Saturday, December 24, 2011

I have 3 motorcycles to choose from:yamaha v-star 250,suzuki TU 250 and honda rebel.?

which one would be the best one to learn on?i am 24 years old, 5 1 and i have short legs.|||Hmm, that's a tough one. I think either one would be a suitable learner's bike. You should pick the one with the best resale value, in case you want to trade up.

Your best bet is to take the MSF course so you learn all the "right" things in a controlled environment, and you can earn your license at the end of the course.|||My wife is also 5'1" and has short legs. we went to the honda dealer to buy her a rebel and came to the following conclusions..

the rebel is only a 250 and good to learn on, but if you're going to buy a brand new bike spend like $30 more a month and walk over and look at the 750's. they're a lot more bike for the money, just fine to learn on, and with her short legs she can flatfoot it. if you buy the 250 you will outgrow it and want to trade up within a year and spend more money, save yourself money now by spending a little more and get on a 750, she learned on/ rides a 07 Honda spirit 750 c2,essentially the same bike as a honda aero, but more hotroddy cruiser style.

don't be intimidated by the bigger bike, theyre very easy to handle and much nicer in the wind than the little 250|||You're looking at two low slung cruisers and a standard. The Suzuki 250 Cruiser with the low saddle is the GZ250.

All three are excellent bikes, will all last indefinitely with regular maintenance. All easy to handle at about 320-330 pounds wet. All are excelent street bikes, all capable of running the freeways at 70 mph. All will run hundreds of miles on two-lane roads at 50-55 mph while delivering 80+ mpg. The one that is "best" is the one you are most comfortable sitting on.

I was looking at this group four years ago. The Honda poked me in the thighs when I had my feet down. The Suzi and Yami were both comfortable and I was trying to sort between the v-twin and single.

Which was when I noticed Suzi's LS650 -- the big single. Physically the same size as the 250's, only 50 pounds heavier, but with a 652cc single capable of cruising the Interstates at 70-75 with a top speed of 85. This would be a better bike if you want to go on a long trip. Otherwise, any and all of the 250's are 'best'.|||the smallest engine bike out of the three, or if they are the same then choose the one You can handle the best, then get the feel of the bike and then if you want Upgrade in a year or so.|||the motorcycle coarse i took had all those models.if you havent taken a coarse,i suggest yo do. you will learn a lot.|||I would go for the Rebel is well. My wife has one and it is a well built bike. Im sure the others are good as well, but I like the Hondas myself.|||Im partial to the durability and dependability of hondas so for that reason Id tell you to go for the rebel.

Where do I find VIN# on a Suzuki motorcycle?

On the title/registration and on the stamped metal plate on the left side of the frame in front of the gas tank and behind the forks.|||i got an 04 SV650 and its on the frame where front fork goes through|||There is one on the engine as well.

What Suzuki or other brand motorcycle is best suited for long distance travel/riding?

I'm seeking a low-priced bike that I could travel cross country.|||Up until maybe twenty years ago, there was only one answer to this question. BMW built absolutely the best long-range bikes, across the board. An airhead boxer was for many years the best way to go. The introduction of the K-series brought a whole new level of long-range highway prowess, based on a combination of ergonomics, smoothness, longevity and fairly easy serviceability.

Today's bikes are so good, however, that you can tour on just about anything. I would stay away from cruisers, as the ridiculous riding position puts you at a disadvantage for best control of the bike. I also shy away from the heavy tourers like the Gold Wing or BMW's grotesque LT series. They may be fine on the highway, but they are just too big to go where i want to go.

If you like Suzuki, you could ride a GS500 coast to coast. I would find the Bandit a more attractive highway bike at a relatively economical price.|||bmw's are verry common for this use a good friend of mine traveled thru africa for several months on a bmw and says he wouldnt have it any other way|||In the 'olden days' (the 60s and 70s) a 'touring bike' was any motorcycle you could bungee a sleeping bag to. Today there are specially designed 'touring' bikes, also 'sport touring' bikes that are more of a compromise between touring and more general purpose riding.

The special touring bikes tend to be big and heavy for stability and stamina on the highway, but too big to be fun in town. The Honda Gold Wing is the best known and most popular. BMW makes a huge touring bike also (very expensive).

In 'sport touring' you have more of a choice. I have a Honda ST1100 (the current model is the ST1300) which is sort of the Gold WIng's little brother. Still kind of big and heavy but wonderfully smooth and comfortable on the highway. Sport-touring bikes go down to 500 or 600 ccs, so the don't have to be huge. It depends on what ratio of city street/road/highway riding you do.

Anything over 500cc will go cross country. Actually almost any motorcycle made these days, 500cc or bigger, will go 80 mph all day long with no trouble. Some are more comfortable than others, but then comfort is more important to some people than to others. 8^)

For a smaller tourer, a good choice is the Suzuki V-Strom. It's the same V-twin engine as the SV-650 but it has a fairing. A fairing or a windshield is a good thing to have, it keeps the wind off you and over a day of riding the constant wind in your face really tires you out. But you can retrofit windshields to most bikes.

