1980 Suzuki GS450L Custom

SOLD FOR: $4,501

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on December 16, 2022

Winner: americancase

Winning Bid: $4,207
Buyer Fee: $294
Total: $4,501

Description

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Up until the 1970s, most of Suzuki’s lineup consisted of buzzy, oil-burning two-strokes. However, stringent emissions regulations combined with industry progress meant that these bikes were soon made obsolete.

Seeing the writing on the wall, Suzuki introduced a lineup of four-strokes spanning from 400cc to 750cc. In Japan, the GS400 proved especially popular because of its “medium” size — a classification that made it economical to own; any larger and it would bump you up into a more expensive tax bracket.

Admittedly, the 400 was a little underpowered for the U.S. market. For this reason, Suzuki gave the twin a slight displacement bump, thus taking it up to 450cc in 1980 with the GS450. Despite sporting some similarities to its predecessor, the bike’s engine was entirely new from the crank up. For instance, the bore was stretched from 67mm to 71mm and the stroke was shortened from 60mm down to 56.6mm. In practice, this meant that it put down 38hp at the rear wheel and could take you to a top speed of 100mph.

Over the course of its production life, the GS450 came in a variety of different trims, including the base “E” model, the sport-styled “S” model, the traditional “T” model, as well as the commuter-friendly “TX” and the cruiser-style “L” models.

This example is VIN: GS450704510. The seller acquired it in stock condition four years ago from a private party in New Jersey.

During his ownership, the seller has covered roughly 12,000 miles. The odometer shows 15,889 miles.

Maintenance:
Per the seller, he has serviced “everything — tires, frame, welding, and oil change” all within the “last 100 miles.” He also notes that he has the wiring diagram for all of the switches and the M-Unit.

The seller reports “a little oil leak on the cam seals… everything else been replaced and sealed.”

Modifications:
“Motogadget M-unit blue Bluetooth for you to put key on and off on your phone… I can turn on the bike with my phone.. and I have a key on the side of the box just in case your phone dies. It works for android and iPhone and it does have an alarm system that you can turn off. It also has GPS so if the bike gets stolen you can find it and if they cut the main wire you got 4 hours to find the bike.. so much you can do with that unit make the brake light flash, have headlight turn on and off when the bike starts, etc.”

“Motogadget control switches for turn signals, horn, ignition/start, low beam, high beam and one button that’s not in use.”

“All wires are colored to the wire diagram that goes for the switches, charging system, and all bolts under tray for grounds, hold in the m-unit, etc. have lock nuts.”

– Custom-powder-coated stock wheels.
– Frame heavily modified and powder-coated black.
– Custom-welded electronic tray under the seat.
– Aftermarket cafe seat.

– New bearings both front and rear.
– New EBC front rotor and pads.
– 2-into-1 exhaust with pipe wrap.

– Custom-painted motor with all new gaskets.
– New OEM starter and antigravity lithium battery.
– New chain with front and rear sprockets (all seals for drive sprocket been replaced).
– New rear shocks.

– Front forks lowered by two inches with lower springs and 20W oil.
– New headlight with H4 LED.
– New master cylinder and brake lever.
– Cafe racer handlebars.
– Speedmetal micro bar-end mirrors.

– Custom-painted tank.
– New clutch cable, clutch basket, and plates.
– Aftermarket led turn signals with custom-made brackets
– Re-jetted and rebuilt carbs.
– K&N pod filters.

– Rear brake light/plate holder.
– BMX cinema grips.

– Bullet throttle and custom cable same length as stock.

Cosmetic Blemishes:
The seller states that there are no cosmetic blemishes apart from some spidering on the tank.

Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Michelin Commander II tires with less than 100 miles of use.

Currently located in Villas, New Jersey, this Suzuki is offered on a clean New Jersey title.

Have any GS450 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

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Villas, New Jersey

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Total Bids Placed: 38

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: americancase

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
americancase December 16, 2022 2:06 pm $4,207
Maznar December 16, 2022 2:06 pm $4,108 Auto
Maznar December 16, 2022 2:04 pm $4,107
americancase December 16, 2022 2:03 pm $4,007 Auto
Maznar December 16, 2022 2:03 pm $4,001
americancase December 16, 2022 2:02 pm $3,851
Maznar December 16, 2022 2:02 pm $3,751 Auto
Maznar December 16, 2022 2:00 pm $3,700
mkoch96736 December 16, 2022 1:59 pm $3,600
Maznar December 16, 2022 1:59 pm $3,501 Auto
Maznar December 16, 2022 1:59 pm $3,500
americancase December 16, 2022 1:59 pm $3,400 Auto
americancase December 16, 2022 1:59 pm $3,350
Maznar December 16, 2022 1:59 pm $3,250 Auto
Maznar December 16, 2022 12:47 pm $3,202 Auto
britishroyalty December 16, 2022 12:47 pm $3,102
Maznar December 16, 2022 12:36 pm $3,002 Reserve
Maznar December 16, 2022 8:54 am $3,001
Sendit215 December 16, 2022 8:54 am $3,000 Auto
Sendit215 December 15, 2022 4:44 pm $2,766
mkoch96736 December 15, 2022 4:44 pm $2,666 Auto
mkoch96736 December 15, 2022 4:43 pm $2,100 Auto
Sendit215 December 15, 2022 4:43 pm $2,000
mkoch96736 December 15, 2022 4:41 pm $1,400 Auto
Sendit215 December 15, 2022 4:41 pm $1,300
mkoch96736 December 15, 2022 4:41 pm $1,200 Auto
Sendit215 December 15, 2022 4:41 pm $1,100
mkoch96736 December 15, 2022 4:40 pm $1,000 Auto
Sendit215 December 15, 2022 4:40 pm $900
mkoch96736 December 15, 2022 4:40 pm $800 Auto
Sendit215 December 15, 2022 4:40 pm $700
mkoch96736 December 15, 2022 3:32 pm $600 Auto
motobaird December 15, 2022 3:32 pm $500
mkoch96736 December 14, 2022 9:05 pm $400 Auto
motobaird December 14, 2022 9:05 pm $300
mkoch96736 December 14, 2022 8:12 pm $200
Maznar December 14, 2022 8:12 pm $100 Auto
Maznar December 12, 2022 7:31 pm $1
Auction started December 9, 2022 8:48 am
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