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==1986==
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{{DISPLAYTITLE:{{PAGENAME}} Intruder: history, specs, pictures}}
[[Image:1986-Suzuki-VS700-Black-6629-0.jpg|left|thumb|1986 Suzuki Intruder 700 (VS700) in Black]][[Image:1986-Suzuki-VS700-Black-6629-1.jpg|left|thumb|1986 Suzuki Intruder 700 (VS700) in Black]][[Image:1986-Suzuki-VS700-Black-6629-2.jpg|left|thumb|1986 Suzuki Intruder 700 (VS700) in Black]][[Image:1986-Suzuki-VS700-Black-6629-3.jpg|left|thumb|1986 Suzuki Intruder 700 (VS700) in Black]][[Image:1986-Suzuki-VS700GLF-Black-8077-0.jpg|left|thumb|1986 Suzuki VS700GLF in Black]][[Image:1986-Suzuki-VS700GLF-Black-8077-1.jpg|left|thumb|1986 Suzuki VS700GLF in Black]][[Image:1986-Suzuki-VS700GLF-Black-8077-2.jpg|left|thumb|1986 Suzuki VS700GLF in Black]][[Image:1986-Suzuki-VS700GLF-Black-8077-3.jpg|left|thumb|1986 Suzuki VS700GLF in Black]][[Image:1986-Suzuki-VS700GLF-Black-8077-4.jpg|left|thumb|1986 Suzuki VS700GLF in Black]][[Image:1986-Suzuki-VS700GLF-Black-8077-5.jpg|left|thumb|1986 Suzuki VS700GLF in Black]]
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{{Motorcycle
<br style="clear: left"/>
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|name            = Suzuki VS700
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|photo= 1986-Suzuki-VS700GLFG.jpg
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|aka              = Suzuki VS 700GL INTRUDER, Intruder 700
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|manufacturer    = Suzuki
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|parent_company  =
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|production      = 1985 - 1987
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|model_year      =
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|predecessor      =
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|successor        = [[Suzuki VS750]]
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|class            =Cruiser
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|engine          = Four stroke, 45°V-twin, SOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
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|bore_stroke      =
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|compression      = 10.0:1
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|top_speed        =108 mph
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|power            = 54.98 HP (41.0 KW) @ 7500RPM
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|torque          = 41.31 ft/lbs (56.0 Nm) @ 7250RPM
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|fuel_system      = 2 x 34 mm Mikuni CV carburetors
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|ignition        =
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|spark_plug      = {{sparkplug|NGK DP8EA-9}} '85-87
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|battery          = {{battery|YUASA YB16B-A1}} '85-87
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|transmission    = Gear box: 5-Speed <br>
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Clutch: Wet, multiplate <br>
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|final_drive      = Final Drive: Shaft
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|frame            =
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|suspension      =Front: Telescopic air assisted fork <br>
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Rear: Dual [[coil]] spring oil damped shocks, 5-way adjustable preload
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|brakes          =Front: Single disc 280 mm <br>Rear: Drum
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|front_tire      = {{tire|100/90-19}} '85-87
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|rear_tire    = {{tire|140/90-15}} '85-87
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|rake_trail      =
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|wheelbase        =
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|length          =
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|width            =
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|height          =
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|seat_height      =
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|dry_weight      =
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|wet_weight      = 217.0 kg
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|fuel_capacity    = 12 Liters / 3.2 US gal / 2.6 Imp gal
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|oil_capacity    =
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|recommended_oil= Suzuki ECSTAR 10w40
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|fuel_consumption =
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|turning_radius  =
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|related          = [[Suzuki VS750]], [[Suzuki VS800]]
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|competition      = [[Honda VT700C]]
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|oil_filter= {{oilfilter|K&N KN-138}}<ref name="kl_2019">{{cite book|title=2019 K&L Supply Co Catalog|publisher=[https://www.klsupply.com/ K&L Supply Co]|date=2019}}</ref>
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|air_filter= {{airfilter|K&N SU-7086}} `86-87<ref name="kl_2019">{{cite book|title=2019 K&L Supply Co Catalog|publisher=[https://www.klsupply.com/ K&L Supply Co]|date=2019}}</ref>
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|final_drive= Shaft ‘85-87<ref name="wps_street_2019">{{cite book|title=2019 Western Power Sports Catalog|publisher=[https://www.wps-inc.com/catalogs Western Power Sports]|date=2019}}</ref>
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}}
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The '''[[Suzuki]] VS 700''' was a Four stroke, V-twin, SOHC, 4 valves per cylinder Cruiser [[motorcycle]] produced by [[Suzuki]] from 1985 to 1987. It is more commonly known as the '''Suzuki Intruder 700'''. Max [[torque]] was 41.31 ft/lbs (56.0 Nm) @ 7250 RPM. Claimed [[horsepower]] was 54.98 HP (41.0 KW) @ 7500 RPM.  In 1987 it was replaced by the [[Suzuki VS750|Intruder 750]].
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==Engine==
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A 78.7mm [[bore]] x 78.7mm [[stroke]] result in a [[displacement]] of just 699.0 cubic centimeters. 
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==Drive==
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The bike has a 5-Speed transmission. Power was moderated via the Wet, multiplate. 
 +
 
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==Chassis==
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It came with a 100/90 H19 front [[tire]] and a 140/90 H15 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via Single disc 280 mm in the front and a Drum in the rear. The front suspension was a  Telescopic air assisted fork while the rear was equipped with a Dual [[coil spring]] oil damped shocks, 5-way adjustable preload. 
  
 
==1986 VS700GLFG==
 
==1986 VS700GLFG==
[[Image:1986-Suzuki-VS700GLFG.jpg|left|thumb|1986 Suzuki VS700GLFG]]<br style="clear: left"/>
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<gallery mode='packed-hover'>
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File:1986-Suzuki-VS700GLFG.jpg|left|thumb|1986 Suzuki VS700GLFG
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File:1986-Suzuki-VS700GLF-Black-8077-0.jpg|left|thumb|1986 Suzuki VS700GLF in Black
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File:1986-Suzuki-VS700GLF-Black-8077-1.jpg|left|thumb|1986 Suzuki VS700GLF in Black
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File:1986-Suzuki-VS700GLF-Black-8077-2.jpg|left|thumb|1986 Suzuki VS700GLF in Black
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File:1986-Suzuki-VS700GLF-Black-8077-3.jpg|left|thumb|1986 Suzuki VS700GLF in Black
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File:1986-Suzuki-VS700GLF-Black-8077-4.jpg|left|thumb|1986 Suzuki VS700GLF in Black
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File:1986-Suzuki-VS700GLF-Black-8077-5.jpg|left|thumb|1986 Suzuki VS700GLF in Black
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</gallery>
 
*V.I.N. #: JS1VP51A G2100001
 
*V.I.N. #: JS1VP51A G2100001
 
*ENGINE PREFIX: P502-
 
*ENGINE PREFIX: P502-
*ENGINE TYPE: 699cc 4 Strk. V-Twin
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*ENGINE TYPE: 699cc [[Four-stroke]] V-Twin
 
*MODEL CODE: 38A
 
*MODEL CODE: 38A
 
*COLOR. Black
 
*COLOR. Black
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==1986 VS700GLPG==
 
==1986 VS700GLPG==
[[Image:1986-Suzuki-VS700GLPG.jpg|left|thumb|1986 Suzuki VS700GLPG]]<br style="clear: left"/>
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<gallery mode='packed-hover'>
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File:1986-Suzuki-VS700GLPG.jpg|left|thumb|1986 Suzuki VS700GLPG
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File:1986-Suzuki-VS700-Black-6629-0.jpg|left|thumb|1986 Suzuki Intruder 700 (VS700) in Black
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File:1986-Suzuki-VS700-Black-6629-1.jpg|left|thumb|1986 Suzuki Intruder 700 (VS700) in Black
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File:1986-Suzuki-VS700-Black-6629-2.jpg|left|thumb|1986 Suzuki Intruder 700 (VS700) in Black
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File:1986-Suzuki-VS700-Black-6629-3.jpg|left|thumb|1986 Suzuki Intruder 700 (VS700) in Black
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</gallery>
 
