Tag Archives: 1972

Big Blue In Progress

Elsewhere in OJB land, I have been working on my next 1972 GT750 restoration. This one will be blue and like the previous red one I did a couple of years ago it is in really rough shape. However, it … Continue reading

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Kwakification and Drums

I know this will make my friend Wade happy, but the Kwakification of my Suzy’s continues ! I had always been curious where places like DiscountBikeSpares in the UK or GTReiner in Germany were sourcing the mechanical seals for the … Continue reading

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1972 Suzuki GT750 Gauge Shells – Update

After six long years, I am finally down to my last twenty sets of GT750J reproduction gauge shells and about fifty reproduction speedometer reset knobs. It has been a journey, but I have no regrets. Recall that I started this … Continue reading

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Just Tooling Around

I like to have a complete, as per original, tool kit for my restored bikes. While it is possibly true that the original factory tools were not the best quality or the most useful, in my view no restoration is … Continue reading

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(Almost) The End Game

It has been a good week ! I started the engine on the current project for the first time, and although there were no mosquitoes to be slain, there was enough smoke generated to have done the job if there … Continue reading

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Wrangling GT Switch Gear

Time to get the switch gear sorted, and of course nothing is straight forward. The 1972 model GT750 used a one year only set of switches, and good working examples are difficult to locate. As well, internally the left side … Continue reading

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Getting Pumped !

Oil pumps, and more specifically Suzuki oil injector pumps, have been occupying a good deal of my attention recently. For an in depth understanding of what they are and how they work, I suggest you take a look at the … Continue reading

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Hooters, Guards and Etc.’s

The chain guard (or chain case if you prefer) on the 1972 and 1973 model GT750 is plastic, and you often find that the mount points are damaged. Over time the two special ‘top hat’ washers typically go missing, and … Continue reading

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Bake at 350 F for 45 Minutes Till Done …

The build continues – just steadily working through sub-components and checking and refurbishing as required. The bearings on the points cover were shot, and so needed to be replaced. There are two, one of which (09262-30020) is no longer available … Continue reading

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Setting the Anchours

I realise that ‘anchour’ is an archaic form of ‘anchor’ , but as it could be said that a drum brake is archaic when compared to a disc, I’m going to go with it ! This article then is about … Continue reading

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