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Suzuki GT250 X7

Discussion in 'Suzuki 250cc 2 Strokes' started by Crspy, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. Crspy

    Crspy Active Member Premium Member

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    Thought I'd start a project thread for my bike.
    Bit hard to read the plate, but looks to be a 79 GT250 X7

    It's missing a few bits already, like stock exhausts, so I'm not planning on an original rebuild, and more a cafe style build.

    Looks like the engine has been sitting for a while, so the first steps will be to strip and rebuild that while keeping an eye out for other bits I need.
     
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    Phil Senior Member Premium Member Contributing Member

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    Hey Crspy
    Let me knowwhat you are looking for, have some parts over.
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    Hey Phil,

    Thanks. I haven't gone through everything yet, but so far I know I need:

    Magneto cover
    Oiltank (but may go custom anyway)
    Brake master cylinder/lever
    Fuel tap

    Will also need to repair or replace the tank as it has a dent from the forks. Will hopefully get it stripped soon so I can figure out what else I need

    Justin
     
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    Here's my starting point

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    So basically got it all stripped, just the rear wheel and swingarm to remove.

    Does anyone recognise this triple? It's got a dirty big crack/break in it and will need to be replaced, but it doesn't seem to be stock, but this one suits my plans better

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    Looks like I've got a GSX250 front end as well (but the triple doesn't seem to be from that either)
     
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    looks like a great project crspy check out phils x7 that he just finished something to aspir to if you need any paint info drop me a line  :Thumbs_up:
     
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    Thanks :) I'll have to get your opinion on whether my tank is repairable. And if you know anyone in Melb that does it?

    So I ordered new front and rear wheel bearings, and new fork seals.. but now realised that since I seem to have a GSX 250 front end I've ordered the wrong seals, GSX having 33mm forks and the X7 having 32mm forks. At least they're cheap.
     
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    your tank looks ok in the pic send me some close up of it and the inside if you can
     
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    Looks like a very good bike to make a cafe out of keep up with your progress pictures and report
     
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    Here's the tank I have to work with

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    Managed to find a new triple clamp in japan - still no idea what it's from, but doesn't matter too much.
     
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    Can you give us a better photo of the lower forks and brakes? Yours looks a bit different from what's on my bike, I think you have a different bike's front end on yours! Even at full lock I don't think my forks come anywhere near my tank, let alone dent it.
    I've heard of Yamy RD350 front ends having been used before, I couldn't say if that's what it is, from that photo though.
     
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    I'll try to get a pic, but I'm pretty sure it's a GSX250 front end, with the brake on the left.
    I'm not sure it's even the original tank, as it has wrecker writing on the bottom.

    I was just reading your thread on netrider the other day, got any spares you want to send me? :D
     
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    :laugh: No spares yet mate, got red stripped down, yet to touch anything left on blue. Bit hesitant to let anything go until I know I don't need it.
    If that isn't an X7 tank it's pretty damn close.
     
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    tank is repairable and iv seen and repaired alot worse mate  :Thumbs_up:
     
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    Awesome - now just have to find someone down here to repair it.. or figure out how much to send up to you :D

    My new triple came in, shiny and new in a suzuki parts bag. Still no idea what bike it's from :D

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    Oh, it's definitely from an X7, just possibly not -my- X7 :D
     
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    Finished stripping the bike
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    Time to start stripping the engine I guess. Still looking for some parts, Yahoo Japan seems a good resource.
    Need to find a good blasting place in Melbourne as well.
     
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    I know they arn't the cheapest, but have you tried suziparts.com.au ?
     
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    Hey Crspy

    When I was doing my X7 up found parts galore on ebay UK. These bikes are popular and you will find heaps of bits. Findapart was also a good source.
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    Oh I've got a big watch list of UK and Europe parts :D
    Trying to figure the big stuff first before buying the little stuff.
     

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