TGSR Bike Of The Month

November 2005

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1978 Suzuki GS1000

Owner: Steve Aston
steve.aston2@btinternet.com

ID #120

A Note From The Owner

I have just finished a total rebuild of my beautiful GS1000C.

She was brought into the UK during the early 1980's. I got my hands on her in 2002. She was in fairly good condition back then. During the winter of that year, I overhauled the engine and carbs. Over the 2004 - 2005 winter, she was stripped-down to the frame.

As you can see in the photo, I had various parts chromed. The frame was powder coated, and I installed many new (original) parts from a local Suzuki supplier here in the UK. I also swapped-out all the original nuts and bolts with chrome-plated replacements.

Over the last 3 years, we have attended various bike meetings and ride-outs here in the UK. When the weather is fine, we spend time together during the evenings and weekends.

My kids love it and ride pillion regularly. My wife is not a huge bike fan however, but she gives me total support in my motorcycling interest.

Thanks and keep-up the brilliant web site !


Steve Aston
Basingstoke
Hampshire
England