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Hi All.

 

Am plannin to get an Intruder. Can anyone share with me a lil more info abt this bike?

 

The 1 am lookin at is a 400cc and its shaft driven. FM plater.

 

Or any Intruder riders around?

 

Cheers

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FN-Yamaha WR2, FX-Yamaha RXZ, FT-Honda Spec 1, FV-Honda Phantom 200, AW-Vespa Sprint, FBC-Suzuki DRZ-SM, FQ-Yamaha WR4, FM-Suzuki Intruder 400, FS-Honda CBX750

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what do u mean by can't ride like a chain driven? can share with me a lil more pls?

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FN-Yamaha WR2, FX-Yamaha RXZ, FT-Honda Spec 1, FV-Honda Phantom 200, AW-Vespa Sprint, FBC-Suzuki DRZ-SM, FQ-Yamaha WR4, FM-Suzuki Intruder 400, FS-Honda CBX750

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WHEN you need replacement. It all comes down to the same thing la. One spend periodically, one spend once in awhile. But note: you can't ride a shaft driven bike like a chain driven bike.

 

What do you mean? Different power delivery....? I've only ridden chain driven bikes before...

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chain driven bikes u keep wacking from standstill aka playing with pickup.. the worse situation u can find yourself in is jus a snapped chain.. no biggie.. u can do that until your chain breaks if not, your chain jus gets looser and looser due to the torque

 

for shaft driven bikes. if u keep wacking at standstill, the torque produced by the bike will wear out the splines or.. in cases where the torque is insanely powerful enough.. the shaft breaks/ snaps/ bends/ ... vmaxs moded by the crazy ang mos are capable of doing this.

 

yes it is costly to replace IF u ever need to. keyword "IF".

 

u will definately come across ppl who complain that shaft breaks easily. u gotta question their capability of taking care of their equipments.. without basic care or knowledge.. nothing will last long enough in his hands. idiots who eat noodles with a spoon wont tell you they ate it using a spoon, they'll jus complain to you to be wary of the ultra slippery noodles.. bottom line is know what you have, treat it properly and you will get the most out of it.

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Hmm, basic chain maintenance involves regular cleaning and lubricating, as well as tightening/loosening when necessary. How about for shaft drives?

 

 

when u first get your shaft driven bike, it is a good practice to go to your mech and get him to pull out the final drive unti to check. assuming your splines, gearing, shaft looks healthy or does not have excessive wear, then your mech will proceed to clean up the entire final drive free of sand, gunk dirst etc and then grease the splines for you. If u are not the hands on type, this grease application is good enough to last you for at least the entire yr if not more.

 

for periodic maintainence.. jus changing the gear oil in the final drive will do. less than 10 bucks... time wise i;m uncertain as i do not travel much with my dragstar.. gear oil still fresh after 6 mths... jhahaha..

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Hi All.

 

Am plannin to get an Intruder. Can anyone share with me a lil more info abt this bike?

 

The 1 am lookin at is a 400cc and its shaft driven. FM plater.

 

Or any Intruder riders around?

 

Cheers

 

I bought a 13 year old Intruder 400, and I could have ridden it as it was. It was reliable, needed little maintenance, and spares were readily available from KS.

 

You should see the chrome finishing on the crankcase, there was barely any tarnish despite it's age.

 

It's a heavy bike, and originally designed to be 800cc but to suit the Japanese market, a smaller 400cc engine was used. A 400cc engine is definitely inadequate to drive such a heavy bike, and the shaft drive compounded this problem. However the smooth shaft drive during cruising more than make up for it's slow acceleration.

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when u first get your shaft driven bike, it is a good practice to go to your mech and get him to pull out the final drive unti to check. assuming your splines, gearing, shaft looks healthy or does not have excessive wear, then your mech will proceed to clean up the entire final drive free of sand, gunk dirst etc and then grease the splines for you. If u are not the hands on type, this grease application is good enough to last you for at least the entire yr if not more.

 

I would agree if it's a high performance bike like the BMW GS.

 

For a cruiser, especially only 400cc, the shaft is definitely more than able to withstand the usual daily abuses.

