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Old 02-21-2008, 05:51 PM   #61
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I rode a 78 GS1000E for almost 30yrs. Uncle I bought it from only rode it 1200 miles and sold it to me. Then purchased the model you have pictured which is the Euro. model of the same yr or possibly the next. These are very hard to find here in the states. Great motorcycle!
Have you seen "The GS Resources.com" yet?
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Old 02-21-2008, 07:38 PM   #62
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Have you seen "The GS Resources.com" yet?
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Old 02-21-2008, 07:58 PM   #63
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Why is that funny?
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Old 02-22-2008, 07:38 AM   #64
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Why is that funny?
I thought your comment was tongue in cheek.
Because on the GSR there are a boatload of these sweet sweet GS's.
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Old 02-22-2008, 08:03 PM   #65
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Yea !

Hey man, I was scrolling along thinkin I gotta link up the trip to the GS thread and there it is! Heres the one from 2007 its kinda a quick read with small pix, but the ole GS made'r down the devil road.....
this bike has been some good times....had a 850 shaft years ago...
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Old 02-22-2008, 11:22 PM   #66
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I actually set my gs850g on fire trying to start it after getting it for free, Getting near it to stuff the fire extiguisher into the airbox was pretty scary since there were flames shooting up around the gas tank. It had sat in a basement for years and still ran post fire with only 3 bolts holding the exhaust on, and huge holes rusted in the pipes. Cant image the dry powder residue from the extiguisher was good for the intake tract and cyclinders either. Now that I know better I cant believe I rode it in the condition it was in but I had fun with it.

Then I bought a gs1150, probably one of the scariest bikes Ive ever been on, but in a good way. The 80's was an awkward time for motorcycles, they had the engines pretty dialed and could get big hp, Just took them another ten years to figure out how to make a chassis that could handle it.


Nothing like getting on the gas in a corner with the gs1150 and feeling the the entire bike flex and wallow. The 140 wide bias ply tires were also less than ideal for transmitting nearly 120 hp to the road. If you werent carefull in the rain you would spin the tires through third gear. Would also hear them break loose a little if you shifted hard into fifth. Pretty sure I could have pulled stumps with that bike.

When I sold the gs1150 (after going cross country and up and down the east coast.) I bought a zx7 ninja, similar horespower but its amazing what a rigid frame and 180 wide modern rear tire will do.
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Old 02-23-2008, 05:39 PM   #67
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1978 GS750. Very clean, very quiet. Bought a few months ago, with title, for $590.








I had this exact bike and sold it after many creek crossings,wheelies and jumping it to the point where the frame didnt feel right any more,lotsa miles,lotsa fun and nothing ever broke or even need replacing on it, something to be said for indestructability.
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Old 02-24-2008, 12:50 AM   #68
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This is the one I want.. I should have bought one in '82 when I had the chance. IMO, still one of the nicest looking bikes to come out of Nippon.




There is one on CL in New Hampshire, although I think his asking price is a bit high: http://nh.craigslist.org/mcy/544369186.html
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Old 02-24-2008, 07:27 AM   #69
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This is the one I want.. I should have bought one in '82 when I had the chance. IMO, still one of the nicest looking bikes to come out of Nippon.

Yep, that's a beauty - and probably one of the the strongest (and heaviest!) bike that you could get at that time. Here again, the same bike was sold as GSX1100E in Europe. The "TSCC" on the covers - Twin Swirl Combustion Chamber - and the rectangular valve cover covers clearly indicate that it's an engine with 4V per cylinder.
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Old 02-24-2008, 05:12 PM   #70
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This is the one I want.. I should have bought one in '82 when I had the chance. IMO, still one of the nicest looking bikes to come out of Nippon.




There is one on CL in New Hampshire, although I think his asking price is a bit high: http://nh.craigslist.org/mcy/544369186.html
The '82 didn't have the welded crank like the '83 does.
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Old 03-11-2008, 06:36 AM   #71
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Been working on my GS and I have
*completed the paint on the tank
*made new side covers
*added ammo cans for side bags w/turn signals

Only thing left on the agenda for looks is to paint the fenders and perhaps put some exhaust wrap on it to cover the rusting pipes.



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Old 03-24-2008, 09:39 AM   #72
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Sparkster that is NICE. I'm contemplating something similar for my next Suzuki GS project.

But I gotta finish my current one! In that vein....

Hey, anybody got one of these they'd be willing to give or sell me? Barrelling towards the end of my resto! 1982 GS650G






Thanks for your time!
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Old 04-17-2008, 10:19 AM   #73
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Talking Looking for a Crashboar for my GS1100GL

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Here's my new baby!
I am a brand new rider. I just finished my safety course last Sunday, the 13th. I promised myself I wouldn't ride until I did. I got my license on Monday. My helmet came in on Tuesday and as of Wednesday the 19th I'd already put a little over 100 miles on her. (Sorry, i don't ride without a helmet. in fact, I sent off for the helmet exemption sticker for my tag and I intend to put it on the back of my helmet!)
Man, what a ride!
I just worked out a deal with Sparster to buy the gear from his 850 and will be adding that as I recieve it and rework it for my bike. I will update pics as time goes by.
Also, this thing sounds like a sewing machine when i'm riding. Lots of mechanical noise. Is that typical??

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Old 04-17-2008, 10:26 AM   #74
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Nice looking bike. As far as the noise has the bike had a recent tune-up and oil change?
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Old 04-17-2008, 12:52 PM   #75
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Need Engine guards ?????

I have your engine guards for sale right here:


http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...216281545&rd=1


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