TGSR Bike Of The Month

December 2005

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1983 Suzuki GS1100E

Owner: Steve Butler
Steve.B.Butler@delphi.com

ID #121

A Note From The Owner

My pride and joy is a 1983 GS1100ED, with 22,000 miles. The paint, seat cover, and instrument lens are all original and in perfect condition. The engine and exhaust are stock.

The bike's performance modifications are FOX shocks, stainless steel braided brake lines, and a front fork brace. It also has an Electrix voltage regulator, which I discovered via your excellent website, after replacing the Suzuki regulator three times...thanks !

The big four cylinder runs smooth as silk and the transmission shifts perfectly. I also have a 2000 Suzuki SV650, but find that I prefer riding the 22 year old GS. Every time I ride the GS, I marvel on what a great job that Suzuki did in building a bike that still seems fresh and modern nearly a quarter-century later.

Thanks you guys for providing a place that I can share my experiences and knowledge with others !

Steve Butler
Kokomo, IN