1979 Suzuki GS1000E Historic Vehicle RegisteredView on eBay
1979 Suzuki GS1000E Historic Vehicle Registered
The previous owner of this bike had it for over 11 years and did a significant amount of refurbishment work on it before losing interest and leaving it unfinished. The bike came with a new 4/1 exhaust and an aluminium swing arm already fitted when I purchased it. However, the brakes were not in usable condition, so I had the bike delivered directly to a specialist garage who undertook all the necessary work.
They removed the points and installed a Dyna electronic ignition, which allowed the bike to start easily. The engine is in excellent condition with no leaks, and I changed the oil and filter. A new voltage regulator and left-hand switch gear were also fitted, along with a new Motobatt battery.
The carburettors were stripped, refurbished, and rebalanced, with no fuel leaks. I installed a Suzuki kit on the rear brake master cylinder and replaced the rear brake caliper pistons, seals, and pads. The front calipers were cleaned and new pads were fitted. The brakes are now in excellent condition, although it is still a heavy bike, so two-finger stoppies are not an option.
The bike now rides well and handles just like a 44-year-old GS1000 should, but it is not suitable for off-road use. I have only owned it for a few months, but I need to sell it to make room for another purchase. You can ride the bike home as it needs no further work; it starts easily and runs well. However, it is a big old Suzuki, so if you are familiar with this type of bike, you know what to expect.
This is currently the cheapest standard GS1000 available on eBay, but I need a quick sale. Please note that the date of the first registration is incorrect, but I am unable to cancel it. The bike does not have an MOT or tax, but it is exempt. I am not interested in a part exchange or dealing with time wasters, scammers, or low-ball offers.
eBay item number: 256007909416