Pablo's gs500 page
What's it worth?
R1 taillight install on 89-00 gs500
Clear Taillight Lens for 01-03 Models
My Local Canyons
What's it worth?
Progressive fork spring install-the lazy way
Rear shock swap information
More rear shock info-SV650 install
Suspension tuning 101
Installing Suburban-Machinery SV650 handlebars
Install an SV650 headlight
Converting standard 1/4 throttle to 1/5 throttle
Installing LED's in stock taillight
Uber Fender Eliminator
R1 Taillight on 89-00 GS500
Speedo/Tach light replacement
Better handlebar grips
Installing Buell turn signals - Rear
Installing Buell turn signals - Front
Flush mount rear (stock) turn signals
Installing a 2001 Ducati Monster fairing
Fix a broken oil filter cap bolt
General battery info
A Wal-Mart sealed battery?
Chain Maintenance
Installing SV650 Chainguard
Spark plug information
Installing a GSXR front end
Installing a GSXR swingarm
Installing GSXR rear passenger peg brackets
Installing an OEM Bandit 400 rear hugger
Installing a Bandit 400 rear wheel
Installing a GSXR rear wheel-simple swap
Polishing your wheels
"The Mystical Art of Tire Reading" and other tire info
General tire info for the GS #1
General tire info for the GS #2
General tire info for the GS #3 - mixing brands/types
gsJack's opinion on tires for the GS
Gearing and sprockets
Slip-on mufflers
Slip-on exhaust : using stock SV650 muffler
Installing an R6 tail
Installing GSX-R600 stock rearsets
Installing CBR600 stock rearsets
Replacing stock front pegs with CBR pegs
Replacing stock front pegs with Katana pegs
Why re-jet a stock US bike
More on re-jetting your carbs
Jetting for 2001 models

For those interested in buying or selling your GS here is a compilation of various values based on NADAguides ( and Kelly Blue Book ( All information is from NADAguides except for the fourth value listed, as noted. I only list the years '92 through '01, although the GS was made from '89 to '02.  The values below were found in August of 2002 and are subject to change. Please view the websites above for accurate, timely valuations.


Model Year-Average mileage

  • Low Retail Value
  • Average Retail Value
  • High Retail Value
  • Kelly Blue Book Value


 2001-7400 mi

  • 2455
  • 3225
  • 3515
  • 3585 kbb


 2000-10500 mi

  • 2150
  • 2830
  • 3085
  • 3195 kbb


1999-13800 mi

  • 1890
  • 2485
  • 2710
  • 2910 kbb


1998-17100 mi

  • 1755
  • 2310
  • 2520
  • 2730 kbb


1997-19400 mi

  • 1730
  • 2275
  • 2480
  • 2550 kbb


1996-22400 mi

  • 1420
  • 1865
  • 2035
  • 2410 kbb


1995-28300 mi

  • 1250
  • 1645
  • 1795
  • 22995 kbb


1994-29700 mi

  • 1105
  • 1455
  • 1585
  • 2165 kbb

 1993-30700 mi

  • 950
  • 1245
  • 1360
  • 1995 kbb


1992-32800 mi

  • 920
  • 1210
  • 1320
  • 1790 kbb


Low Retail Value low retail unit may have extensive wear and tear. Body parts may have dents and blemishes. The buyer can expect to invest in cosmetic and/or mechanical work. This vehicle should be in safe running order. Low retail vehicles usually are not found on dealer lots


Average Retail Value An average retail unit should be clean without obvious defects. All rubber and cables should be in good condition. The paint should match and have a good finish. All lights and switches should work properly. The mileage should be within or slightly higher than the average range. This unit should also pass any emission inspection.


High Retail Value A high retail unit should look like new. All equipment should function properly. The paint should match and have a high gloss. Tires should appear new and cables should be clean with minimal wear. Engine should start quickly and run smoothly. There should be no leaks and the mileage should be at or below an acceptable range for the model year. Units in excellent or prime condition may increase value 10%-15%.