TGSR Bike Of The Month

March 2009

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1978 Suzuki GS1000E

Owner: Mark Geering
gyro58@tpg.com.au

ID #64

A Note From The Owner

These are a couple of pics of my 1978 gs1000E which you should consider for your shot of the month. I bought this bike for $200.00 about ten years ago and put it in the shed corner as there were too many other things to do.

After being convinced by mates to do something with 1100 Yoshi pistons & cams that I had lying around I set to and built this baby. I have three other GS's in the shed, so i knew what I needed to do -- fix the brakes and suspension to go with a much enhanced motor.

I have used GSXR1100 wheels, Ohlins rear shocks, Race Tech gold valves in forks, GSXR1000 six spotters, braided lines & EBC pads. I made my own pipe with stainless headers & mild can with stainless end cap and baffle. 36mm Keihins feed a ported head with oversize valves that I found on eBay. Goes really hard, a definite keeper.

Cheers Gyro

Mark Geering
Australia