1979 Suzuki Wes Cooley GS1000

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Some times you run up against an auction that doesn’t seem to be the seller choice. Something the seller has to sell something dear to their heart, something they have spent time, money, and emotional currency in, and have to let it go. This 1979 Suzuki GS1000 does not seem to be one of those cases

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Sellers note

USED ITEM SOLD AS FOUND, I DON’T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT IT, NO TILE, NOT STOLEN, BUT I’M SELLING IT FOR PARTS ONLY. STORAGE AUCTION FOUND, WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET, ITEM LOOKS CLEAN BUT UNTESTED

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I think the seller is hedging their bets here. Is it a real Wes Cooley bike? I would not expect a Wes Cooley to come with a luggage rack, but who’s to say it wasn’t added by the previous owner.

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More from the seller

UP FOR BID A 1979 GS1000S WES COOLEY REPLICA, MADE IN JAPAN  WITH 62242 MILES, IN GOOD COSMETIC CONDITION. ONLY 500 OF THIS MODEL WAS MADE. COLLECTABLE FOR SURE.
PLEASE LOOK AT THE PRICE OF A SIMILAR BIKE LIKE THIS ONE WAS SOLD FOR?
NO TILE FOR THE MOTORCYCLE, MEANS FOR  PARTS ONLY, THE ITEM WAS FOUND AT STORAGE UNIT AUCTION,  IS AN UNKNOWN CONDITIONS, I GOT THE KEY BUT IS UNTESTED,  FEW DENTS ON THE TANK AND SCRATCHES ON THE ITEM, THE SEAT IS NICE WITH NO TEARS, IT COMES WITH A NICE RACK

I DON’T THINK YOU OR ME GET A GOOD DEAL LIKE IT!

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The GS100 S Wes Cooley replica was based on the standard GS1000E, and was the first Suzuki to offer a fairing. Only offered in 1979 and 1980, the Wes Cooley came with the option of both coil over rear shocks, and a pneumatic shock, similar to front forks. The tell tail feature was a larger rear wheel on the Wes Cooley to allow a little more rubber for the road. 90 hp at 8500 rpm would drive the bike and rider to a top speed of 135mph, with twin disk and single in the rear to slow you down.

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It looks like some of the bidders are trying to find out what it is as well. The vin is listed so if anyone is in the know, and they can tell us if this came from the factory as a Wes Cooley replica, it would help us all understand what this 1979 Suzuki GS1000 really is. BB

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1 Response

  1. Frank Z. says:

    Yes, most certain it’s the real deal. VIN #s starting with GS1000-52XXXX designates the ’79 S models; 1980 S model VINs started with GS1000-53XXXX. Hope this helps.