Wildgoose Chase Moto Guzzi

General Category => General Discussion => Topic started by: Brand X on November 29, 2021, 05:29:26 AM

Title: Suzuki
Post by: Brand X on November 29, 2021, 05:29:26 AM
I did not think you could do anything with this bike.. I like it because of how simple it is.

https://bend.craigslist.org/mcy/d/bend-2009-suzuki-ryca-cafe-racer/7406557669.html
Title: Re: Suzuki
Post by: SIR REAL ED on November 29, 2021, 05:55:11 AM
I did not think you could do anything with this bike.. I like it because of how simple it is.

https://bend.craigslist.org/mcy/d/bend-2009-suzuki-ryca-cafe-racer/7406557669.html

The Ryca cafe bikes are one of the most impressive Ugly Duckling to Beautiful Swan transformations I have seen in the motorcycle world.

Nice motors!  Great bikes to begin and/or end your riding career on.  Even with a goofy gear spacing of 5th gear only being 5% higher than 4th, 65mph is comfortable. 

After resetting the carb and replacing the stock muffler with a Harley Dyna muffler, the bike revs about 1000 rpm higher than stock (stock is straining to hit 4500-5000? rpm), and due to the big flywheel the bike will lug down to about 500 rpm.

The ultimate tinkerer's guide:  http://suzukisavage.com/cgi-bin/YaBB.pl?num=1199986392

Title: Re: Suzuki
Post by: Stretch on November 29, 2021, 05:56:51 AM
I thought about one of those.

S40 donor bikes are relatively common and cheap, and the kit wasn't
too expensive if I remember correctly.

But I'm just too tall and my legs are too long for one of 'em!

But they're cool.... :cool:

                                                 -Stretch
Title: Re: Suzuki
Post by: SIR REAL ED on November 29, 2021, 06:17:38 AM
I did not think you could do anything with this bike.. I like it because of how simple it is.

https://bend.craigslist.org/mcy/d/bend-2009-suzuki-ryca-cafe-racer/7406557669.html

Looking over the photos, the bike looks even better now that the owner removed the faux "Panhead" chrome cover.

Replacing the belt drive with a chain cleans up the look even more.  I'd probably stick with the belt and paint the pulley black to try to hide it.
Title: Re: Suzuki
Post by: 9fingers on November 29, 2021, 06:49:56 AM
Very cool!
Scott
Title: Re: Suzuki
Post by: wymple on November 29, 2021, 11:46:50 PM
The S40 was OK to begin with.