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Hello from Alabama. Just got my new GSX S1000 on October 29, 2015. I've been riding off and on for years but mostly cruisers and touring bikes for the last 5 years. I decided that I wanted a sportier bike in the stable before I get too old (currently 70 years old) but I didn't want to spend too much and I didn't want a pure sport bike like a GSX R1000 because of the riding position. Then along came the S1000 and I bought one. No regrets so far except for the snatchy throttle and no slipper clutch but I new about that before I bought it. I purchased a replacement throttle tube from my local dealer for under $20 and sent it to Gary at G2 Ergonomics (the Throttle Tamer people). Gary thinks they will come up with a Throttle Tamer for the GSX S1000 soon. So far I have removed the tank stickers, replaced the rear fender with a Yoshmura fender eliminator kit, added race spools, and changed the oil and filter at 600 miles. Looking forward to doing some track days at the Barbers Motorsports Park.
 

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Hello from Alabama. Just got my new GSX S1000 on October 29, 2015. I've been riding off and on for years but mostly cruisers and touring bikes for the last 5 years. I decided that I wanted a sportier bike in the stable before I get too old (currently 70 years old) but I didn't want to spend too much and I didn't want a pure sport bike like a GSX R1000 because of the riding position. Then along came the S1000 and I bought one. No regrets so far except for the snatchy throttle and no slipper clutch but I new about that before I bought it. I purchased a replacement throttle tube from my local dealer for under $20 and sent it to Gary at G2 Ergonomics (the Throttle Tamer people). Gary thinks they will come up with a Throttle Tamer for the GSX S1000 soon. So far I have removed the tank stickers, replaced the rear fender with a Yoshmura fender eliminator kit, added race spools, and changed the oil and filter at 600 miles. Looking forward to doing some track days at the Barbers Motorsports Park.
Welcome young'un....:)
 

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Hi - Welcome from a 62 year old in Western Australia.
Like you I needed a confortable rather than a pure sports bike riding position. Will be interested on your results with a profiled throttle/ Tamer
 

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Hello from a 68 year young 'un - looks like the bike is pretty popular among us folks with creaking joints :D.

I used to know Alabama fairly well as I was based at International Paper's mills for part of 1996. Loved my time there.
 

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At 62 I love hearing from an even older old fart that you are looking forward to a track day. These bikes are so much fun i just don't know wether to tell everyone or just keep it a secret for those in the know... I try to get to the track twice a month , i think the adrenaline rush is keeping me young , and it's way cheaper than plastic surgery ha
 

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Welcome from a 74 year young/old ? rider.
I guess I must be old.......... cos I'm bragging about my age.:rolleyes:
 

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Welcome from Belgium ...have lots of fun
 

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Body of a 68 year old, mentality of a 5 year old (to quote my wife :D)
68? That will be my age when I buy early next year. First task is to sell the Busa.
 
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