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Old 07-02-2011, 05:39 PM   #1
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Vintage Suzuki GT750 water buffalo

Hey all, my dad just bought a bike like this (i think) and i was wondering if there are any enthusiasts or specialists around town who are into this bike.

My dad wants to do a vintage restoration, I on the otherhand want a cafe style restoration (he lives out of the country, so it will be up to me to keep the bike in running order) he'll just ride it when he's in town.

Any water buffalo aficionados out there?
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Here is a custom restoration I did on a '72 GT750 about 6 years ago, still going strong. Definatly a fan of the old Water Buffalos!
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750 2stroker? Will it go?
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Old 07-05-2011, 08:29 AM   #4
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Here is a custom restoration I did on a '72 GT750 about 6 years ago, still going strong. Definatly a fan of the old Water Buffalos!
that's beautiful
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Yes it is a 750 2 stroke triple.....and yes it DOES go....LOL. Thanks!
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oh those are cool. My dad used to have one to. He loved it for the speed. His only complaint was it didn't stop very well. Nice retro project though
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Here is a custom restoration I did on a '72 GT750 about 6 years ago, still going strong. Definatly a fan of the old Water Buffalos!
Very nice. I rode a GT380 (w/"ram air" scoop) a friend had. Felt like I was riding three chain saw engines, but it was lots of fun. I have a water buffalo on my long list of bikes I want to own (at least for a while). Water cooled two smoke 750 just seems like it would be fun.
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They are nice bikes although a little on the heavy side. This one runs nice, the Jemco pipes help a lot! Being a 2 stroke it sure attracts a lot of attention when you ride it around.....amazing how many dont know what it is.
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whys it called a water buffalo?
I think it's because it was one of the first widely available water cooled bikes.
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Very nice. I rode a GT380 (w/"ram air" scoop) a friend had. Felt like I was riding three chain saw engines, but it was lots of fun. I have a water buffalo on my long list of bikes I want to own (at least for a while). Water cooled two smoke 750 just seems like it would be fun.
I got to ride a GT380 about a year ago. Surprisingly fast! The owner is a 6'5" Harley biker with a long beard and hair. He seems out of place having that bike so, I told the guy if he ever decides to sell I want it.
He is moving soon, so I'm hoping...
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I got to ride a GT380 about a year ago. Surprisingly fast! The owner is a 6'5" Harley biker with a long beard and hair. He seems out of place having that bike so, I told the guy if he ever decides to sell I want it.
He is moving soon, so I'm hoping...
Yep, it was faster than I expected as well. The one I rode was a friend's that owned the Suzuki shop in Harlingen. (Competition Suzuki, now out of biz). Funniest thing was how they cleaned out the pipes...FIRE, to burn out the exccess oil, I had never seen that done, but it worked.

Hope you get the one you rode, sure would be fun to own one.

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Yep, it was faster than I expected as well. The one I rode was a friend's that owned the Suzuki shop in Harlingen. (Competition Suzuki, now out of biz). Funniest thing was how they cleaned out the pipes...FIRE, to burn out the exccess oil, I had never seen that done, but it worked.

Hope you get the one you rode, sure would be fun to own one.

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That fire trick is an oldschool way to clean the pipes, it works AND it's cool.
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