1980 Suzuki Gs 850 Gl Manual
Faults: 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. General Comments: 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. Model year 1980 Year of manufacture 1980 First year of ownership 2008 Most recent year of ownership 2012 Acceleration marks 8 / 10 Roll-on Performance marks 6 / 10 Handling marks 6 / 10 Braking marks 6 / 10 Reliability marks 10 / 10 Comfort marks 6 / 10 Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10 Overall marks (average of all marks) 7.4 / 10 Distance when acquired 42000 miles Most recent distance 52000 miles Previous motorcycle Suzuki LS 650 Savage Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer?
Suzuki spare parts for GS850 Motorcycle. Crf 250 2011 Manual more. Swift delivery Original Suzuki GS850 parts.
Yes Review Date: 12th February, 2012. Faults: The connecting box on the exhausts rusted through in the first few years. General Comments: I bought this machine, it's a black 850G, new in 1981. I never set out to keep it nigh on 30 years, but it just became part of my life. I ran it daily for the first five or six years, and then the demands of bringing up a family caused it to be put away for a few years. It has reemerged from time to time in the last twenty years to enjoy the occasional year in the sun.
She always fires up straight away and forgives you for keeping her waiting. I've ridden 500 miles in one day without any problem at all. I've recently cleared the accumulation of junk and boxes that piled up on top of it in the garage and got it our again. A new set of plugs and caps, and a degrease, and she is as beautiful as ever, and purring like a panther.
Tettex 2293 User Manual more. I fitted a Motad 4 into one some time ago, which gives it a lovely bassy sound, that turns to a howl at speed. I've also fitted higher bars, which I think more suits its colossal stature and gives more comfort and control. It's a big old cruiser, you need strong arms at a quarter of a metric tonne, and long legs to handle it when stationary or at low speeds. 850 doesn't sound big compared to the massive CCs available today, but it's a big meaty engine that pulls its weight and anyone on it with ease. I think the GS is a lovely machine, it ticks all the boxes that a real motorcycle should. It looks great and is way fast enough.
It's a bike that has to be ridden with some thought and input; it won't do the handling for you. It was described as a muscle bike in its day, and set new standards for reliability, cherry picking the best in-line 4 ideas from Honda and Kawasaki. They don't make them like that anymore. Model year 1980 Year of manufacture 1980 First year of ownership 1981 Most recent year of ownership 2008 Acceleration marks 7 / 10 Roll-on Performance marks 9 / 10 Handling marks 7 / 10 Braking marks 6 / 10 Reliability marks 9 / 10 Comfort marks 9 / 10 Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10 Overall marks (average of all marks) 8.0 / 10 Distance when acquired 0 miles Most recent distance 23000 miles Previous motorcycle Suzuki GS750L Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer?