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Old 02-03-2012, 04:32 PM   #46
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Engine case re-assembly trick......

.........If you have trouble keeping the transmission countershaft, or kickstart shaft in place, here's a trick I used on my GT-550 roadracer: smear a thin coating of cup-grease on any outside bearing races that try to tilt up from the bottom case. When that happens, getting them to relocate over the dowel-pins properly is a major pain-in-the-ass. The grease is sticky enough to hold things in place against gravity and leverage for a few moments - plenty enough time to locate the top case-half properly. It won't hurt any nearby seals, nor foul the gearbox oil.

Granted, with your 6-speed gearbox and kick-start only GT-380, this may not be an issue...... but just in case, yanno!
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Old 02-08-2012, 01:20 PM   #47
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I have a 71 gt350 i was going to restore and have had it for many years and it was a blast to ride.
I just listed it and a 73 CR250M Elsinore in the classifieds for trade for a dual sport for my daughter to learn on when she gets her liscense.
The T350 is all there except 1 side cover- no dents either but it doesn need to be restored and its not locked up. I was riding it around in the mid to late nineties.
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Old 02-10-2012, 10:25 AM   #48
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Stalled on the project, everything is FUBAR and I will need a donorbike before proceeding. Landed a Suzuki GS500e for next to nothing. It's a 95 and will be the newest bike I've ever owned.
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Old 03-02-2012, 08:37 AM   #49
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Ahh fond memories of my old GT380... seems like a lifetime ago :)

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Old 03-02-2012, 10:59 PM   #50
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If you still need some coils I have a set from a GT250 sitting in the garage. I think they might be the same?
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Old 03-09-2012, 08:24 AM   #51
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I am not sure, the shipping and import duties would kill me, but thank you for the offer :)

Don't know what I am going to do with the project, it needs way more than I first anticipated to get it in to the desired shape.
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Old 03-24-2012, 10:14 AM   #52
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I actually had SOME progress today :)

I decided to finally do something with the bike, so I put the engine back in the frame, installed the front mudguard and a new headlight.





A thread is totally smashed on the forkleg, making it close to impossible to get the last front stay mounted. I'll see if I can come up with some thing :)
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Old 03-26-2012, 05:43 AM   #53
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More wiring.



Yes, I bridged it, I am not proud, it's bound to fail at some point.



This spiral cord thingie, makes my OCD very pleased. It should make future mods easy to incorporate.

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Old 03-26-2012, 12:56 PM   #54
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I've been thinking about ditching the rearcowl.

Arguments are mainly that its a bitch to mount, and I need to find some awesome way of doing it, that will allow for quick removal when I need to refill the oiltank.

What do you think?
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Old 03-29-2012, 11:09 AM   #55
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Are you planning on putting rearsets on it?
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Old 03-29-2012, 11:18 AM   #56
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Absolutely, know anyone who makes them?
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Old 03-29-2012, 11:47 AM   #57
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No, I do not. I was just curious because (obviously) a bike with low handlebars and standard peg position would make riding feel like yoga. Admittedly, I have no experienced with cafe'd bikes, it was just an observation. Are you going to add a rear fender or hugger? I think you are doing a great job with it, keep up the good work.
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Old 03-29-2012, 12:15 PM   #58
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No, I do not. I was just curious because (obviously) a bike with low handlebars and standard peg position would make riding feel like yoga. Admittedly, I have no experienced with cafe'd bikes, it was just an observation. Are you going to add a rear fender or hugger? I think you are doing a great job with it, keep up the good work.
The original fender is split in two. The inner fender would work as a hugger. However, I am going with the full original fender, as I need to have a huge numberplate on the rear as well. Also it would go better with an original style seat that I am going with. Only because I know make some hinge work to the rearcowl is going to suck. If I get a custom made oiltank made like a manx tank or so, then I'd go with the cowl for sure.
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Old 03-29-2012, 01:08 PM   #59
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I somehow managed to not see the rear fender. I see a lot of people in the states build cafe bikes with clip-ons, no rearsets, and no fenders then sell them for way too much money. Glad to see you are doing it properly. I haven't ridden a two-stroke in a long time and I would really like to find a small displacement single cylinder to tear into.
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Old 03-29-2012, 02:25 PM   #60
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I somehow managed to not see the rear fender. I see a lot of people in the states build cafe bikes with clip-ons, no rearsets, and no fenders then sell them for way too much money. Glad to see you are doing it properly. I haven't ridden a two-stroke in a long time and I would really like to find a small displacement single cylinder to tear into.
I've ridden two strokes most of the time, and its a love/hate relationship I have with them. I love the narrow powerband some of them have, and I feel very racy sometimes, but when I'm in the alps and I'm climbing hills, I envy the 4strokes a bit of time.

But go ahead. I'd try to source a Yamaha RD350 next time, supposedly very handy, and cool aftermarket support, not so much with the GTs, unless you get a kettle that is.

But yeah, rearsets are deffo the way to go with this, otherwise it'd be way too cramped, and gearshifts probably awesome.

I need to figiure out a design where I'm using the mount from the passenger pegs, ie. a single hole. I THINK I can flip the gearshift lever and it'd suit fine. Brake side is another story though, I will have to be creative there.
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