Parts collected for the GT750L restoration

The last model year of the GT750 was 1977. When you read this that is at least 25 years ago. But still the availability of new parts for the GT750 (as experienced during 2002) is quite good if you look in countries like USA, Australia, Germany and the U.K
Most of the parts in the GT750L project was supplied by Paul Miller in CT, USA., some from SuziParts in Australia and a few from Vintage Parts in Ohio, USA

All the others I found on the Ebay auction site.

Today it is rare to make any 'good deals' on new GT750 parts because demand exceeds supply.
This means it can become expensive if you want to use a large percentage of new parts.
The restoration cost for a motorcycle with this level of ambition can easily exceed twice the resulting market value. In my case the joy is about experiencing a sense of new condition and I restore to use the bike myself. But there's a lot of good used parts as well on Ebay at much less cost. I think the riding experience does not depend so much on cosmethic condition but how good the bike works mechanically.

Latest finds 2003-01-14

New tank badges GT750L, same as on the RE-5 Rotary, these are hard to find anywhere.

From an Ebay auction, the great moment of opening the package...

and these were perfectly new, sometimes the fairy princess is with us.

Chrome covers for M/A/M model airbox (I had to get a later airbox to fit these).

Clutch cable

Decals on side covers


Misc wheel bearings and stuff

NOS front fender.

Fuel petcock, this later manufacture has a dark coating

Side cover emblems, later manufacture are not flake orange but will look fresh anyway.

Chromed brackets to hold brake hoses (from SuziParts in Australia) :

Brake hoses

Contact Breaker plate

These can be found as new parts now and then, typically around $50-60.

Chain Tensioners

Misc Special bolts

SuziParts, Australia

These are bolts that cannot be replaced with hardware store standard bolts without it being clealy noticeable. SuziParts have been a good and patient supplier for these.

Rubber covers for the upper bolts that hold the radiator.

Ebay NOS rear lamp find !, contributes a lot to an overall impression of new condition once the bike is assembled

I was able to locate a new MPH speedometer, and a slightly rusted KM/H-speedo on German Ebay, I dissassembled both, installed the KM/H-internals of one gauge into the new housing of the now butchered MPH gauge.This means I got a perfectly new looking KM/H gauge but this practice is an expensive method. A while ago I was able to get hold of a NOS instrument assembly from Paul Miller where the speedometer was mising, hence my quest to find a KM/H speedometer. And here is the final outcome, the dream came true, wallet emptied :

The steering head nut, a part well worth investing in.

The plastic cover for the above nut

and the washer to go underneath it, ok I admit this is stretching sanity a bit but is a joy to install....

Tapered steering head bearings, from a local source, Lelles i Uppsala, Sweden, for the GT750 ! On some GT750 models such as the L model the steering stem shaft has a shoulder on it that need to be lowered a few millimetres for the top bearing to move down far enough on the shaft. Apparently the exact location if the shoulder can vary on different stems since this was not a critical parameter when using the original ball mearings.

Set of the dual throttle cables

New manufactured seat från 'Eldorado Motorcycle Seat Restoration' in Australia

Tony O'Connor in Australien is an authority on manufacturing high autenticity seat covers and complete seat restorations for the GT750. The level of detail exceeds that or the original seats.

For the seat that Tony made for me at first, I sent down the original seat from the L to have him fit a new cover and restore the pane. After severe and lengthy postal trouble it arrived in perfect concours condition. But it didn't have the GT logo I had expected so I sold it to another owner (Chip Miller) and persuaded Tony to make yet another seat for me, this time with that GT logo on it. This was a more expensive project because I sent down a NOS seat pane I had bought on Ebay. Tony newly manufactured all the other parts of the seat.

And here it is after arrival, the same fine level of detail as the previous one :

February 2003, four months later this is still the project stage, some more work will soon take place....

Rechromed radiator bumper in better than NOS condition.. 60 dollars from Vintage Parts i Ohio USA.
This is by far the best deal I have made on any GT750 part.

Chrome better than any new part ever was

Engine cover screw kit GT750

Set of all the GT750 warning decals from "Nostalgic Suzuki" (Don Leeson) in the U.K