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So in order to make room for future projects, I'm putting my 1979 GS750E out there...
I'm open to offers.

Details:
Bought the bike off of a guy who used to race it.
Bike has a title and is ridden ~50 miles daily.

Modifications:
Progressive rear shocks
Progressive front springs
All balls fork seals
braided steel front brake lines
Avon AM26 Roadriders (bought and installed around mid August)
All balls wheel bearings
All balls steering stem bearings
Steering damper
Dyna coils and ignition
custom seat
custom exhaust
foam air filter pods (unknown brand)
vented crankcase
Polaris R+R
Safety-wire everything
Gravity feed petcock
Carburetor modified to bypass emissions/vacuum system (using hoses and block-off plugs)

Build thread: http://www.caferacer.net/forum/project-builds/24255-1979-gs750e-did-right.html

I believe the motor is stock.

When I bought the bike I did tune up to include valve shims, carb synch, and valve cover gasket. I also wired up lights and blinkers. This bike originally had hardly any wiring, and what was there was a mess. I went through and added what I needed to, using crimp connectors and heat wrap. It works and is reliable. That being said, a future upgrade would be a stock wiring harness and controls (I had to make do with gutted light/blinker controls). I would also consider a future rebuild of the front calipers. They work fine, but you can see the rubber boots are torn. The rear brake could use a new rubber or braided steel line and it needs the occasional bleeding (haven't gotten around to figuring out the cause yet).

There is no key. blinkers are on a three way switch, lights are an on or off switch plus a high/low switch, and the ignition is on/off from the kill switch.

The bike has electric start and kick start. the kick starter lever can be taken off, so if you disconnect the starter and go kick only, the lever can be used as the "key".

The bike also comes with the following:
1x spare carburetor bank for parts (has stuck slides)
1x spare tail piece
1x spare tank
1x spare seat cover
1x front number plate
1x Clymer manual and assorted notes/receipts
1x modified stator cover (notched for more cornering clearance)


I ride this bike almost daily and it has been dead reliable. It pulls strongly through all gears. This bike proudly wears the scars of it's past life. This bike can be made track ready with only a few changes.


I'm not sure what it's really worth, so make me an offer.

I'll upload more pictures when I get home.
 

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If you sell any of the spare parts seperate, I would be extremely interested in the clearanced stator cover. Possibly the spare gas tank as well.

I'm pretty sure I saw that bike for sale a year or two ago... I was asking my vintage shop buddy about bike shipping but never pulled the trigger.
 

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Love it..... apart from the steering damper which only appears to damp the right end of the oscillation... on left lock there will be little to no damping effect as the motion of oscillation is almost at right angles to the damper. and it appears to be mounted using a flimsy bracket.

Other than that, nice little muscle bike for someone.
 

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Love it..... apart from the steering damper which only appears to damp the right end of the oscillation... on left lock there will be little to no damping effect as the motion of oscillation is almost at right angles to the damper. and it appears to be mounted using a flimsy bracket.

Other than that, nice little muscle bike for someone.
You don't need a damper at full lock.
 

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If you sell any of the spare parts seperate, I would be extremely interested in the clearanced stator cover. Possibly the spare gas tank as well.

I'm pretty sure I saw that bike for sale a year or two ago... I was asking my vintage shop buddy about bike shipping but never pulled the trigger.
I found this on craigslist in ST Louis in jan/feb of 2015 i think. I don't think I'd separate any spares I have from the original bike.

i dont see any $$$ signs anywhere
I'm not exactly sure what it's worth, there's not too many bikes to compare it to. feedback is welcome

Love it..... apart from the steering damper which only appears to damp the right end of the oscillation... on left lock there will be little to no damping effect as the motion of oscillation is almost at right angles to the damper. and it appears to be mounted using a flimsy bracket.

Other than that, nice little muscle bike for someone.
Yea the steering damper was put on by the previous owner. It doesn't seem to hurt things, so I left it on for looks.
 

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Yea the steering damper was put on by the previous owner. It doesn't seem to hurt things, so I left it on for shits and giggles.
I fixed it for you.....

It's gotta be worth a bit. It's a damn good starting point. Bottom book for the model year at the least. It's been a recent rider iirc.

snaffle the steering damper for later....
 

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Nobody wants to be the one eh... Well I can say I've picked up plenty of bikes like that for 800 dollars or less. First GS I ever bought was a very nice 750, really is no offense to you but much nicer than that one, at a dealership for 700 dollars. They are abundant and affordable.
 

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Bullshit. It's worth at the very least twice that just for running and rideable status. I would pay 2k and feel like it was a good deal.

Nobody wants to be the one eh... Well I can say I've picked up plenty of bikes like that for 800 dollars or less. First GS I ever bought was a very nice 750, really is no offense to you but much nicer than that one, at a dealership for 700 dollars. They are abundant and affordable.
 

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Bullshit just because you say it is? Right.

Tell me whats special about it.

Spending 2k on a clapped out gs750 is not a smart move.

Its not a race bike. They guy said he raced it, neat. So he rodded the piss out of it. Awesome.
 

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Are we buying it here or selling it?

Pitch it at $2k or best offer and it will sell for 1750. If it weren't a fortnight before xmas eve. Unless you have a child that has written to santa asking for a GS...... In that case fuck it..... ask 3k!!! :p
 

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Do you think if I add Brown leather grips with tassels I can ask $3500?
 

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Do you think if I add Brown leather grips with tassels I can ask $3500?
If you can arrange to throw in magster's GS tractor seat and apehangers you're on!!! Get that shit to the nearest show!!!!!

and put a go faster stripe over it....
 

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Hypothetically if this was your bike, you would seriously only take $800 for it? I highly doubt that.

The list of mods adds up to a good chunk of money. Obviously this a ball park and clearly brand new product prices, but it's worth mentioning the list below on the low end is over $800. It also doesn't factor in the spare parts that go with it. I wouldn't take a penny less than $1500 for it. I'll buy it for that amount today if shipping is reasonable. For reals.

Progressive rear shocks - $225-250
Progressive front springs - $75
All balls fork seals - $12
braided steel front brake lines - $100+
Avon AM26 Roadriders (bought and installed around mid August) - $175+
All balls wheel bearings - $25
All balls steering stem bearings - $15
Steering damper
Dyna coils and ignition - $150+
custom seat
custom exhaust
foam air filter pods (unknown brand)
vented crankcase
Polaris R+R - $45+

Bullshit just because you say it is? Right.

Tell me whats special about it.

Spending 2k on a clapped out gs750 is not a smart move.

Its not a race bike. They guy said he raced it, neat. So he rodded the piss out of it. Awesome.
 
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