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Wes Cooley Special

02 Aug

My photos of the big Susie didn’t do her justice yesterday so I put a few more amps in the battery of my Cannon Powershot and had another go today. I was actually doing a refurbish on a TT winning R6 but my heart was on the other side of the workshop where the Suzuki GSX1000 Wes Cooley Special is coming together.

The Nissin calipers look as if they’ve been used before but they fit well with the Showa 45mm front forks —

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While at the rear a dinky little Brembo looks after things —

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This looks like electronic ignition on the big bore lump in the middle —

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and what about these 35mm Keihlin carbs on their new made for the job alloy inlet stubs —

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What goes in must come out and there is one impressive exhaust system for that job —

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Four into one —

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and the gasses pop out through here —

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Do I spy fully adjustable Ohlins no less —

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110bhp from an old air-cooled motor that was originally designed back in the nineteen seventies to produce about 80 is going to create a bit of heat and this Earles oil cooler should keep things – cool 🙂

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There’s lots of nice touches like this tube insert to add strength to the headstock just as the original Yoshi bike —

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I like the look of this bike and I reckon there’s lot’s more to come 🙂

Wes Cooley Special

 
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