A surprise entry at 22th Annual Heart of America Motorcycle Enthusiasts (HoAME) Vintage Motorcycle Rally/Show was this rare 1983 Suzuki RGB500 grand prix race bike, one of only a handful Suzuki made each year. Originally introduced in 1974, these bikes won the world championship seven years in a row from 1976-1982. The street going version of the Suzuki Gamma 500 is rare enough, with only about 10,000 of those made between 1985 and 1987, but this pure racebike is a legitimate unicorn.
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Clymer Manuals got an up-close look at this sweet 1975 Suzuki T500 Cobra/Titan cafe racer at the 2013 Heart of America Motorcycle Enthusiasts Vintage Motorcycle Show in Kansas City, MO.
While everyone remembers the Suzuki and Kawasaki two-stroke triples, and the Yamaha twins, the 500cc two-stroke twin in the Suzuki was certainly worth a closer look. Simpler, and lighter than the triples of similar displacement, the Suzuki T500 was not a bad handler, and easier to work on. Compared to the Yamaha RD350/400 of the same era, the T500 was only slightly more powerful, but easier to ride and more reliable. Though considered by many back in the day to be more of a touring bike, this example is stripped down for minimal weight and maximum sport. Perhaps the biggest improvement was swapping out the failure prone dual leading shoe front brake for a stronger Suzuki GT750 four leading shoe unit.… Read the rest
What’s in your toolbox? Clymer Manuals Suzuki GSX-R600 service manual covers this fun sport bike for all years from 1997-2000. Clymer Manuals are written specifically for the do-it-yourself enthusiast, not the expert mechanic. But many experts still swear by them! Thanks to the original spark of passion from early motorcycle enthusiast Floyd Clymer, our founder, we love and understand motorcycles and motorcyclists. Unlike OEM “factory” manuals, which are designed for the professional motorcycle mechanic, Clymer shop manuals are designed specifically to be understandable for the first time user. The most important tool in your tool box may be your Clymer manual, so get one today.… Read the rest
What’s in your toolbox? Clymer Manuals Suzuki LT-F500F QuadRunner manual covers all 1998-2002 examples of this do-it-all, go-anywhere, ATV. The Clymer manual for this quad is written specifically for home users and enthusiasts, with clear pictures and explanations in plain English, and it is available on your tablet or smartphone too! Unlike OEM factory service manuals, which are designed for the professional, Clymer Manuals are written with the do-it-yourself mechanic in mind, not the expert. Be that as it may, many experts still swear by them! The most important tool in your tool box may be your Clymer manual, so get one today.
The Suzuki QuadRunner is equally at home riding fences at the ranch, getting you to and from your deer blind, hauling firewood through the snow, or just play riding.… Read the rest
What’s in your toolbox? The Clymer Manual for the 1995-2000 Suzuki Bandit 600 is written specifically for the do-it-yourself enthusiast, not the expert mechanic, but many experts still swear by them! Thanks to the spark of passion from early motorcycle enthusiast Floyd Clymer, our founder, we love and understand motorcycles and motorcyclists. With a Clymer manual for your Suzuki Bandit, you can rest easy knowing how to safely repair this classic, torquey naked standard if something goes wrong.
This maintenance and repair manual covers all the common service needs of the Suzuki GSF600 and GSF600S Bandit, and even jobs you may never need to do, like complete engine overhauls.… Read the rest
What’s in your toolbox? Clymer Manuals are written specifically for the do-it-yourself enthusiast, not the expert mechanic. But many experts still swear by them! Thanks to the spark of passion from early motorcycle enthusiast Floyd Clymer, our founder, we understand motorcycles and motorcyclists. Learn to take proper care of your 1996-2000 Suzuki RM125 motorcross bike with our Suzuki RM125 Manual, and you will be faster and more consistent at the track. This book details not only routine maintenance and service, but full engine and suspension overhauls as well. Unlike OEM factory service manuals, which are written for the professional motorcycle mechanic and full of professional jargon, Clymer shop manuals detail every step of the job with understandable descriptions and plenty of pictures. These books are designed specifically for the first time mechanic who wants to keep their dirt bike running right.… Read the rest
Clymer Manuals got a close-up look at Gary Berger’s 1972 Suzuki RV90J on display at the 2013 HoAME Vintage Motorcycle Rally. This vintage Japanese play bike won the Constellation Award sponsored by Motorcycle Closeouts. While we don’t have a manual that covers this Suzuki specifically, most of the information you need is in the TS/TC90 section of our Vintage Collection Volume 2, which covers all of them from 1970-72, and the later 100cc versions.The Fun and Functional RV90
Using the same motor as the Suzuki TS90 Honcho and TC90 Blazer, the RV90 Rover was made to be simpler and more fun.… Read the rest