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    Default Jan. 2022...Guess it's time to start another yr

    I guess I'd forgot, or just didn't know, there was a GS750 Shafty...Very Nice & Very Orig. looking old GS.
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    great photo!
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    AFAIK, the GS750GL was a Japanese-Market-Only, one-year-only (1981) bike. An 8valve, 750cc Shaftie, that we never saw in NA. No Idea if James Fischer is a regular poster of the forum because we don’t see a username. If he is, maybe he can tell us more about it.

    https://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/mo...750gl%2081.htm
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    Oh yeah, I remember someone posting info on that bike.

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    Very nice and straight! Nice photo. According to the website www.suzukicycles.org it was Japanese market model only. Evidently there was a GS750G in 1980 and both a GS750G and GL in 1981. Assuming the BOM photo is not in Japan, I wonder how it made it to where it lives now? Military bring back or such? Someone had posted a link to a Japanese exporter sale site earlier this year. I recall finding about 4 of the GS750G's for sale in various conditions. The nicest one had quite a price tag on it.

    From suzukicycles.org

    1980 Suzuki year code: T

    The GS750 engine lived on in Japan where it wasn't allowed to sell motorcycles larger than 750 cc piston displacement. Basically the GS750G was GS850G with a 748 cc engine and different handlebar, both models were sport tourers with shaft drive. The GS750G was presented in December 1979.
    http://www.suzukicycles.org/photos/s..._black_250.jpgGS 750 G 1980
    Overall Length: 2,215 mm (87.2 in)
    Overall Width: 875 mm (34.4 in)
    Overall Height: 1,175 mm (46.3 in)
    Wheelbase: 1,490 mm (58.7 in)
    Dry Weight: 249 kg (548 lbs)
    Engine type: Air and oil-cooled 748 cc inline-4, DOHC, 8 valves. 68 ps/ 8,500 rpm, 6.0 kg-m/ 6,500 rpm. Shaft drive. Available only in Japan.

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    http://www.suzukicycles.org/photos/G..._black_250.jpgGS 750 G 1980
    Overall Length: 2,215 mm (87.2 in)
    Overall Width: 875 mm (34.4 in)
    Overall Height: 1,175 mm (46.3 in)
    Wheelbase: 1,490 mm (58.7 in)
    Dry Weight: 249 kg (548 lbs)
    Engine type: Air and oil-cooled 748 cc inline-4, DOHC, 8 valves. 68 ps/ 8,500 rpm, 6.0 kg-m/ 6,500 rpm. Shaft drive. Available only in Japan.

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    1980 Suzuki year code: X
    Suzuki presented the second and final version of the GS750G in February 1981. Cosmetic changes only. This was the last model year for the GS750G.
    http://www.suzukicycles.org/photos/G...silver_250.jpgGS 750 G 1981
    Overall Length: 2,215 mm (87.2 in)
    Overall Width: 875 mm (34.4 in)
    Overall Height: 1,175 mm (46.3 in)
    Wheelbase: 1,490 mm (58.7 in)
    Dry Weight: 249 kg (548 lbs)
    Engine type: Air and oil-cooled 748 cc inline-4, DOHC, 8 valves. 68 ps/ 8,500 rpm, 6.0 kg-m/ 6,500 rpm. Shaft drive. Available only in Japan.

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    The GS750GL was another Japanese home market model with the reliable eight-valve engine and shaft drive. The design of the GL was obviously more chopper influenced but mechanically the GS750G and GS750GL were similar. The model was introduced in May 1981.

    I haven't found info of any other model years. It's possible that the '81 was the only model year for GS750GL. Probably the model until 1983.
    http://www.suzukicycles.org/photos/s...S750GL_250.jpgGS 750 GL 1981
    Overall Length: 2,225 mm (87.6 in)
    Overall Width: 855 mm (33.7 in)
    Overall Height: 1,190 mm (46.9 in)
    Wheelbase: 1,510 mm (59.4 in)
    Dry Weight: 241 kg (530 lbs)
    Engine type: Air and oil-cooled 748 cc inline-4, DOHC, 8 valves. 68 hp/ 8,500 rpm, 6.0 kg-m/ 6,500 rpm.

    Click on the image for larger format.

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    Hi there. This is indeed my gs750gl first registered in Japan in 82 and then imported to new Zealand in the early 90s where it sat in a container for around 10 years. That's where it got a paint job from Blue to what it has now. Which in my eyes is a very nice color with hand painted gold pin strips. So after it come out of the container it sat gathering dust in a old fellas garage for another 10 years. That's when I seen it and after a couples of years I managed to purchase it for almost a give away price. Has 37000km on the clock.
    1982 gs750gl shaft drive
    1980xs650
    1980cb750ka
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    Hi there. This is indeed my gs750gl first registered in Japan in 82 and then imported to new Zealand in the early 90s where it sat in a container for around 10 years. That's where it got a paint job from Blue to what it has now. Which in my eyes is a very nice color with hand painted gold pin strips. So after it come out of the container it sat gathering dust in a old fellas garage for another 10 years. That's when I seen it and after a couples of years I managed to purchase it for almost a give away price. Has 37000km on the clock.
    1982 gs750gl shaft drive
    1980xs650
    1980cb750ka
    1990gsxr1100l

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimfish View Post
    Hi there. This is indeed my gs750gl first registered in Japan in 82 and then imported to new Zealand in the early 90s where it sat in a container for around 10 years. That's where it got a paint job from Blue to what it has now. Which in my eyes is a very nice color with hand painted gold pin strips. So after it come out of the container it sat gathering dust in a old fellas garage for another 10 years. That's when I seen it and after a couples of years I managed to purchase it for almost a give away price. Has 37000km on the clock.
    Thanks for the background on the bike. It made it to a good home.
    1981 Suzuki GS650G

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