GS Appreciation thread...SUZUKI that is...

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by ADK, Jan 8, 2008.

  1. EZRider1979

    EZRider1979 n00b

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    The best 400 bucks I ever spent, added the chrome front fender. 10 years later still can't part with her, just a good old bike.


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  2. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    I had two, an 1100, and an 1150. They felt nice and stable, but also really long.
  3. Pevey

    Pevey Adventurer

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    Although I don't have a GS at present, I hold a fondness for these bikes, me and my best friend got a pair of 550's when we graduated college and had a few adventures on them.

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  4. RustyStuff

    RustyStuff Been here awhile

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    I don't have any pic's handy, I have a 1980 Suzuki Gs450L, Thats been turned into a More sporting motorcycle.
  5. bbjumper

    bbjumper Been here awhile

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    This is my GS850G, I bought it a year ago and have spent most of that time restoring one piece at a time. Just finishing up a top overhaul on the engine then it's going to be logging lots-o-miles this Spring and Summer. I have a R1100RT that I love and it performs flawlessly but the "GS" has character and I enjoy spending time on it.

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  6. Tialoo

    Tialoo n00b

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    I started riding last year. This is my first bike - 2006 Suzuki GS500F. I bought it with about 1700 miles on it; it has almost 5500 now. Here's a blurry picture from sometime last summer.

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    I'm looking to upgrade now, probably to a cruiser. We'll keep this one around for around town riding and for the kids to use when they visit.
  7. ben2go

    ben2go Moto Flunky

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    Don't kick the little GS out.They are great little bikes.Keep it for a spare ride.
  8. camgregus

    camgregus riding gently now

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    I"d far rather have the zuke than a cruiser......
  9. bbjumper

    bbjumper Been here awhile

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    Roger that, I'll take that little 500, go's fast and lasts a long time:evil
  10. Mpkauto

    Mpkauto Enginerd

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    I picked up this GSX750 for 800 bucks 2 weeks before my friend and I were planning a serious ride into Canada. It never skipped a beat, and since then I've been doing my best to keep it running and looking good. I recently removed all the shitty silver spray paint the PO used on the cases and painted the body and tank.

    On the trip, in touring mode. I built custom panniers for it.

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    And now, after some cosmetic and mechanical attention. Note the leaking head gasket!:evil

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  11. Pigford

    Pigford British

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    Sold my black GS1000E and now have this beasty.........


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  12. vernon dent

    vernon dent Been here awhile

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    speaking of beasty...
    just bought this 78 gs1000c . magnum mfg turbo kit, tracy body, morris mags. 4,000 miles. runs, charges, everything works as it should. got the stock tank and side covers, and wheels with it. no seat or tail section. gonna eighty-six the tracy fairing.been sitting a bit. should be fun.

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  13. Canuman

    Canuman Crusty & Unobliging

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    A little pee just came out. . .
  14. zoo mob

    zoo mob Been here awhile

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    I was tempted to go look at that thing. I didn't know it ran, did you get them down from the $3000 price?
  15. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    Lose the fairing, OK, but keep the body!
  16. vernon dent

    vernon dent Been here awhile

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    interesting story:
    the bike was advertised about a month ago.didn't sell and the owner traded it to the guy i bought it from for a debt owed. the new owner has a kawasaki zx11 turbo and campaigns a gs1100 drag bike. he got the bike running and re-listed it on cl. i talked to him for about a half an hour and the guy seemed to know what he was talking about, or at least had the right answers. he wasn't interested in keeping the bike, just re-couping the money he was out of. i bought it on the blind, but just a cool period piece i couldn't pass up. will have it in the next few days....
  17. Otis the Sasquatch

    Otis the Sasquatch Long timer

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    Calling First Dibs on Fairing & Body should you choose to sell!

    PM me if you want to sell either, or both. Sending you a PM now w/ my info.

    Thanks!
    Otis
  18. vernon dent

    vernon dent Been here awhile

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  19. Otis the Sasquatch

    Otis the Sasquatch Long timer

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  20. FirstPath

    FirstPath Long timer

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    Wow... that's awesome. I've thought about doing that with my 550E. Details on the seat and fork...

    Also, what tires are those and did you have to modify the front fender??

    Scott in Shoreview
    '79 Suzuki GS550