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Author Topic: 77 GS550 project  (Read 15222 times)

Offline Clinedesign

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77 GS550 project
« on: Mar 31, 2012, 17:26:26 »
This is my Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter, whenever I get time, etc. project. So far...


Started out as a Suzuki 1977 GS550 in pretty good shape:



The tear-down starts:



Making aluminum bits shiny:



Give me your thoughts on this West Eagle seat:





Will likely fill the area under the seat with a cateye taillight.

How we mounted the seat:
« Last Edit: Mar 31, 2012, 17:40:14 by Clinedesign »
'07 Triumph Scrambler &  77 GS550 in progress

Offline beatnic

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Re: 77 GS550 project
« Reply #1 on: Mar 31, 2012, 18:56:46 »
Looks like a good start...

Offline Clinedesign

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Re: 77 GS550 project
« Reply #2 on: Apr 01, 2012, 13:06:38 »
I'll cut a few more tabs off the frame, construct a battery holder and electrics tray and then its off to powder coat.
'07 Triumph Scrambler &  77 GS550 in progress

Offline Clinedesign

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Re: 77 GS550 project
« Reply #3 on: Apr 01, 2012, 14:17:05 »
I have some cheapie Emgo Superbike bars I'm going to try as well as some Tarozzi clip-ons.

Looking for suggestions on how to fill the gap where I cut off the frame under the seat. I'm thinking turn signals mounted to the seat mount like this Photoshop mockup:

'07 Triumph Scrambler &  77 GS550 in progress

Offline Clinedesign

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Re: 77 GS550 project
« Reply #4 on: Apr 08, 2012, 02:37:56 »
I need battery suggestions for this bike. Gel type, horizontal under seat type of thing.
'07 Triumph Scrambler &  77 GS550 in progress

Offline Clinedesign

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Re: 77 GS550 project
« Reply #5 on: Jun 03, 2012, 02:42:36 »
Frame back from powder coat:

Got the engine in the next day:
'07 Triumph Scrambler &  77 GS550 in progress

Offline Clinedesign

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Re: 77 GS550 project
« Reply #6 on: Jun 10, 2012, 15:25:13 »
Should I go with the Tarozzis or something a little more practical for my 60-year-old back?
'07 Triumph Scrambler &  77 GS550 in progress

Offline Cafe Redneck

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Re: 77 GS550 project
« Reply #7 on: Jun 10, 2012, 17:06:01 »
Big fan of the GS. watching

Offline zero

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Re: 77 GS550 project
« Reply #8 on: Jun 11, 2012, 16:06:06 »
Big fan of the GS. watching
me too. I like that seat!

Offline Clinedesign

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Re: 77 GS550 project
« Reply #9 on: Jun 11, 2012, 16:31:40 »
Not sure I can handle those clipons. Might go with a broom handle dragbar.
'07 Triumph Scrambler &  77 GS550 in progress