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Old 08-15-2007, 21:44   #1
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Suzuki S83

Just got an 07 Suzuki S83 , anyone else ride this cycle? So far I`m liking it , it`s got a different feel than my C-50 .
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Old 08-16-2007, 07:34   #2
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Is this what it looks like?

If so .Good looking ride. Good Luck and Ride Safe

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2005-...QQcmdZViewItem
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Old 08-16-2007, 21:45   #3
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Yep thats the one. Cept mines an 07 and no bags(hate bags) . Blue in color with the stock megaphone pipes .
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Old 08-20-2007, 20:10   #4
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Congrats on the new ride. Very nice bike. I am a sport bike guy myself, but I do like those also.
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Old 08-20-2007, 21:23   #5
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Congrats on the new ride. Very nice bike. I am a sport bike guy myself, but I do like those also.
Thanks, I`m not into sport bikes this thing is fast enough for me. Those sport bikes are just scary fast!
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Old 09-12-2007, 18:02   #6
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i have a '05 S83, and i like it a lot.

it has plenty of go.
handles well except at slow speeds.
very fun
it has been very reliable so far.



downsides....
tank too small
passenger seat could be considered a torture device. driver's seat is OK, though
brakes have short life. i ride very consertative and still got only 'bout 6000 on the rear set.
mirrors are very nice if you like lookin' at your own shoulders

BTW try out www.intruderalert.com/cafe/index.cfm
good folks there
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Old 09-15-2007, 08:52   #7
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i have a '05 S83, and i like it a lot.

it has plenty of go.
handles well except at slow speeds.
very fun
it has been very reliable so far.



downsides....
tank too small
passenger seat could be considered a torture device. driver's seat is OK, though
brakes have short life. i ride very consertative and still got only 'bout 6000 on the rear set.
mirrors are very nice if you like lookin' at your own shoulders

BTW try out www.intruderalert.com/cafe/index.cfm
good folks there
Noticed all the above except I really don`t notice a problem with slow speed handling. I only have a 1000 miles so far so the brakes issue of lasting hasn`t come up yet, but i have heard that . I also hear the brake replacement is a pretty easy do it youself job . I do belong to Intruderalert.com . , a good place to be especiaaly if you ride Intruders or S83 , S50 . Thanks Jim
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Old 09-27-2007, 19:25   #8
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jimk

the S83 and the other 1400s have a longer than normal front end rake. this will cause a bit of instability at slow, i mean parking lot slow. speeds.

look at pics of the bikes known for their excellent handling manners. most if not all will have a much smaller rake. some even look like they are straght up and down.
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Old 11-16-2007, 20:40   #9
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I just bought (today as a matter of fact) a '96 1400 with 17k miles for $1200. So far (somewhere around 150 miles), I love it. It's considerably smaller than the Vulcan 1500 Classic I used to own, but this bike is a blast to ride.

I couldn't turn down the deal...

I'll post better pics after I detail it tomorrow!
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