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Thread: Suzuki's sport tourer: GSX1250FA review.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hitcher View Post
    ....
    Modifications I recommend:

    • Leo Vince SBK muffler
    • Scottoiler
    • Oxford heated grips
    • Rear mirror spacers
    • Powerbronze screen replacement
    • Radguard radiator protector
    • Rider seat (McDonald Motor Trimmers, Tauranga)
    • Garmin zumo 550 GPS

    .....
    My Powerbronze double bubble screen arrived late last week, and as I already had the bike booked in for a service today, I had it fitted at the same time as the service. Its only a 5 minute job, but I wouldn't like to lose one of those rubberised nuts. And what a difference it makes. I was a little dubious that adding 50mm to the bubble size would make much difference, but the airflow is now perfect.

    The Scottoiler is fitted and working. I put mine onto the frame under the left hand side cover. On friday I'll add the Lube tube into the tail.

    One further modification that is going to made, is to fit mudflaps to both mudguards. The front wheel throws mud up into the radiator, and although a Radguard will stop large stones form causing damage, it wont stop the radiator being blocked with dirt. The rear wheel throws gravel and dirt up into the handle of the top box (and into the lock). What I need is light weight mudflaps like used to be available for dirt bikes in the 70s. I may need to make something that will be light enough to not damage the mudguards, yet still intercept mud and gravel.

    I also haven't yet decided how or where to fit the radar detector.
    Last edited by Jantar; 29th August 2012 at 21:28.
    Still on study leave

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jantar View Post
    I also haven't yet decided how or where to fit the radar detector.
    Just stick to the speed limit!

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    I fitted my own Powerbronze screen. What a fucking fiddle. Unbelievably complex. But it was well worth the effort.
    "Standing on your mother's corpse you told me that you'd wait forever." [Bryan Adams: Summer of 69]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crasherfromwayback View Post
    Just stick to the speed limit!
    I would if it wasn't so damn slow.
    Still on study leave

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    CrasherfromWayBack keeps tempting me with this or similar when my GSX650F is in for it's regular service. Over 30,000 K's on my 650F and not a single ounce of trouble. Lovin the bike, lovin the service from WMC. Best buy I've ever made. The 1250FA looks awesome though. He might get me in the end.
    If your looking at Bike Comms, have a read of this review..

    http://www.kiwibiker.co.nz/forums/sh...ad.php?t=95905


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jantar View Post
    One further modification that is going to made, is to fit mudflaps to both mudguards. The front wheel throws mud up into the radiator, and although a Radguard will stop large stones form causing damage, it wont stop the radiator being blocked with dirt. The rear wheel throws gravel and dirt up into the handle of the top box (and into the lock). What I need is light weight mudflaps like used to be available for dirt bikes in the 70s. I may need to make something that will be light enough to not damage the mudguards, yet still intercept mud and gravel.
    Mud? I suggest a V-Strom if you're going to be riding such terrain... or is that your driveway

    Probably look at some lightweight rubber or the like. More expensive option would be looking for a fender extender specific to your bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jantar View Post
    I would if it wasn't so damn slow.
    That's the main problem with the 1250... Aside from that it's perfect.

    Quote Originally Posted by DingoZ View Post
    CrasherfromWayBack keeps tempting me with this or similar when my GSX650F is in for it's regular service. Over 30,000 K's on my 650F and not a single ounce of trouble. Lovin the bike, lovin the service from WMC. Best buy I've ever made. The 1250FA looks awesome though. He might get me in the end.
    You really need both. You'll miss the 650 like crazy but you'll love the 1250 for what it is!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gremlin View Post
    Mud? I suggest a V-Strom if you're going to be riding such terrain... or is that your driveway

    Probably look at some lightweight rubber or the like. More expensive option would be looking for a fender extender specific to your bike.
    Fender extenders are the way to go. My V-Strom has one...

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    Just as the sad news of Hitcher's GSX120FA made the headlines, my fender extender arrived. Fitted it during the week and what an improvment. I still haven't found anything suitable for the rear fender and it looks like I'll have to make something suitable. Because of the shape of the rear fender a motocross type mudflap would look awfull, but I do have some ideas.

    My modifications to date are:
    Mirror extenders
    Double bubble screen
    Scott oiler with lube tube
    GPS
    Fender extender
    Still on study leave

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    *Sobbing noises*
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hitcher View Post
    *Sobbing noises*
    It was a suzuki .... get over it ....
    Sweat wipes off. Road-rash doesn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jantar View Post
    Just as the sad news of Hitcher's GSX120FA made the headlines, my fender extender arrived. Fitted it during the week and what an improvment. I still haven't found anything suitable for the rear fender and it looks like I'll have to make something suitable. Because of the shape of the rear fender a motocross type mudflap would look awfull, but I do have some ideas.

    My modifications to date are:
    Mirror extenders
    Double bubble screen
    Scott oiler with lube tube
    GPS
    Fender extender
    http://www.powerbronze.co.uk/product...KI%20GSX1250FA

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    Bust linky thingie
    "Standing on your mother's corpse you told me that you'd wait forever." [Bryan Adams: Summer of 69]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hitcher View Post
    Bust linky thingie
    Works for me...

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    Thanks, but a hugger only stops the dirt from being thrown into the suspension, it doesn't stop it being thrown up the back of the bike. I will propbably add a hugger at some stage, but of more immediate concern is a simple mudflap at the rear.
    Still on study leave

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