TGSR Bike Of The Month

May 2007

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1982 Suzuki GS1100E

Owner: Jon White
the_bilge@verizon.net

ID #90

A Note From The Owner

I purchased this GS1100EZ new in the spring of 1982, and put 26,000 miles on it over the next 11 years. At the end of that time, it was suffering from a partially clogged carburetor, so I parked it in my garage, and more or less forgot about it.

In September 2006, after having recovered from an illness that nearly took my life, I realized I needed to find some things I had been missing. One of these things was riding my motorcycle. With the help of GSResources, and all the good people that offered advice and encouragement, I proceeded to clean, rebuild and /or replace every thing on the bike that I needed to, to make it a reliable, and top notch performer.

I've tried to keep it true to its original form, only upgrading the fork springs, shocks, brake lines, and replacing the usual items like the regulator/rectifier, tires, chain & sprockets, etc..

This photo shows a windshield with quick mount hardware installed on the bike. I only use it during the coldest part of winter, and for long trips, because I prefer to ride the bike as original.

I hope you enjoy this look at a classic UJM.

Sincerely,

Jon White