No Reserve – 1978 Suzuki GS1000 Project

SOLD FOR: $3,149

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on November 14, 2023

Winner: f******l

Winning Bid: $2,899
Buyer Fee: $250
Total: $3,149

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Description

Please Note: This is part of the McCord Collection. Greg McCord has been an avid motorcyclist and collector for the last 25 years. Mr. McCord owns several motorcycle dealerships throughout the United States including 3 European dealerships in Northern California and a new flagship Triumph store opening soon on Santa Monica Blvd in Los Angeles, California.

We took the below running video before installing the right rear turn signal lens. We will be updating it soon so that it is consistent with the photoset.

Additional photos are available here for your perusal.

The 1979 Suzuki GS1000 is a classic motorcycle that was first introduced in the late 1970s. It was considered one of the most powerful and technologically advanced motorcycles of its time. The GS1000 was powered by a 997cc, air-cooled, inline-four engine that produced 90 horsepower and could reach a top speed of over 130 mph. The bike featured a sleek, muscular design, with a distinctive teardrop-shaped gas tank and a large, comfortable seat.

The GS1000 was also equipped with a range of advanced features, such as a six-speed transmission, disc brakes in the front and rear, and an anti-dive system that improved handling and stability during hard braking. Today, the GS1000 remains a highly sought-after classic motorcycle for collectors and enthusiasts alike.

This example is VIN: GS1000510872.

The odometer shows 36,701 miles.

Maintenance:
In preparation for the listing, the seller had us perform a safety inspection and make a list of recommended repairs. Lalo did the work, he notes the following in his condition report:

Fuel Tank Internal: Rusty, pieces of loose rust in tank
Tire Years – Front: 2603; Rear:1206
Tire Life – Front: 45%; Rear: 80%
Tire Pressure – Front: 36PSI; Rear:42PSI
Brake Life – Front: 95%; Rear: 45%
Suspension Leaks: Front: Both forks
leaking; Rear: No leaks
Hydraulic – Front/Rear: Fail, excess moisture
Engine Oil – Level: Ok; Quality: Dark, Dirty
Low Beam: Ok
High Beam: Ok
Turn Signals: Ok
Tail Light: Ok
Brake Light: Ok
Plate Light: Ok
Killswitch: Ok
Horn: Ok
Battery: 5.75V
Bike only runs on choke has leaks from crossover tubes/carbs

BIKE CONDITION
• Loose pieces of rust in fuel tank
• Missing parking light button
• Broken RR signals lens
• Turn signal selector sticking
• Battery not holding charge
• Cracked air box
• Left hand “GS1000” emblem falling off, improperly repaired
• Missing airbox hold down screw

REPAIRS RECOMMENDED
• Carb clean and sync (crossovers leaking)
• Engine oil and filter change
• Replace front and rear brake fluid
• New Tires
• Chain service
• Clean out fuel tank
• Battery replacement
• Front forks rebuild
• Clean turn signal selector switch

Modifications:
Battery tender lead.

Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Pirelli Sport Demon tires that have aged out.

The sale includes one key.

Cosmetic Blemishes: please see the album up top for all known cosmetic blemishes. Here is a selection:




Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for an inspection), this Suzuki is offered on a clean Nevada title. Have any GS1000S stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

Additional Information

Location

Santa Monica, California

Year

1978

Make

Suzuki

Model

GS1000

Mileage

36,701

VIN

GS1000510872

Title

Clean

Title State/Country

Nevada

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges

No

Total Bids Placed: 33

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: f******l

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
f******l November 14, 2023 9:59 am PST $2,899 Auto
a***a November 14, 2023 9:59 am PST $2,800
f******l November 14, 2023 9:57 am PST $2,700
a***a November 14, 2023 9:57 am PST $2,656 Auto
a***a November 14, 2023 9:56 am PST $2,500
f******l November 14, 2023 9:56 am PST $2,400 Auto
a***a November 14, 2023 9:56 am PST $2,356
f******l November 14, 2023 9:36 am PST $2,100 Auto
f*******4 November 14, 2023 9:36 am PST $2,000
f******l November 14, 2023 8:08 am PST $1,900 Auto
f*******4 November 14, 2023 8:08 am PST $1,800
f******l November 14, 2023 8:07 am PST $1,700 Auto
f*******4 November 14, 2023 8:07 am PST $1,600
f******l November 14, 2023 8:07 am PST $1,500 Auto
f*******4 November 14, 2023 8:07 am PST $1,400
f******l November 14, 2023 6:52 am PST $1,300 Auto
f*******4 November 14, 2023 6:52 am PST $1,200
f******l November 14, 2023 5:19 am PST $1,100
f*******4 November 14, 2023 5:19 am PST $1,000 Auto
f*******4 November 13, 2023 9:02 pm PST $925
t*******2 November 13, 2023 9:02 pm PST $825 Auto
t*******2 November 13, 2023 8:59 pm PST $802
f*******4 November 13, 2023 8:39 pm PST $702
t******y November 13, 2023 6:22 pm PST $602
f*******4 November 13, 2023 6:12 pm PST $502
m*******9 November 13, 2023 6:12 pm PST $402 Auto
m*******9 November 13, 2023 11:17 am PST $401
c*********************************s November 13, 2023 2:25 am PST $301
t*******2 November 13, 2023 2:25 am PST $300 Auto
t*******2 November 10, 2023 9:12 pm PST $201
b******r November 8, 2023 10:00 am PST $101
t*******2 November 8, 2023 10:00 am PST $100 Auto
t*******2 November 7, 2023 1:54 pm PST $1 Reserve
Auction started November 7, 2023 11:01 am PST
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