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Old 08-03-2011, 01:30 PM   #21
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I believe suzuki recommends no synthetic oil.
Ruh-roh. Wish I'd known that 40,000 miles ago.
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Old 08-03-2011, 02:02 PM   #22
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I believe suzuki recommends no synthetic oil.
And I believe that statement deserves some elaboration.

For what models/applications in particular do you think that is true ??

I believe that it is NOT true.....across the board, anyway.
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Old 08-06-2011, 12:37 PM   #23
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And I believe that statement deserves some elaboration.

For what models/applications in particular do you think that is true ??

I believe that it is NOT true.....across the board, anyway.

Suzuki's reasoning is that it may casue some clutch slippage. Just what they say, although being a tech I've seen many go with full synthetic with no slippage.
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Old 08-06-2011, 12:38 PM   #24
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Ruh-roh. Wish I'd known that 40,000 miles ago.
Should be printed in your owners manual.
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Old 09-04-2011, 11:45 PM   #25
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Default Have you fixed the bike yet.

Is the problem totally fixed. It sounds like a dying battery to me. My ninja 250 did this recently. it would run for sometime the die. if i wait for 10 mins and try it ran again for sometime and then dies again. it turned out to be the battery. The bike was running fine a minute before the problem started. I was on a ride 100 miles away from home.

If your problems are fixed then ignore this.

I am going to buy a gs500 and wanted to find out possible failures to look for.
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