Our 1984 Suzuki GSX 400 T is being treated to a new seat as part of the Cafe Racer restoration. Originaly made for Triumph, the
At the request of the new owner of our 2005 Suzuki Every, classic car technician Al has painted the white interior components black.
The newly painted parts give a crisp and stylish look to the interior of this stunning VW replica.
We hope that the new owner of our Suzuki Every is happy with the finish and enjoys their new camper.
The new shocks for our 1984 Suzuki GSX 400T have finally arrived!
To make them fit as they need to, a new upper mount will need to be made on the drive side. The stub to the collar on the frame will need grinding off so it can be drilled out and a new one welded in. On the other side of the bike, a spacer and dome note should be all that is needed.
With the modified fuel tank back at HQ, Craig can begin to fit his 1984 Suzuki GSX 400T back together. The seat frame had also come back and is ready to start being assembled.
Craig’s Suzuki GSX 400T has been pressure tested to check it can withstand the correct pressure with its new modifications.
The seat frame is also being modified so that the curved piece of metal seen below will make up the new smaller seat frame, leaving the majority of the bike exposed for a more rugged and raw dirt bike appeal.
Craig’s Suzuki GSX400 Custom has come back from Demand Engineering where the exhaust was being fitted. It was a tough decision between a short or long exhaust but the choice was made to go for the shorter option.
It is now ready to be reassembled and the rest of the refurbishments made!
Our Director Craig has had a bespoke exhaust made for his 1984 Suzuki GSX 400T. The custom-built exhaust is the handy work of the genius Dan Dew from Demand Engineering.
“Dan’s built the whole exhaust” Craig explains “he’s even made the can shorter upon my request.”
A shorter can on the exhaust not only better suits the café racer style Craig’s aiming for, but will also make the bike louder.
If anyone can make a bespoke exhaust and can – Dan can! We’re always super impressed with the craftsmanship from Demand Engineering. This custom-made exhaust is no exception.
The only thing left for this extraordinary build is to get the engine out and blacken the whole thing. Looking forward to hearing that exhaust roar!
We’ve ordered up a custom rear light strip from New Rage Customs. This will compliment our new ‘Bobber’ style seat and overall minimalistic look.
Paul has completely stripped the Suzuki, in preparation for sandblasting and then later, painting.
The next steps will be to refurbish the forks and the fuel tank.
Then once the frame is painted, we can prepare the entire bike for assembly with new parts.
Our 1984 Suzuki GSX 400 T is being treated to a new seat as part of the Cafe Racer restoration. Originaly made for Triumph, the badge will be replaced when it’s fitted to our Suzuki.
Lots more for Paul to get his teeth stuck into on this exciting project in the new year.
Here at Bridge Classic Cars, we’ve just acquired this 1984 Suzuki GSX 400T motorcycle. This air cooled 400c Suzuki is in dire need some attention. As part of this vehicles restoration, we will be modifying the vehicle in cafe racer style. The current plan is to paint the bodywork cream with a tan leather cafe racer seat. The handlebars will also be lowered to create a sleeker profile to this motorcycle. We can’t wait to see where this project will lead but we’re proud to bring this tired Suzuki back to life.