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Re: Re: 1978 GS1000EC
« Reply #30 on: April 16, 2013, 10:44:07 am »
Been working on getting the head cleaned up. After some Purple Power and brushing barely touched it I went and got a siphon air blower and some baking soda. That made short work of it.


Had some interesting build up on the exhaust valves. They all looked like this while the intake valves were relatively clean.
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Re: 1978 GS1000EC
« Reply #31 on: April 18, 2013, 05:35:00 pm »
i love the soda blast method. cheap, easy, and it dont matter how much you pack into orafices it disolves and washes away with plain water with no mess...
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Re: 1978 GS1000EC
« Reply #32 on: May 07, 2013, 02:57:02 pm »
Updates??  :pop
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Re: 1978 GS1000EC
« Reply #33 on: May 07, 2013, 07:40:08 pm »
I'm STILL waiting for my cylinders from the machine shop. I'm not real pleased. I'll be picking them up done or not soon. 3 weeks to bore a set of jugs is ridiculous. Also still missing the body work but I know he's been busy. Meanwhile I've been giving my carbs a fresh build with a new jet kit. Going to try that 6 Sigma company that has popped up recently. Got the kit in and it looks nice, comes with a lot of nice touches. You specify your exact model, mods list and elevation and he tailors his kits to those specs. We'll see how he did. If he got it pretty close I'll start using his kits from now on.
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Re: 1978 GS1000EC
« Reply #34 on: May 07, 2013, 08:48:54 pm »
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Re: 1978 GS1000EC
« Reply #35 on: June 19, 2013, 05:06:27 am »
Hey Ian, deff keep us updated on how those carb kits work out please .....
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Re: Re: 1978 GS1000EC
« Reply #36 on: June 19, 2013, 01:00:10 pm »
I've already posted a review in the product review thread. We do need to split that thread into individual topics.
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Re: 1978 GS1000EC
« Reply #37 on: August 19, 2013, 10:24:24 am »
Update; she's done (for now)! The bike pulls like a freight train with the new bigger displacement, pods and carb work. I also added a period Deraile oil cooler and rare oil cooler adapter. The body work looks amazing! Gr8whitegsxr did a fantastic job. The scheme looks the same as before until you get it in the sunlight and then the pearls pop. I've run her a few times and the carb tuning is nearly spot on. I do need to drop my air jet down a size though.









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Re: 1978 GS1000EC
« Reply #38 on: August 19, 2013, 02:04:17 pm »
Sweet!  :21
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Re: 1978 GS1000EC
« Reply #39 on: August 19, 2013, 03:47:04 pm »
Looks great!!! :21
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Re: 1978 GS1000EC
« Reply #40 on: September 06, 2013, 05:45:32 pm »
Looks AWESOME Ian !!!! :21  :21
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Re: 1978 GS1000EC
« Reply #41 on: November 01, 2013, 10:11:34 pm »
The more I look at your bike the more I think you should put an "S" fairing on it.  I even have a line on another set of fairing mounts for one.
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« Reply #42 on: November 01, 2013, 10:35:19 pm »
I think it would look good with one too.  Once I get the Kwak sorted the GS will get some more love.
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Re: 1978 GS1000EC
« Reply #43 on: November 02, 2013, 02:20:37 pm »
Good Thread.   :21
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Re: 1978 GS1000EC
« Reply #44 on: December 05, 2013, 06:26:56 pm »
Ian,

Were you able to get the ignition sorted?  (or have you been playing with the new Kwacker?  Watch out, Suzy will be jealous!)

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« Reply #45 on: December 05, 2013, 07:20:58 pm »
Not yet.  Haven't had the time or spare cash to show either of then any love lately.
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« Reply #46 on: December 07, 2013, 02:03:07 pm »
I think it would look good with one too.  Once I get the Kwak sorted the GS will get some more love.

Ian, 

Here's a link to a GS Resources thread that shows fabbing mounting brackets for the "S" fairing. 

http://www.thegsresources.com/_forum/showthread.php?t=144528&page=1
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Re: Re: 1978 GS1000EC
« Reply #47 on: November 14, 2014, 07:34:57 pm »


The end.










Or is it?
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Re: 1978 GS1000EC
« Reply #48 on: November 14, 2014, 09:06:19 pm »
*GASP*


I did not realize that was the bike

'Tis a sad, sad day indeed.

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Re: 1978 GS1000EC
« Reply #49 on: November 14, 2014, 09:20:17 pm »
I caught it.Sad indeed but Ian has brought her back before and I figure as much as he likes it he'll have running before we know it.
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« Reply #50 on: November 14, 2014, 10:45:47 pm »
So he was riding your bike?

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Re: 1978 GS1000EC
« Reply #51 on: November 14, 2014, 11:10:59 pm »
 :'( Poor ole GS.....
Ian, it deff looks rebuildable though ... I can see plenty of good parts still ....
Hope your dad heals quick too ......
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Re: 1978 GS1000EC
« Reply #52 on: November 14, 2014, 11:16:01 pm »
When you rebuild it,

Self destruct delete.


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Re: 1978 GS1000EC
« Reply #53 on: November 15, 2014, 12:38:37 am »
At the end of the day the GS is just a machine. A culmination of events caused an accident that was just that, an accident. Dad feels absolutely horrible about it and I wish he wouldn't It'll be rebuilt and he'll be around to help. That's what's important and I'm excited about the build. It will be a complete evolution from previous versions.

GS v.4.0 will be coming soon, stay tuned.
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Re: 1978 GS1000E
« Reply #54 on: November 15, 2014, 07:05:20 am »
The bike will be rebuilt.  I have most of the parts needed on hand, including frames and wiring looms.  If you,d like I have the USD front suspension from a 91 GSXR we can use.   

Putting this bike back on th road is our #1 priority.


It goes without saying but I'll say it anyway...I am just terribly sorry about your bike and Jackie's.
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Re: 1978 GS1000EC
« Reply #55 on: November 15, 2014, 08:30:58 am »
Ian, you are absolutely correct

Bikes are just stuff. People, on the other hand....

Ive joked and made light of this, but i know too well how this could have ended.

Now you have an excellent excuse to hang out with your dad.

Chris,

You seem like a really nice, extremely intelligent guy.

No, you cant ride my bike.  :groan

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Re: 1978 GS1000EC
« Reply #56 on: November 15, 2014, 09:45:30 am »
Chris like Ian said main thing is your here to have a part in the rebuild and make many more memories.I told the wide when I saw the pic of that looked like Ian's bike and I figured most of the parts either were on hand or you guys knew where to get them and it would ride again.I had little doubt on that.Accidents happen and thats why they are called accidents.

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Re: 1978 GS1000EC
« Reply #57 on: November 16, 2014, 10:38:53 pm »
Glad to see - looking at the bright side at a very tough time.   :21

I am amazed - not sure I could be so tough.  :groan

GO GET 'EM Chris and Ian.  :happypep :yw
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Re: 1978 GS1000EC
« Reply #58 on: November 17, 2014, 04:20:08 am »
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Re: 1978 GS1000EC
« Reply #59 on: November 17, 2014, 08:27:35 pm »
I have a 91 GSXR front end, and I have a set of GSXR wheels ....... :pop
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