gt500 restoration

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quark77
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gt500 restoration

Postby quark77 » Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:39 am

A typical tale i m afraid ! bike looked good , lots of money spent (powder coated frame ,new bearings throughout , new forks , rear mudguard , good respray , new tyres , re- spoked wheels , new sear , bars , indicators , coil etc and some spares , tank , side panels . The bike was a none runner as stated in the add and the guy was an "engineer "! i m guessing a civil engineer lol , he said it had run (lies ) no spark , new pulser coil cured that , barrels are vgc on standard but he d buchered the 6mm head stud threads , inserts now fitted , pistons vgc , oil pump weeping oil , he must have gave it a good clean before sale , new seals fitted now sorted ,exhaust baffle snapped in pipe so replacement pipe and both sent off to rechromers , down pipes were brand new .Little things were annoying , no spring on idle screw, or brake cam lever arm , no ferrel on oil pump cable to pump arm , no air filter assembly ! wrong bolts throughout . As warned by our own Baz parts for this model can be difficult to source but inspired by his job on a gt500 i ll stick with it and hopefully it ll turn out to be a really nice restored bike

johnbno1
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Re: gt500 restoration

Postby johnbno1 » Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:14 pm

i had something very similar with a 550 keep going you will get there it just gets shall we say disappointing at times :)

quark77
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Re: gt500 restoration

Postby quark77 » Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:43 am

i thought i d ressurect this thread ! after getting the bike running the crankshaft seals blew ! so new crank ,pistons, engine and carbs vapour blasted , clutch plates were us so new friction and pressure plates (still waiting for them and clutch push rod to arrive )
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Re: gt500 restoration

Postby BAZ » Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:09 am

Don't blast the carbs mate..

quark77
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Re: gt500 restoration

Postby quark77 » Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:16 pm

already done Baz , took some cleaning afterwards but are on and working smoothly


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