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PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2015 8:44 pm 
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Cafe Racer Magazine had their annual Readers Ride-In Bike Show today.
Was at their headquarters in Sewickley, PA, which is a few miles west of Pittsburgh.

Something like 50 bikes were entered & Suzuki two strokes were well represented.

Suzuki GT750 & T500. Owned by two friendly guys from Ontario, Canada.
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Wild Suzuki T500 with sidecar.
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Suzuki GT550.
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Video made before I showed up. There were quite a few more bikes after this video was shot.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vi3GwfJJuLU

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GT750 2x75
GT550 72 project & 75
GT380 72
T500 73 project
T350 69, 71 & 72 project
T250 72
Honda 85 CB650SC & 86 CB700SC
Yamaha 75 XS650
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 5:50 am 
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:up: Thanks for posting the photos,I really like the GT750...very nicely done...looks pretty,nice lines :clap:
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 7:33 am 
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+1 on that being a nice GT750.
The GT750 & T500 have swingarms for other bikes that were adapted to fit.
Here is a pic of the T500 swingarm:
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Suzuki:
GT750 2x75
GT550 72 project & 75
GT380 72
T500 73 project
T350 69, 71 & 72 project
T250 72
Honda 85 CB650SC & 86 CB700SC
Yamaha 75 XS650
09 Triumph Bonneville SE


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2015 4:49 am 
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That swingarm on the T500 is off of a Yamaha Seca 400. :wink:

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2015 7:07 am 
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Flywheel wrote:
That swingarm on the T500 is off of a Yamaha Seca 400. :wink:

Part of what made the event a good show was the opportunity to chat with the owners about their bikes & the mods they did.

The swingarm on the GT750 was an easy fit that needed lower shock mount brackets fabricated & welded on.
The tank is from another bike & there was no room for a petcock with the stock airbox, so he used a manual Seadoo petcock mounted on the right carb.
Those sharp-looking exhausts are Jemco 3-into-3s that he had chromed.

I think you are right about the donor parts for the T500 being from a Seca 400.
Wheels & parts look like those in Seca 400 pics.
The owner mentioned where they are from but I don’t remember that detail at the moment.
The T500 has unusual pod filters & exhaust tips, but I didn’t think about asking about them.

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Was a good weekend for events.
This event was on Sunday, and Mods & Rockers was in Millville on Saturday.
Excellent weather and both were reasonable rides from your place.
Definitely worth considering for next year.

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Suzuki:
GT750 2x75
GT550 72 project & 75
GT380 72
T500 73 project
T350 69, 71 & 72 project
T250 72
Honda 85 CB650SC & 86 CB700SC
Yamaha 75 XS650
09 Triumph Bonneville SE


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2015 5:50 pm 
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Isn't that 550 known as RedZone?



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2015 6:04 pm 
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rngdng wrote:
Isn't that 550 known as RedZone?



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That's correct. Its RedZone.

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Suzuki:
GT750 2x75
GT550 72 project & 75
GT380 72
T500 73 project
T350 69, 71 & 72 project
T250 72
Honda 85 CB650SC & 86 CB700SC
Yamaha 75 XS650
09 Triumph Bonneville SE


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2015 4:53 am 
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jabcb wrote:
Flywheel wrote:
That swingarm on the T500 is off of a Yamaha Seca 400. :wink:


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Was a good weekend for events.
This event was on Sunday, and Mods & Rockers was in Millville on Saturday.
Excellent weather and both were reasonable rides from your place.
Definitely worth considering for next year.


Funny you mentioned Mod & Rockers, soon as I posted about the swingarm yesterday I thought to myself "wonder when Mods & Rockers is?" Got on their website and saw it was Aug 22. Oops ...Kinda late.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2015 6:25 pm 
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Two more pics:
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Was a sunny day & my cell phone camera couldn't handle the contrast.
The 2nd BMW isn't yellow, its orange.
The orange on the Bilt helmet is closer to being correct & the bike was painted to match the helmet.

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BAS (Bike Acquisition Syndrome) - too many bikes but have room for more

Suzuki:
GT750 2x75
GT550 72 project & 75
GT380 72
T500 73 project
T350 69, 71 & 72 project
T250 72
Honda 85 CB650SC & 86 CB700SC
Yamaha 75 XS650
09 Triumph Bonneville SE


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2015 8:41 am 
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A few more pics with a better camera than I had.

From the Cafe Racer magazine website:
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Janus is a small company located in Indiana:
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BAS (Bike Acquisition Syndrome) - too many bikes but have room for more

Suzuki:
GT750 2x75
GT550 72 project & 75
GT380 72
T500 73 project
T350 69, 71 & 72 project
T250 72
Honda 85 CB650SC & 86 CB700SC
Yamaha 75 XS650
09 Triumph Bonneville SE


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:14 am 
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Location: southwestern Pennsylvania
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Bikes owned: 69 T350 thru 75 GT750
Moved pics to Flickr.

Suzuki GT750 & T500. Owned by two friendly guys from Ontario, Canada.
ImageCRM_2015-08-23_GT750_t500 by jabcb, on Flickr

Wild Suzuki T500 with sidecar.
ImageCRM_2015-08-23_T500sidecar by jabcb, on Flickr

Suzuki GT550.
ImageCRM_2015-08-23_GT550 by jabcb, on Flickr

The GT750 & T500 have swingarms for other bikes that were adapted to fit.
Here is a pic of the T500 swingarm:
ImageCRM_2015-08-23_T500swingarm by jabcb, on Flickr

Two more pics:
ImageCRM_2015-08-23_group2 by jabcb, on Flickr
ImageCRM_2015-08-23_group1 by jabcb, on Flickr

Was a sunny day & my cell phone camera couldn't handle the contrast.
The 2nd BMW isn't yellow, its orange.
The orange on the Bilt helmet is closer to being correct & the bike was painted to match the helmet.

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BAS (Bike Acquisition Syndrome) - too many bikes but have room for more

Suzuki:
GT750 2x75
GT550 72 project & 75
GT380 72
T500 73 project
T350 69, 71 & 72 project
T250 72
Honda 85 CB650SC & 86 CB700SC
Yamaha 75 XS650
09 Triumph Bonneville SE


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