Suzuki GSX1250FA

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by flaadvandmtbrider, Dec 1, 2012.

  1. vellies

    vellies Been here awhile

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    Ah, the Wee, had one before the Bandit, should have kept that bike........ I am really missing it, if only it had a but more power...... although I am starting to wonder sometimes if less is not more.......

    Now, enter the Triumph Tiger Sport, cannot wait to ride that, sounds like the best from both worlds.

    But, if the Wee does it for you, go for it, it is a fantastic bike, no matter what anybody says. If I could buy my old one back tomorrow I would.
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  2. Nitro1970

    Nitro1970 Been here awhile

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    I'm sure the wee will feel like it has tons of power compared to the KLR!!! To bad they didn't come out with an 800 version...
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  3. i_4ce

    i_4ce wants a WeeStrom

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    They did even better and came out with a 1000 version.
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  4. Nitro1970

    Nitro1970 Been here awhile

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    Yeah but it's butt ugly
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  5. 30Bones

    30Bones Long timer

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    Aren't they both butt ugly?
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  6. Nitro1970

    Nitro1970 Been here awhile

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    Lol yeah... Still better looking than the 1000 pics I've seen floating around... Seems I can only afford ugly bikes though
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  7. kitesurfer

    kitesurfer Long timer

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    I had the bandit 1250 with the fairings, factory bags, racetech and works performance shock, and everything Dale Walker sales including his corbin seat--over $5k in accessories. i rode it for 15.5 hours straigt with all over 80mph and much over 100 mph avg 43mpg. but there was zero room for my wife--we were cramped! so i sold it and bought my wife a new goldwing---IT SUCKED.
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  8. OConnor

    OConnor Bad juju

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    Used 1250's are even better. Someone else buys all the farkles. Mine was $4400 with a slip-on, steel lines, aftermarket shock, DW fork brace, gel seat and Gold valves.
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  9. Jeffn

    Jeffn Been here awhile

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    Interesting thread. I have a line on an '11 abs & 3 bags <5k miles at $6950. Unfarked, though. It will need a seat, can at least and some other didlles like driving lights, steibel, rear light brake flasher.

    How are they 2 up for say a 3-4 hour tour?

    And, how would you compare one to a Tiger 1050?
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  10. Jeffn

    Jeffn Been here awhile

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    This kind of butt ugly:

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  11. AviatorTroy

    AviatorTroy Long timer

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    Now I'd have to say that looks like a pretty good sport tourer for the money!

    http://www.motorcyclemojo.com/2010/07/2010-suzuki-gsx1250sea/

    I wasn't a fan when they first came out and they tried to make it look like a gixxer with that light blue and white squid paint job but the new ones defiantly look like something a grownup can ride and not look ridiculous. :)
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  12. Harry'O

    Harry'O Vespa 50

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    I have a 2007 1250s (naked). Great mpg, loads of torque, seriously underworked engine, faster than you think, not for two up, sloppy in tight turns, only OK looks. Overall a great buy.
    My buddy has the N1K. I'd take that bike any day too. Better handling and looks and better feel in the brakes. Much more money though (unless talking about the overpriced FA model). I'm really happy with the Bandit and living in Florida it's great. If you haven't been to FL, skip it. Well, come once for a visit but past that its all long, flat, straight lines. Boooooorrrrrrrriiiiinnnnnngggggg. Perfect for a V-twin and a semi sport tourer like the Bandit.
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  13. jub jub

    jub jub frumiousbandersnatch

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    Just won one of off eBay. It's a 2011 with 256 miles. Guy said he just didn't like it. Oh well, we'll see if it was a good purchase. I'll pick it up this Saturday.
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  14. superkram

    superkram Church parking lot rider

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    Really liked the '11 GSX1250FA I tried out at a local BMW dealer, but didn't like the price or hit I would've had to take on my FJR as a trade-in. A Sargent seat was the only mod... it felt great, like a cross between the FJR and the FZ1 on my limited test ride.

    Then went and rode a farkled '07 a week later with similar Givi/Suzuki luggage. I can't put my finger on it, but I didn't like the ride, my left foot felt cramped between the footpeg and clutch. Granted, I normally ride with cowboy boots and was wearing a new pair of running shoes that day. The price was great, but I walked away feeling confused about the difference between the '07 and '11 models I rode.
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  15. Jeffn

    Jeffn Been here awhile

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    GL with the near new '11-was watching that one also. Give a full ride report!
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  16. YJake

    YJake Roaming

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    Agreed... I rigged mine for touring 2-up and it works perfectly.

    -Jake
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  17. jub jub

    jub jub frumiousbandersnatch

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    I sent my $500.00 deposit right after the auction ended. Sent him a message about when I would like to pick it up and how he wants payment. I have yet to get a response. Hoping he is just slow at responding. :lol3
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  18. jub jub

    jub jub frumiousbandersnatch

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    My GSX1250FA is parked in my garage. I drove it 450 miles home so I Have some comments about it.

    More to follow when I have time. Initial impression is what a great bike, especially for the money.
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  19. Jeffn

    Jeffn Been here awhile

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    Kudos & mahzeltov!
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  20. ArmSC

    ArmSC Been here awhile

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    I really like the way those bikes look...but then again I like the way the stroms look too. Grsts on the new bike!
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