'88 was the first year for the GS. This one arrived with 23,000 miles on the odometer but with a replacement VIN. A top-end inspection showeed valve wear that looked more like 123,000 so that's what I'm calling it.
The '88 often arrived with the US-spec fender brace which enables the owner to mount the high fender low against the wheel. IMO this looks ridiculous; in '89 a low fender was introduced along with the curved fender brace.
|The US-made '88 fender brace, for mounting the high fender low.||The curved '89-on brace. The low fender mounts to the holes with the plastic plugs in them.|
So far, none. Will be painted like the R80GS Basic and it might receive an overhaul of the switches and wiring, to bring it to '91-on spec.
Stock shock leaked, replaced by Ohlins. :)