Introduced in 1977, Suzuki’s GS550 was one of their earliest 4-stroke bikes. The 549cc engine put out 49 horsepower and the whole package weighed 431 pounds wet, good for a top speed of 111 miles per hour and a quarter-mile time under 14 seconds. It was smooth, fast, and a great all-around machine. Cycle World called it “a machine with any number of solid virtues, but they’re subtle virtues, the kind that take some familiarity to appreciate.” But you might need to throw all of that out of the window with this bike, as it’s been heavily customized by Ezikiel Dacanay into a hybrid between a board tracker and a bobber.
This example is VIN: GS550101046, Engine #: GS550-102190.
Suicide/jockey shift with integrated starter button and neutral light. It also has a kickstarter.
AMF fuel tank.
The frame was powdercoated Tiffany Blue.
Shaved forks with brass caps and Joker Machine fork boot collars. Billet triple tree and Joker Machine clip-on adapter.
The sale includes straight clip-on handlebars as well.
We sold this on our auction site to the current owner last fall – he’s had it on display and is ready to move it on to the next caretaker.
We note that the bike fires up and runs but does not idle – it will likely need a carb cleaning.
The right side footpeg interferes with the brake lever.
Inside of the tank:
Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California, this custom GS (VIN: GS550101046) is offered on a salvaged California title with non-op registration.
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Santa Monica, California
True Mileage Unknown
Salvage / Rebuild
Continental US: Haul Bikes will ship anything sold through Iconic for $750 (this went up on 5/12 due to increases in gas costs) in the Continental US, and Iconic will handle the paperwork on your behalf. You do not need to crate your bike or drain the gas/disconnect the battery if you go with Haul Bikes. We are glad to work with the shipper of your choice as well, but you will have to arrange it.
spares/extras will have to be shipped separately via FedEx or similar.
the fee includes $15,000 of insurance with a $500 deductible. Additional insurance can be purchased at a cost of $50 per additional $5,000 of value.