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Old 03-02-2011, 09:05 PM
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Anyone got any experience of the very early GS1000's the 78's only had a single disc, 79 onwards it became twin disc. It seems that its an awful lot of bike to stop on a single disc
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Old 03-02-2011, 09:08 PM
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The early ones usually got converted to twin disc by their owners who found it better to be able to stop than have to peel the bike out of their arse after every ride.
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fairly sure all the 1000's came with twin disks from new. even the spoked wheel models had twin disks. some of the yank market factory customs may have had a single disk tho. but ive never seen a 1000 with a single disk.

try asking on www.oldskoolsuzuki.info a mine of info for old suzukis.
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Here's a U.S spoked wheel one.

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My old Ariel Square four 1000 only had drum brakes front and rear, it could do the ton, mind you a lot less traffic back then...Never had trouble stopping but if you went too fast for too long the aluminium casing in the centre of the four cylinders disolved with disasterous consequences..

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Jings. Single piston floating calipers and stainless steel discs. Don't bear thinking about, do it...
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Come to think of it my max isn't designed to stop..

and it does make it an interesting ride..

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Here's a U.S spoked wheel one.

That's exactly the model I was asked if I was interested in, same colour too.

One of the guys I used to ride with years years and years ago used to have one with spoked wheels, but I thought it had twin discs, because I had an argument with a few over the years but they persuaded me that none ever had had spoked wheels, so I assumed it was the memory going.

http://www.suzukicycles.org/GS-serie...rochures.shtml

Think I'll give it a miss
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must admit i thought they all had twin discs untill now. mind you stopping that great old anchor with a single disc must be fun, i remember early cb750's (shiver)
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You have to remember it is relative. Think what else was on the road at that point!
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there were still bends though
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but you tackled them on 1970's tyres!! tbh if the price is right, buy it. converting it is a doddle, there are shedloads of gs forks about, everyone wants to convert them to modern running gear, so stock fork legs and wheels can be had for peanuts. and in 5 years time, i recon people will be paying big bucks for early gs1000s, especially with spoked wheels!
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It wouldn't surprise me to see them going for silly money now, John. It depends on where you look for them.
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http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...=STRK:MEWAX:IT

check this one out,not silly money and a honey of a bike,the guy id offer it to me for 1100 but I passed after much thought !
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http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...=STRK:MEWAX:IT

check this one out,not silly money and a honey of a bike,the guy id offer it to me for 1100 but I passed after much thought !
I saw that one, don't really want a cruiser type one though


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I know .... he wanted 5500
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