Suzuki GS500E 2004
I am selling my 2004 GS500E. It has 21,325km and is currently being stored at OPP in Port Coquitlam. I purchased this bike back about 2 or 3 years ago. It was an ICBC theft recovery that was purchased from Super Dave in Langley. The bike was dropped by the thieves and a lever had to be replaced so technically, this bike is classified as a rebuild. The odometer was at about 3,000km when I purchased it - the cable that actuated the odometer was broken when I took possession and I had put on 1,000km before Super Dave had a chance to replace it. (So, my bike really has approximately 22,300km even though the odometer says 21,325km.) I have ridden this in the rain but stored it under cover when not in use.
I have installed the following modifications: Galfer braided front and rear brake lines, a LighTech keyless spring-loaded quarter-turn gas cap and blue reflective wheel striping. The OPP stickers on the tail section can be peeled off.
In terms of maintenance, the engine was rebuilt at 20,500km with new valves and gaskets by a mechanic from John valk. A new blue EK-520 chain was installed at 20,500km at the same time. Oil was changed every 5,000km with Motul. Last oil change was about 2,000km ago. A new battery was installed this summer and all instrument lights have been replaced. I have replaced the stock NGK spark plugs with upgraded Brisk spark plugs about 8,000km ago. I have not changed the tires since purchasing the bike. One minor inconvenience was that the knob was resetting the trip meter was lost and I have not replaced it.
I'm selling my bike because I am stepping up to a 600cc sportbike for next year. The bike has served me well and I can testify that the bike is great for learning the basics. The bike sits low for short riders and has a comfortable upright seating position. The power is low so it's not overwhelming for new riders but it has a top speed of 155km so you can safely ride on the freeway. I averaged about 20-25km per litre of fuel (94 octane). The engine is air-cooled so there are fewer parts to maintain as well. I am selling the bike with a Haynes manual and replacement front brake pads. Serious buyers can come to OPP in Port Coquitlam to view the bike during weekday business hours. Appointments for viewing at other times can be arranged. I work at OPP so you can ask for Nick at 604-942-6744. I am asking for $3,900 but will accept reasonable offers - no lowballers please.
Last edited by nick_the_guy; 12-02-2008 at 05:31 PM.