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Chris Gallagher

Reviewed on June 3, 2023

Motorcycle reviewed 2000 Suzuki Marauder 800 view listing

4.3
I have a 2000 Suzuki marauder vz800 I have owned this bike for over 15 years I have done everything to this bike besides pull the motor the trick to this bike is u need to find someone who can dial the carbs in u got to no what u are doing or the bike will never run right 2 years ago me and 2 of my Harley Dav... read more
I have a 2000 Suzuki marauder vz800 I have owned this bike for over 15 years I have done everything to this bike besides pull the motor the trick to this bike is u need to find someone who can dial the carbs in u got to no what u are doing or the bike will never run right 2 years ago me and 2 of my Harley Davidson friends Road from Pittsburgh to the key west Florida hit the smokey mountains dragon tail bike ran like a dream I bought the bike with 5 thousand miles and it just turned 34 thousand miles I put a custom paint job on it changed the handle bar and I turned it into a 1 seater forward controls I run cobra drag pipes no baffles Harley riders don't want to ride beside me the bikes so loud wish there was a way to post pictures I would of my 2000 Suzuki marauder vz800
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4.0
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Ron and Wendy Lamirande

Ottawa Valley, Ontario

Reviewed on July 18, 2011

Motorcycle reviewed 2000 Suzuki Marauder 800 view listing

5.0
After 30 years off cycles,on May 1 2011, the thrill came back. At 62, I took the plunge and bought a 2000 Marauder (black and fully dressed), with 9,800 miles on the odometer. What a beauty, runs great and sounds great. The only problem right now is, sharing it with my wife (I'm retired so I own the bike w... read more
After 30 years off cycles,on May 1 2011, the thrill came back. At 62, I took the plunge and bought a 2000 Marauder (black and fully dressed), with 9,800 miles on the odometer. What a beauty, runs great and sounds great. The only problem right now is, sharing it with my wife (I'm retired so I own the bike weekdays and it's hers weekends). I hope to buy a second Marauder in the spring. We live in a small village, so it's not a problem to ride 2-up on our country roads and not see a car for miles. We are having a BLAST. Stay safe and enjoy your rides.
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Darren

Pasadena, Newfoundland

Reviewed on May 8, 2010

Motorcycle reviewed 2000 Suzuki Marauder 800 view listing

5.0
Bought this bike used, but in mint condition. So far I am very impressed. Comfortable ride, though the seat gets a little painful after a couple hours, but by that time it's ready to be re-fuelled anyway. I would definitely recommend swapping the stock 15-tooth front sprocket for a 16-tooth. It'll reduce the ... read more
Bought this bike used, but in mint condition. So far I am very impressed. Comfortable ride, though the seat gets a little painful after a couple hours, but by that time it's ready to be re-fuelled anyway. I would definitely recommend swapping the stock 15-tooth front sprocket for a 16-tooth. It'll reduce the revs at highway speed. didn't like the stock mirrors...they look like something off a '70's trail-bike. The after-market mirrors I bought aren't quite wide enough, so I am waiting on a set of mirror extensions from Spacer Jim. Any Marauder owner should check out his site. He fabricates anything you'll need to make your Marauder (and other bikes) more comfortable, and powerful (he sells jet kits, too). Overall, I am very pleased with my 'Rauder. It gets a lot of comments, especially about the stock paint scheme, and the great condition of the bike.
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walbrooke

randallstown, Maryland

Reviewed on January 30, 2007

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5.0
This is my first bike and I am learning to ride on it. I love the bike. It looks great and runs great. Once it gets warmed up in the cold weather we have here in Maryland, I will get to ride a lot more.... read more
This is my first bike and I am learning to ride on it. I love the bike. It looks great and runs great. Once it gets warmed up in the cold weather we have here in Maryland, I will get to ride a lot more.
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Lance Hurrell

Victoria, British Columbia

Reviewed on July 15, 2005

Motorcycle reviewed 1999 Suzuki Marauder 800 view listing

5.0
I purchased my '99 VZ800X in April'05 with only 1900 kms,(yes,1900)so it was basically still brand new. Since completing a motorcycle course ,6 weeks ago I've racked up 1800 kms(that's about 1100 miles for our friends in the U.S.) and I'm still going strong. I read some reviews from other Marauder owners, and... read more
I purchased my '99 VZ800X in April'05 with only 1900 kms,(yes,1900)so it was basically still brand new. Since completing a motorcycle course ,6 weeks ago I've racked up 1800 kms(that's about 1100 miles for our friends in the U.S.) and I'm still going strong. I read some reviews from other Marauder owners, and most of what was said is true. Foot controls are too close, and the seat becomes very uncomfortable after about an hour or so, of steady riding. At 6'3" I realize that maybe I should have been looking at bigger bikes, but the looks and styling of the Marauder made it hard to walk away. I catch people checking the bike out whenever I'm at a stop in traffic, and the occassional "nice bike" comments are a bonus too. I love the way this bike rides on the back roads and highways, but I often find myself looking for that extra gear. This bike is deffinately not a corner carver but it makes up for this with its acceleration on the straightaways. No immediate plans for upgrades this summer but over the winter I plan to put on custom foot pegs and possibly a new seat(Mustang ?) to raise the comfort level a little. I can't see myself trading in this bike for anything else anytime soon.
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KJW

