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Author Topic: Tempter 650  (Read 6181 times)

Offline Thunderstruck

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Tempter 650
« on: Aug 11, 2011, 08:40:38 »
Just wanted to share my bike.  Its an 83 Suzuki GR 650 Tempter.  I bought it from an old man down the street who used it on dirt roads to get to his cabin, lol.  It was a POS when I got it but after a bit of work, it turned out pretty well.  Pretty much everything was hand made or scrounged, I powdercoated all the parts myselft, made what I needed to and threw out about 50 lbs of junk that was attached to it at one time.  I love the engine, it has a dual stage flywheel with a clutch that adds weight at low rpm so it has plenty of grunt down low.  Once its past 5 grand or so it releases the weight so it can rev out.  I left the full floater suspension for a decent ride and rebuilt the front forks with new oil and seals.  Other than that it was basically hours and hours of labour.  I relocated the rear fender and shortened the front one.  Removed all the electronics except the necessities.  Its actually very fast and light and LOUD!  Hahaha.   Its definitely unique.  Total budget, including cost of bike: $1000.00

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Offline Big Rich

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Re: Tempter 650
« Reply #1 on: Aug 11, 2011, 08:58:20 »
NNNNOOOOOOO!!!! How could you do that to such a rare bike!

Kidding.  Looks great! Are you a member on the GR forum as well? Your bike actually looks familiar.

Welcome to the site man!

Offline VonYinzer

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Re: Tempter 650
« Reply #2 on: Aug 11, 2011, 09:02:26 »
OH MY GOD! Rich, are you ok?

You have Tempter competition...

Interesting bike man! Welcome to DTT.
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I took a wrong turn and just kept goin'

Offline peteGS

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Re: Tempter 650
« Reply #3 on: Aug 11, 2011, 09:22:37 »
Funny... I thought exactly the same thing when I saw this... how will Rich cope? Hahaha kiddin' Rich!


Interesting take on the GR theme for sure! Is that the stock GR tank you've put dents in or is that an optical illusion with the photo?
'82 Suzuki GS450E Scrambler - Back on the road after nearly 10 years!

http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=28302.0

1949? Ducati Cucciolo T2

http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=37749.0

Offline Big Rich

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Re: Tempter 650
« Reply #4 on: Aug 11, 2011, 09:42:06 »
Im almost positive that's just the stock shape of the tank. Normally the shape of it is hard to distinguish because of the factory paint.


Offline beatnic

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Re: Tempter 650
« Reply #5 on: Aug 11, 2011, 09:45:08 »
Nice looking bike, and welcome to the site.

can't believe i've seen 4 GR's now, of course 3 of them were Rich's. lol

Offline peteGS

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Re: Tempter 650
« Reply #6 on: Aug 11, 2011, 09:51:36 »
Rich, I've been on DTT for less than a week, and I've already discovered you have a reputation  :P
'82 Suzuki GS450E Scrambler - Back on the road after nearly 10 years!

http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=28302.0

1949? Ducati Cucciolo T2

http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=37749.0

Offline Big Rich

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Re: Tempter 650
« Reply #7 on: Aug 11, 2011, 09:57:19 »
Hahahaha! Pete, you're killing me.

In my own defense, I had a Honda 175 last year. I still have a Honda CR60 chilling in the basement.......and I got a CB400f a couple months ago too. See? I'm seeking help in my own way.

Offline beatnic

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Re: Tempter 650
« Reply #8 on: Aug 11, 2011, 09:58:00 »
hahaha...i love this place

Offline peteGS

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Re: Tempter 650
« Reply #9 on: Aug 11, 2011, 10:02:43 »
Nice effort Rich! Do you really think that will distract everyone from your GR addiction?  :P


You know I'm just jealous don't ya? Hahahaha
'82 Suzuki GS450E Scrambler - Back on the road after nearly 10 years!

http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=28302.0

1949? Ducati Cucciolo T2

http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=37749.0