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 Post subject: Part supplier
PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:22 am 
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Still in the Driveway

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Bikes owned: Suzuki GT550 1976
Hi just started a Restoration project on a Suzuki 1976 GT550 can anyone advise where is the best place to source replacement parts etc for this bike i am based in Chesterfield England

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 Post subject: Re: Part supplier
PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:01 am 
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Location: Wales
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Bikes owned: suzuki gt 550j
Hi i can give you a few links
https://www.discountbikespares.co.uk" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
https://www.robinsonsfoundry.co.uk/shop ... finder.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.suzygtparts.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.francosmotorcycle.com/produc ... /gt-range/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Finally if you send an email to gtreiner1@aol.com he will send you a parts list
Good luck
You may want to put some photos of your bike up as a way of introduction :D
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 Post subject: Re: Part supplier
PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:16 pm 
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Location: Trowbridge UK
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Also Crooks Suzuki in Barrow-in-Furness (UK's oldest Suzuki dealer)

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 Post subject: Re: Part supplier
PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:38 am 
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Still in the Driveway

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Thanks for that i will send you e-mail for Parts list

i will send picture of bike before i start restoration i am aiming to have it done by Christmas no doubt you will be hearing from me in future

cheers Frogu


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 Post subject: Re: Part supplier
PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:10 am 
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Location: The Republic of South Yorkshire
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Bikes owned: GT550s GT750 GSX1400 and lots of spares
Depends what you need. I've a garage full of GT550 parts, not far away in Barnsley.
What do you intend doing with the bike?


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 Post subject: Re: Part supplier
PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:52 am 
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Bikes owned: Suzuki GT550 1976
Hi Just basically strip down to bear frame have that shot blasted and powder coated then rebuild replacing damaged or worn parts
the Vapour blast head etc

one thing i would like to do though is put a new wiring loom on as i have done same sort of restoration on two other bikes and alway try and put new loom/harness on but i have been looking and finding it hard to locate a New loom/Harness for the 1976 GT550

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 Post subject: Re: Part supplier
PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:49 am 
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Frogy wrote:
one thing i would like to do though is put a new wiring loom on as i have done same sort of restoration on two other bikes and alway try and put new loom/harness on but i have been looking and finding it hard to locate a New loom/Harness for the 1976 GT550

regards

you can buy them new genuine parts from Francos. Not cheap, but perhaps a worthwhile investment if you can afford it.
They come in several pieces. This is the front section.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SUZUKI-GT550-A-B-GT380-L-B-FRONT-WIRING-LOOM-HARNESS-36610-33103/152417552205?epid=1534544540&hash=item237ccb474d:g:QtgAAOSwJwpZ1OTS
However, this will only replace the main wiring loom and not the individual wires from existing old parts that you may be reusing, such as alternator, clocks, switch-gear etc.
On my own restoration I remade all the wiring connections from every component with new terminals soldered on. So even my old bits of wiring have good contact with practically zero resistance. I also replaced regulator and rectifier with solid state and installed an Accent ignition system (very, very easy to do and a worthwhile mod IMHO).
Good luck with your project.


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 Post subject: Re: Part supplier
PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:28 am 
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Thanks for that i will look at doing same thing


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 Post subject: Re: Part supplier
PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:45 pm 
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Hi just another quick question what type of fork oil would you recommend for my 1976 GT550 i have drained the old oil and just want to be sure


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 Post subject: Re: Part supplier
PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:06 pm 
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Location: The Republic of South Yorkshire
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Depends on the ride you want. 20w50 for a more sporty ride, or 10w40 for a softer one.
Use recommended amount for the type of forks you have.
If they're solid or even too stiff, you've put too much in.
Early forks had more oil in, but they all fit the yokes - even 750 forks as they're the same diameter with heavier springs.


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 Post subject: Re: Part supplier
PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:37 pm 
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Still in the Driveway

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Bikes owned: Suzuki GT550 1976
Thanks for that i will get that done and move on

one thing i am struggling with is an actual Diagrammed parts list for the actual bike 1976 GT550
the ones that only seem to be around are for GT750 & GT380

are the GT550 rare??????

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 Post subject: Re: Part supplier
PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:59 pm 
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https://www.partzilla.com/catalog/suzuk ... indy-gt550

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 Post subject: Re: Part supplier
PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:09 pm 
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http://www.alpha-sports.com/suzuki_parts.htm

Pick year, model and part area. They're all on there.


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