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Post by Royster on Thu 28 Feb - 18:42

Well all my bits are away in the be painted! Should have them back in 2 weeks ready to refit!

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Re: Winter Project GSX1400

Post by G-force on Sun 3 Mar - 12:12

It's going to be a busy month!
More bits have arrived.. Hagon shocks and new steering head bearings.
I'll be giving the calipers an overhaul too so I need to get seal repair kits next.
To be honest I've not done a lot in the past few weeks so the pressure is on if I'm going to get it rebuilt for the end of March.

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Re: Winter Project GSX1400

Post by G-force on Wed 13 Mar - 9:39

Got most of my parts back from the painters. Overall happy with the job so far. Also expect to get my powder coated parts back by the end of the week. The rebuild is getting closer.. Smile
Just the boring parts still to sort out, new bearings, bushes, seals, bolts etc.
Still haven't got the logbook in my name yet! I suppose I better get onto that pronto too. They'll be wanting know about the colour change too.

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Re: Winter Project GSX1400

Post by G-force on Sat 16 Mar - 22:23

Got all parts back. Painted and powder coated.
The pressure is on to get it build back up ASAP.
The brake calipers are in a bit of a sorry state so they're getting blasted and painted too. Hopefully most of the bike will come together pretty quickly. It's the mods that'll take time. Making mounting brackets for bellypan, hugger, and I've got a different headlight to fit which might be tricky.
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Re: Winter Project GSX1400

Post by G-force on Sun 17 Mar - 2:15

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Re: Winter Project GSX1400

Post by G-force on Thu 21 Mar - 2:16

Made some reasonable progress so far this week. The forks are wrapped and fitted. I've mocked up my new headlight but that's raised some issues with clearance for the existing clocks. Looks like I'll be shopping for a digital dash instead now.
New front sprocket fitted, gave the whole bike a deep steam clean. The amount of crap that had built up under the front sprocket cover was a disgrace. About half an inch thick black goop at parts!
I've dealt with the surface rust on the frame.
The swinger is ready to be fitted next along with shocks and pegs. Waiting on new gaskets for the engine casings and some rubber bushes for the tank and rear left footrest exhaust mount.
Not long til the bodywork goes back on and it looks like a bike again!!

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Re: Winter Project GSX1400

Post by G-force on Fri 22 Mar - 8:46

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The clearance behind the screen is limited so I'll need a smallish digital dash instead of the original clocks..

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Re: Winter Project GSX1400

Post by G-force on Tue 26 Mar - 22:28

Ordered a Koso digital dash for the bike so that should solve my clocks problem.
Also made major progress over the weekend. Most work now done. It's back on its wheels.
Still to do..
Fit tank, bellypan, hugger, headlight, dash, brake calipers.

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Re: Winter Project GSX1400

Post by G-force on Tue 2 Apr - 4:03

The 'simple' jobs seem to be taking the most time! Rolling Eyes
It's mostly trial and error (mostly error!) now and all the fiddling is time consuming.
Now that my Easter egg run deadline has passed I'm not in a major hurry to bash it back together to get it on the road. although brakes, headlight and dash would make it roadworthy. Then the hugger and bellypan could be done after.
The DVLA still haven't sent my logbook through so that poses the problem of not being able to SORN it. I expact a request for £80 will be in the post...

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Re: Winter Project GSX1400

Post by G-force on Tue 2 Apr - 4:06

KOSO Dash.
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Re: Winter Project GSX1400

Post by G-force on Tue 2 Apr - 4:21

Looking like a bike again!
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Re: Winter Project GSX1400

Post by Royster on Tue 2 Apr - 5:01

Looking good buddie!

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Re: Winter Project GSX1400

Post by G-force on Tue 2 Apr - 5:03

Cheers man! Looking forward to getting it on the road to start throttling pedestrians!! Twisted Evil

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Re: Winter Project GSX1400

Post by Royster on Tue 2 Apr - 5:49

It's great fun!

