Tuesday, January 28, 2014

A 1982 Suzuki GS1100 named Fenix

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Credits of the photos by Daniel Vidinha  

Hi! Here are the photos of my new bike. A 1982 Suzuki GS1100 that I named Fenix. This Suzuki was the dream of Celso Almeida, from Coimbra, since he was a child. His neighbour, who was an immigrant in Andora was the owner of the bike, and when he came to Portugal in the summer, he dreamed that one day that bike will be his! He got to bought it, but it was completly wrecked. It was kept outdoors for a long, long time. It was missing several parts and the wiring was a complete nightmare. When Sérgio Teixeira (Suzuki Saudade) saw the bike, his first reaction was that will be an impossible task! But, he had at least to try. So, here in Luis Alves Motos, in Santo Tirso, we get our hands dirty...and Fenix return from ashes! The tank is from a 1980 Suzuki GSX 1100, the instruments are a Motogadget motoscope classic Tach, and we used the m-switch as well, stainless steel tubing brakes, clip on´s, new levers, Metzeler Lasertec tires, Koni shocks, LED tailight. And now, Fenix is ready to take on the roads once again...and I wish it was mine!
Cheers Sérgio Teixeira

3 comments:

Sérgio Teixeira said...

Design by Oberdan Bezzi

Chris Saddler Sam said...

yeap!
i immediately thought of oberdan's drawings...
;)

beautiful bike!

a question: where does that seat come from??

Sérgio Teixeira said...

Hi, Chris!
The seat is a replica of the Suzuki XR14 but i had to customize it. It´s longer and wider. Made to fit! ;)
Thanks!