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Suzuki GS1000S Cooley

Today’s guest post is by Boehm, Editor — of Moto Retro Illustrated. a common thread with us superbike guys. We either (and sold) or wanted one of the we saw sliding around Laguna or beneath guys like Wes Freddie Spencer or Eddie Kawasaki KZ1000Rs. Honda

Or Suzuki GS1000Ss. Just at the nasty things made our boil, but for whatever reason of us just couldn’t get—or onto—them in our youth.

Now, of more of us have the money, and patience to source, restore, and ride these legendary And for many fans they massive aesthetic and road-going

Larry Pearson is one such After watching Lawson, and Cooley duke it out in the early at the AMA Nationals in the Pacific Northwest, had always harbored major-league for a Suzuki GS1000S —a limited-edition superbike available in ’79 and ’80. finally found an S-model buddy Devin Corbit one and got bogged down on its restoration. got tired of me whining about it,” says Pearson, since he needed money for his rod project, he sold it to me.”

Pearson had always wanted to set up a with the Right Stuff—the Cooley and the Yosh crew on its racers: rearsets, low bars, a seat, a Lockhart oil-cooler lines running along the side of the cylinder, and everything out—with an era-correct Yoshimura topping it all off. “The pipe took me over a to find,” Pearson says, it’s mint. I’d have taken this bike to stock had it not been for that

With only 18,000 on the clock, Pearson’s GS1000S was sound—which he verified with from Honda tech Brown. So he began his chassis with an engine removal and a strip and powder-coat of the frame, replacing all seals, bearings and once that work was

Next came stainless lines, slotted discs an ’80-spec GS1000S, a set of NOS mirrors, new Conti Blitz tires, rearsets, and a new master cylinder. refurbished the wiring harness, and a new subfender, piggyback Honda shocks and a front fender the same bike, which air right to the oil-cooler. “They’re I always knew would perfect on this bike,” says. “The fender has cool spoiler on top, and way lighter than the stock fender. I had to modify it, but it’s one of my favorite pieces.”

Pearson spent tons of on his S’s aesthetics to get them perfect. “I the engine two shades of black,” he us. “Flat for the cylinders, head and and semi-gloss for the valve cover and covers. I like contrast. Two ensure the engine doesn’t like it’s been in paint.

I also painted the fork and everything else I think of in satin and gloss Even the bars are powder-coated

Though black dominates the and frame, the bodywork remains the blue-and-white Suzuki/Cooley/Yoshimura livery. factory colors have knocked me out,” he told us, “so I the original colors. It’s makes the S-model what it is. I several dents in the tank and a few in the sidecovers and fairing. Then everything in urethane, using Suzuki decals throughout.

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I also added the Yoshimura to the tank, and buried everything ten coats of clear-coat for a finish the could only dream of. I modified the seat by hacking two off the foam and reshaping it, so it’d into the tank more Suzuki made some seats, but this one looks Royal Upholstery in Spokane it for Pearson in two textures, all with French seams.

Much he says, and still very

The only glitch was the S-model’s dash assembly. “Unfortunately,” says, “part of the dash was off due to a tipover. I took a piece of a Kawasaki ZX-14 windscreen, the correct curve from it, cut it to bonded it to the Suzuki dash and recovered it with matching After a complete disassembly and the stock dash looked Nice.

Pearson’s custom GS1000S him more than 18 months start to finish. But like projects that involve much thought, effort and the end result is nothing short of

“This bike has been in my brain for three decades,” says, “and now I have one in my It’s a dream come It rides, handles and runs as as new, maybe even

These bikes have a and the sound of that Yosh is pure music; it takes me back to the early ’80s! so much fun to ride, and it stops … in their tracks they see it. ‘Whoa,’ they ‘that’s a freakin’ Cooley-replica Which is pretty much we said when we first eyes on his S-model special.

Thanks to Mitch Boehm. Get subscription to Moto Retro here .

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