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xsinclairx GS650e Cafe/Brat project

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Forgot to mention that was off the tc125. The ali route might be a go I think. But if tf125 forks are the same I should be sweet. 

After I ran out of things to do on the tc I took the clutch cover off the gsx750 to discover that the fuel that didn’t overflow on to the drive way made its way into the engine :wacko:

It never ends. 

 

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Having 3 project bikes is painful. 

Air box turned up for the TC. It’s a bit tatty but at least now I have one. Like most old bikes heaps of shit needs to be bolted to it. 

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As you can see it needs a sand blast and paint. One of the mounting tabs has been puncture and fs with the foam. Not sure what I’ll do with that. 

Organising some tf125 forks to replace the screwed ones as well. 

I still have to check out the clutch and get the carb tuned. 

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A very frustrating and expensive mistake was made today. :(

But on the plus side some more oem bits for the  TC 2T turned up!

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I fixed a Beta clutch basket that had broken one of those clutch spring spigots, made a new one from alloy bar and got it welded back in

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Bikes back together and seems to run well. Ive moves onto cosmetics with my main goal to get the colour changed from tarp blue to white. 

Also working on the dash. My current one is screwed. Should I stay oem or go aftermarket?

Previous owner just threw bog at everything. 

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The PO also created the fairing security stay which consists of bolts through fairing copper tabs and plug chain and a re usable cable tie to attach to frame. Oh and bog. 

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9 hours ago, xsinclairx said:

The PO also created the fairing security stay which consists of bolts through fairing copper tabs and plug chain and a re usable cable tie to attach to frame. Oh and bog. 

Wow, that's some real Barry ingenuity right there.

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20 hours ago, a.craw4d said:

Wow, that's some real Barry ingenuity right there.

I think this bike is too far gone to get it back to a nice condition so i'm just going to make it reliable and thrash the tits off it haha. 

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I took the day off work and had a me day :grin:

Repainted the new exhaust because it was starting to look a bit surface rusty. Pulled the front wheel to go down and get the leak sorted. 

Ordered a replacement side cover to replace that Barry one $88 later :( but at least it has all its lugs. 

“Cured” the exhaust paint by running the bike, sounds great after pulling the clutch and sorting that rattle. 

Next on the list is to sort out the carbs flooding, I think the floats are getting stuck so it keeps fuel flowing. I think I’ll just replace all the float valves to hopefully sort it out. I was going to buy a pingel tap to replace the original, not sure if I will now. 

Getting a replacement gauge case and tach from Canada and hopefully if he has a spare light cover to replace the folded sheet metal one. 

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