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My '67 GTR
« on: October 11, 2018, 01:16:42 PM »
Thought I'd post a few photos of my '67 GTR (with 3300 miles showing) as purchased a number of years ago. Why the owner painted it white is the $64,000 question! Besides the horrible paint, the bike seesms to have been almost completely taken apart at one time: Virtually every screw head shows damage, even the very tiny ones INSIDE the handlebar switch! Exasperating! I've recently started the restoration process, with the frame having been powder-coated, various parts re-chromed or re-zinced, new wiring wiring harness installed, and more. Will post on-going photos soon.

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Re: My '67 GTR
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2018, 03:01:51 PM »
I have to admit that my GTR was white back in the day and I will be doing it again in white if I ever get to that point. Nice bike and good luck getting it restored nysz1b!
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Re: My '67 GTR
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2018, 08:11:31 PM »
Just plain white?  Here's what I did to my GTR back in the day:   ::)
Karl Swartout
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« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2018, 12:12:53 AM »
Those two GTR's look like BatBikes!

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Re: My '67 GTR
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2018, 09:21:58 AM »
 iagree      (Sorry Karl   ;D  )
« Last Edit: October 12, 2018, 09:48:09 AM by moonpup »
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« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2018, 01:03:45 PM »
Hey Karl. It was plain white in the 70's (all I could afford in those days). I have a more elaborate white and silver/gunmetal scheme in mind. It will be very subtle. Frame will be silver as well...
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« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2018, 02:25:40 PM »
Actually, I kind of like the plain white.

I think I'll pass on the full Batbike theme, though.  Mine was a little bit more subtle, moonpup - at least a little. ;D
« Last Edit: October 12, 2018, 02:29:55 PM by OldSwartout »
Karl Swartout
Mooresville, IN
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BS350 GTR

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Re: My '67 GTR
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2018, 11:54:03 AM »
By the way, is that a Vetter fairing on your bike Karl. I have one that is very similar and one of the first few he made.
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« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2018, 11:10:59 AM »
Yes, that's a Vetter fairing, originally designed for a 750 Honda. I actually still have it, one of those things I might put back on sometime just for fun.  It is amazing how much mechanical noise that engine makes at highway speeds, when it is reflected straight back to the rider. I took the fairing off every spring for warm weather riding; it was always kind of a relief to not hear so much engine noise.

Sorry for the threadjack, nysz1b.  Looking forward to your restoration photos.

« Last Edit: October 14, 2018, 11:13:05 AM by OldSwartout »
Karl Swartout
Mooresville, IN
BS175 Roadracer
BS350 GTR

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Re: My '67 GTR
« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2018, 11:47:17 AM »
just holding my knees against the tank makes me wonder if the engine quit running.... 8)

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Re: My '67 GTR
« Reply #10 on: October 14, 2018, 10:04:55 PM »
I'm in the middle of a 67 GTR restoration myself and have a question.
I was cleaning up the underside of the fenders and once I got through the dirt I found that they were undercoated.
Is rubber undercoating of the fenders factory on these bikes?
Can't imagine someone pulling their fenders and brushing on undercoating.The chain guard had it too.

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Re: My '67 GTR
« Reply #11 on: October 14, 2018, 10:14:54 PM »
I'm in the middle of a 67 GTR restoration myself and have a question.
I was cleaning up the underside of the fenders and once I got through the dirt I found that they were undercoated.
Is rubber undercoating of the fenders factory on these bikes?
Can't imagine someone pulling their fenders and brushing on undercoating.The chain guard had it too.

Here's a previous thread with discussion about the "undercoating"  I believe it was factory applied.

(Further discussion about this should probably take place in the below referenced thread so as not to hijack this thread any further.)

http://bridgestonemotorcycleparts.com/index.php?topic=2484.0
« Last Edit: October 14, 2018, 10:18:09 PM by moonpup »
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« Reply #12 on: October 14, 2018, 10:26:52 PM »
Thanks moonpup. It sure looked to be factory.
Appreciate the help!

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« Reply #13 on: October 15, 2018, 12:31:55 PM »
I wanted to add my apoloy to Karl's for the threadjack, nysz1b.
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