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    Default Improving the Performance of you Suzuki GS-150

    AoA Everybody.

    I would request all Suzuki GS-150 owners to discuss typical performance issues with their bikes and how they resolved them. this way, we'll have a collection of information here for the benefit of newbies such as myself and hopefully, other bike owners will also profit from it.

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    Following problems/issues has been identified so far:

    1. Less than ideal performance of the ignition system
    2. High tendency of the bike to break speedometer and rpm cables.
    3. Loud (Tuck!) noise from rear wheel and less than ideal gear shifting.
    4. Faulty/Finicky fuse.

    Poor performance of the ignition system:

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    The factory /EM coil provided with GS-150 is not up to mark. I replaced it with Honda Deluxe's ignition coil (DENSO) and the quality of the spark improved. then I installed a platinum spark plug (NKG CR8EGP) and instantly experienced better throttle response and stable idling. on top of all that the bike's cold starting ability also improved significantly.

    Then I read an article where the author was recommending spark plug indexing in a bid to aim the open end of the spark plug's tip somewhere in between the intake and exhaust valve of the engine for better performance. BOY! it was some exercise but the results made it all the worth while. the throttle feels much lighter than before, the bikes accelerates better than before and the idling is as stable as the heart beat of a monk.

    now someone might ask why not Iradium? well....contrary to popular belief, Iradiums do not offer any performance benefits over Platinums. they just offer increased/longer life. so why spend three times as much when you can get the same benefits from Platinum plugs?

    high tendency of the bike to break speedometer and rpm cables:

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    I was getting kinda tired of casual breaking of the speedometer and RPM cables. I know one is supposed to lubricate them with WD40 but somehow I was never convinced that a simple CLP (cleaner, lubricant, protectant) would be good enough for the job. the problem with oil is that it eventually migrates from the place where it is applied. Then I stumbled upon this:

    NASA Liquid Grease

    Its a solvent based lithium grease packed in a pressurized container. which means that it can penetrate to the desire spot then solvent evaporates leaving behind a uniform film of lithium grease. pretty neat concept. I bought one and sprayed down the RPM and speedometer cables. I was instantly sold. Now I use it on clutch and throttle cables as well. Guess what? the Speedometer and RPM cables haven't broken since then and clutch and throttle stay lubricated longer.

    Loud (Tuck!) noise from rear wheel and less than ideal gear shifting:

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    Loud noise as it turned out was from rear drum as the drum rubber was not a tight fit. just for the sake of killing a few million brain cells solving this problem I approached a guy who makes custom drum rubbers and voila! no more sound and the gear shifting is now as smooth as silk. I don't know how it made the gear shifting smooth but it did. now shifting the gear up and down do not produce any jerk or noise.

    Faulty/Finicky Fuse:

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    The OEM ignition fuse provided with the bike is nothing more than an outdated piece of cheap contraption. I learned that the hard way. I was on my way (to nowhere) and the bike suddenly totally went dead on me. nothing would work. luckily, Suzuki Center was near and I took the bike there and it started without a hiccup. I moved on then one fine day it happened again. I took the bike to the same guys and the bike started again without any problem. then the mechanic told me that I should get the fuse replaced with a car fuse of equal ampere. I took the the bike to a car electrician who installed a proper car fuse and charged me just Rs. 100 (including the price of the fuse box and wiring) no trouble since then.

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    Anyhow, thats how I went about solving some of the issues with my bike. if you guys have identified any other issue and successfully resolved it, kindly do share with all of us.

