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post #1 of 20 Old 04-15-2018, 04:21 AM Thread Starter
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Hi to everyone

Looking forward to being on the forum and learning more about my 2018 GSXS 1000 FZ. Currently live in Norfolk but spend a lot of time with my fiancée in Cambridge.
Been riding since I was 17 and had a few (lot) of bikes during that time. Two years ago at 60 years old I tried to convert my Blade to be more comfortable but the old bones were still sore.

Had a Street Triple for a short while and then a Tuono 1100 V4 RR which I just traded in for the GSXS.

Only ridden the GSXS for 250 miles but so far I am very pleased with it.

Looking forward to chatting on the forum.
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Hello and welcome to the forum! I'm glad you like the gsx s1000 ....... But the Aprilia thunder will not be as comfortable as this but it's a bomb!

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Hi and welcome. Bike gets better the more miles you put on. The drive line on mine was very harsh at first but got better after a couple of thousand miles. Enjoy!

Blue Naked 2015 ABS model. PCV, Nitron Ntr-1 shock, MRA screen(modified) Puig crash bungs, HEL lines and EBC-HH pads, job done. (Riding since 1959.)
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Thanks Chris and Dekker. I had to give up sports bikes due to wrists/back/neck problems etc but still wanted something quick, exciting but also useable.

Absolutely loving the GSXS, took it on one of my old sports bikes twisty routes and I was faster on the GSXS.
Going to get the suspension professionally set up and then take it from there but really impressed with it. Thanks again for the welcome.
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I can understand you if you have physical problems. I have some back and knee problems too. However, if you come from an Aprilia thunder, you will understand that on the gsx-s you will need an upgrade of the suspension and also of the front brake.

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Yes Chris I know what you mean . Will sort suspension out first which is always my priority when I get a bike. I guess upgrading the rear will show up the shortfalls in the front more so will probably try to sort out both. Not pushing it much ATM (well not too much lol) but already well impressed by it. Will look at the threads regarding suspension and brakes but any advice will be well appreciated.
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My advice is to start from the rear suspension and put something better. The front forks in my opinion just a simple review with a good oil and a pumping kit (if you also want the springs but I have not changed) and already so the bike changes completely. As far as the brakes are concerned, in my opinion the tubes are the modification that gives less benefit on this bike, especially if it is new. I have changed the brake pads with sbs rs and mounted irx 18x19 radial pump and the bike brakes which is a show.

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Maybe this topic help you........

https://www.gsxs1000.org/forum/gsxs-1...lications.html

and look the photos of my work.

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You can raise the bars 20mm without too much trouble.
Suzuki GSX-S 1000 / F (15-) Bar Risers
It helped me because I have short arms, took some of the weight off my wrists.

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Thanks Chris that was very helpful, nice work as well. I have a suspension guy here in U.K. I will have a chat with him and will mention what has worked on yours, thanks again.
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