1978 Suzuki GT500

HIGH BID: $3,300

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Additional photos of this 1978 Suzuki GT500 are available here for your perusal.

In 1975, Suzuki replaced the long-running T500 with the GT500 – updates included a larger gas tank (4.5 gallons), electronic ignition, and a front disk brake. It kept the ethos of a reliable and efficient mid-sized standard, winning many fans in the process.

The seller of this example (VIN: T500108072) acquired it two years ago from a local collector who had it sitting for many years.

The odometer shows 16,619 kilometers (10,326 miles).

This was a frame up build but the engine was low miles and good. An earlier model T500 tank was fitted that suited the desired look better, but the original GT500 tank is included with the sale.

Since acquiring it, the seller has covered less than 200 miles. The odometer shows 16,619 kilometers (10,326 miles).

This was intended to be my hooligan machine and I did not plan to sell it. However, last week a 1977 Laverda Jota came up for sale locally which has prompted me to sell this and another bike to finance the purchase.

J&R expansion chambers, aftermarket rearsets.

K&N filters.

4-piston front caliper, braided brake line, modern master cylinder.

Custom paint, seat, drag bars, Super Bike grips.

Cosmetically, the seller notes mismatched levers and some wear on the switches.

Recent maintenance includes new tires, tubes, wheel bearings, seals, rear sets, rear brake shoes, shocks, tail light, and signals. He adds that the carbs were professionally rebuilt and balanced. Mechanically, the seller notes that the “stock jets have been maintained and work fine, though performance could probably be improved with one or two size larger jets.

Currently located in Ladysmith, British Columbia, this Suzuki is offered on a clean British Columbia title. The seller sums up his bike by calling it a “custom café 2 stroke with lots of mojo.” Have any GT500 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the comments!

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Ladysmith, British Columbia













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Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

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Total Bids Placed: 13

Auction has ended.

Auction expired without reaching reserve price.

Highest bidder was: r***c

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
r***c April 13, 2021 10:57 am PDT $3,300 Auto
g*z April 13, 2021 10:57 am PDT $3,200
r***c April 13, 2021 12:36 am PDT $2,600 Auto
v******f April 13, 2021 12:36 am PDT $2,500
r***c April 13, 2021 12:36 am PDT $2,400 Auto
v******f April 13, 2021 12:36 am PDT $2,300
r***c April 12, 2021 11:25 am PDT $2,200 Auto
g*z April 12, 2021 11:25 am PDT $2,100
r***c April 12, 2021 11:24 am PDT $1,600 Auto
g*z April 12, 2021 11:24 am PDT $1,500
r***c April 8, 2021 3:44 pm PDT $1,200
v******f April 8, 2021 2:53 pm PDT $1,100
r***c April 7, 2021 8:41 am PDT $1,000
Auction started April 6, 2021 11:00 am PDT
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