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    Wink Looking at another bike tomorrow

    2007 Suzuki Boulevard S40.
    Another single cylinder 4 stroke that has been in production and has remained relatively unchanged for years! Just a little bigger.
    Does $3500.00 Canadian sound reasonable? 12589 kms, dealer serviced.
    Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GTG View Post
    2007 Suzuki Boulevard S40.
    Another single cylinder 4 stroke that has been in production and has remained relatively unchanged for years! Just a little bigger.
    Does $3500.00 Canadian sound reasonable? 12589 kms, dealer serviced.
    Thanks!
    I don't know prices in your region.

    My advice is: Unless you have some commitment to a big thumper...DO NOT DO IT.

    Here's my story. Thirty years ago, a far-younger me bought a Yamaha SR 500 as my first new bike. I was new to the world. I knew nothing.

    The SR was a GOOD choice for a thumper. I didn't know it but I had scored. Especially given the price - $999 for a 1981 new, in 1986.

    Seven months later, me and my new thumper get creamed.

    BUT...while this was going on, Suzuki brought out the Savage, which is now called the S40. I liked the styling.

    Years later...like, 2009...I got a chance to buy one. I thought, cheap. Turns out, not-so-cheap...those don't have dedicated owners.

    I bought. Nothing spectacular about it...it wasn't a failure. But it was EXTREMELY limited. Top speed, about 80 mph...I'm guessing, 130 kpm.

    With a carburetor, very balky when cold.

    Not so powerful.

    Honestly...it was like the engineering department abandoned that model.

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    Thanks for the input. I got a different feeling from some reading I did earlier, but hearing from someone who has owned one, and something to compare it to, is appreciated.
    "200 cubic centimeters of raw whining power,
    no outstanding warrants for my arrest.
    hi diddle dee dee.
    god damn!
    the pirate's life for me!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by TWilight View Post
    Look at the NEW Yamaha SR400. Fuel Injected, and is a great bike.
    I actually agree with you BUT you left out how terribly overpriced that machine is for what it actually delivers. I will say maybe YOUR markets are different than mine but $6200 dollars is WAY overpriced for a machine that primarily is designed to walk you down memory lane. Hipsters seem to part with their money easier than normal folks. No I am not talking about you either Twilight. But I suppose I could be? Haven't met you yet.......


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    Yeah...no. A new bike is not in the cards. And I'm not sure I want fuel injection either, I am aware of all the advantages, but I'm still basically a newb with bikes. As a kid, dad always paid someone to do even the simplest maintenance. I'm enjoying immensely getting hands on with the TW. Was just looking for something a little bigger. Speed & power are pretty far down the list, actually.
    "200 cubic centimeters of raw whining power,
    no outstanding warrants for my arrest.
    hi diddle dee dee.
    god damn!
    the pirate's life for me!"

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    Altho I wouldn't consider such a bike I think $3500 is way too much. $2500 maybe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TWilight View Post
    Look at the NEW Yamaha SR400. Fuel Injected, and is a great bike.
    Yes! The SR400, is actually my old SR 500 with a slightly-smaller engine and fuel injection.

    It's not retro. It IS the same bike...Yamaha never stopped making them. When retro became kewel, Yamaha just put on FI for emissions and brought it over again.

    Hope it does better than the 500 did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTG View Post
    Yeah...no. A new bike is not in the cards. And I'm not sure I want fuel injection either, I am aware of all the advantages, but I'm still basically a newb with bikes. As a kid, dad always paid someone to do even the simplest maintenance. I'm enjoying immensely getting hands on with the TW. Was just looking for something a little bigger. Speed & power are pretty far down the list, actually.
    Then it might be that the S40 is the machine for you.

    It's NOT a great bike; but it's got its place. As an inexpensive training model it's ideal. It's simple and bulletproof.
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    Well, it's a beauty! Obviously been well maintained, and comfortable! good Dog, I just sank into it and never wanted to get up.
    Gonna sleep on it, keep the opinions coming!
    "200 cubic centimeters of raw whining power,
    no outstanding warrants for my arrest.
    hi diddle dee dee.
    god damn!
    the pirate's life for me!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTG View Post
    Well, it's a beauty! Obviously been well maintained, and comfortable! good Dog, I just sank into it and never wanted to get up.
    Gonna sleep on it, keep the opinions coming!
    It sounds like it's a good choice, then.

    If you can get it for a good price...run with it.
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