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Author Topic: Suzuki GT550  (Read 2017 times)

Offline JONEBLAZE8

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Suzuki GT550
« on: Jun 09, 2017, 10:23:10 »
We started building a 1973 GT550 triple 2 stroke. Our goal is to have a street and track capable beast of a bike.  The longest part so far is waiting on parts
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Offline Maritime

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Re: Suzuki GT550
« Reply #1 on: Jun 09, 2017, 10:38:29 »
Nice job so far.
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Offline JONEBLAZE8

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Re: Suzuki GT550
« Reply #2 on: Jun 09, 2017, 11:02:32 »
we are only 3-4 hours into it... I'm hoping it will be complete by july 7th for mid ohio  vintage days weekend

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Re: Suzuki GT550
« Reply #3 on: Jun 09, 2017, 11:04:30 »
Cool, not sure I'm getting to Mid-O this year but it's a great event.  Good luck. if that is 3-4 hours work then you only need 2-3 more and it will be done LOL.
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Offline JONEBLAZE8

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Re: Suzuki GT550
« Reply #4 on: Jun 09, 2017, 11:06:32 »
As of Wednesday the custom hand made expansion chambers were beginning to be built

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Re: Suzuki GT550
« Reply #5 on: Jun 09, 2017, 11:07:29 »
Nice, this thing should be fun when done for sure.
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Re: Suzuki GT550
« Reply #6 on: Jun 09, 2017, 14:21:33 »
GT550 is a fun bike.  Did you replace the crank seals and port it or just paint it?  They don't make a lot of HP stock but there's potential to make some. What class can that run in at Mid O? or are you thinking track days rather than race days?

I like that fuel tank paint job.

Offline CrabsAndCylinders

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Re: Suzuki GT550
« Reply #7 on: Jun 09, 2017, 19:47:37 »
Love the paint on the tank and the engine too, what paint did you use on the engine?
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Re: Suzuki GT550
« Reply #8 on: Jun 09, 2017, 19:52:31 »
These bikes are a bit heavy but I always thought that if you dumped the electric start (a waste for a 2-stroke), go to 3 chambers instead of the silly 4 mufflers and eliminate the battery or go to a lightweight one, the bike wouldn't be so bad.  Plus the fenders, tail light and signals are heavy too.  The chambers on my GT750 knocked off 30lbs, yours would not be that far off from that.

I want to watch this build!
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Re: Suzuki GT550
« Reply #9 on: Jun 10, 2017, 00:34:37 »
And those barrels can be ported quite easily......