Tell me about the Suzuki GS1100GK

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by vtduc, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. vtduc

    vtduc Been here awhile

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    Hi Folks, I've been looking for an affordable used tourer and ran across a craigslist posting for what looks like a mint 1984 GS1100GK (Suzuki's answer to the Goldwing) for $1000 asking price. The bike has 25K miles. I haven't contacted the seller yet, so it may need carb cleaning, etc., etc.
    Does anyone have first hand experience with these? I've heard that the GS series motors are pretty bulletproof, but other than that, I don't know much. I do all my own wrenching, so that's not an issue. It seemed like it could be a good deal, and I could probably sell it and not get burned too bad if it turns out not to be my cup of tea.
    Thoughts? Thanks in advance.......
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  2. radianrider

    radianrider Adventurer wanna'be

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    Check out thegsresources.com for a bunch of GS fans. Great site, HUGE help with maintenance items.
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  3. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    <TABLE class=standard border=0 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=451><TBODY><TR><TD height=183>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]GS1100GK, a heavy weight tourer, based on the GS1100GL, was released in 1982, aimed mainly at the American market. The model was built to offer a touring bike for people who concidered buing a Honda Gold Wing but couldn't afford it. Suzuki had started developing its own king-of-the-road tourer, the GV1400 Cavalcade but the V-4 engined super heavy weight tourer was not yet ready for the market. Instead of introducing a whole new model, Suzuki put out the GS1100GK to fill in the gap in the touring market. [/SIZE][/FONT]

    [SIZE=-3][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]The low budget tourer was a basic GS1100GL outfitted with fairing, bags, rack and trunk and crash bars. It was a capable and reliable tourer but its design wasn't that appealing to the masses. I agree. You can hardly call the GS1100GK the world's most beautiful motorcycle. Most of all, the fairing doesn't seem to match with the rest of the bike but was found from the local dealer's junkyard. But that's only my opinion...[/FONT][/SIZE]

    [SIZE=-3][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]The manufactoring of the GS100GK continued to March 1984 and was replaced with the GV1400 Cavalcade that in many aspects was superior to Yamaha Venture or Honda's Gold Wing, the latter being the most popular of the Japanese heavy weight touring machines.[/FONT][/SIZE]

    </TD></TR><TR><TD>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3][​IMG]GS 1100 GK 1982[/SIZE][/FONT]
    [SIZE=-3][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Overall Length: 2 490 mm (98.0 in)[/FONT][/SIZE]
    [SIZE=-3][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Overall Width: 930 mm (36.6 in)[/FONT][/SIZE]
    [SIZE=-3][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Overall Height: 1 545 mm (60.8 in)[/FONT][/SIZE]
    [SIZE=-3][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Seat Height: 800 mm (31.5 in)[/FONT][/SIZE]
    [SIZE=-3][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Wheelbase: 1 495 mm (58.9 in)[/FONT][/SIZE]
    [SIZE=-3][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Dry Weight: 290 kg (639 lbs)[/FONT][/SIZE]
    [SIZE=-3][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Engine type: Air-cooled 1 074 cc inline-4, DOHC, 8 valves. 98 hp/ 8.700 rpm, 8,69 kg-m/ 6.500 rpm. Shaft drive.[/FONT][/SIZE]

