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Thread: New rider. GS550E Owner - UK

  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by luke83g View Post

    I'm a Preston North End supporter!
    Well some things can't be helped I suppose.....

    While your new bike is not in standard fettle it does look well looked after in the photo and has had some money spent on it by the looks of things. Enjoy it, 550s are great bikes.
    79 GS1000S
    79 GS1000S (another one)
    80 GSX750
    80 GS550
    80 CB650 cafe racer
    75 PC50 - the one with OHV and pedals...
    75 TS100 - being ridden (suicidally) by my father

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    HI and welcome.

    Not so sure about your choice of football team but then we aren't all perfect. Nice 550 though. Will be a bit heavier than your 125 you have been riding. Enjoy.

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    Love the colour scheme...as Steve mentioned, it looks very much like a North American 650E.

    Seems to be sporting oversized tyres, or is that the blackout making that happen? If indeed those are fat tires for the wheels, you may find the handling to be a tad sluggish compared to the narrower, stock tyre.
    '83 GS650G
    '83 GS550es (didn't like the colours in the 80's, but they've grown on me)

    https://www.fuelly.com/driver/DrockVan/gs650g/sig-us

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    Hey everyone, thanks for the welcomes, seems a great forum! Bike has been running well during its first week. Wondered if anyone had some advice on panniers and or top boxes, but I will post in the appropriate sub forum about that. Lovely bikes. Here's another pic.. mms_20170415_134329.jpg

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    Will take some better pics at the weekendIMG_20170415_141611_781.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigD_83 View Post
    Love the colour scheme...as Steve mentioned, it looks very much like a North American 650E.

    Seems to be sporting oversized tyres, or is that the blackout making that happen? If indeed those are fat tires for the wheels, you may find the handling to be a tad sluggish compared to the narrower, stock tyre.
    Suzuki changed the style in the early 80's to the slopey tail sections and different side panels like the ones sold in the USA. My 1980 was completely different to the one you have.

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    Nice looking bike, I bet you feel a lot better riding it than the 125 !. The gs550 likes to rev but they are happy just plodding along also. Welcome to the site.
    My bikes 79 GS1000 1085 checked and approved by stator the GSR mascot and 77 GS750 with 850 top end, and my eldest sons 78 GS550, youngest sons GS125.

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    A late but hearty welcome to GSR, Luke. Firstly, congrats on passing your test!

    Nice looking bike you have there, hope you have many happy miles ahead.

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    Daily commute

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    DSC_1522.jpg Lancashire england

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