1979 Suzuki GS1000S Larry Pearson Special- Tribute Bike to Wes Cooley

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Suzuki GS Sport Bike
Suzuki GS Sport Bike

1979 Suzuki GS1000S – Feature Larry Pearson call his business Meticulous Painting for nothing.

Time is money is time. Both are you can use to come up with a nice Larry Oliver Pearson in Spokane, Washington, and doesn’t snowmobile, snowshoe or any of those

What he likes to do, from the the snow flies until it again, is hunker in his garage and make things perfect. he brings a radio, but since he was a jockey for 30 years, most of the he prefers solitude.

The 1979 GS1000S you’re looking at Pearson’s realm around the of the century, when it appeared in the of a friend’s pickup with a gas tank, broken sidecovers and 20 worth of use. It did connect a of synapses, though, as Pearson watching Wes Cooley duke it out in the old on just such a machine. “I saw it and it—which is weird because is the only Suzuki I ever to own. I’ve always more of a Honda guy.

After 40 years of owning, and racing Hondas, it’s my Suzuki, but I’ve wanted one particular model forever. It me four years of bugging my to sell it to me.”

Stock freaks need not he says. “Nothing I did to this couldn’t be returned to stock. I all the original parts stashed In the meantime, the goal was to take a bike (Pearson says 700 “S” models came to the U.S.) and it more beautiful. “It’s of a tribute to Wes Cooley than a Cooley Replica.’ I wanted it to a genuine, period-correct Superbike but with a show finish.”

graphics aren’t decals, paint. “I have a friend, Jim ( www.graphixbyjim.com ), who custom paints and runs a vinyl graphics says Pearson. “He has a really computer-controlled Roland plotter. getting the sizes and dimensions and all perfect, it cuts stencils so and clean, it blows me away. We in each separate color, I buried it all in clear before sanding and polishing it all out.

Those graphics look they’re under glass. a lot of work, but that kind of and finish is the reason I chose Motorcycle Painting’ ( www.meticulouspaint.com ) as a name.”

Even though it was sold here in 1979-80 and in limited numbers, the GS1000S won the and minds of many enthusiasts in short period. Among was Larry Pearson, who rebuilt not-quite-stock version from the up.

Suzuki GS Sport Bike
Suzuki GS Sport Bike

Pearson believes that the key to a like this one—a motorcycle that doesn’t the bank—is to find one with a solid engine. Engine takes money and real everything else can be made with time and patience. GS only had 19,000 miles on the and its engine needed nothing a tune-up.

The stock exhaust was in excellent shape. “But I ran into that Yoshimura on eBay,” he says, “it was, off to the races—and the sound is amazing.” there’s the Lockhart oil cooler, handlebar, stepped seat.

Chassis-wise, the frame was powdercoated, and bushing, bearing and mechanical was rebuilt or replaced. Blacked-out and fork legs complement the engine. A modified Honda front fender looks right, 1100F rear look cool and damp than the originals, and period rearset footpegs carry on the

Pearson learned to paint in a car shop during a brief between high school and that turned into or five years. Followed by 30 of radio. Followed by full coming back to a thing he to do, seeking perfection. “This a great bike,” he says. “It and feels brand new.”

What you’re looking at is all over again, but a more version—for only about

Suzuki GS Sport Bike
Suzuki GS Sport Bike
Suzuki GS Sport Bike

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