*V.I.N. #: JS1VP51A G2100001
 
*V.I.N. #: JS1VP51A G2100001
 
*ENGINE PREFIX: P502-
 
*ENGINE PREFIX: P502-
*ENGINE TYPE: 699cc 4 Strk. V-Twin
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*ENGINE TYPE: 699cc [[Four-stroke]] V-Twin
 
*MODEL CODE: 38A
 
*MODEL CODE: 38A
 
*COLOR: Black, Maroon
 
*COLOR: Black, Maroon
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==1986 VS700GLEFG==
 
==1986 VS700GLEFG==
[[Image:1986-Suzuki-VS700GLEFG.jpg|left|thumb|1986 Suzuki VS700GLEFG]]<br style="clear: left"/>
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[[Image:1986-Suzuki-VS700GLEFG.jpg|left|thumb|1986 Suzuki VS700GLEFG]]
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*V.I.N. #: JS1VP51A G2100001
 
*V.I.N. #: JS1VP51A G2100001
 
*ENGINE PREFIX: P502-
 
*ENGINE PREFIX: P502-
*ENGINE TYPE: 699cc 4 Strk. V-Twin
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*ENGINE TYPE: 699cc [[Four-stroke]] V-Twin
 
*MODEL CODE: 38A
 
*MODEL CODE: 38A
 
*COLOR: Black
 
*COLOR: Black
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==1986 VS700GLEPG==
 
==1986 VS700GLEPG==
[[Image:1986-Suzuki-VS700GLEPG.jpg|left|thumb|1986 Suzuki VS700GLEPG]]<br style="clear: left"/>
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[[Image:1986-Suzuki-VS700GLEPG.jpg|left|thumb|1986 Suzuki VS700GLEPG]]
 
*V.I.N. #: JS1VP51A G2100001
 
*V.I.N. #: JS1VP51A G2100001
 
*ENGINE PREFIX: P502-
 
*ENGINE PREFIX: P502-
*ENGINE TYPE: 699cc 4 Strk. V-Twin
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*ENGINE TYPE: 699cc [[Four-stroke]] V-Twin
 
*MODEL CODE: 38A
 
*MODEL CODE: 38A
 
*COLOR: Black, Maroon
 
*COLOR: Black, Maroon
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==1987 VS700GLFH==
 
==1987 VS700GLFH==
[[Image:1987-Suzuki-VS700GLFH.jpg|left|thumb|1987 Suzuki VS700GLFH]]<br style="clear: left"/>
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<gallery mode='packed-hover'>
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File:suzuki-vs-700gl-intruder-1987-1987-2.jpg|600px|1987 Suzuki VS 700GL INTRUDER
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File:suzuki-vs-700gl-intruder-1987-1987-1.jpg|600px|1987 Suzuki VS 700GL INTRUDER
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File:suzuki-vs-700gl-intruder-1987-1987-0.jpg|600px|1987 Suzuki VS 700GL INTRUDER
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File:1987-Suzuki-VS700GLFH.jpg|left|thumb|1987 Suzuki VS700GLFH
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</gallery>
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*V.I.N. #: JS1VP51A H2100001
 
*V.I.N. #: JS1VP51A H2100001
 
*ENGINE PREFIX: P502-
 
*ENGINE PREFIX: P502-
*ENGINE TYPE: 699cc 4 Strk. V-Twin
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*ENGINE TYPE: 699cc [[Four-stroke]] V-Twin
 
*MODEL CODE: 38A
 
*MODEL CODE: 38A
 
*COLOR: Blue
 
*COLOR: Blue
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*V.I.N. #: JS1VP51A H2100001
 
