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post #1 of 16 Old 09-08-2019, 07:43 PM Thread Starter
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Decided this might be a keeper...

Hi fellow Gsxs owners and greetings from Toronto Canada. Even though I’m a new member here, I’ve owned gsxs since 2016 and lurked about this forum for a while - been part of the whole R1 shock debacle with Paul too so as you can see, I’m new but not new!
After having had the gsxs for almost 4 years and putting up with the snatch and the Pogo stick of a shock ...I decided this might be a keeper...with some much needed changes. so I’m getting a new shock and full exhaust and a tune for the power commander. I held off on the mods (other than pc5 with stock map) thinking I might get something else down the road. Well, I’ve come to realize this might just be the perfect street bike for me. It never fails to put a smile on my face during the grind of a daily downtown commute, took it to the track, had a blast on it. So, credit card is in hand, wife’s not looking, time for some upgrades.
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Hi fellow Gsxs owners and greetings from Toronto Canada. Even though Iím a new member here, Iíve owned gsxs since 2016 and lurked about this forum for a while - been part of the whole R1 shock debacle with Paul too so as you can see, Iím new but not new!
After having had the gsxs for almost 4 years and putting up with the snatch and the Pogo stick of a shock ...I decided this might be a keeper...with some much needed changes. so Iím getting a new shock and full exhaust and a tune for the power commander. I held off on the mods (other than pc5 with stock map) thinking I might get something else down the road. Well, Iíve come to realize this might just be the perfect street bike for me. It never fails to put a smile on my face during the grind of a daily downtown commute, took it to the track, had a blast on it. So, credit card is in hand, wifeís not looking, time for some upgrades.
Go for it! Definitely let us know what you think after the mods!
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Welcome 810HAZARD Glad to see you are enjoying this fine bike! I was lucky and got the: throttle snatch free version (even thought it's a 2016). I did suffer from the stock rear shock for too long though. Now with a K-Tech Razor, I'm even happier with the bike.
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810HAZARD, it's good to have you along. Like you, I've had this bike for a couple years and yet I still look forward to the next ride.

Good luck with the upgrades and keep us posted on your progress.

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How do you like the K-tech? That’s what I’m getting
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How do you like the K-tech? Thatís what Iím getting
It's very nice. The damping is much better and very easily adjustable. I'm very happy with my suspension now (still stock in front, but had it adjusted for sag etc.. when I had the K-Tech installed).
Huge improvement.
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It's very nice. The damping is much better and very easily adjustable. I'm very happy with my suspension now (still stock in front, but had it adjusted for sag etc.. when I had the K-Tech installed).
Huge improvement.
I did change front springs as well as rear shock , great machine on rd and track also decat and reflash . Its a keeper
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I did change front springs as well as rear shock , great machine on rd and track also decat and reflash . Its a keeper
That's great to hear! I had the bike on the track with the stock set up and still had a blast despite the obvious shortcoming. Can't wait to see what it feels like after the upgrades.

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It's very nice. The damping is much better and very easily adjustable. I'm very happy with my suspension now (still stock in front, but had it adjusted for sag etc.. when I had the K-Tech installed).
Huge improvement.
Thanks for confirming, glad to hear you like the shock. I'm not planning on making changes to the front until rear is sorted out. Hopefully the shock shows up before the last track day I have planned.
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Hand on to them, these bikes are going to be like dead rockstars, no more being made and everyone wanting to get one
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Welcome also from the Toronto area. My new 2018 has only about 1100 km on it but I'm looking forward to your thoughts on the rear shock change as well as the PC tune.

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