    [SIZE=-3][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Click on the image for larger format. Here's even larger picture.[/FONT][/SIZE]
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    <TABLE class=standard border=0 width=451><TBODY><TR bgColor=#e1fcff><TD colSpan=2>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]1982—1984 Suzuki GS1100GK Specifications (USA)[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD></TR><TR><TD width=196>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]Overall length:[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD><TD width=245>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]2 490 mm (98.0 in)[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD></TR><TR bgColor=#e1fcff><TD width=196>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]Overall width:[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD><TD width=245>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]930 mm (36.6 in)[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD></TR><TR><TD width=196>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]Overall height:[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD><TD width=245>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]1 545 mm (60.8 in)[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD></TR><TR bgColor=#e1fcff><TD width=196>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]Wheelbase:[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD><TD width=245>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]1 495 mm (58.9 in)[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD></TR><TR><TD width=196>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]Ground clearance:[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD><TD width=245>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]145 mm ( 5.7 in)[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD></TR><TR bgColor=#e1fcff><TD width=196>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]Dry mass (weight):[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD><TD width=245>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]290 kg (639 lbs)[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD></TR><TR><TD width=196>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]Engine type:[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD><TD width=245>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]Air-cooled inline-4, DOHC, 8 valves[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD></TR><TR bgColor=#e1fcff><TD width=196>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]Bore:[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD><TD width=245>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]72.0 mm (2.835 in)[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD></TR><TR><TD width=196>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]Stroke:[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD><TD width=245>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]66.0 mm (2.598 in)[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD></TR><TR bgColor=#e1fcff><TD width=196>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]Piston displacement:[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD><TD width=245>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]1074 cm3 (65.5 cu. in)[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD></TR><TR><TD width=196>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]Compression ratio:[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD><TD width=245>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]8,8 :1[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD></TR><TR bgColor=#e1fcff><TD width=196>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]Carburetor:[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD><TD width=245>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]MIKUNI BS34SS x 4[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD></TR><TR><TD width=196>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]Air cleaner type:[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD><TD width=245>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]Polyurethane foam element[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD></TR><TR bgColor=#e1fcff><TD width=196>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]Starter system:[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD><TD width=245>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]Electric[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD></TR><TR><TD width=196>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]Lubrication system:[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD><TD width=245>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]Wet sump[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD></TR><TR bgColor=#e1fcff><TD width=196>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]Clutch type: [/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD><TD width=245>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]Wet multi-plate[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD></TR><TR><TD width=196>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]Transmission type: [/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD><TD width=245>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]5-speed constant mesh[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD></TR><TR bgColor=#e1fcff><TD width=196>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]Gearshift pattern:[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD><TD width=245>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]1-down, 4-up[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD></TR><TR><TD width=196>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]Primary reduction:[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD><TD width=245>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]1.775 (87/49)[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD></TR><TR bgColor=#e1fcff><TD width=196>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]Final reduction:[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD><TD width=245>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]3.090 (34/11)[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD></TR><TR><TD width=196>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]Gear ratios:[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD><TD width=245>

