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Offline ziggy stardust

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No longer a GTR owner.
« on: April 04, 2017, 12:28:54 PM »
Well all good things come to an end and my second GTR restoration is no exception, it's gone to a new owner and home rather than sitting in my garage and getting a dusting down and polish now and again. :'(

But I'll be on the lookout for another GTR project as long as any possible sellers aren't too greedy. ;)



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Re: No longer a GTR owner.
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2017, 12:32:53 PM »
Funny you should mention that. I may have a runner with a rebuilt engine coming up for sale very soon.

Not show condition but the engine has had everything done, crank, pistons, bearings, rings, seals and so-on.
Be nice - feel good

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Re: No longer a GTR owner.
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2017, 12:39:05 PM »
I personally would love to see your talents applied to a GTO!  ;D
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Re: No longer a GTR owner.
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2017, 01:03:37 PM »
Why am I not surprized by your response 'pup??
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Re: No longer a GTR owner.
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2017, 01:11:40 PM »
Why am I not surprized by your response 'pup??
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At least I didn't say "a green GTO" ...  :o
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Re: No longer a GTR owner.
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2017, 01:21:35 PM »
But you DID say "Green GTO". It just took you to get to the reply instead of the original post. You cant help it Mike - no big deal.
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Re: No longer a GTR owner.
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2017, 03:01:17 PM »
          Hi Lee,
                     Sure you will have got a good price for the GTR, she looks fabulous in the photo.
     I would partly echo Moonpup's suggestion of a GTO next.               They do look good but are a pain to work on.             Those high pipes have to come off to do anything on the motor  :-\   ;)

   With my GTO very near to being on the road, common sense says I should be reducing the GTR fleet. 2 complete machines in various stages of restoration and a spares bike which is really the dregs from other peoples restorations but a perfect frame and good wheels. Further details by request if and when you are ready.
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Re:Well my GTO
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2017, 06:18:29 PM »
If i spend any time on her.... 8)    and if ya stand back a bout 40 ft. :D  and have rose colored glasses on... Mine mit look that good.... Ive got over 7K in it now..... but i ride mine......

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Re: No longer a GTR owner.
« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2017, 08:52:22 PM »
My GtR is no different. Good from far, but far from good. I do ride mine regularly tho...

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Re: No longer a GTR owner.
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2017, 10:29:05 AM »

....snip.... Those high pipes have to come off to do anything on the motor  :-\   ;)


I have no problems changing the spark plugs with the mufflers on!  ;)
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Re: No longer a GTR owner.
« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2017, 12:32:12 PM »
FANTASTIC looking GTR.  I've had my 67 since 71 and did a restoration but not nearly as good as yours.  Good luck on your next project!!!  Harry

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Re: No longer a GTR owner.
« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2017, 06:19:09 AM »


      ''I have no problems changing the spark plugs with the mufflers on!  ;) ''


    Hey Pup,               I'll concede that one (with asbestos type gloves) and also add the sump plug to your extensive list  ;D :D ;D

                         Try fine tuning the carbs by trial and error  :o ::) but it will be worth it in the end ( which is very close).            Brian.
« Last Edit: April 07, 2017, 06:22:23 AM by BRT-GTR »
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Re: No longer a GTR owner.
« Reply #12 on: April 28, 2017, 08:32:24 AM »
mine is for sale and I am not greedy!
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Re: No longer a GTR owner.
« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2017, 09:08:35 PM »
Kudos Ziggy! I have several questions:

1. What did a jewel like that sell for?
2. How did you get that finish on the engine case?
3. Are the handlebars GTR original?

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Re: No longer a GTR owner.
« Reply #14 on: May 21, 2017, 06:49:25 AM »
Hey Bob,

This was my second GTR restoration, the first one I sold for £10k, they are a little more common now with more being imported from the States with people thinking they can make a quick buck on them so I sold it to a friend who bought my Suzuki RE5M from me a few years ago for £7.5k just to move it on, it was worth more I know but a bird in the hand.

The finish on the engine cases is from a rattle can, Audi metallic silver, then a few coats of lacquer.

Yea the handlebars are original and have been re chromed.

Lee
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