Suzuki GS1000

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Suzuki GS 50

History and Riding Impressions, Suzuki GS1000

The GS Suzuki’s very popular in the late 70s 80s. They were all round bikes, being of long distance touring on the one or production and superbike racing on the

The DOHC 4-cylinder 4-… required little maintenance of general mechanical services. The had Tappet shims (over type) for clearance adjustment; system rarely needed adjustment after the early

The four Mikuni carburetors did regular balancing with gauges and the early models had point ignitions which regular checks, too—approximately 3000 miles.

For riders over from British of the time, the GS’s seemed big and at first, but once underway, the displayed reasonably good were not as good as their or Italian competition, but generally and sure-footed.

The early models tended to be sprung and damped, giving a stick feel if pushed on long fast corners. stiffer shocks all round and an swing-arm greatly improved the on these bikes.


The biggest problem on the early was their wet weather braking lack thereof! If a particular has the original rotors and brake fitted (typical of an original low example), the owner must them before riding in wet If he retains the original items, he at the very least, gently the brakes periodically to keep both dry and elevated in temperature as he

Elevating rotor temperatures way will improve this wet braking problem, but not eliminate it.

was excellent, but fuel consumption was dependent on the type of riding racers rarely saw more 13 mpg, whereas steady touring would see over 45

Attracting many buyers to the Suzuki’s was their all round For many, the lack of oil leaks, performance, and their reliability selling points few other of the time could compete And with the exception of the wet weather previously mentioned, everything on the worked well.

Riding the GS Suzuki

Starting the GS cold rarely needed than half of the available setting (operated by a lever on top of the carbs), and once warm, the engine carburated perfectly just over 1100 rpm to the red

Gear changing (left was easy, as was finding neutral at a set of lights. First gear had the typical crunching noise as a gear engaged with a one, but a slight push as the was depressed (one down up pattern) to get the bike rolling, eliminated this.

All of the electrics worked faultlessly, the electric starter, and the switches all easily to hand.


Passenger comfort was well for with a plush seat of size complemented with positioned rear footrests. The also had a grab-handle (a band across the middle of the seat) for the to hold on to, but these were not enough and tend to pull up if the is accelerated hard–far better for the to reach behind for the steel rails.

Turn signals came as fittings on the GS but did not have a self feature.

Suzuki GS 50

Parts are still available, as are many tuning from 4 into 1 pipe to carb conversions and performance


Engine: Air-cooled, 997 -cc -4, DOHC, 2-valves per cylinder 89 bhp

Top speed: 135 mph

Gearbox: 5-speed, one four up configuration

Front 3.50 x 19”

Rear tire: x 18

Brakes. Twin front single rear

Weight: 513 (233 kg’s.) dry

Price: An example (GS1000C) in excellent is valued at around $3,000.

Suzuki GS 50


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