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|03-18-2017 04:52 PM|
Originally Posted by rv6john View Post
|03-17-2017 05:53 PM|
A little patience, a little luck, and you can find some GREAT deals off of CraigsList, etc.
I know I have.
Are ya feeling lucky?
|03-17-2017 03:59 PM|
This is what WB was talking about.
New bike, full warranty, etc.
That much difference is worth a weekend drive to get it.
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|03-17-2017 01:44 PM|
First time buying a bike
Ok so i've found a really good deal on a 2012 daytona yellow gsxr 750 with 191miles, but from the pictures it looks like there is an aftermarket fairing on it but i can't really tell could someone help me out?
|07-28-2016 05:23 AM|
Hey guys just a question im looking at buying a bike, ill give you the description on it :
04 GSXR 750 48,000km. Regularly serviced. The Dunlop sports max tiers have less then 400 kms on them. Brake pads front and rear brand new. Aftermarket clutch lever, foot pegs, gear shifter, front and rear brake levers. Flush to the fairing front indicators. Aftermarket exhaust makes enough noise to let traffic know you are there without being overly loud. Oggy nobs and rear race stand holders. Taller gear ratio for better acceleration standard included.
Comes with rear seat and original pegs and levers including the rear passenger pegs.
It hasnt had its 48k major service yet but had a normal service unsure if it was by them or by a mechanic. He said he dosnt do the valves untill the tappets start making noise but wouldnt that do damage? Need some advice please
|01-07-2016 05:09 PM|
|Jakksin||Hey so I'm buying a 2007 gsxr 600 tomorrow that has 15,600 miles. has sliders, two brothers m2 exhaust and aftermarket levers. I'm buying it for $2900, it has a clean title and he originally wanted $4000. Should I be worried something is wrong with it? I've heard it run and it sounds good but still.|
|12-15-2015 08:29 AM|
Originally Posted by Mike216 View Post
|12-15-2015 08:04 AM|
|Mike216||Getting back riding after 11 years of non riding due to life. It's brought just that back to me 10 fold! Bought a 2005 gsxr 1000 with 30,000 on it. Put a bunch of money, mods and a new clutch in it (waiting on a new water pump this very second) and couldn't be happier. Handles like a well tuned monster and has plenty of unpredictable power. Owned a 1994 zx7, 1996 gsxr 750, 2002 gsxr 600 in the past. I like Suzuki gsxr at any size engine as its the bike for me. I would definitely say the bike has changed my life. I didn't know I would fall in love so much with riding as I have. Still riding in 33 degree weather here in northeast Ohio. Just wanted to say hi and very happy to be a part of the community|
|10-03-2015 09:29 PM|
|sgtmat||yea that's what I thought. thanks for a quick reply. I do have an Fi light but the guy I got it from said it's the exhaust servo, probably. I'll have to get an exact code tomorrow.|
|10-03-2015 07:18 PM|
Originally Posted by sgtmat View Post
You should start a thread in the tech section with a very detailed description of what is happening.
|10-03-2015 07:03 PM|
|sgtmat||well I got my first bike today,stock k6 600, and i'm really not impressed. I don't know if something is wrong with it or it's just not that fast. i'm 5'3 135 and have a hard time getting it to rev to 10k in any gear. in neutral it'll rev up to redline just fine. I let my buddy ride it and he thinks something is off but he's coming from an R1 so maybe just used to more power. I got into it on the highway pretty hard and it struggled to get to 115. I don't know anyone with a 600 to compare.|
|02-19-2014 05:42 AM|
Where I agree with the comments about starting on a smaller bike, I fully back starting on what YOU personally feel comfortable with. My first bike was a '02 Yamaha yzf600r, I rode It for only a season (starting late June; ending oct.) and then bought a 2013 gsxr1000.. Now don't take this is a cocky statement I'm well aware that accidents happen, but so far I've been fine. Take it slow, don't push outside the comfort zone (and safety zone on public roads ) an you should be alright and for Christ sake go to a track once in awhile !
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|02-19-2014 04:15 AM|
Just got some new input to add to the discussion...
A guy I know who has years of riding experience on sport bikes told me of a time he went down with his girlfriend. They were on a 1000cc sportbike making a slow left turn and rode over a sewer cover/manhole which you may know are very slippery. He wasn't accelerating hard but when you have that kind of power it is easy to make a mistake. The rear tire slipped while crossing over the cover and they both went down. It is good that they were going slow but they still had a good dose of road rash because levi's and tennis shoes suck for motorcycle crashes. You should always wear kevlar textile or better honestly (leather).
Anyways the point is: It doesn't matter what your maturity or weight is, the supersports have enough power to get you into trouble with a simple mistake. You don't have to intentionally hotrod it to get into trouble. Experience prevents these kinds of accidents, start low and work your way up.
