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Old 04-30-2013, 05:47 PM   #1
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Help with 1982 Suzuki gs650 gl

Hello All,

I am in neg. for a 1982 Suzuki gs650 gl and would appreciate info regarding this bike. I have owned 2 bikes in past but never worked on them in depth. Special note, I have never been around a "drive shaft" bike, so this will be interesting, can anyone let me know a bit more (pros/cons) with drive shaft bikes? In the end, any information would be great from the local Moto-Houston community.

Thanks All for the help and information.
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Pro is that its one less thing to maintain.
i dont know of a con, except you cant change gearing with a sprocket swap.
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And post pics!
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I owned that bike when it was new. Shaft drive is the way to go. Except for sport bikes.
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Old 05-01-2013, 06:57 PM   #5
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Thanks everyone for info

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Pro is that its one less thing to maintain.
i dont know of a con, except you cant change gearing with a sprocket swap.
No downsides? I once looked into the BMW Kxxx bike (also has drive shaft) and found info saying that if drive shaft gear lube should be greased/lubed well and maintained otherwise the teeth/gears will damage. I think drive shafts is expensive, plus will probably need parts that interact with shaft, i.e. "gears" motor section and rear hub section.

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And post pics!
I will definitely post pics if I can get them and also when I decide on a project.
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Hi all,

so I have some more questions... What are some measures I should take when buying Clip-Ons? I am looking to buy some soon, but not sure of the measurements and brands (if relevant).

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Old 06-17-2013, 05:10 PM   #7
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did you ended up buying that bike? i got one similar to it and have not started on modding it yet
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Hi all,

so I have some more questions... What are some measures I should take when buying Clip-Ons? I am looking to buy some soon, but not sure of the measurements and brands (if relevant).

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You will need to know what is the diameter of the fork tube to order the correct size. All brands are pretty much the same price. I like to suport the local peeps... I got mine from Discountsuperbikeparts.com
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