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1985 Suzuki GS  1985 SUZUKI GS1150E- SHOW BIKE WINNER

1985 Suzuki GS 1985 SUZUKI GS1150E- SHOW BIKE WINNER

$4,700

San Francisco, California

Year 1985

Make Suzuki

Model GS

Category Naked Motorcycles

Engine 1150

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SO-- THE STORY ON THIS BIKE---I BOUGHT IT IN 2014 FROM ORIGINAL OWNER DYING FROM CANCER. HE WAS A BIKE DEALER. THIS WAS HIS DREAM BIKE. BIKE IS ALL STOCK. JUST HAD CARBS CLEANED AND BIKE IS READY TO ROLL. ENGINE PULLS LIKE A BANSHEE..... TH IS BIKE WON 2ND PLACE AT CLASSIC JAPANESE BIKE SHOW IN SAN JOSE. ALSO AS YOU CAN SEE WAS WRITTEN UP IN "CLASSIC JAPANESE MOTORCYLE" MAGAZINE.....BIKE IS MINT..... PRICE IS FIXED.....IF YOU WANT A CLASSICE BIG BORE SUZUKI..HERE IS A GOOD AFFORDABLE CHOICE.THANKS!

Trim 1150E

Suzuki : GS 1986 suzuki gs1150e bigbore 1292 wiseco,9200orig miles

Suzuki : GS 1986 suzuki gs1150e bigbore 1292 wiseco,9200orig miles

$275,000

Patchogue, New York

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super mint, super fast ,the best of everything.DONT PASS THIS UP!!you wont be sorry. 1292 wiseco kit, barnett racing clutch @springs supertrap pipe, battleaxe rear pirelli front , 165hpat crank big but civilized,ultimate sleeper . ultimate cafe racer.an injury forces me to sell its cruiser time.i hope someone gives her a new home

Suzuki : GS 1984 Suzuki gs1150e partsbike gs1100 dragbike cases crank frame cover tank carbs

Suzuki : GS 1984 Suzuki gs1150e partsbike gs1100 dragbike cases crank frame cover tank carbs

$1,350

Spokane, Washington

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for sale 1984 Suzuki gs1150e - unknown mileage (no gauges)-not running-has title and key -engine cranks w/jumper box- SELLING AS-IS FOR PARTS-stock original bike, last registered 2012. ships worldwide buyer responsible for shipping GOD BLESS AMERICA! HAPPY BIDDING ????- 208-451-6001 ZIP 83530

1985 Suzuki GS 1150

1985 Suzuki GS 1150

$4,999

Yuma, Arizona

Year 1985

Make Suzuki

Model GS 1150

Category -

Engine -

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Classic show bike winner!  Written up in Motorcycle Classics Magazine.  This is quite possibly the finest example of a "Survivor" GS1150E on the planet!  The only things that did not come with the bike when new are the tires and the battery.  It is box stock right down to the factory exhaust.  There have been no modifications at all.  With fewer than 20,000 miles it is barely broken it.  It does have a couple of rock chips on the front fender and I carelessy scuffed the left side engine cover with my boot, but after all it is 32 years old!I hate to sell it but I bought this bike thinking to re-live my glory days when a rocket like this was my dream, but at 67 years of age I have realized that my "Super Bike" days are long gone.  Because I love motorcycles and will always have one, I have retired to a nice sedate cruiser.  Don't miss out, this one will not last long.

2017 Suzuki SV650

2017 Suzuki SV650

$3,200

Milton, Vermont

Year 1985

Make Suzuki

Model Gs

Category -

Engine -

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85 Suzuki GS1150E, last of the big bore Era- then came the GSXR. This motorcycle is ready to roll and properly owned and maintained for the last 18 yrs by a certified ASE service tech. It's time for someone else to twist the throttle. Many upgrades over the years including a stainless Super Trapp exhaust, K&N air filter, braced and looped swingarm, 530 chain & sprocket conversion, Sargent seat, Works performance shock, new tires and much more. GS series bikes are know for being tough & reliable, this 1150 is properly tuned & jetted and runs awesome. Looks great for a 31 yr old cycle. Currently has 45,000 miles ( bought in 98 w/ 6,000) - many of them on long distance trips. Would jump on this tomorrow and take off again on another adventure. Clear title, current inspection and turns heads on every ride. Would consider a partial trade for a DR650, KLR650 or XR600,650

