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Bobman64, im 5'6 and i ride a 96 gsxr 750, i can get both feet on the ground just fine. in regards to this thread, I've been driving high performance sports cars for years, cars up to 600 whp, nothing could have prepared me for riding a 750 for the first time, it was terrifying, easily faster than anything on four wheels. I think that, given my experience anybody who wants to start on a 600 may reconsider very quickly once they scare the crud out of themselves. you can get in trouble pretty fast on a 250 if your spacing out, triple the horspower and if you blink or sneeze or panic you might have serious trouble.
 

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like my name says i wish i had one i just read every post in here and i think that it might just save my life i was once of those " a 600 will leave me wanting more" but after reading this im going to go with a 600 or a lesser learner bike ive had some experience with dirt bikes and quads but i now see this a whole new ball game and i was wondering about the height to cause im only 5'6" and that question was answered thanks guys
 

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you can get in trouble pretty fast on a 250 if your spacing out, triple the horspower and if you blink or sneeze or panic you might have serious trouble.
You aint kidding!! I happen to be a VIOLENT sneezer. Im always worried about that when im riding. Anyone else have this problem?
 

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Well to start with if your new, you should start with something safe, for you will have to obtain skill before you go big and fast. Anyone can switch gears and twist a throttle, but you have to know your limits. So buy what you think you like but smaller!:thumbup:
 

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cmn ways to drop bike

Whats the most common way people drop their bike?
I've seen people turning really slow and accidentally lock up the front break. Bike falls right over. Not paying attention and forgetting to put down the kickstand always worked. Also, when you stop, watch where you put your foot. If you put your foot in dirt or sand you may end up doing the splits ontop of your fallen bike. There's probably more...
 

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I've seen people turning really slow and accidentally lock up the front break. Bike falls right over. Not paying attention and forgetting to put down the kickstand always worked. Also, when you stop, watch where you put your foot. If you put your foot in dirt or sand you may end up doing the splits ontop of your fallen bike. There's probably more...
Another is just trying to walk your bike in your garage or drive way and just loosing balance due to a weight shift, and boom, theres a few hundred dollar fix:headshake because you lost your footing or cant hold your bike up.
 

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ok, i know this probably sounds reallly stupid, cause its probably really obvious, but what is the little bottle on the handle bars hold?:headscrat
 

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I hate when newbies say they want a 1000. It's this macho-ism that leads to them dropping their bike or worse. I've been riding for 7 years and I've had 3 bikes, all 600's. It's all the power I need.
 

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Have you thought about what you want for a bike and the gear you plan on getting?
yea, im found a 2005 r6 a guy locally is selling, Raven with blue flame exaust, 3000 miles for $6000, so im trying to get that asap. I constantly look at gear because thats all I hear you guys talking about so I found a leather icon jacket i want, not sure the name of it, just all black, nothing fancy, alpinestar gloves, and im not sure about what kind of helmet yet, all depends on how cheap I can find a good one, and by that i mean shoei suomy or arai...
 

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hey i still havent gotten a bike yet but i dont think i want to start with a 600..i was thinking a 750 because im a little tall...over 6ft and i think im too big for a 600...im not going to be macho and try to get a 1k but i think a 750 would be good for me....ive been around toys all my like and know how to respect them. just because you have over 140hp doesnt mean you always need to use it all...specially just starting off..sound good?
 

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hey i still havent gotten a bike yet but i dont think i want to start with a 600..i was thinking a 750 because im a little tall...over 6ft and i think im too big for a 600...im not going to be macho and try to get a 1k but i think a 750 would be good for me....ive been around toys all my like and know how to respect them. just because you have over 140hp doesnt mean you always need to use it all...specially just starting off..sound good?
1000 is 2 small for U. Get a BUSA instead :infrandom
 

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hey i still havent gotten a bike yet but i dont think i want to start with a 600..i was thinking a 750 because im a little tall...over 6ft and i think im too big for a 600...im not going to be macho and try to get a 1k but i think a 750 would be good for me....ive been around toys all my like and know how to respect them. just because you have over 140hp doesnt mean you always need to use it all...specially just starting off..sound good?
Size won't really make a difference. All Suzuki Supersports are basically the exact same size. Only the 1000 is a tiny bit wider due to the bigger exhausts on both sides. Seat height is exactly the same for 600, 750 and 1000, and if you think you need more power because you are tall, I don't think you have tested a 600 yet. Rev it up and it IS fast... Other than that, I think a 750 is a good choice as well.

