Tag Archives: GT500

OJB on Facebook

I’m not completely certain this will be a good idea, but I have gone ahead and set up an OJB page on Facebook. You can take a look at it via this link. It is ‘public’ so you don’t actually … Continue reading

Posted in Motorcycle | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Field Guide to the Suzuki T/GT500

As per my last post, I have been working on an update to the T/GT500 section of the web site, and the first iteration is now complete. As always, it will continue to evolve as I gather additional material either … Continue reading

Posted in Motorcycle | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Suzuki T and GT Resources Site – Update

For those folks out there who have an interest in old Suzuki’s, I made a few updates to the OJB web site this week. I try to do this about every six months and limit myself to just tuning and … Continue reading

Posted in Motorcycle | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Dating a Suzuki

One of the things that I know we all lay awake at night thinking about is ‘what do those markings on Suzuki components mean ?’.  So to put our collective minds at ease, I have been doing some checking into … Continue reading

Posted in Motorcycle | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Suzuki T and GT Resources Site

As mentioned this past February I have taken over the support of the Suzuki T and GT Resources web site located at this link, and since that time have been steadily adding material to it. While there is still quite … Continue reading

Posted in Motorcycle | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Fuel Caps

One of the things I have been meaning to document is how the fuel caps go together as used on the Suzuki GT series between 1973 through 1975 on the GT380, GT550 and GT750. All of these come apart quite … Continue reading

Posted in Motorcycle | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

1977 GT500 – Clocks, Bushes and Labels

Before starting in on the carburettors, I still had a few other small bits to tidy up beginning with the clocks. For 1977, these were brown faced, and in Canada were also metric for the first time. They also were … Continue reading

Posted in Motorcycle | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

1977 GT500 – Refurbishing Components

I spent a couple of days recently refurbishing some of the sub-assemblies on the GT500 project bike. Still lots of little things to do, but it is starting to come together ! Previously I had taken the main wiring harness … Continue reading

Posted in Motorcycle | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

1977 GT500 – The Pain Continues !

Well – it has been a while since I’ve done an update here, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been busy ! The 1977 GT500 rebuild has been moving along slowly, interrupted as sometimes happens by real life events that … Continue reading

Posted in Motorcycle | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Motorcycle | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment