1980 Suzuki GS850 from United States of America
The reliability surpasses my highest expectations
I should start by saying this bike is stored outside, not far from the ocean.
Valve cover and breather gaskets replaced with aftermarket silicon versions, to stop the slight oil seepage.
Rear shocks replaced due to corrosion.
Starter rebuilt at 45k.
The bike sounds great with the factory 4 into 2 exhaust.
Handles decent, considering the 600lb+ weight.
Big enough for tall people (I'm 6'4").
Majority of parts seem to be very cheap and easy to find.
The seat is not comfortable enough for long rides.
Shim valve adjustment system requires some investment to DIY.
An incredible machine in terms of the mileage some people get out of these.
78 hp stock is not bad, considering what it is.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th February, 2012