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Old 19th February 2014, 22:57   #1
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Default Long Term Report: My Suzuki GS150 @ 100,000 kms / 56 Months

My GS 150 clocked 1,00,000 KMS in 56 Months. Every km has been a joy to ride this wonderful bike

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What I Like:<br />
a) Bullet proof reliability (applies to all bikes if maintained regularly)<br />
b) Best Instrument Console with Gear Indicator.<br />
c) Rider and Pillion Comfort.<br />
d) Bike is for highway to chew kilometers.<br />
e) Butter Smooth Engine<br />
f) Low cost of spares except plastic parts (cost of plastic parts is more than metal Parts - front mudguard costs 2,800 while full chain sprocket costs 1,200)<br />
e) Mileage: Highway 60 KMPL (65 - 70 KMPH @ 5500 - 6000 RPM in sixth gear); City 50 - 55 KMPL (Driven below 60 kmph); Reckless 35 -40 KMPL<br />
f) Huge Petrol Tank - takes upto 18 Liters (though 16 Liters mentioned)<br /> <br />
What I don't Like:<br />
a) No upgradation even after five years (DC Electrical, Rear Disc option)<br />
b) Tall gearing suited for highways rather than city.<br />
c) Poor In gear acceleration.  Need to shift to first gear when going on slope or speed drops.  Problems worsens with pillion.<br />
d) High speed braking not inspiring.<br />
d) Hard to find spares in your friendly neighborhood spare parts shop.  Once clutch cable snapped and had tough time in getting the clutch cable.  Spare Parts available only in Showroom<br />
e) Poor resale value of the Bike.<br />
f) Warranty period - The bike needs to be serviced @ 2,000 KMS  to avail warranty (30,000 KMS)<br /> <br />
About The Dealer<br />
Dr. Raj Kumar Suzuki.  Brought the bike and till 80,000 KMS serviced the bike there.  Initial years the service was very good.  But now has deteriorated very badly.  In my 76,000 KMS they had mentioned they had changed the Chain sprocket.  In the middle of night the chain snapped.  Had to push the bike to friends house and borrow his bike to reach home.  In morning took to local workshop and found the chain sprocket has not been changed.  Brought a new set and replaced.  Completed 20,000 KMS.  No complaints. and changed the service centre<br /> <br />
The dealer insisted to use Nulon Engine Additive for longer engine life.  Since it was recommended by Dealer i agreed.  The engine became smoother. But there was a drop in mileage to 35 to 40 KMPL even with sane riding.  After I changed the Service centre to Value Suzuki in Yelahanka, the service advisor told not to use Nulon and this was responsible in mileage drop.  Since the past 15,000 KMS, mileage has improved.  Getting 50 - 55 KMPL<br /> <br />
Accident <br />
Once collided with an TVS moped who was deciding to go left or right.  The plastic housing around the head lamp cracked.  Costed Rs.800.  Due to a massive traffic jam decided to jump over a divider.  Result: cracked front mudguard and lighter wallet by 2,800.00.<br /> <br />
Warranty Claims<br />
One Clutch Cable.  Petrol Tank replaced thrice.  There was rusting at the neck of the petrol tank. Even after the third replacement, the rusting is still there.  My warranty got over by the time I asked for replacement for the fourth time.  Was quoted Rs.4,500/- for the same.  Just left it as it is<br /> <br /> <a href=Long Term Report: My Suzuki GS150 @ 100,000 kms / 56 Months-gs150_1.jpg <br />
The bike was serviced @ 2,000 KMS for the first 30,000 KMS.  After 30,000 KMS the bike was serviced @ 4,000 KMS.  Front Tyre Replaced @ 55,000 KMS while the rear was replaced @ 50,000 KMS. Front Brake pad, chain sprocket lasts around 25,000 KMS.<br /> <br />
The rear tyre looks good for another 5,000 KMS.  Planning to replace the front tyre in the coming week.  Engine Oil, Air / Filter Oil, Spark Plug, Front Brake Pad / Brake Fluid (Rear Brakepad replaced only twice) Chain Sprocket.  These were the consumables replaced in 1,00,000 kms.<br />
No Bulbs / Rear LED Brake have fused. Battery replaced around 60,000 KMS with Amaron Battery.<br /> <br />
Bike Insurance is with The New India Assurance Company.  Premium is around 800 per annum.  Will post picture of the bike shortly.<br /> <br /> <a href=Long Term Report: My Suzuki GS150 @ 100,000 kms / 56 Months-gs150_3.jpg
The Current Odo reading<br /> <br /> <a href=Long Term Report: My Suzuki GS150 @ 100,000 kms / 56 Months-gs150_2.jpg <a href=Long Term Report: My Suzuki GS150 @ 100,000 kms / 56 Months-gs150_5.jpg
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1L kms and counting! I'm sure it will easily run for another 1L.

