Archive for January, 2013

Just have to give it a clear!

Tank painted 1

Tank painted 1

Rear cowl 1

Tank check 2

Tank check 1

Rear cowl 2

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Exhaust complete

Posted: January 13, 2013 in 1979 Suzuki GS550L

Got the exhausted welded, ground down, and painted then put it on the bike.  It came out looking really nice!  We put a heat shield under the passenger tank and the shift lever as well.  Painted those gloss black to match the case side covers and it contrasts nicely with the flat black color of the pipes.
When painting the mufflers themselves, a chrome ring was accidentally left on each tip.  This was an accident that worked out, since it looks pretty cool!

New ex - side

New ex - HS

New ex - Rear

New ex - ring

Left side Exhaust

Posted: January 11, 2013 in 1979 Suzuki GS550L

We made the decision to throw both cans to the left side of this bike, since the sidecar is mounted.  This way, the fumes won’t go into the sidecar and bug the passenger.  The stock headers were used and re-positioned  and some extensions were fabbed up (as well as mounts) to get everything in place.  Sonny did nearly all of this on his own, and it came out look great!  It isn’t quite buttoned up, but this is how it will look:

Left Exhaust 2

Left Exhaust 1