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Old 11-25-2012, 07:28 PM   #331
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Now that we're in AZ. I took a little time today and tore into this thing. Found that a fuse was corroded and caused electric starter / ignition not to work. Changed the fuse / cleaned connections. I gave it a tiny shot of either and she fired right up but didn't want to keep running. Pulled the carbs off and pulling each float bowl, found everything nice and clean. Finally figured out that one vacuum line was open, so therefore the vacuum operated petcock wasn't getting enough suction to allow fuel to pass.



Found a few jury rigged items during my inspection, some miss-matched fasteners, choke cable mount missing at carbs, the "pull" throttle cable in place but the "push" cable missing its' braided cable guts. Throttle still works though due to the large return spring.
Fired her up and ran it down the street. Damned thing is fast...and quiet. Still has some vacuuum leak issues going on at the intake boots where the carbs attach. I'll have her purring in the next few days if all goes right.
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Old 12-19-2012, 06:36 AM   #332
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This one is for sale in Virginia

Looks like someone did a pretty nice job on it.

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1980 Suzuki GS8506 Custom Cafe - $2500 (Prince George, VA)



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Stage 3 full race jet carb kit.Vance and Hines chrome 4to1 performance exhaust. Chrome drag style handlebars. Chrome 3" round bar end mirrors. Gel grips. Solo cafe race seat pan and pad. New fork seals, new battery, new black paint. Good tread on tires. Ridden less than 10 miles since completion. $2500 OBO 804-691-9992.





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Old 12-23-2012, 10:20 AM   #333
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Here are mine...


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Old 12-23-2012, 11:59 AM   #334
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very nice trevorf !
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Old 12-23-2012, 05:22 PM   #335
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Here are mine...



I don't see many in that color.

I had this one, but it's actually an 1100 with 750 bodywork.
You'd be amazed at how many little ways they are different.





I just barely missed out on an ES like yours, but ended up with an E

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Old 12-23-2012, 06:03 PM   #336
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There's an E for sale now on our local CL for $2500.
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Old 12-23-2012, 09:47 PM   #337
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I don't see many in that color.

I had this one, but it's actually an 1100 with 750 bodywork.
You'd be amazed at how many little ways they are different.





I just barely missed out on an ES like yours, but ended up with an E

Wow that's funny that we would have such similar bikes!! You don't happen to have a 88 gsxr slingshot too do ya?? lol..
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Old 02-18-2014, 10:29 AM   #338
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Here are a couple of my GS's all still very much in service. Just did a big trip on the Katana through the southern U.S. in 2013.









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Old 02-18-2014, 11:31 AM   #339
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I just picked up a mint 79 GS 1000 (spoked rims)last weekend... currently it has a Hannigan fairing on it, which has to go, but all the stock stuff came with it.

I'll post some pics this weekend when I start putting it back to stock for the time being.

Hopefully gonna cafe it, but that is down the road a bit.
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Old 02-18-2014, 06:19 PM   #340
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cafe-ing a mint bike, what an idiot.
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Old 02-19-2014, 04:41 AM   #341
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I'll be sure to post lots of pics of the cutting then

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Old 02-19-2014, 05:09 PM   #342
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Old 02-19-2014, 09:01 PM   #343
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Yeah thinking about "cafe-ing" mine too.

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Old 02-20-2014, 01:16 PM   #344
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Here are a couple of my GS's all still very much in service. Just did a big trip on the Katana through the southern U.S. in 2013.








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Old 02-20-2014, 05:06 PM   #345
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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.





I hope to be able to clear out space in my garage so I can bring it home.
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