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post #1 of 30 Old 05-28-2016, 12:48 AM Thread Starter
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Name 3 Things You'd Change on GSXS

Fellow Gixis-ers, If you were King, Grand Ruler etc, name top three items, issues, features you would change on our beloved Gixis.

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1. Cruise control would be Standard (as a side benefit in so doing, the throttle tension would be reduced to equal a water-boxer era BMW 1200 GS).
2. Quick shifter for upshifts is standard. An autoblip up and down shift feature would be factory option for a minor add (say $250 max).
3. Saddle bags mounts are standard and invisible on bike. Saddlebags are a factory option at an attractive price ($400 to $500 max?).

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1 and 2. **** EPA bullshit, a motorcycle is, by nature, way more fuel efficient than a car, should be expecting by default. This would solve snatchy throttle and uneven power distribution, so I'm calling it two things.

3. Luggage.

Really, those are the only things I don't love about it. Oh, and, I'm not thrilled about the aesthetics of the F, looks like a happy, pudgy praying mantis from the front.
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thats easy.... the seat, the mirrors and the throttle.
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Huh?
..the seat is the most comfortable one I've see in a long time
Mine doesn't have throttle problems and the mirrors are perfect...
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I only have one prob and it's the gearing
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The only thing I'd do would be redesign the way the fairing comes off on the 'F' as it looks like a right faff. Should have been made so the lowers come off much easier imo.
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1) I agree 100% with the above, the fairings should be easier to remove for oil changes and such. I hate dealing with those annoying clips. Or at least make it possible to replace the oil filter without removing the fairings.

2) I wish it had the engine temp listed as a number instead of just a bar. Not a big deal but I'm used to seeing an exact number.

3) Would be nice if it had an ambient temperature gauge. I recently demoed a bike that had it, can't remember which bike it was, might have been the NC700x. A compass would be nice too.


Other than that I can't really think of much else to wish for. I guess the ability to run on regular gas instead of premium would be nice, but then I guess it wouldn't make as much power.


I have to disagree with some of the stuff mentioned earlier like cruise, quick shifter, etc. If they included that from the factory then the bike would have been more expensive. I like the way the GSXS is a no-frills, light sporty tourer. It's cheaper, lighter, easier to work on, less stuff that can break down, etc.
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I only have one prob and it's the gearing
In what way? I was thinking about going up 2 teeth on the rear sprocket for a little more low end grunt myself.

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when i said the mirrors i just mean they are kinda ugly. function is ok. and the seat..... it looks nice but just isn't comfortable on long rides compared to my zx14
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1. Seat
2. Engine temp
3. Reduce the engine braking
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