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Title: 79 GS 750
Post by: ApacheAv8tor on Mar 18, 2017, 16:56:09
About to chop her into something more personal. Any ideas for a front end?(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170318/9f2c85d403244bfd88a4af4cef0be647.jpg)

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Title: Re: 79 GS 750
Post by: CrabsAndCylinders on Mar 18, 2017, 17:10:56
Nooooooooo, looks too nice!
Title: Re: 79 GS 750
Post by: yorkie350 on Mar 18, 2017, 18:03:20
Nice looker already a really clean project for sure  but for a straight upgrade ide go for the twin disc set up like off the gs650 ive just done it to my  gs550 makes it look beefy without any cutting n chopping always here for Q&A's bud
Title: Re: 79 GS 750
Post by: Hill Billy Jake on Mar 18, 2017, 18:11:09
I'm all for chopping, but deoends how crazy you want to. Gsxr usd, while some fucking around, are pretty special. Personally, id lower the springs a tad, keep the original forks, trim and shape the mud guard.... Simple, yet beautiful. I'm build a '76 model, so super keen to see your progress!

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Title: Re: 79 GS 750
Post by: ApacheAv8tor on Mar 19, 2017, 10:41:31
Yes I know it's nice but not what I want.

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Title: Re: 79 GS 750
Post by: specialk on Mar 19, 2017, 22:58:11
This thing is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay to mint to justify cutting up.

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Title: Re: 79 GS 750
Post by: hillsy on Mar 19, 2017, 23:51:52
Go find an L to chop up and sell that one to someone who can appreciate it.
Title: Re: 79 GS 750
Post by: ApacheAv8tor on Mar 20, 2017, 16:41:08
If anybody wants to make an offer, feel free. I know it's nice. I just want to do something else with it.


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Title: Re: 79 GS 750
Post by: jimmer on Mar 20, 2017, 16:55:53
Jeez, way too nice  to personalize! Keep this a virgin😎😎
Title: Re: 79 GS 750
Post by: teazer on Mar 20, 2017, 19:02:12
That is exceptionally clean.  You might think about ways to change it that will be reversible.  Say different bars or fenders or seat and when you are tired of it you can offer the new buyer the stock parts with the modified bike.
Title: Re: 79 GS 750
Post by: iatethepeach on Mar 20, 2017, 21:40:39
I was biting my tongue, but since everybody else chimed in, let me be the next wet sock in line to point out that a gorgeous bike has landed on your lap, dude. You'd be far better off selling it to someone who appreciates it for what it is, then using those proceeds to fund development of a less-than pristine bike. From a financial standpoint alone, the decision seems like a no-brainer; by "chopping up" the bike you have, you either throw cash out the window or wind up with a much inferior machine, depending on how you look at it.
Title: Re: 79 GS 750
Post by: Cody.linhart on Mar 21, 2017, 00:40:02
Hey man, do whatever you want! It's your name on the title


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Title: Re: 79 GS 750
Post by: coyote13 on Mar 21, 2017, 15:05:06
I'm with Cody for the most part, but Teazer makes a good point that touches on my general approach to modifying most things in the first place when you're dealing with something in good condition.  At least start with modifications that are easily reversed, and if that doesn't get it to where you want it, then start thinking about more extreme measures.  But hey, your bike your rules!!!
Title: Re: 79 GS 750
Post by: ApacheAv8tor on Mar 21, 2017, 20:04:38
I honestly appreciate all the advice. I had no idea I was going to get hammered for modifying this bike. I would be happy to sell if someone wants it. I might throw it on eBay for the fun of it. Just really ready to tear it down and make my own out of it. By the way, this is my sobriety project so I've got time. Again, thanks for advice.

