My former '83 GS1100ES... - Suzuki GSX-R Motorcycle Forums Gixxer.com

 2Likes
  • 1 Post By Carnage
  • 1 Post By oldgixxer
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-05-2017, 10:08 AM Thread Starter
!##NULL##!
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: I'm a Texan, living in Franklin WI.
Motorcycle: '05 GSX-R1000
Posts: 1,136
My former '83 GS1100ES...

After not having a street motorcycle for a few years, in 1995 I bought a used- excellent/clean/mint condition '83 GS1100ES.

It was an awesome bike, I bought it in FL, and my wife and I often took long backroad rides in the country there on it.
I moved back to TX, and rode it there too. It was never crashed.

Mine also came to me with a really nice, color matched Corbin saddle to get rid of the ugly black/stock one too!

My only time I've ever ran a true 1/4 was on that bike.
It was completely stock, with stock dual 2 into 1 dual pipes.
I made sure I had the right gear, passed a simple inspection, and ran 3 passes at the TX track.
Before my first pass, I rolled up on another GS1100- full drag only bike and talked with the owner/rider and got some pointers- like pop the clutch on the last yellow light for a good reaction time.

I didn't save my run sheets- but I remember each pass was in the high 11's, at 116mph for the 1/4 mile.
I had a lot of fun that night on my completely stock GS1100ES that was at least 15yrs old by then.
I sold it around yr 2000- it ran well, but needed a new battery, and fork seals- still looked and ran great.

I loved the color scheme, and my former '97 GSXR750 was a similar color scheme.
My current K5 R1000 is similar also- I wish it had more of the light blue instead of that darker blue it has- but oh well.

Here's an excellent article with comparisons in it on the '83 GS1100ES

Suzuki GSX1100ES
Todd_Sails is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-05-2017, 02:47 PM
Soberz again
 
Carnage's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: was Boston, now Orlando
Motorcycle: 2006 GSX-R1000
Posts: 14,884
Garage
Re: My former '83 GS1100ES...

Yeah man many of here are fans of the old GS models. I'd love to have one now fully restored. On a side note, that's a pretty cool website with lots of info and specs on the old bikes. I sent the link over to my dad and now I can't get him off the phone!
Todd_Sails likes this.
Carnage is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-06-2017, 04:47 AM
Guest
 
oldgixxer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: In the garage, smoking one of Anthony D's cigars...
Motorcycle: None, gave them all to Anthony D...
Posts: 24,541
Re: My former '83 GS1100ES...

I love my '82 1100E,I've had it since '94 bought as a basket case with 2 bad roller bearings on the crank. Cost more to fix the crank then I paid for the bike lol.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_8545.jpg (59.6 KB, 3 views)
Todd_Sails likes this.
oldgixxer is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Suzuki GSX-R Motorcycle Forums Gixxer.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome