Gt750j project

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Faststeve
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Re: Gt750j project

Postby Faststeve » Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:56 pm

Just got starter cover on ebay think
It looks OK will give it a good polish
When it gets here. Hope it don't need
RE chrome
Steve

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stevewharton
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Re: Gt750j project

Postby stevewharton » Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:07 pm

Faststeve wrote:Carbs fixed still looking for a nice starter cover
And tyres will keep a eye on ebay
Steve


Don't think you'll beat your local suzuki dealer for tyre prices, mine fits them free when bought there and will match prices. Plus if you buy online there's p&p to pay and you've still got to pay to fit them.
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".

Faststeve
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Re: Gt750j project

Postby Faststeve » Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:36 pm

OK Steve thanks not older them yet
I found some avons 325 19 f and 400 18 b for
£143
Thanks Steve

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Alan H
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Re: Gt750j project

Postby Alan H » Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:46 pm

https://www.dunlop.eu/en_gb/motorcycle/ ... ART.html#/
Cost me £163.50 for the pair of tyres + tubes and delivery from http://www.tyretectrading.co.uk
Plus fitting and balancing (tenner 'bung' to the local tyre fitter!).

Current prices here - https://www.tyretectrading.co.uk/motorc ... cle-tyres/
Proof that four strokes are over complicated

Faststeve
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Re: Gt750j project

Postby Faststeve » Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:59 pm

Thanks Alan that G8 hopefully it's all down hill now
Just need to get some bits chromed.
But in no rush to do that can do them in the winter
Steve

Faststeve
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Re: Gt750j project

Postby Faststeve » Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:03 pm

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Got this on ebay been looking for one for mouths
When it came had some rust spots.
But with a good polish it all came off
I can now finish it off as I've been stuck with out
This
Looking forward to put antifreeze in so I can run it up
For longer than a few minutes
Steve
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PaulD738
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Re: Gt750j project

Postby PaulD738 » Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:16 pm

That looks a treat 8-)
There rubbish them Jap bikes lad they won't last five minutes! you want to get yourself a nice Royal Enfield!
A quote from my old dad 8-)

I started out with nothing and I’ve got most of it left!

Faststeve
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Re: Gt750j project

Postby Faststeve » Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:17 pm

Thanks Paul
Getting there in no rush keeping a eye
Out for bits as I go
Steve

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Re: Gt750j project

Postby Faststeve » Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:02 pm

Just spent a few hours cleaning up back wheel
Good news don't need new chrome.
Got to do a bit more on spokes any tips!!
Or is it just f.. K my fingers up
Thanks Steve

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Alan H
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Re: Gt750j project

Postby Alan H » Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:47 pm

No. Fit a brand new stainless rim & spokes. Never have to have intercourse with your fingers again!!! :lol:
Proof that four strokes are over complicated


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