1975 Suzuki GT/GS750 Project
I first wrote this section in 2008 shortly after I retired, and was in the process of 'decompressing' after working some 37+ years. Most of my career was with an oil company and while I had many roles, the last 25 years that I was employed were in computing and information technology. As I started to finally have some time for my real interest - Suzuki GT750 motorcycles - it occurred to me that I could combine my hobby of playing with motorcycles with my knowledge of IT, and so this web site was born. It has grown a lot since then !
At that time in 2008, while there were many clubs, lists and forums where people were willing and able to offer help on Suzuki GT750 Water Buffalo repairs, etc., there are actually very few freely available sources of 'here is how I did it' information available on the internet that a person could reference when bringing one of these old classics back to life. The only comprehensive guide to rebuilding Suzuki GT750's available on the web that I could find at the time, was by Gunnar Forsgren which is really excellent, and as a result was a tough act to follow as he set the bar pretty high.
I bought my first GT750 in 1974 and before starting this project, I had owned three GT750's in total, two of which I still had. These were both 1976 'A' models which I had restored to original factory specification - not as "show" bikes, but as daily riders. For this project I wanted to try something a little bit different. What I started with below on the left is a 1975 GT750 frame for which I had most of the basic parts and pieces, and what I wanted was to end up with a 1978 GT750 that Suzuki had never built as seen on the right. This section has been reworked a bit to update the photos and clean up the presentation, but basically still serves as the repository for the material I generated on my BLOG (located here) that explained 'how I did it'. As elsewhere on this web site, clicking on an image usually will give a larger copy.
Hopefully a few folks will continue to find the information useful !
Update: I have since disassembled this bike and recycled the parts into other projects. Having 'scratched that itch', it just felt like it was time to move on.