1978 Suzuki GT500

HIGH BID: $3,300

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Description

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.

Modifications:
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!

Additional Information

Location

Ladysmith, British Columbia

Year

1978

Make

Suzuki

Model

GT500

Mileage

10,326

VIN

T500108072

Title

Clean

Title State/Country

Canada

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges

No

Total Bids Placed: 13

Auction has ended.

Auction expired without reaching reserve price.

Highest bidder was: Rninc

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
Rninc April 13, 2021 10:57 am $3,300 Auto
GCZ April 13, 2021 10:57 am $3,200
Rninc April 13, 2021 12:36 am $2,600 Auto
Valerosf April 13, 2021 12:36 am $2,500
Rninc April 13, 2021 12:36 am $2,400 Auto
Valerosf April 13, 2021 12:36 am $2,300
Rninc April 12, 2021 11:25 am $2,200 Auto
GCZ April 12, 2021 11:25 am $2,100
Rninc April 12, 2021 11:24 am $1,600 Auto
GCZ April 12, 2021 11:24 am $1,500
Rninc April 8, 2021 3:44 pm $1,200
Valerosf April 8, 2021 2:53 pm $1,100
Rninc April 7, 2021 8:41 am $1,000
Auction started April 6, 2021 11:00 am
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