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Offline AlanJohn

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GTO coulor
« on: August 23, 2017, 12:23:45 PM »
I've just bought myself another Gto does anyone know if it should have a chromed tank or did they make one all red there's a picture of it on the gallery
Also the side panels have the Gto in White and gold whereas others l've seen are in black l do have spares of each do you know if they're used on the red ones in either colours
If it's meant to be chrome ll redo it if not I will leave it as its quite nice as it is
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Re: GTO coulor
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2017, 02:34:22 PM »
The correct color combo will be determined by the  vin# on the little tag under the seat.

If the bike is a 70 model, it should have a gold & chrome tank, with gold side covers that have the white & gold emblems on them and a seat with the smaller font logo/lettering. 

If it's a 71, it should have the solid white tank with black stripes, white side covers with the black & gold emblems and a seat with the large font logo/lettering.
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Re: GTO coulor
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2017, 03:32:41 PM »
Remember there was a gold model with black stripes too, not chromed tank


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Re: GTO coulor
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2017, 04:21:21 PM »
Remember there was a gold model with black stripes too, not chromed tank

Yes, but that was the 71 GTR and not a GTO....  ;)
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Re: GTO coulor
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2017, 04:26:15 PM »
On a side note Alan, you appear to be cornering the market on GTO's over yonder!

Yea... GTO Power!  8)
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Re: GTO coulor
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2017, 04:46:51 PM »
Possibly
I do like them
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Re: GTO coulor
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2017, 03:25:30 PM »
That red paint looks to be well done; I'd be tempted to leave it as is. Having said that, a GTO in gold looks fantastic!

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Re: GTO coulor
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2017, 02:22:35 AM »
It has been done well and I do have two gold and chrome ones
I may leave it for now and respray it in the winter

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Re: GTO coulor
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2017, 08:32:11 AM »
Have you determined what year the bike is yet?
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Re: GTO coulor
« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2017, 12:25:00 PM »
It's December 1970
Passed its mot today no advisories and l sent off the paperwork for uk registration so it'll be on the road in a couple of weeks
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Re: GTO coulor
« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2017, 12:35:39 PM »
It's December 1970 ..... snip.....

What your GTO would have looked like in Dec. 1970.....  8)
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Re: GTO coulor
« Reply #11 on: August 25, 2017, 01:48:48 PM »
Interesting so it's not gold then??
The logo on my seat is smaller did they differ
Alan

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Re: GTO coulor
« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2017, 02:41:52 PM »
         Alan
                 I think I'm correct in saying the final batch of 2000 machines (approx 1000 white GTOs but maybe more and the balance of GTRs  with solid gold tanks) had the larger font on the seat. These were sold only in the US as 1971 models in an attempt to 'update' the machines and keep sales going. The GTO should have been produced two years earlier when the popularity street scramblers was at it's peak.

     Good luck with your new aquisition, she looks very nice.  I've now got my white GTO on the road. Took my first proper bike ride in 45 years the other evening. Great to be back in the saddle again and on a stone, was 19 again. A bit wobbly on the slower corners but it's coming back to me.
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Re: GTO coulor
« Reply #13 on: August 25, 2017, 02:48:10 PM »
Interesting so it's not gold then??
The logo on my seat is smaller did they differ
Alan

The Gold/Chrome GTO's were all built in Nov. & Dec. of 1969.  Your "new" GTO, being built almost a year later in Dec. of 1970, is a 1971 Model year GTO.

I imagine that the seat has been replaced at some point, along with either the side covers and/or the emblems on them.

Here's a thread on the seat logos....  http://bridgestonemotorcycleparts.com/index.php?topic=2535.0

The checkered gas cap and the rear grab bar are exclusive to the 71 GTO's. (Sorry... and 71 GTR's  ;D  )
« Last Edit: August 25, 2017, 02:51:14 PM by moonpup »
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Re: GTO coulor
« Reply #14 on: August 25, 2017, 04:53:20 PM »
Mine had the checkered gas cap but I had a new chrome one so I changed it also has the rear grab rail l like all this knowledge please keep it coming it's very interesting
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