Obviously you've probably heard the point over & over but I thought you might find the story somewhat interesting. Watch out for slippery shit in the roadway.
|02-18-2014 08:20 AM|
I agree, starting off on a 250 is the smartest thing to do especially if you don't have any experience. I started on a 250 for about a year, got my permit and took the MSFS Class just to enhance my defensive riding skills.
|09-18-2013 02:29 PM|
Originally Posted by Kavanagh View Post
Besides it's better to learn to ride a slow bike fast than trying to ride a fast bike slew.
|09-17-2013 10:29 PM|
age over size
My first bike - 2008 CBR 1000RR
Wife's first bike - 2007 GSXR 750
My age when I got my first bike - 37
Wife's age when she got her's - (withheld for safety reasons)
The reason people usually recommend smaller engines for first bikes is because people buying a bike for the first time are usually in their early 20's - pure statistics is all. We're all bad asses at that age.
A strong sense of mortality develops as we age, and experience tempers our throttle wrists. I waited until I was almost 40 to get a street bike because I knew I would kill myself on anything bigger than a 9cc scooter. Proven in the way I rode dirt bikes and raced cars.
When asking about what size bike to get, consider your mental capacity for self preservation more so than whether you can go fast enough on a 600 or if a 1000 is too big. The size of the motor makes absolutely zero difference in your ability to control it properly - you first have to control your emotions, then the throttle. Going down at 60 mph on a scooter hurts just as bad as on a 600, 750 or 1000...
I probably sound like some old fart already, but our pursuit of a rush can be satisfied by a 250 or a 1000 equally - and so too can over-estimating our own skill, betray us on either.
damn I sound old. Just go have fun already!
|08-13-2013 02:41 AM|
Originally Posted by scott2t2 View Post
|08-04-2013 07:46 PM|
This helped alot! Just bought a 01 gsxr 600 yesterday
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|03-19-2013 07:30 AM|
|ajaffer||great post! helped me out a lot. Just bought a 2006 GSXR600|
|03-06-2013 08:01 PM|
Originally Posted by darkstofknightz View Post
Any other old guys here who remember when getting a 600 sport bike for your first bike was crazy?? And they were waaaay slower back then lol.
|01-23-2013 08:58 PM|
Originally Posted by skibum91 View Post
|04-15-2011 12:17 AM|
Originally Posted by vassago View Post
|02-07-2011 09:27 AM|
|offroad_rider2008||Well good morning brothers from different mothers, I am very new to this site and kinda new to sportbikes, I just recently purchased an '04 gsxr 1000, had to, the prices was only $3300, and it only had 7000 miles on it, what can I say right? I also own an '02 honda superhawk 996, I picked it up for $300 cash, lol, so im kinda familiar with the bigger bikes, I respect the bikes and my health to go and be stoopid, not saying anything about the cagers around me, grrr, but these are my 1st bikes other than dirt bikes that I've ridden, I count myself very lucky that I havent been involved in a crash other than having the bike fall over on my leg in the front yard, that was stoopid, lol, I'll take the blame on that 1, but as for what size bike to get, I would say to sart out small, as long as you dont look like a monkey %@#$in a football, go easy and watch out for everyone around you, just as a last thought, my 1st dirt bike was a kx500 2 stroke, still have it too, oh and thank you for allowing me to join your fine forum, good day|
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|01-11-2011 12:16 PM|
Originally Posted by JCROSS View Post
|09-11-2010 10:24 PM|
I just bought an 09 GSXR 600 burnt orange. I was told that a solo seat supposed to come with my bike. If this is so I need to ask my dealer about getting it. Did anyone else get a solo seat with their bike?
|09-10-2009 04:39 PM|
|Circa4190||There is a lot of useful information in here, and I would like to personally say thank you for enlightening me with it. I agree with people saying a 1000 is all too much for the street, hell a 600 is too much, but it's at least manageable. To me, a 600 is the perfect bike, not too much, but its not too little at the same time. Just remember with a bike of any size, take baby steps, don't just hop on and think you know everything or that bike will throw you off it. Take it slow, if you own the bike it's not like it's going anywhere so take your time, be safe, do your homework and most importantly wear your gear.|
|08-06-2009 08:19 AM|
|Xray||Fairly new to the site, just wanted to hi.|
|03-07-2009 10:53 AM|
Originally Posted by Vigilante View Post
a fool can kill himself on a 250. be careful and respect whatever you ride and things should be fine.
|03-07-2009 10:48 AM|
i sprung for the 750 as a first real bike.... too soon to say if i have made it yet.... lol
i have not crased YET but i only have been able to put just over 1000 kms on the bike and now its been in storage for 5 months cause its too freakin cold...
|03-07-2009 09:56 AM|
Thanks for the info guys.
any random info about the gsxr family or helpful tips would
Thanks alot there are alot of helpful hints on theses Fourms.
|03-06-2009 07:23 PM|
Originally Posted by gixxer32404 View Post
not so safe.
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