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GS450S

PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 9:10 pm
by GBC
Well the Old Dig won't like this topic, probably won't even look in here to read it :lol: but....

Does anyone have any experience of the GS450S? I've got one on loan for a report for a magazine...just wondering if you guys have tales to tell of good / bad points, likes dislikes etc.

It's a whole different ball game to riding Cubbie :shock: :P

Re: GS450S

PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 10:38 pm
by dig
:twisted: How could i object GBC, i have probably got more jappas than most seeing i have a hilda and 4 Yammys and all are runners by the way :D

Re: GS450S

PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 11:08 pm
by BigBobW
off the top of my head...started out as a 400 then went to 425 before becoming a 450...main competition was the Kaw 500 twin of which the critics preferred the Kaw. Power was considered moderate and buying Suzi's 550/4 was cheaper than upgrading the twin...

Do you need road tests or is the Vmcc library stocked with this stuff?

Re: GS450S

PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2009 7:52 am
by Welsh Wizard
Not so hot on the handling, and rather heavey for a 450

noticed the same with the 550's

Re: GS450S

PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2009 7:57 am
by GBC
Thanks Bob, most of what I've got to write is just the day to day living with the bike stuff, but I will be researching a few road tests. The owner has a lot of info too, was just wondering if anyone had ridden one or knows someone who has one.

Wiz, one thing I am gobsmacked with is the handling! So fast and light in the corners, but boy it doesn't like white lines and over-banding :shock:

Dig, 4 Yammys. FOUR Yammys?? Kept that quiet eh :lol:

Re: GS450S

PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2009 8:23 am
by Welsh Wizard
GBC wrote:Thanks Bob, most of what I've got to write is just the day to day living with the bike stuff, but I will be researching a few road tests. The owner has a lot of info too, was just wondering if anyone had ridden one or knows someone who has one.

Wiz, one thing I am gobsmacked with is the handling! So fast and light in the corners, but boy it doesn't like white lines and over-banding :shock:

Dig, 4 Yammys. FOUR Yammys?? Kept that quiet eh :lol:

That the problem in NZ the amout of overbanding makes it a pig to handle, you keep wondering which is going to win the hedge or the drain gully, neither one is nice to find, BTW you tried it in the wet yet, if not take it easy.

Re: GS450S

PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 4:51 am
by Stuart SS
WTF~
I am going to really stick my neck out here ~

What is " overbanding " ~ ? ( I imagine would be an aspect by a different colour to what we know in Oz call ~ ) :502

Re: GS450S

PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 5:08 am
by GNC
Stuart SS wrote:WTF~
I am going to really stick my neck out here ~

What is " overbanding " ~ ? ( I imagine would be an aspect by a different colour to what we know in Oz call ~ ) :502


Thanks Stu SS when i first read it (overbanding) I was not sure either :124 passed it off as maybe it was a Welsh thing :)
We do get alot of wide diagonal white lines at intersections :58 etc

Re: GS450S

PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 5:31 am
by Welsh Wizard
when they do a cheap patch to the road surface, they overband the join with a slick Tar sub, when wet it makes a great skateing surface worm

Re: GS450S

PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 7:42 am
by Bill
it also used to stop the bloody pot holes from opening out again after a few cars had been over it! They're bringing it back again, but this time with a hand full of sharp sand thrown in the mix. :207