I went 5 or 6 sizes up from stock. I plan on ordering a jet kit for it like I did on my 650. I just get tired of fucking with the carbs on and off all the time. If you find the right kit it's once and done

  16. #16
    Senior Member

    Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

    Get Adobe Flash player


    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    409

    Default

    I made a new set of bars for it, finished the body work on the tank and tail, and put the new shocks on. Now I'm waiting on tires that are back ordered. I'm going over to my friends house this week to talk to him about the paint.


  17. #17
    Member

    Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

    Get Adobe Flash player


    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    34

    Default

    Thanks buddy. I saw that metal work on the seat and shat myself, so now I have a nasty-ass mess to clean up. Thanks.

    That shit is titties! I'm building a '79 GS750 cafe (look for a thread soon) and was wondering what to do about the seat and tail light. Yours is lookin' mighty nice. Can't wait to see the finished product.

  18. #18

    Default

    Lookin great man

  19. #19
    Junior Member

    Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

    Get Adobe Flash player


    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    10

    Default

    that tail looks so sweet you inspired me to redo my bike

  20. #20
    Senior Member

    Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

    Get Adobe Flash player


    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    409

    Default

    Thanks for the comments guys. I finally got the tires and painted the wheels. should be mounting them up next week so I will at least have a roller. Also talked to my buddy about painting the tins and covering the seat. Hopefully we will be painting in a week or two.

Share This



Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Log in

Log in