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  1. Tec question from a new rider

    First Bike / New Rider
    I've had my GS500E for about 6 weeks now. When I drive along at 140 KM/H / 7000 RPM it sets out after about 3 kilometres (1,5 mile) and goes down to about 4000 RPM or 80 KM/H. I can changes gears down and force it up again, or wait a minute to come back in 6th gear, but it'll keep doing it...
  2. New Member - Idle Speed?

    First Bike / New Rider
    Hey, everyone. I am fairly new to biking and unfortunately do not know a lot about motorcycles. I own a 1981 GS1000GL. My uncle took it for a spin and said, "it idles high." It idles around 2000 rpm's. I have never noticed or thought this was normal for a bike. Does anyone know if that is too...
  3. Is something wrong with my throttle? I need your experienced help.

    General Motorcycle Discussion
    Hey guys, I'm a brand new rider. I got a used 2007 Kawasaki Ninja 250r the a couple of weeks ago and literally went on my first ride yesterday. I have another thread on how I fell and dropped the bike on a turn in another forum so I'll save that for there but this is related... My issue is I'm...
  4. After reving high and turning off my motorcycle makes a really loud pop

    This probably isn't Suzuki specific, but I have a 1981 Suzuki GS550T and when it has been revving really high (it's been going for a long time and warmed up or I pumped up the rpms), then I turn it off, it pops with easily as much noise as firing a 22. It sounds like it's coming from the...
  5. No motorcycle knowledge, please help!!!- High RPM's

    I bought a 1978 Honda Hawk T2 about two years ago. It was in perfect condition. It's 400cc, great starter bike for me considering I've never ridden a motorcycle before. Unfortunately it went downhill because I have no mechanical skills whatsoever and didn't have the money to just keep taking it...
  6. New Rider -- 2005 / GS500F questions

    A'ighty -- bought this bike (2005 Suzy GS500F) maybe 3 weeks ago, and definitely think it's a good bike to start learning on... but some basic questions: 1) What RPM should I aim at shifting with? I know it *CAN* go up to 1000 RPMs, but it seems more natural to shift at ~3.5 or so, but it...
  7. High Idle

    I have 1991 750 NightHawk, I'm having problems with the idle running high. Here's how it works: The bike starts and runs very well, the idle is a little high at first but usually goes back to about 1000 rpm after a min. or two. I have not used the choke to start at all. As the bike starts to...