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Title: Looking for: original white 1989 tank (WITH YOUTUBE VIDEO)
Post by: ErikRGV on December 21, 2020, 07:55:00 AM
Hello  GStwins fans,

i am restoring my 1989 GS500E in original white Suzuki colors. (1989 color scheme: white with blue striping).
*my Question*: does anybody in the World have a White original TANK  in this color scheme ?

Please send me a message.

Greating Erik
Title: Re: Looking for: original white 1989 tank
Post by: ErikRGV on December 21, 2020, 01:08:38 PM

this is my bike, I bought it in 1989 and this movie is from 2020 after finding it back. I complety restaurated the bike.
Rust all over the place
Title: Re: Looking for: original white 1989 tank (WITH YOUTUBE VIDEO)
Post by: The Buddha on December 23, 2020, 06:35:18 AM
Very nice, work, you found that exact bike ? same vin ? Or one just like it.

There was an excellent white 89 one that passed its way through a few people here (se7enty7 to Tarzan boy) that started as a 89 but I got to swap it out with an 04 body set and I kept the white as part $$.

My first GS and 5th bike overall was a white 89 as well. Bought used in 95 with 8-9k, run to 48K and sold in 2005.
I had collected a pristine white body set as well as kept the scarred set off my 89 but the tank recently rusted due to a bad coating inside and weather from the outside. I'll fix it - some day.

Cool.
Buddha.
Title: Re: Looking for: original white 1989 tank (WITH YOUTUBE VIDEO)
Post by: ErikRGV on December 24, 2020, 01:55:38 AM
Very nice, work, you found that exact bike ? same vin ? Or one just like it.

There was an excellent white 89 one that passed its way through a few people here (se7enty7 to Tarzan boy) that started as a 89 but I got to swap it out with an 04 body set and I kept the white as part $$.

My first GS and 5th bike overall was a white 89 as well. Bought used in 95 with 8-9k, run to 48K and sold in 2005.
I had collected a pristine white body set as well as kept the scarred set off my 89 but the tank recently rusted due to a bad coating inside and weather from the outside. I'll fix it - some day.

Cool.
Buddha.

This White GS500 is the exact same one as i bought new in 1989. So my own bike!! i sold it in 1992 and found it back in 2016. I restored it with my dad.

Do you have the White tank (and other parts) ?

Greatings Erik
Title: Re: Looking for: original white 1989 tank (WITH YOUTUBE VIDEO)
Post by: The Buddha on December 26, 2020, 03:54:10 PM
I have a leaking in several spots white 89 tank, and other white body work. Its really not possible to fix the white tank without ruining its paint. Anyway I a m also hoarding the white LOL. Its my favorite too.
Cool.
Srinath.
Title: Re: Looking for: original white 1989 tank (WITH YOUTUBE VIDEO)
Post by: ErikRGV on October 10, 2021, 08:56:47 AM
thanks, i like the White 89 the best !

Same VIN number as i bought it in 1989........ 32 years old right now and in perfect (new) state


Greating from the Netherlands
Title: Re: Looking for: original white 1989 tank (WITH YOUTUBE VIDEO)
Post by: johnny ro on October 26, 2021, 05:17:53 PM
I have one in very nice condition.

Attached to a low mile 89.

Needs a new exhaust valve.

Boston area.

Make me an offer. Package deal only.
Title: Re: Looking for: original white 1989 tank (WITH YOUTUBE VIDEO)
Post by: johnny ro on November 24, 2021, 06:38:27 PM
you had your chance, I will start to fix mine this weekend!
Title: Re: Looking for: original white 1989 tank (WITH YOUTUBE VIDEO)
Post by: The Buddha on November 26, 2021, 06:00:08 PM
you had your chance, I will start to fix mine this weekend!

Good. We're here to help - and I have an engine guy that did a GS for me as well as a yamaha 5 valve and a savage. So let me know if you need his help.
Cool.
Buddha.
Title: Re: Looking for: original white 1989 tank (WITH YOUTUBE VIDEO)
Post by: ErikRGV on December 19, 2021, 12:49:39 PM
you had your chance, I will start to fix mine this weekend!

Good. We're here to help - and I have an engine guy that did a GS for me as well as a yamaha 5 valve and a savage. So let me know if you need his help.
Cool.
Buddha.

do want to share a picture ?
Title: Re: Looking for: original white 1989 tank (WITH YOUTUBE VIDEO)
Post by: johnny ro on January 10, 2022, 07:55:49 PM
lets see if this loads here
Title: Re: Looking for: original white 1989 tank (WITH YOUTUBE VIDEO)
Post by: Bluesmudge on January 11, 2022, 10:29:22 AM
Wow, those are two very clean bikes!

Looks like a well sorted Super Sherpa that hasn't seen much time off road. Those are great bikes and rare to see such a clean one.
Title: Re: Looking for: original white 1989 tank (WITH YOUTUBE VIDEO)
Post by: johnny ro on January 16, 2022, 12:32:08 PM
Since then the Sherpa has reached almost perfect OEM parts and setup, except right side engine paint is peeled. It sat on back of a camper for 20 years, right side out.

I like to bring back to OEM, reversing original owners stuff. Then add what I want which is usually body fitment and carburetors tune

The 89GS took a lot of that, the sherpa less, being a very comfortable bike to start with.