Suzuki GS750: Full tear down rebuild…

Christian's Suzuki GS750 got the full tear-down treatment...

Christian’s Suzuki GS750 got the full tear-down treatment…

Christian has owned this 1978 Suzuki GS750 EC for a couple years, but it was stored in dry-dock for a time, and wasn’t on the docket while he worked on other projects.  A few months ago, he started a full tear-down and customization in earnest…

Suzuki GS750 gets some mods…

The Suzuki GS750 roller up on the lift...

The Suzuki GS750 roller up on the lift…

There is nothing more exciting than the beginning of a new build, and this Suzuki GS750 will be the first rebuild by that manufacturer done at MotoPreserve, making it even more unique.  Christian’s first steps were to strip the bike to the bare frame, getting to work on the rear section.  He rebuilt a vintage pipe/tube bender he had, and shaped the rear hoop which are damn pricey most places!  That helped set the stage for where this build would be headed.

The Suzuki GS750 bottom end on the bench...

The Suzuki GS750 bottom end on the bench…

Once the engine was out and on the bench, Christian decided he would tear it down to the bolts, giving it a completely fresh overhaul.  The cases got some fresh paint from the can, which is the best looking rattle can job I have seen.  The damn thing looks like it just rolled off the factory assembly line.

Suzuki GS750 top end...

Suzuki GS750 top end…

Christian has had the typical hurry up and wait issues with parts ordering, but has continued to make great progress.  The Suzuki GS750 was up on the lift, and in no time a very unique, James Bond style’ battery box was being welded up, complete with escape hatch.

Stay tuned for more progress…

6 thoughts on “Suzuki GS750: Full tear down rebuild…

  1. One of the many GS750s I owned in my life, actually that bike has a history of being the NYC Vinmoto town bicycle having been owned by no less than 4 Vinmoto members including Christian and myself.

    I am glad to see he is going through the engine – that bike didn’t run as strong as the 1977 GS750 I owned immediatly after it and it always bothered me. Should be a good runner after the rebuild.

    That blue tank came from my garage off my first 1977 early production GS750, when I bought the bike is was a terrible rattle can matte black fade to primer that was just turning chalky all over. The guy I bought it from lived in alphabet city and parked it on the street – it sat outside year round.

    1. I meant to mention the connection to just about every NYC VinMoto member I have met thus far 🙂 I’m looking forward to seeing this thing when it’s done. I think it will be a nice looking bike with some real class when Christian gets done with it. He certainly has some creative ideas for it.

  2. Thanks for the post, Scott. I’m pretty excited about it. Off to powder coat soon.

    Kerry: I’m glad I opened up the bottom end. The cam chain guide at the bottom of the case was broken in half and the two screws holding it in place were bent and hanging on by only a few threads.

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