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1972 Suzuki GT750 Water Buffalo – 2013 HoAME Show Best Suzuki Winner

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Though not uncommon back in the day, the Suzuki GT750 water-cooled, two-stroke triple is much less common now than the Honda CB750 or Kawasaki KZ900 it competed with. This perfectly restored 1972 example was named Best Suzuki at the 2013 HoAME Vintage Motorcycle Rally by Donnell’s Motorcycles.

When Suzuki launched their ultimate two-stroke motorcycle in 1971, the Honda CB750 had already been selling like hotcakes for two years. Built on the strong two-stroke foundation of the T500 Titan and other quick and light Suzukis, the “Water Buffalo” (as it was nicknamed) added another cylinder and liquid cooling. The Suzuki LeMans (as it was officially called in America) made as much power as anything available at the time, and at a very accessible 6500 rpm, but was just as heavy as the big Honda four cylinder four-stroke.… Read the rest

1983 Suzuki RGB500 Gamma Grand Prix Racer – 2013 HoAME Show 2nd Best Race Bike

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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.

Clymer Girl and the crew didn’t have to go far to attend the HoAME show and rally, as it was just up the road at the Kansas City Airline History Museum in the Downtown Airport.… Read the rest

1975 Suzuki T500 Cobra/Titan Cafe Racer – 2013 HoAME Show

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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.

Clymer Girl and the crew didn’t have to go far to attend the HoAME show and rally, as it was just up the road at the Kansas City Airline History Museum in the Downtown Airport. The show was packed with classic vintage and antique motorcycles representing the best of British, German, Japanese, Italian, and American manufacturers. Some of the brands on display were Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, BMW, Harley-Davidson, Triumph, BSA, Norton, Indian, Cushman, Vespa, Laverda, Lambretta, Ducati, Matchless, Zundapp, Moto Guzzi, and more.… Read the rest

1997-2000 Suzuki GSX-R600 Motorcycle Service Manual Video Preview

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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

1998-2002 Suzuki LT-F500F QuadRunner ATV Service Manual Preview

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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

1995-2000 Suzuki Bandit 600 Service Manual

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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

1996-2000 Suzuki RM125 Motorcycle Manual

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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

Gary Berger’s 1972 Suzuki RV90 Mini Bike – 2013 HoAME Motorcycle Show

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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.

Using the same motor as the Suzuki TS90 Honcho and TC90 Blazer, the RV90 Rover was made to be simpler and more fun. The low center of gravity and giant balloon tires made this more of a minibike, and perfect for younger riders or riding on sand. The RV prefix had nothing to do with recreational vehicles, but plenty of these ended up strapped to the bumpers of motorhomes for use in camp because after all, it was fully street legal for errand running duty!… Read the rest