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Re: YOOOO

Post by fixxervi6 » Wed Apr 29, 2015 4:08 pm

I know of a few parking lots in my area, I've seen people come out and practice without getting hassled.
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Post by liquid-f4i » Wed Apr 29, 2015 4:16 pm

I'll be sure to visit those when I get accustom to whatever bike I get. :grin:
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Post by milesmiles » Wed Apr 29, 2015 4:17 pm

Yea they still do
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Re: YOOOO

Post by liquid-f4i » Wed Apr 29, 2015 4:33 pm

milesmiles wrote:Yea they still do
great, I like fairings on a bike. I still don't get why they didn't include them on it like most bikes
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Re: YOOOO

Post by nitzer » Wed Apr 29, 2015 5:45 pm

SV650 fairings are only produced aftermarket now...ie: unpainted. You can get lucky on occasion and find a factory set in good shape. I'm in the process of repairing my lower SV fairings and re-painting them in the factory silver color.
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Re: YOOOO

Post by NakedDentonite » Wed Apr 29, 2015 11:09 pm

liquid-f4i wrote:as for why I don't want a 250 is mainly because I don't want to deal with idiotic drivers, get bullied by the wind (worse than others), lack of power to leave people on the highway behind if they are being sketchy and unless its like a 08+ model(hard to find well priced) it looks funny and has the banana seat. but if it is heavily advised, but beyond that I could get over those problems if it really is the best option.

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Re: YOOOO

Post by LonestarCBR » Thu Apr 30, 2015 5:50 am

NakedDentonite wrote:
liquid-f4i wrote:as for why I don't want a 250 is mainly because I don't want to deal with idiotic drivers, get bullied by the wind (worse than others), lack of power to leave people on the highway behind if they are being sketchy and unless its like a 08+ model(hard to find well priced) it looks funny and has the banana seat. but if it is heavily advised, but beyond that I could get over those problems if it really is the best option.

What the hell is wrong with Banana seats huh?! Go look at my intro thread. YA MEANIE.
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Re: YOOOO

Post by Benitez1117 » Thu Apr 30, 2015 9:27 am

Welcome.

I myself started on an 09 Ninja 650r. Glad I did. I'm a bigger guy at 6'-1" 215lbs and felt that I would be causing a 250 to struggle too much on my 70 mile (there and back) commute. Back when I bought it, the Ninja 300 had just come out and I wanted that but didn't want to spend that much money, hence the 650. The 650 had enough oomph for me without the crazy power of a 600 and had a SUPER comfy banana seat, that at first, I wasn't fond of but grew to love.
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Re: YOOOO

Post by NakedDentonite » Thu Apr 30, 2015 11:48 am

Benitez1117 wrote:Welcome.

I myself started on an 09 Ninja 650r. Glad I did. I'm a bigger guy at 6'-1" 215lbs and felt that I would be causing a 250 to struggle too much on my 70 mile (there and back) commute. Back when I bought it, the Ninja 300 had just come out and I wanted that but didn't want to spend that much money, hence the 650. The 650 had enough oomph for me without the crazy power of a 600 and had a SUPER comfy banana seat, that at first, I wasn't fond of but grew to love.
Yeah Banana seats are comfortable! Especially for us bigger guys!
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Re: YOOOO

Post by liquid-f4i » Thu Apr 30, 2015 3:43 pm

NakedDentonite wrote:
liquid-f4i wrote:as for why I don't want a 250 is mainly because I don't want to deal with idiotic drivers, get bullied by the wind (worse than others), lack of power to leave people on the highway behind if they are being sketchy and unless its like a 08+ model(hard to find well priced) it looks funny and has the banana seat. but if it is heavily advised, but beyond that I could get over those problems if it really is the best option.

What the hell is wrong with Banana seats huh?! Go look at my intro thread. YA MEANIE.
ha, nothing really I feel like it looks kinda funny, it isn't as critical as I made it sound but I just cant take them seriously, they look so much more peaceful. but they probably are more comfortable though.
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Post by liquid-f4i » Thu Apr 30, 2015 3:51 pm

Benitez1117 wrote:Welcome.

I myself started on an 09 Ninja 650r. Glad I did. I'm a bigger guy at 6'-1" 215lbs and felt that I would be causing a 250 to struggle too much on my 70 mile (there and back) commute. Back when I bought it, the Ninja 300 had just come out and I wanted that but didn't want to spend that much money, hence the 650. The 650 had enough oomph for me without the crazy power of a 600 and had a SUPER comfy banana seat, that at first, I wasn't fond of but grew to love.
great, I was also concerned about starting on that as well. If the seats really are that comfy then I will take back all my mockery of it :ignore:
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Post by liquid-f4i » Thu Apr 30, 2015 3:51 pm

Benitez1117 wrote:Welcome.

I myself started on an 09 Ninja 650r. Glad I did. I'm a bigger guy at 6'-1" 215lbs and felt that I would be causing a 250 to struggle too much on my 70 mile (there and back) commute. Back when I bought it, the Ninja 300 had just come out and I wanted that but didn't want to spend that much money, hence the 650. The 650 had enough oomph for me without the crazy power of a 600 and had a SUPER comfy banana seat, that at first, I wasn't fond of but grew to love.
great, I was also concerned about starting on that as well. If the seats really are that comfy then I will take back all my mockery of it :ignore:
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Re: YOOOO

Post by LonestarCBR » Thu May 07, 2015 8:59 am

Here is a Suzuki Katana 600 for sale in Stephenville that would make a good and reasonably affordable fist bike. Sporty (but manageable), fully faired, pretty decent performance, and it was in much better shape than I expected it to be from the highway. A little crinkle on the exhaust cannister, and the seat has a few minor tears, but the body looks good, and tires have good tread. The for sale signs are taped on with clear tape, so that makes it look worse in the pics than it is in person. $3500 may be a little high, not sure, and I'm unsure of mileage and year model (some of the ex-Katana riders may have a better idea).
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Re: YOOOO

Post by DarcShadow » Thu May 07, 2015 9:48 am

That's one hell of a wind screen. Talk about an air brake.
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Post by BeautifulDisaster » Thu May 07, 2015 1:41 pm

Look, there's a picture of Terry taking a picture! Now that's an artsy bike!!! ;) You know, in retrospect I think I may have taken a crack at this for a 1st bike. I'm happy NOW... but in hindsight... /e cringes
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Post by liquid-f4i » Mon May 11, 2015 3:41 am

even though it's an inline 4 it would still be a okay starter bike?
NakedDentonite was right in getting me to ignore looks but I've been told that the katana has a hard time selling due to being kinda gross in the face
..... personally I don't know how to feel about the blinkers jutting out like that and reselling could be a problem if that is true.
3,500 was what I was looking to spend originally so that's good but I have about a year before I should buy a bike.
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Post by DarcShadow » Mon May 11, 2015 6:49 am

Personally I'm not a fan of them but resale shouldn't be an issue. The key selling point on Katanas is they are good first bikes and the price is almost always low. I would try and get the guy down to under $3000, you ride it for a year or so and should then be able to sell it for around $2500 or so.
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Post by LonestarCBR » Mon May 11, 2015 1:13 pm

I did all of my learning on inline fours, starting with a 550. Nothing at all wrong with doing so. I agree with DS, price of this bike needs to come down a little probably, depending on year model and mileage. It would make a really good first bike. No worries about power, too much or not enough. It would allow you to focus on learning.
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