Bro there are many signs of poor quality in Suzuki motorcycles already under discussion as in thread about GS150 owner @12guage wrote:
The frame of the bike is already starting to rust. rust spots are growing everywhere. even some of the nuts and bolts have decided to join in.
2. the rear drums make a strange sound when applying brake pressure. the authorized Suzuki mechanic told me that it happens with most of them. nothing to worry about. his advice: learn to live with it. this world isn't prefect. wow! thats deep.
3. the texture on the handlebar grips kinda bits into my hands. don't like it one bit.
4. some of the markings here and there (specially on the controls) are pretty much vanishing all by themselves. poor quality ink/stamping I guess.
5. poor quality of paint. almost everywhere you can see signs of paint saying "good bye buddy, its been a short but fun ride".
6. the trip-meter isn't working anymore. I'm not even sure that it worked from the beginning. I am just assuming that it worked.
7. the bike's got a habit of breaking rpm and clutch cables like its some sort of a national responsibility.
8. you'll surely be surprised to learn how fast it eats rear brake shoes. the authorized mechanic told me that it happens because of the heavy weight of this bike and takes some serious braking power to stop it in its tracks.
9. the slim tyres look fugly. as per my discussions with my mechanic, if I install fatter tyres, the bike will become sluggish. I do plan to install fatter tyres cause these one are just destroying the look of this otherwise handsome monster.
10. the muffler which does an amazing job of reducing the exhaust sound gets really hot to touch (learned it the hard way on several occasions). the company should have provided the muffler with a heat shield.
11. the 12-volt power outlet which are otherwise very useful are limited in their capacity. they only allow 110-watts of electricity which is only useful for electronics and not enough for cooking/heating equipment. it would have really neat if I could power a small electric stove or a heater.
12. the side covers aka tapas have no locking mechanism. imagine the level of trust held by company in our society.
13. chain makes a funny griding sound at low speeds. the mechanic says that its pretty normal with chain driven bikes and I must oil this chain and its sprockets regularly but still, if I oil it too much then I get drips and runs from sides of the chain cover which is just nasty.
14. there is no beeper installed with the turn signals. at times one forgets that the left/right turn signal is on. a beeper would have been nice.
15. the brake light in the rear trunk was really weak/dim. I had the OEM (factory installed) replaced with an aftermarket bulb and now it shines like it should.
16. the locking mechanism on the rear trunk and panniers should have their own keys. a single key for the ignition, side lock, fuel tank, rear trunk and pannier is just asking for trouble. too many locks with one key will wear the key out sooner than it should.
17. the fuel selector is all wrong. turning it up means moving the reserve arrow down, who can remember all that? I still have to ask the mechanic to turn it to "ON" position. is there any way to permanently disable this contraption?
18. the turn signal and neutral indicators are really dim and hard to see in normal day light.
19. I just fail to understand the thought behind the "Engine-On" switch in the handlebar. why turning the key ignition switch to "ON" isn't enough? why over complicate a pretty simple process?
20. the rear trunk does not have a parking light. only brake lights. why?
21. bike is super heavy. putting it on center/double stand requires one hell of an effort. in full load, it requires two people to lift and pull to put it on double stand. in fact, the double stand has already been welded once. just imagine seeing it break into two pieces by the sheer weight of the bike.
22. the cheap quality horn works at times and at times it totally refuses to do anything.
23. the cheap quality headlight is useful for nothing. the beam is no way near safe enough to drive even in absolute darkness and on top of that it scatters too a degree (360 degrees to be precise) that even a huge pot hole in the middle of the road is impossible to spot.
Another bro @basic writes his views as following:
[I]Chrome quality is not up to standard
Making up for rust free ride is quiet a lot of work
Sings Of Rust In Brand New GS
Anti Rust Treatment Of Fenders
Tail Light Breather Filter Added
Battery Charging & Terminal Protection With Grease
Black & Clear Coats On Nuts & Bolts
Chain Lubrication With Lithium Grease
GS Non Focus Low Quality Headlight
Lubrication Of Important Cables
First Oil Change Importance
Japanese Side View Mirrors
New Mud Flapper (Raider) Works Better Than GS's
Tappet Cover Seepage Problem
Oil Pump Intake
Bro @sigode writes his comments about the mileage problem of GD 110 in his thread.
Another pakwheeler @ abidali03214477766 posted his thread about the fault in the front of GS 150.
Now what do you think?