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Old 04-03-2006, 06:45 PM   #6
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Joined: Feb 2006
Location: Lat: N 9000'00" Long: N/A
Oddometer: 8,099
Care to point out all these problems A shade over 19,000 miles and the only thing I have done is oil, filters and a set of tires. Still on the original chain even I must confess the starter relay did crap out on me, but it's the only one I have heard of. The motor is damm near bulletproof.

FWIW I have a friend with the F650gs and I know she spent more on basic maintenance than I did for her first 19,000 miles. I also expect to spend less than what she has by the end of the season when my bike should have close to 40,000 miles.

Originally Posted by Koach
After a long span of time without a bike I have decided to return to motos.
Bikes of interest are those mentioned above.
Aside from looks, price, etc. I have been checking the various forums for long term mechanical issues. A quick read of both of the Suzuki forums reveals quite a few issues. More so with the DL650 which is surprising for such a young machine. The F650GS seem to stand up better over time than the other two.
Anyone care to give an "unbiased" opinion.
Thanks all,
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