Tag Archives: GT550

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

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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

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A Field Guide to the Suzuki GT550

The latest addition to the OJB web site, called ‘A Field Guide to the Suzuki GT550‘ , is now on line along with a load of other new material. I am still validating a few things, but for the moment … Continue reading

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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

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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

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Pipe Cleaners and GT750 Mini-Rollout !

With the engine running well, the carburettors (mainly) sorted and the seat recovered, it was time to mount the exhaust system properly on my 1973 Buffalo. I had planned to have the pipes ‘tanked’ at a local radiator shop, and … Continue reading

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The GT550 Lives !

For those who have been following along, the engine started up almost immediately and I took it out for a short ride today. It sounds good, no ‘bad’ engine noises at all after about 20 miles so I think I’ll … 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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GT550 Starter Clutch

The new style clutch basket and starter drive assembly has arrived for the 1974 GT550 I’m rebuilding, together with most of the seals, gaskets and other bits and pieces I need. I managed to track the starter clutch assembly down … Continue reading

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The 1974 GT550

Some time ago, I picked up a 1974 GT550 which came to me with the engine stuck. As a part of the deal, I also was given two donor bikes of the same model, but different years. Basically, the bike … Continue reading

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