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             My GTO was coughing, spluttering and snatching on light load, was almost unrideable. Despite having 25 pilots, 130 mains and needle clip second from top she still seemed to be running rich.  I was sure the choke plungers were seating but they were the only source of overfueling left.
           Pulled them out, pried out the tip rubbers (rock hard but NOS carbs) with a sharp point and needlenose pliers. Original rubber disc diameter was probably 7mm but only had a quarter inch punch. So stamped a couple of 2mm thick viton rubber (Ebay) discs. Put these in at an angle and used a small blunt screwdiver to press the sides in and down into the recess, working round the tip.  Refitted to carbs and made sure there was a bit of slack in the choke cable at the lever end.
         What a difference, she now runs smoothly at low revs and is pleasant to ride. So that's another issued cured, still vibrating at higher revs but will sort that in due course.

           Brian.
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350 Talk / Re: Another Gto
« Last post by moonpup on Today at 11:29:56 AM »

GTRs have gone for more  :o


That's only because we haven't seen a "show quality" restored GTO hit the market yet or heard of any private sales results....   ;D

EDIT: Oops... forgot about this one. (anyone remember what it sold for?)

https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:khi9ydQRmTcJ:https://www.motorcyclesunlimited.co.uk/1968-bridgestone-350-gto-for-sale/+&cd=11&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us







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350 Talk / Re: Another Gto
« Last post by BRT-GTR on Today at 10:58:02 AM »
 Alan,
           We do now know BS built 1000 Gold/Chrome tanked GTOs for 1970. The final batch built for 1971 consisted of at least 1000 White/Black stripe GTOs  but serial numbers suggest there may have been more, the balance being the Gold/black stripe GTRs to give a 71 total of 2000.
          I know of 6 complete GTOs in the UK, including yours, so suggest there could be maybe 12 or so in the UK. Odd ones keep appearing. I've heard or read of others but you may now have those  ;D well done.

  It's generally suggested one in 10 of the original 350 machines now survive, who knows?  That would suggest 200+ GTOs now in existence.
         They are certainly rare and unusual  in the UK.
    Value ?............. Fully restored in concours condition, maybe £7-8000 in the UK but in reality whatever someone is prepared to pay for it.  GTRs have gone for more  :o

    Great workshop, by the way, knew those plastic cups would come in handy for something ! but someone's stolen your fridge contents  :-X
                Brian
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350 Talk / Another Gto
« Last post by AlanJohn on Today at 08:21:41 AM »
Does anyone know how rare the Gto bikes are l couldn't seem to get one at first it took over a year now l've got four latest one is pictured in the gallery
Are they rare??
Is there many left??
How much are they really worth?? In reasonable condition??
Appreciate any comments thanks very much kind regards
Alan John
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Members: Introduce yourself / New to site
« Last post by Kotto on Yesterday at 10:06:38 PM »
This is my first post to this site having recently purchased a couple of project bikes.  This summer I picked up a 100 Sport and a Surfrider 50, both which are in need of repairs.  The 100 runs but the 50 is seized up.  I've decided to initially focus my attention on the 100 since I know it will run.  I've been reading various posts on this site and I'm impressed by the membership's knowledge and willingness to help.  I have limited experience working on bikes, mainly on several Honda 70's, so I'm looking for some assistance with a couple of questions.  I'm sure I'll have more as I continue to work on the bikes.

My first question relates to the oil injection system on the 100 Sport.  The side cover is presently off the bike and I noticed when I fill the oil injector canister with oil it is leaking where the hose connects to the union bolt by the engine.  Is this normal and if not, how is it fixed?  My second question involves obtaining the correct seat for the bike.  Will other model seats work on this bike and where is the best place to purchase one?

Thanks in advance, I appreciate any assistance with these matters.   Kotto
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350 Talk / Re: GTO pistons
« Last post by AlanJohn on September 19, 2017, 01:57:28 PM »
Thank you for your help l've matched them up at my local garage
Kind regards Alan John
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350 Talk / Re: GTO pistons
« Last post by davis on September 19, 2017, 12:44:46 PM »
CPC also has circlip 1382-9000.

- Bob
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Engine / Re: Help Disconnecting Carb From Choke BS90 Trail
« Last post by stingray68 on September 19, 2017, 12:08:19 PM »
I snapped a quick picture last night....1965 Trail 90 bought from original owner....1400 miles.  Had sat for 45 years with out running....piston was seized.  I had the cylinder bored, new piston, rings, nearly every bearing and oil seal replaced.  Runs and rides like a champ!  Thank you to everyone here for all of your help.....Best Regards, Mike
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Chibi, Tora, Taka Talk / Re: Tora parts bike available
« Last post by wilkin7 on September 18, 2017, 06:52:55 PM »
Hi

I know this post is quite old but there maybe a chance you may still have the bike?

I have just picked up a Tora 60 and I'm after a couple of parts, mainly the exhaust heat shield and a headlight? (just the chrome insert with globe the outside shell is fine)

Thanks in advance.

Toby
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