I bought this '82 1100E as a basket-case back in '93 from an guy who took apart the engine&lost interest in the bike as he discovered it needed a crank..roller bearing cranks are not cheap.
I took it home,sent the tank&body panels to a friends to get re-painted,I stripped the frame&brackets of all paint the repainted/polished all the parts. It looked almost brand new after 6month long resoration project. I had a good running '81 1100 engine already so I bolted that right up into the frame.
I slapped a rack of 40 RS flatslides on it&rode it for the next 7yrs until I got married&started planning the building of our new house. Needless to say the old GS got put on the backburner and was forgotten about. We moved into our new house in '02 and the GS sat idle in my basement from then until now.
So what I would like to do now is a semi-restoration/updating w modern parts. I want to graft a complete GSXR-1000 front end onto the GS(either K2 or K5 1k). I also want to update the rear with a 5.5" 600 wheel(a 180 tire will fit w a 5/8" offset C/S sprocket),convert to a 530 chain/sprockets(the old 630 chain is HEAVY¬ necessary on a bike that makes 90rwhp stock,this conversion saves 8lbs)replace the old worn out Marzocchi shocks with a new set,find a new set set of carbs(I sold the 40 flatslides
) and then put the old GS back on the road.
It was such a comfortable,smooth bike to ride and my wife enjoyed the pillion much more than on any of my other bikes. I miss riding it and it will be fun to be on something different&unique as compared to all the modern sportbikes on the road.