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Re: 1978 GS1000EC
« Reply #60 on: November 17, 2014, 08:47:02 pm »
I have a 91 GSXR front end, and I have a set of GSXR wheels ....... :pop

From a GSXR1100?
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Re: 1978 GS1000EC
« Reply #61 on: November 17, 2014, 11:43:31 pm »
Well, no, they are from a 750. you prob want 1100 forks and triples, as they are a fuzz longer, and the clip ons go on top of the upper triple instead of under it. I bet the best set up for that GS would come from a 93-98 GSXR 1100 WC bike.
The wheels are the same for either, also.
Just make sure to get the entire front end. Then you are not stuck trying to find the right rotors,calipers,axle, ect .....
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Re: 1978 GS1000EC
« Reply #62 on: November 17, 2014, 11:51:11 pm »
You know that extra B-12 Chris got from me would make a perfect donor for that GS resurection ... Whole front end with wheel ect ... rear wheel with caliper ect ....Those are 43mm forks after all, while not USD's, they are still 43mm forks just the same ....and use a 17" front wheel for updated rubber choices....
Just a thought I had...
I would use a 93-98 GSXR 1100 front end personally ... I think they look badd azz on the GS, and it will improve handling and braking ....
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Re: 1978 GS1000EC
« Reply #63 on: November 18, 2014, 12:10:41 am »
Right now the plan is rear end from that B12 and a GSXR1100 front end he has as well.
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Re: 1978 GS1000EC
« Reply #64 on: November 18, 2014, 04:02:36 am »
That sounds like a perfect plan Ian !!!
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Re: 1978 GS1000EC
« Reply #65 on: November 18, 2014, 04:17:48 am »
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Re: 1978 GS1000EC
« Reply #66 on: November 18, 2014, 04:29:54 pm »
Really sorry to have learned about your Dad and your bike and glad he's on the mend.
If you're into naming your bikes, I think Phoenix would be appropriate ;)
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Re: 1978 GS1000EC
« Reply #67 on: November 19, 2014, 02:47:26 pm »
Got the bike home (thanks Darrell for holding onto it for me) and snapped a few pics. Obviously there will be loads more during the tear down and rebuild.















First step will be a quick tear-down so I can get the frame off to the sandblaster and in some primer to prevent any rust while it's sitting around.
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Re: 1978 GS1000EC
« Reply #68 on: November 19, 2014, 07:08:54 pm »
Incredible and sickening. I'm surprised the carb bodies melted. They aren't composite, are they?
A couple of ideas come to mind re: refinishing the frame. One is to consider nickel plating, for a Rickman-esque look. Or silver powder coating vs black.
I painted the frame on a 1000S I had many years ago using silver Imron. Although clearcoat wasn't necessary, I sprayed it anyway and added some blue pearl to the clear.
IMO, it looked pretty cool when the sun hit it.
Good luck with every step of the project you have ahead of you.
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I hope you're going to start a resto thread over on the GSR.
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Re: 1978 GS1000EC
« Reply #69 on: November 19, 2014, 07:31:45 pm »
If I do a build thread again there I will probably just add onto the existing one that can be found here: http://www.thegsresources.com/_forum/showthread.php?155564-The-tossed-78-GS1000-rebuild-thread. I hardly visit there anymore unless I'm looking at the classifieds as the drama has gotten ridiculous. Already the purists (Chuck for instance) hated me because I modified a Skunk. The horror! They'll really hate me now, I have a vision of hopped up 'S' clone in my head. It'll be a modified Skunk, that looks like a modified 'S' that really isn't an 'S'.
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Re: 1978 GS1000EC
« Reply #70 on: November 19, 2014, 07:55:37 pm »
Already the purists (Chuck for instance) hated me because I modified a Skunk. The horror! They'll really hate me now, I have a vision of hopped up 'S' clone in my head. It'll be a modified Skunk, that looks like a modified 'S' that really isn't an 'S'.
Wow! I was unaware of that. I can only imagine how well my modded S would've been received. Two shades of blue instead of blue and white. It came out so good that I got into an argument with a dude in the parking area at Laguna Seca who insisted it was the Canadian version S and not custom paint job.
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Re: 1978 GS1000EC
« Reply #71 on: November 20, 2014, 08:39:25 am »
All this MC Love, Modifying, and Rebuilding AMAZES me.  :happypep

Take me forever to learn enough to consider it  :banghead, I barely get around to the required maintenace.

Big deal for me changing tires, oil, chain and sprockets.  :) I am going to attempt CVT Belt replacement & replace rollers with sliders e on the Scooter, and need valve adj on the NINJA and have a slight fork leak on the Ninja. .

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Re: 1978 GS1000EC
« Reply #72 on: November 20, 2014, 08:59:27 am »
That'll buff right out.

