The GSResources — GSX1100 review

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Suzuki GSX 1100 G
Suzuki GSX 1100 G

GSX1100 Review

We took out to revisit one of the old favourites. Suzuki GSX These bikes have a for being extremely reliable and responded well to engine for those speed freaks us.

Come on now, don’t be Don’t tell me that you put at least a pipe and a set of KN filters on bike!

One thing that be kept in mind is that I am comparing this bike to we have available today. I that this is totally but I need a sort of reference for long retired to unused of my memory.

The example that we had a set of KN’s and a pipe on. The body was still standard aside a cut down seat. Paint is understandingly not in pristine condition and the panel is starting to show the of the harsh African sun after years.

It still started up on the first of the waking up button and proceeded to out a healthy grumble from the exhaust. Jeez, we’ve spoiled with these bikes. They sort of along smoothly, even growling, aggressive sound is subdued when compared to the rep brigade.

Not this baby. The noise coupled with the that were inherent to machines, said: Watch boy, (I’m sure a GSX would never say ‘dude’) a real motorbike, not one of your race reps. Now I can see where stickers with oblique sometimes very direct) to putting bigger, better and exciting vibrators between legs originated.

After of riding precisely these race reps (and bitten by them a few times), it was a bit of a shock to be instantly transported to the eighties. I had forgotten the spindly the sit up and beg handlebars, wide comfy longer brake distances and tyres. It’s weird but bike didn’t say speed it had the impression of muscle.

When you wound up the revs, it let out a roar whilst gobbling in seemed to be tons of air through the filters. It felt exciting and to ride. The engine is not as free as the plastic one’s and it almost to bellow out it’s revs flirting with the red line.

In days, speed wobbles the norm and I was quite surprised I took the bike up to 180 (with to come) before it started just a tad jittery. We later that the headstock bearings loose, so I guess that the old still had a couple of wobble kph’s under her belt. garter. Turning wasn’t the that I thought it would be.

it’s not the lightest of steerings, but it was lighter than I thought it be. The bike is slow to turn in and you do to put a bit of effort into it to get it pointed in the direction. It also seemed to a tendency to want to run wide and one had to be pulling it down into the line. Other than you could confidently send it a bend as long as you’re smooth with your

This is not a bike where the slammed it into the corner This is more a case of it firmly and smoothly and then it through.

The brakes stop They aren’t very and there is no feel to it. Simple and Pull the lever and we haul the speed for you sir. In those we apparently had no need for stuff feel and power.

If you tugged the and then stopped — brakes were great. said that, I probably it out of context because they’re enough to howl the tyres, so were plenty powerful for the tyre technology of the time.

So, in spite of not having ridden one of the retro look bikes, I to question the sense of buying a new look when you can get the genuine second hand. One the other you do get newer brakes, an uprated and in many cases, braced for improved handling. oh yeah and a new as well. Then again, do the new have the charisma that the articles had?

Lets us that you were in the market for one muthers — what can you be on the out for? What were the things about these What can I do to make the monster more monstrous?

Pro’s and

These bikes were very reliable with few faults so we had to nit pick slightly.

Stator cover gasket sometimes.

Head gasket prone to a little.

Regulator rectifiers give trouble.

Under use, the fly wheel sometimes off. Tricks to avoid include putting on the lighter from the Kats’.

Under use the camshafts sometimes have oil One of the ways of avoiding this is to use the from the GSX750, which a higher volume of oil.

tend to rattle and again repeatedly abused, they lose a spring which often get caught in the oil pump yikes! A superhub clutch is the


The overall design of engine was extremely good.

It had an head design.

If you welded the pins it was good for about

Roller bearing crank.

was good compared to others of time.

Fuel consumption was

Motors go on for a long time.

I want more.

Did you know of the sixteen top drag bikes, of them are still based on the GSX in one form or the other.

Free filters e.g. KN + stage3 kit + pipe can give as much as a 15 18 % increase in power.

Smaller e.g. Katana flywheel.


Oversized valves.

Big kits.

The GS Resources kindly Sport Bike Online South Africa for their to reprint this article.


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