Here’s a 1977 Suzuki GS550 for sale in Virginia. It’s got some upgraded parts, and it’s sort of cafed, but it’s half-assed at this point.
The seller is asking $2,350 for this bike. If it runs really nice and is mechanically mint, I’d do $2,000 for this bike. The backend is jacked up looking. The cafe seat looks OK, but it’s unfinished in the back with the frame sticking out all awkward and the tail light hanging out there. I’d need to replace the gauges and pull that fairing needs to go too.
I’d be looking at dumping $1,000 into it, and at $2,000 for this bike, $3,000 into isn’t too bad.