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Old 04-24-2019, 11:04 AM   #1
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1982 GS1100GL redux

My uncle here in CO is getting up in years and went to a Harley trike, so he was nice enough to gift me his GS. It wasn't my style, and didn't run that great, but I knew I could work with it! Pulled everything apart, cleaned everything up, tuned/adjusted and came out with a bike that runs great and that I really enjoy riding.
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Old 04-24-2019, 11:06 AM   #2
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Wow! new life for a classic bike!
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Thatís a very cool clean-up job!

Itís really hard to kill some of those old GS Suzukis.

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Thatís a very cool clean-up job!

Itís really hard to kill some of those old GS Suzukis.

(Nice to see you posting, too.)
Thanks, John. Figure I oughtta once in a while The amazing thing about this bike was the mileage...23,250.
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Thanks, John. Figure I oughtta once in a while The amazing thing about this bike was the mileage...23,250.
love those GSs ... had a couple friends who were fishermen
back east and took their money in '82 and purchased a pair
of GS and rode out cross-country to visit me in Ventura ...
bikes were just beasts ... big stories of going wfo on the way ...
guess we were all twenty-one years old ...

your GS looks like it would do well in a bike show ...
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love those GSs ... had a couple friends who were fishermen
back east and took their money in '82 and purchased a pair
of GS and rode out cross-country to visit me in Ventura ...
bikes were just beasts ... big stories of going wfo on the way ...
guess we were all twenty-one years old ...

your GS looks like it would do well in a bike show ...
It's neat/cool, but not show quality. I'm also not done I'd like to make a couple other significant customizations, not touching the motor of course. I see the 80-81 GS1000Gs (also shaft drive) have a 17" rear wheel. I'd really like to know if that would bolt up, because they're ALL over eBay. Putting it on 17s would be the last geometry change I would make (a little lift in the rear, and drop in the front would nicely flatten out it's lines), and open up my tire choices.
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Go the other way and put an old GS750e 16” front wheel, and then enjoy the ride.
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Go the other way and put an old GS750e 16Ē front wheel, and then enjoy the ride.
That's another way to go! And an 18" on the rear. I can do a high boy of sorts
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Had a buddy back in the 80s that had what I think was a GS650G. Might have been bigger, not sure. I do remember it was a good match to my '82 650 Seca, but it weighed more. Still a fun bike.
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Very nice ride.

Little elbow grease & show it. Lots of older folks would like to see it I'm sure.
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