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Postby kawonda750 » Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:15 pm

Hello Everyone

Pardon me for not introducing myself earlier. I am in Ontario Canada and have been riding and wrenching for 52 years now. Gee, that sounds terrible. Where have the years gone?
This is my 3rd Water Buffalo , a 76. Honestly, I have been concentrating mainly on Kawasaki Triples and have done about 8 of them if my counting is accurate.
At present , I have a 2016 Triumph Thruxton 900 as my daily rider, a GS1100 as my touring bike, The GT, a Honda Super Hawk and a Laverda 750. I am retired and working part time as of Jan. 1 2020 so the Gt is my winter , keep busy, project.
I am a longtime member of Kawasaki Triples Canada too.
This GT looks great, has original paint and has been sitting for years. I put a battery in it and all lights and horn work. Not so much with the engine as you may have guessed from my questions. Every screw and bolt were seized tight and it was a very vocal strip down . I have the crank out now for rebuilding and will start on the clean up and touch up as well as lots of polishing and scrubbing.
Oh yes, my shop is a mess but I know where every last thing is which bugs my wife even more than the disarray.


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Postby Rhencullen » Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:14 pm

Welcome to the Forum :D
Suzuki GT750B + GS1000G
Kawasaki GPZ900R + KH400

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Postby barney01 » Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:34 pm

Hi and welcome to the forum. Thanks for the intro keep the updates coming any questions just ask there is lots of experience on here :D

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Postby Alan H » Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:48 am

Welcome to the asylum.
Proof that four strokes are over complicated

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Postby PaulD738 » Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:44 am

Hello my name is Paul and I’m into glue sniffing sorry ignore that bit I thought I was on another forum :roll:

Welcome to the madhouse. Watch out for that grumpy old tight fisted yorkie Alan H ees not a full shilling ya know :shock:
There rubbish them Jap bikes lad they won't last five minutes! you want to get yourself a nice Royal Enfield!
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Postby BAZ » Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:58 am

Welcome to the Forum Dude.

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Postby Harrymail » Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:55 am

Welcome to the forum, post plenty of pics :D

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Postby EvansWard » Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:56 am

Welcome Dave. Another Kaw Triples enthusiast here too although I’ve owned 4 Suzuki’s including a 72 GT380, 76 RE5, 82 GS1100E, and 76 GT750A. The GT750A is the only Suzuki I have now and wished I still had the 76 RE5. 72 H2 750 Mach IV Triple will always be my first love.
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Re: introduction

Postby stevewharton » Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:45 am

Hi Dave, welcome to the gang of aging (well) loonies.
As said before you'll get all the help you need with your kettle rebuild on here, just keep asking, although I don't know what the situation is like over there, compared with the UK, for specialist services/parts, for classic bikes like the GT750.
The reason I think that is, I've been to Canada many times, mostly to visit relatives in Toronto and Vancouver, but also on holiday and I've never seen a GT750, or any of the GT/T range of bikes on the road, in fact the only classics I did see were Harleys and of course, lots of modern British and Jap bikes.
What are your thoughts?
Cheers, Steve W.
Look, my paintwork hasn't got "Fish scales" :x they're "Dragon scales" right!!! However, after some thought, I will accept "Black Marlin" or "Swordfish", but definitely not "Haddock" or "Cod".

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Re: introduction

Postby kawonda750 » Sun Mar 08, 2020 5:22 pm

Hi Steve
As in most countries, there are few vintage bikes rolling around. There is a local CVMG club who hold a show every spring so I do see a number of various classics. The Kaw Triples club used to have an annual rally ain the same town as a large Show and Shine event in Paris Ontario but the host finally stopped it. We have a couple small get togethers each year. The sound of 10 or 20 Kaw triples going through a small town is a thing of beauty. In selling some of my projects in order to finance new ones, I have come across some great enthusiasts and then also a great number of guys who have a large chequebook and want the fame without actually doing anything to bring back a classic. I guess it takes all kinds.

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