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Old 01-08-2008, 02:41 PM   #1
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GS Appreciation thread...SUZUKI that is...

I had one like this (picture borrowed from the internet)...1977 GS-750

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Old 01-08-2008, 02:53 PM   #2
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Old 01-08-2008, 03:00 PM   #3
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first bike I ever owned, scary to ride

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Old 09-02-2011, 12:32 PM   #4
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first bike I ever owned, scary to ride

First road bike I owned was a Suzuki 360 water cooled. The first water cooled bike on the road. I later had a BMW R75, BSA 500 Goldstar (wrecked in Greece). I also briefly had a 1963 BMW 250 (rare) which I sold to get the R75. I'm riding a Suzuki 03 Volusia now but still want to get back into an adventure saddle before I'm too damned old.....
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Old 09-03-2011, 07:35 AM   #5
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First road bike I owned was a Suzuki 360 water cooled. The first water cooled bike on the road. I later had a BMW R75, BSA 500 Goldstar (wrecked in Greece). I also briefly had a 1963 BMW 250 (rare) which I sold to get the R75. I'm riding a Suzuki 03 Volusia now but still want to get back into an adventure saddle before I'm too damned old.....
Not sure of your age, but I am 52 and got back into it last year. Still snowboard all winter and ride as much as possible. Afraid if I quit I will just get old!!!
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Old 09-03-2011, 10:30 AM   #6
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Not sure of your age, but I am 52 and got back into it last year. Still snowboard all winter and ride as much as possible. Afraid if I quit I will just get old!!!
Yep! I'm 62

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Old 09-05-2011, 11:04 AM   #7
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Recently picked up this fairly "untouched" 1978 GS1000E .........

It needs a bit of a clean up & some paint, but overall its pretty good.









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Old 09-05-2011, 01:24 PM   #8
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Very nice. I'm picking up an '80 1100E this week (pictures are on the last page) but I honestly like the look of the 1000s better.
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Old 09-14-2011, 09:41 PM   #9
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My neighbor/buddy's 1980 GS550. Got it for free as it atrophied in a garage for at least a decade. He cleaned it up nicely and it's a strong runner. He quit his job as a home improvement contractor to be a full time mechanic at a local motorcycle shop.





Still trying to get him to pop for a smaller tail light.
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Old 11-02-2011, 08:47 AM   #10
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I found a 1978 GS 750 next door to where I work that someone wants out of a garage. It is complete, but has been sitting.

I'm thinking of making a hack rig out of it. Has anyone done such a thing?
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Old 01-02-2012, 09:24 PM   #11
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89 GS500E With lots of mods. Build specs and more pics here. http://maniccycles.blogspot.com/

Before with aftermarket Targa fairing and chin spoiler with an 04/05 GS500F fuel tank.Pretty much all stock.


After mods.I wanted a very subtle sleeper look that wouldn't attract to much attention like a full on sport bike.



I bought two wrecked 92 GS500E 95% complete.

This one is project "Lite Tourer",and this is how it started.I will be adding updates on my blog about it.


This is the other one.It was going to be street fighter-ish, but the frame is bent in a spot that isn't worth fixing.So it along, with my track bike frame, is going to be come a trike.


I'm kind keeping the trike set up under wraps for now as I may start offering a few kits,if things work out the way I want.Most trike kits are for the big luxo cruisers and cost a lot.I'm trying to bring something to market for the average guy that doesn't wanna spend $4000+ to convert his or her bike.

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Old 01-08-2008, 04:10 PM   #12
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I had one like this (picture borrowed from the internet)...1977 GS-750
my first big bike too(over 350cc)
Back in the summer of 1989 at age 21 flew to San Diego
Shpped a day or two around (cycletrader)
found this gs 750 1978 sun burned bugundy red paint scheme
(was the cheapest " big" bike I could find in the cheapest bike/salvage dealer)..690$
put a motocross handlebar on instead of the "gaychopperstle that was fitted"
...drove it down the baja
painted it black matte in La Paz
driven back to San Diego on semi slick tires in a couple of days ... passing torrential rains ...which we were running away from
Sold the bike on cycletrader for half I paid for after a month and half use
and flew back to Italy...F...ing school?!
A great trip and my first real motorcycle adventure
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Old 01-09-2008, 07:41 AM   #13
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I had a 1980 GS1100! I had a blast on that bike........Burnouts, Drag Racing, Burnouts......... I have also decided on my next project bike. I want to find a 82-83 GS1100E in that Champagne Color! Mukuni Smooth Bores, Header,.........maybe even a Vance & Hines Drag Pipe on it! Just love the sound of an inline 4, Big Bore with an open header!


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Old 09-16-2009, 09:15 AM   #14
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I had a 1980 GS1100! I had a blast on that bike........Burnouts, Drag Racing, Burnouts......... I have also decided on my next project bike. I want to find a 82-83 GS1100E in that Champagne Color! Mukuni Smooth Bores, Header,.........maybe even a Vance & Hines Drag Pipe on it! Just love the sound of an inline 4, Big Bore with an open header!


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Good to see all these Ole Suzis here!!

I have an 82 (alas, it is the faster RED ) one. V&H street megaphone, and 33mm VM Mikuni smoothbores. Of Course, it's in peices, in the midst of a Bandit running gear transplant...

ALL HAIL the REAL/ORIGINAL GS. Here she is with 1st gen GSXR1100 clip ons, forks, brakes and rims, last year, before I pulled off the bits when I decided I wanted cartridge forks, even though the GSXR (especially the brakes!!) stuff was much better than stock, it still had the same limitations: old tech damper road forks...

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Old 09-28-2009, 01:47 PM   #15
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Good to see all these Ole Suzis here!!

I have an 82 (alas, it is the faster RED ) one. V&H street megaphone, and 33mm VM Mikuni smoothbores. Of Course, it's in peices, in the midst of a Bandit running gear transplant...

ALL HAIL the REAL/ORIGINAL GS. Here she is with 1st gen GSXR1100 clip ons, forks, brakes and rims, last year, before I pulled off the bits when I decided I wanted cartridge forks, even though the GSXR (especially the brakes!!) stuff was much better than stock, it still had the same limitations: old tech damper road forks...

NICE, love it
let's see more of it.
i had ground clearance problems with the inverted forks on mine and went back to modified conventional ones. i think if you run a 4into2 and raise the rear end you'll have better luck than i did. i wanted mine to look standard and i use it as my two up weekend bike. it was grinding the pipe way too easily for my own comfort
hijack over...
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