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Suzuki GSX 550 ES 1983

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Hi all, new to the game and the forum, picked up a Suzuki GSX 550 ES yesterday for a small sum. Looking to rebuild it to my standards, I will have lots of questions in the next few months from you experts :)

Will load up some before pictures when I get back home.

If anyone wants to help I'm based in Manchester (north), I never say no to a helping hand

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I liked the early 80's when Suzuki and Kawasaki were coming out with new and innovative bikes. I had the Suzuki GS 750 which was the most modern bike I ever owned at the time, a great machine even by todays standards. I look forward to seeing photos of your resto. :thumb:

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Oh lovely, I'm looking forward to this one ! I've had mainly Suzuki's as my main bike over the years . GS 550, 850 , GSX 1100 and two GSXR 1100s . This bike looks like it's got one foot in the GS camp and the other in the GSX / GSXR camp with a hint of Katana thrown in . In other words bits of all my past bikes rolled into one. I will follow this build with great interest but on one condition, it has to be black and red ! Just kidding . Here's a little inspiration for you . Welcome to the forum .


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  • 4 years later...

I have a GSX550E-D which I aquired last summer in need of a rebuild ( stood in a shed for 25 years) it is red & black ( very faded colours) .

I was under the impression that the black & red colour scheme was on the  84 models & later  & were inports . Only blue/white & red/ white  were available in the UK. 




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