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05-27-2018 11:13 PM
LEAVEITSTOCK
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Originally Posted by scooby61 View Post
That's true I guess. After 20+ years of gsxr's the back and neck pain that riding position caused me had taken the pleasure out of riding for me. And everytime I got on a cruiser it just felt weak and lame in comparison to my gsxr. I had honestly considered that my riding days might be over. Then i sat on the gsxs. It didn't have that dual sport feeling g a lot of other naked have or the uber high seat heights. It felt like my super sports but modded for a crazy comfy riding position. Add the abs and tc and I can ride in almost any conditions with confidence. All around the best most versatile bike I've ever owned. I still miss the look, handling, and light feel of the gsxr. But at some point age and years of injuries and abuse to my body must exact some price to paid.
i never owned a super sport with full plastic except once a 86 honda vf1000r V4,,,after half a summer i had enough ....was 30 then and in great shape ... but between the neck and arms its was not fun....plus the v4 power was to smooth didnt have that hotrod feel I liked......plus i always hated not being able to see the motor.....got caught in heavy rain the other day on the highway.couldent believe how great the bike felt....didnt have to slow down at all...be safe this summer
05-27-2018 06:50 PM
scooby61
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Originally Posted by LEAVEITSTOCK View Post
what impresses me is all the old timers riding the S.....where all use to power ...and like smoothness and comfort ....suzuki went right after the older sport minded riders and suzuki loyalist ......no matter where i go the s draws interest young an old
That's true I guess. After 20+ years of gsxr's the back and neck pain that riding position caused me had taken the pleasure out of riding for me. And everytime I got on a cruiser it just felt weak and lame in comparison to my gsxr. I had honestly considered that my riding days might be over. Then i sat on the gsxs. It didn't have that dual sport feeling g a lot of other naked have or the uber high seat heights. It felt like my super sports but modded for a crazy comfy riding position. Add the abs and tc and I can ride in almost any conditions with confidence. All around the best most versatile bike I've ever owned. I still miss the look, handling, and light feel of the gsxr. But at some point age and years of injuries and abuse to my body must exact some price to paid.
05-27-2018 04:55 PM
LEAVEITSTOCK what impresses me is all the old timers riding the S.....where all use to power ...and like smoothness and comfort ....suzuki went right after the older sport minded riders and suzuki loyalist ......no matter where i go the s draws interest young an old
05-27-2018 04:11 PM
Exfire56 Just had ECU reflash on my bike, great improvement. Bike now runs smoothly in all gears and at any speed and no more snatchy throttle.

A slight added bonus was an increase in Bhp and torque. Have to take it back in about 1500 miles as engine still tight then final fuelling will be able to be adjusted.

Booked in for Nitron rear shock and minor work on forks in a couple of months time.

Even more pleased with bike now can’t wait for suspension work then I can start to make her fly lol
04-28-2018 09:31 AM
Supercharger I second the recommendation for the SBS RS front pads. They have a strong but easily modulated initial bite and a progressive action after that. Vast improvement over the stock Brembo pads. The lever has a bit of travel before getting into the brakes, so some have changed the M/C, but i always ride with the the front brake covered so its not a big deal to me. I'm 56 and love this bike....though luckily i don't suffer any back, wrist or joint issues yet.
04-28-2018 07:56 AM
Exfire56 Hi Gixxerjasen, the Tuono is an amazing bike and I am glad I bought it. Having been a sports bike rider for all but the last couple of years I still wanted something that would give me a buzz but be better suited to my aching wrists, neck and back. The riding position of the Tuono is a little more aggressive so still had some wrist, neck and neck pain after a few miles. I also found longer runs a bit uncomfortable on the seat even though I tried a more padded seat. The engine is unbelievable, personally think the V4 is like having the best of a V twin and of an inline 4 and I love both.

As I only ride on the road I could not exploit the Tuono's speed especially with it not offering much wind protection. I always felt I was running out of road, it is blisteringly quick. I was also concerned about the long term running costs and risk of electronics going wrong, £800 service every two years and the one in between around £500. Handling is amazing and never felt anything other than being totally planted and always in control.

As for the GSXS 1000 F, well I read the write ups , looked at the specs and thought it was well worth a try. Had a few Gixxers over the years and loved every single one, GSXR 600, two 750's and one 1000. Have now done just over 500 miles on the bike and I am so pleased I changed from the Tuono. TBH I don't get the same thrill from looking at the GSXS as I used to when looking at my Tuono, but looks are a matter of personal choice and at my age I am more interested in other aspects.

I personally find the Suzuki has a more comfortable riding position, better wind protection and is much more comfortable. Servicing is much cheaper and there is way less electronics to go wrong. I have booked the bike in for the ECU to be sorted to remove the snatchiness and improve fueling. Brakes and suspension on GSXS are not as good as on the Tuono but that is easily sorted. Love the engine on the suzuki and the gear box. The GSXS is more than fast enough for my needs and to be honest I don't really miss the extra power the Tuono has because I could hardly ever use it, I love riding twisty roads.

I have no regrets about changing the Tuono for the GSXS it is a great bike, gives me a credible sports bike ride and is more than capable of doing a long journey in comfort.
04-16-2018 07:53 PM
gixxerjasen Welcome. Interesting that you came from the Tuono. That was my dream bike and I'd determined to get one. Couldn't afford brand new so was looking for a slightly used one. Started looking at alternatives and stumbled across the GSX-S. They aren't too well known on this side of the pond. Once I saw the reviews and prices I knew I could get a GSX-S and a whole bunch of tires and trackdays for the price of one used Tuono. The sound of the Tuono is amazing but I'm happy with my choice, but it'd certainly be interesting to hear your perspective between the two after you have some more seat time on the new ride.
04-16-2018 02:54 PM
Exfire56 Hi Leavitstock, Really enjoying the bike, did a 100 mile run and then a 70 mile run today and really like it. Did have a dodgy moment on a bend due to forgetting about the snatchy throttle, but apart from that it was great. Going to take it to a guy who has tuned most of my previous bikes and get him to re do the ECU, apparently he has done a few of them and reckons he has had very good results. Going to get the first service done, then will get him to sort it.
04-15-2018 07:37 PM
LEAVEITSTOCK EX56... bought my gsxs at 60 also....you wont be sorry
04-15-2018 06:15 PM
Chris.81 No problem! If I can give you some help or some idea I'm glad. I am of the idea that if you can get very simply by modifying the suspension without replacing it is a good thing as well as a great savings. I found myself very well with the changes made on my suspensions and were made by a professional tester of mupo suspension, the top brand here in Italy. It is very important to trust and know who to make changes to your bike.
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