1985 Suzuki Gs 1150

1985 Suzuki Gs 1150

$3,500

Akron, Ohio

Year 1985

Make Suzuki

Model Gs 1150

Category Standard Motorcycles

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1985 Suzuki Gs 1150, Rare GS 1150 E. Runs great, looks great. This bike is a head turner. Own this piece of history. This bike is underpriced because I need room for other projects. Serious inquiries only. 330-807-7961 $3,500.00 3308077961

1982 Suzuki GS1100E Side Car

1982 Suzuki GS1100E Side Car

$6,495

Bettendorf, Iowa

Year 1982

Make Suzuki

Model GS1100E Side Car

Category Standard Motorcycles

Engine -

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1982 Suzuki GS1100E Side Car, GS1100E Side Car Rig!!! Here is a one of a kind bike!! This set up is so cool, it was published in October 2009 Japanese Vintage Motorcycle magazine.It was also on display at the Chief Blackhwk motorcycle show/swap meet this last year. It has been a total restore and runs great!! It is a very unique, and an innovative design. The attached Vespa scooter is mounted on a hand made frame that is securely mounted with adjustable turn buckles. The side car wheel is a Suzuki GS wheel and fork set up, the brake, and front fender is also off of a Suzuki GS. Neat idea!! The brakes on the side car are set up on an adjustable proportioning valve. We are not a side car shop, so if this is to be ridden at high speeds it should be checked out by a real "side car guy". It has two steering stabilizers on it. The frame of the side car has been power coated black for a long life finish. The bike engine has been rebuilt with a close eye on detail, and now has a mild set of Web cams, and some sweet flat slide Mikuni carbs. It breaths through K&N air filters, and stock exhaust system, {not loud}. Tires are new Metzelers. The rear shocks are Works Performance. The fairing on the bike is an aftermarket BMW R1150R unit from Omar's in California. The rear seat cowl is a one of a kind Custom made by the fabricator. It would be no problem if you wanted to remove the cowl/seat set up and install the stock one, as no structural changes were done to the bike. This is truly a one of a kind unique bike. The bike is a true classic, add the sidecar hack and you have a cool, one of a kind rig!!!

Suzuki : GS 2005 suzuki gs 500 f sport street fast aftermarket black cheap reserve

Suzuki : GS 2005 suzuki gs 500 f sport street fast aftermarket black cheap reserve

