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SIS'S NEW BIKE

R. J. Oct 24, 2017

  1. R. J.

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    :hello: My Sister Evelyn bought a new 2016 Suzuki S 40 LS 650 Boulevard today from Deland Motor Sports. I got her a grand off the price. $4,995. OTD with a 5 year Warranty $6,100. I'll be taking it up to VA for Sis sometime soon or next time one of my trucker friends are taking a load North from FL. IMG_5128.JPG IMG_5126.JPG IMG_5130.JPG IMG_5132.JPG IMG_5134.JPG IMG_5133.JPG
     
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    Looks like a cool bike.
     
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    :hello: She wanted to buy the 1 lunger 250. I talked her into getting the 650. I was impressed with the torque & it's pretty quick to. I co-signed for her to help her to get a better interest rate & to build her credit back up. She & her hubby Ron M. lost everything in 2008. The house & business.
     
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    :hello: I mounted the new free OEM windshield today. It took longer because I tried to follow the directions. I tossed them in the trash. :laughing7:. IMG_5163.JPG IMG_5162.JPG IMG_5164.JPG IMG_5165.JPG IMG_5166.JPG IMG_5168.JPG IMG_5167.JPG
     
  5. markus56

    markus56 ZL-OA Co-owner Staff Member Administrator Super Moderator Supporting Member

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    I would think that single cylinder bike has considerable vibration or buzz. How is that on that bike?
     
  6. 87kawzl

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    I'd imagine it's awesome if your a chick....miles of smiles
     
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    :hello: My Sister loves it. As far as buzzing goes it's not as bad as I thought it would be. The belt drive is almost as noisey as a chain. It's geared rather high. Yesterday I took it out on I 4 & reached it's top speed of just shy of 100 MPH.
     
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    Yeah, they have a counterbalance. Without it, they'd shake worse than a Harley!
     
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    :hello: I seen that in the service manual that I bought for $20 from E Bay. The 650 Boulevard has been in production for more than 20 years. The early years it was called the Savage.
     
  10. paulfun

    paulfun "King Of The 1/4mi (Internally Stock)"

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    Wow surprised they still make them. If memory is correct they have been making them for around 28 years. A friend had one way back in the day when they were still anew model and called the Savage.
    After a few weeks he was riding wheelies with it and abusing it regularly but never had any problems that I can recall.

    I'm Glad to see I'm not the only one who looks past the 250cc bikes when helping someone start riding. At least they wont outgrow it in a week and can still get some good experience without going into the danger zone of a bigger/more powerful bike. We actually need a few better choices for beginner bikes than we have now. What ever happened to things like the 550cc mild mannered inline 4's. they were some of the best beginner bikes ever and now it seems like its a 250 or a heavy cruiser or a sport bike that's too much for many beginners with not much in between.
     
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    The Savage started life as the GN in the early 80's. My buddy had one when we were in high school. It was a solid little bike that was treated like a rented mule.
     
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    :hello: The first year of production was 1986.
     
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    :hello:I bought my Sister Evelyn a set of new OEM crash/case guards for her 650 for XMAS. I mounted them today. Retail $180. I paid $150. IMG_5290.JPG IMG_5292.JPG IMG_5293.JPG IMG_5295.JPG IMG_5294.JPG IMG_5297.JPG
     
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    :hello: I bought my Sister a OEM back rest assembly for her 650 Boulevard for Easter. Total time spent on installation about 3 hours. I also wrapped some of the exposed wires with electrical tape & put a dab of dielectric grease on all the plugs. I put 330 miles on her bike so far. IMG_6022.JPG IMG_6025.JPG IMG_6026.JPG IMG_6031.JPG IMG_6027.JPG IMG_6024.JPG IMG_6029.JPG IMG_6036.JPG IMG_6032.JPG IMG_6030.JPG IMG_6037.JPG IMG_6038.JPG IMG_6039.JPG IMG_6040.JPG
     
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    markus56 ZL-OA Co-owner Staff Member Administrator Super Moderator Supporting Member

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    Nice job R.J. The back rest sure changes the look of that bike!
     
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    Your SIS must just love you R.J. nice job.:wav:
     
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    :hello: Thank's guys. :notworthy:. She deserves it.
     
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    Even if there is never a passenger a backrest makes it so much easier ro strap things to.
     
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    :hello: I bought my Sister Evelyn a OEM rack for her 650 which bolts to the OEM back rest. Retail price is $140. My price $115. I mounted it yesterday. Viking bags makes about 8 different sets of saddlebags for the 650 Boulevard that bolts right to the rear chrome side rails. Also they come with mounting hardware. They run between $190 to $360. They also make tank bags & back rest bags. I might buy her a set of sddlebags this year for XMAS. I got the case/crash guards, back rest & the rear rack from Deland Moto Sports. The windshield I bought from partzilla. The bike now has 352 miles on it. IMG_6155.JPG IMG_6158.JPG IMG_6156.JPG IMG_6157.JPG IMG_6160.JPG IMG_6159.JPG Today's top speed @ 105 MPH.
     
    Last edited: May 9, 2018

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