GT250L Resto

Photos and progress of your restorations, even bikes you had but no longer own.

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Damian_74
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Suzuki 2-Strokes: 1974 GT250L, DR650, Honda CRF1000

GT250L Resto

Post by Damian_74 »

OK - it has started again

The 74L is on the bench now - frame off to the powdercoater and shinny bits with the Chromer.
Will crack the engine and work out where the gearbox oil was going so I can make my order with Suzuki.
In these crazy COVID times everything it taking longer to order and be repaired.

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Damian_74
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Suzuki 2-Strokes: 1974 GT250L, DR650, Honda CRF1000

Gauges

Post by Damian_74 »

Gauges again!!!!!

The early GT's have a plastic convex lenses on the gauges - some have replaced them with flat lenses but run into trouble with the needle touching the lens.
Scrolling through eBay the other day and found a bloke in the UK that can supply convex lenses but the postage via eBay was horrible. Luckily he had included contact details in one of his pic's . A few phone calls later and they are in my grubby hands.

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Suzuki-Gt-2 ... Swob5fFFil

As Found - The Australian sun hasn't done the plastic any good!

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Despite the UV affected lenses, the insides are near perfect. Some yellowing of the 1/10 dials but I can live with that.

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As it is going on a nut and bolt resto, I thought it was fitting that the odometer be reset.

She was at work today. :hide

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Smear of "No More Gaps" to glue it back together.

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Happy with the final result!!!!

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Damian_74
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Country: Australia
Suzuki 2-Strokes: 1974 GT250L, DR650, Honda CRF1000

Freshly powercoated frame

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Got to love it......home after a month at sea to go straight into COVID lockdown.

But on the bright side..........I've got beer and a freshly powercoated frame!

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GTFIZZ
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Suzuki 2-Strokes: Gt185 1976 , Yamaha FS1e 1975

Re: GT250L Resto

Post by GTFIZZ »

I love it when photos go with the restoration, look forward to more and will follow you as you go.
I have a 185 the same colour
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