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1982 Suzuki GS650

The latest addition to the family! This gem of an 80’s Japanese bike. A 1982 Suzuki GS650-G. Cool like 4-Cylinder SOHC 650cc shaft driven motorcycle, putting out around 70hp (back in the 80’s at least!)

Bone stock, black paint with gold pin stripping, and 48,000 miles on the odometer. The bike runs really well for having a few miles on it. I’d much rather see an older bike like this with relatively higher miles, than too little. Bikes tend to deteriorate if you let them sit for too long.

My girlfriend picked this thing up for a pretty good deal. The previous owner loved the bike, but you could tell he was one of those guys who was a little afraid of working on it, and goofed up a couple of small things.

Some of the initial things that needed to be fixed:

  • Old Battery
  • Idle speed needs to be dialed in, maybe some pilot jetting too.
  • Oil Drain Plug is being held in with thread tape and RTV
  • Clutch Cable is shot, half the cable’s lining is pulled out.
  • Clutch Lever Pivot Bolt is rounded out.

Overall, I love the bike, and can’t wait to dig into it!