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Old 04-10-2018, 12:34 PM   #21
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Re: GS850G project

you take of the fuel bowls all the needles and fuel screws, the rubber slider covers on top and soak all that too.
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Old 04-16-2018, 07:24 PM   #22
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Work has begun. Removed the tank front fender and windjammer. Washing all the parts as they come off. Most look in good shape integrity wise but the tank and fender are going to need new paint. The tail fairing has broken off at the forward tabs but I've seen a few on Ebay. I'll need a left hand frame cover as well which I've also seen on Ebay.

I did hook a battery up and the bike cranks and sounds like it has good compression but my compression tester is currently MIA.

Can't wait to keep going on it





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Old 04-17-2018, 02:51 PM   #23
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And you have the good help on hand to speed progress. Maybe she knows where that compression meter is.
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Old 04-19-2018, 07:31 PM   #24
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Got the new battery in from Amazon and got it on maintenance mode now after the initial charge. And put 5 and a half gallons of vinegar into the fuel tank to hopefully clean up some of the rust.

Zippo has a dog agility thing this weekend so I'll be on kid dooty and don't forsee getting anything done on the bike this weekend. I would like to get the carbs off at the very least.



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Old 04-20-2018, 07:50 PM   #25
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Progress!
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Old 04-20-2018, 10:24 PM   #26
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How long do you leave the vinegar in tank?
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Old 04-20-2018, 10:31 PM   #27
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Depends on who you ask. General consensus seems to be 1-4 days. I put it in at 5 yesterday I'll dump it sometime Sunday.

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Old 04-20-2018, 10:44 PM   #28
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Pour it on fire ants . You sure got outside of tank looking good.
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Old 04-20-2018, 10:46 PM   #29
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Ha we got enough fire ants to go around.

Pic makes it look better than it is. Needs some TLC and in the end will probably get new paint.
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...but my compression tester is currently MIA.
I've got a compression tester just a couple of miles north of you if you need it...
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When I get the carbs off ill take you up on that offer.

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Old 04-22-2018, 04:53 PM   #32
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Tank off and devingarized. Derusted too. Man tha stuff worked like a champ. No leaks that i could find. Flushed and shook with water a few times which knocked the rest loose. Tank looks great. Got a tiny bit of flash rusting before I was able to run a bit of running alcohol through an fog as best i could with wd40. Got the shop vac blowing air into it now to hopefully dehumidfy it some more.

Also got the carbs off and partially torn down. They're not as bad as I thought but I still may send them to weird George down in the hill country. He rebuilt my gs1000 vm26 carbs about 15years ago or so and they've been flawless. But that's going to hurt the ol pocketbook.









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