May 2007 Bike Of The Month
1982 Suzuki GS1100E
Owner: Jon White
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.