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Old 19-09-2010, 11:06 PM
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i picked up a gsx550 frame for a fiver complete with v5 on ebay awhile back, a wee bit later i picked up a bandit 600 engine and running gear. i could have got the frame and all but what fun would there have been in that?
engine was just too big to fit in the frame so it had a meeting with the angle grinder, i cut out the right hand side and made up blocks so it would become a removable section, like whats on the bandits and gsxr's etc. had to remove the engine mounts also and re profile below the headstock to make room for the cam chain tunnel. it sat for a bit then i managed to get some time on it this past couple of weeks.

made spacers for rear wheel and milled down caliper bracket


used a gs500 sprocket carrier as its narrower than the bandit one, fitted bearings to take the smaller 17mm gsx spindle. spaced the bandit sprocket out by using the gsx sprocket as it was the perfect thickness, will remove a lot of it leaving just the centre.


as mentioned earlier i had to cut the side from frame to get engine in. heres the rear of the section


and here's the front. new engine mounts welded to removable section. bolts will be 10mm cap screws but only had 2 in garage hence the two hex heads.


the gsx headstock is shorter than the bandit so i ground out the weld at bottom of yoke and pressed stem through enough. will weld it up fully when off the bike.


left hand side new engine mounts. managed to keep the original bottom mounts and made up a suitable spacer.

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new rear mount for tank


new front mounts fitted. had to buy new rubbers, shock horror.


view from the rear with gs250 tank fitted


its a roller! not a lot of room in that frame lol.


nae danger of getting k&n's etc fitted on there as no where near enough room. got a couple of ideas so will see what transpires. engine had to be fitted slightly off centre to allow for chain run so carb for pot number two is sitting over the downtube a bit.
hope to have footrests and brake pedal etc done before i head over to ireland at weekend, we will see.
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nae danger of getting k&n's etc fitted on there as no where near enough room. got a couple of ideas so will see what transpires.
stainless steel tea strainers make good air filters, only 1 a pair from the pound shop.....

don't use perforated ally sheet, it fractures over time due to the inlet pulses, and dissapears into the motor. (voice of experience).
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stainless steel tea strainers make good air filters, only 1 a pair from the pound shop.....

don't use perforated ally sheet, it fractures over time due to the inlet pulses, and dissapears into the motor. (voice of experience).
good tip there rob, time to go trawling the kitchenware dept's
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That looks good so far, Mick.
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was playing in the garage today. i bought a cheap acewell copy on ebay awhile back so decided to use it on the bandit.
took a worn bonnie piston and cut the top off


milled out the inside deep enough to house speedo


made a flat area and tapped the existing oil holes for bolting a plate to.


made up a plate to bolt to piston and for the bolts on bottom of speedo to bolt to.


speedo in piston
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