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Suzuki S83

Discussion in 'Moto Club' started by JimK, Aug 15, 2007.

  1. JimK

    JimK

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    Just got an 07 Suzuki S83 , anyone else ride this cycle? So far I`m liking it , it`s got a different feel than my C-50 .
     

  2. JimK

    JimK

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    Yep thats the one. Cept mines an 07 and no bags(hate bags) . Blue in color with the stock megaphone pipes .
     
  3. Super Trucker

    Super Trucker NRA Life Member

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    Congrats on the new ride. Very nice bike. I am a sport bike guy myself, but I do like those also.
     
  4. JimK

    JimK

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    Thanks, I`m not into sport bikes this thing is fast enough for me. Those sport bikes are just scary fast!
     
  5. bdhawk

    bdhawk

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    i have a '05 S83, and i like it a lot.

    it has plenty of go.
    handles well except at slow speeds.
    very fun
    it has been very reliable so far.



    downsides....
    tank too small
    passenger seat could be considered a torture device. driver's seat is OK, though
    brakes have short life. i ride very consertative and still got only 'bout 6000 on the rear set.
    mirrors are very nice if you like lookin' at your own shoulders

    BTW try out www.intruderalert.com/cafe/index.cfm
    good folks there
     
  6. JimK

    JimK

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    Noticed all the above except I really don`t notice a problem with slow speed handling. I only have a 1000 miles so far so the brakes issue of lasting hasn`t come up yet, but i have heard that . I also hear the brake replacement is a pretty easy do it youself job . I do belong to Intruderalert.com . , a good place to be especiaaly if you ride Intruders or S83 , S50 . Thanks Jim
     
  7. bdhawk

    bdhawk

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    the S83 and the other 1400s have a longer than normal front end rake. this will cause a bit of instability at slow, i mean parking lot slow. speeds.

    look at pics of the bikes known for their excellent handling manners. most if not all will have a much smaller rake. some even look like they are straght up and down.
     
  8. I just bought (today as a matter of fact) a '96 1400 with 17k miles for $1200. So far (somewhere around 150 miles), I love it. It's considerably smaller than the Vulcan 1500 Classic I used to own, but this bike is a blast to ride.

    I couldn't turn down the deal...

    I'll post better pics after I detail it tomorrow!
     

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