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    Quote Originally Posted by F5 Dave View Post
    Yeah I built 1 set of carbs from 3. Twin choke. As the designer should be. Diaphragms working.
    Vacuum plugged as gravity on gsxr. Floats unadjustable, Seemed undamaged plastic.

    But I never pulled the idle mixture screws. I'll check. Thank you.

    Presumably the air gap of the pick up coil is hard to check if attached, I assume, to the side cover and acting on a crank mounted flywheel?
    All the Suzuki fours have case mounted pickups - the cover is just that.
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    Carbs ready for install.

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    Foot work

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    I had an Impulse years ago, mine wasn't a very good example but it was still great fun.
    Check the swingarm for cracks as the wall section used was pretty thin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bungbung View Post
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    I had an Impulse years ago, mine wasn't a very good example but it was still great fun.
    Check the swingarm for cracks as the wall section used was pretty thin.
    Was Suzuki marketing the Impulse towards faggots?

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    I always kinda liked the mental styling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasonu View Post
    Was Suzuki marketing the Impulse towards faggots?
    Quote Originally Posted by Drew View Post
    I always kinda liked the mental styling.
    it appears the answers yes then

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikael View Post
    Hello, starting a restoration on an Impulse. If anyone has experience working on these bikes I would be grateful to hear any tips or information regarding a restoration on one of these. I have very little information but would like to see this bike on the road again as there are not too many of them. Also looking for parts. Great bike from the 80s. Thanks in advance.
    Hi i was so wanting one at the time i didnt have the money . they where a great price .
    i be watching this space ,love toknow how it goes.

    I think 400cc inlines are a blast, well 400cc class has just right amount of power.

    250 cc are great too , but a four hundred has ,just got a little more .

    my second and 3rd Bike,s where 400,s one a boring cb 400n the other cbx 400 f chouldint be more diffrent. inline was so much more balanced, and great engine ,bloody exciting.

    Dont listen to bs comments so people just children . or jealous

    Keep up the awesome work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by actungbaby View Post
    Hi i was so wanting one at the time i didnt have money to fun one ;-) they where a great price . i be watching this space love ot know how it goes.

    I think 400cc inlines are a blast well 400cc class just right amount of power.

    @%0 cc are great but just got a little more with a 400. my second and 3rd

    Bike where 400,s one a boring cb 400n the other cbx 400 f chouldint be more diffrent. inline was so much more balanced and great. engine bloody exciting.

    Dont listen to bs comments so people just children . or jealous

    Keep up the awsome work.
    Jesus tittie fucking Christ, slow down when you type man. Ain't nobody got time to try a decipher that shit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew View Post
    Jesus tittie fucking Christ, slow down when you type man. Ain't nobody got time to try a decipher that shit.
    opps yeah i try get whats flowing more than i can keep up. edited.

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    Thanks Actungbaby!

    Quote Originally Posted by actungbaby View Post
    Hi i was so wanting one at the time i didnt have the money . they where a great price .
    i be watching this space ,love toknow how it goes.

    I think 400cc inlines are a blast, well 400cc class has just right amount of power.

    250 cc are great too , but a four hundred has ,just got a little more .

    my second and 3rd Bike,s where 400,s one a boring cb 400n the other cbx 400 f chouldint be more diffrent. inline was so much more balanced, and great engine ,bloody exciting.

    Dont listen to bs comments so people just children . or jealous

    Keep up the awesome work.
    Thanks mate. Really enjoying the process. Have just received a bunch of parts so will be posting more progress photos soon. Totally agree about the 400cc bikes. Thanks for the encouragement.

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    Ta mate

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    I had an Impulse years ago, mine wasn't a very good example but it was still great fun.
    Check the swingarm for cracks as the wall section used was pretty thin.
    Thanks Bungbung. I will do. Everything will be stripped and inspected apart from the engine.

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    Swing arm linkage and shock overhauled and ready

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    Found a pretty good left foot gear control lever and some grips that look brand new.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James Deuce View Post
    Good try Geoff, but not even slightly related. The Repulse is basically a naked 1984-86 GSXR400. 4 cylinder, single shock rear end, etc., etc. With bits of the Sydney Harbour Bridge painted orange and tacked on randomly.
    It is closer to the 1987 GSXR 400 GK71F. The repulse shares the same engine, brakes and carb with that year. The 1985 and 1986 (Gk71A and Gk71B) share only the brake system with the repulse. One of them has the same carbs but cant remember which one, the other has the newer 4 seperate carb setup instead of the repulse weird dual carb thingies. They bpth have a different engine.

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