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    Oh.
    didnt notice this was the lady’s only section
    (saw the post when look at “today’s posts”.)

    glad to help however I can.
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    Got the exhaust back on?

    got the bike running?

    what were you working on?

    Had 850G for 14 years. Now have GK since 2005.
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    An honest mistake, Redman!

    I do like Kat's reply...she doesn't capitalize her personal pronoun which I find interesting.

    And how she validated her gender was also entertaining...which I mean, was funny.

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    Welcome to the forum.. lots of good help here (male or female )

    My first bike was a GS1000G, I'm not sure I would go that route again but I'm still here! The Suzuki is a big old beast for a first bike. Make sure you have good rubber & good brakes.

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    Welcome to GSR, Kat!

    You will find much advice in the search area, but if it fails to meet your needs do not be afraid to ask here.

    E-bay will be your friend for parts, although many of us have a variety of spare parts on hand and there is a section in the forums to show whatever parts you might need.

    The GK is a great bike, much quicker than many think of it, and a beautiful ride for long distance touring....mine served well for an 1100 mile day.

    Even if they look good, check your tires to be sure they are actually good for use. Good looks are not enough: tires harden and provide less traction as they age and every tire does this..
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    Quote Originally Posted by salty_monk View Post
    Welcome to the forum.. lots of good help here (male or female )

    My first bike was a GS1000G, I'm not sure I would go that route again but I'm still here! The Suzuki is a big old beast for a first bike. Make sure you have good rubber & good brakes.
    Yeah, I was going to say, big and heavy for a first bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob S. View Post
    Yeah, I was going to say, big and heavy for a first bike.
    How much does it weigh?

    My "T" teeters around 500 pounds...

    That gear box/drive shaft adds...150 pounds?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GSXR7ED View Post
    How much does it weigh?

    My "T" teeters around 500 pounds...

    That gear box/drive shaft adds...150 pounds?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cipher View Post
    603 dry
    And how often do you ride it dry? Yikes!!

    I was probably 130 (wet) when I started riding at 18.
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    dry is only measure I could find. No info on tank size or sump or battery.
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