Originally Posted by Canuman
Mine's a '79 with pumper carbs. The later models have CV carbs. I don't know if this would make a difference.
I've got CV carbs on my '82 GS, and even when it's 30 degrees out it starts right up. I let it idle for a minute or two while putting on my helmet and gloves, and it's good to go.
The GS'es are the best kept vintage bike secret around. They are awesome, and because they don't have the 'cool' tag like a CB750 or Z1 you can find compete runners for next to nothing. At least in the states.