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 Post subject: Gt185, where to Start?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:26 pm 
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Country: UK
Bikes owned: Gt125/185 SV650X
A 1977 185 has come my way, I thing it appealed as I had one back in the day. I’m already struggling with spares! It will need a full strip down, a first look tells me a new LHS exhaust is essential, and the barrel exhaust threads are FUBAR. It does run though, but this will need lots of parts! So, where to look in the UK?


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:26 pm 
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Location: Wales
Country: WALES
Bikes owned: suzuki gt 550j
Hi and welcome to the forum. Love the GT185 great little bike! What is the history of the bike? Has it been standing for a long time or regularly used until you got it? It is possible if it has stood for years that the seals on the crank could be shot, it is worth knowing that the engine will run if they are. Here are some links to help you with parts and don't forget Ebay is your friend.
https://www.discountbikespares.co.uk/"
onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;?
s=Suzuki+gt185&post_type=product6" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
https://www.robinsonsfoundry.co.uk/shop ... finder.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Just seen this exhaust
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Suzuki-GT185 ... SwYwZcTzet

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:55 am 
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GTandcbr wrote:
Hi and welcome to the forum. Love the GT185 great little bike! What is the history of the bike? Has it been standing for a long time or regularly used until you got it? It is possible if it has stood for years that the seals on the crank could be shot, it is worth knowing that the engine will run if they are. Here are some links to help you with parts and don't forget Ebay is your friend.
https://www.discountbikespares.co.uk/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;"
onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;?
s=Suzuki+gt185&post_type=product6" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
https://www.robinsonsfoundry.co.uk/shop ... finder.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Just seen this exhaust
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Suzuki-GT185 ... SwYwZcTzet" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

The history is unknown, plenty of previous owners though. The tyres are like cracked plastic, the air filter is dust! 13k miles. The crank seals are probably toast too, it does run but it won’t see a road test for many months. I’m assuming that the engine will need splitting, can you get these cranks refurbished?
Great links thanks!


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:14 am 
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Cranks can be refurbed depends where you live in the UK.?
http://www.applebee.co.uk" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; if you live in the south
http://www.grampianmotors.co.uk/ if you live in the north
There are others but these have been recommended by members.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:05 am 
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Country: england
Bikes owned: several gt250 ramairs
SEP in kegworth if you live in the middle :D i have got 99% of an engine in the shed if you need one?
cheers, dd.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:42 am 
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GTandcbr wrote:
Cranks can be refurbed depends where you live in the UK.?
http://www.applebee.co.uk" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; if you live in the south
http://www.grampianmotors.co.uk/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; if you live in the north
There are others but these have been recommended by members.

Excellent, Applebee’s looks ideal. Many thanks for that, they may have some help to offer with the barrel exhaust mounting too.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:44 am 
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Bikes owned: Gt125/185 SV650X
dollydog wrote:
SEP in kegworth if you live in the middle :D i have got 99% of an engine in the shed if you need one?
cheers, dd.

Interested, what do you want for it? Good here eh?


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