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Old 01-29-2008, 10:44 AM   #46
RedRocket
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I brought this one home last night. A 1980 1100E.
I think I'm gonna part it out tho.

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Old 01-29-2008, 10:46 AM   #47
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I brought this one home last night. A 1980 1100E.
I think I'm gonna part it out tho.

What do you want for the swingarm?
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Old 01-31-2008, 12:31 AM   #48
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Yo Joerg...

Sweet little bikes but you call ours GSX's...which in America were all GS's. The X didn't start in the good ol' USofA until the slabside GSXR's came to our shores. Were not all the 4 valve versions called GSX's in your part of the world?

GSX/GS...potatoe/potatoe...whats the difference!

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Old 01-31-2008, 04:39 AM   #49
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Hi,
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Sweet little bikes but you call ours GSX's...which in America were all GS's. The X didn't start in the good ol' USofA until the slabside GSXR's came to our shores. Were not all the 4 valve versions called GSX's in your part of the world?
Thanks for the explanation ... indeed I was wondering why the Katana models such as this one were merely "GS" on your side of the pond ... the X in "GSX", i.e. the 4V technique, has been one of the major marketing arguments in those days.

It appeared strange when Suzuki annouced a few years later that the successor of the (my) GSX400 was the GS500 ... more ccm, but no more X ... back to 2V.
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Old 01-31-2008, 02:59 PM   #50
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They are durable.. Oh... not mine but I've met the owner several times.

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Old 01-31-2008, 04:01 PM   #51
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They are durable.. Oh... not mine but I've met the owner several times.

Is that the bike in the Motorcyclist issue with the GS1000S?
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Old 02-01-2008, 10:17 PM   #52
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Refreshed battery, new fuel, and little bit of cleaning so far.









I'll be trying to start it tomorrow morning.
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Old 02-01-2008, 11:08 PM   #53
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Don't part it!!

It's beautiful!
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Old 02-01-2008, 11:30 PM   #54
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Here's my '83 GS1100es, the last of the round tubers. I may have to sell it this spring to pay for the re-hashing of my Ducati 748, but I am trying to find any excuse to keep it. Lots of power (for 1983) and one of the best over the road bikes I've ever had.



This was on the way to Road America for AMA Superbike racing last June. My buddy on the custom Honda had a bad trip, running into a SUV doing an illegal U-turn at night. Spent most of one night in the E-ward. Don't know how the guy didn't see that bike....

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Old 02-02-2008, 07:10 AM   #55
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My first real street bike. Bought it used from a dealer in Millington TN back in 1983. Really easy and FUN to ride. I forget what exact year it was ('81?), but it was a GS450E.

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Old 02-02-2008, 11:22 AM   #56
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Here's my '83 GS1100es, ...
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Old 02-08-2008, 11:05 PM   #57
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I've been showing off my current and first motorcycle to anyone who would listen and then found out from BillyBoy that there's a thread just for me so here's my ride, a 1980 GS850G:

Here's the previous owner's for-sale pic:


And after some changes (most importantly removing the Windjammer and changing the handlebars):


And soon I will remove the side bags and replace them with ammunition cans.
Has about 55,000 on it right now, runs sweet. Had been sitting for almost 2 years- brought it home last month and changed the oil / slapped a new battery in it and life is good.
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Old 02-19-2008, 11:12 AM   #58
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BillyBoy asked me to repost this pic. of my 77 GS550 here - so here it is.[IMG][/IMG]
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Old 02-21-2008, 12:58 AM   #59
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Hektoglider's Mexican adventure on a GS-1000G...
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=312784
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Old 02-21-2008, 06:46 PM   #60
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1979 GS-1000s...
mmmm purty...
I want one...
I rode a 78 GS1000E for almost 30yrs. Uncle I bought it from only rode it 1200 miles and sold it to me. Then purchased the model you have pictured which is the Euro. model of the same yr or possibly the next. These are very hard to find here in the states. Great motorcycle!
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