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Project Linkin's GSF250V Bandit

Discussion in 'Your 250cc Projects' started by Linkin, Apr 3, 2019.

  1. kiffsta

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    Can you send me a few pics of the bowl . I have a heap of spare carbs
     
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    leaks due to a previous owners bodge repair. a replacement bowl will fix the problem.
     
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    Linkin The Apprentice Premium Member Dirty Wheel Club Contributing Member

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    May have sorted it via tweaking the drain screw - will report back later.

    Been noticing bogging on take off, and the occasional stall at the lights when letting the clutch out. Also poppling on deceleration when the revs start getting below 6,000 and throttle closed

    Went through the service data and found the mixture screw standard settings - 1.5 turns out. Straight away I knew they were going to be at waaay more than that out... and they were... 3.5 turns :headbang:

    Set to 1.5 out and ran it, lazy throttle response and hanging idle. Another 1/4 turn out was better, good throttle response and good, smooth feeling on the road. Revs cleanly and returns to idle nicely.

    Should help the fuel consumption... I was initially thinking clogged air filter. Can't hurt to replace it either, and I have one waiting. Saturday job (after voting :minigun: )
     
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    HI

    Thinking of buying a GSF 250 2001 model.
    If I do hope to get some advice from you .
    I am in Sydney to near Bondi.
    2001 is when it came into Australia I gather so it is a 2000 model.
     
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    Linkin The Apprentice Premium Member Dirty Wheel Club Contributing Member

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    Got a blown rear shock :( Thought it was just the rear tyre that made the back end feel crap, but the shock is leaking its guts out... will have to find another one

    Played with the pilots again... just a little bit lean in the cold weather with the choke off / bike still not warm
     
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    Got stuck into the bike at work today...

    Replaced the front & rear tyres, both sets of pads & brake fluid. Chain & sprockets was a fun one... the clutch pushrod to release the pressure plate is on the sprocket side. The mechanism for operating it is in the front sprocket housing. It's a spiral screw that rides on ball bearings with a plate to retain them. Because no one believes in chain maintenance, the whole thing was utterly filthy.

    Through cleaning the front sprocket area, I discovered a water pump, neutral switch, and lots of bolt heads hidden under all the grime... took most of my time today to clean everything up.

    I got lucky and found a matching float bowl for the carbs. Mine was cracked where the drain screw had been overtightened and it had received a poor quality jb-weld repair, which did not hold in the fuel. It curled up and peeled off with minimum effort.

    Front pads were no name chinese, same on the rear... really bad material, not enough lubrication stuff in them so they glaze the discs.

    Still on the to do list... fork seals. Took one look under the dust caps and said 'nope' - going to need new circlips at minimum but will go and do all the bushings as well.

    Rear shock I found blown the other day (leaking oil) so have to find a replacement.

    Then, some new dash backlight globes so I can see things properly :)
     
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    Thanks @kiffsta

    Now I have my homework for the night :)
     
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    $6 for some new dash globes and things are looking much brighter :)

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    Out and about :D

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    Got the centrestand kit fitted. Suzuki have been smart and made it cheap, by way of a sleeve and a split pin holding the thing in, instead of a nut and bolt. Kit cost me $110. Not bad.

    When fitting it, I mistook the sidestand switch for the spring tab... I was working outside in the dark though :oops:

    The foot lever for it sits under/near the chain, so it's a great reminder to keep an eye on the chain tension, I'll have to service it since I haven't touched it since replacing the chain and sprockets.
     
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    Always liked the look of the Bandits. I love the engines, particularly the bigger oil burners. I use one in my little race car.

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    Here's a pic with the centrestand. I added some red rim tape as well, the look works really well on this bike... and it's reflective so morons in cars can see you at night.

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    I've gotten used to it now and it's not that bad.
     
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    How long until you are off your p’s
     
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    No donuts, just croissants :thumb_ups:
     
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