Suzuki Snapshots

Eric Kerkhoff

"Hereby a picture of a Suzuki TR500 ridden by Erik Kerkhoff from Holland, who really races this converted T500 in Classic races in Belgium , France, Germany and Holland. He scored a 2nd place in Chimay 2001 ( Belgium) a real road track , behind the snake Bill Swallow and scored a victory in another race in Belgium. The bike has a converted standard frame, Ceriani 35 mm forks, front brake:I'm not sure ,either a Ceriani or Oldani or converted standard Grimeca with self-made anchor plates. The fuel tank , dry clutch and exhaust pipes are really home-made ! Carburettors are Mikuni VM38 with Powerjet from a TZ350F/G. Ignition is converted PVL .Barrels , pistons and gear box are little changed for racing purpose. He raced it also in the international classic meetings, we organise in France and Germany.

With regards.....Guus ten Tije "

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Bike looks great with the mock Suzuki factory paint job from the 60s on the frame and tank. Exhaust pipes also look long and lean and not too wild. Nice job indeed.

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Dry clutch modification is pretty neat.

Thanks for sharing the info and pics with us Guuss. Guus is from the Netherlands.

Earlier pic of Erik racing his T500 racerbike
More pics of Erik racing

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