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

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

  1. ADK

    ADK master of the casual pace

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    cafe-ing a mint bike, what an idiot. :twitch
  2. tattewell

    tattewell Mad Poser

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    I'll be sure to post lots of pics of the cutting then

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  3. beeper

    beeper Badger tickler

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    :lol3 :evil
  4. trevorf

    trevorf Banned

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    Yeah thinking about "cafe-ing" mine too.:evil

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  5. RustyStuff

    RustyStuff Long timer

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  6. WhatThaFrig

    WhatThaFrig Been here awhile

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    Here's my 80 GS550. I was gonna tear it down over the winter, but I'm lazy. It's sitting in my friends shop cause I don't have room in my one car closet of a garage.
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    I hope to be able to clear out space in my garage so I can bring it home.
  7. theDoktor

    theDoktor Husky Racer

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    :clap

    Where did you source the blue windscreen and trim on the GS1100? I've got a GS1000E with the same fairing that would great with one just like that!
  8. seviston

    seviston Adventurer

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    I had this screen custom made in 1996 before I finished the bike project. I called Leif Gustafsson and ordered it directly from him back when you could still do that and owners answered their phones... before the net. Leif sent the sample screen chips in the mail to me and I selected the color from that. I can say they are very high quality. Great product!

    Gustafsson Screens
    http://www.bikescreen.com/
  9. theDoktor

    theDoktor Husky Racer

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    Thanks!:D
  10. Old Mule

    Old Mule Been here awhile

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    first year Gixxer would be a dream bike for me, but the Suzy I really appreciate (and wish I'd kept) is the GT250, a quick, quiet light two stroke with a build quality sooooo much better than Yamaha's, good quality paint and nice chrome, very nice machine. Suzuki decided not to develop it as a street racer, though.
    In the IOM for the 96 MGP I walked by a grocery store and in the window, to my amazement, was the Eddie Crooks Suzuki 250 that had won its class in the TT back in the 60s (google it).
    A dream bike (another one) of my would be a street version of that beautiful silver and blue 250.
  11. BlackHawkChief

    BlackHawkChief Been here awhile

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    bought this today for $25 any info or advice is much appreciated
    turns over no spark :ear

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  12. GHO100

    GHO100 Crazy George

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    I think I've posted in this thread before, but since I seem to "restart" this build, might as well restart my posting progress.

    A few years ago, I picked up my first bike, a 1980 GS850G, seen below:

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    I rode it around for a season before crashing it, causing very minimal damage to the bike, and a lot of damage to myself. But it had some electrical gremlins, so I did what any novice does, and took the wire harness out. And a lot of other stuff. Just enough to know I had gone too far. Then I did the second thing any novice does, which is let the bike sit in disrepair for many years.

    Now, I have a decent garage space, mechanical knowledge, some wisdom, and ambition.

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    My plan is kind of fuzzy at this point, but I believe I will pull the engine for cleaning at the very minimum, see if the frame needs painting, etc.
    I have ambitions of making it a fully functional city cruiser, and developing some way to make the saddlebags, backrest and cage, as well as the fairing, mountable with some sort of quick detach system akin to givi bags, so that I can add those features on for a longer trip if I want to, within about 20-30 minutes.

    Input appreciated, of course. I'm on thegsresources as well.
  13. Otis the Sasquatch

    Otis the Sasquatch Long timer

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    I advise you to sell it to me for $50. :D
  14. BlackHawkChief

    BlackHawkChief Been here awhile

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    Hm i do love to double my investments but I think I'll get this one running an see how the wife likes riding 2up on it as opposed to my DS bikes
  15. seviston

    seviston Adventurer

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    I would start with an Ignition tune-up kit/new breaker points. Is the bike turning over with the electronic ignition?
  16. BlackHawkChief

    BlackHawkChief Been here awhile

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    Yep the starter turns it over no problem I'm going to inspect the points today
  17. mike54

    mike54 You don't get me

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    Lots of info here if you haven't been there yet.

    http://www.thegsresources.com/
  18. BlackHawkChief

    BlackHawkChief Been here awhile

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    Yea I started lurking there yesterday I got a digital copy of the repair manual from there thanks tho
  19. Niemand

    Niemand Lurker Extraordinaire

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    I apparently overlooked this thread until it was recently resurrected. I rode the 1980 GS550E pictured below for a week shy of 10 years, a chunk of which it was the only means of transportation for me and my wife. Aside from needing to replace the primary ground wire early on in ownership along with routine maintenance, I didn't have to do a thing to that bike. It was just plain reliable and I loved it. Regretfully I sold it 9 years ago, but I can't help but pause to drool every time I see an old GS.


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  20. tattewell

    tattewell Mad Poser

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    start cutting...