GT750 Label Locations
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The warning and information labels usually get lost or removed over time, especially if the bike has been painted. While several companies do sell copies of the labels, there is very little published information available showing the actual locations where these should be supplied, so it is hoped this section will be of use to those that care about such things !
Additional warning and information labels were added beginning in 1973 - the correct locations were:
- The battery warning label was on the right frame rail in line with the battery.
- The warning label about not blocking the oil filler cap was located on the on the inner rear fender, in line left to right across the fender, reading left to right (so right side up) and in a line just below the fender brace.
- The 'revving up the engine' label goes on the handlebars, centred between the handle bar clamps
- The tire pressure warning label goes on the rear fender centred between the lower edge of the fender and the lower edge of the tail light mount
- The chain washing label goes on the left side shock, centrally positioned on the lower edge of the upper shock cover.
- The coolant warning label goes on the radiator tank filler flap, centrally positioned on the tank flap in the J/K/L/M models, and 1.5 cm below the key lock on the A and B models.
- The 'CCI' label goes on the right side cover below the GT750 emblem - the left edge of the CCI is in line vertically with the lower right corner of the 'T' in the GT750 side badge, and horizontally in line with the sight glass opening.
- The 'brakes don't work when its wet' label goes on the lower right fork leg in line with the upper calliper bolt
- The two small 'Suzuki' labels are the 'B' style front calliper labels.
- I have been told that the solid round yellow label included in all the kits goes on the radiator cap, but I personally have yet to see a radiator cap this would fit - the 'ND' radiator cap decal with the centre hole is the most common type used.
For the 1974 L model year, two new labels were added (and were used for the balance of production):
- The 'Suzuki Motor Company' label goes on the left and right side covers, centred and 1 cm below the GT750 emblem.
- A 'Gear Position' label was included in the new instrument cover
- Early model L brake fluid reservoir caps had a plainer, round brake fluid warning label with black letters printed on a white background.
- Very early L model's also had a rear brake limit wear warning decal applied to the brake plate - these can sometimes be ordered from sources in the UK. Later versions had the wear limit marker cast in the cover.
- The 'Liquid Cooled' labels used on the sides of the barrels originally had a 'barred-Q' as seen in the middle of the photo below - some suppliers are now offering these (seen at the bottom of the same photo) as the ones still available from Suzuki (seen at the top of the photo below) do not have this.
- It isn't clear whether the brake fluid warning label was used in all countries, but based on the one period photo I have found was at least used in the USA in 1975. It is possible it appeared in 1974 also - no doubt additional photos will surface eventually. The location was as per the photo below, just below the fuel cap.
For the 1976 A and 1977 B model years:
- The battery warning label was relocated to the inner rear fender, below the oil cap label, and in line with the negative battery terminal.
- The rectangular brake fluid label may not have been installed in all markets, but that hasn't been confirmed as yet - its location is about 1.5 cm below the bottom edge of the tank flap, as seen in the photo to the lower right.