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post #1 of 9 Old 07-17-2007, 07:55 PM Thread Starter
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And you thought your bike had big mufflers! This is a '72. It seems to be all there including side covers (removed). 15k orig miles. Given to me today by the original owner. It ran when he quit riding it in 1978 and has been sitting in the garage next to his two Jaguar XKE's. Tank has no rust. Motor turns over with the kick. No tears, dents or damage, just plenty of pitted chrome.
Checkout the front brakes - drums on both sides with two cables each. Sheesh! I'll get it running then I don't know what.
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post #2 of 9 Old 07-17-2007, 07:59 PM
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An excellent restoration project. Tell us of your plans.......

I said I never had much use for one.
Never said I didn't know how to use it."
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Damn, that is old! What is it like to even ride something that old?

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You should see if you can adapt that sissy bar to your sport bike!

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Looks like a "water buffalo" to me. A fried if mine rode one across country and back in the early 70's. That beast never missed a beat!

SUZUKI GT750 Water Buffalo, 1972-1977
The GT750 was unveiled to much fanfare at the 1971 Tokyo show. This was Suzuki's answer to the Honda CB750, and the Kawasaki H2, but was very different to both. Driven by an in-line 3 cylinder 2-stroke engine, the 'Water Buffalo' was also liquid cooled. Suzuki surprisingly opted for drum brakes (on the original), but the front was a 9 inch 4-leading shoe design, so was actually reasonably powerful. The engine was very impressive, with a nice flat torque curve, and good acceleration from as low as 2000rpm. Like the T500, the GT750 got top marks for handling and comfort. Detailing on the bike was also of an exceptionally high standard. Clearly, Suzuki wanted this flagship machine to represent the Company in the best light possible.

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Thats a sweet piece of history, Gpz. Fix that thing and ride it. I had a GT380 long ago. Still kicking myself for letting it go, along with the GS450 Automatic. I love that old stuff.

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I was thinking of an R6 frontend transplant and ape hangars.

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I was thinking of an R6 frontend transplant and ape hangars.
Sweeaaat!

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post #9 of 9 Old 07-19-2007, 08:17 AM
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I was thinking of an R6 frontend transplant and ape hangars.
Oh yeahhhhhhhhh add a side car too! JohhnyB will do you special favors for that mod.




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