Gt750 J Water Bottle '72 Front Hub

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Gt750 J Water Bottle '72 Front Hub

Postby GarnZ » Thu Mar 24, 2016 3:33 pm

Looking at a front (leading shoe) hub off a GT750 "Water Buffalo".
They certainly look the part!
I know they also used them on the Gt 550.
Anyone know if they are used on any other specials etc.?
Anyone with an exploded parts illustration, I have one but can't seem to enlarge it to say a4, it's a PartZella diag?.
Have a look at ebay item number: 301855480914.... Pretty expensive! {>$1000, now finished}.
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Re: Gt750 J Water Bottle '72 Front Hub

Postby Zeek » Thu Mar 24, 2016 5:59 pm

They're a popular hub for any cafe / race bike!
Also pretty heavy I believe.
Are you looking for parts for one, or a complete hub?
A few of the 450 Honda guys use them on their specials, I was thinking about it, but ended up going with the Twin Leading Shoe Honda brake instead


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Re: Gt750 J Water Bottle '72 Front Hub

Postby Zeek » Thu Mar 24, 2016 6:03 pm

How about a genuine Fontana hub :eyebrows:
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Re: Gt750 J Water Bottle '72 Front Hub

Postby ZORK WA » Fri Mar 25, 2016 12:49 am



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Re: Gt750 J Water Bottle '72 Front Hub

Postby GarnZ » Tue Mar 29, 2016 10:12 am

Thanks Zeek & Zork, Looks as so I have landed one.
Sent side plates to polisher and I am going to sent the hub itself to Nigel at "Extreme" at Bankstown, for that Mass ball finish, if that is what you call it. It's the process where small ( deformed) ball-bearing are passed over the metal to give a superb finish (like new casting).
Intend to keep as a wall ornament in workshop for a period as a discussion piece, then on EBay.
BTW, I have learnt that there is only a small difference in the GT750 and the 550, it's in the distance piece!

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PS.. I'm still looking for a Parts diagram for the hub, One that I can reproduce to A4 size.
Anyone?



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Re: Gt750 J Water Bottle '72 Front Hub

Postby Zedboy » Tue Mar 29, 2016 10:20 am

Wall ornament? :lol:
You should be able to just grab one of the online parts diagrams and blow it up a bit?



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Re: Gt750 J Water Bottle '72 Front Hub

Postby ZORK WA » Tue Mar 29, 2016 1:02 pm

GarnZ wrote:BTW, I have learnt that there is only a small difference in the GT750 and the 550, it's in the distance piece!

Garn it's not April Fools day yet. How can the distance piece only be different? Minimum would have to be distance piece and bearings, (as in different size axle) Or distance piece and hub. (as in different width hub) I'm no trippple 2 smoker stroker guy but always thought the 550 hub was 6mm narrower? and can be fitted with 2 X 3mm spacers? to 750. Be good to get an answer as l remember hot debates over this before.


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