Gt550 engine number

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Raytuckgt
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Gt550 engine number

Postby Raytuckgt » Mon Jun 26, 2017 5:30 pm

Hello, I've just required a gt550 which is an import from America but the problem I have is that there is no engine number so it will be difficult to register, all it says on the engine plate is gt550, any ideas guys,
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Re: Gt550 engine number

Postby Kettletimes3 » Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:49 am

Looks like someone has added that plate.

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Re: Gt550 engine number

Postby barney01 » Tue Jun 27, 2017 12:37 pm

+1 deffo added on top. I think you only have two options. First a little heat and try lift that plate off the engine number will be underneath stamped into the block. (However you may ask yourself why was it covered up and so badly?) Second get yourself some replacement crankcases,they are available.
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Re: Gt550 engine number

Postby canaletto5 » Tue Jun 27, 2017 12:53 pm

That has got to be one of the most half-arsed attempts at changing an engine number. What year/frame number is your bike Ray? Kev

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Re: Gt550 engine number

Postby Raytuckgt » Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:18 pm

Kevin, I agree what a sad cover up, the bike is 1975 m model, regards,
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Re: Gt550 engine number

Postby canaletto5 » Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:11 pm

Your looking for the range of engine numbers on this list if you want to match the engine number to the year Ray

http://www.ozebook.com/compendium/suzi/ ... /page1.gif

http://www.ozebook.com/compendium/suzi/ ... /page2.gif

They do come up on ebay, sometimes quite reasonably priced :roll:

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Re: Gt550 engine number

Postby Raytuckgt » Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:34 pm

Cheers Kevin I will keep my eyes open but if anyone else has one can you let me know as I'm rebuilding total bike regards..
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Re: Gt550 engine number

Postby canaletto5 » Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:29 pm

Just the job and not a bad price. Bought loads from these guys.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Suzuki-GT550- ... SwCU1Ypuhz

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Re: Gt550 engine number

Postby Raytuckgt » Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:15 am

Yes just had a look so I think it's the only way. Cheers for that....
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Re: Gt550 engine number

Postby BATTS » Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:57 am

Don't forget that US "M" will have different crankcases to the Euro "M" models. Extra inlet ports on the latter mean the ports on the upper crankcase are larger.
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