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Title: Re: 79 GS 750
Post by: coyote13 on Mar 21, 2017, 20:11:11
Good on you for taking control bud.  Might be fun to throw it on eBay and see what happens.  Is this your first bike?  If so I'd ride it like I stole it for the summer, learn everything you can about it, perform all of the basic tuneup and maintenance, and then in the winter make an honest project out of it.  Gives you a good baseline so you know how the machine should perform before you go tearing into it.
Title: Re: 79 GS 750
Post by: spotty on Mar 21, 2017, 20:12:44
get the angle grinder out, you know you want to

on the other hand there are loads of things you can do without actually cutting anything, just put the stock seat/tank/bars/etc on a shelf and then if you do sell the bike it'll still be all shiny and stock for the next owner, i've done this with 750/4's in the past and the new owners like that they get a whole pile of šustom parts in the deal
on my current Vmax the first thing I did was get a spare set of bodywork that I could paint any stupid colour I like and still have the untouched set on a shelf (the second thing I did was put brakes on that work)
Title: Re: 79 GS 750
Post by: hillsy on Mar 21, 2017, 22:11:52
Bone stock, pristine GS750's are becoming rare. So if you are looking for something that no one else is riding, you can pretty much leave it alone  ;D


Seriously though, you have to respect the fact that here is a 40 year old motorcycle that has survived all the "fads" over the years and remained intact.


If it was me, I'd be keeping it to ride to Sunday shows, then get a crappier example to cut up and have some fun with.
Title: Re: 79 GS 750
Post by: CrabsAndCylinders on Mar 22, 2017, 19:32:53
get the angle grinder out, you know you want to

on the other hand there are loads of things you can do without actually cutting anything, just put the stock seat/tank/bars/etc on a shelf and then if you do sell the bike it'll still be all shiny and stock for the next owner, i've done this with 750/4's in the past and the new owners like that they get a whole pile of šustom parts in the deal
on my current Vmax the first thing I did was get a spare set of bodywork that I could paint any stupid colour I like and still have the untouched set on a shelf (the second thing I did was put brakes on that work)
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Yeah, you can make it look like a completely different bike without doing anything irreversible.  It's your bike, your choice, people here are pretty friendly, don't fret.
Title: Re: 79 GS 750
Post by: julian.allard66 on Mar 23, 2017, 17:34:02
First opinion, leave it alone, sell it and buy a cheap shabby one to modify.
Second thought, 17" black excel rims and heavy duty spokes, improve the brakes and rear shocks, bodywork - do whatever floats your boat, but I'd leave the standard stuff on but paint it in white/blue early GSXR stripes
Title: Re: 79 GS 750
Post by: ApacheAv8tor on Mar 26, 2017, 13:19:00
Great ideas. I put it on eBay just to see what it does.

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Title: Re: 79 GS 750
Post by: CrabsAndCylinders on Mar 27, 2017, 14:54:32
You could still make reversible changes with no cutting.  You can change tins, seat, suspension exhaust and many parts and make a cool cafe.  When it comes time to sell and move one you could put the original parts back on and save the cafe parts for you next project or sell them.  This might be too much of a hassle but t is one way to create a nice custom bike that looks to be a reliable one and not wreck a cherry example of a cool bike.

Brian
Title: Re: 79 GS 750
Post by: ApacheAv8tor on Apr 03, 2017, 09:11:44
Well the bike did not get a single bid. Guess I will make it into what ever I want.

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Title: Re: 79 GS 750
Post by: iatethepeach on Apr 03, 2017, 09:39:40
Where's the ad? I searched for it a few times ("79 GS 750", "1979 Suzuki 750", "GS750", etc.) and never could find it.
Title: Re: 79 GS 750
Post by: ApacheAv8tor on Apr 03, 2017, 16:57:47
It ended yesterday.

