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Suzuki GS650, MOT, Mechnically good, Cosmetically challenged SOLD (1982)
|1982 Suzuki GS650L|
UK registered since 1996 and has an MOT, can be ridden as is.
Firstly this bike is unrestored and has not been tarted up for sale, so as you can see it has marks in the paint, the odd small dent, some marks on the chrome and a couple of minor cracks in the seat cover.
It's a good honest example of a bullet proof 80s jap bike, it can be ridden just as it is with no further work or with some effort it could be cosmetically restored as an appreciating classic.
The Suzuki GS range has a great reputation for solid reliability with a good following on line and through owners clubs.
The only weak point seems to be the charging and regulator. This bike charges perfectly and the regulators cuts in and out exactly as it should, all the electrics work including the gear indicator on the dash panel, so no issues at all.
This bike was MOTed at 32041 miles in February 2016 and than left idle in a garage and unused.
We bought it with 32080 and carried out all the work required to make it run well and correct a number of issues we felt needed attention to make it reliable and usable.
The following work has been completed.
Carburettors removed, dismantled, cleaned, rejetted, adjusted, fitted and balanced.
Ram air filters fitted (not the nasty K&N type), these are foam and work well with CV carbs.
Engine oil drained, flushed, refilled with semi-synthetic rock oil and new oil filter.
Shaft drive oil replaced with 75w90 fully synthetic rock oil
E10 proof petrol pipe and new vacuum pipe fitted.
Forks removed, dismantled, cleaned, flushed, new seals, new oil. Air assist checked for leaks and set at 8.5 psi.
Steering head bearings replaced with new taper roller bearings, greased and adjusted.
Rear shock upper bush replaced.
Bike test ridden, now showing 32106 miles
This GS650 rides well, everything works as it should and the remainder of the MOT runs out 12th February 2017.
Nice easy project for someone who wants to do a restoration but needs to start with a bike that works properly and doesn't need a ton of mechanical work.
Being sold as a restoration project due to age.