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Post  Gss on Wed 17 Sep - 23:07

As promised some pics of my caferacer in progress.





I Bought this Suzuki Gs750 ''77 from a person who was planning to make a caferacer of it. The engine looked okey though it didnt run smoothly. Started stripping till I had a frame.



Beat blasted the frame and the rear swing arm then coated in primer and glossy coating.



I thought the aluminium rims didnt fit on a racer so I bought rims with spokes. Beat blasted and painted the rear, i've put new spokes and also new tyres.



Also Tomasseli clip-ons and ears. Polished the fork and assembled new oil-seals/oil.



The engine is next. More pictures will folow!

Sorry for the borat english!! :face:


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Re: Suzuki Caferacer Gs750 ''77

Post  650zed on Thu 18 Sep - 8:07

He he, youre making a very ! Nice wheels, absolutely.
I'm very curious to see the next moves...!
Keep on the good work and keep us informed!

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Re: Suzuki Caferacer Gs750 ''77

Post  Rooie Ben on Thu 18 Sep - 10:47

Nice looking bike mate Cool
I really love the gold painted frame in combination with the silver rear swing arm

I want to know how the story continues
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Re: Suzuki Caferacer Gs750 ''77

Post  Gss on Thu 18 Sep - 15:29

Thanks for the good comments Very Happy
Will keep you guys updated!


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Re: Suzuki Caferacer Gs750 ''77

Post  650zed on Thu 18 Sep - 17:15

As a 1977 model, it's strange to see that your bike had no spike wheels... Maybe it's different with Suzuki, but for example Kawasaki still had spike wheels in 1977 (they only changed in 1978, and only on some Z-models like z650C. The Z650 B series, for example, kept the spike wheels until 1979).
Or maybe those wheels on your Suzuki were not the original ones... scratch That's quite possible, I just checked the Internet and all GS750's from 1977 were equiped with spike wheels...
Anyway: it's a very good base for a great caferacer !


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Re: Suzuki Caferacer Gs750 ''77

Post  Gss on Thu 18 Sep - 17:24

650zed wrote:Still, it's strange to see that the bike had no spike wheels, as it's a 1977 model... Maybe it's different with Suzuki.

I've read somewhere they brought 2 models on the market. one white spikes and one whit full alu wheels. I could be wrong scratch
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Post  650zed on Thu 18 Sep - 17:35

Possible... Anyway, if they did, they probably were one of the first...!
I'd like to change my wheels too (z650 1979). The front wheel would be OK (the dubble discs already existed on the 1978 spike wheels and I'm pretty sure they fit), but my back wheel has a disk too...I think I've never seen a disc on a Z back spike wheel...Sad

I like those bikes, GS750's, they have a good traditional and powerful shape, easy to personalize, they look reliable and I think they're not toooo expensive. The GT's (with radiator) can be a good base too. We have a nice one here (his page:GTron).

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Re: Suzuki Caferacer Gs750 ''77

Post  650zed on Thu 18 Sep - 18:41

And check this one:
Suzuki GS750 Cafe Red
Twisted Evil

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Re: Suzuki Caferacer Gs750 ''77

Post  Gss on Thu 18 Sep - 22:17

Another day, more pictures:

Tried to make my own seat out of polyester. First made a skeleton of 5mm welding-wire, took some old leggings, putted the polyester resin on it waited for 10min then the polyester. This is the result. Have to finish it up ofcourse.





Dont know if im going to use this one. Thought is was saving time without making a negative (or how do you say in english)
Guess I was wrong Very Happy


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Re: Suzuki Caferacer Gs750 ''77

Post  650zed on Fri 19 Sep - 10:14

Gss wrote:
I think I've never seen a disc on a Z back spike wheel...
Cant you adjust or use an other hub to make it work? Or do you want to keep it orginal?
Im not sure its possible... I think it would be much easier to put a complete original spike wheel with drum brake, to remove the rear brake master cylinder and to adjust the pedal to make it usable for a drum brake. That should not be so complicated.
Still, even if it is possible, if I put together all the changes I would need to make for this, including 2 wheels, then I think it would be cheaper, smarter and much easier to get myself a complete z650 from 1977 or 78 with less kilometers on the clock.
Which I probably will do anyway, some day, when Im fed up with this one
But for the time being, I'm still quite happy with mine (I just have this one since one year and Im still working on it), so too bad for the wheels - for now at least.

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Post  650zed on Fri 19 Sep - 10:32

Gss wrote:
Tried to make my own seat out of polyester. First made a skeleton of 5mm welding-wire, took some old leggings, putted the polyester resin on it waited for 10min then the polyester. This is the result. Have to finish it up ofcourse.
Dont know if im going to use this one. Thought is was saving time without making a negative (or how do you say in english)
Guess I was wrong Very Happy

Looks OK to me. I' m still balancing between making it and buying it...
Have you read the topic about making your own seat?
It's here: Hoe maak ik mijn eigen zitje
(with good explanations from caferacer1975)

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Post  Gss on Sat 20 Sep - 15:09

650zed wrote: even if it is possible, if I put together all the changes I would need to make for this, including 2 wheels, then I think it would be cheaper, smarter and much easier to get myself a complete z650 from 1977 or 78 with less kilometers on the clock.

where is the fun in that ?
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Re: Suzuki Caferacer Gs750 ''77

Post  ton-up on Wed 5 Nov - 17:11

Aha de Niek, ziet er goed uit h
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Re: Suzuki Caferacer Gs750 ''77

Post  Reetman on Thu 6 Nov - 14:09

Zalig ... ik rij met een GS400 van '77

Nog foto's ... Very Happy

Ps: hoeveel hebben die spaken gekost, heb je dat zelf gedaan of vanwaar komen ze etc...
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Re: Suzuki Caferacer Gs750 ''77

Post  Gss on Mon 17 Nov - 22:38

Ik heb de velgen laten richten en herspaken bij Motorhuis Simoens in Blankenberge. Kdenk datk zo een 65 euro/velg betaald heb.
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Re: Suzuki Caferacer Gs750 ''77

Post  Toecutter on Mon 17 Nov - 22:52

Mooie prijs idd !
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Re: Suzuki Caferacer Gs750 ''77

Post  Gss on Mon 17 Nov - 23:16

nog wat fotos























Still much to do! Engine is rebuild for 80%. More pictures of that will follow!

Ps: Thx Ton-Up for getting me the parts i needed !
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Post  ton-up on Mon 17 Nov - 23:23

Sure looking nice mate, looks like the seat fits, nice looking rear-set two Laughing

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Post  650zed on Mon 17 Nov - 23:33

Beautifull!!!

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Re: Suzuki Caferacer Gs750 ''77

Post  Reetman on Tue 18 Nov - 1:10

Merci voor de inlichtingen aangaande de spaken ... kga daar binnenkort eens werk van maken

Schitterend project van je
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Post  Toecutter on Tue 18 Nov - 22:18

Dude U are an example , cleaner kan het niet, project schiet vooruit. Succes verder en dit wordt ongetwijfeld iets heel moois. !
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Re: Suzuki Caferacer Gs750 ''77

Post  Gss on Wed 19 Nov - 20:20

Thx for the good comments Very Happy
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Re: Suzuki Caferacer Gs750 ''77

Post  Gss on Sun 3 May - 21:13

Update:



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Re: Suzuki Caferacer Gs750 ''77

Post  marc on Sun 3 May - 22:40

Looking good Cool Cool

Making knee indents??
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Re: Suzuki Caferacer Gs750 ''77

Post  kornfed on Sun 3 May - 23:52

im very curious what you gonne do whith the gastank.
beautyfull work so far.
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