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Here's My Ride

Post by peteGS on Mon Jan 28, 2013 1:37 pm

This is what I'm on so if you see me out and about feel free to say g'day...





She's an oldie but a goodie thumb.up

Oh, and that's not oil in the first shot... just fresh from a bath is all...

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Post by BecK-300 on Mon Jan 28, 2013 1:43 pm

Noice!
Pete do you work at team moto by any chance?

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Post by peteGS on Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:49 pm

Cheers Beck!

Nah, IT geek here I'm afraid... would be handy to work there though! I've been known to buy bits and pieces at Enoggera and once from Virginia if that helps...

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Post by ThatOtherGuy on Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:52 pm

Very nice, but I have seen it before and had hoped to see you on the commute as discussed elsewhere. Nothing like a well kept older bike, shows an owner who respects his steed.
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Post by peteGS on Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:37 am

Cheers Sean, and yep definitely hoping to see you out once you're back on two wheels.

And yeah I do respect this little beasty... she gets me to work and back every day as well as fun stuff... in desperate need of another bath at the moment though!

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Post by Hold-that-throttle on Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:20 am

That is a real funk machine mate.

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Post by Ahren on Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:39 am


What year is it Pete? Love the retro exhaust.

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Post by Twisted on Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:24 am

Ahren wrote:
What year is it Pete? Love the retro exhaust.

Ha ha I was just wondering to myself if i could make it fit on my GS500

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Post by Ahren on Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:13 pm


Maybe you could if you rigged up a rear bracket Smile

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Post by peteGS on Tue Jan 29, 2013 2:11 pm

Cheers guys! She's a 1982... possibly looks a little older the way I've done it but inspired by the Honda CL scramblers and new Triumph Scrambler...

Spent a few years rebuilding her and learnt a crapload of stuff along the way. Really could do with some more time tuning the carbs but I'll get there.

As for that exhaust... custom made by Tranzac down at Carbrook, love his work! He got it 100% right with just a verbal description from me after I left the cardboard mock up I did at home...

And keep your mitts off you lot nahnah

It won't fit a 500... the 500 exhaust ports point straight out of the head, the 450 (and earlier twins) come out at an angle so it won't work... but I know someone who will make you one Wink

I appreciate the compliments too thumb.up

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Post by ThatOtherGuy on Tue Jan 29, 2013 2:44 pm

I've got a Carbtune Pro, when I'm up for it you're welcome to come over and tune the carb's at my place. Its a real simple job, have done both the GS500 and Bandit (RIP). Twins are just one screw to balance them. The Bandit however that had to be balanced each side first, then sides balanced together, not hard just a process to follow.
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Post by peteGS on Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:54 pm

Cheers for the offer Sean, but I already got one Smile

I got the four cylinder Carbtune Pro and a Colortune for Christmas just after I got the rebuild finished.

I've done the balance already and have got the mixture screws as good as I could with the Colortune, but the real issue is the jetting just off throttle and through the rest of the throttle positions. I just need to put some time aside and get stuck in... but enjoying riding it seems to always get in the way of that... haha

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Post by ThatOtherGuy on Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:07 pm

always does.
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Post by peteGS on Wed Jan 30, 2013 1:21 pm

Indeed it does Sean!

BecK-300 wrote:Noice!
Pete do you work at team moto by any chance?

Beck, forgot to ask coz you aroused my curiousity... why did you wonder if I worked there?

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Post by BecK-300 on Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:03 pm

A guy I have ridden with own a bike which looks very much like yours also named Pete and works at Team Moto.

I aroused you I mean your curiosity hey?? Lol

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Post by peteGS on Sun Feb 03, 2013 12:46 am

BecK-300 wrote:A guy I have ridden with own a bike which looks very much like yours also named Pete and works at Team Moto.

I aroused you I mean your curiosity hey?? Lol

Ok that's freaky crazy Mine was supposed to be unique search.me Haha

And yes... my curiousity... I promise... nahnah otherwise that would just be weird right?

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Post by KevinM on Sat Mar 02, 2013 12:48 pm

G'day Pete
that is a fantastic looking ride you have there ...well done indeed on keeping her in superb condition that she looks to be in.
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Post by peteGS on Sat Mar 02, 2013 1:09 pm

Cheers Kevin! I've just been doing some carb tuning over the last week or so and she's running better than ever.

Unfortunately after about 480km's in that awesome weather today she is far from pristine now Suspect

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Post by KevinM on Sat Mar 02, 2013 2:59 pm

hhahahaha ...yeah you get that, but I am sure she will be all sparkle and shine within 48 hrs...if not already
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Post by peteGS on Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:22 pm

Hmmmm more rain this week... might give my anal retentive streak a break and wait 'til my leave starts on Thursday silent

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Post by pengo on Sun Mar 03, 2013 4:15 am

what bike is that?
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Re: Here's My Ride

Post by peteGS on Sun Mar 03, 2013 1:57 pm

pengo wrote:what bike is that?

It be a 1982 Suzuki GS450E... but a little non-stock...

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