1992 Suzuki VS1400 Intruder

Summary:

Great fun for a bike that I got for free!

Faults:

Clutch hydraulic reservoir seals lost their ability to release the clutch after the pressure was up.

General Comments:

This bike sat in a chicken coup for over 10 years.

Needed the gas tank cleaned out with acid and then treatment for rust.

One coil and wire assembly had low resistance, so it was replaced.

Carbs needed cleaning out; they were a mess.

Air filter foam had turned to powder.

Battery was shot.

One spark plug wire was bad, it had no connection from the boot clip to the wire.

Carbs needed to be synchronized. Now starts and rumbles great, sounds better than a Harley.

A real arm puller, it will almost pull your arms from the shoulders when you get on it.

Heavy enough to not even flinch when passed by an 18 wheeler going the opposite direction at highway speeds. Does not leak anything.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st October, 2008

2004 Suzuki VS1400 Intruder

Summary:

Good bike, lousy dealer and factory support

Faults:

After sevice by the dealer, it developed an ocasional "ping", similar to what bad gas would do (I only use premium). After having it for a month, and admitting there was something wrong, the dealer said they couldn't fix it and to call customer service. Called them and they said I had to take it up with the dealer. Probably won' buy another Suzuki anytime soon. If anyone has an idea what might be wrong, please comment.

General Comments:

Good acceleration, excellent fuel mileage, fairly comfortable, fun to ride when it doesn't make noises it shouldn't.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 4th December, 2005

8th Sep 2007, 00:28

I have a 2001 Intruder 1400 VS and I'm glad to know it isn't just me; mine started making a slight tapping sound too, once in a while. I just chalked it up to a big engine that probably should have been water cooled. I've put about 10,000 miles on it and the only thing I've had to replace is tires, battery and plugs; other than that I'm pretty happy with it.