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Author Topic: Suzuki GT185 1978 build  (Read 5870 times)

Online Mr Bernzo

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Re: Suzuki GT185 1978 build
« Reply #40 on: Aug 22, 2017, 09:02:52 »
Oil tank, chain and chain guard done. Working on the mud guards, side plates and fuel tank now. There's a lot of cleaning, sanding and priming going on.

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Re: Suzuki GT185 1978 build
« Reply #41 on: Aug 22, 2017, 09:12:14 »
Hope you make it for the DGR!

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Re: Suzuki GT185 1978 build
« Reply #42 on: Aug 22, 2017, 17:38:48 »
Hope you make it for the DGR!

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Thanks, so do I. I should be good to go. It's mainly just more paint and polish from here as well as some rear set mounts and linkages. Then maybe some late nights too.

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Re: Suzuki GT185 1978 build
« Reply #43 on: Aug 25, 2017, 17:45:45 »
Removing the original stickers off the tank. Shame, they were in good condition and looked good but the tank needs a re spray. Thinking about replacing them once painted.

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Re: Suzuki GT185 1978 build
« Reply #44 on: Aug 27, 2017, 06:57:02 »
Headlight, electrical and front indicators on today. Tank, guards and side covers are just about ready to paint.

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Re: Suzuki GT185 1978 build
« Reply #45 on: Aug 29, 2017, 10:04:23 »
Fuel tank and side plates prepped for painting. Time to make the 3 different colours of blue all the same. I cut down the rear mud guard by about a third, then sanded and primed. It was bent about 90 degrees the wrong way when I got the bike. Hopefully get the painting done this weekend. Then it's just exhausts and rear sets to go.

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Re: Suzuki GT185 1978 build
« Reply #46 on: Sep 05, 2017, 09:24:20 »
Been bloody cold and wet here in Melbourne. Hard to find motivation to get out in the garage.
Ram Air air filter turned up from the UK today. I removed the original air box from the rubber manifold and replaced it with a pod. The set up on the left is the original. I couldn't find original or after market filter foam for the original air box

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Re: Suzuki GT185 1978 build
« Reply #47 on: Sep 05, 2017, 09:28:23 »
Also made some progress with paint. I wanted to stay with the original colour but add a white centre stripe. First time doing and stripes. Turned out ok, not as good as I was hoping for though. First was a coat of white, then taped up the stripe, metallic blue then clear. Will need to add a couple more costs of clear I think.

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Re: Suzuki GT185 1978 build
« Reply #48 on: Sep 05, 2017, 09:30:50 »
Starting to resemble a motorcycle again now. 3 weeks to go before the DGR ride. Time getting tight. Still need to make the exhaust and rear set mounts, then do the linkages for rear brakes and gears.

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Re: Suzuki GT185 1978 build
« Reply #49 on: Sep 05, 2017, 09:33:55 »
Things are looking good...I like the colour and the engine ought to work pretty well with the new filter, especially where both carbs are still breathing through a common inlet. 
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