June 2016
Bike Of The Month


1982 Suzuki GS1100GL

Owner: Leon Marker

ID #214

A Note From The Owner...

I bought this new, in 1985 from Austin Suzuki, Austin Texas while I was serving in the USAF. At 9119 miles, it was wrecked in a high speed accident that left me with injuries to my neck and a compression fracture to my T5 vertebrae, in 1987. It was totaled by the insurance company, I bought it back, and rebuilt it over the winter of 1988 in my dads shop. I road it to my new home in Minneapolis, from my parents place in northern Iowa in the month of March. That was a cold 2.5 hour ride. It has since been ridden to over 20K miles and will always be mine. I've been very happy with it's rebuild, and count myself very lucky to still be riding.