1982 Suzuki GS1100GK
This one is a keeper
Mostly normal wear and tear, did have to replace the old worn-out rear air shocks with Progressive air shocks, which made a huge difference in the handling of the bike.
I also had the bike painted from the "Old Man Brown" as my wife called it, in a dark-night blue with silver inserts and grey trim. This changed the looks quite a bit.
Bike runs strong, is very comfortable on long trips, is extremely reliable and gets over 50 mpg on the road.
Good paint, new exhaust and polished aluminum, bike is always center of attention where ever I go.
This bike did not get a good review from Motorcycle magazine back in its day, and body parts are non-existing. It's still a very good bike.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 26th January, 2009
26th Sep 2011, 22:47
September 2011, I now have 42,000 on this bike, and it is running as good as ever. Needs minor work on the front brake calipers, but other than that, normal maintenance is all that I do. Doesn't use any oil, and is getting well over 50 miles a gallon. One of the best bikes I have ever owned.
10th Sep 2016, 14:09
Update, 9/2016: Bike now has 48,000 miles and is still a strong runner. Replaced rubber hoses and seals and other minor items. Did all the work myself without any problems whatsoever. Best bike I own.