GSX750 chopper #x

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Prof
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GSX750 chopper #x

Post by Prof » Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:17 pm

Here's a quick update on James' GSX750 chopper. I've not had the time to put up a full report of the build, but promised James an update. It should be on the road within the week. So here's a couple of pics...

This is what is meant by getting dwon to it... a really painful engine bolt that needed three hands...
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Dale has put in quite a few hours to help me get the project finished on time....
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The chopper as of 8pm tonight... just exhausts to paint and put on... and a couple of mirrors...
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Front wheel is CB750. Rotoris cut down CB F series and caliper is GSX. Forks are narrower than CB's so speedo drive would not quite fit. I have purchased a neat little Garmin Edge 20 GPS speedo...
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Rear end... HD wheel and sprocket. Chainguard is stainless...
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These long handgrips (40mm more than usual) made it difficult to fit controls and switches to the stainless apes. Solution was to make a new clutch bracket incorporating the switches...
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Rear brake caliper is grimeca and caused lots of grief, stripped threads and stuffed piston rubbers... New on seals arrivd this afternoon... all working now but dragging a little, with luck it will settle in with some use.

Tank was sealed yesterday and will be ready for fuel Sunday arvo. Then we can fire her up. Last job will be aircleaners... which for the time being will have to be a breadbox style as nothing else will fit. Hope to make that Monday.
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Re: GSX750 chopper #x

Post by Youngblood » Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:54 pm

Looking good.
8) 8) 8)
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Re: GSX750 chopper #x

Post by Prof » Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:44 pm

Started her up tonight. Needs a tuneup and front brake dragging which I will hopefully get sorted tomorrow.

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Youngblood
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Re: GSX750 chopper #x

Post by Youngblood » Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:41 pm

Looking good.
8) 8) 8)
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jsalt
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Re: GSX750 chopper #x

Post by jsalt » Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:12 pm

Yer , looks killer
I hear voices and they have some good ideas!

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Re: GSX750 chopper #x

Post by Prof » Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:22 am

Chopper temporarilly on the road with some jobs still to do... increased steering lock, rear master cylinder not pumping up properly, and some other minor bits adn pieces, but James was keen for a ride.

Motor also needs a new head as cams are badly worn and very low compression in #4 cylinder, but he's very happy with how it has turned out with is what is most important...
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Just putting a video clip on The Chopper Shed facebook... https://www.facebook.com/thechoppershed/
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Re: GSX750 chopper #x

Post by El Skitzo » Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:46 am

Looks fantastic! 8)
65 Triumph Chopper (project)

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Re: GSX750 chopper #x

Post by Prof » Wed Feb 28, 2018 1:56 pm

Thanks El, Nice to ride too and very comfy... Seeing the upholsterer on Tuesday. New head coming as cams need replacing anyway. Rear brake sorted and steering lock left to sort.
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