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04-08-2019 03:48 AM
gsxsdave Looks great! I just picked up a bunch of knickknacks and can't wait to start tinkering.

Regarding fender eliminators and wet riding, wonder if those rear hugger extenders on Ebay would help prevent or reduce getting sprayed on?

Also, what handlebar clamp bolt are you guys using for the ram mount ball? I ordered the handlebar clamp version of the ram mount but on second thought I'm guessing the bolt version would do a better job of not losing the phone when paired with a windscreen.
04-02-2019 07:09 PM
gixxerjasen Software update today. I went for a ride so I could compare back to back, then got home and dragged out the laptop. Used the updated FTECU software to download my current file, ticked the checkbox for "Disable Injector Decel Cut" under the "ECU Settings" folder, then uploaded to the ECU and went for a ride. I think maybe I'd already 95% fixed the snatch, but this fixed it all the way. I'm happy with the fueling for now, till I suck it up and eventually give in and replace the exhaust. Nah, not doing that....we'll see.

01-09-2019 06:35 PM
frog4aday I hadn't even considered the annual registration ("tag") fees! Ugh. So many toys, so much money. Such is life, I suppose.
01-06-2019 09:09 PM
Jason Happy anniversary.

Red is faster.
08-01-2018 10:52 PM
gixxerjasen My problem is MBS. Multiple Bike Syndrome.

I was busy pouring money into this...



When the sport bike bug bit me hard and I bought this.



The DRZ was ignored while I poured money into the GSX-S. Now I'm back trying to get the DRZ ready for some winter trips to places like Big Bend National Park.

Meanwhile, old reliable is sitting there reminding me that I need to order brake pads. It has a bunch of little ones and they add up to not cheap.



Old reliable has a Penske triple clicker on the back and full Traxxion Dynamics AK20's up front. I do appreciate a well set up suspension.

And then there's wife and kid's bikes.



Wife needs bark busters and a better skid plate. Kid's bike, well, really doesn't need anything except he keeps growing out of his riding gear and will grow out of that bike by next year most likely.

And I don't even want to talk about this...



The engine is in multiple plastic containers waiting on getting the crank rebuilt and a few other things.

That doesn't count the four wheeled vehicles either, tires for the wife's car this week was the killer. Matter of fact, I have a lot of tires to care for.

Much as I'd love to drop $1300 on the GSX-S1000, as you can see, I've got other things also demanding my time, money and attention.

I'm going to have the GSX-S1000 long term. I can't think of a reason to get something different as I love it too much. If there's a bike out there with better brakes or suspension, I can just upgrade my bike and have better. It'll get upgrades eventually, just not right away. Hence why I'd just be happy having it properly set up for now.
08-01-2018 10:45 PM
mike d
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Originally Posted by Rapido1 View Post
No sht, money invested in improving the GSXS will never be recuperated, when I bought it I promised myself I wasn't going to dump a bunch of money into this brand new 1000cc bike for only $9,000. So cheap. But I can't help it. Plus I love tinkering. You have will power, I do not!
I don't have that much will power. I just have to wait until my bank account recovers from my other obsessions, then I'll be quizzing you on how to install brake lines and pads.

It's a great hobby, and making the bike ride better, feel better, and perform better is part of the fun.

(but, I keep telling myself: "you won't miss what you never had")!

08-01-2018 10:37 PM
FreedomPenguin
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Originally Posted by Rapido1 View Post
No sht, money invested in improving the GSXS will never be recuperated, when I bought it I promised myself I wasn't going to dump a bunch of money into this brand new 1000cc bike for only $9,000. So cheap. But I can't help it. Plus I love tinkering. You have will power, I do not!


Same.. I said I wouldn't either, but im probably 1200 dollars deep in stuff. Adds up so fast. No regrets though as im not trying to sell it, just keep and ride. I said my 13 750 gsxr would be my forever bike, but I think this gsxs will truly be my forever bike unless its totaled. Im not spending money on another bike again.
08-01-2018 10:35 PM
Rapido1 No sht, money invested in improving the GSXS will never be recuperated, when I bought it I promised myself I wasn't going to dump a bunch of money into this brand new 1000cc bike for only $9,000. So cheap. But I can't help it. Plus I love tinkering. You have will power, I do not!
08-01-2018 09:36 PM
mike d
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Originally Posted by Rapido1 View Post
You know as well as anybody upgrades/improvements cost $$! The stock suspension sucks. No matter how much you try, the difference gained by spending $1300 dollars on suspension is worth every penny. Suspension, ECU, and brakes (braided lines and EBC HH pads) are the imperative necessary upgrades to this bike.

In my opinion, of course!
I haven't done any of those, so I don't know what I'm missing.
I will say that even stock is pretty **** good compared to a lot of bikes I've ridden, but I'm sure there is room for improvement.
It's kind of like anything else, it can always be better, but at some point you have to stop spending money on it and be satisfied. Everyone has a different tipping point, and for very good reasons, one being that the cost is getting ridiculous for the return (eye of the beholder, or should I say bank account of the beholder). For me, it's my other hobbies (bicycling and drumming), grand-kids, and work. ****, I've spent over half the cost of my GSX on one bicycle (I know, it's insane). If I had paid retail for it (team discount), it would have been more than my GSXS. Most of you wouldn't spend that on a bike and I wouldn't call what I have "imperative" but for me it is. I put way more miles on my bicycle than I do my GSXS.

08-01-2018 09:23 PM
Rapido1 You know as well as anybody upgrades/improvements cost $$! The stock suspension sucks. No matter how much you try, the difference gained by spending $1300 dollars on suspension is worth every penny. Suspension, ECU, and brakes (braided lines and EBC HH pads) are the imperative necessary upgrades to this bike.

In my opinion, of course!
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