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Kat Kleman
11-02-2020, 01:06 PM
Hi! I'm 17 and just got my first bike, a gs1100gk. However, i had to take apart the exhaust and do some work on it....jumping straight into the huge forums for questions seemed a little intimidating so I figured I would start here....do any of you guys know where 4 nuts and washers would go on the exhaust system? I remember that when I took them off they were paired together, i just can't remember with what....

Rich82GS750TZ
11-02-2020, 01:18 PM
Kat. Welcome to the site. It’s refreshing to see a young lady (assumption due to the forum you posted in) getting into motorcycles with an old GS, and a big one at that.

Please create a signature with bike year and model at a minimum. It’s under Settings, top right of the page.

We all use sites like partshark.com to look at images (fiches) that break down all the parts by system to see where various parts belong and to order new OEM parts.

Some helpful links in my signature, Top 10 is a good first place to start.

We’re gonna need to see some pictures of your new-to-you scooter.

GSXR7ED
11-02-2020, 05:23 PM
Welcome Kat,

As Rich requested...post pics of your bike...and the 4 bolts/area you're trying to figure out.

Ed

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Cipher
11-02-2020, 07:16 PM
https://alpha-sports.com/spst/1982%20GS1100GK/35.gif

Kat Kleman
11-03-2020, 05:31 PM
Thanks! Partshark was exactly what I needed

Redman
11-04-2020, 10:05 AM
Hi! I'm 17 and just got my first bike, a gs1100gk. .....
..

Welcome Kat.

Hey, a 17yearold that doesnt think he needs a rocket. Welcome.

Hey, a 17 yearold with a GK. Welcome.

Does the GK still have the big fairing and sidebags and maybe a trunk?
(MOst/ many have been deKayed by crash damage or by someone that just didnt like that stuff)

FOr exhaust bolts:
THere are the 8 bolts at the exhaust flanges at the engine head.
THere are the two bolts (and nnuts) near the footpegs (not shown on that microfische)(be aware of which side the longer one can go)
And are the bolts in the clamps (#11 on microfische).

Thanks for the introduction.
Picture! We all like pictures.

Cipher
11-04-2020, 04:38 PM
Welcome Kat.

Hey, a 17yearold that doesnt think he needs a rocket. Welcome.

Hey, a 17 yearold with a GK. Welcome.

Does the GK still have the big fairing and sidebags and maybe a trunk?
(MOst/ many have been deKayed by crash damage or by someone that just didnt like that stuff)

FOr exhaust bolts:
THere are the 8 bolts at the exhaust flanges at the engine head.
THere are the two bolts (and nnuts) near the footpegs (not shown on that microfische)(be aware of which side the longer one can go)
And are the bolts in the clamps (#11 on microfische).

Thanks for the introduction.
Picture! We all like pictures.
ummmmm dude be like a lady..

Steve
11-04-2020, 11:51 PM
ummmmm dude be like a lady..
Ummmmm, ... YOU can't guarantee that. https://www.garagejournal.com/forum/images/smilies/headshake.gif https://www.garagejournal.com/forum/images/smilies/tongue.gif

"Kat" happened to post in the "Ladies Only" forum.
"Kat" admits to being a 17-year-old owner of an 1100GK.
"Kat" is asking about help with some exhaust hardware.

Those are the only things we know FOR SURE, at least until "Kat" verifies or denies any of the speculation. :-\\\

Newbies have been known to post in the wrong forum before, this <might> be another one of those times.

Anyway, Welcome, Kat. :encouragement:

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Kat Kleman
11-06-2020, 08:01 PM
i am indeed a lady... by all biological standards i believe i fit the bill....
As for the forum, i figured other ladies know quite a lot about motorcycles, and being slightly shy - and a young lady - i might venture out into the endless abyss of the inter-webs by utilizing the ladies only chat
and hey, i have a signature this time :victorious:

Rich82GS750TZ
11-06-2020, 09:40 PM
Kat, you’re not the only female on the forum, but only few that I know of ever post in this ladies only sub-forum. But we tend be a fairly helpful bunch of dudes. So don’t be shy about asking questions in the appropriate sub-forums as things come up.

For finding threads about anything, use the site’s search function, but you must use Advanced and you must search by Titles Only to get any meaningful results. Chances are, anything you have questions about has already been asked and answered. If you don’t find the answers you seek, ask away. We’re all (well, most) here to help each other enjoy our bikes more.

