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Author Topic: Suzuki GT185 1978 build  (Read 6886 times)

Offline Mr Bernzo

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Re: Suzuki GT185 1978 buils
« Reply #20 on: Jun 12, 2017, 09:14:36 »
Also working on the rear wheel. Spokes are coming out easily, soaking the spokes and nipples in a rust remover working well so far. The top 2 spokes and nipples have been soaked, remaining have not. Also hitting the hub with a wire brush while the spokes are out.

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Smell that? 2 stroke...

1978 Suzuki GT185, 2012 Husky TE449, 2003 Suzuki SV1000

Offline Mr Bernzo

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Re: Suzuki GT185 1978 buils
« Reply #21 on: Jul 03, 2017, 10:04:10 »
Got the frame preped and primed, and a fire in the shed to dry the primer. Bloody cold here right now.

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1978 Suzuki GT185, 2012 Husky TE449, 2003 Suzuki SV1000

Offline Mr Bernzo

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Re: Suzuki GT185 1978 buils
« Reply #22 on: Jul 03, 2017, 10:06:09 »
Frame, swing arm, centre stand, headstem and other parts all painted up. 

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1978 Suzuki GT185, 2012 Husky TE449, 2003 Suzuki SV1000

Offline flamelspy

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Re: Suzuki GT185 1978 buils
« Reply #23 on: Jul 03, 2017, 17:29:57 »
nice! keep movin!

Offline Mr Bernzo

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Re: Suzuki GT185 1978 buils
« Reply #24 on: Jul 04, 2017, 09:21:41 »
nice! keep movin!
I'm tryin'. I got some assembly done. Still a lot of cleaning, polishing and painting to go.

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1978 Suzuki GT185, 2012 Husky TE449, 2003 Suzuki SV1000

Offline flamelspy

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Re: Suzuki GT185 1978 buils
« Reply #25 on: Jul 04, 2017, 11:17:45 »
greater care, greater results. Many times a boring part, makes look like we're stuck in the project, but has direct influence in the final result.

Offline Mr Bernzo

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Re: Suzuki GT185 1978 buils
« Reply #26 on: Jul 11, 2017, 09:24:00 »
Slow but steady progress. Rear wheel finished and mounted. Some electricals on too.

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1978 Suzuki GT185, 2012 Husky TE449, 2003 Suzuki SV1000

Offline Mr Bernzo

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Re: Suzuki GT185 1978 build
« Reply #27 on: Jul 11, 2017, 09:28:02 »
This is my first time cleaning, polishing and trying to make an old set of forks look good. Quite happy with the progress I'm making. Not a mirror finish professional polish, but still a major improvement.

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« Last Edit: Jul 27, 2017, 08:15:23 by Mr Bernzo »
Smell that? 2 stroke...

1978 Suzuki GT185, 2012 Husky TE449, 2003 Suzuki SV1000

Offline Maritime

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Re: Suzuki GT185 1978 buils
« Reply #28 on: Jul 11, 2017, 09:47:57 »
This is my first time cleaning, polishing and trying to make an old set of forks look good. Quite happy with the progress I'm making. Not a mirror finish professional polish, but still a major improvement.

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Nice job so far, if you stop about there it's easy to keep that level of polish without a lot of upkeep, if you go full mirror and actually take the bike outside and ride it, there is a lot more work to keep it shiny.  Looks good so far anyway.
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Offline goldy

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Re: Suzuki GT185 1978 buils
« Reply #29 on: Jul 12, 2017, 06:34:55 »
Looking good, a little elbow grease every couple of months will keep them looking tidy, unless you keep it outside in the rain (which I doubt, after doing all this work)! Keep it going! :)
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