1974 Suzuki GT550

What was your intended objective when you started the build?

I just wanted to build a café racer. Something just fun to ride, but reliable.

What motivated you to start your project?

I had a seized GT550 motor from a previous restoration and other misc. parts. I wanted to see if I could build a bike from a bunch of parts and pieces

What was the most unique and creative thing you did to the bike?

I made some minor modifications to the frame/suspension to make the bike lower, look and feel “smaller’

What are you most proud of?

I like the look, but most important is that this things starts right up, no drama, no tweaking with the carbs, absolutely reliable and fast. Faster than I need to go!

What do other people say about your motorcycle?

I live in the Texas panhandle (Harley country). Most people here have never seen a café bike and would be caught dead on anything but a Harley. They are impressed with the look. Most say, “That thing looks fast, just sitting there!”


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