This is a discussion on 75 GT550 Build - Starting with questions within the Project Builds forums, part of the Caferacer.net Forums category; I think like the original looking one much better :| that bastardized one looks butt ugly. In fact I think that is what I would ...
I think like the original looking one much better :| that bastardized one looks butt ugly. In fact I think that is what I would name it 'Butt Ugly'
That's a freakin awesome name for it! Call PipeBurn immediately, maybe they can do a feature on it! The Smoking Pipe Butt-Ugly Suzuki
Last edited by TrialsRider; 02-16-2017 at 12:58 PM. Reason: typo check bit me
The image quote: "My Race Tech Suspension is awesome on my AHRMA GT550! The engine makes 70hp and the stock suspension was totally overwhelmed. I had Matt set me up with G3-S shocks and full fork setup, my bike became rideable and lap times dropped by 5 seconds!"
I thought that a cafe racer was a custom that you could do whatever you wanted and there is no right or wrong.
Guess that's why he needs 2 discs
... I know a santa claus looking guy from down under who has experience making better calliper mounts then those!
Last edited by TrialsRider; 02-16-2017 at 01:28 PM.
Have you thought about a GT750 front end? You get dual discs and rebuilt with cartridge emulators can probably be made to work pretty well. If you really want USD forks there may be a set that will work but custom triple trees will really open up your options.
Is the reasoning for replacing the swing arm just to get a disc brake or are they know to be flimsy? I bet the stock drum is well up to task for what you seem to have in mind.
I know what I would do if it were mine and ran as good as it looks. Rebuild front and rear suspension, go through the brakes, add a set of expansion chambers, get some lower bars and rear sets, install modern tires and a good cleaning. Would make for a nice, fun, classy bike and wouldn't hurt the value too much.