Interested in knowing whats the rpm for 60, 80 and 100 kmph in 6th gear. Being the only 6 speed bike in the category, this should be helping achieve the high FE figures on the highway.
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Still my favourite 150cc bike alongwith the Unicorn.
Just to give others a feel of how smooth the bike is and how useful the 6th gear is, let me narrate this incidence; my friend was riding his GS with me as pillion on the highway.
I had dropped my bike at his place so I was seated with my helmet on.
I was not even looking at the speedometer, and was quite amazed with the ease with which he overtook some cars which were seemingly going quite fast. Next, he gave a light tap on my knee and pointed me to have a look at the speed, and I was utterly shocked to read the figure 98 over there!
One can just not make out that the bike is doing such serious speeds. Such is the smoothness and advantage of the 6th cog.

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My GS 150 clocked 1,00,000 KMS in 56 Months. Every kms has been a joy to ride this wonderful bike

Accident
Once collided with an TVS moped who was deciding to go left or right. The plastic housing around the head lamp cracked. Costed Rs.800. Due to a massive traffic jam decided to jump over a divider. Result: cracked front mudguard and lighter wallet by 2,800.00.
1L kms in 56 months is quite a lot. Glad to hear that your bike is doing well and that it continues to be reliable. Mine (2009 Feb model, orange-colored) has done 55K kms and is consistently giving me 50-55kmpl in city conditions.

Even I had a crash with a TVS moped guy who changed lines without even indicating, leaving me with a scratched headlamp casing and plastic housing, bent handlebar, etc.,

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Interested in knowing whats the rpm for 60, 80 and 100 kmph in 6th gear.
60kmph comes at ~4500rpm
80 at ~6000
100 at ~7500

In fact, I noticed that the 6th gear is not as tall as it is made out to be. Even Unicorn does 60kmph at around 4500rpm, but what really matters here is GS150R has smooth and punchy top end, and that the vehicle is very stable at highway speeds.

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Next, he gave a light tap on my knee and pointed me to have a look at the speed, and I was utterly shocked to read the figure 98 over there!
One can just not make out that the bike is doing such serious speeds. Such is the smoothness and advantage of the 6th cog.
Yes, after 60-70kmph, the bike picks up speed rapidly till 105kmph, without any fuss or noise.
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Thread moved from the Assembly Line (The "Assembly Line" Forum section) to Motorbikes. Thanks for sharing!
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Odo Now crossed 1,06,248. Gave it to servicing. Slightly expensive servicing.
Replaced the Front fork oil, oil seal and springs, Costed 700 The Right Hand head light switch conked off, Costed 510. Engine oil and general servicing total bill came to 2,000/-. Took almost three days. Third day when I went to collect the bike, the head light swtich was not replaced and was told to come tomorrow.

When I went, the service advisor told the leave the bike and come in the evening. I have to yell and after 10 minutes of argument, they finally fixed the switch. It is a five minute job.

Replaced the front tyre costed 1,560/-, Rear Tyre 2,350/-,. Had been slightly expensive in the recent months.

Back to munching kilometers
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I also own this bike. A month back I had to change Accelerator wire and clutch cable.
I am also facing sever rusting problem and the engine from outside looks like crap.
Granted this bike hasn't been maintained. My brother has used it more than me and he never cared about it properly.
I feel I am going to get super low resale value whenever I am going to sell it.
Running is also pretty low at around 19K Kms in last 4 Years.
I myself have a Honda Unicorn as well.

But the ride quality is still good. The back seat is bit higher than my unicorn I feel and it is very difficult for my dad to climb that.

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And I thought my pulsar 180 ug3 clocking 65k km in 76 months was impressive. Hehe

Great write up. This bike is very under rated. It's tailor made for cruising. The older generation pulsar cruises at 90 kph at 8k RPM which makes it pretty noisy
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My friend had this bike and when he bought it, it was one of the cheapest 150 cc bikes with the price he got. I have ridden it as well quite a lot, and I feel it is one of the most refined bikes on the road, maybe even today!

The bike is made for cruising on the highway - In the city the gear ratios and the awkward weight distribution makes it a handful, hence we used to call it 'haathi'.

The clutch and accelerator cable problem is commonplace I guess, since my friend also had to replace it multiple times. Other than that, the slick gearshift and decent engine is all good.

Great log there, liked it a lot.
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Can anyone in Mumbai suggest me where I can get spare parts of this Bike nearest to Borivali ? Last time when I wanted to get the brake and accelerator wires changes, My dad went all the way till Charni Road where his friend has a car spare parts shop and he helped my dad get those parts from some other shop in that area.
I don't know the area name.
Looking for something near Borivali.

Also where would be a good idea to get the Bike serviced ? The Malad Link Road suzuki service center has shut down.
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ODO Crossed 1,12,000 KMS. Gave it for servicing Bill came to 700 rupees. Had a small accident. crashed into a divider. The rear brake pedal got ripped off. Costed 1,200 for repair. No other problems. Chain sprocket is due for replacement.

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The GS 150 I should say is one of the most under rated bikes. The rusting issue is there since the first batches. Suzuki's do have a reliable heart,perfect example would be the fiero, that engine was built to last. Hope to see your bike raking in more on the Odo
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Your rusting is probably due to that tank cover.
Water/Moisture is getting trapped inside it.
Get rid of it

One Question:
How is this bike for riders above 6 feet, wrt comfort over long journeys? I have a bad back
I was happy with Karizma R but sold it.
I am looking for a new bike, ZMa is discontinued now

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