1981 Suzuki gs650g restore

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Sangheraent
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1981 Suzuki gs650g restore

Postby Sangheraent » Mon Oct 13, 2014 5:46 pm

Ok so you may have seen my 81 cb650 in the show it off section I looked and didn't find a forum for suzukis so I said screw it and I will post some pics on here. I bought this bike for $200 it is rusted to hell and I have no idea how or if the motor runs. but this thing supposedly has 73HP (stock) dual front disks and a rear hydrolic disk, appears to be superior to my CB in performance so I would love to have the chance to ride both of them and see for sure.

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TONS of rust, Story is that it was parked at the ski hill where the 2010 Olympics were held and just sat there for 10 years and then the owner died and the family said we don't want it and then the snow plow driver took it home then sold it to a guy who sold it to me!


There is a ton of pitting on the chrome but I can't afford new chrome so I am going to tin foil the piss out of it then sand the rough pitted spots smooth and then polish the piss out of it. I am going to do a compression test and see if it will fire up I am not going to spend and cash on it until I get the papers until then I will just waste my time on it!

FordMan
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Location: Southern Minnesota

Re: 1981 Suzuki gs650g restore

Postby FordMan » Mon Oct 13, 2014 6:36 pm

I Bought a 1983 GS850L about 2 months ago and this is a great Forum for the Suzuki GS here http://www.thegsresources.com/_forum/index.php

Some very helpful guys on there. Check it out.
"Vintage Revolution"
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOrn_h ... DZhOPmH81w
Current:
1979 Honda CB650 (HardTail Build)
1983 Suzuki GS850L (Fix and Minor Restore)
Old:
1989 Suzuki Katana 600
1978 Honda CB400T "Hawk"
1983 Honda VF750

FordMan
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Joined: Fri Jul 18, 2014 10:20 pm
Location: Southern Minnesota

Re: 1981 Suzuki gs650g restore

Postby FordMan » Mon Oct 13, 2014 6:38 pm

BTW that Shaft drive eats up some of the HP, that it has over the CB.
"Vintage Revolution"
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOrn_h ... DZhOPmH81w
Current:
1979 Honda CB650 (HardTail Build)
1983 Suzuki GS850L (Fix and Minor Restore)
Old:
1989 Suzuki Katana 600
1978 Honda CB400T "Hawk"
1983 Honda VF750

Sangheraent
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Joined: Sun Oct 05, 2014 4:17 pm

Re: 1981 Suzuki gs650g restore

Postby Sangheraent » Mon Oct 13, 2014 6:41 pm

Really? I thought the shaft drive would have less power-loss then the chain. Very interesting.

FordMan
Posts: 130
Joined: Fri Jul 18, 2014 10:20 pm
Location: Southern Minnesota

Re: 1981 Suzuki gs650g restore

Postby FordMan » Mon Oct 13, 2014 6:55 pm

Yeah, some guy on the GS forum was claiming that Shaft driven bikes couldnt do wheelies, and another member posted up about 5 vids showing shaft driven suzuki wheelies, and heck Wings are shaft driven and ride wheelies. That guy was not very smart.

Its not a ton of power, but it is some, it parasitic loss like thru a cars driveline.

The shaft drive is preferred by some because of a few things.
Less Maintenance
Less Noise
Smoother "Lay on" Power Than Chain bikes
"Vintage Revolution"
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOrn_h ... DZhOPmH81w
Current:
1979 Honda CB650 (HardTail Build)
1983 Suzuki GS850L (Fix and Minor Restore)
Old:
1989 Suzuki Katana 600
1978 Honda CB400T "Hawk"
1983 Honda VF750


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