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    Quote Originally Posted by ashwanth.r View Post
    Thank you!
    by a strange stroke of luck, the mechanic dropped the cam chain into the engine, so now he had to open the magneto cover to access it, the unicorn puller is suitable for gs, unfortunately for me I will now have to buy a gasket cover which isnt available anywhere near, so i have ordered from trivandrum as earlier and will receive in 3or 4days . adding some pics
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    Quote Originally Posted by RAIS@vypin View Post
    by a strange stroke of luck, the mechanic dropped the cam chain into the engine, so now he had to open the magneto cover to access it, the unicorn puller is suitable for gs, unfortunately for me I will now have to buy a gasket cover which isnt available anywhere near, so i have ordered from trivandrum as earlier and will receive in 3or 4days . adding some pics
    Wow, that cam chain falling in was unexpected. Looks like the previous owner didn't change the oil on time. You better fill up with an oil that has good detergent content and change it every 2500-3000 kms along with the filter. One can use Rimula R4 15W-40 (has very good amount of ZDDP and detergents). If uncomfortable with a truck oil like Rimula, you can opt for Gulf Pride 4T plus (get original from authorised dealer).

    It has an impressive additive package, quite unusual for a motorcycle oil to have this much detergents and good amount of ZDDP.

    https://www.gulfoilindia.com/wp-cont...0W-40_MSDS.pdf


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    Quote Originally Posted by ashwanth.r View Post
    Wow, that cam chain falling in was unexpected. Looks like the previous owner didn't change the oil on time. You better fill up with an oil that has good detergent content and change it every 2500-3000 kms along with the filter. One can use Rimula R4 15W-40 (has very good amount of ZDDP and detergents). If uncomfortable with a truck oil like Rimula, you can opt for Gulf Pride 4T plus (get original from authorised dealer).

    It has an impressive additive package, quite unusual for a motorcycle oil to have this much detergents and good amount of ZDDP.

    https://www.gulfoilindia.com/wp-cont...0W-40_MSDS.pdf

    I have been using shell ax7 10w40 for the past 2 years, this time i exceeded my mileage as i was hoping to change oil as soon as i serviced , but due to lack of spares kept on postponing oil change, this time however i am going for normal servo or hp as the oil needs to be changed frequently in the break in period, post that will see go for semisynth shell ax7 or if anyother good one .

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    On the 10th anniversary of my mighty gs

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    So you mean to say you havent looked at any other bike for the last ten years, thats highly praiseworthy, so any tips and tricks you would like to share, you dont seem to have fork boots, have you ever serviced your forks, the original Rear view mirrors have a small field of view, I changed mine with the Apaches and the difference is huge, what tyes are you on at present, and the mileage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RAIS@vypin View Post
    So you mean to say you havent looked at any other bike for the last ten years, thats highly praiseworthy, so any tips and tricks you would like to share, you dont seem to have fork boots, have you ever serviced your forks, the original Rear view mirrors have a small field of view, I changed mine with the Apaches and the difference is huge, what tyes are you on at present, and the mileage.
    No never needed to look at any other bike in these years. Gs served me quite well. Demands quite low on maintanence and fuel consumption. No tips and tricks buddy apart from regular maintenance. Just keep check on oil, airfilter, spark plug and optimum tyre pressure and you are good to go. Had encountered couple of compression loss but i guess it was due to the carbon built up. Nothing wrong with the bore piston. Wish to clock at least 100k kms on Gs
    Fork sleeves were torn apart so removed them. I don't have much issue with stock mirrors though one of them is of Splendor.
    Stock size tyres front sirac street and rear ceat zoom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ashwanth.r View Post
    This was the situation in 2012 too. GS was the best one could buy in the 150cc, for lazy people who like long relaxed rides. It is still superlative to Unicorn in many ways, if one wants a highway cruiser. For starters, the better gauge/thickness of metal used in tank, chassis and swingarm makes it more rugged but makes it a bit heavier too. All controls on the GS are heavy. The clutch is heavier (-) but is long lasting (+). All cables are telfon-sleeved and dont need to be lubed. The throttle needed two cables to positively shut the butterfly valve. Tank doesn't rust, in or out. Gearbox is hard and notchy (here, Unicorn is unbeatable) and makes the GS a pain in the neck to drive in city stop-and-go. Even Yamaha and Honda cannot beat the quality of side-panels and headlamp cowl/HL unit in GS. Am not sure what to say about the 6th gear - it makes the GS engine run at 5800-ish RPM to do 80 kmph. I think the same can be achieved on the Xblade in 5th gear but since I have not ridden it, have no idea on engine's relaxed-ness. Unfortunately, it was the Unicorn that was commercial/mass success with our uncles. CBZ from Hero Moto Corp/HH is better.



