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    Default 82 GS650E Clean up, repairs, parts supplies and information.

    , Screenshot_2020-12-28 Suzuki GS 650E 1982 Trade Me Motors.jpg

    I'll use this thread as a build thread. Not that the bike needs restoring or is a barn find to be rebuilt, but an 82 GS650E with low kilometers, (13300), and in good, condition.
    Link to my introduction
    https://www.thegsresources.com/_foru...?260348-Gs650e

    I will, and am, doing a lot of research specifically for the 650E, (seems to be a bit of a middle model), and already i am amassing questions that, i'm sure are buried in the site), relating to the interchangeability between the GS550E and the GS650E as the 550E seems to be the basis of the 650E especially the engine............Any corrections or added information is welcome............

    It is 38 Years old and hasn't had the Reg/Rect changed, (as told to me by the PO who doesn't know and wasn't mechanically minded so never worked on the bike herself), so that will be one of the first things i look at.

    Have found a few threads, (advance search), on the 650E and am in the process of downloading, and or bookmarking any information i can find out through, this site, BikeCliffs website, (Manuals or PDF's), (great site and a big thanks Cliff Saunders), that relate to the 650E and internet searches for road tests or reviews. ......I will post up links to any and all information i find, or not found on here, into this thread.

    Because i have less sense than money, which i have none of either so that makes my sense even less, i bought this bike in NZ and intend to keep it over there for when i visit. (Covid willing). Because the seller lived close to where my son lived it made the deal workable so the bike will reside at my sons house.

    aside from the Reg/rect and testing the stater and charging system in general i will go through the whole loom, couplings bullet connectors, grounds and switches, doing a continuity test of the whole loom and fixing any corrosion or connectors, (pins), that may be heat damaged or just brittle and may be disintegrating.................any suggestions of trouble areas in the loom most welcome.

    I know you guys point us newbies to the search and encourage us to learn for yourself and i am all for it...........

    What i am after is the Vin no's for the GS650E models and the countries this model was available in...........so far all i have found out is it was for the US and Canadian market.

    the journey begins.......
    Last edited by 650Skull; 01-25-2021 at 11:48 AM.
    82 GS650E (Canadian), 83 XS650SK (Canadian), Main machines Running
    Aussie, 74 TX650A, 80 XS650SG, 81XS650SH, 80XS850, in various states of repair/disrepair
    Introduction and ongoing thread for myGS650Ez
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    list of threads for my restore repairs

    Intro
    30-12-20


    Oil leak
    21-1-21

    Muffler rust
    30-1-21
    Last edited by 650Skull; 01-29-2021 at 09:42 PM.
    82 GS650E (Canadian), 83 XS650SK (Canadian), Main machines Running
    Aussie, 74 TX650A, 80 XS650SG, 81XS650SH, 80XS850, in various states of repair/disrepair
    Introduction and ongoing thread for myGS650Ez
    Albums

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    Can any one explain why in 81 and 82 there are 2 different cylinder head no's for each of the models

    81-GS650E.... Part no - 11100-34810.....F,NO 103560
    81-GS650E.... Part no - 11100-34210.....F,NO 103561

    81-GS650G.....Part no - 11100-34810.....F,NO 103560
    81-GS650G.....Part no - 11100-34210.....F,NO 103561

    81-GS650GL....Part no - 11100-34810.....F,NO 103560
    81-GS650GL....Part no - 11100-34210.....F,NO 103561

    Same in 82 uses the same part nos as above but the F,NO's are different, (assume F,NO is the engine Vin no).

    Then in 83 the cylinder head part no changes, and there is not 2 F,NO's
    82 GS650E (Canadian), 83 XS650SK (Canadian), Main machines Running
    Aussie, 74 TX650A, 80 XS650SG, 81XS650SH, 80XS850, in various states of repair/disrepair
    Introduction and ongoing thread for myGS650Ez
    Albums

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    Not certain on this, as I've never owned a 650, but IIRC, Suzuki added an extra bolt to the valve cover, at the forward end of the camchain tunnel area.
    1980 GS550ET

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    Update o the bike. Have received it but now having problems. The garage that did the WOF, (warrant of fitness), gave the bike a pass. I have since found rust holes in the mufflers, not large but under New Zealand regulations, it would disqualify it from being on the road until they were fixed.

    Been in contact with the garage and sent them photos, and they admit the mistake and are sending someone out to visually have a look. from there things may get messy..........i don't want to spend anymore on the bike.........the owner thinks the bike was passed to be on the road, so won't want to compensate me........the garage, (and area where the bike was sold from) Where the bike was taken to have the WOF done is about a 2 1/2 hours drive, so i'm not prepared to spend money on getting it there and back again either..........The fun starts.

    Other than that it is all pretty good


    Last edited by 650Skull; 01-29-2021 at 09:28 PM.
    82 GS650E (Canadian), 83 XS650SK (Canadian), Main machines Running
    Aussie, 74 TX650A, 80 XS650SG, 81XS650SH, 80XS850, in various states of repair/disrepair
    Introduction and ongoing thread for myGS650Ez
    Albums

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