$1,900

Mission, Kansas

Year 2005

Make Suzuki

Model GS

Category Sport Bikes

Engine 487

Posted Over 1 Month

Kris Rodenbaugh 816-352-2840 6639 E Frontage Rd Merriam Kansas 66202 ? ? ? ? 05 Suzuki GS 500F Super Low Reserve! Vehicle Information Year: 2005 Make: Suzuki Motorcycle Model: GS Condition: Used Description Nice bike with new Bridgestone tires. Custom grips along with some othe minor custom accessories. There is a dent in the exhaust pipe but not leaking or creased. This bike runs pretty well with a small engine chatter. Nothing extreme. We have tons of bikes in stock and this one is priced to sell! We offer shipping across North America. Please call/text Kris for more info 816-352-2840 ? ? Description Nice bike with new Bridgestone tires. Custom grips along with some othe minor custom accessories. There is a dent in the exhaust pipe but not leaking or creased. This bike runs pretty well with a small engine chatter. Nothing extreme. We have tons of bikes in stock and this one is priced to sell! We offer shipping across North America. Please call/text Kris for more info 816-352-2840 Options and Standard Features Basic Information Type: Sport Bike Mileage: 9993 Title: Clear Color: Black Condition: Used VIN: VTTGM51A552102801 Stock Number: 20874 Trim: 500F Model: GS Make: Suzuki Year: 2005 Engine Bore (in): 2.92 Bore (mm): 74 Carburetion Brand: Mikuni Carburetion Type: Carburetor Carburetor Compression Ratio: 9.0:1 Cooling System: Air Cylinders: 2 Engine Disp. to Weight (cc): 1.23 Engine Size (cc): 487 Engine Size (ci): 29.7 Engine Stroke: 4-Stroke Engine Type: Parallel Twin Fuel Capacity (gal): 5.3 Fuel Requirements: Regular Fuel Type: Gas Number Of Carburetors: 2 Starter: Electric Stroke (in): 2.23 Stroke (mm): 56.6 Valve Configuration: DOHC Drivetrain Number Of Speeds: 6 Primary Drive (Rear Wheel): Chain Transmission: Manual Chassis & Suspension Frame: Steel Front Adjustable Rebound Damping Front Suspension Type: Telescopic Fork Number Rear Shock Absorbers: 1 Rear Adjustable Rebound Damping Rear Adjustable Shock / Spring Pre-Load Rear Suspension Material: Aluminum / Steel Rear Suspension Type: Twin Sided Swing Arm Brakes Front Brake: Hydraulic Disc Front Brake Diameter (in): 12.2 Front Brake Diameter (mm): 310 Rear Brake: Hydraulic Disc Safety Headlight Fuel Level Warning Rearview Mirrors Comfort Trip Odometer Specifications Body Material: Plastic Dry Weight (kg): 180 Dry Weight (lbs): 396 Front Tire (Full Spec): 110/70 R17 Z Front Tire (Inches): 17 Front Tire Aspect Ratio: 70 Front Tire Speed Rating: Z Front Tire Width: 110 Fuel Capacity (liters): 20 Ground Clearance (in): 4.7 Ground Clearance (mm): 120 Height (inches): 45 Height (mm): 1150 Length (inches): 81 Length (mm): 2080 Rear Tire (Full Spec): 130/70 R17 Z Rear Tire (Inches): 17 Rear Tire Aspect Ratio: 70 Rear Tire Speed Rating: Z Rear Tire Width: 130 Seat Height (inches): 31 Tube / Tubeless: Tubeless Wheelbase (in): 55.3 Wheelbase (mm): 1405 Wheels Composition: Aluminum Width (inches): 31 Width (mm): 800 Speedometer Other Information Decal Kit Lower Fairing Upper Fairing Apply Now! CARFAX Vehicle History Report VEHICLE HISTORY REPORTS Dont buy a used car without CARFAX! View Free History Report Disclaimer: Not all accidents or other issues are reported to CARFAX. The number of owners is estimated. See the full CARFAX Report for additional information and glossary of terms. Contact Country Hill Motors Inc 6639 E Frontage Rd Merriam Kansas 66202 View Map Ask for:Kris Rodenbaugh Phone:816-352-2840 Contact: ?Contact Us Hours Mon-Thurs:09:00am-08:00pm CST Fri, Sat:09:00am-06:00pm CST Sunday:Closed ?Directions to Dealer ?Contact Us Country Hill Motors - Experience the Difference About US In the summer of 1984, Josh Buterin, at the age of 26, started a small car lot on the corner of Johnson Drive & I-35. He rented a three hundred square-foot office in the old Merriam, Kansas Gas building, which he shared with two other businesses. Josh, with the little money saved from buying and selling cars out of the paper, purchased vehicles out of the Autotrader magazine and the Kansas City Star. He then reconditioned them on his own and made sure the few cars he had in inventory were in prime shape. Trying to invent different marketing methods, Josh wanted a bigger presence in Kansas City with his 9-12 car inventory. He began having friends shoot photos of him waiving in front of his vehicles. Being that Autotrader magazine was the prime place to sell cars, with Josh waving in the photos, he was sure to stand out. In 1986 John Zaslavsky, a local small business owner who ran a shoe repair shop two blocks down the road came shopping for a car not knowing what he would find. Josh and John’s friendship began that day. Realizing each others' passion for cars, John began assisting Josh with buying and selling cars. Eventually with the growth of their business, the two formalized their partnership and John sold his formal shoe repair business. Very quickly, John and Josh learned that the tool necessary for becoming successful in the car business was a steady and reliable source for purchasing vehicles. The days of combing the classifieds had to go in order to grow. With the introduction of cell phones in the mid 80s, John had the idea of purchasing ten cell phones and passing them out to local new car managers at new car dealerships. He told them, “When you're trading for a car, page me, and I’ll bid it for you, then come buy it.” This new method appealed to the new car stores because previously, the only choice was to take their trades to the auction and risk loosing money on a weekly basis. Johns phone began ringing so much that less than a month later, he purchased a second phone