1st Mar 2005, 00:32
My Fully Faired 1991 GSX1100G has just over 59000 miles on it and I am now looking for steering head bearings for it, this seems to be a common problem. Other than the steering head bearings, the only other problems have been with the handlebar switches, which I have had to rebuild a couple of times.
Rock solid transportation used for many years for daily commuting with several long trips for recreational purposes.
The best modification was a GSXR1100 Stage one jetting kit for the carburetors. This modification took away all of the cold bloodedness until the after market needles wore out and the dealer put back in stock parts. I don't know if it's the replacement parts or just a poor mechanic, but it is once again just as gold blooded as it was when it was new. Wish I could find another good racing tuner here in the bay area. My favorite mechanic died of cancer a few years back. And the annual tune ups have been hit or miss every since.
15th Jan 2007, 11:06
I have 3 GSX1100G's.
1st one has over 86,000 miles. Never let me down. Uses no oil, only tires, batteries, tuneups ever needed. Gets 38-50 mpg depending on speed. Need to clean carbs and tank periodically.
Bought the 2nd & 3rd JUST in case the 1st ever wears out, maybe at 125k.
2nd one is a full tourer (full windshield and saddlebags), and the 3rd is a sport bike (sport windshield and short handlebars).
Replaced the cams on the 1st at 80k, but was in an accident causing reduced oil to the cams. Front oil line leaked, fixed by welding it. Fast and reliable, but like all bikes needs to be ridden twice a month to charge battery, freshen gas, lube seals.
6th Apr 2007, 07:47
I have GSX1100 four years now. Greatest bike ever made.. I've only changed the front fork springs and bought a Corbin seat. I get 42 to 48 MPH.
25th May 2008, 12:54
Just picked my G up last week. Where is the best place to get aftermarket parts?
23rd Jul 2008, 10:01
Hello, I am in Canada, and I have a GSX1100G 1993. I'm wondering about parts and saddle bags, and also a manual. Can anyone tell me where the fuses are, I'm thinking under the tank. Also the start is hit or miss; I am thinking it's the switch. Any ideas?
9th Feb 2009, 13:28
Just got a 1993 Suzuki GSX1100G. Has been setting for 7 years. Got it started but O rings in carburetor started leaking. Trying to decide if I should repair as needed or part it out. If anybody has suggestions, let me know. Thanks.
16th Feb 2009, 09:57
Greetings! I have recently purchased a 1993 "G" with 17K miles on the clocks.
It had been sitting for several years, so I took the carbs apart and thoroughly cleaned them, replaced the o-rings in the float bowl and made sure that all of the drilled passages and jets were clean and clear.
I pulled the pilot needle plugs and removed the needles to clean the circuit. I have tried adjusting the pilot screws from 1 3/4 to 3 turns in 1/4 turn increments and the bike still stutters and hiccups from off idle all the way up to 6000 rpm.
If I whack the throttle open from idle, there is a huge hesitation before it runs like crap. It idles fine, just won't drive.
Please, HELP! Kurt in Palm Bay, Fl.
Oh, the bike is completely stock.
28th Feb 2009, 14:39
I have a 93 G with 28,000 miles on it. I bought it brand new in May of 93 The bike is in mint condition and runs great. Never had a problem and I'm planning on keeping it for a long time. They just don't make bikes like this anymore.
25th Mar 2009, 16:45
I've now had my G for 2 years. I love it; I've owned over 30 motorcycles and this is the one I am going to keep.
I can now ride 300 miles a day with no problem. Great power all day long. This thing just flies.
I now have 50,000 miles on it, and see no problem with another 50,000.
Can't beat this bike for the money. I'm currently looking for another. Buy this bike.
26th Apr 2009, 09:27
Just bought a 1993 G and I love it, but I want to add some things to it and it's hard to find parts. Help me please so I can make my baby look as good as it runs.
12th Jul 2009, 18:11
Have been looking for a 1980's era Suzuki 1000 for years, ever since I sold mine in '86. Bad decision. Few days ago, I found a '93 GSX 1100G among several used bikes at a local shop. About 30 seconds into my test ride, I vowed I'd never ride my present bike again. It's up for sale. Won't say which brand out of respect, but it's a 2007. My '93 GSX weighs more and rides lighter than the '07. The GSX is 100 lbs heaver, but feels more balanced and controllable. The bike runs smooth, powerful, quiet and is just right for cruising around town, or taking a tour across the country. No mechanical problems except, yes, it is cold blooded.
16th Jul 2009, 23:23
I own a 1991 GSX 1100G that I purchased a little over a year ago. The previous owner had wrecked it and did some shade tree mechanic fabrication to it. So I'm looking for the speedometer, rpm gauge, fuel gauge and the bracket that mounts them. I am also looking for the rear fairing that goes around the back of the seat. Other than that I have not had any problems at all except for the normal replacements. It really is a stable good running bike. If anyone can help that would be great.
26th Jul 2009, 16:20
Hi, I am from Holland, next to Germany. As you might know, there is no speed limit there on the freeways.
The day after I bought my '93, I took it there. Excellent bike, I did 240 kmh on it. In miles that's really quick too.
The cold bloodedness thing is just a matter of delicate choke handling. Pull it out far, start, let it run for 3 seconds. Start riding and push the choke back slowly at around 25%. Go quickly into second gear and keep the engine at 3000-4000 rpm for 2 seconds. Then push back the choke and you're laughing.
26th Mar 2010, 02:13
I've owned mine for about 3 years now. Love it, just hard to find parts for it. Has 28,000 miles on it, now just waiting for summer, would love to own a parts bike.
18th Apr 2010, 13:30
I feel very lucky due to the fact that I am buying a 1993 zuk GSX 1100g. It has 4900 miles on it and has been basically sitting in a garage where the owner (who's been riding since 1975) has kept this bike in SHOWROOM FLOOR condition. I rode it yesterday for the 1st time, and there are no words to describe the way that this 17 year old bike handled!