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Blood Sweat Tears and Grease => Projects => Trackers => Topic started by: parksieNZ on Apr 12, 2017, 15:16:51

Title: Suzuki GN125 - Tracker - First Project
Post by: parksieNZ on Apr 12, 2017, 15:16:51
Morning, I just wanted to share the progress I had made so far in my first rebuild of a GN125 to a Tracker style bike.

Here are few pics of the original bike.

Title: Re: Suzuki GN125 - Tracker - First Project
Post by: parksieNZ on Apr 12, 2017, 15:22:46
First off the bike wouldn't start, but after cleaning out the carb, replacing the gas and the plug it started to fire up, but still stalled with any revs. This confirmed compression was good so next step was to take the thing apart.

There was quite a bit of surface rust and a family of spiders had moved in, but over all not too bad.



Title: Re: Suzuki GN125 - Tracker - First Project
Post by: parksieNZ on Apr 12, 2017, 15:26:17
Once I had it all stripped down the frame I prepped it for painting and removed all the rust. Then I painted the frame using VHT chassis and roll bar paint, which is surprisingly good stuff. Easy to use and has a great finish.



Title: Re: Suzuki GN125 - Tracker - First Project
Post by: parksieNZ on Apr 12, 2017, 15:29:55
Next step was prepping the tank. I looked at soda blasting it, but to be honest it was already in pretty good nick, so just some elbow grease, steel wool and a sand and it was ready for painting. Here is used VHT again with their Engine Enamel products.

Title: Re: Suzuki GN125 - Tracker - First Project
Post by: parksieNZ on Apr 12, 2017, 15:33:07
Next step was to prep and paint the front forks, once again I used VHT Chassis and roll cage paint here. I also put the shocks back together and added the dust gators.

Title: Re: Suzuki GN125 - Tracker - First Project
Post by: parksieNZ on Apr 12, 2017, 15:38:44
Next step was to prep and paint the wheels, Sating black same as the frame. There was load of oxidation on the wheels so prepping was a nightmare.
Title: Re: Suzuki GN125 - Tracker - First Project
Post by: parksieNZ on Apr 12, 2017, 15:40:56
Time to remove the Suzuki logos from the tank and fix the big dent on one side. I also wanted to change the tank shape a bit for a better look. A quick prime to stop rusting for now. Proper paint job to follow at a later stage.

Title: Re: Suzuki GN125 - Tracker - First Project
Post by: JSJamboree on Apr 13, 2017, 16:57:45
That bike started off suuuuuper ugly, but those wheels sure look nice.  Excited to see what you make of it.
Title: Re: Suzuki GN125 - Tracker - First Project
Post by: parksieNZ on Apr 13, 2017, 23:16:05
Engine back in the frame and put the tank back on just for looks. Putting the engine back in was a bit of a nightmare, much easier getting it out. So far so good.
Title: Re: Suzuki GN125 - Tracker - First Project
Post by: parksieNZ on Apr 13, 2017, 23:22:24
Re-attached the swingarm, the old rear shocks, chain and rear tyre as well as started putting some electrics back in to see if it still runs.  Rear shocks have to go, but still deciding on which to get, the Nirtrogen 325mm shocks from japanese motorbike parts looks good, but not sure how good they are.
Title: Re: Suzuki GN125 - Tracker - First Project
Post by: parksieNZ on Apr 13, 2017, 23:26:36
Got the electrics back together which took a while as I didn't take enough photos when I was dismantling it. No gas in tank yet as it isn't painted, but new carb on and oil vent filter. Managed to scratch the bloody engine paint while I was working on it. Will have to fix that later
Title: Re: Suzuki GN125 - Tracker - First Project
Post by: parksieNZ on Apr 13, 2017, 23:28:32
Custom paint job on the headlight to match my color scheme.
Title: Re: Suzuki GN125 - Tracker - First Project
Post by: parksieNZ on Apr 13, 2017, 23:31:39
Replaced the crappy old grips and the entire front brake lever and brake fluid until as it was leaking and faulty. Put the new seat on just to see what it looks like, still need to cut the frame and add the rear loop. Also painted and replaced the plastic sprocket cover(Not sure if this is what it is called.)
Title: Re: Suzuki GN125 - Tracker - First Project
Post by: Hurco550 on Apr 14, 2017, 23:37:16
Nice work man!

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Title: Re: Suzuki GN125 - Tracker - First Project
Post by: parksieNZ on Apr 15, 2017, 00:37:56
Nice work man!

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Cheers man. Powder coating would have been better but too costly for a first build.


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Title: Re: Suzuki GN125 - Tracker - First Project
Post by: parksieNZ on Apr 21, 2017, 20:54:08
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Tank painted and attached and  rear loop welded to frame. Time to sort out indicators battery box and everything else.


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Title: Re: Suzuki GN125 - Tracker - First Project
Post by: parksieNZ on Apr 23, 2017, 05:25:33
Tried some of my first metal fabrication to make some rear indicator mounts and rear light and license mount. Also in the process of building a battery/ electrics box to clear the triangle and tidy electrics(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170423/ca1444b4cc558158e2f8ec5a7fd7c337.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170423/e96e5b0e6c3b76f0b2c299abaf84ca53.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170423/10e4fb05cd18ad0f9b5f23ef099b5c6b.jpg)


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Title: Re: Suzuki GN125 - Tracker - First Project
Post by: parksieNZ on May 13, 2017, 16:16:50
Battery box welded and painted. Rear guard complete. Rear loop also painted.

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Title: Re: Suzuki GN125 - Tracker - First Project
Post by: parksieNZ on May 13, 2017, 16:18:46
New rear shocks also arrived today so will be putting them on and then almost done. Anyone reregistered a bike in New Zealand? I'm keen to understand the process.


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Title: Re: Suzuki GN125 - Tracker - First Project
Post by: parksieNZ on May 13, 2017, 20:51:05
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New shocks on and pretty much finished. Some tidy up to do but otherwise ready to get it registered, sell it and move onto my next project.


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Title: Re: Suzuki GN125 - Tracker - First Project
Post by: AimlessMoto on May 16, 2017, 10:41:53
I really like the tank! Everything else is so.... black... Maybe polish the cases on the engine... or do some wrinkle-black, just to break up the monotony.