to carry on him at all times. Now with an ever-growing and steady source for purchasing vehicles, Josh and John's business steadily grew from a 9-12 car inventory to over two hundred, forcing them to expand. In the mid 90’s, John’s brother and son began working as sales people, bringing new energy and ideas accelerating the companies growth. Today the two run the day to day operation of the company with John continuing to buy cars as he did in the 80’s but on a larger scale, and Josh continuing to inspect and work with vehicles to insure a quality product. With the relocation of the founding store, still in Merriam, now on 67th & I-35 and the opening of Country Hill Motors of Olathe, John and Josh have learned, “Achieving success in this business is knowing how to buy quality vehicles, and at what price. Therefore, if you buy it right, selling is never a problem. Passing the savings on to our customers, with our three to twelve thousand dollar price range, is simply what we do.” Terms Placing a Bid: Your bid constitutes a legally binding contract to purchase this vehicle. Please do not bid if you're not seriously interested or financially able to purchase this vehicle. Please read eBay's User AgreementCountry Hill Motors Inc reserves the right to, Obtain and verify the registered information of all users who bid on this auction. Cancel any and all bids at our discretion, or end the auction early if necessary.Bidders Age: You must be 18 years of age or older to Bid. Special eBay Bid Retraction Rules: Please read eBay's "Retracting a Bid" If you place a bid before the last 12-hour period of the auction: You may retract that bid before that last 12-hour period but only for exceptional circumstances. You will not be allowed to retract that bid during the last 12-hour period of the auction. If you place a bid during the last 12-hour period of the auction: You will be allowed to retract the bid for exceptional circumstances but only if you do so within one hour after placing the bid.Funds & Financing: For help in arranging for a Pre-Approved loan or for any questions please e-mail or phone Kris Rodenbaugh at 816-352-2840 prior to bidding. Representations and Warranties made by seller: This vehicle is being sold "as is". Manufacturer's warranties may still apply. Extended warranty may be available, e-mail or phone Kris Rodenbaughat 816-352-2840 for details. No representations or warranties are made by seller, nor are any representations or warranties relied upon by bidders in making bids. Taxes and Registration fees: Out of state buyers are responsible for all state, county, city taxes and fees, as well as title service fees in the state that the vehicle will be registered. All taxes and fees must be paid in full in order for vehicle to be titled and registered. Title Information: Vehicles titles may be held by banks or lenders as collateral for loans. In many cases there is a delay in receiving the original instruments up to 21 days from the time we pay a vehicle off. While we usually have all titles in our possession at closing, there are occasions where we may be waiting for them to arrive. If payment is made by cashier's or personal checks we will hold all titles for 10 days or until funds have cleared. Shipping & Delivery: All shipping charges are buyer's responsibility. Country Hill Motors Inc will help with shipping arrangements but will not be responsible in any way for claims arising from shipping damage!Licensed Carriers are generally insured for $3,000,000.00. We assume no responsibility for damages incurred after the vehicle leaves our showroom. All shipping arrangements are provided by Country Hill Motors Inc as a courtesy. We are not affiliated with any carrier. Any claims or other communication regarding shipment of vehicles will be between you and the shipper, not with Country Hill Motors Inc. The amount of time it takes for delivery is dependent on the carrier, but is generally 7-14 days from the date the vehicle is picked up from our facility until it is delivered to your destination. Verify with the shipper for an Estimate Time of Arrival to be sure.We can arrange shipping on all auctions! Just Call/Text Kris to get a quote 816-352-2840 Finalizing your Purchase: Country Hill Motors Inc will contact the successful high bidder by e-mail after the auction closes. Successful high bidder MUST communicate with at Country Hill Motors Inc by e-mail or phone 816-352-2840 within 24 hours of the auction ending to make arrangements to complete their transaction. If we cannot confirm your intention to buy or the sale is not completed within 5 days, we reserve the right to relist this vehicle or sell to any other qualified buyer. In order to secure winning bid on vehicle, Successful bidder (BUYER) must within 24 hours of bid closing send to Seller a Deposit in the amount of $500.00 by major credit card, cash in person or bank certified funds. Within 7 days of bid closing, Buyer must send balance of funds by bank wire transfer, cash in person, bank certified funds to Seller. At time of sending initial deposit, Buyer MUST fax copy of their State issued valid Driver License. Furthermore, before said vehicle is released for shipment to Buyer, all other Sale related and title related paperwork must be signed and returned complete to Seller. Along with funds clearing and shipping paid for by purchaserAll sales are final and we expect full cooperation in getting you your item the fastest, safest, and most affordable way possible. The more we communicate the better we can deliver.There is a $289 administration fee charged on every purchase in addition to the final selling price. 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Trim 500F

