Suzuki GSX 1100 EF 1
It was always going to be a big project as a lot of the parts were shot and unobtainable.
Suzuki GSX 1100 EF 2
The big old motor on this suzuki was leaking oil from the top end, low on compression and cosmetically rough.
Suzuki GSX 1100 EF 3
After 30 years everything is in need of refurbishment if you're looking for that museum finish.
Suzuki GSX 1100 EF 4
Ready for sand blasting and powder coating. This is a lot more cost effective way to get a finish rather than painting
Suzuki GSX 1100 EF 5
The fun part of putting all the shiny bits back together
Suzuki GSX 1100 EF 6
The genuine headlamp assembly came from the UK. Forks were rebuilt with new seals, oil and progressive springs for a better ride
Suzuki GSX 1100 EF 7
New clocks face and rebuilt master cylinder.
Suzuki GSX 1100 EF 8
I like using stainless steel nuts and bolts on my own jobs but using the original bolts adds to the authenticity
Suzuki GSX 1100 EF 9
The rear shock was shot, and a replacement was found but ridiculously expensive. As the preload and damping are on large knobs on the side of the bike I wanted to retain the original shock absorber. I had it cut in two and a new piston housing machined by a shockie specialist, then re-sealed, oiled and gased. Problem solved at a fraction of a new shock price
Suzuki GSX 1100 EF 10
Oil cooler refurbished
Suzuki GSX 1100 EF 11
All brake components stripped, re-painted and re-built. Alloy cleaned and polished
Suzuki GSX 1100 EF 12
Wheel centres and discs repainted. New wheel bearings all round
Suzuki GSX 1100 EF 13
New paint on crankcases, wiseco pistons and rings with a rebore. Valves all re-cut. New gaskets and seals. Powder coated engine casings. Polished stainless steel bolts
Suzuki GSX 1100 EF 14
Back in the frame it looks great and goes hard as ever
Suzuki GSX 1100 EF 15
The finished result with a period 4-1 Vance & Hines megacone exhaust
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Suzuki GSX 1100 EF 17
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