Just bought my GTS 1000!!!

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Just bought my GTS 1000!!!

Postby raffys5/6 » Thu Oct 06, 2016 8:41 pm

Pretty much as the title says, picked up my GTS1000 today, 1993 non abs, first time i had ridden one and i was very impressed with how smooth it was, it was only a short test ride but the bike felt good for 23 years old, very good really, little bit heavy but pretty well balanced, probably would have been a bit better if it wasnt 6 degrees and the clutch bite was right at the very end of the lever, new clutch needed i think. Quite a special bike and i am very pleased to now own one!!
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Re: Just bought my GTS 1000!!!

Postby Searcher » Thu Oct 06, 2016 11:37 pm

raffys5/6 wrote:Pretty much as the title says, picked up my GTS1000 today, 1993 non abs, first time i had ridden one and i was very impressed with how smooth it was, it was only a short test ride but the bike felt good for 23 years old, very good really, little bit heavy but pretty well balanced, probably would have been a bit better if it wasnt 6 degrees and the clutch bite was right at the very end of the lever, new clutch needed i think. Quite a special bike and i am very pleased to now own one!!


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Re: Just bought my GTS 1000!!!

Postby raffys5/6 » Fri Oct 07, 2016 8:22 pm

Photo coming

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Re: Just bought my GTS 1000!!!

Postby devonrider » Fri Oct 07, 2016 10:00 pm

Not good enough.
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Re: Just bought my GTS 1000!!!

Postby raffys5/6 » Sat Oct 15, 2016 3:11 pm

Sorry for late pic, its still coming, bike been having its inspection for the German system and ze are not efficient..

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Re: Just bought my GTS 1000!!!

Postby danz » Fri Oct 28, 2016 1:55 am

I just bought my GTS 1000 last month. (First non H-D since '70) a '94 with ugly saddlebags and clutch engaging way out near the end of lever travel

Removed the black luggage rack (or is it a tail bag mount). Now I need to find a cover for the whale tail holes.

I just discovered that it has 5 valve heads. Head gotta look like a piece of Swiss Cheese! 20 lash checkings and shim reductions?

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Re: Just bought my GTS 1000!!!

Postby Devonian » Fri Oct 28, 2016 9:08 am

Clutch engagement is automatically adjusted due to hydraulic nature. You can buy an adjustable lever for a FZR1000 which will give you some ability to change hand span required.

Good news is that the valves rarely need adjusting. Bad news is it is a pain in the ass to get at the head to even check.
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Re: Just bought my GTS 1000!!!

Postby devonrider » Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:36 pm

danz wrote:clutch engaging way out near the end of lever travel


Biting point near the end of travel does indicate clutch possibly on the way out.
Good news is that it's not hard to replace.
It is correct to say that valve clearances hardly ever go out of spec.
If you do ever want to get them done properly, I recommend the FJ owners club (UK)
The guy who runs it is a mechanic, and a big time GTS fan.
He owns one and knows them well.
I got quoted a basic price of £180, with another £50 if any needed swapping.

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Re: Just bought my GTS 1000!!!

Postby lewisjjp » Mon Oct 31, 2016 10:17 am

If the clutch is still working ok, ie not slipping at all, it is more likely to be your master cylinder at fault, quite common and nothing a rebuild kit would not sort. While your at it do the slave at the same time. Easy job!

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Re: Just bought my GTS 1000!!!

Postby raffys5/6 » Sun Nov 06, 2016 8:05 pm

Pics finally, also looking at repair kit for the clutch master cylinder before i tear the clutch down and replace the clutch discs.

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Re: Just bought my GTS 1000!!!

Postby devonrider » Mon Nov 07, 2016 10:01 pm

raffys5/6 wrote:Pics finally, also looking at repair kit for the clutch master cylinder before i tear the clutch down and replace the clutch discs.


Clutch master cylinder is a generic part, shared with several other Yamaha's of the day.
I think the VMAX and FJ1200 used it.
Speak to phil Hacker of the Yamaha FJ owners club.
He has a GTS as well.

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Re: Just bought my GTS 1000!!!

Postby raffys5/6 » Sun Nov 20, 2016 5:08 pm

Got it thanks, just need time to install now

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Re: Just bought my GTS 1000!!!

Postby jorojin » Thu Dec 15, 2016 10:26 am

Lovely piece of Swiss cheese, see my thread on a rebuild I am undertaking in the "Projects" section.

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danz wrote:I just bought my GTS 1000 last month. (First non H-D since '70) a '94 with ugly saddlebags and clutch engaging way out near the end of lever travel

Removed the black luggage rack (or is it a tail bag mount). Now I need to find a cover for the whale tail holes.

I just discovered that it has 5 valve heads. Head gotta look like a piece of Swiss Cheese! 20 lash checkings and shim reductions?


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