TGSR Bike Of The Month

March 2010

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1978 Suzuki GS1000E

Owner: Brett Qualtieri
bsq@kootenay.com

ID #52

A Note From The Owner

I found this GS1000E in the back of my neighbors wood lot in Canada where it was exposed to all the different elements of the seasons - I traded him mechanical work for it.

It took me two years of hard work and frustrating nights looking for some of the missing parts - this is the final result.

All the work has been done by myself. This was a frame up rebuild. I repainted it with the original black color, with all the chrome pieces blacked-out.

I hand built the the exhaust, and upgraded the charging system and brakes.

It has only 20,000 original kms. Unfortunately, I have only rode it 200km in the last year.

Brett Qualteari
Canada