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g'day! new owner here.

Greetings from Melbourne, Australia.
I literally walked home (I left my CBR at the dealership as a trade-in) as a brand new owner of a blue gsx-s1000f.
2016 model, with only 143km on the clock.


I'm really happy with it - a couple of annoyances are the 'mods' that the previous owner had done to it.
It's got a tile tidy kit removing the fender, which .. I don't mind the look of, but i'm worries that the rear of the bike is going to be infested with stone chips, and some adjustable break/clutch levers, which I honestly wish it had its originals.
Aside from that, the bike is perfect and I can't wait to take it on the road!


No mods planned - exhaust sounds great (for now), windscreen is a bit odd to look at but I'll get used to it (or get a tinted), the mirrors might have to go. I might read through the forums for what others have done on this department!
And being that I'll be riding with my wife a lot, might invest in a more comfortable rear seat, like the butty buddy or something similar, what's currently there doesn't look particularly comfortable!


Anyway I can't wait to post some pictures as they come!
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Greetings from Melbourne, Australia.
I literally walked home (I left my CBR at the dealership as a trade-in) as a brand new owner of a blue gsx-s1000f.
2016 model, with only 143km on the clock.


I'm really happy with it - a couple of annoyances are the 'mods' that the previous owner had done to it.
It's got a tile tidy kit removing the fender, which .. I don't mind the look of, but i'm worries that the rear of the bike is going to be infested with stone chips, and some adjustable break/clutch levers, which I honestly wish it had its originals.
Aside from that, the bike is perfect and I can't wait to take it on the road!


No mods planned - exhaust sounds great (for now), windscreen is a bit odd to look at but I'll get used to it (or get a tinted), the mirrors might have to go. I might read through the forums for what others have done on this department!
And being that I'll be riding with my wife a lot, might invest in a more comfortable rear seat, like the butty buddy or something similar, what's currently there doesn't look particularly comfortable!


Anyway I can't wait to post some pictures as they come!
Welcome! Your bike looks just like mine! I agree with most of your reactions to the bike. I love the stock exhaust and have no plans to replace it. I won't put a tidy tail on it for practicality reasons even though they look nice. The stock screen actually works quite well, but I did get a tinted version on ebay for a ridiculously low price and it has worked perfectly and looks nice. I do have a problem with the stock levers and swapped them out for Pazzos. I like the stock mirrors even though I've had CRG Lane Splitters on my last bike that were great and better than it's stock mirrors, but on that bike, my shoulders were in the way and it was a naked, so they worked better. I had rear sets on my last bike too, but I love the stock position on the GSXS which is very close to my "upgraded" position on my last bike. I did upgrade to Puig pegs, mainly for looks, but was actually surprised at the reduction of buzz and comfort.
It's a great bike and is fantastic stock with little need for modification, but make it your own and it's even better!
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My Mrs had a few things to say about the pillion seat and wanted me to get one with more padding.
I told her I didn't need to change anything as I've got a wife with more padding than she used to.

Its so much quieter in the spare room and she refuses to get on the bike

win, win
dekker and unload like this.

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Hello there,

I live in Coffs Harbour NSW and have had quite a saga with mine; 2015GSXS1000F; after years of riding, trackdays, having had gsxr's (still do, a legendary K6) and a hayabusa, no accidents till my first ride on the GSXS resulting in a broken leg when it stalled on take off in a tight turn and threw me to the ground. Problem I found and solved is extremely lean mapping between idle and 4,500 revs to pass the flipping ECU emission tests. Had a boosterplug from Denmarkk's boosterplug.com fitted, plug cost a$200, fitting $180. So please beware because without this mod it stalls, farts at low revs and it is very hard to hold a constant speed. My other gripes, putting dopey blinkers hanging off it, instead of having decent mirrors fitted with the blinkers inside as on the gsxr's. As for the tail tidy, I got one because the standard stanchion hanging off the back is too long and ridiculous; I have kept the original for resale otherwise you could have it. Now that it is sorted, it is a good bike, with one major remaining problem; the crappy rear shock, which is cheap and not cheerful. It can't be dialed down to my 70kg weight, so it might be alright if you weigh more or carry your girlfriend. An Ohlins replacement is over $1K but for slightly less you can buy a Nitro one, locally. Suzuki have made a flawed masterpiece, and if you are careful in the first thousand k's, and sort out the inherent warts, you will end up with a good bike. I am almost happy with mine now.
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Mine was hard to hold a constant speed until I fitted the throttle tamer but never had it stalled or felt like stalling and other than being responsive it's run perfect from new

