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
2nd Feb 2011, 21:34
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???
25th Aug 2012, 23:46
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.