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#1 Post by Marko! » Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:40 am

Hi, all. New to the forum. I ride a Triumph Bonneville these days. I'm in Norfolk, and though I'm a fair weather rider these days, I still like to get out and about when I can.
I'm considering to maybe start a restoration project on something Japanese from the 1970s before long, and looking for suggestions and inspiration...
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#2 Post by mikestrivens » Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:20 am

Hello from another Triumph rider
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#3 Post by goat » Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:13 pm

Welcome along.

No idea as a suggestion for a resto bike but if you start a resto build put a thread up as people here love a good restoration.
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#4 Post by geofferz » Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:01 pm

goat wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:13 pm
Welcome along.

No idea as a suggestion for a resto bike but if you start a resto build put a thread up as people here love a good restoration.
What he said
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#5 Post by rennie » Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:15 pm

Hello and Welcome :D
my better half comes from Diss!

I've always wanted either a GT750 2 stroke or a CBX1000
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#6 Post by Slowlycatchymonkey » Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:19 pm

Hi, welcome.

I was in Diss a few weeks ago. Some fine tarmac in the Norfolk Suffolk direction. :thumb:
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#7 Post by Bianco2564 » Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:00 pm

Welcome.
I have a couple of 70s Jap machines;Honda SS125 which im currently restoring (see restoration section) and a Suzuki GT380 which is pretty much all original.
If you do go ahead with something check out parts supply carefully so you don't get stymied by an unobtainable bit.I'm finding this a bit with the Honda.
CMSNL is a great website for parts lists on many bikes, you can then Google the part nos for best UK price.Their carriage charges are a bit steep.
Suzuki have a great vintage parts program Inc GT750,GS1000 &X7 amongst others.

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#8 Post by Tango » Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:30 pm

Welcome to TMBF mate. ........ 8-)
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#9 Post by JRH » Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:35 am

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#10 Post by Marko! » Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:58 am

I was in Diss a few weeks ago. Some fine tarmac in the Norfolk Suffolk direction. :thumb:
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Thanks
Yes, there are some nice roads around these parts. Mostly flat too!
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#11 Post by Marko! » Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:59 am

Bianco2564 wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:00 pm
Welcome.
I have a couple of 70s Jap machines;Honda SS125 which im currently restoring (see restoration section) and a Suzuki GT380 which is pretty much all original.
If you do go ahead with something check out parts supply carefully so you don't get stymied by an unobtainable bit.I'm finding this a bit with the Honda.
CMSNL is a great website for parts lists on many bikes, you can then Google the part nos for best UK price.Their carriage charges are a bit steep.
Suzuki have a great vintage parts program Inc GT750,GS1000 &X7 amongst others.
Thanks for the tips mate.
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#12 Post by Marko! » Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:02 pm

rennie wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:15 pm
Hello and Welcome :D
my better half comes from Diss!

I've always wanted either a GT750 2 stroke or a CBX1000
Cheers. An old mate of mine had a GT750 (water bucket) back in the seventies. It was a bit of a beast. I rode a Kawasaki Z650B1 for several years back then. That would be my perfect resto. They go for such a lot of money these days though...
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#13 Post by bonio » Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:13 pm

Marko! wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:58 am
Yes, there are some nice roads around these parts. Mostly flat too!
hi Marko. Come to Suffolk mate; we've got the best roads in the region :popcorn:
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#14 Post by M620 » Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:24 pm

Hello & welcome, I am also new to the forum as well
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An old mate of mine had a GT750 (water bucket) back in the seventies. It was a bit of a beast. I rode a Kawasaki Z650B1 for several years back then. That would be my perfect resto. They go for such a lot of money these days though...
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+ 1, Agree with that.

In 1977 I had a Z650 B1 ( baby Z900), loved that bike but was hit up the rear whilst stopped at a zebra crossing and it was written off. Replaced it with a Z1R, not as good in my opinion but for some reason fetch a lot more money now.

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#15 Post by Bender » Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:30 pm

Hi
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