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Title: Re: 79 GS 750
Post by: iatethepeach on Apr 03, 2017, 18:03:08
I searched for it last week, not today. What's the URL for the expired listing? It doesn't show up in Google searches, either, which is weird. Just go under My eBay..Selling and the link will be under "Unsold."
Title: Re: 79 GS 750
Post by: jimmer on Apr 03, 2017, 19:46:18
I looked too and never saw it.
Title: Re: 79 GS 750
Post by: ApacheAv8tor on Apr 04, 2017, 09:57:59
152485349483. Here is the item number

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Title: Re: 79 GS 750
Post by: iatethepeach on Apr 04, 2017, 10:50:28
Here's what happened. When you list an item for sale, eBay tries to make it easier for you by pre-populating a bunch of the ad info. In your case, it screwed up big time, and categorized the bike under "eBay Motors > Parts & Accessories > Motorcycle Parts > Wheels, Tires & Tubes > Axles, Bearings & Seals". Which would be easy for you not to notice, and explains why nobody searching on 1970's 750s or Suzuki 750s or 70s-80s motorcycles ever saw your ad, let alone bid. The only people eBay showed it to were looking for wheel bearings, not bikes.

Ebay lets you re-list unsold stuff with a few clicks. If you do just make sure to change the category to "eBay Motors > Motorcycles". Otherwise, I think the ad looks great and I'd leave it as-is. Here's a link in case anyone else is curious: http://www.ebay.com/itm/1979-Suzuki-GS750N-/152485349483 (https://tinyurl.com/k5hjqvp)
Title: Re: 79 GS 750
Post by: ApacheAv8tor on Apr 04, 2017, 17:47:54
Hey man. Thanks. Didn't notice that. Really appreciate it.

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Title: Re: 79 GS 750
Post by: hillsy on Apr 04, 2017, 21:03:09
Yeah - get that in the right section and someone will snap that up  8)
Title: Re: 79 GS 750
Post by: ApacheAv8tor on Apr 05, 2017, 14:10:21
Reposted and two bids so far. Thanks iatethepeach

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Title: Re: 79 GS 750
Post by: advCo on Apr 05, 2017, 14:21:52
Glad you decided to keep it whole and sell it. I'd like to have it in my garage.

Good luck with sale.

Use the money to buy something in worse shape to customize   ;D
Title: Re: 79 GS 750
Post by: iatethepeach on Apr 05, 2017, 16:11:10
Sure thing. If you get another bike to customize be sure to let us know about it.
Title: Re: 79 GS 750
Post by: ApacheAv8tor on Apr 07, 2017, 13:13:05
Up to 10 bids and 40 watchers. What do y'all think it will go for?

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Title: Re: 79 GS 750
Post by: 750Toys on Apr 07, 2017, 14:13:54
Reposted and two bids so far. Thanks iatethepeach

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Its probably a good idea to post the link here as well, if you havent already.
Title: Re: 79 GS 750
Post by: ApacheAv8tor on Apr 07, 2017, 15:58:09
Look at this on eBay http://www.ebay.com/itm/152498149867. Here ya go. Thanks

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Title: Re: 79 GS 750
Post by: jimmer on Apr 07, 2017, 16:05:38
This is going to be a fun watch. Such a clean stocker! Good luck!
Title: Re: 79 GS 750
Post by: ApacheAv8tor on Apr 09, 2017, 11:34:22
Thanks. What do you guys think it will go for?

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Title: Re: 79 GS 750
Post by: iatethepeach on Apr 09, 2017, 13:38:38
I wouldn't hazard a guess, but a lot of bidding seems to take place right at the end of most auctions.

 I saw a '79 GS 750 advertised on another board for ~$300 recently. It was in a perfect state for chopping into something more personal- running and complete but clapped out. If you score something like that with your eBay winnings, even if your auction ended today it'd be like you found a free $1000 toward your project. Not bad. Especially since money spent modifying the bike you're selling would probably make it less valuable.
Title: Re: 79 GS 750
Post by: ApacheAv8tor on Apr 11, 2017, 08:45:15
11 hours to go. It needs to come up some to break even. Fingers crossed. Already found an L model locally to cut up.

