Almost 20 years and still goin' strong
I had to replace a clutch gizmo (easy operation), the gas shut off valve dial fell off (found another on Ebay), and I had the carburators rebuilt at about 10,000 miles. I had both fork seals blow within a few years of purchasing the bike.
This bike is scary fast. On the go, it's light as a feather, but on the slow, its weight becomes apparent. Watch for oil spots at intersections. If you lay the GSX 1100G down, you may blow a gasket getting it back up.
The GSX is oil cooled, and it holds more oil than a V-8. The bike is COLD blooded. Here in Washington State, it takes a long time to warm up on spring and fall mornings. I'll take it into town, run into the store for 20 minutes. I'll have to choke and idle for three or four minutes before I take it back on the road.
Mine is all flat primer with the side panels off... Looks like something from the Road Warrior. My high school students all want it.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th August, 2012