Join Date: May 2006
Location: Sarnia, Ontario Canada
You guys are right, it is a 650 Suzuki Savage. The Savage has remained almost unchanged since its inception in 1986. Its real low seat height and exemplary handling characteristics make it a really fun bike to ride. It is one of the easiest bikes to work on; belt drive, single carb which is set lean from the factory, but easy to rejet, air cooled big single with the old style screw and lock-nut tappet adjustments. The Savage is a low tech low HP bike that is very reliable. The bike is a bit small for those over 6 ft. tall, but can be ridden long distances easily. If you want more power, most Savage owners add a K&N filter; rejet the carb and put on a H-D muffler, and that really wakes up the engine.
As far as taking my Wife's' Savage and trading it on a V-Strom, well that will never happen. She loves her Savage and to be honest she hates my Strom.
And oh yeah, when I take the Savage to my secret riding places, I do wash and detail it before wifey sees it.
1982 Yamaha 550 Vision
1977 XS360 Yamaha
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