gr650

#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.

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Remember Matt’s CX500 from last week?

Well this bike belongs to Grant, Matt’s mate.

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.

Work done
  • chopped, fab frame loop, fab seat pan
  • shaped and upholstered seat
  • relocated wiring
  • z50 headlight/speedo
  • battery box, pod filters, rejet and tune carbs
  • Supertrapp mufflers
  • tracker bars
  • vintage tyres
  • 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. Follow Grant on Instagram "wenbanger” You’ll see Matt’s future bikes here so stay tuned.

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