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    Default I bought another Suzuki

    Well being laid up has not got me down as far as getting back on the horse again.
    My Bandit that I bought just in July of course is no more...and even though I originally bought the bandit to flip, it really surprised me...I thoroughly enjoyed riding it.
    So I got looking around and by accident stumbled on the Suzuki GSX-S1000FA...basically a detuned GSXR (147hp) with Renthal bars and a comfortable riding position.
    I started my search but boy there are many around here...which of course attracted me even more to the bike.

    This is what I found....2018...the guy selling it was selling it for his friend's wife...his friend died in May of cancer...he was 63 and rode it for just over a year but managed to put 14,000kms on it.
    I first went to see it about 3 weeks ago...a buddy drove me up island to see it. The seller and I stayed in touch...nice guy and a rider himself. I told him about my "Friday afternoon safety meetings"...and yesterday he came to one.
    We made a deal on the bike and will have it sometime next week.
    This is not to replace anything as I will never sell the BMW...but with 90k on it it was time to look for something else to put miles on.
    It comes with a transferable warranty good until March 2024...
    Now to work hard at rehab so I can get back on a bike.

    Btw I sold my 2016 DR650 last week...I was afraid of being tempted to ride it too soon...and I only ride it off road and the last thing I need right now is to fall off a bike. I'll look at getting something smaller in the summer like a KTM or Husky.

    http://www.motorcycledaily.com/2017/...20and%20torque.



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    Very nice.
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    Nice. Should be a good motivator for you.

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    Gotta love a bike with that legendary K5 GSXR 1000 engine at its core.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 80GS1000 View Post
    Gotta love a bike with that legendary K5 GSXR 1000 engine at its core.
    I am super excited! Should be one solid do everything bike for me....can't wait to do my first multi day trip on it.
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    I hope you're healing nicely, Trevor!

    That ride reminds me of my first bike...except mine was the classic Suzuki blue 750...not a liter bike.

    Nice ride, by the way. Looking forward to your photos of this bike.

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    If you need someone to ride it home for you..... I'm sure Mark will shove me to the ground to be first in line to volunteer.

    Great choice and a great colour. Suzuki do wicked metallics that just come alive in the sun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hayabuser View Post
    If you need someone to ride it home for you..... I'm sure Mark will shove me to the ground to be first in line to volunteer.

    Great choice and a great colour. Suzuki do wicked metallics that just come alive in the sun.
    Lol...I'm actually going up in my Truck to puck it up today.
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    Wow! It's way out of my ken but good for you! I'm still sad about the Bandit, though. Even I would say it was a handsome bike.

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    Good choice. Blue was not your color.....
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