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03-03-2012 11:28 PM  9 years ago
EvoFlight50

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I didnt see where the guy asked for a lecture. More than 10-15min ride to work and its going to suck? Some of you guys just like to hear yourselves talk.

This guy sold his gsxr 1100 for 2400 because those things look like a turd crusing down the street. Take a look at how much a 2001 gsxr in great condition is going for and none of you guys are close.
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03-03-2012 11:53 PM  9 years ago
outhouse

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BUY a 600, then you need to sell for a 1000, your right!
thats what people say who dont know how to ride.

many track records are set on 600's
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03-03-2012 11:59 PM  9 years ago
outhouse

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I didnt see where the guy asked for a lecture
he is a heli brother.

If i didnt care about him id shut up and read the paper waiting for teh accident.
More than 10-15min ride to work and its going to suck?
yes, they are racing machines not commuter friendly at all.

your bent over azz in the air, and with bad body position your wrist will be sore.
This guy sold his gsxr 1100 for 2400 because those things look like a turd crusing down the street.
the bike was beautiful and its been gone almost a decade ago when they were still popular.

I sold it because I had to many bikes
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03-04-2012 12:04 AM  9 years ago
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03-04-2012 12:07 AM  9 years ago
outhouse

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this is what you learn on

http://sacramento.craigslist.org/mcy/2856094905.html

and people track these and the good riders will smoke a gszr 1000 all day, every day
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03-04-2012 01:24 AM  9 years ago
Flying Brian

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Boys, I run iron for a living. I have a very strong back. Just back and fourth"I just don't Listen" "
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03-04-2012 01:53 AM  9 years ago
outhouse

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LOL

if we didnt love you, we would care. LOL
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03-04-2012 02:20 AM  9 years ago
daletheman3

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A lot of guys have given you good advice on the price of the bike. No matter what, it is overpriced. No matter how clean it is, it just is not worth it, and it has no collector value to boost the price on that end. I don't care if I know the guy or not, if he wants more than market value for a bike, pass on and find another. They are out there.
Also, guys are telling you that that bike or bikes in that class are in NO WAY a good first bike. I will throw my vote in to say the same. I have ridden for almost 40 years now (since I was 6) and I have seen 3 guys that thought they would try a sport bike for a first ride. All three turned out bad. From a simple lay down to an extended hospital stay and partial loss of use of an arm. These were not kids either. The power these bikes can lay down is intoxicating. But that is not the reason I warn against them. You will have a close call sooner or later. And with drivers now a days the bet is it will be sooner. How you react to that close call is where you can get in trouble. Sport bikes do EVERYTHING much faster than any other type of bike. Someone switches lanes into you and your instinct is to get away from them. A sport bike will do this almost faster than you can follow when your a new rider. If your not ready or used to how a bike acts, BAM! you're on the ground. Same goes if you just happen to twist your wrist in a reactive way at the wrong time. Not saying it will happen to you, but with a sport bike you are seriously cutting your odds it wont.
I am in no way trying to rain on your fun, those bikes are a lot of fun. They are just not for a beginner. And if I did not care, I would not say a thing.
Fly it like you stole it!
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03-04-2012 04:24 AM  9 years ago
FILE IFR

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Nice post Dale, hopefully that will sink in for him.

Brian, don't let your heart (love of the clean and pampered bike), overtake your head (common sense).

.... Plus, the price he's asking is absolutely ridiculous.... seriously, it is.

BTW, I've been riding for 28(ish) years, so my advice is worth something.
Futaba.. Always Imitated, Never Duplicated.
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03-04-2012 05:45 AM  9 years ago
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Sport bikes are not great commuter bikes. There are plenty of bikes out there with plenty of power and much more comfortable and won't hit your insurance rate as hard either. How much power does a person need for commuting? A crappy little 400 will out accelerate most cars so that isn't a workable excuse. I've ridden a few sport bikes and while the performance is awesome, it is so outside the realm of realistic day to day commuting. Maybe it's because I have 4 decades under my belt but something more comfortable and useful sounds good to me. That of course is all my opinion. I just have not seen a lot of people seek out crotch rockets for commuting.
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03-04-2012 12:54 PM  9 years ago
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If you are really looking for a commuter, my experience has been that sport bikes are fun, but if you have to carry anything at all to work, a backpack and the riding postion get old pretty fast.

