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1978 Suzuki GT500
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On stripping down this Suzuki, it became aparant that every one of its dozen or so owners had done their own repairs and “modifications” so we had to do a lot more to return it back to original than is usual. The frame had been altered to take a different seat and electrics set up and was held together with the style of bolts that you get from the local iron mongers!
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After stove enamelling and chrome work, the chassis resembled what left the factory all those years ago, and with re-painting the tank and side panels, was close to completion.
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The engine was a straight forward strip, requiring a crank rebuild, rebore, pistons and cosmetic clean-up for the cases. The end result is a very practical, usable classic Suzuki which should offer many miles of enjoyable biking!
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1978 Suzuki GT500 Classic Motorcycle Restoration
1978 Suzuki GT500 Classic Motorcycle Restoration
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1978 Suzuki GT500 Classic Motorcycle Restoration 1978 Suzuki GT500 Classic Motorcycle Restoration
Photographed at Snibston Discovery park, Coalville, Leicestershire. Flip side!

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