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1980 GS550E - Cafe build

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I’m new to the forum and these bikes in general. Just picked up a ‘80 GS550E with 15k for $300. Looking to turn it into a cafe bike. I can do some mechanic work and have an idea of what I want to do but with little direction. Anyone who has started a build from an old worn bike have any guidance on where to start first? Plan to make it a project that’ll take some time. Any help is appreciated thank you!
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That's a good looking bike. To make something era correct (and a hell of a lot of fun to ride) you might want to take a look at Wes Cooley's superbikes. If you were to do that and drop the "cafe" talk, think function not form, you might just attract 8ball to your post ,who is always armpit deep in Suzukis of this vintage and has a wealth of knowledge on how to make them better.
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