    Regards.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ahsan95 View Post
    Experienced members should also discuss/share their views on how to get better fuel average in gs150.
    Such as driving habits. People like me just love to twist the throttle and see the magic again and again while we tend to forget how much fuel is consumed in displaying that magic.
    Hard braking also results in lot of energy being used up so one should brake slowly and be precise so that fuel does not go wasted.
    GS150 is a daily commuter bike design to give rider good economy with reasonable power to accelerate.
    observe the rpm meter with speedo meter, higher rpm with low speed bad fuel consumption, higher speed with low rpm good fuel consumption. this is what i have observed till now.
    giving unnecessary acceleration while waiting at signals is also cause of bad fuel consumption.
    air filter must no be dry in any case 1 should feel some oil when cleaning dirt from it.

    would not recommend any karachi member to ride real slow to get excellent fuel average, damm mobile snatcher look for people who are riding slow .

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    i like the over all headlight solution however putting in a 55w bulb instead of the recommended 35w is kinda difficult for me to digest. wouldn't we be putting a lot of strain on bike's electrical system in the long run?

    I know in a pinch it shouldn't hurt but then again, I have seen a guy use ordinary lithium grease in wheel bearing. when asked he replied, it doesn't hurt one bit.

    Regards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 12gauge View Post
    i like the over all headlight solution however putting in a 55w bulb instead of the recommended 35w is kinda difficult for me to digest. wouldn't we be putting a lot of strain on bike's electrical system in the long run?

    I know in a pinch it shouldn't hurt but then again, I have seen a guy use ordinary lithium grease in wheel bearing. when asked he replied, it doesn't hurt one bit. Regards.


    yr concern over electrical system is very right.
    haven't u seen cd70 with pressure horn or bikes with car horn, bike with hids etc i sure u have. the problem they normally face is battery drains out easily after some time of use.
    a good electrician can increase charging to solve this problem if it comes.
    can u tell me what type of charging setup they have given u in yr gs150 as it have many other things also installed compare to normal gs150 .

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    please clear your in box

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    Quote Originally Posted by basic View Post
    please clear your in box

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    inbox cleared sir.

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    @12gauge

    Was a pleasure to talk to you brother
    BOL with your supportive and informative thread.
    God bless you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by basic View Post
    @12gauge

    Was a pleasure to talk to you brother
    BOL with your supportive and informative thread.
    God bless you.
    It was a pleasure talking to you as well Sir. God bless you too.

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    How to lubricate speedometer and brake cables? If the speedometer cable has to be opened would it not disturb the setting of speedometer?
    Lubrication process with pictures will be highly appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahsan95 View Post
    How to lubricate speedometer and brake cables? If the speedometer cable has to be opened would it not disturb the setting of speedometer?
    Lubrication process with pictures will be highly appreciated.
    many people go for oiling the cables and that work too. i prefer to use 7cf can grease to do this job. grease inside the can is quite good for this job. and u can find the can just for 200 to 220 rupees max, just remove the cables and don't worry it will not disturb any thing. be sure that 1 side of inner moving part of cable is design to hold upper part of garari, so it goes back in same way it came out.
    remove the skinny metal cable from the main cable. clean it with soft clean cloth. now shake the can well, u will find straw just like u find in wd40 can with this can too. fix the straw to the can and spray inside the main cable from 1 end. from other end u will see dirt coming out with the old grease or oil. keep spraying for 10 sec more until u see clean grease coming out. leave the cable on flat surface for 10 to 15 mints for grease to well seated inside the main cable insert the skinny metal cable back.
    u can use same process for both of the cables. rpm and speedo meter.

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    Assalam O Alikum.
    informative thread bro..
    can you tell me..
    what is the cost of Spark Plug NGK (CR8EGP) ?
    And also the price of Honda Deluxe's Ignition Coil. ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheetos View Post
    Assalam O Alikum.
    informative thread bro..
    can you tell me..
    what is the cost of Spark Plug NGK (CR8EGP) ?
    And also the price of Honda Deluxe's Ignition Coil. ?
    Platinum spark Plug (ngk) cost like 450 rs. Don't know about the coil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahsan95 View Post
    Platinum spark Plug (ngk) cost like 450 rs. Don't know about the coil.
    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahsan95 View Post
    How to lubricate speedometer and brake cables? If the speedometer cable has to be opened would it not disturb the setting of speedometer?
    Lubrication process with pictures will be highly appreciated.
    Bro, lubrication process is fairly simple. you may use oil/WD40 or grease as per your liking. In my humble opinion, grease is much better than oil because oil eventually migrates leaving the cables bone dry in a couple of days. and, dont worry, take out the speedometer cable doesn't upset any meter related settings.

