Interesting motorcycles, not XS650

OK - but these are the only photos I have at present....and I will start a resurrection thread soon.
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The paint is really bad (1970's Suzukis had paint that looked good - but was very thin), the decorative bezel below the headlight has been cut to mount a Windjammer knock-off fairing and the exhausts are not stock - but otherwise, she is complete and undamaged.

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Always liked these old GS Suzuki bikes. Looking forward to the build Pete.
 
Thx. I too look forward to the resto thread. Is your shop 100% complete now?
Getting there Bosco - my buddy still has some stuff stored in the barn which is clogging up my efforts to organize my own stuff.

However, he is working well on his own barn: he just got the variance on building height that he was seeking and he is on the trail of a building permit which will enable him to get a start once the ground thaws.

In the meantime, half of the barn is clear so I can do a few things in there.

Pete
 
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1965 4 Cyl 200cc Fruin
 
600 Katana?
Always wanted to play on a 1200 Katana (for a while).
Not sure, the way the cylinders hang out I'm guessing 1000 (In the U.S.) or 1100 (in Canada). The carbs on mine were CV's though, and on any other early Katana I've seen.
Here's a pic of my son on my 1981.
He's 40 now...........
 

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You made me look Resto, thanks! I'd kinda forgotten about the original Katana like you pictured and was thinking about the later full faired gentleman's express bikes.
I'm sure those original bikes would be a good addition to a bike "collection".
 
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Not sure, the way the cylinders hang out I'm guessing 1000 (In the U.S.) or 1100 (in Canada). The carbs on mine were CV's though, and on any other early Katana I've seen.
Here's a pic of my son on my 1981.
He's 40 now...........
How was that one handling ? Any Wobbles Worth mentioning ?
 
How was that one handling ? Any Wobbles Worth mentioning ?
No wobbles whatsoever. The bike handled like it was on rails. You could even drift it in corners confidently.
Very stiff suspension though, when you sat on it, it didn't go down a centimeter. It was in its glory above 80 miles per hour, plus that took some weight of your arms.
Oh yeah, the clip-ons buzzed like crazy, even though they came from the factory with lead slugs in them. Long highway trips were hard on the hands.
 

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Always liked the styling and personally I can se that one getting higher priced over time.
I was at a barbecue party once when one person there had one . Fairly new and out of my price range.
On a side note Suzuki sold well here The early intruders was liked and they sold many 750 ES
If i recall right best seller a couple of years
A bit bad rep on Quality But price and styling I believe got the name signed on the dotted line
Not many around now rarely se them

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Always liked the styling and personally I can se that one getting higher priced over time.
I was at a barbecue party once when one person there had one . Fairly new and out of my price range.
On a side note Suzuki sold well here The early intruders was liked and they sold many 750 ES
If i recall right best seller a couple of years
A bit bad rep on Quality But price and styling I believe got the name signed on the dotted line
Not many around now rarely se them

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Had one , blue and white. Nice ride , no complaints at all really , couldn’t afford the slingshot , so got a used one of these instead:)
 
No wobbles whatsoever. The bike handled like it was on rails. You could even drift it in corners confidently.
Very stiff suspension though, when you sat on it, it didn't go down a centimeter. It was in its glory above 80 miles per hour, plus that took some weight of your arms.
Oh yeah, the clip-ons buzzed like crazy, even though they came from the factory with lead slugs in them. Long highway trips were hard on the hands.
I had 750 Katana, can't remember the year, the drift in the corner took a bit to get used to. I had always thought that it was a poor choice of tires at the time. I also found I could launch that bike that bike off the line harder than bikes I had with far more power. It was always a unique looking bike, made me think of a spaceship.
 
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