GSX-R 600:
Overall Length: 2040mm (80.3 in.)
Overall Width: 715mm (28.1 in.)
Overall Height: 1125mm (44.3 in.)
Seat Height: 810mm (31.9 in.)
Ground Clearance: 130mm (5.1 in.)
Wheelbase: 1400mm (55.1 in.)
Dry Weight: 161 kg (354 lbs) CA Spec: 162 kg (357 lbs.)

GSX-R 750:
Overall Length: 2040mm (80.3 in.)
Overall Width: 715mm (28.1 in.)
Overall Height: 1125mm (44.3 in.)
Seat Height: 810mm (31.9 in.)
Ground Clearance: 130mm (5.1 in.)
Wheelbase: 1400mm (55.1 in.)
Dry Weight: 163 kg (359 lbs) CA model: 164 kg (361 lbs.)

GSX-R 1000:
Overall Length: 2045mm (80.5 in)
Overall Width: 720mm (28.3 in.)
Overall Height: 1130mm (44.5 in.)
Seat Height: 810mm (31.9 in.)
Ground Clearance: 125mm (4.9 in.)
Wheelbase: 1415mm (55.7 in.)
Dry Weight: 172 kg (379 lbs.)
 

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Size won't really make a difference. All Suzuki Supersports are basically the exact same size. Only the 1000 is a tiny bit wider due to the bigger exhausts on both sides. Seat height is exactly the same for 600, 750 and 1000, and if you think you need more power because you are tall, I don't think you have tested a 600 yet. Rev it up and it IS fast... Other than that, I think a 750 is a good choice as well.

GSX-R 600:
Overall Length: 2040mm (80.3 in.)
Overall Width: 715mm (28.1 in.)
Overall Height: 1125mm (44.3 in.)
Seat Height: 810mm (31.9 in.)
Ground Clearance: 130mm (5.1 in.)
Wheelbase: 1400mm (55.1 in.)
Dry Weight: 161 kg (354 lbs) CA Spec: 162 kg (357 lbs.)

GSX-R 750:
Overall Length: 2040mm (80.3 in.)
Overall Width: 715mm (28.1 in.)
Overall Height: 1125mm (44.3 in.)
Seat Height: 810mm (31.9 in.)
Ground Clearance: 130mm (5.1 in.)
Wheelbase: 1400mm (55.1 in.)
Dry Weight: 163 kg (359 lbs) CA model: 164 kg (361 lbs.)

GSX-R 1000:
Overall Length: 2045mm (80.5 in)
Overall Width: 720mm (28.3 in.)
Overall Height: 1130mm (44.5 in.)
Seat Height: 810mm (31.9 in.)
Ground Clearance: 125mm (4.9 in.)
Wheelbase: 1415mm (55.7 in.)
Dry Weight: 172 kg (379 lbs.)



i really didnt know there were that close in size..thats very interesting.. i was looking at a 99 srad 750 with 14k for 4k...i know about the 2nd gear problem it could have but i really like the srad's...specially this one..its the black and gold 750.....
 

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i am curious as I am about 6"4 250 and i was planning on purchasing a 07 gsx-r 600 to start off with since my real only experience is dirtbiking.

would that be a good fit for myself (size+power wise)? looking at certain specs it seems the body size is the same as the 750 according to the suzuki website

was planning to trade up once i get comfertable on the 600. good move or not?

id like to stay with suzuki of course :)
 

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Good info for a newbe

There has been a lot of good insight given here in this thread. I too am looking for my first bike and thought the 750 would give me something to grow into, but not after reading all the opinions here. I have no real riding experance and will use my bike for transportation. If you need to get to work, might as well get there on a good bike. The 600 is looking better and better now. Thanks for everyones .02
Keep it coming.
 
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