*V.I.N. #: JS1VP51A H2100001
 
*ENGINE PREFIX: P502-
 
*ENGINE PREFIX: P502-
*ENGINE TYPE: 699cc 4 Strk. V-Twin
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*ENGINE TYPE: 699cc [[Four-stroke]] V-Twin
 
*MODEL CODE: 38A
 
*MODEL CODE: 38A
 
*COLOR: Black
 
*COLOR: Black
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*V.I.N. #: JS1VP51A H2100001
 
*V.I.N. #: JS1VP51A H2100001
 
*ENGINE PREFIX: P502-
 
*ENGINE PREFIX: P502-
*ENGINE TYPE: 699cc 4 Strk. V-Twin
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*ENGINE TYPE: 699cc [[Four-stroke]] V-Twin
 
*MODEL CODE: 38A
 
*MODEL CODE: 38A
 
*COLOR: Black, Maroon
 
*COLOR: Black, Maroon
 
* Unchanged features, identify by V.I.N. number
 
* Unchanged features, identify by V.I.N. number
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== Reviews ==
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Rider review:
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THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN OUR CRUISER AND THEIRS IS AS
 +
PLAIN AS BLACK AND WHITE.
 +
They could see it as soon as I rode my new Suzuki Intruder into town. No other
 +
cruiser looks as custom. No other V-twin sounds this mean.
 +
 +
No other streetbike had ever grabbed their attention like my Intruder. Chrome on
 +
chrome on chrome. From its headlight right down to its 60-spokc wheels, Intruder
 +
is mean, clean and classic.
 +
 +
And underneath Intruders heart-thumping good looks Suzuki packed the leanest 45°
 +
V-twin on the road.
 +
 +
That's what grabbed my soul.
 +
'Cause when I'm riding my Intruder
 +
I become an Intruder. It's
 +
like we were made for each other.
 +
Like we're one single moving part. Man, the difference between my
 +
Intruder and every other bike on
 +
the street is as plain as black
 +
and white.
 +
 +
 +
 +
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Another rider review:
 +
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I came across this, when looking
 +
for a used bike to get back into riding. I purchased it from its
 +
original lady owner. Maroon, pullback handlebars & one of the rare
 +
things - the snowflake cast alloy wheels. Since the used bike market
 +
was tight, I settled on this one & took the gamble on buying it on
 +
first impression & a test ride. 2 years & 10,000 miles later, it's a
 +
decision I don't regret.
 +
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V-twin engine has plenty of get up & go, very good low end take-off.
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It is cold blooded though. I do allow it to warm up before taking
 +
off, otherwise it's sluggish.
 +
 +
Nice handling & riding, Shaft drive is smooth.
 +
 +
I got rid of the factory seat, & put a Mustang Regal Duke on it.
 +
Mustang stated it would not fit my year, but if you have the model
 +
with the slightly higher factory back rest, (Mine, has the small
 +
luggage rack on it - maybe is why) it is a direct bolt-on. The only
 +
thing I had to alter, was to secure the back rest of this one piece
 +
seat to the toolbox front where it locks with heavy adhesive backed
 +
Velcro. I cut out around the toolbox lock cylinder, & also cut off
 +
the plastic pins of the toolbox front that the grommets of the
 +
original back rest would secure to. I bought an extra toolbox front,
 +
should I ever put the stock seat back on should I sell this bike, as
 +
my intention is to someday, upgrade to an 800 model, which this seat
 +
also will fit.
 +
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Having an exhaust with a pipe on each side, unlike some of the bikes
 +
equipped with stacked pipes on one side, allows for a nice pair of
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mid-sized saddlebags with no worry of getting burned from hot pipes
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- plenty of clearance. One thing I did do on this model, was find a
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plastic cap to put over the rear axle nut & wrap tape over it to
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secure, to prevent the exposed axle nut from rubbing through the
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saddlebag the side it's on.
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Pretty easy to maintain - changing engine oil, rear gear oil. I'll
 +
find out about changing coolant, as I plan on replacing the hoses
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this year, also with changing the clutch & front brake fluids. Front
 +
& rear wheels are easily removed & installed. This is another bike
 +
that does not have a center stand - a motorcycle jack is a big help
 +
& a wise investment.
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Personal dislikes - there are not too many:
 +
Bike feels bulky when pushing backwards - weight is not well
 +
distributed. My wife bought a 2008 Yamaha 650 V-Star Classic, & even
 +
though 100 lbs. heavier, it does not feel heavier.
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No tach - I have found aftermarket ones available for it, & they are
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reasonably priced.
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Having to remove the radiator cover to check the coolant level.
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5 Speed gearbox - 6th gear overdrive would have been nice to have
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had, like some of the others in its class. I'm usually in 5th gear
 +
between 35-40 mph. I'm pretty good at counting gears, but there are
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still times I think I'm in 4th, not 5th & I find myself searching to
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see if I have one left.
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Source:
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==Specifications==
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{|  class="wikitable"
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|-
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!Make Model
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|Suzuki VS 700GL Intruder
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|-
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!Year
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|1986
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|-
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!Engine Type
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|Four stroke, 45°V-twin, SOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
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|-
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!Displacement
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|699 cc / 42.7 cu in
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|-
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!Cooling System
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|Liquid cooled
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|-
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!Induction
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|2 x 34 mm Mikuni CV carburetors
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|-
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!Ignition
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|Electronic
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|-
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!Starting
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|Electric
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|-
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!Max Power
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|41.0 kW / 55 hp @ 7500 rpm
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|-
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!Max Power (at Rear Wheel)
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|36.6 kW / 49.1 hp @ 7250 rpm
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|-
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!Max Torque
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|55.9 Nm / 5.7 kgf-m / 41.2 lb-ft @ 5000 rpm
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|-
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!Transmission
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|5 Speed
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|-
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!Final Drive
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|Shaft
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|-
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!Front Suspension
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|Telescopic air assisted fork
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|-
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!Rear Suspension
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|Dual coil spring oil damped shocks, 5-way adjustable preload.
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|-
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!Front Brakes
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|Single 280 mm disc
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|-
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!Rear Brakes
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|Drum
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|-
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!Front Tire
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|100/90 H19
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|-
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!Rear Tire
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|140/90 H15
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|-
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!Dry Weight
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|206 kg / 454 lbs
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|-
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!Fuel Capacity
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|12 Liters / 3.2 US gal / 2.6 Imp gal
 +
 +
|}
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==References==
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{{reflist}}
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{{Suzuki}}
  
