Well we’re movin’ on uh-huuup!
May 17, 2008 at 8:31 pm #1386
Well, three months and two thousand miles later I decided to go ahead and trade up. So, today, I went and bought a Suzuki S50 from a dealer in Beaumont, TX called The Motorcycle Man (the owner, Revon Craig is the motorcycle man). It’s a 2005 with just over 2000 miles on it and I got it for $4500. Not a scratch on it and practically as clean as a new one with a sissy bar added on to boot. A really good deal.
He originally had it listed for $5000 and I had my eye on it for a few days. About five days after I first saw it I saw a second listing appear with pictures of the very same bike for $4500 so I called Revon to see if that was a mistake or something. He said he sold it to an 70+ year old man and after the guy had the bike for a few days he called Revon back and said “this thing scares the heck out of me, is there any way you could take it back?”. He agreed to take it back if the guy paid him $500 and then he took that off the original price of the bike when he relisted it. How cool is that?
Revon is a really nice guy and even let me take the bike out for a test ride. Didn’t take my license or anything. He just said “take it out and get yourself at home with it” and walked back into his warehouse. I was shocked! But also very pleased. I figure if this is the kinda guy that places that kind of trust in a customer who happens to be a complete stranger he’s probably a pretty trustworthy guy himself.
Needless to say, it rode and looks great and the journey moves up a notch… 8=)
May 18, 2008 at 12:29 am #6409RydRyParticipant
I sure do like that! wow you sure didnt have the s40 long eh? haaa good for you though- what cc and horsepower is the 50- 50hp? awesome lookingMay 18, 2008 at 12:29 am #6410RydRyParticipant
I sure do like that! wow you sure didnt have the s40 long eh? haaa good for you though- what cc and horsepower is the 50- 50hp? awesome lookingMay 18, 2008 at 3:45 am #6411
Well, the s40 is a fine bike, I like riding it a lot. I just got more comfortable on the freeways fairly quickly and my rides started getting longer and I felt I needed a bike with a little more muscle. The s50 (50 cubic inches) is a little over 800 cc’s though I’m not sure what the horsepower is. It felt really good though test riding it today so I’m stoked to open her up and see what she can do.
~He who laughs last didn’t get the joke…May 19, 2008 at 5:40 am #6425megaspazParticipant
Sweet ride. Love that color. Have you gotten to open up the throttle on her yet? (-:
If there’s anything more important than my ego
around, I want it caught and shot now…May 19, 2008 at 9:57 am #6427smadaakramParticipant
thats one sweet bike! i love the dual pipes, they realy set it off. dual sprung rear and a sissy bar too for $4500 thats just awesome! how does it sound?
//@R!<May 19, 2008 at 7:20 pm #6447BenParticipant
Very nice bike
So any chance we can get a little review on the s50 compared to your old bike?
~Best Beginner Motorcycles AdminMay 19, 2008 at 10:00 pm #6455shagglesParticipant
Very nice and a good price. How do you like the v-twin compared to the single on the S40? Is it shaft drive or belt? I know the new ones are shaft but I’m thinking I read somewhere that they were belt drive prior to that.May 20, 2008 at 2:54 am #6468
You asked me before about reviewing the s40 and I didn’t do it… I’ll try to be a little more diligent about noting my new experiences on the new bike and what’s different. In other words, I’ll try to overcome my inherent laziness
~He who laughs last didn’t get the joke…May 20, 2008 at 3:03 am #6469
I went to Beaumont to check it out because the price and mileage were just so right. So far I’ve only go the test ride to go on as I was going to drive to Beaumont and trailer it home (as long as it checked out) but uhaul and I got out of sync on the details of my trailer reservation. So, right now, the bike is still there for me to pick up. My initial impression is that I did notice a bit of difference between the responsiveness of the shaft drive on the s50 and the belt drive of the s40. I think it’s going to be down to a matter of learning how to clutch/shift properly with a shaft drive but it’s really too early to tell. As I committed to Ben below I’ll do a review of my experiences as I learn them via a review.
~He who laughs last didn’t get the joke…May 20, 2008 at 3:05 am #6470
It’s definitely got more heft all the way around…weight, acceleration, and thrust. It is a shaft driven bike. I will update more via a review when I get some more seat time.
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