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Re: Gsxs1000s
Reply #160 on: April 19, 2021, 05:47:52 AM
Three years ago I rode Versys 650 and Suzuki V-Strom 650 in a demo ride event and the V-Strom had a better engine and felt more business.
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Re: Gsxs1000s
Reply #161 on: April 19, 2021, 02:46:26 PM
*Originally Posted by zeta [+]
Three years ago I rode Versys 650 and Suzuki V-Strom 650 in a demo ride event and the V-Strom had a better engine and felt more business.
I have a friend that owned a Versys 650 the same as mine. He wound up moving to France. He wrote me that he rented a 650 V Strom and toured two up on it, some of it in the rain. He said he liked it a lot. It had power enough with all the luggage. He weighs about 150 pounds or so. His girl, probably 115 pounds.
One day I'll ask him if he ever rode his 650 Versys two up.

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Re: Gsxs1000s
Reply #162 on: April 19, 2021, 02:58:28 PM
 I could never own another Kawasaki 650 twin,
 Hated that exhaust note.  :151:
 Just say NO to 180 degree twins.  :431:
Last Edit: April 19, 2021, 02:58:59 PM by Cazzy_R
Tighten it 'til it strips then back it off half a turn.

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Re: Gsxs1000s
Reply #163 on: April 19, 2021, 04:17:11 PM
*Originally Posted by zed9 [+]
I have a friend that owned a Versys 650 the same as mine. He wound up moving to France. He wrote me that he rented a 650 V Strom and toured two up on it, some of it in the rain. He said he liked it a lot. It had power enough with all the luggage. He weighs about 150 pounds or so. His girl, probably 115 pounds.
One day I'll ask him if he ever rode his 650 Versys two up.

I am 511 at 225lbs  and the better half is 56 at 135 so neither of us are little.
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Re: Gsxs1000s
Reply #164 on: April 19, 2021, 06:15:38 PM
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I am 511 at 225lbs  and the better half is 56 at 135 so neither of us are little.
5'6" 135 ain't bad but if I were you I'd delete the part about her not being 'little'. Women don't react in a good way about such things. 😂
Did you ever ride her on the back of the z900? If so, how'd it handle?

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Re: Gsxs1000s
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Re: Gsxs1000s
Reply #166 on: April 19, 2021, 06:26:50 PM
*Originally Posted by zed9 [+]
5'6" 135 ain't bad but if I were you I'd delete the part about her not being 'little'. Women don't react in a good way about such things. 😂
Did you ever ride her on the back of the z900? If so, how'd it handle?

I have never been the smartest man lol .
The Z is a joke when it comes to a pillion over 5 and 100 lbs .... or for an 18 year old anything goes. As for the GSXS she is loving it for short rides but will just will not be any fun for either of us going to Mtn Washington or Lake George. If things work out we want to make a trip to Nova Scotia come fall too.
Last Edit: April 19, 2021, 06:27:24 PM by ras
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Re: Gsxs1000s
Reply #167 on: April 26, 2021, 02:47:07 PM
Tighten it 'til it strips then back it off half a turn.

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Re: Gsxs1000s
Reply #168 on: April 26, 2021, 03:15:02 PM
Ras how you liking the gsxs so far?

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Re: Gsxs1000s
Reply #169 on: April 26, 2021, 03:41:33 PM
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Ras how you liking the gsxs so far?

I still have less then 5oo miles on her due to life and weather but I absolutely am enjoying her. Down low she feels the same as my 9 did but up top ( again still just playing at this point ) the GSXS feels to pull harder...... Time will tell as the weather gets more consistent. So much is personal preference but the feel of the clutch is so much better, the seat, bars, my knees not touching so over all rider position fits me better bone stock. The front brake is as good stock as the 9 was with EBC.
Again I have been on Kawasaki for years and plan on buying a Versy in June ( maybe the new 2021 Tracer GT ) so I love Kawasaki and the 9 is a great bike for lots of people but I wished I had tested the GSXS sooner.
Plus the pillion seat is actually more usable for a ave size woman. My fiance is 56 and  weighs just over 130 and enjoys the ride. Would not have have been an option on the 9
Last Edit: April 26, 2021, 03:46:28 PM by ras
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