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I just bought a 04' E model and one of my friends is interested in getting the S. We've looked at the literature and are wondering what the reallife differences are.

Doug

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If you look at Suzuki's website it says exactly but mainly is Different carb, cams, compression ratio, gas tank, gearing and intake. Obvious differences are no blinkers, mirriors, brake light ect.

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Tires S has radiator fans and Speedo and different exhaust and if it is a pre 02 a different suspension. Those are basically the main differences. If you got a California E there arnt that many things that are different.

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I bought the bike from International Motorcycle Brokers so it's a Canadian version. The only difference between US seems to be lots of reflectors that I removed first thing. The bike will be used in Arizona.

My question was more of the suspension and power differences, I've heard that the front is softer in the S model. If you drove the E and S one after the other what differences would you notice.

Doug

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the S has a 36mm cv carb vs the E 39mm fcr.

the S has lower compression via a 3 layer bas gasket

the S has milder cams,3mm smaller head pipe and lower rev limit.

the suspension is the same on the 02 and later models.

riding them back to back the E will feel way faster.

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Two things to consider.. Even with the same suspension (burned,, was thinking the s had a different rear spring... 5.6?) But any way, even if they had the same suspension,, they will feel way different, due to weight differences. E to S

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my favorite difference between E and S is the fatter footpegs on the E. they feel like running boards--nice!!!

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