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Title: Re: 79 GS 750
Post by: jimmer on Apr 11, 2017, 08:52:39
I think you will do well.🤞 It is a nice bike.
Title: Re: 79 GS 750
Post by: HURCO550 on Apr 11, 2017, 20:23:36
watching ebay now. hopefully this last 10 minutes gets really interesting!
Title: Re: 79 GS 750
Post by: HURCO550 on Apr 11, 2017, 20:43:11
big jump from $1350 to $2000 in the last 5 seconds. Hope that was a legit bid man and you got $2k for that bike. If so congrats!
Title: Re: 79 GS 750
Post by: jimmer on Apr 11, 2017, 20:59:56
That seemed a bit fishy, but hope it is legit.
Title: Re: 79 GS 750
Post by: ApacheAv8tor on Apr 11, 2017, 22:10:52
I spoke to the winning bidder and he is sending the cashiers check and is sending a company to pick it up. I won't ship until the cash is firm in my hand. He seems legit. He said 2k was his top dollar and that was my reserve.

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Title: Re: 79 GS 750
Post by: HURCO550 on Apr 11, 2017, 23:46:47


He said 2k was his top dollar and that was my reserve.

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Seems like a fair deal on both ends man. 2k should get you going nicely on a project and this one continues life as a nice survivor. Win win

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Title: Re: 79 GS 750
Post by: ApacheAv8tor on May 23, 2017, 09:22:14
What is this worth?  Title is good. I sort of like it.

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Title: Re: 79 GS 750
Post by: Maritime on May 23, 2017, 09:38:28
Is that a 550 or 750, either way those are rad bikes.  The 550 will do the ton plus and cruise are 80 mph on the freeway all day long.  The 750 is faster again.
Title: Re: 79 GS 750
Post by: ApacheAv8tor on May 29, 2017, 16:30:23
Couldn't get that one. He sold it.

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Title: Re: 79 GS 750
Post by: ApacheAv8tor on May 29, 2017, 16:31:46
Picked this up for free. It runs and had a title. 2004 gs500f. Yes it's ugly but I'm thinking scrambler. Your thoughts

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Title: Re: 79 GS 750
Post by: Luugo86 on May 29, 2017, 17:50:22
Picked this up for free. It runs and had a title. 2004 gs500f. Yes it's ugly but I'm thinking scrambler. Your thoughts

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 Damn, good score man.. I'm a bit jealous.. and who cares what it looks like, you got a titled, running scooter for free!
Title: Re: 79 GS 750
Post by: Maritime on May 30, 2017, 10:25:44
Nice get, great bike and scrambler could work well.
Title: Re: 79 GS 750
Post by: ApacheAv8tor on May 30, 2017, 13:32:59
Very fortunate to get this. Can't wait to start on it.

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Title: Re: 79 GS 750
Post by: ApacheAv8tor on Jun 02, 2017, 20:38:46
Anyone have the harbor freight coupon for the 1000lb lift for 299.99?


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Title: Re: 79 GS 750
Post by: iatethepeach on Jun 06, 2017, 03:43:53
Anyone have the harbor freight coupon for the 1000lb lift for 299.99?

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Title: Re: 79 GS 750
Post by: HURCO550 on Jun 06, 2017, 11:25:23
Anyone have the harbor freight coupon for the 1000lb lift for 299.99?


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if im not patient enough to wait for one in a flier, I often buy a coupon on ebay for a couple bucks. Sometimes I even just message the seller after the purchase and see if they will just send me the code. You give that to the cashier and your good to go.
Title: Re: 79 GS 750
Post by: ApacheAv8tor on Jun 07, 2017, 20:35:45
Cool. Thanks guys.


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Title: Re: 79 GS 750
Post by: iatethepeach on Jun 08, 2017, 22:14:52
This just in:

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You drive a hard bargain, ApacheAv8tor.
Title: Re: 79 GS 750
Post by: ApacheAv8tor on Jun 14, 2017, 10:23:12
Yea I picked one up. Love it so far. Thanks


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Title: Re: 79 GS 750
Post by: HURCO550 on Jun 14, 2017, 20:42:51
Yea I picked one up. Love it so far. Thanks


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Yep, not sure why I waited so long to get mine. It makes the hobby alot more enjoyable

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