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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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Old 01-08-2008, 04:10 PM   #4
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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   #5
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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 01-10-2008, 08:01 AM   #6
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As a matter of fact this is what I am riding now..for sure not for it's flickability
but these motors for sure have a reputation for reliability
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Old 01-10-2008, 08:04 AM   #7
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Old 01-10-2008, 09:41 AM   #8
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1978 GS750. Very clean, very quiet. Bought a few months ago, with title.






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Old 01-10-2008, 07:54 PM   #9
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I've lusted after a GS850G for years. When I was stationed on Okinawa in the mid '80s the BX had a '82 holdover for cheap, why I didn't buy it I'll never know.

I've seen a few on CL lately...I have to restrain myself as I have too many projects already.

+1 for GS lust
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Old 01-10-2008, 08:46 PM   #10
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Wow, I just found this pic of me on my first legal street bike.

'78 GS550E

I know I have a side shot somewhere, this is all I have for now. I'm ATGATT, pants, shoes, gloves and a helmet...I put over 10,000 miles on it that first summer.

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Old 01-10-2008, 09:31 PM   #11
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1978 GS750. Very clean, very quiet. Bought a few months ago, with title, for $590.


give ya 650 for it...
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Old 01-11-2008, 01:02 PM   #12
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...still looking for an aftermarket exhaust

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what size front tire is that? stock rim? looks damn beefy
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Old 01-11-2008, 03:55 PM   #13
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78 Gs1000

Bought it for $200. It was shot. It had been leaning against a trailerhouse in Louisiana for quite a while. I love a challenge. I got it runnign and have ridden it but I still have a little work to make it street legal. Namely, ditching the pillow seat and getting the rear tailights sorted out.











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Old 01-11-2008, 03:59 PM   #14
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I started out on a GS250T. The really funny thing is that I just came across this thread right after spending almost an hour trying to scan a picture of me on it, from back in '85, but the #$%*!! scanner won't work.
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Old 01-11-2008, 04:12 PM   #15
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Bought it for $200. It was shot. It had been leaning against a trailerhouse in Louisiana for quite a while. I love a challenge. I got it runnign and have ridden it but I still have a little work to make it street legal. Namely, ditching the pillow seat and getting the rear tailights sorted out.

Nice project man!!!
Those disc brakes up front, are them new?
keep posting pics please
Had a gs for about 5 months when in Australia...bought it with 100000 km and crossed the country two up.... from east to west
nice memories
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