#perthcaferacers had a #photoshoot on Wednesday night and this is one of the pics of Dan’s #custom #suzuki #GR650. I’d tag Daniel but I don’t follow him because he has 4 pics on instagram and I think they are of his #feet, his #cat, his #dinner and his #kid. #photography by #RSKphotographyperth, check them out on Facebook and the interweb.
It’s a customised Suzuki GR650 (known as a “Tempter” in the USA). A good bike with somewhat dodgy electrics.
If you want to know what the standard bike looks like cover your eyes and click here. As you can see (because I know you peeked) it’s not pretty. You would think that it would be fairly easy to customise it into something that would at least look better than a stock bike right?
Unbelievably, most of the customised GR’s on that google page look even worse…with a few exceptions, namely the Ellaspede EB011. They did a good job but I think I prefer Grant’s version, don’t you?
Anyway, here is a word or two from Grant…
I’ve owned a few different dirt & sports bikes but I wanted a bike with character.Looked around for a few months for something to customise. Wanted to build a parallel twin but didn’t want to build a “run of the mill’ so a GR fitted the bill. It was a relatively cheap build as I did all the work myself.
chopped, fab frame loop, fab seat pan
shaped and upholstered seat
battery box, pod filters, rejet and tune carbs
Blacked out wheels, guards and headlight
This was my first custom build, finished Jan 2012, been riding ever since. Took me about 4 months or so of spare time, have since just finished resurrecting and customising a cx500 & currently building an xs1100.
Grant has a mechanical and fabricating background. Coupled with his obvious talent for building a good looking bike and it’s no surprise he’d be happy to build you a bike. If you’re on the east coast of Australia and would like to speak to Grant, drop me a line and I’ll put you in touch.
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You’ll see Matt’s future bikes here so stay tuned.