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    Hi

    I've just joined the forum and already had helpful advice on what Master cylinder to use on my latest project a 1984 UK GS550e. I had a Gs550 about 25yrs ago and now seem to be buying all the bikes I had when I was younger.
    Ill whisper this but my other current bikes are all Yamaha 2 strokes - an air cooled RD250, a 350LC and a DT175, this is my first 4 stroke since I gave up big fast bikes in the late 90s.

    First job was to get the brakes fixed so after that, went for first ride today and it was great except now I need to go through the carbs as its running weak and spluttering (A kinked fuel line probably isnt helping). I need source correct tail and side panels then I intend to change colour to black. Looking forward to transforming it into a tidy black and chrome mostly standard looking GS

    Im in London UK, close to the famous Ace cafe, saw a lovely GS750 there on Sunday!

    Thanks for having me!

    my gs550e pic1.jpg

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    Welcome aboard. Bike looks quite proper.
    1982 GS1100E V&H "SS" exhaust, APE pods, 1150 oil cooler, 140 speedo, 99.3 rear wheel HP, black engine, '83 red

    2016 XL883L Two-tone blue and white. Almost 42 hp! Status: destroyed, now owned by the insurance company. The hole in my memory starts an hour before the accident and ends 24 hours after.

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    Welcome to the forum and yes, the bike is a looker.
    Larry

    '79 GS 1000E
    '93 Honda ST 1100 SOLD-- now residing in Arizona.
    '18 Triumph Tiger 800 (gone too soon)
    '19 Triumph Tiger 800 Christmas 2018 to me from me.

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    Had 850G for 14 years. Now have GK since 2005.
    GK at IndyMotoGP Suzuki Display... ... GK on GSResources Page ... ... Euro Trash Ego Machine .. ..3 mo'cykls.



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    Welcome to TheGSR.

    Okay, will not tell anyone about the other bikes.
    Um, who is it that should not know about that?
    Is okay with me.

    Had 850G for 14 years. Now have GK since 2005.
    GK at IndyMotoGP Suzuki Display... ... GK on GSResources Page ... ... Euro Trash Ego Machine .. ..3 mo'cykls.



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    Black will be cool but it sure looks good blue.
    1983 GS 1100 Guided Laser
    1983 GS 1100 G
    2000 Suzuki Intruder 1500, "Piggy Sue"
    2000 GSF 1200 Bandit (totaled in deer strike)
    1986 Suzuki Cavalcade GV 1400 LX (SOLD)

    I find working on my motorcycle mildly therapeutic when I'm not cursing.

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    I vote for the Blue as well. Why screw with perfection? Find something else to "improve"!

    Both of mine are a more subdued Forest Green -- with spokes!

    gc550.jpg
    Last edited by xkaes; 07-22-2021 at 10:40 AM.
    '77 GS550B
    '78 GS550C

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    Blue is a lighter, happier, upbeat color, black is a dank, unhappy, sinister color. Can you tell I'm not fond of black bikes. Either way, Good luck & welcome.
    1983 GS1100E, 1983 CB1100F, 1991 GSX1100G, 1996 Kaw. ZL600 Eliminator, 1999 Bandit 1200S, 2005 Bandit 1200S, 2000 Kaw. ZRX 1100

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    That blue is stellar. Id leave it alone. But Im kind of partial to it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich82GS750TZ View Post
    Yikes! Low bridge!
    1982 GS1100E V&H "SS" exhaust, APE pods, 1150 oil cooler, 140 speedo, 99.3 rear wheel HP, black engine, '83 red

    2016 XL883L Two-tone blue and white. Almost 42 hp! Status: destroyed, now owned by the insurance company. The hole in my memory starts an hour before the accident and ends 24 hours after.

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