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Old 07-12-2012, 01:58 PM   #1
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Old 07-13-2012, 05:39 AM   #2
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It's pretty neat that a 23 year old Suzuki is still a valuable commodity, giving good service to it's owners. I doubt there's many cars of that age out there that somebody would enjoy using as much as the bike. The Suzuki still looks fairly modern too, with a perimeter frame, nice wheels, etc. Score another point for bikes versus cages!

About the gas gauge; I doubt it will be an issue for you after a few months with the new old bike. The first bike I owned in '72 didn't have one, and none of them did until the VStrom 1000 came along. After a while you'll be tracking fuel use subconciously, and not even think twice about switching to Reserve when it's time.

That's an ugly cliffhanger ending to the story. I hope the old Suzuki came out ok; we know you're still alive and well, else you wouldn't be writing the article!
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Old 07-13-2012, 09:00 AM   #3
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About the gas gauge; I doubt it will be an issue for you after a few months with the new old bike. The first bike I owned in '72 didn't have one, and none of them did until the VStrom 1000 came along. After a while you'll be tracking fuel use subconciously, and not even think twice about switching to Reserve when it's time.

That's an ugly cliffhanger ending to the story. I hope the old Suzuki came out ok; we know you're still alive and well, else you wouldn't be writing the article!
Yeah, not having a fuel gauge is something easily accustomed to by working with the trip meter. The cliffhanger is a nice tease to the next in the series. Have no fear, as Dennis is still pounding out news on MO and miles on his bike!
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Old 07-13-2012, 09:39 AM   #4
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Fun story. Glad to hear D.C. is alive and well and terrorizing the streets of Toronto. Remember, Interpol searches Motorcycle sites looking for international criminals. Choosing not to maintain a low profile opens you up to eventual capture.
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Old 07-16-2012, 07:32 PM   #5
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Fun reading through the eyes of a new rider. Nice simple bike, that old Suzuki. That powerplant has been around for a very long time and it is well proven.

As far as winter storage, some stabil in a full tank and run it a bit, pull the battery and put a tender on it and that is about good enough
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