Hey, I know, I know. Suzuki is as smooth as Polish roads. Gearbox rattle every time you shift, engins makes funny noise on idle.
It’s hard to compare it to Honda or European brands. This particular GSX isn’t even smooth when You twist the throttle because it want’s to disassemble your wrists with sheer power.
One thing this Suzi is doing smooth is the way it looks.
The lines are just flawless. When I look at it, I feel I can draw the bike with a single fluid line. The bodywork I’ve designed reflects just that. I’ve extended the lines on the tank with a fairing and made the rear and tank looks like they were molded in one piece. Have a look.
Still some work ahead but I’m happy enough with what I’ve achieved.
I’ve started the long process of fitting the fiberglass CB750 fairing to enormous GSX 1200 wide body. To be honest it wasn’t the engine capacity that makes all the problems with the fairing. It’s the front end which is from GSX-R1000 and it’s just so big and with a different angles. Check out the photo and let me know if You like it.
I’ve done some kilometres on this bike and I must say it’s wonderful for a guy like me who still masters the thing called riding. It’s light on steering doesn’t wanna do wheelie and kill you on every throttle twist, but when you cross the 7-8k rpm border there’s a Mexican Tabasco sauce waiting to rip your ass.
Knowing that I’ve started to work on this project very excited.
I want to make it like we usually do in Ugly Motors… Sporty.
I’ve bought many parts to make this bike as it should went out of factory. Main changes which I like and wanted to notice are GSXR 1000 K04 complete front end with RME custom fork clamps, Spark Short muffler with catalogue no. G00SI010I, Intake changes both K&N filters and re-jetted carbs, custom front fairing which you can see on the photos are still needed to be cut and fitted.
This bike was a true challenge to build. I struggle to find the right balance and lines on the rear end of GL500 frame. It’s much easier with CX500 where You got single tube between carburettors. Here on Silverwing You got this fat straight lines of frame and Pro Link swing arm.
I hope You like the bike and photos. I’ve started to work with my friend photographer and the effects to me was stunning.
…ahead more challenges Suzuki GSX 1200 Inazuma and <hold it >…..BMW K1200RS !
Since it’s not only a motorcycle crafting page but it is filled with riding factor, I’ll share a story with you all. Last Thursday I had an accident. I’m ok, hopefully will get out of the hospital soon. Speed was low, a guy didn’t see me and I was on a main street. Whatever. We motorcyclists are the ones who carry all the psychical aspects of the crash – that is when we survive one, like I did.
It’s not easy to ride in that jungle especially when you have kids and family.
I just wanted to say ride safe to all 2wheeled folks out there!
See you on the streets
Ash wood with solid rings structure buffed by red wood paint and covered with few solid varnish coats. Brown leather with vintage stripes sowed by our friend. Still waiting for mounting the light where the old will meet the future.
Glorious detail about to complete bike overall effect.