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About busa1300

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  1. VJ23 in a box

    They are sitting next to Suzuki's... Which would burn them too.... I'll just try to avoid fire all together and try to keep only the Suzuki's in focus next time.
  2. VJ23 in a box

    All moved in and getting back to work on some bikes. I sold the GT750J and it should be in the UK/Devon in a week or so in a container with a couple other Suzuki's. Needed the $$$ to finance a RG/RZV500 I no longer want to live without.... So I got back to work on the Zeel ignition for my VJ23....what a bitch this was to get all soldered up to the plugs, but it's done and hooked up....And the bike still runs Now for the confusing part....getting it to run perfectly with the computer.... I had a pic of my garage setup and ready with my bikes....but I figured since there were non Suzuki's in it....it would not last long on this thread
  3. 72 GT750 project

    The purple GT was sold today..... Heading to Devon in the UK in a container with a few other bikes......kinda sad......felt a bit heart broken actually. But I kept the GT frame on the table and the spare engine... So it might still be built up as a runner this year.
  4. 72 GT750 project

    The owner of that GT lives about an hour away from me....Saw him down in Indy several times and have talked to him about bikes. He has quite a cool collection. I wanted to go a bit more oldskool than that one, and use 18 inch wheels with RWU forks....Bike may get parted though, as I have a deposit put down on my purple 72 GT750. The buyer may be interested in the engine/frame I am using as they are 72 also.
  5. 72 GT750 project

    The TR tail will be the one I fall back on if I can't make up what I have in mind. Do you happen to have any spare pink VJ23 panels Garry? I like the way the red RZ tail looks on it, what I'm thinking is make a mold from it, then do a bit of reshaping to fit it up a little better. No side covers, as I will try and use a crossover exhaust on it....which will go through where a side cover would be (TR750 style). The swingarm will get shortened, as will the frame from swingarm pivot back. And lay the shocks down a bit, as opposed to the standup style of the GT. No need for a longer seat on this bike, I'm building it for no passengers.....keep the fun to myself.
  6. OK guys.....I'm almost moved into my new house/garage, and I'm trying to decide what bike to throw money away on next. Several strokers are options I have available in the garage already....all SUZUKI... I moved my GT750 project on the table, because it won't stand up on it's own. So now that I have been looking at it up there for a month, I've been trying see if I can finally visualize something cool enough to build. The frame was in a pile of parts I got when I was looking for parts to get my stock 72 GT750 back in one piece. The engine I bought about 3 months after for a couple hundred $$$ as spare parts too. 4 years later these parts are pushing me to put them together as a motorcycle again. I want an oldskool look which is why I am thinking the GU74 front end, and rear wheel. GSX1100 swingarm, GS1000 tank.....but what to do for a tail....????? Maybe I should just part it and keep saving for that RG square 4 I've wanted forever...?
  7. Any paint experts on here?

    I've been doing paint work for over 35 years now.....way before two stage....unless it was candy apple of some color. I did a paint job on one of my bikes a few years ago and explained the process to some degree.....but it's not on a Suzuki...so delete this if it isn't within the rules.... http://www.rzrd500.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=10517
  8. 78 GS1000 Left for Dead

    Once a year (for the past three years) the town shuts down Main Street from regular traffic, and allows everyone to cruise, just like the old days (town shut down cruising for good in 1986...) A reason to get out and see old faces and remember those crazy days of street racing (1978/1985 for me) And just like those old days it was me and my GS1000.....and always a girl on the back .....My wife takes care of that spot these days
  9. VJ23 in a box

    Don't forget shipping, customs and import duty....
  10. VJ23 in a box

    Only half way done moving stuff into my new garage.... And I thought I could keep things better organized this time........... ........doesn't look that way yet. Already need more space.
  11. 78 GS1000 Left for Dead

    In print... Even if it's just a couple pics June 2017 CMM... thanks again for for all the interest from you guys out there
  12. VJ23 in a box

    Oh...so very very true.... I just don't seem to have the time to keep up with all of them....in the process of moving into a new house, and I'm looking at all the bikes and related parts.... I believe it's time to cut back a little, and probably put a couple in the basement living area to keep them from degrading so fast...and so I can see them every day
  13. VJ23 in a box

    Getting moved into my new house....slowly getting bikes/tools/parts into shop. have all my RGVs sitting together for the first time, kinda like a family reunion
  14. Both a bit on the high side...and a compression check is a must on an old stroker. Unless your planning on rebuilding the crank before using the bike. If they have never been rebuilt....40+ year old crank seals will be at their end. the drum brake on the 550 is worth around $800 or more in today's market
  15. 78 GS1000 Left for Dead

    Another site that found interest in the GS http://caferacergarage.eu