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Re: 1978 GS1000EC
« Reply #73 on: November 20, 2014, 09:02:35 am »
@ Rick

something about a sandblaster   ;)

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Re: Re: 1978 GS1000EC
« Reply #74 on: November 20, 2014, 09:07:54 am »
Got all the body work stripped off last night. It's a bit more difficult when things have melted over the bolts.  Luckily,  I have a top notch shop assistant.  
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Re: 1978 GS1000EC
« Reply #75 on: November 20, 2014, 11:30:11 am »
 :21 Your a lucky man to have that kind of high quality assistance.
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Re: 1978 GS1000EC
« Reply #76 on: November 20, 2014, 02:42:55 pm »
She doesnt look very happy about being dirty

But she will get used to it.
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« Reply #77 on: November 20, 2014, 05:22:40 pm »
She loves working on the bikes and doesn't care about being dirty.  Last night she learned the difference between a ratchet,  wench and screwdriver.  Now to learn sizes.
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Re: 1978 GS1000EC
« Reply #78 on: November 20, 2014, 05:49:11 pm »
Not sure what size rim you need i do have a pre katana rear rim if it fits

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Re: Re: Re: 1978 GS1000EC
« Reply #79 on: November 20, 2014, 11:42:31 pm »
Not sure what size rim you need i do have a pre katana rear rim if it fits

Thank you for the offer bud.  We have the whole rear off a Bandit so we'llbe using that wheel.

Got a bit of progress done. I'll get the engine out some time this weekend and send the frame off to be sandblasted.

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Re: 1978 GS1000EC
« Reply #80 on: November 21, 2014, 10:45:23 am »
Good progress, any chance you might want to sell the B-12 frame and title back?? All I really need is the bare frame and a good title....

Seems like you guys are stripping it down anyways .....
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« Reply #81 on: November 21, 2014, 11:04:49 am »
Dad has plans for the frame.
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Re: 1978 GS1000EC
« Reply #82 on: November 21, 2014, 12:44:00 pm »
well crap o la ....
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« Reply #83 on: November 21, 2014, 12:47:09 pm »
well crap o la ....
Sorry,  he bought it specifically for the frame.
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Re: 1978 GS1000EC
« Reply #84 on: November 29, 2014, 12:11:50 am »
Needed a bit of a moral boost for the project so mocked up a bit this evening with dad and our newest apprentice, my youngest brother Geoff (who will soon be riding himself. Thinking on it that'll make all 4 of Chris' children riders.). Have to say that it was just the motivation I needed.

2005 GSXR600 front end with a GS1000S fairing. The forks will definitely need to be resprung and they need to be a bit longer so we'll get some extension caps to put them lower in the triples. Upper bearing is wrong too so need to fix that. The 'S' fairing is an original bit so I don't want to use it. Keep the original 'S' parts for the original 'S'. There is a company that makes fiberglass replicas that I'll be using.


Dad is healing up a bit. They ended up having to do surgery on his shoulder but he still has one good arm so he gets put to work too.


A currently pretty worthless frame with a few grand worth of parts hanging on it but it gives you a taste of things to come. This will be one bad @#$&^! The swingarm on the Bandit behind her is the current donor with some modifications. A custom Metmachex swinger is in this bikes future. It needs to be wide enough to hold that GSXR wheel.


As you can see there are HUGE plans for v4.0. Stay tuned!
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Re: 1978 GS1000EC
« Reply #85 on: November 29, 2014, 08:25:08 am »
Looking good. Glad to see Chris up and about. Looking forward to meeting your brother at some point in time.
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Re: 1978 GS1000EC
« Reply #86 on: November 29, 2014, 10:53:44 am »
Glad to see the healing starting for both the bike and Chris.  :21
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Re: 1978 GS1000EC
« Reply #87 on: November 29, 2014, 09:00:33 pm »
for the upper bearing size issue contact allballz, They offer a lot of different sizes for swapping steering stems etc.
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Re: 1978 GS1000EC
« Reply #88 on: November 29, 2014, 09:04:10 pm »
for the upper bearing size issue contact allballz, They offer a lot of different sizes for swapping steering stems etc.

Already grabbed the proper part number from their conversion charts.  :21
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Re: 1978 GS1000EC
« Reply #89 on: November 30, 2014, 07:23:14 am »
Needed a bit of a moral boost for the project so mocked up a bit this evening with dad and our newest apprentice, my youngest brother Geoff (who will soon be riding himself. Thinking on it that'll make all 4 of Chris' children riders.). Have to say that it was just the motivation I needed.

I think the word you're looking for is "morale"  rather than "moral" but I would guess there are plenty of folks who would say I could use a "moral boost" too.

I think that the object of the exercise wasn't really to give yourself a morale boost which could easily have been accomplished at your garage.  That you lugged the frame and the parts to my garage  and then made me come out to help makes me think the real object was to raise someone else's morale.

And that someone, me, is grateful for your efforts.  Your devotion to your old Dad is heart warming and humbling.  I'm proudest of the real friendship we share.  Thank you always for that.

And, as for the GS Thou..there was no way the passion for bikes that lives inside both of us, that little unstoppable enthusiasm engine that keeps tick-tick-ticking away was going to let the story stop with a twisted and burnt wreck on the side of the road.  She'll be back on the road someday.

And so will I.
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