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  • Suzuki GS550

    9 21.95%
  • Suzuki GSX550

    3 7.32%
  • Honda CBX550

    1 2.44%
  • Honda VF500

    6 14.63%
  • Yamaha XJ550 Seca

    8 19.51%
  • Yamaha FJ600

    4 9.76%
  • Kawasaki GPz550

    23 56.10%
  • Kawasaki EX500

    0 0%
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Thread: Mid 80s 550cc proto sport bikes

  1. #41
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    I had the 550 and 750 Seca. The thing I noted was the high quality chrome on the headers, never turned blue or deteriorated.
    They also made a killer mean tone that no Suzuki ever could, not even the GSXR.
    I'd like to attributed that to the sound engineers from the musical instrument branch of Yamaha.
    "Only fe' collected the old way, has any value." from His Majesty O'Keefe (1954 film)

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    That's a cool hypothesis, Bill. I remember liking the sound of my old XS11, too, and no V4 sounds better with a pipe than a VMax.
    “We are all atheists about most of the gods that humanity has ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.” ~Richard Dawkins

    1984 1150ES

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    Same motor as the xJ600 and overall a great little package.

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    16-valve version of the first GS550 quite fast 550. I enjoyed it. I intend to buy it in the future.

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