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Slamdry 06-16-2009 09:27 PM

New Toy
 
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To i'm building a new toy, Its a 1977 Suzuki GT550 and yes it is a 2-stroke Triple :) I'm slowly turning it into a old school cafe racer.

OCR 06-17-2009 07:24 AM

Now that's the kind of triple I could really go for.

blue avenger 06-17-2009 07:33 AM

had a few 2 strokes. 350, 500 and 750 cow-a-sock-es
and a 500 twin suzie There fun and not run of the mill

MX86 06-17-2009 10:50 AM

be nice to find a RZ500 from yamaha to fix up.

Slamdry 06-17-2009 07:15 PM

it deff turns heads every were i go with it, i really like it and its sooo much fun to ride :)

DirtylilWolfess 06-17-2009 07:56 PM

That is sweet shit!!! I have a few bikes out at the farm that I'd really like to restore. Maybe one day it'll happen when I turn into an old bitch and learn to save my pennies (HA!).

cuzzinolaf 06-17-2009 08:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Slamdry (Post 75518)
it deff turns heads every were i go with it, i really like it and its sooo much fun to ride :)

You would probably like the bike I had 2 summers ago.

Slamdry 06-18-2009 07:22 AM

thats player right there, i had a cb200 and when i got the suzuki i was actually going to look at a cb450 when he rolled the gt out to get to it i just had to have it :)

OCR 06-18-2009 11:06 AM

Kinda wish at times that I still had that old '74 Kawi 350 triple.

Slamdry 06-18-2009 11:15 AM

the kawi 750 i think they called them "the widow maker" were supposed to be super nasty too.

OCR 06-18-2009 02:39 PM

They were, the 750 was mounted in the same short frame as the 350 and had a top speed of almost 120mph. The 900 4 cyl/4 stroke that came out in '76 was at the time the fastest production bike on the road and was capable of exceeding 140 mph.

blue avenger 06-18-2009 05:55 PM

wanted to port my 750 H2. shop told me I had to much power for the frame already. Crack the throttle and watch the tach, speed and front end rise!

The 350 triple would always foul out unless riding double.

the 500 twin suzie would brake 100MPH also There is one in rochester mn if some one really wants one. run when striped to paint, Guy had a stroke and never put it back together.

blue avenger 06-18-2009 05:56 PM

they also made a 250 and a 400 triple. have never seen any.

Slamdry 06-18-2009 08:40 PM

i've only gotten the 550 up to like 90 so far and its super scary with the way the front end shimmies. but it needs new tires so hopefully that fixes it.

OCR 06-19-2009 07:05 AM

Try tightening down the steering dampener some too.

Slamdry 06-19-2009 07:17 AM

it doesn't have a steering damper or i would. im thinking the front wheel bearing might be getting tired as well i mean it is 30+ years old.

OCR 06-19-2009 11:00 AM

The steering damper will either be a knob in the center of the steering head, or a small cylinder (like a shock absorber) attached to one of the forks.

Slamdry 06-19-2009 04:51 PM

i know what the damper is but the bike doesnt have it

blue avenger 06-19-2009 05:10 PM

never had or they broke off a rusty center knob?

Slamdry 06-20-2009 12:36 AM

i dont think it ever had one, i will have to look again though if you guys think it should have one.

Slamdry 06-21-2009 06:37 PM

yeah there is definitely no damper or evidence of one on the bike.

2sewings 06-21-2009 09:34 PM

Suzuki had 3 real polpular triple 2-strokers. GT380, GT550 and the old water buffalo
GT750. The only drawback to the 750 was the weight being water cooled. I used to have a 1976 2 cylinder GT500 that was a 2 stroker. Stock chain gearing that bike would do 109mph indicated. Ask Greasemonkey or Wallygator about the old Suzi. She was one hell of a bike for me in its time!

OCR 06-22-2009 07:05 AM

Kinda like the Kawi' 350, 500, and 750 was. Very fast triples.

Slamdry 06-22-2009 09:39 PM

once i get the money im going to get some nasty pipes for it, they have 2 choices a street pack which is 3 into 1 and makes a ton of mid range (like $530) and a race set which is 3 individual pipes that are a real high rpm pipe (like $825) i'm thinking the single only because its more affordable and for street use.

Slamdry 07-03-2009 10:22 AM

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got the new bar set up on today


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