    Quote Originally Posted by cheetos View Post
    Assalam O Alikum.
    informative thread bro..
    can you tell me..
    what is the cost of Spark Plug NGK (CR8EGP) ?
    And also the price of Honda Deluxe's Ignition Coil. ?
    cant say anything about price of Honda Deluxe's Ignition Coil because I got it (slightly used) from a friend and he kinda gave it to me for free. infact, he was the one who suggested in the first place to change the OEM coil with Honda's coil for better performance.

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    gave the "Tour-King" a royal bath and scrub today. The experience transitioned from pleasurable to horrible as the exercise proved too much for the old bones.

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    Anyways.......Lesson Learned: "Leave It to Professionals, Hard Work is Great as Long as Somebody Else is Doing It"

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    Regards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 12gauge View Post
    Bro, lubrication process is fairly simple. you may use oil/WD40 or grease as per your liking. In my humble opinion, grease is much better than oil because oil eventually migrates leaving the cables bone dry in a couple of days. and, dont worry, take out the speedometer cable doesn't upset any meter related settings.



    cant say anything about price of Honda Deluxe's Ignition Coil because I got it (slightly used) from a friend and he kinda gave it to me for free. infact, he was the one who suggested in the first place to change the OEM coil with Honda's coil for better performance.

    Improving the Performance of you Suzuki GS-150 - Pic1 zpsba29ea5e

    gave the "Tour-King" a royal bath and scrub today. The experience transitioned from pleasurable to horrible as the exercise proved too much for the old bones.

    Improving the Performance of you Suzuki GS-150 - Pic2 zps1e2540e3

    Anyways.......Lesson Learned: "Leave It to Professionals, Hard Work is Great as Long as Somebody Else is Doing It"

    Improving the Performance of you Suzuki GS-150 - Pic3 zps09c69451

    Regards.
    I can understand:-) i wash my bike in around 2 hrs or so. Never a good experience, although the results are better

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    very informative thread by @12guage. . i have also installed car's fuse in my bike and it does not cause any problems now. else after every few months, one have to get the fuse changed. as for the side cover flying issue, @dr.omair explained the solution very well. changing the rubbers make alot of difference and the side cover does not fly then. but i have installed the screw and keep it really tight because side cover stealing issue is quite common in my uni .
    people need to grow up sometimes and act MATURE !

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    duplicate post
    people need to grow up sometimes and act MATURE !

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    Quote Originally Posted by jadoon1992_vxlimited View Post
    very informative thread by @12guage. . i have also installed car's fuse in my bike and it does not cause any problems now. else after every few months, one have to get the fuse changed. as for the side cover flying issue, @dr.omair explained the solution very well. changing the rubbers make alot of difference and the side cover does not fly then. but i have installed the screw and keep it really tight because side cover stealing issue is quite common in my uni .
    you did the right thing bro. Thing is, car fuse design is much better than the conventional tube type fuses.

    Regards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by archon2001 View Post
    can u tell me what type of charging setup they have given u in yr gs150 as it have many other things also installed compare to normal gs150 .

    kind regards
    bro the tour-king came with two 12-volt outlets which can be used to charge most small electronic devices such as cellphone, mp3 player, GPS and laptop, provided that devices do not consume more than 110 watts in total.

    One 12-volt outlet is on the handlebars whereas the other is inside the rear trunk. Both are waterproof and come with a fuse to protect the bike's electrical system.

    Regards.

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    From where i can get that Improving the Performance of you Suzuki GS150 -1350898
    how much does it cost ??
    Can i install that back BOX on my Suzuki Raider ???
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