Newbie from NC


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Hello!! I have always been a huge fan of the Cafe Racer and Brat styles, and always wanted to build one. I finally picked up my first bike, a 1983 Suzuki GS450L, for super cheap. As soon as I found out about my buddy getting rid of the bike, I did a bit of searching and found the ever so awesomely informative GSresources and decided this bike would be an awesome candidate for what I wanted to do (since nobody cares if you chop up a L). From looking around, I have quite a bit of insiration here on DTT with a couple others modding their 450's. Looking forward to the feedback I get from you guys!!

Here is a quick pic of the bike when I first got it. Decently clean (shitty cameraphone pics dont show the flaws), but most importantly IT RUNS!!


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Those little GS's are excellent starting points.

Where in NC are you?

There are quite a few of us around...


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Just moved out to Cary/Apex a couple of months ago from Wake Forest/Raleigh but grew up in NJ. Already a member of Do The Ton Triangle on Facebook. They do a lot of rides I have seen on there, and that just gets me even more amped to get the bike back on the road.
I have been away from DTT for a long while and just running back in it. So just seeing your stuff. I also have a 450L '86 as a project and was wondering what yours ended up looking like .... can you forward some pics to me? looking for inspiration....

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