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 Post subject: Bits to buy for GT500
PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:46 am 
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Hi all - I have to say I am eagerly awaiting the arrival of my brand new GT500 - well actually a bit of a dog of a '77 model really....

My mate Ian bought one new in 78, sold it to me in '79 and like a fool I sold it in '87 - so preamble out of the way I don't plan on restoring the bike but instead turning it into a cafe racer so....

What I really like the look of is the seat & rear hugger on this GT750 from the Higgspeed site.

Does anyone know who can supply this in the UK?

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PS anyone want to buy a 2010 Rocket Roadster....???


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:32 am 
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Higgspeed shows 3 different modified seats: http://higgspeed.com/SUZUKI-GT750

Which one are you referring to?
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GT380 72
T500 73 project
T350 69, 71 & 72 project
T250 72
Honda 85 CB650SC & 86 CB700SC
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2019 12:19 pm 
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Thanks for replying - I didn’t realise that Higgspeed made seats I thought it was just expansion pipes.

Maybe I should just drop them a note as it was the GP style I like and hopefully they can shed a little more light.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:20 pm 
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Oops, looks like I created some confusion.

Higgspeed makes the pipes. Those are customer bikes with Higgspeed pipes.

That GP style seat looks to be some modern sport bike seat that was modified to work with the GT750.
The side covers look to be stock GT750 side covers modified to blend into the seat.

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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
09 Triumph Bonneville SE


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:32 pm 
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:) no worries. I've sent a note off to Higgspeed hoping they'll know who owns the bike and what they did to the seat / tail unit. I'll be getting the pipes from them regardless.

Thanks for your help though!


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:14 pm 
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Seat+tail looks like it could be from a GSXR.

This might be a good place to start: https://www.bikepics.com/members/richardlindoe/motorcycles

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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
09 Triumph Bonneville SE


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:55 am 
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Some really smart bikes there. Richard does seem to have been featured in CMM and there was a kettle of his for sale on Car & Classic for sale at some point but.....I did find out the rear bodywork was from a GSXR1000 K9 so I'll be looking for some bits & bobs from that on Ebay or wherever.

All I need to do is get the GT500 home....!

Just waiting for a courier to give me a day / time.

Thanks again for your help!


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