 
[[Category:Suzuki motorcycles|VS700]]
 
[[Category:Suzuki motorcycles|VS700]]
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[[Category:Suzuki Intruder series]]
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[[Category:Suzuki VS series]]
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[[Category:Cruisers]]

Latest revision as of 21:21, 26 November 2019

1986-Suzuki-VS700GLFG.jpg
Suzuki VS700
Manufacturer
Also called Suzuki VS 700GL INTRUDER, Intruder 700
Production 1985 - 1987
Class Cruiser
Successor Suzuki VS750
Engine
Four stroke, 45°V-twin, SOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Compression ratio 10.0:1
Top Speed 108 mph
Horsepower 54.98 HP (41.0 KW) @ 7500RPM
Torque 41.31 ft/lbs (56.0 Nm) @ 7250RPM
Fuel System 2 x 34 mm Mikuni CV carburetors
Air Filter K&N SU-7086 `86-87[1]
Spark Plug NGK DP8EA-9 '85-87
Battery YUASA YB16B-A1 '85-87
Transmission Gear box: 5-Speed
Clutch: Wet, multiplate
Final Drive Shaft ‘85-87[2]
Suspension Front: Telescopic air assisted fork
Rear: Dual coil spring oil damped shocks, 5-way adjustable preload
Brakes Front: Single disc 280 mm
Rear: Drum
Front Tire 100/90-19 '85-87
Rear Tire 140/90-15 '85-87
Weight 217.0 kg (wet)
Oil Filter K&N KN-138[1]
Recommended Oil Suzuki ECSTAR 10w40
Fuel Capacity 12 Liters / 3.2 US gal / 2.6 Imp gal
Related Suzuki VS750, Suzuki VS800
Competition Honda VT700C
Manuals Service Manual

The Suzuki VS 700 was a Four stroke, V-twin, SOHC, 4 valves per cylinder Cruiser motorcycle produced by Suzuki from 1985 to 1987. It is more commonly known as the Suzuki Intruder 700. Max torque was 41.31 ft/lbs (56.0 Nm) @ 7250 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 54.98 HP (41.0 KW) @ 7500 RPM. In 1987 it was replaced by the Intruder 750.