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Re: Winter Project GSX1400

Post by G-force on Wed 3 Jul - 2:40

My winter project has taken a bit of a back seat these past couple of months. I need it finished asap. To be honest I've been struggling a bit trying to fit this new headlight. I'm in the process of making the bottom mounting bracket for it but the top mounts refuse to line up properly. I might need to take the top yoke off again to get them fitting properly. Also the wiring for the digi dash will be a challenge.
Alarmingly, when I moved the bike the other day there was a puddle of oil on the front wheel? And the bottom of the right fork was wet. Not sure if its fork oil or brake fluid as the brake line was also hanging over that area. I thought the reservoir was empty but there may have been a bit left that decided to drain out while it was sitting still?
If anyone has any free time this weekend I'd appreciate an extra pair of hands to help with the awkward bits.. ?


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Re: Winter Project GSX1400

Post by G-force on Sat 6 Jul - 17:34

Update, got the brakes back together yesterday and refitted the headlight mounts, foot pegs, sprayed the calipers and tank, and messed around with some bulb fittings.
Was up early this morning so set about soldering the new indicators to the old connector plugs. Today's task is bleeding the brakes. Not looking forward to it! But it'll be a hurdle overcome when it's done. If successful I'll move onto the dash wiring and final positioning of the headlight. It should come together quickly once they're done.
I really need to get it motd n taxed as soon as.. Wanting to take it to a 1400 rally at the start of August!

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Re: Winter Project GSX1400

Post by G-force on Tue 9 Jul - 17:06

Got all the brakes and clutch refitted and bled on Saturday. But the right fork seal is definitely burst. Stripped the front end off it again last night so I'll get the forks sorted now. Not impressed. But glad it happened now rather than down the road somewhere!

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Re: Winter Project GSX1400

Post by G-force on Thu 11 Jul - 1:53

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This is how it looked on Saturday before I had to strip the front end off it again to get the fork seals done. Crying or Very sad 

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Re: Winter Project GSX1400

Post by Royster on Thu 11 Jul - 6:23

Headlight looks really mean!Evil or Very Mad 

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Re: Winter Project GSX1400

Post by G-force on Sun 14 Jul - 9:24

Tonight's planned activity on the 14 was sidelined for a blast down to Largs with Royster!
Safe to say I had a big cheesy grin behind my helmet a few times!!Very Happy Very Happy 

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Re: Winter Project GSX1400

Post by Royster on Sun 14 Jul - 20:09

Agreed mr G, was good to get a wee blast out. Just the rally in 2 weeks time!

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Re: Winter Project GSX1400

Post by G-force on Tue 16 Jul - 9:49

Digi dash now temporarily wired. Still to test fully before permanantly connecting it.
Still waiting on forks though.. Mad 

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Re: Winter Project GSX1400

Post by G-force on Fri 19 Jul - 23:07

MOT booked for Tuesday! Suppose I better get the finger out and finish the beast! Shocked 

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Re: Winter Project GSX1400

Post by G-force on Fri 16 Aug - 23:28

Sailed through its MOT. bounce 
I've now clocked up over 1100 miles on it in the past 2 weeks.
Over the moon with the 1400. The power seems to come at you in a big wave. Twist the throttle and it roars into life almost pulling your arms out their sockets!!

Most of the miles I've covered so far have been 2 up with Fuzzer and fully laden with luggage.
This has shown that the suspension is too soft and too low.
Next will be tweaking the forks and shocks and maybe adding a jack up kit.

I've also got a Power Commander III USB to try out. That will need a proper dyno run to set up correctly.

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Re: Winter Project GSX1400

Post by Royster on Sat 17 Aug - 0:21

Like you my 14 has done a few miles in the last 2 weeks and i must say, never missed a beat!! i have got new mini indicators to fit as my current ones are show signs of water. Shows signs!! the left front one is full of water!!! Think a slight pin hole will be drilled into the bottom of it to let the water out.

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