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    So people have enquired... afraid I'm not very good with photo's on the build

    Thanks to Nessism for help rebuilding the engine. All new gaskets, new rings, stem seals.

    I got this from Joe Garfield. Some of you would have seen it (in pieces) before in a couple of parking lots at Midwest rallies.... The carbs were rebuilt by Steve (I'm hoping they are still clean enough that I can just blow them through, I know the O rings etc are ok. Joe was messing with float levels so I better check those too).
    I fitted new carb boots - the ones on it were "serviceable" but I'm fussy about that sort of thing... (Let me know if anyone wants a set, I also have a serviceable set off a Skunk too).

    Good bones (Series RR, Progressive springs, Hagon Shocks) but a bunch of surface rust from living near the beach for a year plus the head was off for new rings & stem seals etc.

    I took it back to a bare frame: (Yes the triples did come off eventually too.. Skunk was getting new coils & a relay mod in this pic...)

    GS1100G by salty_monk, on Flickr

    Engine going back together at Nessism's place (I think we altered the strap arrangement after this for final fit, hanging it with bungey cords was a great help to getting it together).

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    The engine returning home... Minivans can be great. Note 2x4 engine stand that was used during the build using some old engine mounts I had to hand.

    IMG_4194 by salty_monk, on Flickr

    How it sits today... (Carbs, Airbox - got new boots for that too, bit of wiring plus signals & grips to go then onto the bodywork)

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    Other side

    GS1100G by salty_monk, on Flickr
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    Following this one.

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    So that's what happened to that bike. I'm glad it's found a good home.
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    Yep, he was out here for about a year before he took off for Hawaii

    Havent heard from him in a while - hope he’s doing ok!

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    Always great to see something coming back to life. Also great to have friends to help.
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    Threw on a set of heated grips through a relay (remembered from years back that the LO/HI on Symtecs instructions is reversed so I have it backwards again!)

    the carbs are cleaned, bench synced and fitted along with all the cables and clutch cable.

    Jobs left to do...

    finish painting and mount horns
    finish painting and mount mirrors
    mount and plug in Turn Signals

    clean up seat grab rail.

    Bodywork - paint and mount....

    no no new pics because all the work done is basically invisible!

    1980 GS1000G - Sold
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    1980 GS550E - Fixed & given to a friend
    1983 GS750ES Special - Sold
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    Can't wait to see it finished!

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    Quote Originally Posted by salty_monk View Post
    no no new pics because all the work done is basically invisible!
    You don't think we like pictures of invisible stuff?

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    Mmmmm! Rebuild porn! Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve View Post
    You don't think we like pictures of invisible stuff?

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    Haha aside from some of the junk on the floor moving around it'd look the same as the one above... alright maybe the wiring got tidied up too! Got the horns and mirrors painted up over the weekend so they'll go on this week & maybe I'll shoot another picture.

    Has anyone reliably cleaned up the plastic chrome stuff on 82 turn signals? They have pockmarks & blue/green fur (corrosion) on them. If not I'm going to throw on a set of black 83 ones that I have in a box...


    Ok and so to keep the picture police happy here's a new family toy... (My wife's but I can probably play too).

    R53 -2005 Cooper S by salty_monk, on Flickr

    It's a 2005 R53 Cooper S. The "purest" of the BMW breed (also the smallest & supercharged rather than Turbo). Tiny Boot though & no spare wheel (although I've read a Honda Donut fits - something to investigate! )
    Last edited by salty_monk; 11-11-2019 at 05:05 PM.

    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

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    www.parasiticsanalytics.com

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