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Author Topic: And then there were two.. 1976 GT250 Rebuild  (Read 63039 times)

Offline Hurco550

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Re: And then there were two.. 1976 GT250 Rebuild
« Reply #50 on: Mar 20, 2015, 11:46:22 »
Looks like I will have to weld a mounting bracket on the 75 frame to use the 76 box
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Re: And then there were two.. 1976 GT250 Rebuild
« Reply #51 on: Mar 20, 2015, 12:02:37 »
Looks like I will have to weld a mounting bracket on the 75 frame to use the 76 box

1/4" angle? haha  Couldn't pass it up!
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Re: And then there were two.. 1976 GT250 Rebuild
« Reply #52 on: Mar 20, 2015, 12:05:07 »
Better be safe and use 3/8".. don't want it to flex.... ;)
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Re: And then there were two.. 1976 GT250 Rebuild
« Reply #53 on: Mar 20, 2015, 12:25:36 »
Better be safe and use 3/8".. don't want it to flex.... ;)

Plunge cut the frame on both sides with a die grinder, run a chunk of bar stock through and weld both sides... then you can stand on the tank to clean the gutters on the garage.  :o
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Re: And then there were two.. 1976 GT250 Rebuild
« Reply #54 on: Mar 20, 2015, 12:32:08 »
Airbox mounts can be made out of 20 gauge.  I'm a lazy bugger so I tend to cut brackets off old frames and keep them for projects like that. If really necessary they can be made from a sheet of steel and weld a nut on if required. 

Suzuki tend to rubber mount the airboxes and those brackets are usually just drilled for the grommet and spacer.  No too  hard to fabricate something.

Looking good BTW.

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Re: And then there were two.. 1976 GT250 Rebuild
« Reply #55 on: Mar 20, 2015, 12:40:35 »
I do the same Teazer, a box of tabs some with fasteners and some with grommets both round and slotted just for future use, even save some odd bends off frames and long straight chunks for sure.
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Re: And then there were two.. 1976 GT250 Rebuild
« Reply #56 on: Mar 20, 2015, 13:30:50 »
Airbox mounts can be made out of 20 gauge.  I'm a lazy bugger so I tend to cut brackets off old frames and keep them for projects like that. If really necessary they can be made from a sheet of steel and weld a nut on if required. 

Suzuki tend to rubber mount the airboxes and those brackets are usually just drilled for the grommet and spacer.  No too  hard to fabricate something.

Looking good BTW.

I will just end up making a new one. I know its overdoing it but 5 min on auto cad and send the file over to dad and he can have it water jet cut =) or just mark it out and a bandsaw depending on how motivated I am haha =) Ill use the original gromets and be good to go! I may have over built the engine stand, but will use original thickness (or close to it) for the mount.

Thanks for the kind words!
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1973 Ironhead Hardtail: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=68135.msg788081#msg788081
1976 GT250 Rebuild: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=64973.new#new
Full Custom Pit Bike: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=66954.new#new
1971 Yamaha 90cc twin HS1: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=70498.0
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Re: And then there were two.. 1976 GT250 Rebuild
« Reply #57 on: Mar 20, 2015, 13:33:46 »
Not overbuilt, its a fine use of materials on hand, I would do the same and why I nominated it!
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Re: And then there were two.. 1976 GT250 Rebuild
« Reply #58 on: Mar 20, 2015, 13:48:02 »
I will just end up making a new one. I know its overdoing it but 5 min on auto cad and send the file over to dad and he can have it water jet cut =)
 

I hate you already.  I use Cardboard Aided Design work and use an angle grinder for steel surgery

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....... I may have over built the engine stand, but will use original thickness (or close to it) for the mount.
But it's strong and bolts up to the engine hoist, so that's good.  I make mine out of hardware store steel or aluminum and they are strong enough for what they are designed to do, but mine don't have to stand teh bending stress that a hoist creates.  Mine sit on the bench and for that, aluminum is adequate.


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Re: And then there were two.. 1976 GT250 Rebuild
« Reply #59 on: Mar 20, 2015, 13:48:47 »
Not overbuilt, its a fine use of materials on hand, I would do the same and why I nominated it!

That is true. I appreciate that btw.. Never heard much outta it though, besides Bradj's pipes on there, which are pretty sweet
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1973 Ironhead Hardtail: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=68135.msg788081#msg788081
1976 GT250 Rebuild: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=64973.new#new
Full Custom Pit Bike: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=66954.new#new
1971 Yamaha 90cc twin HS1: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=70498.0
"Two strokes are the motorcycle equivalent to Thors chariot. Full of glory and memories of battles victorious" ~ von yinzer