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Old 08-12-2018, 07:41 AM   #41
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Re: GS850G project

Never thought of doing that. When this one fails I'll give that a shot.

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Old 09-06-2018, 06:03 PM   #42
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Pulled the rear end apart. Swing arm moves very smoothly with no play in the pivot so I left it in place. Going to take a wire wheel to the rust and re spray as needed. The rear master cylinder is frozen so I'll be tearing that and the caliper down for a rebuild.

Slowly working my way forward.



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Old 09-07-2018, 08:44 AM   #43
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I'd say making progress, but......seems like it's losing parts
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Old 09-07-2018, 09:17 AM   #44
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They'll grow back.

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Old 09-10-2018, 07:21 PM   #45
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Re: GS850G project

Tore the 850g down some more the rear brake pedal pivot was frozen in the frame. Took a bit with penetrating oil a propane torch and a BFH to get it out.

Pulled all the master cylinders and calipers off and dissassembled. All were full of sludge. Need to rebuild or replace them all. I found a bunch of new master cylinders on Amazon for less than the cost of the rebuild kits ive been finding. Weird.

Put a new tach cable on the GS1000 and loaded the Strom in prep for Rich mountain Rendezvous.

Got the bonded title paperwork back from the state as well for the GS850G so gotta go get surety bond soon and get over to the tax office.

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You are ready!
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Old 09-13-2018, 11:52 AM   #47
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Re: GS850G project

those use BIG tapered roller bearings for the swing arm, super tough over engineered and probably the easiest swing arm bearing to service but possibly hardest to change as getting the seat race out of the swing arm can be fun.
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Downs, I didn't realize you had started a thread over here.

I took on the CB. Here she is finished and running.

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Old 09-16-2018, 09:34 PM   #49
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those use BIG tapered roller bearings for the swing arm, super tough over engineered and probably the easiest swing arm bearing to service but possibly hardest to change as getting the seat race out of the swing arm can be fun.
Oh I got them out of there when I had to pull the swing arm to replace the mid drive rear seal. Very easy to service for sure.


Sparkplug I want to hear it run Looks great considering where it started. I'm currently waiting on the rest of my brake parts to come in, I should soon have everything I need to put it on the street and moving around. I got my bonded title paperwork back from the state last week and need to go get a surety bond. The part at the tax office is going to suck cause I'm going to have to pay more taxes on it than I paid for it in the first place, since it's older than 25 years old it's automatically valued at 4 grand even though their own SPV calculator shows a 185 dollar value Buncha crooks.
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