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 Post subject: 1976 TS400
PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2016 9:37 pm 
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I picked this up off of Ebay last year. It need s a few things which will be very easy to sort out.

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69 Suz U70
69 Suz T500
72 Suz GT750 cafe
74 Suz GTXVR project
75 Suz RE5
75 Suz GT750
76 Suz TS400
76 Suz GT750
81 Suz GSX1100
86 Suz RG500x2
88 Hon CR500
93 Hon CBR900RR
98 Suz GSF1200x3
15 Kaw Ninja H2


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 Post subject: Re: 1976 TS400
PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2016 5:14 am 
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That is beautiful!!!!


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 Post subject: Re: 1976 TS400
PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2016 6:09 am 
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Location: The Republic of South Yorkshire
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Bikes owned: GT550s GT750 GSX1400 and lots of spares
Allan, you jammy sod! That's gorgeous.


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 Post subject: Re: 1976 TS400
PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2016 9:32 am 
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I always liked the big bore two strokes !!!!!


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 Post subject: Re: 1976 TS400
PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2016 10:54 pm 
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Thanks for the compliments, its a six foot bike at present but I can tidy up a bit to improve the details at a closer distance.

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The list:
69 Suz U70
69 Suz T500
72 Suz GT750 cafe
74 Suz GTXVR project
75 Suz RE5
75 Suz GT750
76 Suz TS400
76 Suz GT750
81 Suz GSX1100
86 Suz RG500x2
88 Hon CR500
93 Hon CBR900RR
98 Suz GSF1200x3
15 Kaw Ninja H2


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 Post subject: Re: 1976 TS400
PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2016 2:47 pm 
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Bikes owned: T500R, GT500A, TS400, V strom black rhino
Allen,

Question is the second muffler correct for 76? I'm doing a resto on the same bike so its nice to know and is the rear end fender plastic?

Andy


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 Post subject: Re: 1976 TS400
PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2016 3:28 pm 
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Yes it is. I had a 76 also. I have an early 12V stator that will fit.... also a one-of reed-valve cylinder.



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 Post subject: Re: 1976 TS400
PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2016 2:10 pm 
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Lane, and the rear fender?

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 Post subject: Re: 1976 TS400
PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2016 10:02 pm 
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I did not see follow up messages to this post, yes the rear fender on these bikes is metal.

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The list:
69 Suz U70
69 Suz T500
72 Suz GT750 cafe
74 Suz GTXVR project
75 Suz RE5
75 Suz GT750
76 Suz TS400
76 Suz GT750
81 Suz GSX1100
86 Suz RG500x2
88 Hon CR500
93 Hon CBR900RR
98 Suz GSF1200x3
15 Kaw Ninja H2


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 Post subject: Re: 1976 TS400
PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2016 10:16 pm 
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As usual things are not always as they seem. The 400 is going through a bit of work at present, the front end came off for new headset bearings and to strip and paint the upper and lower trees.
The forks got pulled apart for new seals and to see what fork oil was in there. Almost all of the black parts will need stripping and repainting, so as of recently thats the headlamp bowl, the headlamp ears, the battery box, airfilter box, gauge mounting bracket and some other smaller pieces.
The wiring harness also needs some work so I pulled that out to completely rebuild it as well.

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The top tree after stripping, media blasting and new paint

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The bike after the complete front end was reinstalled onto it, theres still loads of work ahead,

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Two strokes, its just that simple.

The list:
69 Suz U70
69 Suz T500
72 Suz GT750 cafe
74 Suz GTXVR project
75 Suz RE5
75 Suz GT750
76 Suz TS400
76 Suz GT750
81 Suz GSX1100
86 Suz RG500x2
88 Hon CR500
93 Hon CBR900RR
98 Suz GSF1200x3
15 Kaw Ninja H2


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 Post subject: Re: 1976 TS400
PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2016 1:59 am 
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Location: The Republic of South Yorkshire
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Bikes owned: GT550s GT750 GSX1400 and lots of spares
I fancy one of those, but the prices of the off road Suzukis is stupid nowadays.


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 Post subject: Re: 1976 TS400
PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2016 9:09 am 
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Location: Netherlands
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Bikes owned: T500R, GT500A, TS400, V strom black rhino
Hi Keep the pictures coming my resto is from scratch so it’s great to see how it should be.

Andy


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 Post subject: Re: 1976 TS400
PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2016 11:33 am 
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As an update, I had to find an airbox as mine had the mesh to hold the sponge missing and was not in the best shape. I found a decent one for $38.00 with free shipping so I got that, I also found the fork lower tree chrome shrouds for a great price as mine were really rusty. I've got tank and side cover decals coming as well as the wire harness off of the bike for rebuilding and upgrading. My most recent work was to sort out some repro indicators for the bike then after the stalks to fit and shorten them a tad as well.
Loads to do so I'm out of here to get at it again.

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Two strokes, its just that simple.

The list:
69 Suz U70
69 Suz T500
72 Suz GT750 cafe
74 Suz GTXVR project
75 Suz RE5
75 Suz GT750
76 Suz TS400
76 Suz GT750
81 Suz GSX1100
86 Suz RG500x2
88 Hon CR500
93 Hon CBR900RR
98 Suz GSF1200x3
15 Kaw Ninja H2


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 Post subject: Re: 1976 TS400
PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2016 10:41 pm 
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The front indicator stalk alterations have been completed a while now and thought I'd post them here along with some other photos

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Stock indicator stalk and repro one under it. The tape is to hold it in the lathe and prevent scratching the chrome

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Now altered to the correct dimensions for fitting through the head light ears, and then I shortened it by about a 1/2 inch to bring the indicators in a bit.

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Battery box needs stripping.

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Acid stains.

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Media blasted as well as the head light bowl and now in primer.

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Harness to be upgraded and restored.

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Lower tree after cleaning up the casting then media blasting and new paint..

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Two strokes, its just that simple.

The list:
69 Suz U70
69 Suz T500
72 Suz GT750 cafe
74 Suz GTXVR project
75 Suz RE5
75 Suz GT750
76 Suz TS400
76 Suz GT750
81 Suz GSX1100
86 Suz RG500x2
88 Hon CR500
93 Hon CBR900RR
98 Suz GSF1200x3
15 Kaw Ninja H2


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 Post subject: Re: 1976 TS400
PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2016 4:37 am 
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Location: Netherlands
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Bikes owned: T500R, GT500A, TS400, V strom black rhino
Looks great!! keep the detailed pictures coming help me with my resto

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Andy


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