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post #31 of 51 (permalink) Old 02-26-2009, 08:48 AM
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I'm not saying your wrong...but that is odd. It may be because the rake was changed in 2008, mine has NO problem flicking, it flicks better than my 250 did.

Like I said I did not drop the forks(much like changeing the rake) I only do so many changes at one time unless the person rides on the track. Just changing the fork oil to full synthetic shimming the shock and putting in some proper springs would have done wonders.


Not sure I would call the 250 all that flickable it turns very quick but do too much direction change at once and it starts to pogo.

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id get the 750. 1000's now a days are just redic with power. 929 was my biggest displacement bike ive owned and i cant imagine riding something with a substancial amount of power then that.
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I've got an 06 600 gsxr, which is almost exactly the same as the 750. If I had the choice, I would have gotten a Honduh. Seems like 06 gsxr 600/750 inherited a lot of problems, imo.
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eventhough i love my gix id still have to go for the honda. the honda got the best ratings this year above the new 750. dont get me wrong id love to have the 750 but i think the honda 1000 will be my next bike.
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here is something that is really making me lean toward the 750.

one night a friend and i were leaving work. he was in his car, i was on my 03 r1. (before it got stolen)

we both jumped on the freeway near my work and he took off like a bat outta hell in his car. 03 mustang cobra.

i was on my 03 r1 and going into a curve on the freeway he was booting it and i felt if i went into this corner at the current speed i would have wrecked it. so i backed off the throttle and let him blast it down. but the tires i had were pretty worn down. that could be a determining factor.

i got home and instantly felt if i had my first bike, (2004 honda cbr f4i)
i could have carved that corner insanely easier than my 03 r1.

i only had my 03 r1 for a couple months at that point but the 1000 felt like a pig to handle compared to my 600.

i know im talking about 2003 and 2004 models, technology has progressed drastically in the past few years. 07 honda cbr1000rr is putting out 175hp to the wheel. thats fckin insanely fast. so fast i feel you have to worry more about being careful if you wanna lean it over fast around some curves. 07 gsx-r 750 is puttin out 125hp. not bad but some the new 600's are putting out 110 plus. my 03 r1 put out 150 hp but was a little hefty to control.

at the end of the day, i felt i had to control my r1 more than my f4i.
i dont want that feeling in a bike. i wish i could walk into a dealer ship and just take both bikes out for a weekend each.

but then at the same time i hear 02-03 r1's are nothing like 07-09's current liter bikes. i heard that handle pretty nice.

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pm your thoughts on your bike! it may be my next 1.
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get a busa and stretch that ho.

seriously tho, i dont have an opinion on teh 1000rr, but ive ridden an 06 750 for a good spell (a 300 mile ride) and loved it. handled fantastic, even at stock settings, and the power delivery was nice and throaty, and obviously i didnt have to feather it like one would have to with a modern liter bike.

good luck in your purchase, theyre both great bikes.
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That's actually an '08, although I do prefer those to the '07's.

I would still go with the Honda, just because the GSX-R1000 had the frame recall and I'm willing to bet Suzuki uses the same welding machine for the 750 as they do the 1000.

EDIT: Darn! Beat me to it.
I cant remember which years but the 1000RR has a recall out for the clutch and I think it was burning oil bad too (for some people).

I do love hondas though, I think the RR would be a better streetbike, and i would like suzukis more if half the bikes I saw on the road werent a GSX-R, and none of those people knew how to ride.

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What other people can or can't do with their bikes is a determining factor in what you will buy and ride?

I'm pretty happy with my 750 as a street and track bike (though I think it's happier as a track bike).

OP, you might want to consider cost of maintenance. I think the 1000rr takes a 190 rear, that's going to be a bit more expensive than a 180, plus the 1k may go through tires quicker? My 750 eats tires faster than my 600 did, but I'm guessing not as fast as a 1k would.

And find out what insurance is on both as well.



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What other people can or can't do with their bikes is a determining factor in what you will buy and ride?

I'm pretty happy with my 750 as a street and track bike (though I think it's happier as a track bike).

OP, you might want to consider cost of maintenance. I think the 1000rr takes a 190 rear, that's going to be a bit more expensive than a 180, plus the 1k may go through tires quicker? My 750 eats tires faster than my 600 did, but I'm guessing not as fast as a 1k would.

And find out what insurance is on both as well.
I know you love your suzuki and everything, but I just dont want to have a bike that everyone else has.

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I've got an 06 600 gsxr, which is almost exactly the same as the 750. If I had the choice, I would have gotten a Honduh. Seems like 06 gsxr 600/750 inherited a lot of problems, imo.
They are about 150cc's apart. Which IMO makes a world of difference in handling, take offs, etc… If you’re referring to the infamous herky/jerky issue, then yeah this is a major issue. I’m fortunate enough to have not encountered this issue. This bike has been rock solid for me since the day I had it delivered.
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Honestly, to me it sounds like the 750 is a better bet for you. It's got decent power and solid, stable handling. And you won't have to concentrate as hard on riding smoothly/carefully like you would with the literbike. However, if it were me the choice would easily be the 1000RR. I simply think Honda makes better bikes than Suzuki and they feel better to me as a rider. Also, while the 750 is certainly faster than a 600, at least to me, it doesn't feel that much faster.

If you have the option, definitely sit on them both, get a feel for them. Better yet, ride them if you can. That should make the decision easy, one will feel better to you. Buy that one.
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I know you love your suzuki and everything, but I just dont want to have a bike that everyone else has.

Ok. What you are saying is, you don't want to be like other people, so you are going to let those other people determine what you buy.



I'm just fucking with you... but honestly. Think about that.

I didn't buy my suzukis b/c everyone else has one. And I'm not going to NOT get what I want just b/c other people have them.

If I go buy a Ducati, am I doing it to be "different"? And if so, why is that a better reason than getting something I like because I like it?



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If I go buy a Ducati, am I doing it to be "different"? And if so, why is that a better reason than getting something I like because I like it?
If you bought a Duc, you would have to start sipping your coffee with your pinky out.
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