I found that my favorite bike for commuting was an extremely affordable Suzuki DL-650 V-Strom I picked up on consignment one day (an impulse buy). It is an ugly bike (to some) that I picked up real cheap, but it turned out to be one of my favorites for any kind of real travel.

I can't really explain it, but on long trips, the DL-650 was more comfortable and "fun" than my Kawasaki Concours. I had the large Givi top case and two big side cases, which meant that I could put my sleeping bag, pillow, clothes, extra shoes, etc all inside the hard cases and only my tent was external. The tent was in a waterproof bag.

After riding through massive storms in Charlotte, I was able to arrive at my destination (Joe Nall in SC) and setup camp without the need to dry anything.

Riding up high was great because I could see over several cars in front of me to keep an eye on what the idiot cagers were going to do next to try to kill me

I know it doesn't have the power, speed, or looks, but sometimes an ugly duckling can surprise you and become a good friend.

This is not my bike, but one like it:

Just my personal, unsolicited commuting experience. You started off saying the main purpose of a bike was commuting. Feel free to ignore my ramblings and "Conquer Your Heart" (tm Align). I know for myself, good judgement came from experience, and experience came from bad judgement, so it took me a while to be able to admit that I loved my DL-650
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03-04-2012 01:19 PM  9 years ago
Flying Brian

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Alright, you guys sold me. The bike is Not worth that money. The bike is Not going to commute all that well.

Ill keep looking....
"I just don't Listen" "
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03-04-2012 11:24 PM  9 years ago
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Guess I shouldn't mention on here I'll be picking up a 2009 ZX-14 later this month eh?

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03-05-2012 12:46 AM  9 years ago
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Ok, I'm going to chime in on this one.

I have to agree with the majority here about getting something a bit more tame as a commuter bike (as well as a first bike). That thing can get you into a serious amount of trouble before you know what's happening.

You say you know how to ride, and that's great. What have you learned on and how many times have you ridden a bike before. Have you also taken a rider safety course? Not trying to sound like an old fart here, but you would be amazed at the things you would learn even though you think you know how to ride.

All I can say is this, there are two kinds of people that ride bikes: Those that have fallen while riding and those that HAVE NOT FALLEN YET. Improve your odds of survival by not becoming a missile in the process.

I speak from experience. I've been riding bikes for almost 45 years now and have had my share of falls and near misses. No matter what you decide to do, please be careful and think wisely before you do so. One last piece of information I will offer you and anyone else that rides is RIDE LIKE YOU ARE INVISIBLE! YOU ARE!!!

Bob
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03-05-2012 01:26 AM  9 years ago
Spitfire1

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Just buy the bike its up to you how much you twist the throttle, just use the front brake and leave the rear break alone, the rear wheel will easily lift up, the rear break will only get you into trouble, the front break will also get you into trouble if you go over the handle bars, just be careful with the breaks its easy to go over the handlebars.

I had a 98 model gsxr 1100 as my second bike after only rideing an RGV pepsi replica 250 for less than a year.
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03-05-2012 01:49 AM  9 years ago
FILE IFR

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WOW

There are '2 Gallon Experts' everywhere you go I guess.
Futaba.. Always Imitated, Never Duplicated.
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03-05-2012 05:46 AM  9 years ago
Spitfire1

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Dont let them talk you out of getting a nice bike you want, just get the bike you want, rideing a POS you dont like will not make you any safer.
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03-05-2012 06:55 AM  9 years ago
BladeStrikes

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I have a show room mint 1977 Harley Sportster 1000CC (not many made) with every mod and upgrade..Has under 3000 miles on it ..
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03-05-2012 10:35 AM  9 years ago
Mike0251

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Had one of the first 01 gixxers to hit Va. Make sure your wrists and knees are in good shape if this what you want for a daily commuter. As for the power this and others make it is difficult to use and appreciate that power on a public road safely. Trackdays are another thing and an excellent place to let her rip and hone your skills as well. Once you do a trackday you most likely will never open that throttle up on the street. Be safe. By the way I settled on the RC51 for the track, handles much better than the gix.
Cheers
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