Some bikes will mean more than others.
To the person that built it, helped build it or to the person that owns it. This bike is owned by Russ750ET, after inheriting it from his dad, the universally known Pete750ET.
Pete raced this very bike in the Earlystocks championship and many of us were following his progress, either online or at one of his racemeetings.
Racing cut short after a crash in 2006, the ET was converted back to streetuse and Pete ran it as it was up to his too early departing of our favoured planet.
Sorely missed by all, including myself. I have had the privilege of meeting Pete several times over the years and you really couldn’t encounter a nicer guy.
Russ has inherited the bike from his dad with the intention of using it and finishing what his dad had envisioned for it.
Starting with the lengthening the frontend and getting rid of a squashed exhaust (courtesy of too-short Hayabusa forks), this bike is now again in a rideable state but far from finished.
I’ve never seen a bike finished, so to say a BOTM needs to be a finished article would be a lie. Even if this bike has many mods to come in the near future, we found it fitting to honour Russ with BOTM now, because for us as OldskoolSuzuki.info, it fills us with nothing but pride that we can give this bike centre-stage and show the world what these bikes can mean to so many across the globe.
Russ, thanks for keeping OSS in the loop on this bike, it’s good to see it lives on, as does your dad.
Congratulations, your ET is this months Bike of the Month
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