GT750j/550j brake air intake plate.

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RobMc
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GT750j/550j brake air intake plate.

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A friend has a GT750j which he purchased from DK.He also likes to collect spares and has quite a decent collection of wheels,frames,tanks and front hubs.We were chatting about his collection and he asked me why there are two types of front brake air intake plate(slotted and holes)Has anyone any information on why there are two types? :?
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Alan H
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Re: GT750j/550j brake air intake plate.

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The 'lumpy ' louvred lookalike chromed plate covered the one with holes in for extra cooling.
Take the 4 screws out and the other plate should be underneath.
Take the 5 rubber bungs out for air throughput.
The outer plate wasn't slotted though, just lumpy.
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PaulD738
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Re: GT750j/550j brake air intake plate.

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The word your looking for is louvered not lumpy and it was like that to stop water getting in ;)
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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Alan H
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Re: GT750j/550j brake air intake plate.

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PaulD738 wrote: Thu Aug 20, 2020 8:40 am The word your looking for is louvered not lumpy and it was like that to stop water getting in ;)
Correct, except that summat what's louvred has louvres in - which are slots.
So 'lumpy' is more accurate than 'non louvred louvres innit?
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Re: GT750j/550j brake air intake plate.

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Tut tut Paul, you should know by now,
he's never wrong thanose. :roll: ;) :lol:
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Re: GT750j/550j brake air intake plate.

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Thanks lads I'll pass it on :D
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