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ryani

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New power cruiser in the garage
« on: February 08, 2016, 08:10:15 AM »
Sold the klx in the am and picked this ol girl in the pm.

91 Suzuki gsx1100g. Basically a shaft drive katana. It runs sweet. All it needs is brakes and a seat cover and she'll be ready for this summer.


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Re: New power cruiser in the garage
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2016, 07:34:46 PM »
Wow very nice.
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Re: New power cruiser in the garage
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2016, 08:57:14 PM »
I love the look of those older naked gs bikes.  That looks like a really nice bike.  Should be practically bulletproof.  Nice find Ryan.

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Re: New power cruiser in the garage
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2016, 09:07:36 PM »
Thanks.  The windshield already went missing and I'm looking for some lower bars.

Going to do brakes and oil changes. Motor and final drive.

Will be a nice bike for two up fun!
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Re: New power cruiser in the garage
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2016, 09:22:17 PM »
I didn't grow up around bikes so I didn't even know so many neat bikes even exist, ie. I wouldn't even know what to look for on Craig's List
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Re: New power cruiser in the garage
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2016, 09:43:59 PM »
Oh Mr Potter. Be blessed that you don't constantly comb through craigslist ads.

Sometimes I think there should be a 12 step program to stop looking at bikes!

But if you'd still like to learn come over some night and I'll show you the ropes. But you have been warned. It's a sickness!
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Re: New power cruiser in the garage
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2016, 10:25:56 AM »
I've been mentioning to Ryan that GSXR 1100 heads/ cams / carbs probably bolt right up on that  :evil

Those are great old bikes.   I love how similar they look to the GS1100E of the early/mid 80s.   Also great looking bikes.

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Re: New power cruiser in the garage
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2016, 02:39:09 PM »
Cool

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Re: New power cruiser in the garage
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2016, 08:17:23 PM »
That windscreen would be pretty nice on 1000 mile days or when the temps drop below 40.  Course I'm a function over form guy every time. 

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Re: New power cruiser in the garage
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2016, 08:29:31 PM »
Yes the older I become the more functional I get. The windshield is only two bolts away from going back on.

I ordered a small tinted flyscreen for my form side. Ha-ha
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Re: New power cruiser in the garage
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2016, 04:20:19 PM »
Well I gave it a 180 mile shake down run a few weeks back. Great machine for eating miles!

Had a clattery valvetrain so I adjusted valves and installed a manual cam chain tensioner since the old girl has 36000 miles. Installed today.  It's smooth and quiet again!!

Mark kreiger...Kreiger cam tensioners made me one for it. Awesome service and a down right bargain. Had one on the klx too
Found a factory backrest for it too. It was a needle in a haystack and the gentleman knew what he had. Oh well got some color matched paint and a pad for it.  Mama is happy to say the least!!

Can't wait for some summer road trips on the big Suzy.
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Re: New power cruiser in the garage
« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2016, 08:17:16 PM »
Oh Mr Potter. Be blessed that you don't constantly comb through craigslist ads.

Sometimes I think there should be a 12 step program to stop looking at bikes!

But if you'd still like to learn come over some night and I'll show you the ropes. But you have been warned. It's a sickness!

It is a very bad illness, I do it way too much. It's like gambling because one of those times scrolling through the ads something is going to catch your eye and you will spend money.

I really like that suzy, I thought about one a few times, the 1100 and the 800. I like the lines on those bikes.




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Re: New power cruiser in the garage
« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2016, 07:45:10 AM »
They remind me of the GS1100E, which I really like.


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Re: New power cruiser in the garage
« Reply #13 on: March 20, 2016, 09:07:14 AM »
So how does this bike feel vs the Kawi Versis?
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Re: New power cruiser in the garage
« Reply #14 on: March 20, 2016, 09:15:00 AM »
It's low comfy heavy and fast!  No vibes. Way better two up. Which it will be used for mostly.

 It's a great mileage muncher.  Can't wait to throw some miles at it this summer
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