No Reserve – 1977 Suzuki GS550 Custom (Schuetze Collection)

SOLD FOR: $3,150

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on April 4, 2024

Winner: d********t

Winning Bid: $2,900
Buyer Fee: $250
Total: $3,150

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Description

Please note: This is part of the Damon Schuetze collection.

Typically we ask sellers to include a starting video or allow us to include one when we list a motorbike to ensure the motor is good but the seller had all these bikes professionally prepped for storage and wants to keep them that way. He had the bikes inside his home so they are dry on fuel and ready to add into a collection or get running again (Iconic is happy to help with that). Iconic sold him the GSX-R750RK, the ZX-7RR and the 1986 Suzuki RB50 GAG so we have prior running videos of those in our archives but the rest came from other sources. Adam knows many of these bikes from seeing them in the past as he nearly bought the RC45 from Bob Weaver, remembers the OW01 at a live auction, and a couple of the others. They are from credible sources even before the seller acquired them and again, we’d love to get them prepped to ride again for the buyer if he/she elects to do so.

Additional photos of this Suzuki GS550 custom are available here for your perusal.

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 machine was featured at the 2017 OG Moto Show as well as the 2019 Quail Motorcycle Gathering, and it got mentions in a Motorcyclist story about the former and a Motorcycle Cruiser story about the latter. It’s often the center of attention, and now it can be yours!

This example is VIN: GS550101046, Engine #: GS550102190.

True mileage is unknown.

Maintenance:
In preparation for the listing, the seller had us perform a safety inspection. Our service department notes the following in their condition report:

Gas Tank Condition: Ok
Tire Years – Front: 2915; Rear: 1116
Tire % – Front: 80%, Hard; Rear: 80%, Hard
Tire Pressure – Front: 32PSI; Rear: 32PSI
Brake – Front: NA; Rear: Drum
Engine Oil – Little High; Quality: Ok, dark
Low Beam: Ok
High Beam: NA
Parking Light: Ok
Turn Signals: NA
Tail Light: Ok
Brake Light: Ok
Plate Light: NA
Killswitch: NA
Horn: NA
Fork: No Leaks
Shock/s: No Leaks
Final Drive: Ok
Battery: 0V
Notes:
Shorai Lithium Battery #LFX09A2-BS12
Test Ride: None taken, cranks but didn’t run on bench

REPAIRS RECOMMENDED
– Carb Service – Leaks fuel and does not start
– Plugs
– Battery

Modifications:
Suicide/jockey shift with integrated starter button and neutral light. It also has a kickstarter.

Custom four-into-one open exhaust, pipe wrap.

AMF fuel tank.

Powder-coated Tiffany Blue frame.

Shaved forks with brass caps and Joker Machine fork boot collars.

Billet triple tree and Joker Machine clip-on adapter.

Joker Machine foot mid pegs, Joker Machine rear brake strap, Joker Machine rear brake rod assembly.

21″ rims.

Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Avon Speedmaster Mk II tires with date codes of 2915 and 1116.

Cosmetic Blemishes: please see the album up top for all known cosmetic blemishes. Here is a selection:




Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California, this Suzuki is offered on a salvaged California title with non-op registration. Have any GS stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

Additional Information

Location

Santa Monica, California

Year

1977

Make

Suzuki

Model

GS550

Mileage

True Mileage Unknown

Title

Salvage / Rebuild

Title State/Country

California

VIN

GS550101046

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges

No

VIN Report

N/A

Total Bids Placed: 22

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: d********t

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
d********t April 4, 2024 9:08 am PDT $2,900 Auto
b************9 April 4, 2024 9:08 am PDT $2,800
d********t April 4, 2024 1:26 am PDT $2,700
b************9 April 4, 2024 1:26 am PDT $2,600 Auto
d********t April 4, 2024 1:26 am PDT $2,500
b************9 April 4, 2024 1:24 am PDT $1,600 Auto
d********t April 4, 2024 1:24 am PDT $1,500
b************9 April 4, 2024 1:23 am PDT $1,300 Auto
d********t April 4, 2024 1:23 am PDT $1,200
b************9 April 3, 2024 11:54 pm PDT $1,100
g******i April 3, 2024 11:10 pm PDT $1,000
b*******l April 3, 2024 11:10 pm PDT $901 Auto
b*******l April 3, 2024 2:56 pm PDT $900
r*********1 April 3, 2024 2:02 pm PDT $800 Auto
b************8 April 3, 2024 2:02 pm PDT $701
r*********1 April 3, 2024 2:01 pm PDT $601 Auto
b************8 April 3, 2024 2:01 pm PDT $501
r*********1 April 2, 2024 11:51 am PDT $401 Auto
h****y April 2, 2024 11:51 am PDT $301
r*********1 April 2, 2024 11:51 am PDT $201 Auto
h****y April 2, 2024 11:51 am PDT $101
r*********1 April 2, 2024 6:32 am PDT $1 Reserve
Auction started March 28, 2024 9:30 am PDT
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