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Old 12-23-2010, 06:02 AM   #46
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Look at the B-King thread some of us have taken a differant path.
bro,
where'd you find a vintage bates fairing to fit your b-k?
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Old 12-23-2010, 06:15 AM   #47
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I wanted one of these baaad, but couldn't see an easy way to eliminate the big ol' plastic turn signal/tank shroud things so my knees would fit. Bought a Rocket 3 Roadster instead.
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Old 12-23-2010, 07:17 AM   #48
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This thread motivated me to go to Cayote Motorsports in Denver. They want 16,000 for a 2010! WTF
I realize this is a revived thread, but Suzuki didn't make a 2010 B King for the US market !
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Old 12-23-2010, 08:13 AM   #49
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I am currently without an adventure touring bike. My Bandit 1250 is for sale and all I have to ride now is my Bking until May 2011 when my Yamaha Super Tenere arrives. I have been making do with the Bking, even camped off it twice. It is doable, not pretty but with enough bungee cords and clear packing tape protecting the tail section we roll. Even loaded it'll pull 2nd through 3rd gear wheelies plenty to dull the boredom. I love the big thing.

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Old 12-23-2010, 08:16 AM   #50
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B-King

The unsold B-Kings are out there. Heard of one at a Portland area dealer, Hillsboro if I recall correctly. If you really want one, do some homework, they are out there languishing in the dusty back rows!
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Old 12-23-2010, 08:18 AM   #51
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I realize this is a revived thread, but Suzuki didn't make a 2010 B King for the US market !
That is correct. 2008 is the one and only year for the US market. In a way I am glad they don't bring them over anymore makes mine all the more special.

Mericans are a boring breed of two wheel rider for the most part. Chrome and cheap leather rule here.
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Old 12-23-2010, 08:49 AM   #52
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The Bking is a good bike but for a touring bike it falls short for me. No wind protection, small fuel tank and forward bars all add up to a long ride. My King is a trailer queen and my butt is proud of it.
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Old 12-27-2010, 09:46 PM   #53
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2008 Suzuki B-King - $6750 (Summerville ) GA

If I had any room in my garage I'd be all over this one listed yesterday in GA.


One 41 Y/O owner! 3K miles! Never in rain! Garage kept! Never down! 08 Hayabusa 1340cc power with a comfortable riding position! Perfect combination! Carbon fiber Two Brothers exhaust! No excuses! These bikes are getting rare, and were ahead of they're time!! Winter time price! Do not call me with offers to sell the bike for me, Western Union scam crap, ect, ect..... If you can't complete the sale in person then don't bother to contact me! This is a great bike for a smokin price, if I don't move it now, the price will go up come spring! 706-862-6601 or 706-859-8716.

http://nwga.craigslist.org/mcy/2130678922.html
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Old 12-28-2010, 08:10 AM   #54
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If I had any room in my garage I'd be all over this one listed yesterday in GA.


One 41 Y/O owner! 3K miles! Never in rain! Garage kept! Never down! 08 Hayabusa 1340cc power with a comfortable riding position! Perfect combination! Carbon fiber Two Brothers exhaust! No excuses! These bikes are getting rare, and were ahead of they're time!! Winter time price! Do not call me with offers to sell the bike for me, Western Union scam crap, ect, ect..... If you can't complete the sale in person then don't bother to contact me! This is a great bike for a smokin price, if I don't move it now, the price will go up come spring! 706-862-6601 or 706-859-8716.

http://nwga.craigslist.org/mcy/2130678922.html
And, it is the faster black model, like mine .

I have owned many bikes and my King is far and away the best andmost comfortable bike yet. WELL worth the little money they are bringing.... for now
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Old 12-28-2010, 01:15 PM   #55
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I am currently without an adventure touring bike. My Bandit 1250 is for sale and all I have to ride now is my Bking until May 2011 when my Yamaha Super Tenere arrives. I have been making do with the Bking, even camped off it twice. It is doable, not pretty but with enough bungee cords and clear packing tape protecting the tail section we roll. Even loaded it'll pull 2nd through 3rd gear wheelies plenty to dull the boredom. I love the big thing.

My initial reaction when I saw a B-King in the flesh was that it looks like a sh!tscared Darth Vader mask from behind. But that one all loaded up without the Starwars accessory exhaust looks "the business". I don't know that I could ever live with one at my height though.

Far better than this!

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Old 12-28-2010, 07:37 PM   #56
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Nice bike but the problem if you think they are going to be a collectible is first they have to be hard to find and the only reason they are a little hard to find is the dealers are still sitting on a lot of them.

In short they won't be a collectible in my lifetime.But then again I'm no 20 year old kid.
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Old 12-31-2010, 02:20 AM   #57
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I never really clicked with mine.

Replaced it with a Busa.

Magnificent!

The engine pulls harder, it handles better and the intake roar sounds horn.
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Old 01-01-2011, 05:18 PM   #58
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I actually like it. I wouldn't mind owning one.
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Old 07-31-2011, 02:42 PM   #59
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Well....I did get one and it is a great bike. It isn't perfect but great in what it is. I have the same gripes as most.....small fuel tank, lean position, no wind protection. Slap on a windscreen and some Rox Risers and you are good to go. Some of the taller gents put on the Buell pegs. Hepco and Becker now make a rear top box for it. Can get an ECU harness and software and flash it as much as you want. Mod the airbox, exhaust valve, pair valve, O2 sensor......whatever. At $8k.....it's a bargain.
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Old 07-31-2011, 06:31 PM   #60
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what sort of gas are you putting in, what mileage are you getting?
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