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At the end of the GS1000 production was there a 16v 1100 in between  them and the GS/X 1100 E? Or was it an American market cruiser version of the E with a more GS shaped tank?

I've tried the Google machine but it's not being helpful, or I'm not putting the right terms in. :(

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No.

The Americans refer to the GSX models as GS. For some reason they never got the X. So they call the GSX1100 the GS1100.

To further confuse things there was an 8 valve GS1100 in the US. Don't think we got that.

Also, some versions of the Katana were 1000cc. The 1000cc Kat is referred to as the GS1000S in the US!

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So where do these fit in? There's an 8v version, and a 16v like this.

 

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Never seen that before. It loks like a GS(X)1100L 16 valve.

I wonder if there was a GS1100L 8 valve too, or just the GS1000L?

O.o

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2 minutes ago, gs7_11 said:

Never seen that before. It loks like a GS(X)1100L 16 valve.

I wonder if there was a GS1100L 8 valve too, or just the GS1000L?

O.o

There's an 8v.

gs-1100l-1.jpg

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Just now, gs7_11 said:

All very confusing xD

Hence the original question. O.o

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30 minutes ago, imago said:

Hence the original question. O.o

Answer to those would be no and yes, then.

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All 8 valve 1100's were shaft.....all 16 valve 1100's were chain.....I think 79-80 also had a chain drive GS1000L version too here.

GL is shaft, and just an L should mean chain.

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Square sides on the valve covers are the 1100's and round sides are the 1000's is the way I always understood

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46 minutes ago, Reinhoud said:

Square sides on the valve covers are the 1100's and round sides are the 1000's is the way I always understood

No, there are 8 valve 1100s with round end caps.

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Just now, gs7_11 said:

No, there are 8 valve 1100s with round end caps.

and 16V 1000's with square end caps

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So basically the answer is:- yes, no, maybe, depends on Suzuki's parts bin at the end of the '70s, Americans. O.o xD

 

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20 hours ago, gs7_11 said:

No.

The Americans refer to the GSX models as GS. For some reason they never got the X. So they call the GSX1100 the GS1100.

To further confuse things there was an 8 valve GS1100 in the US. Don't think we got that.

Also, some versions of the Katana were 1000cc. The 1000cc Kat is referred to as the GS1000S in the US!

The NA market 1000 Kat is a GS1000SZ,  the 1000S was the Cooley replica. The SZ was a one year production to qualify the bike for a racing series AFAIKO.o

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3 minutes ago, Fjbj40 said:

The NA market 1000 Kat is a GS1000SZ,  the 1000S was the Cooley replica. The SZ was a one year production to qualify the bike for a racing series AFAIKO.o

Yep, but if you search for GS1000S parts on Eblag you get a lot coming up for the Kat, the Z gets dropped. By the same token, the GS1000S should be either SN or ST.

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54 minutes ago, gs7_11 said:

Yep, but if you search for GS1000S parts on Eblag you get a lot coming up for the Kat, the Z gets dropped. By the same token, the GS1000S should be either SN or ST.

Yup, you are correct(y)

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8v gs1100 was a bored out version of the gs1000g so shaft drive.

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13 hours ago, R1guy said:

Did someone say gs1170? Dunno!! but here is another one anyway....:)

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