Hi all. I'm by no means a new rider. I'm a 66 year old Vietnam veteran, retired commercial electrician, now looking after my wife who has become disabled. I got back into motorcycling a few years back resurrecting a basket case '78 Suzuki GS1000E. I enjoy bringing old machines back to life. This one has progressed from a multicolor conglomeration of parts into a nice looking everyday rider. In the process I have become my own mechanic, learning how to rebuild carburetors brake systems and modernizing the electrical system so it is reliable. The bike has a Vance and Hines 4-1 street pipe, K&N pods, a Dyna-S ignition, coils, wires and a stage-3 jet kit. I found a set of "back in the day" drilled rotors and switched to stainless steel braided brake lines. The stator was toast so it was replaced and I upgraded the electrical system with a Compu-Fire 40A three phase Series R/R and a coil relay mod. I'm in the process of replacing all the harness plugs with Furukawa sealed connectors. I found a "S" model fairing and a sport touring windshield for it. The multicolor has been changed to black with custom silver pin stripe and Suzuki "S" on either side of the fairing and on the tail piece. I upgraded the front end with Progressive springs and finished it off with progressive shocks and a 530 chain conversion. With large saddle bags it makes a nice touring bike for one up. I had to change the tank for a NOS '80 tank with the associated dreaded '80 petcock but it's not so bad, the fuel gauge is perfectly screwed up so I have a gallon left when it reads empty and it gets a solid 44 MPG on regular pump gas.