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12dot
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:27 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote

ThreePipesSmokin wrote:
Triple Ed let me ride one of his Buffalo's, I was surprised at the linear power / torque and it actually didn't feel that heavy once you get moving, but slow moving or at a stop... It's a PIG! Shocked  It would be ideal for long trips, Ask Ironbutt Allen!  Cool

Personally - I think that ^^^ pretty well describes the GT - plus they ARE known to be reliable as heck.
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stock Kaw. triples - '69 H1 (2), '70 H1 (4), '71 H1-A (3), '72 H1-B (4), '72 H1-C (2), '73 H1-D (2). '74 H1-E (3), '75 H1-F (5), '76 KH500-A8 (3) '72 H2 (1),
non-stock Kaws. - '70 H1 w/Denco 90 hp. and dual disks,  '70 H1 w/ chrome Denco's,  1 "Yamasaki" (250 Yam. M-X'er w/Kaw. 500 engine)
other Kaws. '71 MT1 - Parnelli Jones (1), '73 MC-1 (1) - '71 A7 B (1)
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for the opinions & input ,will go see it tomorrow its a 75, front dual discs,faded black has all the badges etc but think its not the original paint which doesnt matter would paint it the blue with white if get it,just wish its was a Kawi this close and cheap, not much here in south fla that i know of,any one see the triples on ebay by "manger954" he has 2 69 H1s and a red S3 for sale he always has bikes for sale but seems to be real high anyone know him or buy from him before i might take a ride up to his area,i bid on his S3 but not high bidder anymore
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees I would chopper
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 4:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hello, fellow member from the sundial site. if you know kris bernstien, eric kalamaja, tz375 or suzsmokyallen then you have probably heard good things about their possibilities.

i am currently doing a TR 750 build.

my take is this, the gt is the love child between the cb750 and the H2.

they were built to be distance bikes and you can certainly tell by riding them. however, those engines are no slugs.
in stock form they don"t seem to be impressive but they are extremely buildable.

130+ hp to the wheel is not unheard of. and the center cyl wont over heat, ever.

the TR barry sheen crashed on, did a top speed of 189-ish in 73 i believe.

it costs lots of money to really bust open the potential of the engine but you can get H2 performance with little effort.

i will have a 5mm raised cyl, ported cyl, FPP chambers, 34MM round slide carbs and a 76 spec rebuilt crank, after running the projections through the computer my engine should put out about 85 hp to the wheel. the engine build costs me about 1600. i do alot of it myself but still. thats a huge jump from 64hp in stock form to 85hp.

overall they are great bikes and a very easy sell should you not like it.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2016 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

aslsmm wrote:
hello, fellow member from the sundial site. if you know kris bernstien, eric kalamaja, tz375 or suzsmokyallen then you have probably heard good things about their possibilities.

i am currently doing a TR 750 build.

my take is this, the gt is the love child between the cb750 and the H2.

they were built to be distance bikes and you can certainly tell by riding them. however, those engines are no slugs.
in stock form they don"t seem to be impressive but they are extremely buildable.

130+ hp to the wheel is not unheard of. and the center cyl wont over heat, ever.

the TR barry sheen crashed on, did a top speed of 189-ish in 73 i believe.

it costs lots of money to really bust open the potential of the engine but you can get H2 performance with little effort.

i will have a 5mm raised cyl, ported cyl, FPP chambers, 34MM round slide carbs and a 76 spec rebuilt crank, after running the projections through the computer my engine should put out about 85 hp to the wheel. the engine build costs me about 1600. i do alot of it myself but still. thats a huge jump from 64hp in stock form to 85hp.

overall they are great bikes and a very easy sell should you not like it.


just curious.....these water buffalos seem to get great mileage out of the motors....why?  is it the water cooling?  or how they're ridden (touring)
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 1:14 pm    Post subject: GT750 LeMans Reply with quote

Didn't read EVERY post, as my lunch period is ending, but I have ridden 2 GT750s and 2 of the SUZ 550s.  IF you prefer a little '2 stroke peaking', you can feel some on a good running 550, although nothing like an early H1s.  JMHO   Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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these water buffalos seem to get great mileage out of the motors....why?  is it the water cooling?  or how they're ridden (touring)

JMHO here: I think it is a "combination" - the water cooling definitely is a contributing factor - the fact that the engine was NOT designed to be a "high performer" (they did not try to extract the max. hp out of it at a high rpm)
and, yes - how it is driven - the drivers know it was designed more as a "touring" motorcycle, so it's driven a little more "sensibly"  Very Happy than how we ride OUR triples.
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stock Kaw. triples - '69 H1 (2), '70 H1 (4), '71 H1-A (3), '72 H1-B (4), '72 H1-C (2), '73 H1-D (2). '74 H1-E (3), '75 H1-F (5), '76 KH500-A8 (3) '72 H2 (1),
non-stock Kaws. - '70 H1 w/Denco 90 hp. and dual disks,  '70 H1 w/ chrome Denco's,  1 "Yamasaki" (250 Yam. M-X'er w/Kaw. 500 engine)
other Kaws. '71 MT1 - Parnelli Jones (1), '73 MC-1 (1) - '71 A7 B (1)
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 6:10 pm    Post subject: motor mileage Reply with quote

12dot wrote:
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these water buffalos seem to get great mileage out of the motors....why?  is it the water cooling?  or how they're ridden (touring)

JMHO here: I think it is a "combination" - the water cooling definitely is a contributing factor - the fact that the engine was NOT designed to be a "high performer" (they did not try to extract the max. hp out of it at a high rpm)
and, yes - how it is driven - the drivers know it was designed more as a "touring" motorcycle, so it's driven a little more "sensibly"  Very Happy than how we ride OUR triples.


makes sense.....i know i used to commute daily to/from Fort Lauderdale to Miami (70 miles round trip) on my 75 H1.......and later with my banshee powered RZ350......the RZ motor lasted longer before needing a rebuild....but not by a huge amout.  And i'd ride a Guzzi cruiser much differently than my CBR1000rr,......

I imagine the water cooled H2R had better longevity than the air-cooled H2.....with tighter piston/cylinder tolerances....it does make sense,
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 11:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There was NEVER a liquid cooled H2R, only the KR750, but, the GT 750 had a liquid cooled road racer made of it, factory TR750.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2016 4:11 am    Post subject: kr750 Reply with quote

h2rtunerdave wrote:
There was NEVER a liquid cooled H2R, only the KR750, but, the GT 750 had a liquid cooled road racer made of it, factory TR750.


oops.....yeah KR750 was what i meant......


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