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Old 02-09-2007, 06:58 AM   #1
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Water Buffalo Found in NC !

Another barn-find ! I have been lucky enough to find four during the past year. It seems the WNC area is untapped for 70's vintage bikes in old barns and buildings.

I have wanted a 2-stroke road bike for several months, and SuperBowl Sunday proved fruitful. We attended a party sunday evening to see some old friends, cut a deck of cards for high card, and come away with a bike for $100 !

The bike is a 1973 Suzuki GT750. Some of you may remember them, others never knew 2-stroke road bikes were ever made. I haven't seen one, in person, for 20 years. This bike is a one owner, and been sitting since 1991. Surprising good shape for the years of being dormant. As soon as I go through the bike, I will ride it like I stole it ! Watch out for the smokescreen !





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Old 02-09-2007, 07:01 AM   #2
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Very Cool Don. Bitch'N sissy bar!
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Old 02-09-2007, 07:02 AM   #3
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a 750 two-stroke?

wow..

and that is one SWEET back rest



can you get some close ups? (not the backrest, heh...)
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Old 02-09-2007, 07:14 AM   #4
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[quote=dlrides]Another barn-find ! I have been lucky enough to find four during the past year. It seems the WNC area is untapped for 70's vintage bikes in old barns and buildings.
The secrets out
I bet you get your $100 back on flea bay for that sissy bar.
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Old 02-09-2007, 07:26 AM   #5
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I dig those Craaaaaaazy Chrome Fenders! However, that Far Out Sissy Bar takes the cake!!! So, you gonna bring this over to the Spring Rally to curb the Mosquito Problem!!!

Nice find "AGAIN", Ya Bitch!!!!!! $100,.........Sheezzzz!!!!!


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Old 02-09-2007, 07:34 AM   #6
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Nice 2 smoker Water Buffalo you got there Don! Lesa is going to be pissed when the power band kiks in and covers her 450 in a blue haze!
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Old 02-09-2007, 07:40 AM   #7
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If the Buffalo is making smoke by the spring rally, my neighbor and advrider, is going to ride it to the rally.


I think the sissy bar will be a focal point !! Bell bottoms and disco shirts forever !!!
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Old 02-09-2007, 07:45 AM   #8
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Nice 2 smoker Water Buffalo you got there Don! Lesa is going to be pissed when the power band kiks in and covers her 450 in a blue haze!
I found a 1973 Honda CB200 that Lesa is buying. She might create a flat tracker style bike with it.
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Old 02-09-2007, 07:47 AM   #9
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I love the GT750s. They were initially called the "LeMans" by Suzuki. Watch for seized cylinder studs.
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Old 02-09-2007, 07:48 AM   #10
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I found a 1973 Honda CB200 that Lesa is buying. She might create a flat tracker style bike with it.

73 CB200???? Hell, Put some Struts, Slick & Wheelie Bar on it!

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Old 02-09-2007, 09:06 AM   #11
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Damn nice find, Don! I didn't know anybody with one of those back in the day. But I rode a 72 Kaw H2 750 for a couple of years around 74-76.

I think the Suzuk/Yamahai dealer up in Titusville still has a pristine Gt 750 on display in his showroom (along with two pristine Yam YSR 50s).

Ahh, the bygone era of big 2-strokes on the streets.
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Old 02-09-2007, 11:09 AM   #12
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I have always liked the Buffalo ... there is quite a following you know. At any given time there are several being parted out on eBay.
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Old 02-09-2007, 12:15 PM   #13
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Another barn-find ! I have been lucky enough to find four during the past year. It seems the WNC area is untapped for 70's vintage bikes in old barns and buildings.
I'm hunting around Central NY for barn bikes - what's your secret/modus operandi? I've only been able to see ones that others have cast off after they found them in the barn. Any suggestions?
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Old 02-09-2007, 12:31 PM   #14
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Damn!! Nice find. I've had alot of two stroke dirtbikes, but not street. Anybody have a Yamaha RZ350 for sale?
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Old 02-09-2007, 01:46 PM   #15
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enjoy the ride

I owned one for 10 years back in the day. Mine was a '75 a GT-750M, the one you have I think is the first year for disc brakes.

Check and make sure the oil pump is adjusted correctly as during the first several thousand miles it was set pretty rich, back it off and most of the smoke goes away! I believe there are markings in the housing on the right side of the engine. I could go 800 miles or so on a quart of 2 stroke oil and the milage was in the low to mid 40mpg overall. It should make a nice and easy touring bike just understand that above 100mph things got a little loose! A fair amount of power 65bhp I think, 525 lbs, and skinny tires!
I put a pair of aftermarket shocks and heaver fork springs in and it helped alot!

You need to get the rubber cones for the ends of the mufflers too.

Keep us posted!
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