If you ever have the chance to buy a Suzuki GS series, do yourself a favor and do it!
Seat cover starting to rip.
Replaced voltage regulator at 35,000.
I bought this bike brand new in 83 (it was a holdover). Best investment I've EVER made.
It's a great bike; handles like a dream, quick enough on take-off, never tested the top speed because this is a cruiser.
This bike really is bullet-proof, engine still purrs like a kitten, it's got the shaft drive, which is still holding up amazing, quiet as hell, no chain "slap". Basically I just change the oil every spring and make sure she's got gas and she never lets me down.
Never had the engine apart, have never had to change a valve or a piston or rings like some of my buddies with Harleys have had to, I just ride her.
This bike has never let me down, starts every time, runs great, is comfortable on long trips, and really is just a joy to ride!
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 13th January, 2008