Redman
11-06-2020, 10:10 PM
Oh.
didnt notice this was the lady’s only section
(saw the post when look at “today’s posts”.)

glad to help however I can.

Redman
11-06-2020, 10:14 PM
Got the exhaust back on?

got the bike running?

what were you working on?

GSXR7ED
11-06-2020, 11:58 PM
An honest mistake, Redman!

I do like Kat's reply...she doesn't capitalize her personal pronoun which I find interesting.

And how she validated her gender was also entertaining...which I mean, was funny.

Ed

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salty_monk
11-07-2020, 03:10 PM
Welcome to the forum.. lots of good help here (male or female :D )

My first bike was a GS1000G, I'm not sure I would go that route again but I'm still here! The Suzuki is a big old beast for a first bike. Make sure you have good rubber & good brakes. :)

argonsagas
11-08-2020, 08:42 AM
Welcome to GSR, Kat!

You will find much advice in the search area, but if it fails to meet your needs do not be afraid to ask here.

E-bay will be your friend for parts, although many of us have a variety of spare parts on hand and there is a section in the forums to show whatever parts you might need.

The GK is a great bike, much quicker than many think of it, and a beautiful ride for long distance touring....mine served well for an 1100 mile day.

Even if they look good, check your tires to be sure they are actually good for use. Good looks are not enough: tires harden and provide less traction as they age and every tire does this..

Rob S.
11-08-2020, 09:30 AM
Welcome to the forum.. lots of good help here (male or female :D )

My first bike was a GS1000G, I'm not sure I would go that route again but I'm still here! The Suzuki is a big old beast for a first bike. Make sure you have good rubber & good brakes. :)

Yeah, I was going to say, big and heavy for a first bike.

GSXR7ED
11-08-2020, 12:21 PM
Yeah, I was going to say, big and heavy for a first bike.

How much does it weigh?

My "T" teeters around 500 pounds...

That gear box/drive shaft adds...150 pounds?

Ed

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Cipher
11-08-2020, 07:27 PM
How much does it weigh?

My "T" teeters around 500 pounds...

That gear box/drive shaft adds...150 pounds?

Ed

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603 dry
jhgghjkk

Rob S.
11-09-2020, 12:05 AM
603 dry

And how often do you ride it dry? Yikes!!

I was probably 130 (wet) when I started riding at 18.

Cipher
11-09-2020, 04:06 PM
dry is only measure I could find. No info on tank size or sump or battery.

GSXR7ED
11-09-2020, 05:37 PM
I figured about 100+ lbs difference. I'm content with my "T's" weight...600+ lbs is quite a difference.

Ed

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Peppermint Patti
01-18-2021, 02:23 PM
Welcome to the Forum. There are some wonderful people here... Until you talk politics... LOL...
I hope you get it fixed. I also think it's a pretty big bike to start out on. I would suggest case covers, in case you ever have to pick it up! Also, saves your engine in some cases.
I'm so very glad to see another female on this site. You are the only reason I have posted here in weeks! Good Luck!!!

GS1150Pilot
01-18-2021, 02:35 PM
She hasn't been around in a few months, I think.

Maddevill
01-18-2021, 02:51 PM
Just as an aside, I have a student I've been working with. She's now 21 and from New Zealand. I met her when she was a new rider and wanted some help. Well, now she has 3 bikes , does track days and dirt rides, works on her own stuff. Last week she did her first top end overhaul on her KX100. Came out great. Bike rips. She's now helping other new riders, especially other women. I'm very proud of her.
Mad

Peppermint Patti
01-19-2021, 06:29 PM
Maddevil

I love that kind of story !!! What a Great Blessing you give in helping others... 'Teach a man to fish..." Congratulations Sir!

Maddevill
01-20-2021, 12:56 PM
Thanks Patti, I enjoy helping out new riders. I have 3 now that have gone on to Big things. One went from 1 broken bike to now 4 that all run. Other is now racing in MotoAmerica and is a riding instructor. Taking the official class is just a start. I think I can help new riders learn quickly how to survive on the street. And how to improve their riding. I believe that the more proficient you are, the more enjoyment you get from riding.

Mad

Peppermint Patti
01-28-2021, 02:12 PM
Maddevil
I guess you don't need to be told that you are, "Doing the right thing"... LOL..... So, how about: ***CONGRATULATIONS*** !!!