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Old 02-10-2013, 08:42 AM   #21
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what do y'all think about the Suzuki VS1400 Intruder/S83 boulevard line anybody have any 1st hand info on them?
I used to ride a VS1400 for a few weeks back in the 90's that I borrowed from a friend. 4 Speed transmission, I felt like I was riding my old ironhead Sportster again. Seriously, it was a great bike and as cruisers go it is probably the only one that doesn't directly follow the Harley mold which I can appreciate, but looking back only having four gears was a bit of a PITA. I never had problems in city or interstate riding on it, so I guess my complaint is mainly just a hang up from being used to 6-speeds, but it unnerved me when I couldn't shift up any higher. I don't know if the S83 variant corrected this.
Oh yeah, it uses a tiny battery that is uber-expensive.


Also, back when I was 10 my parents bought a house from the family of a man who fell down the stairs into the basement and died. He wasn't found for three weeks until people at work missed him. We got the house super cheap, they were upfront about what happened and my parents sat my sisters and I down to tell us about it. Never bothered any of us, don't know it would matter if someone was hurt or killed on a machine. I'd just as soon believe the machine has a soul of its own as I would that it has a poltergeist.
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Old 02-10-2013, 04:49 PM   #22
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what do y'all think about the Suzuki VS1400 Intruder/S83 boulevard line anybody have any 1st hand info on them?
An '07 S83 was the first bike I bought when I got back to riding 2yrs ago. Last yr of production and rolled off the delivery truck at my house with less than 1 mi on the clock. The basic design hasn't changed much since the 80's. Later model had 5sp gearbox and slightly different handlebars. For a 1400cc cruiser, it weighs a lot less than most of the newer cruiser these days.

The later years will probably run excessively lean because of EPA, so a stage 1 ket kit is a must. I did that with mine and it ran a lot better. Accessories are starting to get scarce, but I had no problem getting all the farkles I wanted, off ebay and such. Overall, a great metric cruiser for the money.
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Old 02-10-2013, 06:27 PM   #23
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I got my bike off of craigslist...that site can be annoying, but it worked out really well in this case! So, don't cross that off if you want a chance!
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Old 02-10-2013, 10:25 PM   #24
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BIG,and volfy, thanks for the info just the kind of stuff i was looking for,hav'nt made my mind up yet but those are on the list. Stay safe out there!
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