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i just bought this bike not long ago, and i feeel no powerr in it, need advise on modifying thankss
one thing that u should take note of...shogun is not a bike meant for speed..its a bike meant for the pleasure of riding..feel free to check out our site... (^,^)
"Shogun.... "it is a bike meant for the pleasure of riding"."Could you please care to explain in greater detail regarding that statement?The handling is superb(no vibration at the handlebars at all, goes obediently where your hands tell it to go)?The seat is comfortable?The cornering is stable like you can knee the tarmac without fear?Maintenance is minimal?It hardly gives mechanical problems, either in its chassis or engine (bullet-proof)?U can go three-five hours without feeling tired?It doesn't shake that much when caught in the cross-winds of lorries and buses?The suspensions make small potholes irrelevent?The grip on the street is superb?The sound of the exhaust is music to your ears?------------------The forgotten one rides indeed for the pleasures of freedom.
I have a shogun too. The SP with cltuch lever. What I found?Smooth engine, with very minimal vibrations on almost all components. The handlebars, footrest. But with the long rear wiew mirror stems, it does collect some vibrations, rendering the view on the mirror quite uselsss on higher speeds.Smooth and positive gear changes. Fairly good gearbox I think. The pick up speed is good too on the lower range, but once it hits 90kmh, the power declines as fast as falling rain and it wont go faster than 110kmh. And you have to wait ages for it to pick up the momentum to get to 110kmh. No matter how low you bend your head, or squeeze that throttle to its very end stretch, it wont bother to budge. It will stay at 110 and maybe less few minutes later. I think if someone can manage a top speed of 160kmh or 180km, then he must be dreaming.Braking power is impressive, thanks to its large diameter disc up front. Even at rear, a disch brake is installed too. I dont think it really need a rear disc.Seat? Its one of the most uncomfortable ones. Its simply too stiff. I think the foam/sponge is simply too hard. Suzuki should change to a more soft and pliable ones. After an hour on the saddle one can get a sore butt.
the gearing system is good..but sometimes there will be clutch slip incidence happening...i think fairly most of shogun had experience of it..
clutch slippage?.. Thats serious. Better get your shogun to Suzuki service dept, and have them rectified. I dont have problems with clutch at at all. Be sure you dont put in fully synthetic oil, especially the ones with frictions modifiers. It actually make the clutch too smooth and thus clutch slips occurs.AA
if u want speed...shogun suppose not in ur list...but now u already have it...so put away the negative n think positive...u suppose read our thread before open this...there many answer u will get if u read...and many senior will answer any ur question...we are riders not "mat rempit"...we are brother here...n safety first!!! before u think speed...
I don't ride a Shogun (we can't buy them over here) but I do have a Suzuki FL125 Address. It's nearly the same bike except it has a drum rear brake, non-mag wheels and is fuel injected. The front disc brake is of a different design too. I didn't buy it for speed: if I want to go fast I'll ride my other bike. Fozan is correct about the suspension: it's under-damped! Maybe a heavier grade of oil will help.The engine is smooth for a single cylinder but the mirrors do vibrate a little.Sean1991 could tune the engine for more power, but if he's not happy with the speed and power then he should consider selling it and buying a bigger bike. I'm sure a good engine tuner could double the horsepower but the engine would lose reliability and it would be difficult to ride around town as all the torque and power would be at the high end of the engine revs....and of course it all costs money!Usually the cheapest, quickest and most reliable way to get more power is to change the exhaust system, fit a K&N air-filter or similar and re-jet the carburettor.Look on the bright side Sean1991 - you've got a lovely bike and it's much better than taking the bus!
rab56..were ur come from...hoho..ur using the injection system shogun..its not in malaysia yet...
I live in Scotland Fozan. Most 4 stroke engines over here are now fuel injected. It's not for more speed - it's just to reduce exhaust emissions (save the world from global warming....on a 125?).If you go to http://web.me.com/rossrobin you can see some photos of my Suzuki FL125 Address.
i've visited ur site..nice bike u have there... i noticed that your FL125 meter panel is indicated in MPH...never seen that before.. our FL125 meter panel are denoted in KM/H...so far...it can only reaches 120 kmh....
120kph! That's 10kph faster than me and I had to slip-stream a truck on the highway to manage that!But I don't mind because I didn't buy the bike for speed. Yesterday I went for a ride along narrow country roads with lots of tight corners. Although I was not riding fast, it brought me great pleasure. That to me is what riding a bike is all about - having fun! I really like the wheels on your bike. What tyres (tires) do you use and are they tubeless? When I first saw the Shogun on the Malaysian Suzuki site, I thought the rear disc brake was just a gimmick.However, after riding my FL125 I was surprised at much more I was using the rear brake compared to a "normal" bike.Unlike my other Suzuki, the rear brake on the FL125 actually helps to slow you down!You have ridden many different bikes Fozen, so please tell me do you find a big difference between a rear disc brake and a rear drum brake on a "back-bone" design bike?
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