1997 Suzuki VZ800 Marauder
I must love it to spend that kind of money to fix it
Gearing was wrong: replaced front and back sprockets:
Chain wear seemed excessive: a chain per year.
Safety switch on the kickstand was an issue from the beginning.
Have driven this bike everywhere. From Michigan to Florida twice, and Kentucky and Tennessee. It isn't a comfortable bike for long hauls, but is VERY reliable.
It is WAY too expensive to do serious motor work. I seized the motor, and have spent $3,000 to rebuild it.
For mechanics it is an odd motor. 38mm crank and having to match hone the case bearings.
BUT, I couldn't have found a better quality and looking bike for the price to repair it.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 19th May, 2012