Kev How­ell’s Suzuki GSX750 ET

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I’m look­ing to re­tire soon, so de­cided to take on a bike to do up in my spare time. This re­ally caught my eye: a Suzuki GSX 750ET. I bought it last Oc­to­ber as a non-run­ner with seized brakes and have spent the past 10 months restor­ing it. It was one owner from new with only 20k on the clocks, but had been dry stored since 1989. Still, it was a project I was more than will­ing to take on. Be­fore strip­ping it down I wanted to make sure it ran, so I had the carbs cleaned, re­placed the jets and re­placed the red sludge that was in the tank mas­querad­ing as petrol. It fired into life, which was a great feel­ing but her in­doors couldn’t un­der­stand what the fuss was about! The paint­work was in very good con­di­tion but I had to have it re­done as the de­cals were com­ing off. I re­placed the 4-into-1 it had for an orig­i­nal sys­tem off ebay (it had a few light scratches, but it is 37-years-old!). While I’ve tried not to over-re­store it, it’s been a long project, but I’m more than happy with the re­sults.

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