Donate!
Welcome, Guest. Please Login or Register :: View Members
Pages: 1
Send Topic Print
GS450 Shafty - GS550 (Read 88 times)
Charming Snake
YaBB Newbies
*
Offline

SuzukiSavage.com
Rocks!

Posts: 12

GS450 Shafty - GS550
01/12/21 at 16:54:28
 
Hey all, was wondering if anyone knows if a GS450 shaft driven would fit in a GS550 frame.
Looking to maybe get a hard tail kit made for GS550 from Lowbrow Customs.
Also was kinda thinking about maybe finding a cheap GS450 frame and seeing if I could chop it with out the kit for practice.
Anyone done this before?

Below is a link to the hard tail kit

https://www.lowbrowcustoms.com/products/voodoo-vintage-fabrication-suzuki-gs5...

Back to top
 
 
  IP Logged
Gary_in_NJ
Serious Thumper
*****
Offline

LS650 Cafe Racer

Posts: 2201
Amongst the Twisty Roads
Re: GS450 Shafty - GS550
Reply #1 - 01/12/21 at 19:30:25
 
You do realize that this is a forum dedicated to the S40/LS650. It would seem as though your current bike is a GS.
Back to top
 
 

A life-time student of motorcycling. LS650 Cafe, TS-Z400, FZ6
My LS650=> http://suzukisavage.com/yabb2.2/Attachments/Left.JPG
  IP Logged
Charming Snake
YaBB Newbies
*
Offline

SuzukiSavage.com
Rocks!

Posts: 12

Re: GS450 Shafty - GS550
Reply #2 - 01/12/21 at 20:46:42
 
oops
my bad Shocked
Back to top
 
 
  IP Logged
Oldfeller--FSO
Serious Thumper
ModSquad
*****
Offline

Hobby is now
"concentrated
neuropany"

Posts: 12096
Fayetteville, NC
Gender: male
Re: GS450 Shafty - GS550
Reply #3 - 01/14/21 at 13:55:56
 

Betcha somebody here knows a part of the answer, though.

Involves cutting off mounting tabs and welding on new ones ........
Back to top
 
 

Former Savage Owner
  IP Logged
MMRanch
Serious Thumper
*****
Offline

Evil flourishes if
Good Men do Nothing.

Posts: 4638
LYNCHBURG TN
Gender: male
Re: GS450 Shafty - GS550
Reply #4 - 01/15/21 at 21:11:46
 
Wait a minute guys ...

The GS450 wasn't a shaft drive was it ???

Huh

https://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/model/suzu/suzuki_gs450a%2081.htm

Dang !  it was !!  In only one version

That weld on hard tail is made for the chain-drive version ... and ... you'll have to change the lines of the bike to match the angle on the hard tail or you'll end-up with a "funky looking mess"  .  

Whats wrong with leaving it in a 450 frame ?  Huh Huh

You do realize your contemplating digging a money pit ?

Back to top
 
 

I see and feel the Holy Spirit in the world , as does anybody who has eyes to see. How far Man's corruption reaches into Organized Religion , that we may never know
05 Black Floorboards Bags,Tru
WWW MMRanch MMRanch   IP Logged
Charming Snake
YaBB Newbies
*
Offline

SuzukiSavage.com
Rocks!

Posts: 12

Re: GS450 Shafty - GS550
Reply #5 - 01/16/21 at 08:06:55
 
haha... thanks for the info guys... yes, i do understand the task im gonna take on.
Back to top
 
 
  IP Logged
MMRanch
Serious Thumper
*****
Offline

Evil flourishes if
Good Men do Nothing.

Posts: 4638
LYNCHBURG TN
Gender: male
Re: GS450 Shafty - GS550
Reply #6 - 01/16/21 at 20:49:22
 
Hay C Snake , let us see pictures as you go along .    You know , most of us have more than one bike ... some of the guys  even have more than one Savage/S-40 plus another bike ! .   Grin

Back to top
 
 

I see and feel the Holy Spirit in the world , as does anybody who has eyes to see. How far Man's corruption reaches into Organized Religion , that we may never know
05 Black Floorboards Bags,Tru
WWW MMRanch MMRanch   IP Logged
ohiomoto
Serious Thumper
*****
Offline

SuzukiSavage.com
Rocks!

Posts: 2000
Cleveland/Akron, Ohio
Re: GS450 Shafty - GS550
Reply #7 - 01/18/21 at 17:03:12
 
I think the biggest hurdle is going to be the length of the HT.  You can't adjust the length of the shaft drive like you can with a chain.
Back to top
 
 
  IP Logged
Pages: 1
Send Topic Print


« Home

 
« Home
SuzukiSavage.com
02/27/21 at 01:09:56



General CategoryThe Cafe › GS450 Shafty - GS550


SuzukiSavage.com » Powered by YaBB 2.2!
YaBB © 2000-2007. All Rights Reserved.