    </TD></TR><TR bgColor=#e1fcff><TD width=196>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]Low[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD><TD width=245>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]2.500 (35/14)[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD></TR><TR><TD width=196>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]2nd[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD><TD width=245>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]1.722 (31/18)[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD></TR><TR bgColor=#e1fcff><TD width=196>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]3rd[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD><TD width=245>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]1.380 (29/21 )[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD></TR><TR><TD width=196>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]4th[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD><TD width=245>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]1.125 (27/24)[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD></TR><TR bgColor=#e1fcff><TD width=196>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]5th[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD><TD width=245>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]0.961 (25/26)[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD></TR><TR><TD width=196>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]Final drive: [/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD><TD width=245>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]Shaft drive[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD></TR><TR bgColor=#e1fcff><TD width=196>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]Front suspension:[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD><TD width=245>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]Telescopic, gas/coil spring, oil damped[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD></TR><TR><TD width=196>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]Rear suspension:[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD><TD width=245>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]Swinging arm, gas/coil spring, oil damper 4-way adjustable[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD></TR><TR bgColor=#e1fcff><TD height=15 width=196>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]Steering angle (left to right):[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD><TD height=15 width=245>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]40 degrees [/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD></TR><TR><TD width=196>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]Caster:[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD><TD width=245>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]61° 95'[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD></TR><TR bgColor=#e1fcff><TD width=196>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]Trail:[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD><TD width=245>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]118 mm (4.65 in)[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD></TR><TR><TD width=196>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]Turning radius:[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD><TD width=245>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]2,6 m (8.5 ft)[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD></TR><TR bgColor=#e1fcff><TD width=196>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]Front brake:[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD><TD width=245>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]Twin disc[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD></TR><TR><TD width=196>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]Rear brake:[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD><TD width=245>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]Single disc [/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD></TR><TR bgColor=#e1fcff><TD width=196>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]Front tire size:[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD><TD width=245>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]110/90-19 62H, tubeless[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD></TR><TR><TD width=196>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]Rear tire size:[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD><TD width=245>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]130/90-16 67H, tubeless[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD></TR><TR bgColor=#e1fcff><TD width=196>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]Ignition type:[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD><TD width=245>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]Transistorized[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD></TR><TR><TD width=196>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]Generator type: [/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD><TD width=245>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]Three-phase A.C. generator[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD></TR><TR bgColor=#e1fcff><TD width=196>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]Fuel tank capacity:[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD><TD width=245>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]22 l (5.8 US gal) incl. reserve[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD></TR><TR><TD width=196>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]Reserve:[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD><TD width=245>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]4,2 l (4.4 US qt.)[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD></TR><TR bgColor=#e1fcff><TD width=196>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]Engine oil capacity:[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD><TD width=245>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]3,0 l (3.2 US qt.)[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD></TR><TR><TD width=196>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]Front fork oil capacity:[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD><TD width=245>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]363 ml (12.0 US oz)[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD></TR><TR bgColor=#e1fcff><TD width=196>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]Secondary bevel gear oil capacity:[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD><TD bgColor=#e1fcff width=245>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]340—400 ml (11.5-13.5 US oz)[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD></TR><TR><TD width=196>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]Final bevel gear oil capacity:[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD><TD width=245>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]280—330 ml (9.5-11.2 US oz)[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
    <TABLE class=standard border=0 width=450><TBODY><TR bgColor=#e1fcff><TD colSpan=2>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]1982—1984 Suzuki GS1100GK service info:[/SIZE][/FONT]</TD></TR><TR><TD width=152>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]Cylinder head valve lash:[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD><TD width=185>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]0,03—0,08 mm (0.0012—0.0031in)[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD></TR><TR bgColor=#e1fcff><TD width=195>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]Ignition timing:[/SIZE][/FONT]</TD><TD width=241>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]17° B.T.D.C. below 1 500 r/min and 37° B.T.D.C. above 2 350 r/min[/SIZE][/FONT]</TD></TR><TR><TD width=196>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]Spark plug type:[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD><TD width=245>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]NGK B8ES or Nippon Denso W24ES-U[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD></TR><TR bgColor=#e1fcff><TD width=196>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]Battery:[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD><TD width=245>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]YB14L-A2 12V 14 Ah (50.4 kCI/ 10 hours)[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD></TR><TR><TD width=195>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]Fuses:[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD><TD width=241>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]10/10/10/10/15 A[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD></TR><TR bgColor=#e1fcff><TD width=195>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]Headlight:[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD><TD width=241>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]12V 60/55W[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD></TR><TR><TD width=195>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]Tail/Brakelight:[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD><TD width=241>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]12V B/23W (3132 cp)[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD></TR><TR bgColor=#e1fcff><TD width=195>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]Turn signal light:[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD><TD width=241>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]12V 23W (32 cp)[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD></TR><TR><TD width=195>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]License plate light:[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD><TD width=241>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]12V 8W (3 cp)[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD></TR><TR bgColor=#e1fcff><TD width=195>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]Speedometer light:[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD><TD width=241>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]12V 3,4W[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD></TR><TR><TD width=195>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]Tachometer/Fuel meter light:[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD><TD width=241>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]12V 3,4W[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD></TR><TR bgColor=#e1fcff><TD width=195>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]Neutral indicator light:[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD><TD width=241>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]12V 3,4W[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD></TR><TR><TD width=195>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]High beam indicator light:[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD><TD width=241>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]12V 3,4W[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD></TR><TR><TD bgColor=#e1fcff width=195>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]Turn signal indicator light:[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD><TD bgColor=#e1fcff width=241>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]12V 3,4W[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD></TR><TR><TD width=195>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]Oil pressure indicator light:[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD><TD width=241>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]12V 3,4W[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD></TR><TR bgColor=#e1fcff><TD width=195>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]Side stand check light:[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD><TD width=241>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]12V 3,4W[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD></TR><TR><TD width=195>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]Gear position indicator light:[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD><TD width=241>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-3]12V 1,2W[/SIZE][/FONT]

