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Old 04-01-2009, 06:51 PM
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Default New Bike (for my Dad)

Nope, not an April Fools Joke.

My had Dad a bunch of two stroke bikes, back in the day, slowly got rid of them, and now has the itch for one again. But hes been sitting on the fence, scared off by the growing H1/H2 prices, and not wanting a water buffalo. So I went in with my Mom and picked up this mint 74 Suzuki GT550, that we found on Craigslist of all places.

Bone stock, only missing the signals and the right side mirror. Still has the factory / dealership decals on it. 1950 miles, and all of two owners. First owner was a woman who bought it for her husband during the gas crunch, her husband wasn't a big fan of motorcycles and it sat for 35 years until the second owner bought it.

The 2nd owner, the guy I got it from, POR15'd the tank, new battery, oil lines and carb boots, and plugs, and she fired right up! He is a real character and rode / rides Trials bike and everything. I probably spent 2 hours goofing off with him and listening to stories. But thats another whole post.

Anyway here she is, in all her glory:











Right on the first kick:

PB:


Or youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xGlWD3Ln9I


He should be happy with it, I rode around on the block with it ... but that's as far as I am willing to push the stock tires from 35 years ago. They would probably crack on me if I went any further.
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