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Old 09-03-2011, 07:35 AM   #286
ThomasVolomitz
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First road bike I owned was a Suzuki 360 water cooled. The first water cooled bike on the road. I later had a BMW R75, BSA 500 Goldstar (wrecked in Greece). I also briefly had a 1963 BMW 250 (rare) which I sold to get the R75. I'm riding a Suzuki 03 Volusia now but still want to get back into an adventure saddle before I'm too damned old.....
Not sure of your age, but I am 52 and got back into it last year. Still snowboard all winter and ride as much as possible. Afraid if I quit I will just get old!!!
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Old 09-03-2011, 10:30 AM   #287
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Not sure of your age, but I am 52 and got back into it last year. Still snowboard all winter and ride as much as possible. Afraid if I quit I will just get old!!!
Yep! I'm 62

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Old 09-05-2011, 11:04 AM   #288
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Recently picked up this fairly "untouched" 1978 GS1000E .........

It needs a bit of a clean up & some paint, but overall its pretty good.









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Old 09-05-2011, 01:24 PM   #289
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Very nice. I'm picking up an '80 1100E this week (pictures are on the last page) but I honestly like the look of the 1000s better.
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Old 09-05-2011, 08:48 PM   #290
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http://sacramento.craigslist.org/mcy/2582898243.html

Saw this on CL today. Nice looking bike. No comment on the asking price.
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Old 09-08-2011, 07:02 PM   #291
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http://sacramento.craigslist.org/mcy/2582898243.html

Saw this on CL today. Nice looking bike. No comment on the asking price.
I'm no expert on pricing bikes, but I'd figure about $1500 - $2000 would be more in line. But it's not like people overprice things on CL in any case.
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Old 09-14-2011, 09:41 PM   #292
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My neighbor/buddy's 1980 GS550. Got it for free as it atrophied in a garage for at least a decade. He cleaned it up nicely and it's a strong runner. He quit his job as a home improvement contractor to be a full time mechanic at a local motorcycle shop.





Still trying to get him to pop for a smaller tail light.
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Old 11-02-2011, 08:47 AM   #293
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I found a 1978 GS 750 next door to where I work that someone wants out of a garage. It is complete, but has been sitting.

I'm thinking of making a hack rig out of it. Has anyone done such a thing?
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Old 11-02-2011, 10:15 AM   #294
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I found a 1978 GS 750 next door to where I work that someone wants out of a garage. It is complete, but has been sitting.

I'm thinking of making a hack rig out of it. Has anyone done such a thing?

My old GS-850 with Velorex car. Just got rid of the bike but still have the car and may bolt it to another GS if I find a nice one.

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Old 01-02-2012, 03:31 PM   #295
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My son and I recently got GS1100s, an '81EX and an '82GL. We don't know yet who will ride which.

The E got a new seat cover and a bit of tuning.

The G got a modified seat and sport bars to make it less cruiser and more classic.
Plans are to ride the Beartooth and Bighorns which are just up the road a piece.
You sure that's an '82? With round cam-end covers?
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Old 01-02-2012, 03:46 PM   #296
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The G models are shaft drive and had the 8 valve motors.
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Old 01-02-2012, 09:24 PM   #297
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89 GS500E With lots of mods. Build specs and more pics here. http://maniccycles.blogspot.com/

Before with aftermarket Targa fairing and chin spoiler with an 04/05 GS500F fuel tank.Pretty much all stock.


After mods.I wanted a very subtle sleeper look that wouldn't attract to much attention like a full on sport bike.



I bought two wrecked 92 GS500E 95% complete.

This one is project "Lite Tourer",and this is how it started.I will be adding updates on my blog about it.


This is the other one.It was going to be street fighter-ish, but the frame is bent in a spot that isn't worth fixing.So it along, with my track bike frame, is going to be come a trike.


I'm kind keeping the trike set up under wraps for now as I may start offering a few kits,if things work out the way I want.Most trike kits are for the big luxo cruisers and cost a lot.I'm trying to bring something to market for the average guy that doesn't wanna spend $4000+ to convert his or her bike.

My blog http://maniccycles.blogspot.com/

My facebook page http://www.facebook.com/pages/Manic-...69358576434069
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Old 01-03-2012, 01:33 PM   #298
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The G models are shaft drive and had the 8 valve motors.
I remember the "G" appelation for shafties, but I thought the round cam endcovers ended in 1980. Live and learn.

Loved my 1978 GS750EC.
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Old 02-03-2012, 10:52 PM   #299
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Ok here is my 1980 gs750e what you see (except bars) is what came out of the factory! Unrestored!
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Old 02-10-2012, 01:46 PM   #300
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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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