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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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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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More Low Clouds – Part Three

So the day had come – after all this work not to mention a chunk of loose change, had these engine modifications actually improved anything ? Well, for one thing you will note there was a lot less smoke this … Continue reading

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More Low Clouds – Part Two

The saga continues ! As offered previously, I needed to rebuild the engine on my blue 1976A GT750 but rather than just do a stock rebuild, I decided to try out a few common modifications in an effort to see … Continue reading

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More Low Clouds

Very nearly two years ago I started a project to rebuild the engine of my 1976A test mule by doing some dyno testing. This was to establish a baseline of how the engine was performing before actually making any changes … Continue reading

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Engine and Transmission

As always there is a story to go along with any rebuild and knowing the ‘why’ of what caused a vehicle to be parked is always of interest to me. In this case, while the bike appeared generally complete, nothing … Continue reading

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1977 GT500 – Engine Issues

So the time had come to take a closer look at the two GT500 engines I had  – one is a 1976 and the other a late 1977. I scraped the worst of the accumulated grime from them but did … Continue reading

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1973 GT750 – Engine In !

The project continues ! I had the engine fully assembled on the bench and so now was the time to think about who to call to help lift it into the frame – these things are damned heavy, awkward to … Continue reading

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GT550 Rebuild Continues

Following on from my previous post on my Suzuki GT550 rebuild, it seems that luck is in short supply as I am still waiting for a couple of seals to arrive.  For whatever reason, there seems to be an inordinate … Continue reading

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