Engine[edit]

A 78.7mm bore x 78.7mm stroke result in a displacement of just 699.0 cubic centimeters.

Drive[edit]

The bike has a 5-Speed transmission. Power was moderated via the Wet, multiplate.

Chassis[edit]

It came with a 100/90 H19 front tire and a 140/90 H15 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via Single disc 280 mm in the front and a Drum in the rear. The front suspension was a Telescopic air assisted fork while the rear was equipped with a Dual coil spring oil damped shocks, 5-way adjustable preload.

1986 VS700GLFG[edit]

  • V.I.N. #: JS1VP51A G2100001
  • ENGINE PREFIX: P502-
  • ENGINE TYPE: 699cc Four-stroke V-Twin
  • MODEL CODE: 38A
  • COLOR. Black
  • Spoke wheels
  • Flat handlebars

1986 VS700GLPG[edit]

  • V.I.N. #: JS1VP51A G2100001
  • ENGINE PREFIX: P502-
  • ENGINE TYPE: 699cc Four-stroke V-Twin
  • MODEL CODE: 38A
  • COLOR: Black, Maroon
  • Pullback handlebars
  • Spoke wheels

1986 VS700GLEFG[edit]

1986 Suzuki VS700GLEFG
  • V.I.N. #: JS1VP51A G2100001
  • ENGINE PREFIX: P502-
  • ENGINE TYPE: 699cc Four-stroke V-Twin
  • MODEL CODE: 38A
  • COLOR: Black
  • Mag wheels
  • Flat handlebars


1986 VS700GLEPG[edit]

1986 Suzuki VS700GLEPG
  • V.I.N. #: JS1VP51A G2100001
  • ENGINE PREFIX: P502-
  • ENGINE TYPE: 699cc Four-stroke V-Twin
  • MODEL CODE: 38A
  • COLOR: Black, Maroon
  • Pullback handlebars
  • Mag wheels

1987 VS700GLFH[edit]

  • V.I.N. #: JS1VP51A H2100001
  • ENGINE PREFIX: P502-
  • ENGINE TYPE: 699cc Four-stroke V-Twin
  • MODEL CODE: 38A
  • COLOR: Blue
  • Unchanged features, identify by V.I.N. number

1987 VS700GLPH[edit]

1987 Suzuki VS700GLPH


  • V.I.N. #: JS1VP51A H2100001
  • ENGINE PREFIX: P502-
  • ENGINE TYPE: 699cc Four-stroke V-Twin
  • MODEL CODE: 38A
  • COLOR: Black
  • Unchanged features, identify by V.I.N. number

1987 VS700GLEPH[edit]

1987 Suzuki VS700GLEPH


  • V.I.N. #: JS1VP51A H2100001
  • ENGINE PREFIX: P502-
  • ENGINE TYPE: 699cc Four-stroke V-Twin
  • MODEL CODE: 38A
  • COLOR: Black, Maroon
  • Unchanged features, identify by V.I.N. number


Reviews[edit]

Rider review:

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN OUR CRUISER AND THEIRS IS AS PLAIN AS BLACK AND WHITE. They could see it as soon as I rode my new Suzuki Intruder into town. No other cruiser looks as custom. No other V-twin sounds this mean.

No other streetbike had ever grabbed their attention like my Intruder. Chrome on chrome on chrome. From its headlight right down to its 60-spokc wheels, Intruder is mean, clean and classic.