Cruisers also make good touring bikes because they're very comfortable. Harley Davidson are the nicest, but expensive. The Honda Shadow is a good Japanese cruiser. They have the footpegs out front so your legs stretch out in front of you, and that is more comfortable. Some people like the cruiser style, others don't. To each his own. 8^)|||My dad ran coast to coast on a CB350 Honda. Now he rides a Cavalcade. So just about any bike will make the trip if it's in good mechanical condition. However there is no substitute for cubic inches. If you want a Suzi...LC1500/C90 or bigger.|||"Best Suited" will get you a lot of opinions, but "best" depends on what you want. You say you are seeking "low priced" which again is a variable. Some people apparently think a $10,000 touring bike is low priced. Low price that you *can* travel cross country on? Anything that is reliable and highway legal.

I ride a Suzuki Savage, introduced in 1986 and still sold as the S40. Bought mine used for %26lt;$2400, new can be had for just a little over $5K out the door. It's a 652cc single. Have traveled LA-OKC, will be going LAX-SEA later this year, next year a millitay reunion and an LA to Biloxi run. I find it fully capable as a touring machine. Others think I'm out of my mind. Other crazy people tour on 250cc Ninjas. You do not need a 600 pound bike with a car size engine to travel cross country.|||As I get older, I'm more inclined to look for comfort rather than speed when I shop for a new motorcycle. IMHO, My BMW K1200LT is the ultimate in a long-distance traveling motorcycle, but BMWs are not cheap to buy or to maintain. Honda Gold Wings are also good traveling bikes, but too big and heavy for a beginner. Some people will recommend Harley-Davidson, but you won't find a 'low priced' Harley that's mechanically sound or reliable for long distance riding.

If I were shopping for a budget bike that would be a good cross-country ride, I'd look for one of the medium sized (750-900 cc) metric cruiser style bikes like the Kawasaki Vulcan, Suzuki Boulevard, Honda Shadow or Yamaha Star. As a minimum, look for a bike with a big comfortable seat, a windshield and saddle bags.|||What is YOUR definition of low-priced?

For about $5,000 to $6,000 I would look at a Suzuki DL-650 V-Strom. Or the Honda St1100. Or an older Honda Goldwing. Or a Triumph Tiger. Don't forget, you need a machine that is comfortable and has room for your traveling gear. Hard bags are great for keeping your gear safe and dry. Sport bikes are out of the question. While I will garner a few thumbs down, I don't care. Sport bikes are not comfortable, offer zero protection from the elements, and have very limited room for gear.

My thoughts on cruisers. The low seating position combined with forward controls and forward bars means a slouching seating position with is hard on your lower back. Many people ride cruisers. I am not one of them due to lower back issues.

A motorcycle is a great way to see the country. I have enjoyed every trip I have made.

Good Luck

Have a 2003 Suzuki GS 250 motorcycle. When I use the brakes, I hear a loud shrieking noise.?

It sounds as though the noise is coming from the front break area. Any ideas on what this could be..........and what remedies can I take to alleviate the problem. Thanks.|||as VikingLo... stated ... the pads have a different material built in to the pad down close to where the end of the pad meets the metal base. it is designed to make a squeeling noise so you know it's getting close to time to replace the pads with new ones.

merely replace the old pads with new ones and the noise should go away.

likewise, there is also the possibility that the fuild has been boiled and the noise is coming from the burnt fluid or the pads get overly hot ... that happens alot on dirt bikes, especially enduro or harescrambles bikes that are run for long races, usually when really hot temperatures on a tight course where you are using the brakes frequently... I kinda doubt that is the case with your bike though...|||could be pad vibration ... they not necesarily worn out...

so if you have had pads replaced not long ago they may have left out the shim that sits in behind the pad on some bikes...

but try these 2 sites for lots of info on brakes %26amp; fixing bikes..鈥?/a>鈥?/a>|||It could be a brake pad indicator warning. If your pads get too thin, it will give you and audible sound to let you know the pads need replacing.

I have a 1980 suzuki gs550L motorcycle the petcock has prim an on off positions?

it don't have a leaver i must use small flat head screw driver to set cant figure out which position it should be in to run Vertical horizontal or diagonal can any one tell me what positions are what|||prim is the prime mode, which lets fuel flow anytime, and normally shouldn't be needed as it could flood the carb over time.

on and off are just what they say, on and off, on that style of petcock the fuel will only flow when the engine is running, should have a vacuum line attached as well as a fuel line|||up and down not across

How much should i list my suzuki 4 wheel drive motorcycle for?

it has 2,500 miles on it. practically new! both wheels are brand new and the 4 wheel drive works great! not a scam!|||4wheel drive motorcycle?

In the fantasy section

Suzuki motorcycle katana 600cc cold weather starting problems?

my crystal ball is foggy this morning

more information please|||I have a 2000 GSX750F, it needs to run on the choke longer than it should, even in warm weather. It runs fine after it is warmed up. Just a characteristic of the bike I think. But need a little more info.|||keep it sheltered in a garage.|||I had a 97 GSX750F Katana and it was a pig in the cold too. Nothing new there. They're oil cooled and when the oil is cold they don't like to start easy and run on the choke WAY longer than I would have liked. If you question is simply "do Katanas dislike starting in the cold weather?" the answer is 'yes'. If there is more to the problem, please add details.|||might need a battery with a higher cold cranking amp rating