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About busa1300

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  1. I've been doing paint work for over 35 years now.....way before two stage....unless it was candy apple of some color. I did a paint job on one of my bikes a few years ago and explained the process to some degree.....but it's not on a Suzuki...so delete this if it isn't within the rules.... http://www.rzrd500.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=10517
  2. Once a year (for the past three years) the town shuts down Main Street from regular traffic, and allows everyone to cruise, just like the old days (town shut down cruising for good in 1986...) A reason to get out and see old faces and remember those crazy days of street racing (1978/1985 for me) And just like those old days it was me and my GS1000.....and always a girl on the back .....My wife takes care of that spot these days
  3. Don't forget shipping, customs and import duty....
  4. Only half way done moving stuff into my new garage.... And I thought I could keep things better organized this time........... ........doesn't look that way yet. Already need more space.
  5. In print... Even if it's just a couple pics June 2017 CMM... thanks again for for all the interest from you guys out there
  6. Oh...so very very true.... I just don't seem to have the time to keep up with all of them....in the process of moving into a new house, and I'm looking at all the bikes and related parts.... I believe it's time to cut back a little, and probably put a couple in the basement living area to keep them from degrading so fast...and so I can see them every day
  7. Getting moved into my new house....slowly getting bikes/tools/parts into shop. have all my RGVs sitting together for the first time, kinda like a family reunion
  8. Both a bit on the high side...and a compression check is a must on an old stroker. Unless your planning on rebuilding the crank before using the bike. If they have never been rebuilt....40+ year old crank seals will be at their end. the drum brake on the 550 is worth around $800 or more in today's market
  9. Another site that found interest in the GS http://caferacergarage.eu
  10. Teapot over on your side of the world.... GSX600F
  11. Your 21 looks way better than the worn out bitsa I have. Don't give up on getting it done....it can be a struggle at times. I have SP forks, GK73 SP swingarm, VJ22 rear wheel, RF600 front wheel, 600 Katana rotors....yea, it's a bitsa....
  12. That's my next project too...
  13. A few minor issues I need to straighten out, but the bike is basically done now....except I'm still waiting on another Zeel ignition box to replace the bad one I received. Using the factory 42E0 restricted box at the moment... When the new ignition shows, I'll get it all dialed in and report a bit more on what life is like with a VJ23
  14. Sunday morning..... It was time to put it on the road for the first time ever on these shores. I put the tank and seat on, left everything else off incase I had to dig back into it with issues.... ....and the little bitch wanted to run hard up the rev range, had a tough time keeping it under 7000/8000 for initial break in. Success...nothing leaking or on the ground behind me...
  15. Carbs on and all cables, hoses, and wires hooked up where the manual (in Japanese writing) shown....fired up after a short bit of cranking getting gas through to it.... After it fired up....set the idle speed after a few minutes, went up and down the RPMs after temp picked up, then shut her down. It was a point in time I never thought I would get too, and if I still drank I would be hitting it hard for the occasion....but I decided to only throw $$$ on bikes now. So I got it off the table and cleaned up the garage, just as if I were cleaning the slate to start another project.