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by Devonian
Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:23 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Starting full rebuild of a 93 GTS1000
Replies: 264
Views: 15004

Re: Starting full rebuild of a 93 GTS1000

Auto choke? Not on a FI bike. My suggestion would be to put 20 or 30 miles on it. Get the fuel flowing, get the engine bedded in. When I got my GTS, it had not been ridden for some time and the running improved significantly over the first 20 miles, then again as I worked my way through the second t...
by Devonian
Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:22 am
Forum: Help Us All Out
Topic: Engine Flush
Replies: 2
Views: 123

Re: Engine Flush

If someone has previously neglected the bike, omitted or greatly delayed oil changes and/or the bike has sat for a very long time with very old oil in it, you might have some sludge built up here and there. The best "fix" for that would be to run the bike with clean oil for, say, 500 miles...
by Devonian
Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: GTS1000 for sale in Louisiana - Fly and ride!
Replies: 10
Views: 749

Re: GTS1000 for sale in Louisiana - Fly and ride!

Bike is still for sale. Price reduced to $4450. Sincere apologies for dead Photobucket links. Contact me at ptu_1 at yah00 d0tc0m and I will email photos. If rain holds off (not that I mid riding in rain but I hate cleaning all the nooks and crannies on the bike afterwards), I'll take the old girl f...
by Devonian
Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: "How To's"
Topic: leaking front master cylinder
Replies: 1
Views: 111

Re: leaking front master cylinder

Master cylinders generally leak if either the cylinder bore is corroded or the seal is worn/hardened. The leak will be evident at the point where the piston is visible. Fluid or dried fluid may be under the boot. Not sure if Yamaha still makes seal kits for these but good MC's (probably some new MCs...
by Devonian
Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Starting full rebuild of a 93 GTS1000
Replies: 264
Views: 15004

Re: Starting full rebuild of a 93 GTS1000

The other way to check/fine tune the adjustment would be more empirical ...seeing whether the bike tracks straight hands-off.
by Devonian
Fri Jun 30, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Random chat
Topic: MPG
Replies: 4
Views: 348

Re: MPG

I've noticed the GTS' fuel economy is VERY susceptible to speed. Cruising at 60-70 mph I can get 55 mpg (US) but at higher speeds it drops off pretty quickly - more so than other bikes I own. If I'm doing 75+, the GTS is probably slightly worse than my R1100GS or KTM1290SA despite being lower and mo...
by Devonian
Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: GTS1000 for sale in Louisiana - Fly and ride!
Replies: 10
Views: 749

Re: GTS1000 for sale in Louisiana - Fly and ride!

I realize this is probably a bad place to post a GTS for sale as we mostly already have one. Anyhow, mine is still available. I just sold my R1100GS so no urgency - but the GTS is not getting as much use as it used to and I'd love to see her go to an appreciative new owner. She has nearly new sports...
by Devonian
Fri May 12, 2017 6:54 am
Forum: Random chat
Topic: GTS photo update
Replies: 15
Views: 1021

Re: GTS photo update

Camping in the Ozarks, back in October
Image
by Devonian
Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Starting full rebuild of a 93 GTS1000
Replies: 264
Views: 15004

Re: Starting full rebuild of a 93 GTS1000

People frequently ask me if mine is a BMW DESPITE the Yamaha lettering and tuning forks.
by Devonian
Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 93 GTS for sale in Arizona
Replies: 3
Views: 328

Re: 93 GTS for sale in Arizona

Wow! Mine is up for sale as well and I think someone else just said they were going to part with their GTS. Seems like it's a buyer's market at the moment (except nobody is buying). Hopefully I can sell my R1100GS to make room in my garage in the short term (New KTM 1290 SA is taking up the space.)
by Devonian
Tue Apr 18, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Starting full rebuild of a 93 GTS1000
Replies: 264
Views: 15004

Re: Starting full rebuild of a 93 GTS1000

If you can rely on what Google comes up with, Yamaha has their own typeface, based on Swiss 911 Extra Compressed. I have also seen recommendations to use Helvetica Condensed Black or Slim SansSerif Bold as a substitute. The second one looks almost indistinguishable to me although you would probably ...
by Devonian
Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: Replacing the collector box with???
Replies: 24
Views: 1288

Re: Replacing the collector box with???

You can also buy or make new inlet stubs and have them welded to the existing cat.
by Devonian
Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: GTS1000 for sale in Louisiana - Fly and ride!
Replies: 10
Views: 749

Re: GTS1000 for sale in Louisiana - Fly and ride!

Price drop.

Perfect weather for a cross-country trip guys. I'll pick you up from the airport and ship the spare parts you can't carry.
by Devonian
Mon Apr 03, 2017 4:57 am
Forum: Handling & Braking
Topic: Drive Sprocket Sizes
Replies: 5
Views: 488

Re: Drive Sprocket Sizes

I just ordered the appropriate sprockets from my local parts store. FZR1000 sprockets are available in a wide range of sizes. Tried to get a 520 conversion but the rear sprocket was not available so I ended up with a 530. I bought a new chain at the same time (28,000 miles so it was due) and have no...
by Devonian
Fri Mar 31, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Starting full rebuild of a 93 GTS1000
Replies: 264
Views: 15004

Re: Starting full rebuild of a 93 GTS1000

H4 by definition has high and low beam built into the same bulb. Some European bikes have the headlamp divided into two and I'm not sure how those are arranged. I expect one reflector has a high/low H4 and the other houses a single filament bulb for high beam only. US bikes have a single headlamp wi...

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