11 Jan 2011

gr650 "action"

did something with my gr650...!
I'm slow, I know... taking my time.
removed the front mudguard. will try to turn it into a slimmer version.
removed my rear wheel. Someone is putting my new rear Dunlop F11 tyre on it right now, yes!
it's a front tire, I know, but I found it impossible to find a nice looking 16" tyre
I tried to fit my "harley" rim. I like the look but it doesn't fit.. yet.
the rear axle is wider than my suzuki rim so i have to find a way to adapt it.
tips are welcome :)
more gr650 news will follow

I still need a new gas tank.
bought a Suzuki GT 250 tank but it doesn't look nice and the frame of the GR is very wide an high so I need a gastank with a huge tunnel.
something like a Honda TL125 would be nice but they are impossible to find over here.
I like the look of these tanks.
probably need to make a custom tank but if someone knows a standard gas tank that looks sort of simular to this please let me know.


Zoran Holtkamp said...

That wheel looks awesome but the tire make it look even better. Want them toooooo...
Those tankslook pretty exotic, rare and custom... So if you want that look you'll probably have to do some fabricating yourself.If you don't feel like it a more common tank that I like the looks of, is the square-ish xs360 gastank. Good luck!

Bubble Visor said...

thanks zoran!
I already have a similar yamaha square-ish tank but it doesn't look right on the gr650..

MIOB said...

Hey man,

What are the dimensions of the Suzuki axle and the Harley axle? Did you get the harley axle with the rim?

Looking good!!

Zoran Holtkamp said...

I have a spare kz400 tank laying around. It doesn't look anything like what you're looking for but if you want to, you pick it up to check out what it looks like on the GR.

Bubble Visor said...

hey michiel
didn't get the axle withe the rim..
still need to measure the size

thanks zoran, great idea

Zoran Holtkamp said...

You know where to find me ;)

baowah said...

We had the same problem with my xs400 dohc. The original tank is shit, but the new one – taken from a CZ175 Sport – was not wide enough at the center. So my friend, who is working with customising of my bike, find a nice sollution:

baowah said...

http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/477/pb270012ke0.jpg - or is possible cut from this...