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    VJ23 in a box

    Last post on page 4 shows some dyno results
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    VJ23 in a box

    Dyno run today.... The dyno shop owner said his dyno has always read a bit low to several other dyno's in the area. Another shop has a dyno (same dynojet 250) that consistently reads 10% higher. He has done several back to back/same day dyno runs to prove it to other customers.... With that said, my bike pulled a 60.14 at 12000, with 27.04...best run... Needs a bit of tweeking in mid range as it appears that it is surprisingly slightly lean. I'm thinking air solenoids should make it as close as I will need. I ended up running 25% 110VP racing gas and 75% premium.  I am finally satisfied, and I can now move on....
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    VJ23 in a box

    Checking bike over, making sure it’s ready for the dyno tomorrow. Put new NGK R plugs in and decided to check compression since I have over 1000KM’s on top end now. Before tear down, engine had 140 in both cylinders which I thought was pretty good. But when I checked today I had a hard time believing it...so I double checked.....160/170.... With numbers like that, I’m hoping to get some good numbers tomorrow too
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    TLs new clothes

    I have been painting for a long time....35 years and counting.... On all the projects I do at work, (and for myself) every line gets bladed....It makes a world of difference when the clear goes on. It can be pretty tricky, and there is always a chance that the blade will dig in too much and cause more work.... But it's one of the many tricks to learn.
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    VJ23 in a box

    Finally had a chance to get a few miles on the RGV to see if the needle change was a help. The mid range feels so much better now, and low range is very manageable...but I feel still the slightest bit rich. Once I'm around 5000rpm it just pulls very smoothly all the way up past redline which feels so intense its hard to describe when I'm passing through the 200kph zone....and beyond.... I really love this bike.....even when the day comes I'm too damn old to get up on it, I'll hang it on the wall as art ....I like looking at it almost as much as riding it.
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    VJ23 in a box

    Digging into these VJ23 carbs is usually a nightmare, so I’ve been avoiding going into them again to try to get it running just a little better. But riding weather is here, so I had to go in to try leaning it with the needle. Dropped it one notch, and seems much better throughout than it did. Still a bit rich at the very bottom end yet I think. Instead of burning up any more time than necessary, I tried moving needles without pulling carbs....just pulled off airbox and some hoses/wiring.... It was a tight fit for my fingers but I got them dropped a notch, by doing it the same way I moved my needles for the GS1000’s 29 smoothbores. Bit by bit it feels better every time.
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    78 GS1000 Left for Dead

    First ride of the year on the GS....first day in over 6 months that the temp made it to 80 degrees.... 6 months of winter has been enough.....time to get into the sunshine. Fired up first push of the button near instantly :rock:
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    VJ23 in a box

    A moment of fame....
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    11 Digit VIN number??

    I'm guessing it's a Japanese home market bike. They only have 11 digits Was it ever registered in your country?....or brought in and found it was too much work, and bike left to sit?
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    Awesome aircooled pictures

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    78 GS1000 Left for Dead

    OK... The soda blaster I used was this version here https://www.harborfreight.com/40-lb-portable-soda-blaster-60801.html All I really did to prep the engine was to block off the exhaust ports out of the head, and plug up the intake ports....also the crankcase breather It works pretty slow so it's easy to control where your blasting....the main thing is to make sure the engine is totally sealed up. After your done blasting wash off with water and and blowdry with air compressor....thats it....paint should stick great as the surface is as spotless as it can get. It will not take off oxidation like aquablasting....but it's hard to do aquablasting in your own driveway I'm going to be soda blasting the frame/swingarm/suspension linkage/wheels/rotors on my RZV500R project in a week or two....could take a video if in no hurry.
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    78 GS1000 Left for Dead

    Sent you a PM on the blasting process
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    Awesome aircooled pictures

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    Awesome aircooled pictures

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    78 GS1000 Left for Dead

    Brought home another Suzuki that was left in storage for years.... Need to go through the wiring and it should light right off... Build date shows 2/80
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