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Old 12-30-2014, 01:59 PM   #1
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Need engine or crank GT380

I have a 1972 Suzuki GT 380 with a bad crank. I had bought a good engine off Ebay for a good price but it was trashed in shipping. I refused the package. The rear motor mount was busted and the side case was lunched. Looked as if Old Dominion Trucking did not tie the package down at all and it bounced all over the back of the truck. Piss poor in my opinion. Working with the seller to get my money back.

I would like to find a good engine or at least a good crank. The engine in my bike is locked up. The #3 connecting rod (closest to the right side of the bike) is locked up and will not move. I threw oil on it and let it sit and nothing, I am sure that bearing is welded to the connecting rod now.

So as a result I am trying to find a shop that would be willing to split the cases and put in a new crank. Additionally I would like to have jugs machined for a .5 mm overbore and matching pistons.

Honestly I am looking for reasonable because this was a cheap cheap cheap bike.

Please let me know if you know anyplace. I would be able to bring to Phoenix easily.

Thanks.
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Old 12-31-2014, 01:11 PM   #2
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If you can't find anyone in your area to rebuild the crank, see if "Fast By Gast" is still in operation, in Grand Island, New York. He rebuilt my GT-550 roadrace cranks, and built the wickedest of Kawi H2 dragrace engines. Bearings and seals should be common enough, from your local bearing house if not OEM.

Found this: http://www.fastbygast.com/

Good luck.
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Old 01-01-2015, 05:14 PM   #3
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Try Dave. He's built a lot of cranks and did my Stinger's. Fine job. Tell him the guy with the Stinger recommended him.

http://davestriples.com/services
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Old 01-02-2015, 07:13 AM   #4
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Well I am going to accept the damaged engine. Seller refunded half the cost. I can also make a claim with the shipping company so I should make out good on the deal.

Now I just have to make 2 engines into 1.

I will look into the guys you have listed. Thanks.
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Old 01-02-2015, 10:14 AM   #5
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Laugh Crank

I see that you may have a donor crank. If you need one fixed in the future, and if Paul Gast can't do it, you can call Falicon in Florida. They did a good job on a friend's H2 crank.

The seller should have bolted the engine to a pallet for shipment. A loose ship engine is chickenshit.
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Old 01-02-2015, 10:54 AM   #6
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The seller should have bolted the engine to a pallet for shipment. A loose ship engine is chickenshit.
100% exactly what happened....he used tie down straps....piss poor job. His loss since I got back half of the sale price. I am fine with it. Some people.....
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Old 01-03-2015, 07:56 AM   #7
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I see that you may have a donor crank. If you need one fixed in the future, and if Paul Gast can't do it, you can call Falicon in Florida. They did a good job on a friend's H2 crank.

The seller should have bolted the engine to a pallet for shipment. A loose ship engine is chickenshit.
I bought a used CB200 engine in good condition. It was shipped by UPS, the guy I got it from states he strapped it to the pallet. It wasn't when I got it. Looked like it went through a dryer. Even the crank was bent. UPS picked it back up, shipped it back to the seller and paid HIM the money back. I already paid the seller and he didn't think I was owed anything We ended up splitting the return money and chalk it up to life's lesson. UPS states the Pallet will damage their conveyor belt and not allowed. So they removed it.
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