    </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>


    Borrowed from Suzuki.org's site.
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  4. Sniper X

    Sniper X De Oppresso Liber

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    That is one of the best most reliable motors of all time and can take amazing amounts of power adders and stay together. I saw a street-able version of that motor once that had 180hp. They are rock solid in stock trim with plenty of power and performance, and were a nice bike to tour on either in that G form, or the GS-E, ED, ESD versions.
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  5. Lank

    Lank Been here awhile

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    Solid but old. If you like newer and solid look for a 1000 Concours, they can be had cheaply, will do all only much updated from the old Zuke
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  6. MIDWAY41

    MIDWAY41 MIDWAY41

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    GOOD BIKE. I HAVE TWO! TENDS TO LIKE TO GO FAST ON IT'S OWN. but all in all a great bike. found the high volume, low pressure oil system a bit disconcerting at first. just not what i am used to. BILL RIGNEY SENDS. BT
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  7. MIDWAY41

    MIDWAY41 MIDWAY41

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    if you don't want it email me at midway41@centurylink.net and i'll go get it. thank you. BILL RIGNEY SENDS. BT
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  8. Tim_Tom

    Tim_Tom Long timer

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    The 1100GK is a great bike. I have one of it's little brothers, the 850G and the whole GS series is incredibly bulletproof. The shaft drive models are the most durable and make great tourers. Suzuki got it right, and there is NO evidence of shaft jacking. They are comfortable all day with great seats and ergonomics. If you are handy with a wrench they are the easiest things in the world to work on. They require a bit of preventive maintenance, but once they are sorted they are really great. The weakest part about them is the charging systems, but that is a simple fix of replacing the RR with an upgraded unit and it's solved.

    Another +1 on the GSResources. They are the biggest hive mind on knowledge on these Suzuki's and are very helpful.

    For $1000 you can't go wrong. You won't loose any money on it at all.
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  9. Bmblbee

    Bmblbee Dust Monkey

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    Oddometer:
    27
    Location:
    AZ Heat
    Did you buy it? Lots of deadend threads about cool old bikes here.
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  10. Swamper320

    Swamper320 n00b

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    Location:
    Fort worth
    I couldn't find another thread to post this in but I have an 84 zooki and by rear turn signals as well as my brake light are not working. The tail light comes on but when I press the brake just the tail light. I've already checked the simple things I.e. Fuse and bulb but still same result. Thanks any help would be great
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  11. Tracer1966

    Tracer1966 Kaptain Kluge

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2013
    Oddometer:
    4
    Location:
    Colorado Springs, CO and Eau Claire, WI
    I can "third" the endorsements for www.thegsresources.com, and for the GS line of bikes generally. I had a 1980 GS850L and a 1981 GS1000L. Very easy to work on, and parts were easy to come by. And I can't say enough good things about the website.

    The stock R/R is weak, but there are some very stout and affordable aftermarket replacements available. Same for the stator.

    Also, a number of older (affordable) Honda R/R's (much more durable) can swap in to these GS bikes. I did that with my 850 and 1000, and the above mentioned website has links to instructions as well as suppliers of cleaned up Honda R/R's for that purpose.

    You'll have a lot of fun with this bike and become a GS fan in short order.
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  12. Scrivens

    Scrivens Long timer

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    1,238
    Location:
    usually the garage
    Trace the wiring loom back from the tail unit/signals to where they join the main loom and see if it is has worn through the sheath and cut the wires or is twisted and broken internally or the plastic plugs are corroded. The non-working bits are all on the same wiring section and it sounds like a break or corrosion.
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  13. Swamper320

    Swamper320 n00b

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    Oct 4, 2013
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    2
    Location:
    Fort worth
    Replaced the needle valves and gaskets on all 4 carbs now carb on right side is overflowing and I cannot get it to stop. Without rebuilding and retuning the carbs what are my options.
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  14. limeymike

    limeymike Who Me?

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2008
    Oddometer:
    953
    Location:
    Coventry UK & South Dakota.
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