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Thanks X-iled. Was thinking, damn, I'm too lazy to explain, then I saw your post. hahaha.

 

Shaft generally has more high end power for smoother cruising. Chain not so. Also chain have to deal with the mess.

 

There isn't one that's better than the other in the end. Look at ST11s and Vespas and Vmaxs, all shaft driven. But look at sport bikes, all chain. One's pro is another's con.

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hi Demon, where is KS?

 

I agree with you that the bike is very heavy for a class 2a. ;)

 

I bought a 13 year old Intruder 400, and I could have ridden it as it was. It was reliable, needed little maintenance, and spares were readily available from KS.

 

You should see the chrome finishing on the crankcase, there was barely any tarnish despite it's age.

 

It's a heavy bike, and originally designed to be 800cc but to suit the Japanese market, a smaller 400cc engine was used. A 400cc engine is definitely inadequate to drive such a heavy bike, and the shaft drive compounded this problem. However the smooth shaft drive during cruising more than make up for it's slow acceleration.

Past Rides

FN-Yamaha WR2, FX-Yamaha RXZ, FT-Honda Spec 1, FV-Honda Phantom 200, AW-Vespa Sprint, FBC-Suzuki DRZ-SM, FQ-Yamaha WR4, FM-Suzuki Intruder 400, FS-Honda CBX750

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which are some of the bike shops you guys would recommend to service shaldft driven cuisers of such?

also which shops to get accessories such as wind shields?

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FN-Yamaha WR2, FX-Yamaha RXZ, FT-Honda Spec 1, FV-Honda Phantom 200, AW-Vespa Sprint, FBC-Suzuki DRZ-SM, FQ-Yamaha WR4, FM-Suzuki Intruder 400, FS-Honda CBX750

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Hi kimber,

Just came across ur post, I noe it was posted in Nov 08 but just in case you are reading this, I wld like to share w u my 2 cents worth. I have ridden both the Intruder 800 and Steed 400. Although what was mentioned are mostly true, I wld say ultimately it depends on what kind of rider you are. Since you have chosen to ride a bike like the Intruder I believe you must be the sedate and easy going kind of rider, hence no abrupt pick-ups, no high speed runs to the max and such. Therefore this bike should suit you just fine. My only concern with it was that the battery compartment is located right at the bottom of the bike and can be such a hassle to remove, solution is to use "sealed battery", the ones that once you install you never take out again until they expire. Power wise, since I am a 6' 2" guy, I would say is OK, for me can power up to 140 km/h only, even though it is 800cc. THe Steed can only get up to 120 km/h tops.

If and when you are ready to ride the fast bike then go for the Hayabusa.

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Hi All.

 

Am plannin to get an Intruder. Can anyone share with me a lil more info abt this bike?

 

The 1 am lookin at is a 400cc and its shaft driven. FM plater.

 

Or any Intruder riders around?

 

Cheers

 

 

While looking 4 a Harley, I found a 800cc Intruder, shaft driven.Problem is d sound is 2 quiet n smooth,no vibration,no rattling sound but im happy.:cool:

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While looking 4 a Harley, I found a 800cc Intruder, shaft driven.Problem is d sound is 2 quiet n smooth,no vibration,no rattling sound but im happy.:cool:

 

What problem???!! If you bike is noisy,has strong vibration and rattling sound everywhere den consider problem.. haha

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While looking 4 a Harley, I found a 800cc Intruder, shaft driven.Problem is d sound is 2 quiet n smooth,no vibration,no rattling sound but im happy.:cool:

 

hmmm... ok

sound too quiet - can punch a hole in your headers near to the exhaust port, will sound loud as hell

bike too smooth - can turn in your air/fuel mixturescrew to the max, bike will be jerky as hell

no vibration - can loosen handlebar and balancer, will have alot of vibration likehell

no rattling sound - can loosen a few screws, rattling sound will be loud as hell

 

 

hope i helped u solved your problem.

 

 

wahahahhahaa

 

congrats on the nice ride.. intruder 800 is rare jus keepng it for the sake of rareness is a good enough reason to have the bike. let me know if u wanna do something extreme and radical to it... lol

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