1983 Suzuki GR650 Tempter

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This was my very first street motorcycle. I trade a Buick Regal for this bike and I think it was a decent trade. I also got $900 out of the deal, so that wasn't bad. This was back in 1990.

This bike was in very good shape when I got it. It handled the road fine, but it wasn't very fast. I tried to ride fast on this bike, but it simply didn't have what I was looking for. I did drive it around a lot though. At the time, I only had a motorcycle permit, so I stayed local. It wasn't until years later that I got my full license.

I eventually sold this motorcycle to my cousin, who rode it for some time. I broke a chain link one day and I didn't want to deal with fixing it. Since I wasn't in love with the bike, I just got rid of it. It's fun to think back on though.

And check this out. There's even a video of this motorcycle running on Youtube. Ahh, the memories.

 

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This is (was) an awesome bike. A friend of mine had one when we were kids and he had a lot of fun riding it. My father owned a 1971 Suzuki GT550 that, believe it or not, was 2-stroke. Street legal 2-stroke. I only heard it run once or twice. I was so young that I don't even remember what it sounded like. It was either the GT550 or the Suzuki T500 Titan. I can't remember the exact look, but I know it was sort of like an aqua blue color.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suzuki_GT550
https://www.motorcycleclassics.com/classic-japanese-motorcycles/suzuki-t500-titan
He also owned a 1973 Honda CB350. I know this because I rode that one around a lot. What a fun bike. It was pretty fast, but when I got going around 100mph, the steering began to shake violently, so I never rode that fast again.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda_CB350
 
1983 Suzuki GR650 Tempter was posted on 08-18-2019 by CampFireJack in the Discussion forum.
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