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Project 73 Suzuki GT380

Discussion in 'Other Projects - Other Bikes (non 250's)' started by kiffsta, Sep 7, 2019.

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    Bit more assembly , but the blinker fouls on the grab rail .. aregghhhhh

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    Mine is an aftermarket one and is a different design , I think we have solved it

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    Must be the work of that good lookin apprentice :D

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    It was his idea , and it worked


    Today was hard on the wallet , I ponied up and bought some higgs speed gp pipes , the vid below isn’t the exact ones I am getting , but gives you an idea to the sound , scroll to 40 secs in to hear it revving.




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    You will tarnish the polish if you keep doing that .
     
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    Those new pipes look like they will give it more zoom - expansion chambers as opposed to whatever the old design would be classified as
     
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    Today was engine assembly day , I took boxes of parts up to my mate Jeff and he worked his magic , I have come away with a shiny new engine. New crank bearings and seals , new pistons and rings, new clutch , all new gaskets. It is pleasure to watch a master do his thing.

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    and this happened.... I am chomping at the bit start it, but there is loads still to do. I trying the polish the Ram air covers, but am failing so I might send them to someone else to do them properly,

    tomorrow I pickup another shedload of parts from Suzuki, and will be going to an auto electrician who sells all the old vintage plugs and clips so I can try and restore my rear harness.

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    Just picked up some more parts from Suzuki including head bolts. , petcock rebuild parts and the rubber grommets to hold the tail light on . Really making progress now , I made a list last night of work that still needs to be done

    • Fit the oil lines
    • Rebuild the oil pump and replace the seals
    • Install the front sprocket and chain
    • Install the chain guard
    • Purchase and fit a front brake lever
    • Rebuild the rear wiring harness ( new plugs )
    • Fit the voltage regulator
    • Purchase and install a battery
    • Rebuild the carbs and fit to bike
    • Install the airbox
    • Get the side covers painted
    • Purchase side cover mounting hardware
    • Purchase tacho cable
    • Purchase speedo cable
    • Clean and fit sprocket cover including clutch worm drive
    • Purchase and fit head bolts
    • Polish the ram air cover and fit
    • Purchase and fit spark plugs
    • Purchase choke cable
    • Wire up and fit front headlight
    • Get locks sorted so they work with 1 key
    • Fit tail light and licence plate holder
    • Bleed front brake
    • Install points plate and set timing or buy electronic ignition ? Not sure yet
    • Buy some trans oil
    Today, I can knock a few off, I bought the speedo, tacho and choke cables and a brake lever, spark plugs,


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    If you strike out with the auto electrician on the vintage plugs, you will probably find that they are still in production.

    I suspect you already know this, but for anyone watching along you can likely get them at either RS components or Farnell, who aren't as damned expensive as they used to be.

    The RS components search is much better than it used to be also.

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    Trying to knock over some things on my to do list, figured fitting the ram air cover would be easy .... wrong

    My ram air cover was much bigger than the head , after much soul searching (over an hour) I realised that the head that came with the bike is off a much later model . I went though my spares and found the right one , then vapour blasted it and fitted it to the engine then the ram air cover went straight on.

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    It's a gonna go VROOM soon isn't it ;)
     
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    Hope so :)

    Phil cleaned my carbs today so they are ready to be installed , just waiting on my throttle cable to arrive so I can set the oil pump. Still got 3-4 weeks before my pipes arrive, the wait is killing me
     
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    I'm guessing that about now you're getting tempted to start it without the pipes, and in about 10 minutes the tactical response group, armed to the teeth, would be swarming the place looking for multiple perpetrators because of reports of multiple shotgun blasts
     
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    Where is the video. it will still sound awesome, even without pipes.
     
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    chain is on, clutch covers are done , wiring all done bar the headlight , moving forward
     
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