Good solid bike
I bought a LAMS model 2k on the clock 2011 in mint condition. The best features of the bike are very usable power even for a LAMS, a big bike feel which is great for a 6 footer like me, the digital casette is outstanding giving digital readouts of speed, trip length, odometer, time and an excellent surprise in a gear display - I can't believe every bike doesn't have one. After changing the tyres it rides well giving a solid grippy feel around corners inducing a sense of confidence. I had a significant front wheel slide around a roundabout but t...he bike just stood up and gripped. I find the line I choose is the line it sticks too. Fuel consumption is excellent. I ride from the Mornington Peninsula to South Melbourne everyday and get 350km's to 17 litres. On the negative side the bike is very heavy which can be challenging if you want to get ride through cars to get up the front but if the gaps are big enough you can get through. I'm thinking the weight might be a positive when the time comes to get a bigger displacement bike such as a VFR800 as I'll be well trained in handling a heavy bike. The front suspension dips pretty heavily under moderate+ braking yet you get used to it. The stock tyres suck big time and need to be changed quickly. I'm rapt with the bike but consider it an intermediate until the VFR comes along.
Good budget buy
Changed the can to a Staintune (left over from a 1250 Bandit I had once).
Infact many parts are interchangable with the 1250 Bandit.
It sounds better than on the 1250, but closer to a vacuum cleaner than a Harley.
Initially it was very jerky on the throttle release, but increasing the front spring preload to a 1/2 a turn from stock, cured this and improved the handling. The springs are too soft for my 100kg weight, but the rear is fine.
The seat interchangable with the 1250S and the GSX650 is far more comfortable, as the back section is no...
Questions & Answers
What are the gsx 650fdifference from 2008 to the 2012 if any
Hi I have a gsx650f with a denso 32920-17h71 ecu . trying to derestricted from lams. Sites say cut wire 30 but has two plugs. What one do I disconnect big plug or small
How can I remove the Lams device from my GSX650F 2015 model?
Talked to a guy in a Suzuki dealer, he said sadly its not very simple, its not just a software change it would likely require dismantling the throttle body etc.
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