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Hello there,

I live in Coffs Harbour NSW and have had quite a saga with mine; 2015GSXS1000F; after years of riding, trackdays, having had gsxr's (still do, a legendary K6) and a hayabusa, no accidents till my first ride on the GSXS resulting in a broken leg when it stalled on take off in a tight turn and threw me to the ground. Problem I found and solved is extremely lean mapping between idle and 4,500 revs to pass the flipping ECU emission tests. Had a boosterplug from Denmarkk's boosterplug.com fitted, plug cost a$200, fitting $180. So please beware because without this mod it stalls, farts at low revs and it is very hard to hold a constant speed. My other gripes, putting dopey blinkers hanging off it, instead of having decent mirrors fitted with the blinkers inside as on the gsxr's. As for the tail tidy, I got one because the standard stanchion hanging off the back is too long and ridiculous; I have kept the original for resale otherwise you could have it. Now that it is sorted, it is a good bike, with one major remaining problem; the crappy rear shock, which is cheap and not cheerful. It can't be dialed down to my 70kg weight, so it might be alright if you weigh more or carry your girlfriend. An Ohlins replacement is over $1K but for slightly less you can buy a Nitro one, locally. Suzuki have made a flawed masterpiece, and if you are careful in the first thousand k's, and sort out the inherent warts, you will end up with a good bike. I am almost happy with mine now.
I agree with the comment a flawed masterpiece, it's a shame as sales are down massively overall in the UK, my dealer said to me on Monday he doesn't keep them in stock anymore, he only has 3 inc one f model. He said he had to virtually give the preregistered ones away.

I can't say mine has ever stalled either, mine does rev itself slightly if I let the the revs drop slightly, anti stall?? Tbh I find it unnessary and a little puzzled why Suzuki thought a 1000cc bike needed it, more of a beginners feature imo.

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hi all! thank you for the welcomes and advise (warnings?)!
i'll be picking up the bike in a couple of weeks (too busy at the moment) and will post some real life reviews on how it handles.
I've been reading a lot about the throtle response and low-speed behaviour and am thinking of possibly getting a power commander, though i might keep it as is for the first ~500km or so..
i am currently reading through an older post (it has 8 pages so it's taking a while!) bout someone who installed one and seems somewhat contreversial.
I read somewhere that the PCV affects how the traction control works?
i can't see this being backed anywhere so i'm hoping it's not a thing!
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I read somewhere that the PCV affects how the traction control works?
Shouldn't. TC reads wheel speeds and cuts spark, neither is touched by PCV.

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Greetings from Melbourne, Australia.
I literally walked home (I left my CBR at the dealership as a trade-in) as a brand new owner of a blue gsx-s1000f.
2016 model, with only 143km on the clock.


I'm really happy with it - a couple of annoyances are the 'mods' that the previous owner had done to it.
It's got a tile tidy kit removing the fender, which .. I don't mind the look of, but i'm worries that the rear of the bike is going to be infested with stone chips, and some adjustable break/clutch levers, which I honestly wish it had its originals.
Aside from that, the bike is perfect and I can't wait to take it on the road!


No mods planned - exhaust sounds great (for now), windscreen is a bit odd to look at but I'll get used to it (or get a tinted), the mirrors might have to go. I might read through the forums for what others have done on this department!
And being that I'll be riding with my wife a lot, might invest in a more comfortable rear seat, like the butty buddy or something similar, what's currently there doesn't look particularly comfortable!


Anyway I can't wait to post some pictures as they come!
Hey mate welcome to the forum. Like you I bought a brand new F here in Melbourne a few months ago. Very happy with the bike, did a few mods. I changed the screen to a tinted one (eBay for $45 &#128077 Couldn't help myself after seeing how good and cheap this mod was - exhaust to Ixil ( again eBay $385&#128077 not loud at all just right, and a few other smaller details. My last bike was a one rider so I bought it because I wanted a bike capable of carrying a pillion but with sports bike handling. Been very happy with the result. My wife has a small backside and gets away with the stock seat. I dare say bigger girls will find it uncomfortable for the longer rides.
I am sure you will love the bike. I have the service manual book for it so if you ever have questions please ask. I have around 3K on mine now. I do and have always done my own maintenance so if you need help give me a shout. The fairing removal is a bit tricky.
What part Melbourne are you? I am in Reservoir so if you ever want to link up for a chat/ride let me know. Good luck with it mate!
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