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Modified our sidecar so that we can tow a bike, while riding a bike!  Check it out!

Suzuki Bike Tow 2

Back together (Mostly)

Posted: March 2, 2013 in 1979 Suzuki GS550L

Most of the Suzuki is all set, and the sidecar is mounted again.  The sidecar had a full rewiring, the the bike was gone through entirely  repainted, and we made our own exhaust for it.
Bike runs great, and with the added weights on the sidecar frame it handle super well.  Bunch of pics below!

Eyes 1 Weights in sidecar frame Together 5 Together 4 Together 3 Together 2 Together 1 Sidecar frame on 4 Sidecar frame on 3 Sidecar frame on 2 Sidecar frame on 1 Painted engine covers 2 Painted engine covers 1 New seat cover Girl step Eyes 2

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

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

GS550L first ride

Posted: December 3, 2011 in 1979 Suzuki GS550L

Now that the bike runs, we took it out for a first test ride.  The motor ran strong!  Just some final tweaking left.


Posted: December 2, 2011 in 1979 Suzuki GS550L

What a bad case of previous owner syndrome!  There were some springs that were in the wrong position on all four carbs, which caused the needle to now open enough to allow the necessary fuel in.  Made the required adjustments and the bike revs like a charm!