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In search of a surviving Patriot - a long shot
« on: November 27, 2020, 10:14:57 am »
Helping a fella enthusiast out by posting this .... a needle in a haystack's chance of succeeding, but hey if you don't give it a go, you'll never know ....

If anyone has any knowledge about the locally designed Patriot motorcycle way back in the mid 90's that was used in the Motorcycle economy run, took second in class and was subsequently stolen then please drop a PM or contact Patrick Email: admin@patrickmoore.co.za Patrickís cell: 082 652 1066

Pictures included and a bit of the story behind it ....

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« Last Edit: November 27, 2020, 10:17:14 am by White Rhino »
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Re: In search of a surviving Patriot - a long shot
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2020, 10:28:14 am »
 :o did not know about this bike.
 

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Re: In search of a surviving Patriot - a long shot
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2020, 11:38:41 am »
:o did not know about this bike.

Me neither, 500 twin Suzuki motor also puzzling, they used to do funny sizes like 450 and 550, will have to have a look.  :biggrin:

OK yes, the GS500 from 1989 onwards.  :biggrin:
« Last Edit: November 27, 2020, 11:42:06 am by Welsh »
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Re: In search of a surviving Patriot - a long shot
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2020, 02:59:40 pm »
500 twin Suzuki motor also puzzling

Google Suzuki T500?  ::)
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Re: In search of a surviving Patriot - a long shot
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2020, 04:14:50 pm »
500 twin Suzuki motor also puzzling

Google Suzuki T500?  ::)

No chance the T500 or Titan in some markets was a classic 500cc two stroke twin from the 1970's, this was not. 8)
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Re: In search of a surviving Patriot - a long shot
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2020, 04:36:25 pm »
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Re: In search of a surviving Patriot - a long shot
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2020, 07:44:01 pm »
500 twin Suzuki motor also puzzling

Google Suzuki T500?  ::)

GS500. Suzuki twin, 4stroke.
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Re: In search of a surviving Patriot - a long shot
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2020, 11:19:48 am »
500 twin Suzuki motor also puzzling

Google Suzuki T500?

GS500. Suzuki twin, 4stroke.


I have zero need to google Dan!
I will take your word as renowned GS-boffin for this bit of info, really I will!  :P
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Re: In search of a surviving Patriot - a long shot
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2020, 12:22:23 pm »
500 twin Suzuki motor also puzzling

Google Suzuki T500?  ::)

GS500. Suzuki twin, 4stroke.
Dan, didnít you have a T500 at some stage?  :sip:
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Re: In search of a surviving Patriot - a long shot
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2020, 01:27:33 pm »
I guess the other reason that the Patriot didn't make it was that Suzuki themselves sold a very similar bike using that motor called a   GS500E ? I'm not sure of the exact dates but remember seeing them around in the 1990s
 

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Re: In search of a surviving Patriot - a long shot
« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2020, 02:20:00 pm »
500 twin Suzuki motor also puzzling

Google Suzuki T500?  ::)

GS500. Suzuki twin, 4stroke.
Dan, didnít you have a T500 at some stage?  :sip:

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