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1981 Suzuki GS550 MX Katana



1981 Suzuki GS550 MX Katana

The vendor has supplied the following information.

There are very few of these Suzuki GS550 MX Katana's around anymore and so are becoming rarer and more sought after. This bike is 1981 W reg and I have owned it since 1982 when I bought it from the original owner, therefore there have only been two owners.

Complete with V5 as well as a Haynes Manual and a digital copy of the Suzuki Workshop Manual.

I have recently completed a full overhaul and restoration of the bike, this was a complete strip down and rebuild, apart from the engine which was in good condition having only covered 16,660 miles.

The restoration included the following...

• Frame and metal parts blasted and powder coated
• Forks ground and re-chromed and new bushes fitted
• Carbs stripped ultrasonic cleaning and rebuild including new jets
• New sprockets and chain
• New coils and HT leads
• New tyres
• Brakes overhauled and new pads fitted
• New rear suspension units
• New battery

There have also been numerous small parts replaced such as nuts and bolts, fuel lines etc. As far as possible I have used genuine Suzuki parts and where not possible such as the rear suspension I have used parts which are as close as possible to the originals. The bike is probably around 95% original with the main non-standard parts being the exhaust and rear suspension.

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  • Lot Number: 85
  • Year: 1981
  • Make: Suzuki
  • Model: GS550 MX Katana
  • Registration: VAG 685W
  • Engine Size: 549
  • MOT Expiry Date: 01-05-2020
  • Estimate: £1500>>>