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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 6:39 pm 
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Greeting all

By way of introduction I'm in Sydney Australia and am setting out on a mild Cafe Racerization of a very nice, complete and original 1974 GT250.

The bike is so nice that I'm limiting my mods to those that can be reverted should I want to go back to original.

So seat, ace bars, headlamp, indicators, pods and battery eliminator are on the card.

I'm following a basket case on local Ebay that, if it stays in budget will give me wheels to be powdercoated and a rear guard to bob. Maybe even a working coil.We'll see how that goes.

I'd like to find a high line exhaust from a tt250 but am not holding my breath that a set will come up.

Here's the bike ... imported from the US by previous owner.

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It's not running but I was assured that only a dead coil stands in the way. Not easy to find but I've followed up some of the suggestions on this forum.

My other project is a KZ 1000 Cafe ... again able to be returned to std. Also a US import and came with fairing etc to recreate the 'Goose' bike from Mad Max.

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Cheers

Pete


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:14 pm 
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G'day Pete, That's a sweet little 250. And a Goose MFP bike is too funny. The fairings for those were made by Bertrand Cadart (sp?) at la Parisienne. At one point I had the Superfrog show fairing in my shed. Don't recall who I sold it to though.

One of my sons had an RG250 for a while when we lived in Carlton. That was long time ago. :wth:

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 4:56 am 
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Bikes owned: 69 T350 thru 75 GT750
Agree with Pedro.

Very few original GT250s are that nice. Would be a shame to intentionally reduce the count by one.

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Suzukis:
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1975 GT750, GT750, GT550 & T500
1974 T500
1973 GT250
1971 T350
1969 T350
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2012 6:33 pm 
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Please dont touch that gt 250... Its just like new to me. As mentioned, it really Would destroy the value of it.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2012 8:27 pm 
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Still in the Driveway

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Fear not gents !

Having had a good look over the bike I agree that it is too good to hack up.

That said I am going ahead with my planned mods but be assured that NOTHING will be done that cannot be reversed. I have picked up a basket case GT250 that will provide parts that are to be altered or painted. I am carefully storing the original parts so that either I or the next owner can choose to return it to original.

Here's the donor ... well beyond economic restoration.

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I'll be using wheels (painted black) fenders (painted black) tank and sidecovers. Might even have a working coil. It was last on the road in 1988 and looks like it's been outside ever since.

Pete


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 10:54 am 
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If you´re going for painted fenders you should get a rear fender from a 74 TS185, it is made of plastic, looks the same and will save weight... Not 100% sure if the year was 74, so check pictures carefully if you´re getting it from ebay.


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