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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-25-2019, 11:12 PM Thread Starter
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Hello from Malta

Hi all,
Just got my first Gsxr a K4 600. Looking forward to be part of the community.
Thanks and good day all!
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-26-2019, 02:32 AM
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Hi all,
Just got my first Gsxr a K4 600. Looking forward to be part of the community.
Thanks and good day all!
Steve


G’day Steve!

Welcome to the R. Do you have any pics of the bike you can share with us? What are the roads like for riding?


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Welcome Sir. Yes, pics of the bike are kinda customary. Congratulations and enjoy the site.

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Welcome! How is the riding in Malta?
And yes, pics of your new bike please.

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If you think reading is tricky, how the hell are you going to follow troubleshooting directions?
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post #5 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-28-2019, 09:31 PM Thread Starter
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Travelling on work at the moment guys! Bike pics as soon as I get home

Thank you for the welcome, much appreciated.
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Here she is, just home.

Bled the front brake as it was spongy and didn't inspire much confidence. All good now. Tomorrow it's dealing with stva/c28.
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Bled the front brake as it was spongy and didn't inspire much confidence
There was a recall on the master cylinder on those bikes about 5 years ago. It was due to internal corrosion causing the brakes to get spongy.

I can't quite tell from the picture if your bike has the new part or not. If you post a closer picture of the front master cylinder it is easy to tell.

The recall included a free replacement part.

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Tbh I tried the easiest way first. I suspect the po never bled the system from the mc only at caliper side. Once after bleeding it was fine I didn't think to look at the mc.

The recall had to do with the hose or bleed nipple being on top instead of the side of the mc I think? I'll look at it tomorrow
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Yes, if the hose from the reservoir goes directly to an "L" fitting on the top of the master cylinder, it is the new style.

If the hose from the reservoir goes to a fitting into the side of the master cylinder, it is the old style and subject to the recall.

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Well, Had to look up Malta. After 15 minutes of reading, I want to live there, lol. Looks like a beautiful place to be. Nice bike, and welcome to the site...

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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-06-2019, 10:23 AM Thread Starter
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C28/stva sorted. I did the same open/solder/refit as seen many times on here ans elsewhere. Fi light is gone and valves open close as they should 👍. A-side from a missing fastener here and there she's all good.

Po thought the whole throttle body needed changing and had the valves kept open with a bit of wire. Not fun to find that out. I had assumed the whole thing was bypassed somehow.

Now all I need is a ride tomorrow to see if the hesitation at low revs is gone 😁
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Close up of the mc, that should be the new version?
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Hope you found the right place. I'm in the Mediterranean, (other side of the pond)
but discovered there's a Malta in New York and another in Montana.
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Hope you found the right place. I'm in the Mediterranean, (other side of the pond)
but discovered there's a Malta in New York and another in Montana.
LOL, yeah, I was talking about the Republic of Malta. Looks to be a pretty cool place. How is the riding? Seems like you have decent weather year round. Is it typically humid there?

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Weather's fine, really. Sunshine for most of the year, bit chilly in winter.

Riding wise, it's OK, but way too much traffic and few decent roads that qualify as fun. And sadly no track, have to go to Sicily for that.
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Close up of the mc, that should be the new version?
No. That is the old version with the reservoir port on the side. Contact your Suzuki dealer with the VIN of the bike and they will get the ball rolling.

I know in the U.S. earlier in the year, they were actually paying owners $100 or so to get their bikes compliant with the recall. All parts and labor are covered.

http://www.suzukicycles.com/~/media/...l%20Notice.pdf

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post #17 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-08-2019, 10:59 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for that, got in touch today, waiting for a reply.

After sorting out the stva, the jerky throttle has all but disappeared, with very little hesitation noted at low revs (<5k).

I'm suspecting the exhaust is to blame for that, being baffle-less and possibly barely legal &#x1f923; perhaps fitting a baffle would help, with some back pressure?

Ps.. Yes the po had it powder coated along with frame, etc..
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