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PHIL

After looking at your website I found a young 17 year old photo of me on my X7!!

It was very quick, it had micron exhausts, competition racing baffles, hi tech reeds, S & B air filters. No head gasket. Up-jetted and skirt removed from the pistons.

Here's a nice touch as well - If you get some copper gas or water piping, Cut a two inch piece off it and it slides over the indicator stems perfectly. They polish up a treat.

Hope you like the photo of the bike. I'm even uglier now!!!"

                                                                      


 

 

GUY

"I bought some parts from you a while back Ė now the project is just about finished. Bought it as a wreck 3 years ago, total nut and bolt strip down. Re bore (17k miles). Powder coated frame s/arm. New fork stanchions and shocks.  Master cylinder rebuilt. Seat re-covered Paint just back from Faircharm restorations near Leicester. Started about 5th kick on pre-mix.  Just need to prime oil pump and put chain on in time for spring."

 


 

TREVOR

I enjoyed looking at the website, I had a blue 78 X7 when I was 17 and saw this recently while looking for something completely different.  It's a 1982 model and all original apart from the headlight lens as far as I can tell.  I have acquired a pair of all speeds and fitted them which make it sound superb.

I intend to have the frame shot blasted and powder coated during the winter.

Glad to see the old bikes still have a following.

 

 

Update on  Trevor's X7

 

"Sent you a photo of my X7 as I bought it which you have posted on your website.

Please find attached some photos of it in its current state following a complete rebuild, the frame has been shot blasted and powder coated, the engine has had a top end rebuild and various other new parts added. I changed the original indicators for some earlier style pattern ones as I preferred them. Just waiting for some decent weather now to run it in.

P.S. "Sorry about the skip but it is the only photo I have currently!"

 


 

 

Wayne Rogers

 

I have just (April 2008) bought an X5 to re-live my youth!!!

When I was 17 (1983) mine was a blue X5 Reg no. LEA354V - where is

it now?!

Anyway, my new purchase  is taxed and mot'd so it will be a rolling restoration

throughout the summer,

then I will strip it down come winter and hopefully it will be as good as

new for it's 30th birthday!

 

 


 

 

Roger Lee - 'Roadie 70'

 

My user name is ROADIE 70 and my location is Barry, South Wales

 

I joined the Suzuki GT forum in August 2009 and often get asked to post pictures of my machine......

 

I purchased this X7 on E bay 4 months ago from Worcestershire but the registration number was a Moray, Scotland issue.

 

I have sorted out some fuel leaks and fitted some carburettor kits, new casing screws and chain and

touched in some parts of the frame with Hammerite satin black. Before acquiring it I think a NOS tank

and new header pipes were fitted.

 

My next job is to fit a new gearbox sprocket as the existing one has some play.

 

I have covered over 700 miles on it and when purchased it had less than 7000 genuine miles

on the clock. Some MOT`s and a sorn proved this. It has spent most of it's life in Scotland 

and goes very well and is a good starter.

 

 

The picture above is from Calne as shown in the September 09 issue of Classic Motorcycle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

George from Athens, Greece - February 2010

 

I bought this bike in July 2008 from Germany. When I rode it for the first time I thought I would cry with joy and emotion.  I had the same bike when I was 20 years old (now Iím 45!!) and now I re live my youth as it seems a lot of us are doing..........

It was in very good condition but many of the engine parts werenít original and in very poor quality.  I have repaired almost all the mechanical parts and it now works perfectly.

My next plan is to repaint the frame and the front forks and then finally get a second set done in white!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

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