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BT's Bike Thread

Discussion in 'Motorcycles' started by BrokenTusk, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. Apr 14, 2012 at 3:06 PM
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    krap22

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    Yes, Suzuki makes the GSXR 600, 750 and 1000.

    Other bikes you should look at are the Ducati 996, 998 and 1098. They are some BadAss bikes with some of the best sound you will ever hear coming from a bike.
     
  2. Apr 14, 2012 at 3:11 PM
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    yep, that 750 is what i was going after when i bought the 1000, just couldnt find any used. and i bet the sv 1000 is super docile compared to the TL. i wouldnt even compare the 2, thats why i was amazed when the reference was made about the SV being the new TL.

    And yeah, Krap is spot on, the saftey wiring is to keep any bolts from backing out from vibration. Mainly on fluid plugs but pretty much on every other bolt on the motor... oil pan, headers, calipers, etc. I've cut half them off doing routine maintenance . each bolt head has a small hole in it and there are two wires braided together, one goes thru the hole and one goes around it then they meet back up and are braided together again, they daisy chain from bolt to bolt.
     
  3. Apr 14, 2012 at 3:12 PM
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    I don not doubt either of these statements one bit. :cool:
     
  4. Apr 14, 2012 at 3:48 PM
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    BrokenTusk

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    The GSXR is Suzuki's only crotch rocket eh?

    True, but aren't Ducati's like the Porsches of the bike world?? I'd hate to have to deal with excessively expensive parts and upgrades.. Plus the initial are and leg cost
    Even the Engine bolts?? how would you be able to work on them with everything wired like that? You'd have to use wrenches all the time, zero ratchets.
     
  5. Apr 14, 2012 at 4:05 PM
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    nah, just say fuck it and cut the wires and never look back. i have no time for the track anyway.

    and yeah the gsxr is the only full fairing suzuki sport bike. Any of the current sport bikes made by the big 4 are going to be highly competitive with each other. there are differences, but in terms of overall performance and reliability....kind of the same. however i can never get myself to like the newer kawasakis and i dont know why
     
  6. Apr 14, 2012 at 4:06 PM
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    I hear you, from what I've seen, not a fan of their styling.

    Still thinking R-1 just cause of the longer frame though.
     
  7. Apr 14, 2012 at 4:11 PM
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    thats what i meant to add , the big differences are the rider positioning, although new rear sets can do wonders.
     
  8. Apr 14, 2012 at 4:17 PM
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    a corbin seat will make a world of difference too.
     
  9. Apr 14, 2012 at 4:18 PM
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    *snicker* Corbin seat *snicker*
     
  10. Apr 14, 2012 at 4:31 PM
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  11. Apr 14, 2012 at 9:45 PM
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    One of the better moments im my life that's for sure lol. The thing was downright scary, Being passenger is the worst.

    I have a DR650 right now, its pretty sweet for hopping curbs and general street douchebaggery but in the end its a slow heavy pig. One thing it is good at is the twisties though, even with knobies I can almost drag the pegs on a nice paved road.
     
  12. May 31, 2012 at 12:14 PM
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    IT HAS COME TO THIS!!

    Utilizing the latest in being kick ass technology, I had PAID OFF MY TACO THIS MORNING!!! :woot: :woot:

    Though a friend of mine informed me I will be paying for taco regardless for the rest of my life.. :rolleyes:

    Seriously starting research, as I plan to be knowledgeable enough to buy in aprox. 2 months or so. Still wanting a street sports/ touring bike I can do a build on. Liking the frame lengths of the Yamaha R-1 (1000cc), but kinda liking the 38 MPG's on the Yami FZ8(800cc) and thinking an 800 will be plenty.

    R1 Specs:
    http://www.yamaha-motor.com/sport/products/modelspecs/6/0/specs.aspx

    FZ8 Specs:
    http://www.yamaha-motor.com/sport/products/modelspecs/652/0/specs.aspx
     
  13. May 31, 2012 at 12:19 PM
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    If you buy a bike that doesn't have the letter R in the model name, your insurance premiums will be cut in half.
     
  14. May 31, 2012 at 12:23 PM
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    Also good to know.

    I wont sacrifice performance just for looks so I'm open to all makes and models. Kinda thinking a 1300cc Touring bike..

    http://www.yamaha-motor.com/sport/products/modelspecs/180/0/specs.aspx
     
  15. May 31, 2012 at 12:24 PM
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  16. May 31, 2012 at 12:33 PM
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    Either of those bikes should get 40+ mpg. Bikes are really bad for mpg depnding on your right wrist. If i drive normally i can get 40-45. If i drive it hard, i get 25.

    ^^ this

    :puke: that thing is a monstrosity.

    Marcel, you need to get out and test ride bikes. Especially at your height, there are bikes that may look awesome, but they won't fit you. Sport bikes are designed for guys 5'9" not 6'6". a test ride will be the best way for you to find out what fits you and what makes you grin (huge factor right there, that is why i have a 13 year old pig for a bike).

    If you've never ridden a sport bike, anything 600 or bigger will give you a hell of a ride. The 600 will be more forgiving when you hammer on the throttle.
     
  17. May 31, 2012 at 12:41 PM
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    I am 6 foot 5 and can ride this all day. I absolutely love this bike.
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  18. May 31, 2012 at 12:45 PM
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    ^^ This.

    Don't eliminate any bikes because you think theyre out of your price range. I ride a Ducati myself and have had no "premium" expenses. And these days modern sport bikes R-1, GSXR-1k's are the same price as the European bikes (Ducati, Aprilia, BMW).

    The L-twin engines of the Ducatis can put a smile on your face and a stiffness in your pants pretty quickly with their torque and will definitely have a unique deep sound. Unless you favor the bumblebee sound of the Japanese bikes...
     
  19. May 31, 2012 at 12:56 PM
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    The Ninja is a 600 right??
    Make/Model? Your pic doesn't show up for me :(
    Honestly I haven't really looked into the "Premium" bikes, I didn't even know they were comparable, I thought they were quite a bit pricier.
     
  20. May 31, 2012 at 12:57 PM
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    Also I want something that I can fit a girl on the back too. God knows I lug enough of them around with me!
     
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