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    1981 gs650e

    Hi all, I just picked up this 1981 GS650e 6 speed chain drive. The bike is in rough shape but it's all there. How rare is this model and is it worth restoring to original condition? Any info appreciated
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    #2

    i think its something like around 3000 were made, either for the GL or the 650s in general. its a great rider so its up to you if you think its worth restoring, but they don't necessarily bring in a lot of value.
    Ian

    1982 GS650GLZ
    1982 XS650

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      #3
      My opinion, a very nice, solid, eye catching old bike. Not any more rare than other 40 yr. old bikes, sure not an expensive collector bike, just a good old bike & yes back in good looking & running condition, a lot of fun riding & getting attention from bike folks.
      1983 GS1100E, 1983 CB1100F, 1991 GSX1100G, 1996 Kaw. ZL600 Eliminator, 1999 Bandit 1200S, 2005 Bandit 1200S, 2000 Kaw. ZRX 1100

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        #4
        That's one of my favorite GS's. Roller bearing crank, and 2nd gen 2 valve cylinder head for good power.
        Ed

        To measure is to know.

        Top Newbie Mistakes thread...http://www.thegsresources.com/_forum...d.php?t=171846

        Carb rebuild tutorial...https://gsarchive.bwringer.com/mtsac...d_Tutorial.pdf

        KZ750E Rebuild Thread...http://www.thegsresources.com/_forum...0-Resurrection

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          #5
          Hey flipmedia,

          I have an 82Ez. Only 3 years of the GS650E, 81 GS650Ex, 82 GS650Ez,and 83 GS650Ed, these models have a chain drive and the engines a re basically the GS550 crank with larger sleeves and pistons retaining the roller bearing crank, where all the other GS650's, have a shaft drive and the engines are different as well. Suzuki gave the shaft drive engines shell bearings and a different head

          https://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/mo...s650e%2083.htm


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            #6
            Originally posted by 650Skull View Post
            Hey flipmedia,

            I have an 82Ez. Only 3 years of the GS650E, 81 GS650Ex, 82 GS650Ez,and 83 GS650Ed, these models have a chain drive and the engines a re basically the GS550 crank with larger sleeves and pistons retaining the roller bearing crank, where all the other GS650's, have a shaft drive and the engines are different as well. Suzuki gave the shaft drive engines shell bearings and a different head

            https://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/mo...s650e%2083.htm

            Pretty sure both the G and E shared the same head. It's got a bathtub shape combustion chamber and burns more efficiently than the regular 2V GS heads.
            Ed

            To measure is to know.

            Top Newbie Mistakes thread...http://www.thegsresources.com/_forum...d.php?t=171846

            Carb rebuild tutorial...https://gsarchive.bwringer.com/mtsac...d_Tutorial.pdf

            KZ750E Rebuild Thread...http://www.thegsresources.com/_forum...0-Resurrection

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              #7
              Thx for all the information everyone. Appreciated!

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