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Old 09-02-2008, 04:05 PM   #106
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Here she is..... I should be pickin' her up this coming weekend.



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Old 09-02-2008, 11:45 PM   #107
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When new riders ask me what to buy, that's what I point them to.

Virtually indestructible and fast enough to get down the highway and not get run over.

I've always had a weak spot for it's grandfather, the GS450S.

My first bike, but was maroon with no windscreen. I put low bars on it and thrashed my friends on their 86 FZ600s in the twisties. Granted, they could have been faster if they had the heart, but were always shocked to see me creeping up on em and passing them. I'd throw it into sweepers with the trademark reckless abandon of most 17 year olds...speed wobble and crappy tires be damned

I was known in high school as "wheelie master" cause I'd pop the clutch and walk it the length of the school parking lot...One time a car backed out in front of me so I leaned to the left around the car, on one wheel with my brother on back, then leaned to the right and held the whole way down the lot. Id wring the ever loving piss out of that bike and it never once faltered. I'd come home at 3am after work down International Drive in Orlando and get as much speed as I could to hit an intersection that had a big hump in the middle. Guaranteed launch at 80-90 mph. What a great little bike it was.
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Old 09-04-2008, 07:49 AM   #108
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I love my 80 450e. Unfortunately, off the road with a burst seal this week. Identical to the 450s above, but without the fairing.
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Old 10-07-2008, 01:55 PM   #109
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So, I've been working on this:




It still needs a fair amount of work. It is street legal though, and pretty road worthy. I have a question to anyone who can answer it. It is a 78 GS1000. It is all stock internally. My question regards the speed of the bike. I am used to riding a DR650 and an R90. When I ride this thing on the highway, I really don't feel as if I'm going that fast, but the speedo gets up to 80MPH at 4500 RPM. Does that sound right? It feels like about 60MPH. I'd hate to find out the hard way that the speedometer is basically correct.
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Old 10-07-2008, 04:18 PM   #110
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Oh, what the hell. Here's my '83 GS850G. Right now, it's sitting at 95,000 miles. Shoulda turned 100K this summer, but I had some medical issues. I've had my GS850 for over 10 years, and with any luck it will be puzzling bidders in my estate auction many years from now.

Somewhere in Iowa overlooking the Mississippi River and peeking into Wisconsin:



Somewhere you might recognize near the Tennessee/North Carolina border... Sorry about the half inch of daylight between the centerstand and the road -- it had just stopped raining and I was being more conservative than usual:
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Old 10-07-2008, 04:28 PM   #111
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Well she is almost a GS. Owned it for 20 years & its still in the shed.

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Old 10-08-2008, 05:40 AM   #112
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Oh, what the hell. Here's my '83 GS850G. Right now, it's sitting at 95,000 miles. Shoulda turned 100K this summer, but I had some medical issues. I've had my GS850 for over 10 years, and with any luck it will be puzzling bidders in my estate auction many years from now.

Somewhere in Iowa overlooking the Mississippi River and peeking into Wisconsin:



Somewhere you might recognize near the Tennessee/North Carolina border... Sorry about the half inch of daylight between the centerstand and the road -- it had just stopped raining and I was being more conservative than usual:
Any updates on the resurrection of the GSresources forum?
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Old 10-08-2008, 06:09 AM   #113
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Here's mine

This pic was taken back when it was only a few years old but it still looks like this. I haven't ridden it for 19 years and it's sitting in my brother's garage waiting for me to do something with it. It's a GSX750EX.

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Old 10-08-2008, 06:18 AM   #114
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I love Suzuki GS's
I've had the following:
-'78 GS400 (in '79, my second bike)
-2 different '78 GS550's (one in 1980; then I restored one in 2004 for my GF who then crashed it the first time she rode it!)
-'77 GS 750 (restoration project in 1995)
-'80 GS850L (in 1990, for 3 years, the longest I've ever owned a bike)
-'84 GS1150EF (in 1994, last of the big air-cooled GS's when the GSXR came out. The 1150EF was fully-faired, not sold in U.S.- suckers!!)
They are all bulletproof, (except for the cheesy screws) & styled just right.
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Old 10-08-2008, 07:21 AM   #115
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This pic was taken back when it was only a few years old but it still looks like this. I haven't ridden it for 19 years and it's sitting in my brother's garage waiting for me to do something with it. It's a GSX750EX.



Go dig it out! I've been commuting on this one, that recently got rusurected this summer. 40mpg!


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Old 10-09-2008, 04:51 PM   #116
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Here she is..... I should be pickin' her up this coming weekend.



Ha! I borrowed one of these and rode it like I stole it up and down the coast to Portland from Chico,had a blown out 4 into 1 pipe and sounded cool all spun up.Comfortable seat and ran great.
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Old 10-09-2008, 05:24 PM   #117
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Old 10-10-2008, 12:56 PM   #118
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My dad bought me a (not sure year) GS1100GK thing was huge with the fairing (with square light) and bags. He only paid $500 for it it was a sweet bike. I have to admit after almost dumping it twice I was scared of it and sold it for I think $1200. I wish I had that bike now that I have put some miles under my belt
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Old 10-10-2008, 02:58 PM   #119
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Any updates on the resurrection of the GSresources forum?

Do you know what happened?

I hope someone backed up the database...

If it s a free host they are looking for... i can do that for sure.
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Old 10-14-2008, 10:04 PM   #120
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The GS Resources is back online.
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