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Offline AndyH

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Adding a GS750EC to the stable!
« on: February 12, 2018, 09:26:54 AM »
I despaired of finding a CB750K that wasn't totalled, or vastly overpriced....not many for sale in AUS anyway.
So I've happened across a very nice & original '78 Suzuki GS750E  (the "C" suffix in subject line denotes model year).
Apart from a couple of paint chips on the tank, and a small dent, this bike presents very well indeed!
I've already taken it for a test ride and everything seems as it should.

Andy

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Re: Adding a GS750EC to the stable!
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2018, 09:31:28 AM »
Nice find in that condition. Be interesting to see how easy or not spares are to come by for it when the need arises compared to Honda bits. Enjoy it!
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Re: Adding a GS750EC to the stable!
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2018, 10:19:25 AM »
That's a very nice looking bike. It also has a 'spare' camshaft  ;).

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Re: Adding a GS750EC to the stable!
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2018, 12:36:31 PM »
very nice!
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Re: Adding a GS750EC to the stable!
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2018, 05:27:32 PM »
Yes that looks great. Congrats, rare find in this condition.

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Re: Adding a GS750EC to the stable!
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2018, 06:12:36 PM »
They are a great looking and very capable 70's era bike - I have looked at them to restore as they are so much more affordable than SOHC 750's (at the moment) - interested to see what the availability and price of spares is like. I had one of the first GS1000HC's in 78 - brilliant bike
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Re: Adding a GS750EC to the stable!
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2018, 07:09:45 PM »
Great looking bike, they had good reviews when new, enjoy.
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Re: Adding a GS750EC to the stable!
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2018, 08:26:42 PM »
They are a great looking and very capable 70's era bike - I have looked at them to restore as they are so much more affordable than SOHC 750's (at the moment) - interested to see what the availability and price of spares is like. I had one of the first GS1000HC's in 78 - brilliant bike
Just about finished renovating my 1978 GS1000HC now. They may be cheaper to buy but the parts prices can be eye watering. They are way more expensive to restore than a Honda.

Fantastic 750 though, are the silencers pattern as they dont look genuine Suzuki (to be fair though, as a 1000 owner I know little about the 750). O Bugger, I want one now.
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Re: Adding a GS750EC to the stable!
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2018, 09:00:16 PM »
Roy, can you get the likes of things like silencers, etc?
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Re: Adding a GS750EC to the stable!
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2018, 09:26:02 PM »
Roy, can you get the likes of things like silencers, etc?
There are pattern silencers available from Italy. Dare say the chrome won't be long lasting as per usual Italian? I had to go the stainless 4 into 1 route as I don't have a correct set of genuine header pipes. I have been looking for a set for over a year now and none whatsoever have come up for a 1978 model. They all appear to be for the later L & GL models which are different. Parts wise, the 1000 is very well supplied as it's in the official Suzuki vintage parts program but the prices are around double that of Honda's. That said they are genuine Suzuki and very good quality.
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Re: Adding a GS750EC to the stable!
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2018, 10:15:40 PM »
Great looking machine, one of the fastest 750’s in its day.... nice find!

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Re: Adding a GS750EC to the stable!
« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2018, 11:31:09 PM »


Fantastic 750 though, are the silencers pattern as they dont look genuine Suzuki (to be fair though, as a 1000 owner I know little about the 750). O Bugger, I want one now.

Yes the silencers are pattern, from Italy.  The pipes are original, re-chromed.
Andy

1972 CB500 Four K1 (AUS version) 8)
Previously owned..
1967 Honda Sports 90
1971 Yamaha CT2 175
1973 Yamaha RD250
1975 Kawasaki KX125
1979 Yamaha XT250T
BMW R65
BMW R80
BMW R100LT

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Re: Adding a GS750EC to the stable!
« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2018, 08:08:53 AM »
Great find Andy lovely bike, I want one now. I have a pair of Italian silencers in the garage for my 1000, if only I could find a set of header pipes. Don't mind re-chroming them as long as they are undamaged, just cannot find any.
Current bikes:
TriBsa CCM 350 Twin
CB350F in Candy Bacchus Olive (still smoking on pot 4 Ggrrrrrr)
CB750F2 in Candy Apple Red
CB1300SA in Black
Triumph T100C
Suzuki GS1000HC (DHL morons ruined my tank)
CB450K0 Black Bomber (current project)

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Re: Adding a GS750EC to the stable!
« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2018, 10:49:42 AM »
Keep searching Roy, you never know what might pop up! :)
Andy

1972 CB500 Four K1 (AUS version) 8)
Previously owned..
1967 Honda Sports 90
1971 Yamaha CT2 175
1973 Yamaha RD250
1975 Kawasaki KX125
1979 Yamaha XT250T
BMW R65
BMW R80
BMW R100LT