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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:29 pm 
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Hello Everyone!
Yesterday, i pickup an incomplete a 1986 Honda Gyro S . Can you guys give me a idea what should i start first to do to bring it back to life. Appreciates!
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owner just dropped off the pipe, he said he never had carb and battery covers
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:05 pm 
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Great ! ! kevinv710... :thumbwink:
So glad to see this in your hands.
Expecting superb results.
Questions expected and welcomed.
bonesv sent me a link to a Malossi 70cc bbk for the Gyro S..or so it claims.
Find it at treatland.tv....woo-hoo ! !
Please ask for any small parts you are missing...I have a few spares of anything except the hard-to-find covers.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 5:32 pm 
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Project sounds like a blast!!

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 5:53 pm 
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Thanks Mike + Eclar!
I know this one is different ballgame than anything i known before, in term of performance, finding parts. So, i will need a lot of helps.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:59 pm 
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kevinv710 wrote:
Thanks Mike + Eclar!
I know this one is different ballgame than anything i known before, in term of performance, finding parts. So, i will need a lot of helps.
Calling mousewheels to the white courtesy phone, please... :urban:

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<Gyro S><XL 100><Helix><XL75><CMX450>
Trooper....Boss....Buzby.Jon-Boy..Dolly
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 5:40 pm 
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took it down
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:19 pm 
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I say if you are looking to do a restore, do up that frame right, and have it powder coated. From what I see in the pics though, it looks like it's in pretty good condition. For sure I would take those very rare and hard to find rims and have those cleaned up and powder coated. Don't know what you specific plans are in fixing it up, but if I owned it, guarantee it would look better then showroom by the time I finished it. A Gyro is a nice rare bike that the only way to do it justice, is restore it and preserve it.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:23 pm 
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early today, before i took it down. NU50M and TG50M side by side
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then later,
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so far bolt on, no sweat...yet :), with old TG50M lying next to NU50M sterm and handle bar installed
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:53 pm 
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eclark5483 wrote:
I say if you are looking to do a restore, do up that frame right, and have it powder coated. From what I see in the pics though, it looks like it's in pretty good condition. For sure I would take those very rare and hard to find rims and have those cleaned up and powder coated. Don't know what you specific plans are in fixing it up, but if I owned it, guarantee it would look better then showroom by the time I finished it. A Gyro is a nice rare bike that the only way to do it justice, is restore it and preserve it.

Thanks Ecl, that s exactly what i wanted. Checking up with eBay parts are pricey, with Honda stock not much are available, very much everything discontinued even gasket set for engine...non. I have been spending time read on Gyro - general thread here, so far 34/53 pages still long way to go, also reading on service manual book. What i am worry about is some of key important parts if i dont have it, that will putting this project on hold forever.
For now, I probably going complete stocking first, make sure it running stable, 1 push button starts, enjoy ridding it for a summer, then mod, performance, when everything come up as i wished it, i will then take it down again for complete restore as showroom. I am scare to burn my wallet at once.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:22 pm 
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NU50M or TG50M handle bar, you name it, they are bolt on, no mod, no sweat
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or mag wheel with little mod
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Yes! That looks so cool with the big wheel up front!


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:21 pm 
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I love that mag wheel.


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kevinv710 wrote:
eclark5483 wrote:
I have been spending time read on Gyro - general thread here, so far 34/53 pages still long way to go

You will find that 66SIX did a successful swap of fork as you are suggesting.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 12:38 am 
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yes motormike! it was on page 35th and up, just saw that. I have a NU50M un-use sterm so i was just tried on after measurement, surprise those are bolt on. I am going stocking for now, will get to those modify options later on of this project.
I am needing new set piston rings, engine gasket set, do you know anywhere could i buy them? Thanks!


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