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Pictures of visitors' Suzuki GS750T

Here's some pictures of Suzuki GS 750 T the visitors have sent me. Send a picture of your bike here. Use JPEG format. Please tell us your name, hometown and country, purchase date and your personal comments of your Suzuki. Don't forget to tell the model name and model year of your bike.

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The GS750T was a budget model aimed for the North American market, available in the beginning of the 1980's. It had the 16-valve 750cc engine, similar to the engine found in the GS/GSX750E. Some people claim that the power output on the GS750T was restricted for maximum speed of about 80 mph (130 kph) but that doesn't seem to be the case (see the GS750T magazine articles page for more details.) The GS750T did have simple brakes (seemingly borrowed from the GR650, along with other details like the alloy wheels) and a speedo limited at 80mph, something to do with trying to limit the speed of motorcycles in the early eighties. At front, the GS750T had a single disc and the rear brake was a mechanical drum brake. The color scheme was similar to the GR650 and the larger 8-valve inline-four shafties GS850G, GS1000G and GS1100G.

The model is quite rare. It is hard to find any information of this limited edition model but I will tell you more as soon as I find specs and stuff for the GS750T.

Suzuki '81 GS-750 T

Suzuki '81 GS-750 TSuzuki '81 GS-750 T

 

1981 Suzuki GS750T

Owner: Mark Crybos, USA

Purchased:

Comments:

I waited a few weeks for some comments, didn't get any... I hope Mark will tell us something of his bike some day!

(Jarmo, the webmaster)
Suzuki '81 GS-750 T

 

1981 Suzuki GS750T

Owner: Chuck Gilbert, Brooklyn NY, USA

Comments: ”Just bought this Suzuki GS750T in November 2003. Got it in running condition and am planing to restore it to mint condition. If I can get it close to looking like Mark Crybos' bike I will be very lucky.

Rides, and sounds great.

Here is the before pic. Hope to have an after pic for you in the spring of 2004.”
'82 GS 750 T

“I don't have much experience with other motorcycles but I think it looks great and handles well,” Ard says.
1982 Suzuki GS750T

Owner: Ard Bisschop, Rotterdam,
the Netherlands

Comments: ”I bought my GS750TZ from a private owner in the east of the country in March 2004. It was imported in the Netherlands in 1995. As far as I know it's all original with 28,000 miles (45,000 km) on it.

It has a couple of scratches, so I do not have to be too careful driving around and hope I can park it outside but I think it is still looking good. Although definitely not as nice as Mark's bike or what Chuck will make of his machine.”
Suzuki '82 GS-750 T
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Suzuki '82 GS-750 T.Suzuki '82 GS-750 T

 

1982 Suzuki GS750T

Owner: ???, Sweden

Modifications: Front fork and wheel with twin brake disc, saddle bags, mini speedo

Comments: I spotted this GS750T at a gas station in Strängnäs, Sweden, during the Mälaren Runt motorcycle rally. I was a bit surprised to see the bike in Sweden, I believe it was never sold outside USA and Canada.

I managed to find the owner of the bike and he told me it had been imported from America and was perhaps the only one of its kind in Sweden.

I didn't take any notes because he told me he was going to contact me later by e-mail but he never did. That's why I don't even know his name. I'm sorry about that.

I believe he told me that he had replaced the front himself to get better brakes. He liked his bike but he had desperately tried to get it running like a non-restricted GSX750. Even the speedo was rated to maximum of 90 mph (150 kph).

I must admit that I'm not absolutely sure of the model year. It had the same paint scheme as the bike above (Ard's GS750T) so I'm guessing it's the same model year.

(written by Jarmo, the webmaster)
'82 GS 750 T

”The only modification I have done is fabricate a custom back rest (not shown in the picture) and moved the signal lights back to allow the side bags to go back and make room for a passenger's leg.” James tells us.

Here's more Suzuki GS750T info.
1982 Suzuki GS750T

Owner: James Burmaster,
Cambridge, Ontario, Canada

Comments: ”I purchased this bike in 2002 with only about 19,000 km on it.  I am only the third owner.  It is in pretty good shape for its age.  Some of the rubber and plastic components are starting to decay, however.  I replaced the seat covering last winter.

This is my first bike, so I really have nothing to compare it with.  It was a little intimidating at first; it felt top heavy and touchy on the throttle.  Now I have grown comfortable with it.  I like the riding position, although I wouldn't mind the foot pegs a little farther forward.  I ride to work nearly every day over the summer, generally even in rain.  The brakes are not the best; the rear has a “woody” feel, and the switch on the front brake requires heavy braking before the light even comes on.”
'82 GS 750 T

'82 GS 750 T

Sorry the pics are in black and white but they were for a photography class, and I think they are the only ones that exist.  The bike is a black and silver.  Decent condition at the time of the pictures except for the clear coat flaking off of the tank.  The picture of me also doubled as a press pic for my band at the time which explains the guitar,” James writes.

1982 Suzuki GS750T

Owner: James Tunnell,
Birmingham, Alabama, USA

Comments: The bike is a 1982 suzuki GS750T.  I bought this great bike in early 1994.  It contracted some bizarre mechanical problems and it is stored at a friends house awaiting a total restoration.  My current bike is a 1986 Suzuki Intruder that I am installing a new engine in.

