What makes a Zuki GS750 a TZ?

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  1. thisflatearth

    thisflatearth 2 wheel has been

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    There is a 1982 Suzuki GS750TZ for sale cheap in the paper. No pics. I am looking for a dead iron simple UJM and I know I have heard the TZ moniker in passing but dont know the difference from an "L" etc...

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  2. chiefrider

    chiefrider Chrome won't get you home

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    Sounds like a know-nothing seller. Like the guy with a Panhead Sportster or totally stock and original BSA chopper. Best go look at the bike. Assume going in the bike has had no maintenence.

    The only TZ's I know of were the Yamaha road racers.
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  3. solo suzuki

    solo suzuki oldskool fool

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    like adk said T as opposed to the E model etc.
    and Z because it's '82

    i own an GS1100EZ and GS1100SZ :1drink
    just sayin'...
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  4. jays100

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    There was a "GZ" suzuki but not a TZ.

    The GZ is a custom styled, nicely painted, japanese custom,,,from the 70's.

    The TZ's are (still) a famously successful production road-racer moniker from 100 to 750 cc's, all 2-strokes, and from Yamaha.

    Hope this helps.
    J
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  5. jays100

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    I'll bow to the superior suzuki knowledge of the model/year alpha numeric designations.

    Still, I'd take a TZ over a GS every day of the week, even if I rode it only one day of that week and wrenched on it the rest.

    That one ride, is thrilling enough to last the whole week. I'm still smiling.

    J
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  6. solo suzuki

    solo suzuki oldskool fool

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    GS450TZ
    [​IMG]
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  7. chiefrider

    chiefrider Chrome won't get you home

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    GS450T--where's the "Z":dunno
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  8. mudgepondexpress

    mudgepondexpress Long timer

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    Like it was said earlier, the last letter was the year designator...Z for 1982. F is 1985, G is 1986....

    So GS450TZ (you don't see the T on the sideplates).

    Kenny
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  9. GSXR7ED

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    Did you ever find out what Model bike you had? Either "D" or "Z"?


    Ed
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  10. HapHazard

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    The "E" was the sporty bike (dual front disc brake).

    [​IMG]

    The "L" was the "Low Slinger" cruiser (leading axle fork, stepped seat, high bars).

    [​IMG]

    The "T" was the "Triumph-style" standard (single front disc brake).

    [​IMG]

    I had an "750E", a friend had a "750T", they were both reliable, good handling bikes.
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  11. GSXR7ED

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    Thanks for the info!

    I read about the "E" and the "T" being similar with the "T" being more styled with the Triumph. Here's what someone at PartShark.com told me:

    D is for the bike with the 9th digit in the VIN number stamped on the frame steering neck with the letter “D”

    Z is for the bike with the 9th digit in the VIN number stamped on the frame steering neck with the letter “C”


    It's in the 10th position but I don't know.

    Just bought an '82 GS750TZ and looking forward to getting my bike on the road...it's in the shop right now.

    Thanks again for the knowledge and the pictures. Great looking bikes!


    Ed
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