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post #151 of 202 (permalink) Old 03-04-2010, 11:34 PM
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read some info on the fz6r and i'm really diggin it
Great bike, very adjustable to the rider. I sat on one and I really liked it, but I never got to ride it.

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Great bike, very adjustable to the rider. I sat on one and I really liked it, but I never got to ride it.
I've decided, the FZ6R is the bike i want. I love the specs, the reviews are great and it looks awesome. I can only see my problem would be finding a used one since the 6r was introduced in 2009 model year and since it's not like a bike people would get easily tired of it may be hard to find used. Sure I could afford new, but i dont wanna mess up a new bike if i drop the thing which i will probably surely do if not more than once. So, pending a sit down on the bike i think i've made my choice. Thanks guys, btw chad stop suckin so much in COD lol.
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Thanks guys, btw chad stop suckin so much in COD lol.
I actually have a life...

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oh please i work 40 hours a week all u do is go to school and u still suck!
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oh please i work 40 hours a week all u do is go to school and u still suck!
Did Lowbalt put any pics of my new subs on BBM?

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so took my MSF course this past weekend and i passed the written test with a 90 and got the 2nd highest score on the driving. Figure 8's were probably the biggest bitch to figure out but i nailed it on the exam so i just need to take the DMV's written test and the license is mine. Also i ordered my first helmet today and goin bike shopping in april.
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i have been hovering here for awhile and i decided to register and make my first post. i think anyone who would go get one of these insanly fast bikes for their first bike is misinformed. also any dirt experience does not mean squat on the street. asphalt is way different from dirt. not to mention all the cars and other distractions.

ok so i want to recomend a good bike thats been very good to me as my first bike. especially for those of us that are crossing over from the dirt world. the kawasaki klx 250s or klx 250sf depending on whether you will be doing more street or dirt riding. its definatly on the slow end of the spectrum. my one ton dually truck does a quicker quarter mile but its so fun on the twisty backroads you wont care your doing the speed limit.
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I found myself an FZ6R used for $6k but I think i can get them down to 5.5

Actually I stumbled apon it at a honda dealer while snooping around since they have a good selection of gear
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This thread is pretty much what I was looking for. Despite all the arguing in my head screaming "just get a 600 and be careful!" I've honestly decided that I would rather not take the chance and start out on something a little more respectable for me. I'm gonna take the MSF course before too long, and I guess that'll give me a chance to see what I like in terms of styling and seat position, but as of right now, that GS500 is looking like something I would have in mind.

Thanks for the great thread.
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I am interested in purchasing my first sportbike, I've driven a friends "03" GSXR-750 and thought it fit and drove pretty well. My dilemma is that I'm 6'4" and about 200lbs. Should this play any part in my picking a bike? Is a 750 a good size for me or should i go a little bigger? Thank you in advance.

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i just want to say thanks to this site overall and thanks to this thread. I'm a beginner, never really rode a motorcycle other than a small dirtbike a couple of times. I'm definately going to take a beginner's course but was wondering, with money not really being an issue...would you choose the 2010 hyosung 250R, Ninja 250R, or a Ducati Monster 696(if that's even in the running as a starter) as a good first new bike. i'm only 5'8 approx 140lbs but athletic. thanks for any info you can give.
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I am interested in purchasing my first sportbike, I've driven a friends "03" GSXR-750 and thought it fit and drove pretty well. My dilemma is that I'm 6'4" and about 200lbs. Should this play any part in my picking a bike? Is a 750 a good size for me or should i go a little bigger? Thank you in advance.
no. get a ninja 650R. it is a suitable first bike. the gixxer 750 is NOT
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i just want to say thanks to this site overall and thanks to this thread. I'm a beginner, never really rode a motorcycle other than a small dirtbike a couple of times. I'm definately going to take a beginner's course but was wondering, with money not really being an issue...would you choose the 2010 hyosung 250R, Ninja 250R, or a Ducati Monster 696(if that's even in the running as a starter) as a good first new bike. i'm only 5'8 approx 140lbs but athletic. thanks for any info you can give.
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get the ninja 250
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i just want to say thanks to this site overall and thanks to this thread. I'm a beginner, never really rode a motorcycle other than a small dirtbike a couple of times. I'm definately going to take a beginner's course but was wondering, with money not really being an issue...would you choose the 2010 hyosung 250R, Ninja 250R, or a Ducati Monster 696(if that's even in the running as a starter) as a good first new bike. i'm only 5'8 approx 140lbs but athletic. thanks for any info you can give.
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Go for the 250 ninja. im 5'10 185, and the bike gets up and goes just fine. Im fairly comfortable sitting and riding on it and its been very forgiving.

Plus, lots of people look for 250's so you can ride it for a season, and then sell it off for probably close to what you paid for it, especially if you go used then upgrade.

I found my 88 ninja 250 for 700 bucks on craigslist in good working order with new tires, so its fairly cheap to get one and insurance is 100 bucks a year =) cant go wrong with that
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