Sky's restoration begins...

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Skyguyz
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Sky's restoration begins...

Postby Skyguyz » Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:57 pm

With a wealth of information provided by the forum members here I have started down the GT750 rabbit hole of no return. The carbs are in Bazs's very capable hands, (All the way from Las Vegas, USA) and the crank is at Bill Bune's machine shop, (Well know in the states for GT750 crank & machine work.) The engine cases have been cleaned and are the way soon to "Restocycle" here in Tucson AZ USA. These guys are the best at vapor blasting and vintage Japanese motorcycle restoration. Check them out! : https://www.restocycle.com/japanese-mot ... estoration

The new Wiseco piston set has been ordered and the cylinder and heads will be bored, honed and chamfered and will be tuned to OEM compression ratio by the associate machine shop of Restocycle. I have one of Baz's DVD with more to come as help.

The parts list is long and many. I am compiling many vendors worldwide to complete this project. I have nothing but time to do this. This will as they say "Take twice as long and cost 3 times as much as you estimate". When you undertaker such a project you have to realize your "limits of expertise." This is where you guys come in. I will be asking a few noob questions and already you have provide much help. Thanks. Lets get this thing going and may the Motorcycle Gods have pity on my poor soul. :lol:







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canaletto5
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Re: Sky's restoration begins...

Postby canaletto5 » Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:30 pm

Skyguyz wrote:With a wealth of information provided by the forum members here I have started down the GT750 rabbit hole of no return. The carbs are in Bazs's very capable hands, (All the way from Las Vegas, USA) and the crank is at Bill Bune's machine shop, (Well know in the states for GT750 crank & machine work.) The engine cases have been cleaned and are the way soon to "Restocycle" here in Tucson AZ USA. These guys are the best at vapor blasting and vintage Japanese motorcycle restoration. Check them out! : https://www.restocycle.com/japanese-mot ... estoration

The new Wiseco piston set has been ordered and the cylinder and heads will be bored, honed and chamfered and will be tuned to OEM compression ratio by the associate machine shop of Restocycle. I have one of Baz's DVD with more to come as help.

The parts list is long and many. I am compiling many vendors worldwide to complete this project. I have nothing but time to do this. This will as they say "Take twice as long and cost 3 times as much as you estimate". When you undertaker such a project you have to realize your "limits of expertise." This is where you guys come in. I will be asking a few noob questions and already you have provide much help. Thanks. Lets get this thing going and may the Motorcycle Gods have pity on my poor soul. :lol:







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Alan H
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Re: Sky's restoration begins...

Postby Alan H » Sat Jul 06, 2019 12:42 am

Skyguyz wrote: may the Motorcycle Gods have pity on my poor soul.

They have neither pity nor mercy. Touch your toes and pucker up!!!
Welcome to the planet of restoration.......... :lol:
Proof that four strokes are over complicated

Skyguyz
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The pistons show up.

Postby Skyguyz » Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:14 am

The Wiseco pistons showed up today. They are quite well made. Very nice work from Wiseco.



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Re: Sky's restoration begins...

Postby PaulD738 » Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:04 am

Complete and utter filth, bikeporn at it’s best 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-)

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wardy
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Re: Sky's restoration begins...

Postby wardy » Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:26 am

Skyguyz wrote:With a wealth of information provided by the forum members here I have started down the GT750 rabbit hole of no return. The carbs are in Bazs's very capable hands, (All the way from Las Vegas, USA) and the crank is at Bill Bune's machine shop, (Well know in the states for GT750 crank & machine work.) The engine cases have been cleaned and are the way soon to "Restocycle" here in Tucson AZ USA. These guys are the best at vapor blasting and vintage Japanese motorcycle restoration. Check them out! : https://www.restocycle.com/japanese-mot ... estoration

The new Wiseco piston set has been ordered and the cylinder and heads will be bored, honed and chamfered and will be tuned to OEM compression ratio by the associate machine shop of Restocycle. I have one of Baz's DVD with more to come as help.

The parts list is long and many. I am compiling many vendors worldwide to complete this project. I have nothing but time to do this. This will as they say "Take twice as long and cost 3 times as much as you estimate". When you undertaker such a project you have to realize your "limits of expertise." This is where you guys come in. I will be asking a few noob questions and already you have provide much help. Thanks. Lets get this thing going and may the Motorcycle Gods have pity on my poor soul. :lol:


Sky.. just had a look at restcycle's website.. such an interesting site and great capabilities and skills.
Gonna watch this resto with great interest.
welcome aboard!




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Skyguyz
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Re: Sky's restoration begins...

Postby Skyguyz » Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:00 am

Update 14 July 2019"

The engine cases have been vapor blasted and on the way back to me. The bike is striped down to the frame. The cylinders have an issue with being bored off center on the #2 jug. I'm having an very high end cylinder shop asses it for me. I may have to find a used cylinder bank. :cry:
Will know more this week. I started the process of re-zincing my OEM fasteners and started with all 32 upper & lower case bolts. Also starting to do some buffing on aluminum parts.
This is where it gets fun. The frame will be off to the powder coaters this week and I will, (As before with other rebuilds) do all the rubber bung placement. This will save countless hours of grinding off powder coat where it should not be. I know the frame was originally painted but I want this bike to last. The new water pump bits showed up. Nice!

Cheers,

Sky


The # 2 jug that was bored off center by two owners ago...Sheesh! (*Not enough meat left on that bone to hone!)

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New water pump!
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Zinc process....SCIENCE!

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OEM case bolt before...

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And after: Tada!

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Before the Caswell buffing wheel and brown compound:

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And after: Tada!

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barney01
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Re: Sky's restoration begins...

Postby barney01 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:06 am

Excellent start! You do wonder how that bike ran with the cylinder off centre.. it is very satisfying making bits shiny :D
NO SMOKE .......NO POKE

Kettletimes3
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Re: Sky's restoration begins...

Postby Kettletimes3 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:00 pm

I have seen these cylinders offset on std bores,
So that means the factory have done the same thing.


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