Suzuki : GS 1985 GS 1150 very strong daily rider candidate-- GS specialist serviced

Suzuki : GS 1985 GS 1150 very strong daily rider candidate-- GS specialist serviced

$3,400

Akron, Ohio

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Akron Suzuki Works is offering this well-sorted out '85 GS 1150 on behalf of a client. This bike was listed earlier with a reserve of $3500 which was based on the fact that it took pretty close to that to get this one into every-day-reliable condition. Try taking a bike into a shop this time of year that needs a list of electrical and mechanical issues sorted and see what kind of turn-around time you'll get. I switched the pricing format to buy-it-now/best offer so take your best shot and start riding. The owner has several other bikes and would like to make a deal. We have maintained this bike for the past 2 owners and it is ready to ride. We believe the 26k miles on the clock to be accurate based on our assessment of typical wear points and overall performance. No oil leaks or unusual noises, this classic example starts right up, shifts smoothly, pulls very strong and stops nicely. The inside of the tank is spotless--looks like stainless steel, so we found no fine rust particles in the Since we work on almost nothing but GS's around here we are sensitive to "GS noises"--clutch basket rattles, crank whirrs, etc. This bike has none. The clutch service mentioned below included re-torquing the clutch flange nut--a common but seldom tended to issue on 80's GS's. We performed the following service items on the bike: -replaced chain with new O-ring chain; final drive is correctly adjusted and running smoothly -rebuilt carbs, adjusted jetting, drilled choke pick ups for easier cold starts, synched carbs on bike -replaced battery and charging system connectors (now charges spot-on for volts and amps) -oil and filter change, pan gasket removed and replaced to address a leak -brake fluid purge/bleed -clutch overhaul--bead blast steel plates, clean, inspect fibre plates, replace springs: no slippage, smooth pull at lever -replaced starter -front turn signals were replaced with OE units as the 'accordian' mounting plastic wears out from flexing over time This 1150 has some nice touches like the bar end mirrors which give the best visibility in the GS world. The Yosh exhaust sounds authoritative without destroying ear molecules of you or your grateful neighbors. The dash display is crisp and uses anti glare lens material. Everything on the dash panel works correctly, as do both front and rear brake light switches, turn signals, and the upgraded horns are much louder than period units. I ride dozens of GS bikes every year. Comparing the 1150 to the GS1100 E's we work on every day around here, the engines are similar with the 1150 having a slight power edge. The 1150's brakes are a bit stronger and more responsive and the 1150 mono shock rear suspension was the first go at it for Suzuki on a large-displacement street bike. I'd give a slight edge in handling to the E but give the nod to the 1150 for boulevard blasting. This 1150 should make it through the riding season with normal maintenance and tires. The tires on the bike would be ok to run out for a couple thousand highway miles but if you plan some canyon carving right away, you'll want to order up some new rubber. The only kluge on the bike is the cable to release the seat was removed from the lock block so takes a manual pull to release the seat. The lock mechanism works but the key went missing.

Suzuki : GS 1982 GS1100GZ nut-bolt-wire level GS-Specialist freshening of 10k 1-ownr exmple

Suzuki : GS 1982 GS1100GZ nut-bolt-wire level GS-Specialist freshening of 10k 1-ownr exmple