The bike has about 12,000 miles. It is mostly original save a few parts scavanged from a similar bike after an accident on the interstate.

I loved this motorcycle.  This post states that the engine is in a state of tune that makes it's top speed around 80?  In what?  Second gear?  This bike would really kick in the 6,000 rpm range and really give you the goosebumps during acceleration!  It has the same engine as the 750 Katana.  I had a Yamaha route 66 250 that would do 85!  This bike is great for a tall guy and not so great if you are shorter than say 5' 7".  I guess if you wanted to gripe about something it is the low gearing that makes for intense vibration and very numb fingers, arms and legs during long high speed rides.  I usually never rode it in this way... just around the block mostly. Very reliable though.  I really miss it!

If you ever come across one like it... buy it or be sorry later!

'83 GS 750 T

Navi attached a couple of GS750T brochure scans with his bike picture. They can be viewed on the GS750T Brochures page.
1983 Suzuki GS750T

Owner: Navi Song,
Bethesda, Md, USA

Comments: I love your site. I just had some additional info for you on this model. In 1983 the engines were painted black and this was the final year of production. Also if you notice from the pics, the paint scheme on the tank is reversed for the last year as well.

The GS750T model was not actually the "Budget Model." It was actually sold as a special model as noted in the article. The gauges are borrowed from the GS850L and the engine is identical to the GS750E. The tank and plastics to this bike are unique to this model only. No other bodywork from the other GS series motorcycles will fit without great modification.

I will send you pics in a few months of my 1983 GS750T restoration when it is completed. One other pic I enclosed shows how my bike looks currently.
'83 GS 750 T

'83 GS 750 T
1983 Suzuki GS750T

Owner: Tracy from Fairborn,
Ohio, USA

Comments: I' ve owned mine for twenty years and she has just had complete update, including fresh paint. Candy tangerine orange was my choise. I sent better pics soon but here's a peek. She's a 1983 GS750T . (nice rice)
'82 GS-750-TZ
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'82 GS 750 TZ
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Tom wants his old bike back. “I wish I would have never sold it, and if I could remember the name of the person I sold it to I would try to track them down and offer double what I sold it for (I think $1000) to get it back, slight oil leak and all! If the current owner or anyone out there has one of these for sale, I would love to find them. Feel free to publish my pictures, story and e-mail address in case I ever get that lucky.” Tom writes.

1982 Suzuki GS750T
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Owner: Tom Twitty
Columbus, Ohio, USA
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Comments: “Here's my old '82 Suzuki GS750TZ. I bought it brand new at Fun With Wheels (now closed) in my hometown of Columbus, Ohio in 1982
and had it up until 2002. I sold it at the request of my pregnant and
hormonal wife along with a 2001 Sportster 1200C when our twins were on the way (much to my chagrin).
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The bike was totally stock except for a new seat cover and aftermarket mirrors.
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The last ride on the bike was a circle tour of Lake Superior and the bike made the trip with no issues.
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I have since bought a 2008 FLHX and I will tell you, if the 750T were sitting in my garage, it would still be my bike of choice. It had about 20k miles and a lot of life left.
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As for the performance, I don't know where the 80 MPH restriction comments came from but I can assure you they are wrong. In my younger years I had this bike going well over 120 MPH (probably about 130-135) on a stretch of freeway in Southern Ohio. With the 80 MPH speedo,
the only way I know the speed was that I blew by a buddy riding a Honda
Nighthawk maxed out on his speedo at 120.
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This was a true 12 second quarter
miler and there were many 750 Yamaha Seca's, 750 Honda Interceptors and even larger cc bikes sucking exhaust from my machine.”
'82 GS-750-TZ
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Chuck from Montclair, writes: I read the other articles on your site and I couldn't agree more. The acceleration of this bike was amazing and it had a terrific top end speed. The photo that I have enclosed was taken on a 1984 road trip to Loudin New Hampshire for the Grand Prix in motorcycle weekend at Weirs Beach.

1982 Suzuki GS750T
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Owner: Chuck M.
Upper Montclair, New Jersey USA
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Comments: “I bought it in 1983 new as a left over in Westwood, NJ. I only owned this motorcycle from 1983 to the end of 1984. I sold it when it had about 15K miles on it.
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The first year I owned it I put on 13K miles. When I sold the motorcycle it was in the condition that you see in the photo. Notice it has a fork brace, Continental super twin tires, Fox radar detector, and Koni shocks in the rear.
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When I bought the bike, I purchased it because it was a good price. After I had driven it so many miles through New Hampshire/Vermont/NYstate/Pennsylvania, I always wished to have a bigger and more powerful bike. I subsequently purchased a 1984/85 Kawasaki GPZ 1100. After that a Moto Guzzi LeMans 1000 and others. I am now riding around on a 2004 BMW R1150R. I have always regreted selling the Suzuki GS750T. Like the song says 'You never know what you have till it's gone'.
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Of all my bikes this is the one I enjoyed the most. I often wish I could find a pristine version that I could buy and keep as a second bike. Like that Lionel Train you wish you never gave away and went back to buy it as an adult.”
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Updated: June 22, 2009



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