New exhaust and new shocks.

gs450 mufflerTo get ready for the weekend I had to fabricate a muffler for the GS450. I don’t think my neighbors were very happy with me driving around with straight exhausts. At the same time I constructed a simple two to one collector for the exhaust, I have no clue if it will give more or less effect but I like how it looks 🙂
GS450 exhaustGS450 HandleI also got some help in finding a suitable clutch and throttle wire for the taller handle bars. The brake line costs me a tenth of the bike so I guess that was a bit pricy but I was in a hurry so I couldn’t be picky. The exhaust, muffler and changing of the handle bars was done in one day and now that I have ridden it for a few days I’m getting used to the different way of sitting. The bike also got a bit lower because of the new rear shocks, they’re about two inches shorter than stock. I already broke a tail light when the rear wheel ripped it off so the current light is just temporary.

Today I got a hold of a gas tank that from what I was told was from a NV20 1925 and of course I had to do a mock up and hang it beside the bike. I like how it looks (I edited the image in my phone a bit to get rid of the lines from the stock tank).
PicsArt_1369848208516_201305292006181052053666114Hopefully I will have the time to mount the tank pretty soon -=/Anders

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Junk or treasure?

DCIM100GOPROI look at a lot of sites like eBay and Tradera for used motorcycle parts and other crap that I don’t need. So finally it caught up with me and i “accidentally” won an auction with approximately 1.200kg of used motorcycle parts. They had to be collected outside of Örebro as soon as possible so I rented a van and me and Smeden took a road trip (Örebro is about a two and half hour drive or something).
Junk trip 2Here we have loaded some of the stuff into the van and there’s still more stuff being put in there. Almost all of the parts were neatly labeled with what bike it came of and what year the bike was made, that’s going to save us a lot of hassle when we go through all the goodies. There’s all kinds of things in the boxes. Handle bars, foot pegs, headlights, gauges, carbs, turn signals, hand controls, and much much more.
DCIM100GOPROAfter loading all of it into the van we got kind of hungry so we made a pit stop in Örebro at “the Hut” before driving back to our garage and unloading the treasure trove.
I have no idea about what we are supposed to do with all the stuff but some of it will probably be sold at swap meets or something.

-=/Anders