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1974 Suzuki Other on 2040-motos

US $6084
YearYear:1974 MileageMileage:12
Location:

Alexandria, Virginia, United States

Alexandria, Virginia, United States
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Suzuki Other tech info

Engine Size (cc)Engine Size (cc):750 WarrantyWarranty:Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty TypeType:Sport Touring For Sale ByFor Sale By:Private Seller

Suzuki Other description

1974 Suzuki GT750 barn find project bike that I purchased in the summer of 2008 wanting to have another 74 GT750 again just like the one I owned and sold back in the '70s. I am the second owner of this bike.  I purchased the bike as a project bike not knowing what it may or may not need. I can't recall the exact dollar amount that I spent getting it to where it currently is, but if I was to guess I would say it was somewhere over $2,500 that I spent for new and used oem parts from Ebay and other sources to bring it back to what you see now as well as making it drivable. I can tell you that I put countless hours into replacing any part that didn't look acceptable or didn't look almost new, with the exception of the dent in the gas tank, the chip in the radiator cover and dent in the points cover. My goal was to initially make it look great, get it running to later fully restore it to make it look like new.  I completed two of those tasks: I got it running and made it look great.  I replaced everything except the engine.  Really, believe it or not it's true, anything that didn't pass my strict standards of looking close to new meant it had to be replaced. I need to point out that even the speedometer had to be replaced because the speedometer needle moved erratically, so the mileage seen on the speedometer is incorrect since it was replaced, the actual mileage is approximately 12,000. When I got it, it had approximately 11,800 miles on its original speedometer.  I put around 200 miles on it since it was re-titled. As far as how it last ran, drove and worked, here's what I remember. After getting it running and drivable, I licensed, tagged it and titled it. I drove it off and on for several months putting somewhere around 200 miles or so.  From what I remember it ran and drove great, but the last time I started it, sometime several winters ago, I noticed it running poorly on the far right cylinder leaving me to believe that it had a bad right crank seal. I assume that the colder weather revealed the crank seal problem since I didn't notice it during the summer, obviously because the crank seal contracts in cold weather and expands in warm weather. Anyway, I purchased a new crank seal kit and gasket kit in the hopes of rebuilding the engine. Not having the available time and place to work on it that I once had back in 2008, I placed it in storage where it's been for the last 8 years since 2008.

The first five pictures were taken back in 2008 before I put it in storage. The last 12 pictures were taken recently where it is in storage, the bike is dirty because I regularly spray all the metal and chrome parts with WD40 to protect it from rust.  This is how I stored it, always indoors protected from the outside elements where its been for almost 8 years.

Also I want to point out that the original exhaust system was replaced due to rust, I replaced it with an exhaust system from a 1975 GT750.

In summery, I honestly don't want to sell it but don't have the time or place to be able to work on it anymore.  At least 80% of the work has been completed on this bike. I truly believe this bike to have tremendous potential to be an awesome bike once the crank seal has been replaced.


This motorcycle is being sold as a project bike not currently running, there is no warranty and is being sold "as is"


Buyer is responsible for picking up the vehicle and all shipping.


The bike comes with a clean title in my name, new crank seals and gasket kit, lots of usable spare parts, some oem new parts, a new battery, the original owners manual, and its two original Suzuki keys.


Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have. Thanks for looking.


 

Payment expected within 7 days from the end of this auction.

 

A PayPal $500 dollar deposit is required within 48 hours.

Remaining balance to paid via certified check or cash. 

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