1982 Suzuki GS850 from United States of America
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
Right on!! I have owned lots of bikes, including a HD Sportster, and I love this bike!! It rides so smooth. Everything works great, and it's 30 years old. Lot's of fun. I've never had it at top speed, wonder what it would do???
I liked my first 1982 GS 850. I got a second one, after selling my first one, what a dumb move. I love the bike, it's all good.
I had a GS850 when stationed in Colorado Springs in 1986. Hit the throttle on a long straightaway, and at 110 mph and climbing, I got scared and backed out. Loved that bike. Should have never sold it after a small wreck that broke my hand. The new owner fixed the dent in the tank and new forks, and away he went. Good luck with yours.