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geoffart

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geoffart says:

GSX650f difficult to work on?

I just had a chain and sprocket kit fitted. the kit cost me 100 pounds, and the labour to fit it cost me about another 100 pounds. All the way through fitting the kit the mechanic was complaining about the non-standard design of my GSX650f (well complain might be a strong word... but he certainly mentioned it more than a few times) and how he had to remove a lot of parts in order to get to the front sprocket. In the end the job came to over two hours long. 

Im no mechanic.  Does anyone with a GSX650f also have experience of this... and if so, why on Earth have Suzuki made this bike so odd and hard to work on?  Is it because they want to make us take it to a suzuki dealer?

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Ginnelli

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Ginnelli says:

GSX650F

This bike is no harder to work on than any other. The only problem is that Suzuki dont fit a main stand as standard but is available as an optional extra. All he would have to do is remove the bellypan from the fairing and put the bike on a paddock stand, then all the parts are easily accessible. Haynes now do a workshop manual that covers the 650/ 1250 versions of these bikes. The only problem i know of is if you dont park them properly the side stand will tuck causing them to go down. Mine gave way on my Bandit but i managed to catch it as i was getting off the bike, and my mates gave way on his GSX650F which smashed the fairng and handlebars as it hit the road.

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geoffart

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geoffart says:

that front sprocket

yep, he did do that... 

first thing he highlighted was the way the front sprocket was not easy to get to.

He did say they are very different to the bandit to work on. 

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eatcs01

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eatcs01 says:

Teapot

Sounds like your "mechanic" isn't a proper mechanic. So he had to remove a few bits?? Boo hoo for him. It should still only have taken an hour...

I'd suggest finding a different mechanic in future.

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eatcs01

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eatcs01 says:

Teapot

I trust he fitted a rivet link, and not a spring clip link??

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jon66

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jon66 says:

no impressed

im never very confident when doing my chain but have done all mine in about an hour !

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