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post #1 of 16 Old 08-26-2006, 10:42 PM Thread Starter
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My wife said I could take her cruiser for a ride

Hehehe Serves her right. She should have known the places I hang out.


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post #2 of 16 Old 08-27-2006, 09:08 AM
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Did she make you wash it when you got home?

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post #3 of 16 Old 08-27-2006, 10:22 AM
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You should have ridden to the dealer and got her a real bike.
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Didn't you go to the dealer and traded it for a wee immediately?
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post #5 of 16 Old 08-31-2006, 01:38 AM
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Yuck ! Girls ride bike? Unacceptable...
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post #6 of 16 Old 09-07-2006, 05:14 PM
 
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Is it a Savage 650? My wife had one of those
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A few years ago I was thinking on to buy a Savage.
That's one of the most beautiful bikes ever made. My fellows said it's underpowered too much, so I declined from purchasing, but my opinion didn't change regarding its look.

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post #8 of 16 Old 09-08-2006, 07:33 PM
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Looking for opinions. Is the Savage a decent bike ?

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post #9 of 16 Old 09-08-2006, 09:36 PM Thread Starter
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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.

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Not for a paunchy man IMO:


But very nice:

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