Category Archives: Motorcycle

1972 GT750 “J” Gauge Shells

After clearing the last of my stock in 2019, I continued to receive requests for the plastic GT750 J gauge shells from many owners from around the world. I have to admit, that I was hesitant about commissioning another order, … Continue reading

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GT380 (and other) Ignition Coils

I’ve been busy with ‘honey do’ items the past week, as in ‘honey do this and honey do that’ ! 😉 All things that needed nice weather, so it is all good. Here and there I have been able to slip away … Continue reading

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GT380 Injection Things

Spent a bit of time sorting out the oil injection system on the GT380 project today. I’ve written previously about using the Kawasaki oil injection valves to repair the Suzuki oil distribution loom so I won’t go over that again … Continue reading

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GT380 Headache

The 1975 GT380 rebuild story continues. Looking at the old cylinder head gaskets, it was obvious the centre one had blown, and had been run that way for a while. I’ve included a photo to the left. The mating surface … Continue reading

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GT380 Engine and Neutral Brake

I’ve torn down the GT380 engine and split the case to take a closer look at the gear clusters and the crankshaft. This engine came to me loosely put together, and when I pulled the clutch cover there were indications … Continue reading

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VIN’s and Things

I recently received another small batch of headstock or VIN labels from Jerry Ure in the USA (contact details are on my web site in the ‘Sources’ section and I believe he also sells on eBay – just do a … Continue reading

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GT380 Round Things and Rolling

I find lacing (of the wheel variety) to be quite relaxing ever since I stopped using a dial gauge while constantly fretting about the run out, and started just using an old spoke clamped to the wheel building stand. If … Continue reading

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Catching Up.

I’m frequently reminded of just how small the world has become since the arrival of the internet. Yesterday Ian Beardsley from the UK dropped in for a short visit, a long chat, a few cups of tea and a sandwich. … Continue reading

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Suzuki Locks and Latches – Part 2

As mentioned in the last article, the GT750 tank filler cover lock as used on the 1976 and 1977 GT750 is a different animal. Unlike the other locks used by Suzuki, this one has a crimped bezel which retains the … Continue reading

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Suzuki Locks and Latches

I’m still waiting for the exhaust to be re-chromed on my 1972 GT750 project, and so rather than just stand around, I’ve decided to do a but more fiddling with the next project, which is a 1975 GT380. One of … Continue reading

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