And underneath Intruders heart-thumping good looks Suzuki packed the leanest 45° V-twin on the road.

That's what grabbed my soul. 'Cause when I'm riding my Intruder I become an Intruder. It's like we were made for each other. Like we're one single moving part. Man, the difference between my Intruder and every other bike on the street is as plain as black and white.



Another rider review:

I came across this, when looking for a used bike to get back into riding. I purchased it from its original lady owner. Maroon, pullback handlebars & one of the rare things - the snowflake cast alloy wheels. Since the used bike market was tight, I settled on this one & took the gamble on buying it on first impression & a test ride. 2 years & 10,000 miles later, it's a decision I don't regret.

V-twin engine has plenty of get up & go, very good low end take-off. It is cold blooded though. I do allow it to warm up before taking off, otherwise it's sluggish.

Nice handling & riding, Shaft drive is smooth.

I got rid of the factory seat, & put a Mustang Regal Duke on it. Mustang stated it would not fit my year, but if you have the model with the slightly higher factory back rest, (Mine, has the small luggage rack on it - maybe is why) it is a direct bolt-on. The only thing I had to alter, was to secure the back rest of this one piece seat to the toolbox front where it locks with heavy adhesive backed Velcro. I cut out around the toolbox lock cylinder, & also cut off the plastic pins of the toolbox front that the grommets of the original back rest would secure to. I bought an extra toolbox front, should I ever put the stock seat back on should I sell this bike, as my intention is to someday, upgrade to an 800 model, which this seat also will fit.

Having an exhaust with a pipe on each side, unlike some of the bikes equipped with stacked pipes on one side, allows for a nice pair of mid-sized saddlebags with no worry of getting burned from hot pipes - plenty of clearance. One thing I did do on this model, was find a plastic cap to put over the rear axle nut & wrap tape over it to secure, to prevent the exposed axle nut from rubbing through the saddlebag the side it's on.

Pretty easy to maintain - changing engine oil, rear gear oil. I'll find out about changing coolant, as I plan on replacing the hoses this year, also with changing the clutch & front brake fluids. Front & rear wheels are easily removed & installed. This is another bike that does not have a center stand - a motorcycle jack is a big help & a wise investment.

Personal dislikes - there are not too many: Bike feels bulky when pushing backwards - weight is not well distributed. My wife bought a 2008 Yamaha 650 V-Star Classic, & even though 100 lbs. heavier, it does not feel heavier.

No tach - I have found aftermarket ones available for it, & they are reasonably priced.

Having to remove the radiator cover to check the coolant level.

5 Speed gearbox - 6th gear overdrive would have been nice to have had, like some of the others in its class. I'm usually in 5th gear between 35-40 mph. I'm pretty good at counting gears, but there are still times I think I'm in 4th, not 5th & I find myself searching to see if I have one left.

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Specifications[edit]

Make Model Suzuki VS 700GL Intruder
Year 1986
Engine Type Four stroke, 45°V-twin, SOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Displacement 699 cc / 42.7 cu in
Cooling System Liquid cooled
Induction 2 x 34 mm Mikuni CV carburetors
Ignition Electronic
Starting Electric
Max Power 41.0 kW / 55 hp @ 7500 rpm
Max Power (at Rear Wheel) 36.6 kW / 49.1 hp @ 7250 rpm
Max Torque 55.9 Nm / 5.7 kgf-m / 41.2 lb-ft @ 5000 rpm
Transmission 5 Speed
Final Drive Shaft
Front Suspension Telescopic air assisted fork
Rear Suspension Dual coil spring oil damped shocks, 5-way adjustable preload.
Front Brakes Single 280 mm disc
Rear Brakes Drum
Front Tire 100/90 H19
Rear Tire 140/90 H15
Dry Weight 206 kg / 454 lbs
Fuel Capacity 12 Liters / 3.2 US gal / 2.6 Imp gal


References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 2019 K&L Supply Co Catalog. K&L Supply Co. 2019. 
  2. 2019 Western Power Sports Catalog. Western Power Sports. 2019.