$8,500

Akron, Ohio

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It's a pleasure to present this stunning '82 1100 GZ prepared for you by Akron Suzuki Works. For our clients and followers, you know what we do--we make GS' feel young again (and maybe you too)!. I believe we are the only shop in the world with as tight a focus on Suzuki GS bikes, especially the 1100/1150 models from 1980-1985. Yes, its a time warp and of course it's a 'niche'--if we did Harleys or Kawasaki's we'd have, you know, competition. Akron Suzuki Works Level-One 1. It has documented miles and ownership history 2. Every mechanical and electrical function works at least as well as when new--but better is acceptable (improvements discussed below) 3. The original appearance has been retained as much as practical 4. Suzuki factory service bulletins issued over the years have been incorporated 5. Deviations from the OE configuration for the year/make/model are noted 6. Original parts which have been replaced or upgraded for performance or safety reasons will be included with the machine if available.Many of our bikes go to clients who have requested specific models. One I've been trying to fill for a while is for "a perfect (client's description) black/grey GS1100GZ". This auction bike would have done it for the client--except the color scheme was wrong and we hate to refinish salvageable OE paint. We do have some current, recent and upcoming listings including a GS1150, an '83 GS1100E, and an '82 GS550 Katana. The Katana will be a Level-One bike but the others won't make the cut and will be priced accordingly. The auction bike is priced at $8500. If you don't think any '82 G could possibly be worth $8500, please stop reading and don't bother sending me that email telling me about the 'same bike your buddy got off Craigslist for $500'. Show your buddy our Level-One list here, though, just to make sure they really are the same. If you're still reading have a look at our Level-One shop prep check list:FORKS, BARS. LEVERS, SWITCHES, CABLESFork seals -replaceFork tubes polish small pitsFork springs-replace with progressive springs)Throttle cable-replaceBrake lever, check/replace, lube pivotclutch lever, check/replace, lube pivotservice or replace brake switchestach drive-replace shaft sealtach cable-replaceAll other switches (check, repair or replace as required) ENGINERe-torque head boltsCambox gasket, seals-replaceAdjust valve clearance-replace 4 shimsAll other gaskets (replace as required) Clutch cover, Stator cover, CDI cover Fiber clutch plates (replace with Suzuki OE as required)Change Oil, Filter Suzuki OE filter 4 qts Castrol 10-40 MC oil TRANS & DRIVE Drain & Refill drive shaft resovoirsR&R rear wheel, Lube splinescheck rear wheel bearingsBRAKES Flush/clean resovoirs Inspect/rebuild calipers as reqd front pads-replace rear pads-replace bleeders, caps-replace brake lines inspect/replace as required EXHAUST-remove & detail replace 4 exhaust port seals CARBS R& disassemble carbs Rejet to improve midrange Repace all carb rubber parts Replace air filter-K&N unit filter polish #1, #4 float bowl and vacuum cover replace #1, #4 cover fasteners w nos replace airbox intake tubes and clamps adjust low speed idle F/A screws synch throttle plates on bike test rides between steps on jetting TANK, BODYWORKS, CHASSIS drain, inspect, flush rebuild/replace petcock as required replace "SUZUKI" tank insignia w nos clean, sand and re-clear, sand & buff clear (Tank & Front fender only) Case guards (remove) Remove & test rear shocks Strip clear coat, sand and polish alloy cases -replace ignition and stator cover stickers Polish fork tubes (while disassembled for rebuilding) Polish peg mounting brackets Prep & Paint engine with high temp Alumiblast engine paint Fasteners (replace w nos hex as required) -stator cover -ciutch cover -clutch dowel pin, clutch act shaft seal, intake clamps, bolts -replace neutral light sensor and seal to fix shifter shaft oil leak -polish/replace cylinder head plated 17mm bolts Swing arm and steering head bearings-inspect and replace as required Remove / inspect plastic body parts for repair -Clean & polish rear tail section Tires replace with Dunlop 404 OE spec -replace tubes (corrosion on valve stems) -replace rotor retaining lock tabs on front and back wheels (9 pieces)Charging system (check components, clean up grounds, replace connectors) -stator replace w/ rick’s electronics 5-wire Wheels (detail, hand polish after removal of tires) Wheel bearings (inspect, replace as reqd) Frame paint touched-up and detailed while bike is disassembled Removable chassis parts: strip bare, powder coat or epoxy enamel stove black - stand -center stand -brake torque tube -engine mounting plates -rear turn-signal mount tabs Seat-inspect, clean Battery-replace with Shorai Lithium 4-yr with smart charger, pigtail Body Plastic -remove GS 1100 insignia, polish OE paintSmall miscelleneous bits and suppliesHeadlight screws, plastic tie straps for cables on barsTrim paint, brass rotary brushes, sanding papers, high temp engine paint, utility brushes stainless steel cleaner, streak remover prep wash Other than the baffle adjustment to the exhaust system, the only other change is one you'll really appreciate--the speedometer was swapped out at delivery for a 140 mph unit off an '83. (the US DOT required all speedo's for '82 vehicles be 85 mph max in '82). Let the good times roll. jmw

Suzuki : GS '84 GS1100GK drops 100 lbs!  BAGGER to SPORTS BIKE Fully sorted, ride anywhere

Suzuki : GS '84 GS1100GK drops 100 lbs! BAGGER to SPORTS BIKE Fully sorted, ride anywhere

