January 2012
Bike Of The Month


1980 Suzuki GS1000S

Owner: James Almuli

ID #24

A Note From The Owner...

Attached are two pics of my 1980 GS1000S which I bought in Germany in October 2010. It was in decent shape when I got it, though the previous owner hadn't really ridden much in the last few years. Since I got it, I've been basically doing a "rolling restoration" with the bike never out of service for more that a week or two.

Cases have been polished, brakes rebuilt, cables, handgrips, turn signals, handlebar, brake lines and various other parts have all been replaced. I did all the work myself except for the valve adjustment and carb synching. Having retired recently, this has been my first restoration and I'm having so much fun, I'm already planning a second one!

That, however, will have to wait till our move to Toronto is complete later this summer.

I would like to mention that I couldn't have done it without the encouragement and help from the goods folks on the GSR Forums.

Best Regards,

James Almuli
(aka GS Jim)