Emma the 'M' model.

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Alan H
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Managed to get the 20 odd year old Hi-Tec tyres off the GSX550 Katana wheels yesterday (with bfo tyre levers - ooh me poor fingers!) And a couple of hammers pliers ( to get the tube valves through the 'rims'. Bearings out so now need to check stock to see what I actually need, then get the wheels powder coated before bearings are fitted , of course.
Found out that the 'plate' for the electrics was missing, so bought 2 - as the plate on the 550B is missing too! The list of stuff for the powder coater is getting bigger as well - frame, tinware, wheels, GS swing arm etc. Might end up with GS750 forks & yokes as the originals are shot, plus they are only 'single disc' and there will be 2 at the front, also I can fit GS550 clocks to upset even more purists.....
Oh, life is good!!!
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Looks like Baz has done another great job on the motor - before & after pics attached - guess which Paul.....
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Some stuff at the powder coaters, but lots to do in the meantime.
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Amazing transformation Alan! 🙂
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:o yes baz is the man alan :D
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Alan H wrote: Sun Apr 30, 2023 10:30 pm Looks like Baz has done another great job on the motor - before & after pics attached - guess which Paul.....IMG_20230430_222601~2.jpg
Some stuff at the powder coaters, but lots to do in the meantime.
Must have taken ages to add the patina, very authentic :lol:
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30 odd years in a damp shed/cellar I reckon, Paul.
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Alan H wrote: Wed May 03, 2023 7:46 am 30 odd years in a canal/swamp I reckon, Paul.
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The refurbished engine looks really good. Are those the original casings and crank or a spare set?
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Spare set. The original engine (which wasn't really the original engine!!!) was unrecoverable.
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Pretty innit?!?! Obviously lots to do.....
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