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This is a discussion on My Suzuki GS550 build within the Project Builds forums, part of the Caferacer.net Forums category; I cobbled this bike together and it ran ok...but I've decided to strip it down before the winter and have it back together by Spring. ...

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    My Suzuki GS550 build


    I cobbled this bike together and it ran ok...but I've decided to strip it down before the winter and have it back together by Spring. My main concern is the Stock triple tree raises the bars up high and I'm trying to figure out how to change them and not have to change all the cables...




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    Stripped the bike down to the frame yesterday....bagged and tagged everything or put the original bolts back where the were from so I don't mix them up. I wouldn't do this in the past and it made the job of putting stuff back together impossible. I'm going old school and going to find a vintage headlight/speedo/tach...I also need to find a triple tree that will fit the original forks.


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    I washed down the frame and swing arm with dish soap/sponge today and gave it a coat of paint today...turned out nice, no runs at all.





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    good job painting, looks good man

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    Put the motor back in yesterday...it was a tough one by myself but I did it...


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    That's a GSX550, 16 valve.
    quite nice motor, can be revved a lot higher than the roller bearing crank model it replaced without blowing big ends.
    Shit electrics though.
    You will probably need a regulator/rectifier, get one off a CB/CM400, much more reliable.
    When generator stator fails either get GS1000 or have original rewound (don't mess about with any form of 'genuine' replacement, it will just do same as original)
    Same carbs as Kawasaki KZ1300

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    Same carbs as a Kawi 1300? (I'm assuming there are three carbs from what I see on ebay) mine has two really? can you tell me what year? thanks for the info...most of the electrical components have been changed on this bike by the previous owner.

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