Calgary, Alberta

Reviewed on September 30, 2004

Motorcycle reviewed 2000 Suzuki Marauder 800 view listing

5.0
The Marauder is a great entry level cruiser. The liquid cooled 800cc V-Twin is both powerful & reliable. I get lots of compliments on the bike whenever I ride it. I would highly recommend opting for the Suzuki Gel Seat, the stock one is not for long rides.... read more
The Marauder is a great entry level cruiser. The liquid cooled 800cc V-Twin is both powerful & reliable. I get lots of compliments on the bike whenever I ride it. I would highly recommend opting for the Suzuki Gel Seat, the stock one is not for long rides.
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Don C

Tannersville, Pennsylvania

Reviewed on June 7, 2004

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5.0
I bought mine in 2001 and I have driven it a few miles shy of 12,000 at this point. The cost of the bike can't be beat, and there is a good amount of after market parts available for the bike as well. Cons: The seat is shaped like a brick, looks like a brick, and feels like a brick, therefore, it must be a ... read more
I bought mine in 2001 and I have driven it a few miles shy of 12,000 at this point. The cost of the bike can't be beat, and there is a good amount of after market parts available for the bike as well. Cons: The seat is shaped like a brick, looks like a brick, and feels like a brick, therefore, it must be a brick. The only other con would be that the pegs touch the ground on hard turns.
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NoOne

Tyler, Texas

Reviewed on June 5, 2004

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5.0
Recently purchased a 2001 Marauder with 1,875 miles, Burgandy, Cobra slashpipes/carb jet kit. The first thing that struck me was the looks, great looking bike! I have received many compliments in the short period of time that I have owned it. Even had one "nice harley" remark. Roll on the throttle a... read more
Recently purchased a 2001 Marauder with 1,875 miles, Burgandy, Cobra slashpipes/carb jet kit. The first thing that struck me was the looks, great looking bike! I have received many compliments in the short period of time that I have owned it. Even had one "nice harley" remark. Roll on the throttle and the bike responds. Only CONS I have are, like most others THE SEAT! What were they thinking? Its like sitting on a piece of granite! Crosswinds and semis call for some white-knuckle riding, and the low handlebars take a bit of getting used to (for me anyway). Over all I am very, very pleased with my new toy. When I'm not riding, I spend most of my spare time polishing the bike.
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Paul McKenzie

Ashland, Kentucky

Reviewed on May 12, 2004

Motorcycle reviewed 2000 Suzuki Marauder 800 view listing

5.0
I just sold my 800 Intruder mainly because I didn't like the riding position. I had no complaints at all with the 800 and loved the acceleration, as well as the looks. I was hoping to find another bike with comparable performanfce and found a used Marauder 800. Turns out that the Marauder has the same engine ... read more
I just sold my 800 Intruder mainly because I didn't like the riding position. I had no complaints at all with the 800 and loved the acceleration, as well as the looks. I was hoping to find another bike with comparable performanfce and found a used Marauder 800. Turns out that the Marauder has the same engine as the 800 Intruder, but has a more laid back position. I'm thrilled with the Marauder and feel it is a step-up from the 800 Intruder, which costs more. Buy a Marauder and you won't be disappointed.
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Ryan K.

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Reviewed on March 25, 2004

Motorcycle reviewed 1999 Suzuki Marauder 800 view listing

5.0
I just bought a used 1999 Marauder and only gone about 50 miles. The only previous riding experience I've had was about 30 minutes on an old 125 Honda dirt bike, so you could basically say I have never ridden before. This bike is sweet! It has more than enough power for a beginner but is still not too torqu... read more
I just bought a used 1999 Marauder and only gone about 50 miles. The only previous riding experience I've had was about 30 minutes on an old 125 Honda dirt bike, so you could basically say I have never ridden before. This bike is sweet! It has more than enough power for a beginner but is still not too torquey or jerky. When you get on it you better hang on cause you'll be at 70mph in a heartbeat. Mine has Cobra straight pipes, the mirrors have been moved to the end of my handlebars, and the front signals are relocated to the frame next to the radiator. To sum it up in three words: Too Much Fun!
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