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    #31
    This thread is inspirational. I really need to get back to restoring my '82 CB900f.
    "Thought he, it is a wicked world in all meridians; I'll die a pagan."
    ~Herman Melville

    2016 1200 Superlow
    1982 CB900f

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      #32
      Looks great, fun to watch this one.
      1986 1150EF
      2008 GS1250SEA

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        #33
        I think I know how this Kat got bent....



        I'm sure the POs brakes didn't squeal, but his butt certainly would have when he grabbed a handful of drip lubricated brakes and bugger all happened.

        And yes the brake pins had been tightened to about 500 ft-lb requiring a piece of pipe on a breaker bar to loosen. How the anti-squeal shim got stuck in the top of the caliper is anyone's guess.



        On the bright side the pistons and seals are in excellent condition. The fork oil had rotted the sliding pin dust boots, but the piston dust boots were intact.
        Last edited by KiwiAlfa156; 10-02-2021, 08:15 AM.
        sigpicDarryl from Kiwiland

        1982 GSX1100S Katana
        1982 GSX750S Katana
        1982 GS650G Katana

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          #34
          Great work, mate, keep it up!
          GS850GT

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            #35
            Originally posted by psyguy View Post
            Great work, mate, keep it up!
            Thanks! Look out for it on the streets when she's finished



            Last edited by KiwiAlfa156; 10-03-2021, 02:35 AM.
            sigpicDarryl from Kiwiland

            1982 GSX1100S Katana
            1982 GSX750S Katana
            1982 GS650G Katana

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              #36
              Thanks for posting on GSR, brings back some memories for me, several of the bikes I've restored have had similar issues, many broken and stripped bolts/screws, bent rear sub frame, all the usual fun stuff.

              Even though it's frustrating at the time, it brings so much enjoyment when you are able to fix all the issues and get the bike back to how it should be.

              Carry on, looking forward to your next installment.

              David.
              2018 Honda Africa Twin AS
              2013 DR 650 Grey, sold 1981 GS 650E Silver,

              1980 GS1000ST Blue & White, X2

              2012 DL650 Vstrom Foxy Orange, in storage
              1981 CT110 X2 "Postie Bikes" Gone to a New Home.
              2002 BMW 1150 GS Blue & White - Sold
              1975 BMW R90/6 Black - Sold 1984 GS1150EF Sold
              1982 BMW R100 Africa trip, Stolen - Recovered- Sold
              1977-1980 Suzuki GS550, GS1000E, GS1000S GSX750, GSX1100,s
              Hondas ST90, CR125 CB175 , CB350 CB750, NSU Quickly, Yamaha RD's 350/400,

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                #37
                Thanks Fellas.

                Doing bits and bobs






                sigpicDarryl from Kiwiland

                1982 GSX1100S Katana
                1982 GSX750S Katana
                1982 GS650G Katana

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                  #38
                  Looking good! Probably straighter now than when it left the factory...
                  1980 GS1000G - Sold
                  1978 GS1000E - Finished!
                  1980 GS550E - Fixed & given to a friend
                  1983 GS750ES Special - Sold
                  2009 KLR 650 - Sold - gone to TX!
                  1982 GS1100G - Rebuilt and finished. - Sold

                  www.agadisplay.com
                  www.parasiticsanalytics.com

                  TWINPOT BRAKE UPGRADE LINKY: http://www.thegsresources.com/_forum...e-on-78-Skunk/

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                    #39
                    Originally posted by KiwiAlfa156 View Post
                    Thanks! Look out for it on the streets when she's finished
                    What region are you in?
                    I'm chasing some electrical gremlins atm but hope to be on the road soon
                    GS850GT

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                      #40
                      West Auckland, my friend. What are your gremlins doing?
                      sigpicDarryl from Kiwiland

                      1982 GSX1100S Katana
                      1982 GSX750S Katana
                      1982 GS650G Katana

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                        #41
                        Originally posted by KiwiAlfa156 View Post
                        West Auckland, my friend.
                        I'm out west, too
                        Originally posted by KiwiAlfa156 View Post
                        What are your gremlins doing?
                        Two cylinders not firing.
                        https://www.thegsresources.com/_foru...nitor-box-dead
                        But I think I got that sorted, fired it up just this morning and seems ok now. But the headlight no longer works
                        GS850GT

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                          #42
                          More bent bits to straighten



                          One of the headlight ring mounting tabs was missing so cut one out of panel steel and sweat soldered it in.



                          Rear caliper pistons are pitted, so will have to be replaced

                          Last edited by KiwiAlfa156; 10-09-2021, 10:44 PM.
                          sigpicDarryl from Kiwiland

                          1982 GSX1100S Katana
                          1982 GSX750S Katana
                          1982 GS650G Katana

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                            #43
                            There's a good crowd in the UK that do Stainless replacement pistons...
                            1980 GS1000G - Sold
                            1978 GS1000E - Finished!
                            1980 GS550E - Fixed & given to a friend
                            1983 GS750ES Special - Sold
                            2009 KLR 650 - Sold - gone to TX!
                            1982 GS1100G - Rebuilt and finished. - Sold

                            www.agadisplay.com
                            www.parasiticsanalytics.com

                            TWINPOT BRAKE UPGRADE LINKY: http://www.thegsresources.com/_forum...e-on-78-Skunk/

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                              #44
                              Originally posted by salty_monk View Post
                              There's a good crowd in the UK that do Stainless replacement pistons...
                              Thanks Salty, I've ordered a seal and piston set from Webike in Japan.


                              DIY spring compressor


                              Straightened and painted


                              The headlight is pretty bad so a replacement is on the way
                              Last edited by KiwiAlfa156; 10-12-2021, 02:56 AM.
                              sigpicDarryl from Kiwiland

                              1982 GSX1100S Katana
                              1982 GSX750S Katana
                              1982 GS650G Katana

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                                #45
                                Originally posted by KiwiAlfa156 View Post
                                DIY spring compressor
                                Hopefully, the zip ties are from a reputable manufacturer!
                                GS850GT

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