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Old 07-03-2007, 09:52 AM   #1
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i got a new (old) bike. 94 GS500E.

these make awesome commuter bikes (~50mpg), they last forever, hardly break, and if they do, its an easy fix. they also handle really well, and i hear they can be alot of fun at the track, though they arent very competitive.

i begged an old friend to sell his to me for a year, well he finally wore the bike out and he decided to give it to me. it needs some work and parts, but you cant beat a FREE bike!!!!!

it feels so good to have a Suzuki again. even though its not a GSXR, i still like it. even more so because this bike is simple enough i can learn to do some complex tasks on it, like i plan to do my own carb cleaning and tuning, do my own valve adjustments, etc. the whole 9.

hehe, and yes the FZR is getting SOLD for suzuki parts in less than a week, im not even kidding. i know HP will be a thing of the past, but at least now ill be able to stop and shift properly. FZR had horrible trans. and brake problems i didnt want to fix.

sorry, no real pics, but all GS500's basicly look the same, here is pretty much how it looks but more beat up

gs500

and i apparantly judging by the caption of the random pic i found, it should in fact go "potato, potato, potato!"

after i fix the main problems, im gonna deck this bike out for fun. im going to put on a titan kit from airtech:

GS500titan

as for the paint, i came up with the COOLEST idea. this bike is a 1994 Suzuki 500cc. back in the 90's kevin schwantz raced suzuki 500's. guy is a motogp legend if you dont know, well in 93 he finally won the championship and in 94 he got the #1, and used this livery. im going to paint the GS like this as kind of a "kevin Schwantz tribute bike":

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Old 07-03-2007, 10:06 AM   #2
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cool. but kevin's bike was based on the rgv500. which is a 500cc 2-stroke. nothing like the gs500e. but kevin schwantz is a bad so i'm all for the lucky strike suzuki colors. he's a born and raised texan too. i used to have a couple of his replica helmets (his early 90's ones, not the retro they have now) that i bought in hong kong, they were the ver first versions of the rx7-rr. i never should have gotten rid of them. DAMNIT! lol.
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haha, yes. of course i know the gs500 is like night and day difference from the rgvt 2 stroke, but i cant exactly afford one of those! ^.^, its just a tribute that makes more sense.

yeah, there are some awesome highlight videos of kevin back in the day. some killer battles. that generation came from a very different school...
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Old 07-03-2007, 10:25 AM   #4
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lol...it wasn't that long ago! damnit i feel old. i grew up watching rainey, schwantz, and doohan battling it out. long before the days of rossi and hayden.
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congrats. nothing wrong with a free bike!!!!! You got plenty of room to fix it up.
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^ ive been scoping that site for days, now. lots of awesome info.

you said you had one before, right? javi keeps telling me to put dirt handlebars on it...i think this vato es loco! :confused2
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