Tag Archives: 1972

(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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It Had a Hard Life

The build continues. As mentioned previously, the frame had some damage that needed repair, and Jonathan and Derek at Trillion Industries did a great job. The area around the brake pivot post has been completely rebuilt, reinforced and I suppose … Continue reading

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‘Regal Red’ Rides Again !

Well – that is the plan at least ! 🙂 With “Oily Purple” on the road and running well, it was time to start work on one of the two sequentially numbered bikes. These are about 3000 frame numbers younger … Continue reading

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The Oily Purple

You will recall from an earlier post (see this link) , that the first of the three 1972 GT750’s I am restoring was to be in ‘oily rag’ condition, so no new paint, no new fresh chrome but rebuilt/refurbished mechanicals … Continue reading

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Carried Away

I admit that very occasionally I do get carried away – or at least perhaps allow ambition to get in the way of common sense. In 2015 I picked up a couple more 1972 model GT750’s and suddenly found I … Continue reading

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