    If you really find the GS to be the only motorcycle you are comfortable cruising for long rides, buy that 2nd hand - you need to take all precautions while buying a used one. I was hesitant to recommend you that because you said the seller was "in a hurry" and I have no idea of SVC quality in Jamshedpur. All I can say is, many common parts (filter, nuts, bolts, rubber hoses, bearings, shoes, MC cup, piston seals, sprocket, chain, brake hose, bulbs) can be interchanged with other brands in an emergency and any local mechanic can do basic servicing. Quirky items and model specifics like a clutch cover gasket or carb insulator can't be interchanged.



    It vanished from the Suzuki websites of Colombia/Argentina/Mexico. Only our friend Gil @gs150r_gilbert can confirm. I think Gixxer/Intruder has taken GS' place.

    Hello guys, ashwanth.r, what I know about GS in Latin America is that the motorcycle was basically not a hit in most of the countries, being Colombia the country where it probably was better accepted. They even had a follow-up 2017 model, as far as I can remember, with some interesting aluminum tank guards. But even Gixxer and Intruder are not incredibly popular in Mexico as was the case with Yamaha FZ16 or even Honda Invicta (Trigger, I believe, in India).

    But putting all that info aside, the Mexican market is usually a frivolous one, with some owners (there should be UNDER 300 GS150r's that were sold in the entire Valle de Mexico) keeping them in storage with, say, 3 or 5k kilometers on odo... probably only because the bike is NOT as fast or sporty as it looks. But a lot of GS's were indeed sold with the wrong spark plug, which caused a serious missing problem at higher revs.

    Nevertheless, I am still using my candy red one--and with great satisfaction each day!--with roughly 11k kilometers on odo. Zero issues whatsoever, other than the seat's leather getting a bit old. The bike was originally bought in 2014, so that's not a surprise at all. Running on 10% ethanol for the past 2500 kms with zero problems. A story for a different time, maybe.

    I hope I was able to complement the above coment by our friend ashwanth.r, and to somehow answer the question posted previously!

    Gil

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    Quote Originally Posted by PUN_DIT View Post
    It is true that your inner-self travel alone. But it's always better to start with somebody, who knows the way to go.
    Coming to my query- there is not any bike in the market currently better than GS150R, which fits in to my criteria. Unicorn is a 16 year old bike currently on sale comparable to GS but lacks the feel and the "6th" gear. Between, 9 years is not such a long time that a bike becomes irrelevant for owning one. There are few bikes much older than that in the market still relevant for there admirers. The only drawback with GS is that the company stopped its sale. On the other-hand the bike is still in production; for sale outside our shores. If the spares could have been available , nobody should have any problem owning one, in time. This forum is alive;itself a proof of worth of GS.
    There is a post somewhere here on xbhp mentioning the upgrades GS150r should have to receive in a future iteration (not happening in this life, if you ask me) which included:

    *Rear disc brake
    *Fuel injection
    *Improved tyres
    *More power (with extra 50cc capacity)
    *Better/sportier looks

    But I find that for a reasonable use, and I ride my GS a bit fast basically every day, the bike is a great choice even after 10 years of first release in India. Great quality (and it shows), nice looks, distinctive engine sound, 6th gear, super comfort, etc, etc. for the money you pay.

    Someone was asking about a good replacement for GS. I would say Inazuma, if paying more $$ for everything is not an issue. Yes, there should be other good choices, even the new D400, CBR250R, Versys 300, etc., but who wants to pay A LOT more for a good motorcycle?

    That yellow Ducati should cost about 8 times the money I paid for my red GS. A silly example, but you get the point.

    Cheers,

    Gil

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    Quote Originally Posted by gs150r_gilbert View Post
    Hello guys, ashwanth.r, what I know about GS in Latin America is that the motorcycle was basically not a hit in most of the countries, being Colombia the country where it probably was better accepted. They even had a follow-up 2017 model, as far as I can remember, with some interesting aluminum tank guards. But even Gixxer and Intruder are not incredibly popular in Mexico as was the case with Yamaha FZ16 or even Honda Invicta (Trigger, I believe, in India).

    But putting all that info aside, the Mexican market is usually a frivolous one, with some owners (there should be UNDER 300 GS150r's that were sold in the entire Valle de Mexico) keeping them in storage with, say, 3 or 5k kilometers on odo... probably only because the bike is NOT as fast or sporty as it looks. But a lot of GS's were indeed sold with the wrong spark plug, which caused a serious missing problem at higher revs.