$4,400

Akron, Ohio

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MAN YOU GOTTA HAVE A LITTLE FUN IN LIFE ONCE IN A WHILE! (Special thanks to client Kevin S for inspiring this conversion. He dreamed up how he wanted the bike to look and turned the nut-cases of Akron Suzuki Works loose on the project). This bike has done less than 1000 miles since it's conversion and reconditioning. You are essentially getting a heavy-duty GS1100G with some nice cosmetic upgrades plus nut and bolt level re-do of a very solid base machine. It is so much lighter and more nimble with the sport fairing. The best part from a buyer's standpoint is you are getting a very well-sorted out ride for this year and beyond. Most of the bikes we see offered this time of year need a lot of work to be reliable for that vacation trip or daily commute--try getting something worked on this time of year at your favorite shop. This one is ready to hop on and go somewhere! Several bidders enquired about the original luggage and rear box. Those parts are not available but I do have a nice set of Krauser Panniers and a rear box that could be fitted to this bike. The Krausers have keys and are removable just like the original GK bags. This Auction item GS1100GK was a full dresser, factory touring bike designed to compete with Honda's bagger-cruiser tanks in the early 80's. No offense to the baggers out there but it seems to me if you bolted two of those big boys together you'd wind up with your dad's Oldsmobile. There is a "before" photo included and one showing the body-works which were removed. (these parts are NOT included in the auction, they were sold as part of the project). The 'surgery' included removal of the panniers and rear box, a big honking fairing, one of Suzuki’s uglier seat efforts (and Suzuki made some duzies). Underneath all that plastic, there lay a very sturdy machine. Unusual for the day was the air-adjustable rear suspension (which was retained), solid front end with “G” geometry (rather than the kicked out “L” spec that didn’t aid handling), a best-in-industry shaft drive, decent 3-rotor brakes. The balance of the photos show how we did that. The project was fun for us here at Akron Suzuki Works since we got away from the constraints of restoration work to create a mildly customized take on an unusual donor platform. The client was pleased with the results and rode the bike last season but a move to garage-less new digs dictates a sale of the bike. We have the PA title ready to transfer to the new owner. NOTE ON PRICING: The buy-it-plus-build-it cost on this bike was about $7500. We are expecting a lot less but if somebody asks "what's the most your will take" I've got a number. I did set a reserve price on this one (well below $7500). I don't reveal reserve prices so please bid what you think is fair. We understand here that you, the market, decides what everything is worth and the client has to decide if he agrees. Bidders can rest assured that a GS from Akron Suzuki Works is going to be as well-sorted as you are likely to find out there. If your buddy tells you he "got one off Craig's list just like this one" you have my permission to give him a rabbit punch in the adam's apple. Here's how it all went down... The GK shed nearly 100 lbs by the time we deleted the body works and swapped the heavy, double-walled OE exhaust for the tidy V&H 4 into 1 piece (with standard baffle) which also provided a nice improvement to sound. It's loud enough to be heard in traffic but not make enemies in the neighborhood. The massive stock fairing was replaced with a vintage Greer sport fairing with a half-high windscreen which re-directs the air sufficiently to take the load off for all day interstate work while offering a weather protection for colder or (yikes) wetter conditions. We fabricated aluminum brackets to mount the fairing and turn signals and adapted the front harness to suit. A period round headlight from an 1100E was fitted using aftermarket stainless steel fork tube mounts. Original rear air suspension units were retained. The seat was cut down and re-profiled to match a small parcel rack-- we fabricated mounting brackets. The seat was finished with a custom leatherette cover. The GK got a thorough functional updating—carbs overhauled with choke circuits richened to improve cold starting. Pilots and mains were tweaked for the header; charging system re-wire and updated, new battery, forks overhauled with new seals and upgraded to 20 wt fork oil to slow dampening. Free sag set to right-on 24mm with about 13 psi of air over the new oil. The Continental tires still have good tread but are starting to show their age on the sidewalls. They could be run out for a few thousand miles if interstate cruising is your game but handling would gain from fresh rubber. We went with a high temp matt black engine paint and freshened up the side covers with new stickers and a strip and polish on the alloy covers. Painted body bits and pieces—stands, motor mounts, brake torque arm, etc. were removed and powder coated or repainted. A center stand ‘bumper’ was fabricated to keep the stand from bouncing against the exhaust. So, how does she run? Pretty sweet. Starts instantly even on cool mornings after sitting a week (thanks to some carb tweaking) pulls smoothly and evenly to red line, no engine or tranny noises, no crank whirring, clutch basket rattle, smooth shifting and period correct braking and cornering. Other reconditioning notes: --complete strip and refinish of tank, fender and all body plastic plus plastic.—the seat re-profiling lowered the passenger ‘hump’ but still provides comfortable lumbar support for the rider.