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Suzuki GSX550 ES

in Project 13 Mon Jan 23, 2012 5:53 pm
by Solanis • Admin | 317 Posts

Ok, so i got this bike, and initially thought that i would restore her to her former glory. But as the Fairing's are scercer than hens Teeth, i have decided to Customise.

How she is now:


Without the attire:


Her Original look:


So first things first. New Battery and rear light on order.
Thought going through my head at the moment are:
Swap out Front headlight and remove fairing bracket:

possibly put in either one of these headlights:

Wave:


Or Dominator:


Paint, I'm Thinking of Daytona style. White with Green stripes. Possibly a Celtic knot on the sides of the tank.


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RE: Suzuki GSX550 ES

in Project 13 Mon Jan 23, 2012 6:29 pm
by Apoc | 7 Posts

Hmm hard choice on the lights! Paint job sounds like a good plan.

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RE: Suzuki GSX550 ES

in Project 13 Mon Jan 23, 2012 6:58 pm
by marktennyson50 | 7 Posts

The second i seen that bike i thought all black, and some streetfighter lights. The twin ones. And a LED rear light. Just my opinion tho.
I love customising. Who wants to have the same bike as everyone else?

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RE: Suzuki GSX550 ES

in Project 13 Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:40 pm
by n_g | 39 Posts

I'd say go with the Dominator

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RE: Suzuki GSX550 ES

in Project 13 Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:42 pm
by Solanis • Admin | 317 Posts

I am veering more toward the dominator, as there is a set with brackets that i can attach the indicators too. would save a lot of faffing about later.


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RE: Suzuki GSX550 ES

in Project 13 Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:51 pm
by marktennyson50 | 7 Posts

And obiously i love the green and white, with the cross. Others in Glasgow might'nt tho

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RE: Suzuki GSX550 ES

in Project 13 Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:12 pm
by shazza | 34 Posts

I prefer the Dominator lights, the wave looks more cruiser type to me. Thought you'd go custom style when you couldn't find fairings, tbh anything over 5 years old is quite hard to replace fairings, the older they are, the rarer they are so doesn't surprise me they are like hens teeth. Everything i bought for my Eliminator had to be ordered from Europe through Kawasaki as it was a 1986 model only made for 12 months (my specific model). Darn i miss that bike :(
Not sure what it'll look like in white/green, think you need to photoshop a few colours/designs to see what works (and share pics for our input).

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RE: Suzuki GSX550 ES

in Project 13 Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:32 pm
by Solanis • Admin | 317 Posts

similar to this but possibly only 2 stripes, and running down right hand side.


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RE: Suzuki GSX550 ES

in Project 13 Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:32 pm
by Solanis • Admin | 317 Posts

still fluid at the moment.


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RE: Suzuki GSX550 ES

in Project 13 Tue Jan 24, 2012 3:52 pm
by Solanis • Admin | 317 Posts

Well, after much consideration, i have decided to get the dominator lights. battery and light arrived today, just got to figure out a way to make a rear light bracket, as it seems that the one from the bike is awol!!!!


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RE: Suzuki GSX550 ES

in Project 13 Tue Jan 24, 2012 6:40 pm
by punkykev1 | 2 Posts

turn it into a cruiser :D big grin

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RE: Suzuki GSX550 ES

in Project 13 Tue Jan 24, 2012 7:03 pm
by Solanis • Admin | 317 Posts

wish i could, but my technical chopping skills aren't that good!!


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RE: Suzuki GSX550 ES

in Project 13 Tue Jan 24, 2012 8:22 pm
by Wayne | 4 Posts

I also say go for the dominator headlight, should be a cool project.

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RE: Suzuki GSX550 ES

in Project 13 Tue Jan 24, 2012 8:35 pm
by Solanis • Admin | 317 Posts

yep, dominator light and brackets ordered. now got to wait a few days for them to arrive.


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RE: Suzuki GSX550 ES

in Project 13 Thu Jan 26, 2012 4:08 pm
by Solanis • Admin | 317 Posts

ok, so my headlights and brackets arrived today, and thankfully, i didn't need to faff about with wires.

so, before:





and after:





Got to tidy up the wiring a wee bit, but i quite like the look. might have to think about the clocks later though.


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