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Hi guys, proud to say, i will be becomming one of you lot on 12th of july.

ive just bought myself a GSX-S1000 for my birthday and couldnt be happier. I used to have a Honda CBR 600f, this was my first bike and i was gutted when i bought it because the gsx-s dropped a few months later. Ever since then ive been wanting one so bad. and now i have finally bought one. hope to have a few good chats and discussions on future modifications. The bike has a few extras on it from previous owner, heated grips, bobbins, front and rear lights and tail tidy, rear paddoc set not sure if some other parts are sock or after market, so if some egle eyed viewers know what is after market what's not that would be awesome ill post a few pics.

i noticed it had a yoshi sticker on it but stock can so that will be one of my first mods but for now it will stay as it is.

hope to chat soon guys

Criddle
 

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Welcome, I like the white Suzuki graphics. The rear hugger is a nice after market job, also the gold chain and sprocket kit.
Not so keen on the Michelin Man sticker.

You got yourself a nice bike. Blue and naked is how I like em.;)
 

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Glad you got the bike you really wanted. That is always a good feeling.
The hugger and color-matched chain guard are nice additions.
You will need to replace the rear shock. The OEM unit is horrible. Over-sprung and too much high-speed compression dampening. It will pound your kidneys into submission and make it harder to control the bike in bumpy corners. Forget about replacing the exhaust or anything else at this point - get a rear shock FIRST. Really. Not kidding. (Nitron? Wilbers? K-Tech? Anything is better than what's on there!)
 

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I spotted the stickers on the bottom of the front fork. That could mean the fork internals have been re-valved and springs changed. What does the fork sticker say? And if the previous owner did the forks, he might have also had the rear shock rebuilt. Is there any sticker on the body of the rear shock? (Race Tech rebuilt my suspension front and rear, and they put stickers in both locations).

If you have the same sticker on the body of your rear shock, most likely your suspension was rebuilt and that is a very good thing! (and hopefully the previous owner was close to the same weight as you).

Also, I see a blue band on the fork above the stickers. If that is a zip-tie, anyone could have put it on to check fork travel. But if it is not a zip-tie, but rather a continuous rubber circle, then definitely the forks were rebuilt, as a continuous band could only be placed there when the forks were disassembled. I have a black rubber "band" on my fork leg from Race Tech, that's why I spotted the blue one on your bike.
 

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HI guys sorry for such a latye reply, thank you all for ur awesome comments, having looked through the owners handbook, the previous owener had a new ecu mapped and dyno'd also the forks were fullu dont by ktech, and luckly with gear on we were around the same weight so happy, there, picked her up last friday, and went out all day over the yorkshire dales, she gave me so much confidence in the corners, and lets say this shes clocked up a few miles since pick up, justy got back from the dales where i feel im starting to get used to the bike now so im one happy chappy heres a few pics from the past few days.
 

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