--charging system got a new stator and all connectors were replaced (its spot on for both amperage and voltage)—mini signals replaced the stock blinker units which were built into the fairing and bags.--full fluid service including middle and final drive cases, oil/filter, brake fluid.--brakes flushed front and back, calipers repaired and pads replaced as required--all electrical (except fuel level indicator in tach) and mechanical functions verified to be working correctly--brake lamp switches, horn, signals, dash display, side stand down warning light, neutral light, gear selection indicator.--cases stripped of clear coat, polished—fuel petcock was rebuilt, new diaphragm (fuel flows when petcock senses vacuum so no worries about fuel leaks). Nit-pics--exhaust system is solid, sounds very nice, shows typical discoloring on the header pipes.--a few blems here and there in the mostly original frame paint—tach displays correctly but the fuel gage built into the tach doesn’t work. The fuel sender in the tank is working so it’s a matter of finding a replacement tach. The odometer works fine though, so just reset that at fill up and you’ll track fill ups fine. --front brakes are solid and progressive but put out a pretty good squeal at the end of a stop. I haven't heard this very often on GS brakes and I'm assuming it is related to not having been ridden much and will subside with use. ABOUT AKRON SUZUKI WORKSIf you are new to our auctions, we are a 2-bay GS-specialty shop. Our crew includes a mechanical engineer and a dealership trained Suzuki mechanic who has built and tuned just about everything GS. We have particular expertise in carb tuning and modification, suspension tuning, charging and electrical systems. It's been a while since we offered a bike on eBay as we frequently get calls to see "if we have any interesting GS' around". We usually do so a lot of our bikes never make it to auction. That's about to change, however, as we have at least 4 bikes which will be listed in the coming days including a GS1150, an '83 GS1100E, an 82 GS 1100G, and an '82 GS550 Katana. I have to get pics uploaded to our photo server. But first, let me tell you about this GK auction bike. There couldn't be many shops around with a nearly exclusive focus on GS bikes from ’80-’83. We do concourse Suzuki restorations for clients (see GS Resources website Aug 2010 Bike of the month) as well as repairs and upgrades and we often wind up taking bikes back in from clients as trades which we offer at auctions--which is the case with this bike. The bike has a clear PA title in or client’s name but we have the bike here in our shop in Akron, OH. I’m particularly careful to provide accurate descriptions as we have sent bikes and parts to Europe, Canada, South America and all over the US--I know buyers don’t like surprises. We offer 12 yrs of feedback as our best reference. We incorporate Suzuki factory service bulletins that have been issued over the years and incorporate a few tricks of our own to improve reliability, safety and performance. We prefer genuine Suzuki OE parts where available including filters and gaskets because they typically are better made, fit better and last longer. We select after-market parts based on experience with what works best. Regarding GS bikesIf you are new to the GS bikes they are quite durable and reliable and better after a few tweaks to the carburation and electrical systems that we do here. Suzuki used a roller bearing crank assembly with a low pressure/high volume oil pump making bottom end failures almost impossible (yeah, I know, anything can be over-revved). The CDI ignitions were maintenance free, shaft drives were quiet and durable, the handling and braking was above average then and up to todays requirements if the bike is set up and serviced correctly. Regarding Fuel and AdditivesRegular unleaded gas is fine as these remarkable engines had compression ratios below 10:1 yet still could deliver 50 mpg. I do recommend use of Red Line SI-1 Complete Fuel system cleaner (on the web at redlineoil.com) which helps keep the small diameter pilot jets and carb passages varnish free. I use a couple oz. each gas fill up. I tore down my own 50-k mile 1100G and the intake manifold and valves were spotless.Oil additives are un-necessary and some can damage the clutch fiber plates. Good quality motorcycle-specific 10-40 non-synthetic oil works fine. Regarding GS Electric SystemsIts my contention that the OE stators and rectifier/regulators were adequate--many of the bikes we work on still have their original stators and rectifier/regulators. The problems are often the result of the connections between components and deteriorating grounds. We replace the bayonette connectors with long-shank, double-crimped connectors which we then shrink wrap to prevent further problems. Please Note: Our prices will obviously be higher than most of the GS bikes you see on eBay. If you can do the work yourself described here, you don’t need us but I do have a loyal customer following of riders who mostly just want to ride and not worry about the details that we tend to here. I base the price largely on the amount of time and materials we have into the bikes. We do contract restorations or repairs for fussy clients and we’re frequently retained to inspect bikes for collectors. Contact me for particulars. Besides the current auction bike I have several 1983 GS1100E’s including a 6k mile, 1-owner, never seen rain example) a 10k GS1100 G and a 6k GS550 Katana which you’ll see on Ebay soon. However, a vintage bike is typically not going to be as reliable as a newer bike and if you are a stickler for cosmetic details you may not be happy with a bike that has some blems. Of course you know by now that any used vehicle is sold as-is/where-is without warrantee expressed or implied.