Monthly Archives: December 2009

Re-Gauged !

The gauges to fit my 1973 GT750 arrived this week from Barbados, where they were rebuilt by a friend of mine, Allan Tucker. He operates a small Suzuki gauge repair business from his home there, and he is passionate about … Continue reading

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New Threads !

A common problem with early 1970’s Suzuki’s is having the exhaust bolt thread strip that hold the exhaust flanges (and therefore the exhaust pipes) to the cylinder head. This is due to the soft aluminium alloy just wearing away over … Continue reading

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Powder Follow-up

Long ago – September 9th of this year to be exact – I wrote about prepping a few parts and pieces for the local¬† CVMG Club’s “Powder Day” at a local shop here in Calgary.¬† After getting all the parts … Continue reading

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Wire Harness

One of the many items you have to deal with while restoring bikes, is dealing with the sins of the previous owner’s efforts to ‘improve’ the electrical system. In fairness some of the ‘correct’ parts are difficult to find, but … Continue reading

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1977 GT500 Rebuild – Boots, Seat and Other

Winter has arrived in Calgary with a bit of a thud – lots of blowing snow, wind and cold temperatures – there were supposedly 110 accidents in five hours last night as the storm front blew in from the north. … Continue reading

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