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Project GT250 Fun and games!!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Your 250cc Projects' started by Damian_74, Oct 20, 2019.

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    Before and after!

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    Was trying to get there but looks like I will be away for work.

    Pity - wanted to show it off!
     
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    Thanks for the kind offer but........F*#& NO:p
     
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    Hi just wanted to know if you still had part numbers for rims and spokes just working on my own Gt250a any help would be greatly appreciated cheers
     
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    All the part numbers are on Partzilla
     
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    love your work,she is beautiful
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    Most wheel specialists have stainless steel spoke blanks. There is no need to buy OEM spokes.
     
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    Time for an update.....

    Have ridden this little 2 banger fairly hard over the last 6 months and so far it's gotten back home every time.........so far!

    The only failures so far in the estimated 1000km's (no odometer) are:

    Main engine mounting bolt broken.
    I don't know if I over tightened it, metal fatigue (it is 44 years old) or the Zinc plating has had some effect but it broke just under the nut.
    Not a huge issue as there was a spare at home.

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    Gauges
    Speedo worked fine but the odometer failed not long after it was put back on the road combined with an erratic tachometer (and yes it was a new lubed cable).
    Got a few priced locally for professionally restoring the gauges (my previous attempts were just cosmetic). Most of them were quoting around $600 AUD!!!! After searching the internet and I came across Classic Suzuki Parts NL. Emailed a bloke named Marcel. He communicated in perfect English and his service was second to none.

    For both Speedo and Tacho NOS landed in Australia for $400 AUD. Got to be happy with that!

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    OK - it has started again

    The 74L is on the bench now - frame off to the powdercoater and shinny bits with the Chromer.
    Will crack the engine and work out where the gearbox oil was going so I can make my order with Suzuki.
    In these crazy COVID times everything it taking longer to order and be repaired.

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    Pity last years didn't go ahead - Toowoomba is a lot closer than Bendigo!
     
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    Forks.

    These are in a horrible condition, but then the bike is 46 years old so it is expected.

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    I managed to get new pattern inner tubes off eBay for about $440 delivered (sorry Chris I bought these before you became the local dealer). Along with seals, NOS bushes and NOS top caps - they will be like new.

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    There was a problem with one of the lower pistons - couldn't get the final circlip on. I think that the groove was machined slightly out. Ended up taking a small lick from the piston on the lathe.

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    Now for the part that I hate - polishing..................before and after shots.........but happy with the result!

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    Legs polished, then spent another two hours cleaning the workshop of all the **** that the buffing wheel flings everywhere....:headbang:..

    On the later forks, I normally press in the seal before assembly - but with these early ones, the piston and bush assembly is on the outside of the stanchion tube so I need to put it in after. I needed a 33mm seal driver and just happened to have a bit of aluminium round stock left over from another job.

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    One more job ticked off the list!

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