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Motorcycle of the Day (11/4/2017) @ $16,500 for 1980 Suzuki GS 1980 SUZUKI GS 1000S WES COOLEY AUTO

By Rider | Sunday, November 05, 2017 | Comments(0)

Tags: Motorcycle of the Day, Suzuki

THIS IS A NO RESERVE AUCTION TO OWN A GENUINE, VERY ORIGINAL, MUSEUM QUALITY, ONE OF ONLY 500 1980 SUZUKI GS 1000S WES COOLEY REPLICA. THE FRONT FENDER WAS SIGNED BY WES COOLEY AT THE BARBER VINTAGE FEST AT THE BARBER VINTAGE MOTORCYCLE/MOTORSPORTS MUSEUM (SEE PICS) LAST MONTH. WES COOLEY WON THE AMA SUPERBIKE CHAMPIONSHIPS IN 1979 AND 1980 RIDING A POPS YOSHIMURA-TUNED SUZUKI GS 1000. SUZUKI COMMEMORATED THE VICTORIES BY BUILDING A VERY SMALL AMOUNT OF GS 1000S WES COOLEY REPLICAS. 700 UNITS IN 1979 AND ONLY 500 UNITS IN 1980. IT IS THE 1980 MODELS THAT ARE MORE RARE, COLLECTABLE, AND HARD TO FIND IN THIS CONDITION. FOR THE 1980 GS 1000S MODEL, SUZUKI MODIFIED THE FRAME AND MOUNTED REAR SET FOOT PEGS, OFFERED 2 OPTIONS OF THE STEPPED SEAT, AND INCREASED PERFORMANCE ON THE ENGINE BY INCREASING THE CARBURETOR SIZE TO 34MM CV"S, ADDING ELECTRONIC IGNITION, INCREASING THE INTAKE PORT SIZE, ALONG WITH A FEW OTHER IMPROVEMENTS. WES RETIRED AFTER A LIFE CHANGING ACCIDENT THAT HAPPENED DURING A RACE IN 1985. HE LEFT THE MOTORCYCLE COMMUNITY UNTIL JUST THIS PAST YEAR. MEETING WES AND HAVING HIM AUTOGRAPH A FEW PARTS WAS A REAL HONOR. THIS BIKE IS COMING OUT OF MY PRIVATE COLLECTION ONLY HAVING 4900 ORIGINAL MILES ON HER. THE BIKE HAS NEVER BEEN DISMANTLED,RESTORED,REFURBISHED, (ASIDE FROM MAINTENANCE), CRASHED, DROPPED, OR ABUSED. AT 37 YEARS OLD SHE LOOKS AMAZING ONLY SHOWING LITTLE SIGNS OF WEAR OR IMPERFECTIONS. THE BIKE HAS HAD THE REAR SHOCKS (USA MADE) AND BOTH MUFFLERS (GS 1000 I BELIEVE) REPLACED WITH NON 1980 GS 1000S UNITS, THE CLOCK, FUEL GAUGE, OIL TEMP GAUGE, SPEEDOMETER, LIGHTS, TURN SIGNALS, HAZARD FLASHERS, AND HORN ALL WORK LIKE NEW. I HAVE BEEN QUESTIONED ON THE ORIGINALITY OF THE SEAT AND I BELIEVE THE SEAT IS AN ORIGINAL HORIZONTAL STITCHED STEP SEAT AND HAVE PICTURES OF THIS STYLE SEAT FROM A SUZUKI MANUAL. THE CRISSCROSS STYLE STEPPED SEAT WAS THE OTHER OPTION TYPICALLY FOUND ON THE LAST UNITS PRODUCED IN 1980 (JULY TO DEC). THIS IS THE SECOND EARLY 1980 PRODUCTION GS 1000S WITH THIS STYLE HEAT THAT I HAVE OWNED AND THE LAST ONE I BOUGHT NEW IN 1981 WITH THE SAME HORIZONTAL STITCHED SEAT. I JUST OVERHAULED AND SYNCHRONIZED THE CARBS, SERVICED THE BRAKE SYSTEM, NEW AVON TIRES 100/90/19 FRONT 110/90V18 REAR, BATTERY, K&N AIR FILTER, AND NGK SPARK PLUGS. THE NEW OWNER CAN RIDE HIS OR HER PRIDE AND JOY WITHOUT CONCERNS. I HAVE BEEN COLLECTING, RACING, AND WORKING ON MOTORCYCLES FOR OVER 35 YEARS. THIS ONE HURTS ME TO SEE IT GO, BUT I HAVE 2 IN ALMOST IDENTICAL CONDITION SO I AM WILLING TO SHARE. I AM HAPPY TO ASSIST WITH YOUR SHIPPER OR STORE THE BIKE FOR UP TO 30 DAYS DONT MISS OUT ON A PART OF MOTORCYCLE HISTORY THAT WILL ONLY APPRECIATE WITH TIME. HAPPY BIDDING AND GOOD LUCK

Sold at: 11/4/2017 20:18
Sold Price:$16,500
# of Bids:1
Seller:skyad1
Location:Miami, Florida


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