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post #1 of 22 Old 06-14-2016, 01:12 PM Thread Starter
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Good bike or great bike?

Hi everyone.
I've been on bikes especially Suzuki for
43 years now.
Been considering the GSXS 1000F for a while now.
Just completed a good test run on the Yam MT10. Great power and spec. Can't get passed the terrible front end and so much mismatched Yamaha plastic add ons.
Would just like to know how the GSXS build quality has been holding up and that snatchy throttle?!
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i got the red and black f and love it, no probs with the build quality as good as my last big kawa 14 zzr much more comfy on long trips and up to 120 just as fast just about, taken the free play out of the throttle and now is much better i can live with a lively throttle no prob, best bike i have ever had out of about 12 lol
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Can't get passed the terrible front end....
I didn't wait to test ride the MT-10, there's no way on this planet I could enjoy owning something that ugly, full stop.

I've only had my GSX-S1000F a few weeks so I'll leave it to others here for a long term report. I'm having a power commander fitted at the first service to see if it fixes the throttle issue.
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Great bike ,had mine 3 months now red /black F getting used to throttle have fitted a breakaway throttle lock/cruise control maybe at a later date fit a throttle tamer that a few others have fitted,all day comfort with seriously good performance some do not like the looks of the F but i like it, with the added bonus of wind protection of fairing and screen, yam looks interesting but oh the look of those mismatched plastics!!
The F for me is a keeper, and slowly will make it the perfect allrounder
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InI would say after 10 months and 3500 miles this is a VERY good bike but not superb!
I am really enjoying it and still learning how to get the best out of it!
How is the breakaway cruise control working Walono??

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breakaway cruise control is really well engineered , with the snatchy throttle i find riding through towns and villages with less than perfect roads it makes it relaxing, as it stiffens the throttle so no stress going over the bumps,also nice feature is apply the front brake and it knocks it off,alternately simply press button and it disengages .
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Thanks, just need something so I can take my hand off to get rid of pins n needles due to carpal tunnel problems

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Thanks, just need something so I can take my hand off to get rid of pins n needles due to carpal tunnel problems
Do you have heated grips, I'm just guessing but thought it may help with the pins and needles getting a bit of heat to get the blood flowing,
I had it myself a few years ago for about 12 months and luckily it just went away same as my wife and hopefully your does also.

On to the topic at hand you have a difficult decision to make, if I never had my GSXS I would be undecided myself as I do not even mind the look of the Yammy but i do love my GSXS and the only fault is the snatchy throttle but an easy fix with a throttle tamer, the fueling has some slight issues but nothing that has made the 6000km that I have done very enjoyable
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Thanks, just need something so I can take my hand off to get rid of pins n needles due to carpal tunnel problems
Have you tried Grip Puppies.http://www.grip-puppy.co.uk/
They help with vibration if you can get used to the increased grip diameter.
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I think it's a great bike. I agree, that MT-10 is beyond fugly. I'll say the throttle is a touch sensitive but it's not bad once you ride it for a bit and get used to it.


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