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  1. nothing wrong with the Marving, those are...

    nothing wrong with the Marving, those are FANTASTIC exhausts and don't have the ground clearance problems that most 4 into 1 pipes have.
    performance should be the same as a standard for into one...
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    Suzuki_Don's build thread is difficult to search...

    Suzuki_Don's build thread is difficult to search for also because the title is not for a build thread themed topic, it's the troubleshooting/aftermath of his first 550/673 build attempt where he was...
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    FYI look at the 650 frame (or 450, 750, 850,...

    FYI look at the 650 frame (or 450, 750, 850, 1000, 1100) & weld on some frame spine bracing that those havebut the 400/425 & 550 are lacking, it'll make it handle way better. The braces behind the...
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    Basically you just need a custom thicker base...

    Basically you just need a custom thicker base gasket or head 650 gasket,
    Use only GS550 or GS650E cam sprockets, 650G cam sprockets are not compatible with the chain drive cranks,
    & you need to...
  5. Yes, Moto GP Werks are an AWESOME company... ...

    Yes, Moto GP Werks are an AWESOME company...

    This is what I was recalling, Carpy sells these CB550 pipes, one of which was documented (on here?) of someone modifying it to fit their GS550
    ...
  6. And FYI the Mac designs of at least the standard...

    And FYI the Mac designs of at least the standard pipes are basically a spin-off from the old Kerker pipes, but there is a slight difference in the length of the collector tube section that...
  7. My biggest comment was, upon ordering this newest...

    My biggest comment was, upon ordering this newest Delkevic pipe to replace my smashed/dented header the other day, I realized that really the price hasn't gone up that much, BUT the pipes cost over...
  8. I just wanted to post up my praise and recent...

    I just wanted to post up my praise and recent experiences before I even searched and found this thread.

    I've had multiple Vance and Hines and MAC pipes for GS's, one old Yoshi GS1000 pipe, and...
  9. and by the way, Yoshimura definitely made a GS550...

    and by the way, Yoshimura definitely made a GS550 pipe, I had my hands on one in the junkyard, and my good friend ended up buying it and still owns it.
    It is not the hand bent style but it is the...
  10. Marving are great looking. Delkevic are awesome...

    Marving are great looking. Delkevic are awesome as well, but as you know, don't make a pipe for the GS550 or 650. I'm not sure what it would take to modify a CB550 pipe to fit a GS 550, but I have...
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    Looking great Mark & Spiff! Got any more photos...

    Looking great Mark & Spiff!
    Got any more photos or ideas on how to better brace the ignition coil & front tank mounting areas? While still being able to fit in the coils & stock tanks?
    This is one...
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    Rich Graver's last GS450 incarnation:...

    Rich Graver's last GS450 incarnation:
    https://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd299/chuck_lambert78/1979%20Suzuki%20GS425%20project/1473808015919-1185940906.jpg

    Rich Graver, GS450 racer, Grattan,...
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    Is this a customer's bike you are working on? ...

    Is this a customer's bike you are working on?
    Is it a vintage race bike?
    Or just a hot rod?
    Thanks for the additional inspiration/motivation, Big Jay!


    Just seeing this and reading your 2...
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    Now we're talking! MORE INFO, PLEASE! I have a...

    Now we're talking! MORE INFO, PLEASE!
    I have a few 425 heads and I think a complete 400 engine and maybe a 2nd 400 engine for parts awaiting me.
    I've been wanting to build a hot rodded GS425...
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    Aside from the more southern stretches we touched...

    Aside from the more southern stretches we touched on with this trip, some of my other other favorite eastern US mountain pass twisties are in the Monongahela National Forest area including US33,...
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    Grayson Highlands overlook halfway up to the top...

    Grayson Highlands overlook halfway up to the top of the roadways through the State Park:

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50338196038_ca473c2fb4_o.jpgsignal-2020-09-10-134616 by...
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    Here's a link of one of my favorites routes in...

    Here's a link of one of my favorites routes in the Eastern USA... More to come later, just uploaded a dozen more photos to my Flickr:

    https://goo.gl/maps/SNmDWwGzerePREg4A

    That's all the...
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    We honestly did not expect to run into Killboy...

    We honestly did not expect to run into Killboy type photographers down there on Route 16, but it's gained massive popularity/publicity as a motorcycle destination in the past year since my last...
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    And yes, those are the promo low resolution...

    And yes, those are the promo low resolution versions of the professional photographer photos that are now available for yet another of the Eastern USA giants as far as amazing roads - I plan to...
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    Eastern US Mountain Riding Adventures!

    Being in (fairly flat) central Ohio, the Appalachian plateau foothillls start rising up to fun and scenic proportions about 45 minutes or an hour Southeast or East of me... and there are a TON of...
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    Stormin' Norman! Geesh it's been at least 5 or 6...

    Stormin' Norman! Geesh it's been at least 5 or 6 years since I rode with you on a Labor Day weekend!

    Tazewell, Tennessee? I went through Tazewell, VIRGINIA Friday and Saturday! Is there a TN...
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    I got a set of those pictured waiting for me to...

    I got a set of those pictured waiting for me to pick up from my buddy's house. Our wives both work for a big internet motorcycle parts seller company (mostly working from home due to the pandemic)....
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    Well... don't everyone go an answer all at once,...

    Well... don't everyone go an answer all at once, now!

    https://saddlemen.com/s4-saddlebag-support-bracket-system-universal

    These look to be the best choice for my intended installation:
    ...
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    Time for a machine shop valve job and evaluation...

    Time for a machine shop valve job and evaluation of the valve faces. When they are worn that much that you are at the thinnest shims, the valve faces are very worn and eroded, and your head will be...
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    I had been using a thick vinyl faux-leather set...

    I had been using a thick vinyl faux-leather set of rectangular straight cut saddlebags for years, thrown over the seat & tied to the rear turn signal stalks, with a 17mm hex socket with a 3/8"...
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