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Old April 17th, 2012, 07:14 PM   #1
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79 suzuki GS850 35,xxx miles




I would consider it in Good cosmetic condition for the year, tear in seat covered with black duck tape, and a few scratches that have surface rust on tank. It's not a show bike, but you can tell it has been taken care of.
I have a rear chome rack that will go with it.


Got this bike off a buddy last summer, after he had it sitting around 2 years due to him moving out of state. It started right up and I rode it all last summer/fall after just changing the oil. Rode it 25 miles or so this year already Ran great at first now its giving me problems.
I fouled out the plugs using the choke to start off riding one day when I was in a hurry, and it never wanted to "warm up". I turned around to come home, looked down and the fins on the engine had oil on them from the tach seal. I drove it back home and parked it. Later I changed the plugs and there was blue smoke is coming out of the left tailpipe(This is A 4cyl, with two pipes) Today I got it out to wash it, started it up and the blue smoke was less than half as bad as it was. So I let it idle for about 10 minutes, took it around the block and no smoke when I got it home at idle and while reving up. I do not know if the Oil cleared itself out, I will check it in a day or too.

The tach seal needs to be replaced, as some oil is coming out- under 10$ seal...overall it is a very slow leak, except for that one instance listed above
Brakes rotors feel a little rough but stops good.

I changed the oil last year,Hypoid gear oil in final drive (shaft drive) too, and the headlight this year
Good rubber
All lights, gauges work
I do not have a garage, and I keep it in a small shed. I hope to be moving this year as well as getting married. It just needs to go.

First $575 takes it

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Old April 18th, 2012, 06:32 PM   #2
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Very cheap ins. had it as low as $11 every other month, but now carry $25/mo with extra medical. May consider partial trades and at least $250. Metal or plastic canoe, ruger mark iii/.22/45, mossberg 500, remington 870

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That is a great deal, I sold q GS850 that was not very nice for $600 last summer.
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I know, I am shocked nobody has even inquired about it yet. Weather is right, the new no helmet law passed, and a bike you can ride home for less than $600. I am sure I could get more out of ebay, craiglist ect. Would rather not deal with it though. Search Suzuki GS on Ebay and look for yourself's.

I just got back from starting it up, did not have any smoke.

I will not take any less cash, for any less than this price I will let it sit in storage.
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Want, no monez right now. I've got all my cash tied up in my business. Do you need any repair work done for trade?
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Maybe consider a professional car detail, but I would need cash too.
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Giving it a couple more days then trying Craigslist.
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keeping it for now, not for sale.

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