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Offline Chris

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A new Suzuki for Ian
« on: October 16, 2017, 08:21:10 pm »
I went with Ian today to pick up a 1979 Suzuki GS1000E that came from Illinois.  As happens with old bikes the bike was currently registered and titled in Illinois but was bought by a Kentucky old bike dealer and word passed to Ian by a local bike business who picked it up in Kentucky for us.  I'll leave it to Ian to post pics but it's a GS1000 decked out in period touring gear including a Vetter Windjammer fairing and Vetter hardcase saddlebags.  Under the touring gear is a stock GS1000 with about 13K miles on it.  The engine is a gem and runs great while the running gear, especially the front forks, need some attention.  The bike sits too low making me wonder if it was intentionally lowered to suit a pretty short legged rider and the way the seat moves you way forward supports that idea.   So, another GS Thou to bring up to speed and it'll be fun and interesting to see what Ian does with this one.  I know he's dying to get rid of the white wall front tire.  AH...I nearly forgot...the price was $1350. 

When new his bike would have looked very much like this:
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Re: A new Suzuki for Ian
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2017, 09:04:32 pm »
 :21 Congrats It looks nice.
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Re: A new Suzuki for Ian
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2017, 10:08:52 pm »
As Chris said I couldn't resist this little gem. 




Plans for this one are pretty mild, most of the suspension/brake mods from my other GS1000 will find their way to this one, the fairing will go on a shelf, change the seat, exhaust and handlebars, leave the engine stock.
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Re: A new Suzuki for Ian
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2017, 09:36:32 pm »
Any new photos?  What the latest status?
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Re: A new Suzuki for Ian
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2017, 12:23:12 am »
Spent a few hours in the garage and removed this:



And installed the forks with Progressive springs, custom brake set-up, turn signals and headlight.

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Re: A new Suzuki for Ian
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2017, 06:00:49 am »
Awww, no love for the old windjammers...lol

Lookin' good Ian....  I need another GS at some point...

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Re: A new Suzuki for Ian
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2017, 02:37:57 pm »
progress so far:


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Re: A new Suzuki for Ian
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2017, 08:13:59 pm »
 :21
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Re: A new Suzuki for Ian
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2017, 04:51:11 pm »
It WAS cool whitewall and all  :banghead 

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Re: A new Suzuki for Ian
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2018, 09:41:13 am »
Very nice
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