    Nevertheless, I am still using my candy red one--and with great satisfaction each day!--with roughly 11k kilometers on odo. Zero issues whatsoever, other than the seat's leather getting a bit old. The bike was originally bought in 2014, so that's not a surprise at all. Running on 10% ethanol for the past 2500 kms with zero problems. A story for a different time, maybe.

    I hope I was able to complement the above coment by our friend ashwanth.r, and to somehow answer the question posted previously!

    Gil

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    There is a post somewhere here on xbhp mentioning the upgrades GS150r should have to receive in a future iteration (not happening in this life, if you ask me) which included:

    *Rear disc brake
    *Fuel injection
    *Improved tyres
    *More power (with extra 50cc capacity)
    *Better/sportier looks

    But I find that for a reasonable use, and I ride my GS a bit fast basically every day, the bike is a great choice even after 10 years of first release in India. Great quality (and it shows), nice looks, distinctive engine sound, 6th gear, super comfort, etc, etc. for the money you pay.

    Someone was asking about a good replacement for GS. I would say Inazuma, if paying more $$ for everything is not an issue. Yes, there should be other good choices, even the new D400, CBR250R, Versys 300, etc., but who wants to pay A LOT more for a good motorcycle?

    That yellow Ducati should cost about 8 times the money I paid for my red GS. A silly example, but you get the point.

    Cheers,

    Gil

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    Hi Gilbert, how was the sales of Honda CB 160F in colombia ?

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    hi ,
    completed my first oil change at 500k.m, rode another 1300k.m before 2nd oil change, had a little bit of more work to do , didnt complete during the earlier service as short of money and lack of spares , first of all oiland oil filter change done, the first oil was 20w40 power oil from the mechanics own garage, (he has an entire barrel of it, charges 300 for it ,makes a profit from it as well), the second one was servo 20w40 from indian oil, cost just 220/- ,quality was much lower as straight i could feel the roughness took some time and km to regain the earlier smoothness.the 3rd change was again poweroil ,as i decided it would be better to switch to semi synthetic after 5000 or so kms. attaching photos of replaced parts.

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    second replaced my chain kit, which was DID make, I wanted to stretch a little bit more but the mechanic advised against it, I had completed around 24500kms on it,
    this time I decided to buy an indian brand, after lot of searching found this one from TIDC, make diamond k107, this one has 41teeth in rear sprocket same as the stock DID, the earlier one from ROLON had 42 rear teeth,costed me Rs930/, the DID was quoted much higher at Suzuki ASC, there are differences though, the DID weighs 1.7kgs while the diamond is around 2.10kgs, the diamond rear sprocket looks cheap ,you can see pits and rough spots (clearly a metallurgy manufacturing issue). the DID rear sprocket on the other hand is grooved and smooth , photos attached. the next thing is chain thickness, the diamond has thicker rollers and plates, just need to see how long they last.the reverse side of the front sprocket has scratches, that certainly is nitpicking, but i wish indian manufacturers could set high standards as foreign ones,
    can anyone tell what does those words mean printed on th echain package,{fine blank GB sprocket, shotblast rear sprocket}

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    Third replaced my steering cone set as i had caused it to rust by using WD40, DOnt use it on greased parts, fourth - replaced my ignition lock as it had come loose, the key would fall away while riding ,searched every ASC around here but they provide the entire set with fuel tank lock for around 1400/ , later contacted the guy from trivandrum whom i mentioned earlier and he couriered just the ignition set for around 650/-.replaced the fuel hose as it had hardened with that of royal enfield, added a fuel filter as well,
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    hi again,
    so after a day ,had this issue, i had it earlier but i thought it might clear by itself or the mechanic may clear it after chain replacement, the gear indicator would go blank in lower gears not always but sometimes, i didnt mention this to mechanic, but thought if he is a reputed mechanic then he might find it by himself, unfortunately it didnt happen, thats why it is so important that we users try to learn atleast the basic in vehicle maintenance and repair,
    I opened the front sprocket cover and found some plastic debris inside, replacing a chain requires removing this but most mechanics dont care to clean it, next removed the gear sensor and lo, there it was a piece of plastic cover or something stuck right over the sensor, used some kerosene and sharp tools to remove and clean the area, alls well now, in hindsight i am partly responsible for it ,since the older chain was hitting the lower chain case i had removed it,and that might have sucked something into the sprocket and lodged over the sensor, so always use the cover,
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