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Post by fixxervi6 » Mon Apr 27, 2015 12:21 pm

DarcShadow wrote:F4i isn't too tame or heavy, but like any I4, keep the revs under 8 or 9 grand and it's pretty docile.
tame compared to a 600rr no? heavier, little less power, lower rev limit

edit: by tame I don't mean slow, I mean it's not a twitchy bitch putting down lots of power that will get you in trouble as fast as you can blink
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Post by Stardog » Mon Apr 27, 2015 12:21 pm

milesmiles wrote:dat ninja 300.
Too expensive for a Ninja 250.
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Post by LonestarCBR » Mon Apr 27, 2015 12:22 pm

Some has what appears to be a Kat 750 for sale at O'Rielly's here in town.

And only Suzuki guys would compare a Kat 750 and a CBR600. :-)
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Post by fixxervi6 » Mon Apr 27, 2015 12:23 pm

LonestarCBR wrote:Some has what appears to be a Kat 750 for sale at O'Rielly's here in town.

And only Suzuki guys would compare a Kat 750 and a CBR600. :-)
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Post by DarcShadow » Mon Apr 27, 2015 12:24 pm

fixxervi6 wrote:
DarcShadow wrote:F4i isn't too tame or heavy, but like any I4, keep the revs under 8 or 9 grand and it's pretty docile.
tame compared to a 600rr no? heavier, little less power, lower rev limit

edit: by tame I don't mean slow, I mean it's not a twitchy bitch putting down lots of power that will get you in trouble as fast as you can blink
A little, but not by much, F4i is just an older version of the 600rr, and with Honda not really developing/changing their bikes much the last several years they may be even closer related than a 10 year old bike would normally be.
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Post by fixxervi6 » Mon Apr 27, 2015 12:27 pm

A few of us have trailers, if you find a bike you want hit us up we can help check it out and haul for you if you need it.
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Post by Stardog » Mon Apr 27, 2015 1:00 pm

Yeah you want to take someone with you. Even now, 6 motorcycles in, I won't buy a bike without someone with me. Too easy to get excited and buy something junky.
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Post by milesmiles » Mon Apr 27, 2015 1:34 pm

Stardog84 wrote:Yeah you want to take someone with you. Even now, 6 motorcycles in, I won't buy a bike without someone with me. Too easy to get excited and buy something junky.
yea, you might end up with a buell or something
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Post by fixxervi6 » Mon Apr 27, 2015 1:38 pm

milesmiles wrote:
Stardog84 wrote:Yeah you want to take someone with you. Even now, 6 motorcycles in, I won't buy a bike without someone with me. Too easy to get excited and buy something junky.
yea, you might end up with a buell or something
for the record when I went with him he came back with a GSXR
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Post by dufremle » Mon Apr 27, 2015 1:52 pm

I tried to talk him out of the Buell, but he was dead set on it.
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Post by Stardog » Mon Apr 27, 2015 1:55 pm

fixxervi6 wrote:for the record when I went with him he came back with a GSXR
Then I sold it for the bike that I wanted, rather than the one that seemed smart. :idea:
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Post by NakedDentonite » Mon Apr 27, 2015 2:29 pm

I'll throw my .02 in. I would not recommend an inline 4 as your first machine. You need to worry about learning good riding habits and constantly scanning for danger and not worrying about hitting a sudden torque curve or having to be so careful with your right wrist.

You hve so many options now. Sports Vtwin, parallel twins, and triples all have much "friendlier" torque bands and can be tons of fun. An 04-09 sv650 is a BLAST! There's a reason why there's a racing class just for them and to upgrade the suspension just through a GSXR front end on. I'd own the crap out of that year SV.

