2000 Suzuki BANDIT 600S Consumer Reviews 2001 SUZUKI Bandit 600 REVIEW…

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Suzuki GSF 600 S
Suzuki GSF 600 S

User Rating: Excellent

Reliability:

Comfort:

Handling And Control:

Quality and Craftsmanship:

Pros: plenty of power, plenty of handling, great looks, great price

Cons: low end power, mirror vibration, handlebar vibration

The Bottom Line: For the money, there is NOTHING better. Looked at the kawasaki bike that’s similar, and it just didn’t stack up. Yep, I would buy the Bandit again.

I purchased a new 2001 a few years ago, and have been riding the hound out of it ever since. This is my 4th bike, so I#146m not exactly new to bikes. So what do I think about the bandit? First, I can#146t see why anyone would buy one with out the fairing.

The fairing absolutely makes the look of the bike. Plus it does give some protection — but truthfully, not enough. I get a lot of buffet around my helmet, and that makes for a noisy ride.

Currently, I#146m looking for a taller sport-touring shield to replace the one that#146s on it.

In the horsepower department, it seems to have plenty enough of the ponies. But honestly, there are times I would like to have the 1200 version beneath my rear. But again, honestly, it is more than enough power to get me into trouble. It loves the revs. Get the revs up, and the bike becomes a projectile.

Get the revs down, and it becomes fairly docile below 4500. I#146ve been told by a number of good sources that a pipe and jet change can alter that for the better, but right now, I don#146t care to go there.


I performed the first valve adjustment myself. Not an easy task, because there were a number of parts that really had to come off#133 including the fairing. Here was my first shocker: the valves were WAY too tight from the factory.

After loosening them up to specs, I cranked up the engine and noticed a number of differences for the better. Even though it#146s not due for another adjustment, I believe I#146ll do it again this winter to be on the safe side. Additionally, the engine is a little on the mechanically noisy side, but then air cooled inline fours tend to be that way. I use only synthetic now.

When I switched, I could definitely perceive an improvement in shifting.

The stock tires are a little less gummy that I would like. If downshifting or apply some heavy rear breaking, the tires will break loose before I think they should. I suspect that a good set of tires could really make a difference in the bike#146s sure-footed-ness.

Suzuki GSF 600 S
Suzuki GSF 600 S

But don#146t let that sway you, because even the stock tires aren#146t that bad.

During the first 1000 to 1500 miles, the chain constantly needed to be readjusted. But it seems to have settled in. But that brings up another snit I have with the bike. The chain adjusters are bogus. But then, most of the suzuki chain adjusters are like that.

I purchased a square rod that measured ј in thickness. It#146s about 20 inches or so in length. Then I place that against the rear sprocket. Next, I noticed how the rear edge of my rod is right out to the outside edge of the chain. So I just look at the other end of the rod and see where the chain is in relationship to it.

If the edge of the rod is not lined up perfectly with the chain, then I make the left or right adjustment as needed. THIS MADE A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE in getting the rear wheel aligned. And of course, it improved handling.

Handling, although it#146s not a gsxr by any stretch of the imagination, it is really sweet. I can drop into and out of a corner with the best of #145em. Fact is, most true sport bikes have more capability than the rider has#133 and I#146m no pro, so the capability of my bandit is plenty enough — in fact, a bit more than I really need.

I live at the base of the great smoky mountains, so I have some twisties that are tons better than what most of America has to ride, and I#146m telling you, the lil bandit can eat #145em up.

So overall, how do I rate the bike? 100% super fine. Heck, I only paid an even 5000 for the bike (new), and that was far below the retail. So for the money, I would say that I got far more than what I paid for. Would I buy another one?

Probably yes, but again, I would just have to look at that 1200 a little bit harder. Of course, after getting the quote from my insurance company, I would probably buy the 600 instead. All the best to you#133

Recommend this product? Yes

Amount Paid (US$): 5000

Suzuki GSF 600 S
Suzuki GSF 600 S
Suzuki GSF 600 S
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Suzuki GSF 600 S

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