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Discussion in 'Moto Club' started by chokeslam512, Apr 21, 2008.

  1. chokeslam512

    chokeslam512 Awwww SKEET!

    Jan 10, 2008
    Kansas City, MO
    I recently sold my KDX220R and am lookingat a Suzuki GS1100E for commuting and fun and maybe a road trip or two. Aside from the electrical problems these bikes are known for, what else should I look for?
  2. wavetrain75

    wavetrain75 Useless Member

    Jan 31, 2008
    I have a '78 GS750, I replaced the entire ignition system (points, not electronic) including the coils and fixed some age related wear in the wire harness, after that it ran like a top.

    You might want to look at the owners' group - GS Resources - it's dedicated to this vintage GS and there are a number of members that know far more than I do.

    Syncing the carbs is a bit of a pain but well worth it.

    Beyond that, if you have a toupee or false teeth just make sure they are firmly attached before you take off, those 1100s are rockets if you have them running right.

  3. PDude


    May 5, 2005
    I had one, it was a good bike.

    I put in an aftermarket stator and rectifier with a huge heat sink/new connectors.

    Points replacement ignition, pod filters and jet kit for new pipe.

    I worked on it for a couple of weeks putting on the above items, then rode the piss out of it for many carefree miles.

    Sold it to a buddy to get a GSXR for the twisties. His kid rode it to college and they still have it.
  4. chokeslam512

    chokeslam512 Awwww SKEET!

    Jan 10, 2008
    Kansas City, MO
    I bought it.... rode it 35 miles home last night. It is running a bit rough. I am planning on syncing the carbs as soon as I can. I also need rotors for the front brakes at $180 each :faint:

    Then come the new stator and R/R.