I test rode the new R3 and coming from a liter bike, I can still say it was so much fun to ride. And there's something about being able to run it to redline and not be breaking the speed limit that is fun.in the first three gears for the r3 :)

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Post by Telomere » Mon Apr 27, 2015 4:04 pm

Stardog84 wrote:
fixxervi6 wrote:for the record when I went with him he came back with a GSXR
Then I sold it for the bike that I wanted, rather than the one that seemed smart. :idea:
If you are happy with bull the buell, then who cares?
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Post by Stardog » Mon Apr 27, 2015 6:37 pm

I like them all. Like women though. Not wealthy enough to have one from every manufacturer. :oops:

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Post by Envy » Mon Apr 27, 2015 8:39 pm

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Post by DemonDuck » Tue Apr 28, 2015 1:11 am

Welcome. Come out to bikenight and you will get all the talking you can handle and more. Interviews or whatever. As for the first bike.... get something sooner than later and have fun. Smaller is better for the first bike but nothing is impossible. Just remember that if you start with a 650 or 250 or something like that then you will have a much better chance of learning quick and having less problems while learning. Plus you sell the bike for the same as you purchased it after a couple thousand miles so nothing is lost. All of that said my first sportbike was a ZX14 and I did fine but I did have an 82 Honda CB750K before that and learned the basics on it.
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Post by nitzer » Tue Apr 28, 2015 4:01 pm

Since I was in this boat 3 years ago I'll agree with starting on a 250. I bought a 250 for around $1800. Had some issues with it. Allowed me to learn how to work on a bike cheap. I did drop it and wasn't upset about it since it already had some rash on it. Rode it for about 4000 miles and then sold it for an SV650S. I'm glad I started on a 250 since it was light and easy to handle. It was super forgiving and does a lot to boost confidence in riding skills rather than worrying having to manage large amounts of power. Then when I stepped up to the SV650 I had much better clutch and throttle control. The SV is very forgiving, but it can startle you with the large torque curve. It won't pop the front wheel up if you jam on it too hard unless you really want it to (and you have to really try), but it can slide the rear wheel if you make a large throttle input in a corner. Think I sold the 250 for $1600 so almost what I paid for it. Probably could've got what I paid for it, but I was kinda in a hurry to sell it.
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Post by liquid-f4i » Wed Apr 29, 2015 3:19 pm

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Post by liquid-f4i » Wed Apr 29, 2015 3:25 pm

I don't mind a 650 but they are hard to come by around here especially when they sell for just a little less than the f4i, but yeah I guess a inline 4 is still not the friendliest.
as for 650's I only really know of 2 which are the ninja 650 and the sv650 which has fuel starving problems if you wheelie for a bit (I don't plan to get into as soon as I get a bike but I would like to learn eventually) and ninja 650's are just hard to come by if not pricey
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Post by liquid-f4i » Wed Apr 29, 2015 3:32 pm

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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Post by liquid-f4i » Wed Apr 29, 2015 3:32 pm

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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Post by liquid-f4i » Wed Apr 29, 2015 3:36 pm

Stardog84 wrote:
milesmiles wrote:dat ninja 300.
Too expensive for a Ninja 250.
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I just realized that considering it tops out at like less than 6 miles more than the 250 and is still pretty small
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Post by fixxervi6 » Wed Apr 29, 2015 3:44 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.
I wouldn't say it's the best option, I would say it is an option.
liquid-f4i wrote:.......the sv650 which has fuel starving problems if you wheelie for a bit .....
Hopefully you get that out of your system, stunting in a lot = skill that can be respected. Doing stand ups for distance on the roads other than a country ride power wheelie, not so much.
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Post by liquid-f4i » Wed Apr 29, 2015 4:02 pm

fixxervi6 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.
I wouldn't say it's the best option, I would say it is an option.
liquid-f4i wrote:.......the sv650 which has fuel starving problems if you wheelie for a bit .....
Hopefully you get that out of your system, stunting in a lot = skill that can be respected. Doing stand ups for distance on the roads other than a country ride power wheelie, not so much.
Oh, sorry ,yeah I didn't mean on the road, that's just begging people to report you and get tickets if you get caught. I really just meant like unused parking lots, and any small place I can get permission. Even then, that's just every now and then, not often but I still don't like the idea of not know how long is hazardous to the bike but if I did buy a sv650s do they still make fairings for it?
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