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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-24-2000, 12:03 PM Thread Starter
 
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Yup you heard right!!

after nearly 2 months of being robbed off my F4, several test rides from on all sorts of bikes, and several emails to tony (cbrf2boy) and robert for advice i have a new ride.

its a 1993 Suzuki GSXR750 in the blue/white color scheme.(20+ K miles) its got a V&H full system and a stage1 jet kit. it also has a steering damper on it.

the bike is overall pretty clean. however, i think it needs a new valve cover/gasket since there is some oil leaking in there. hopefully shouldnt be anything major.

i just couldnt bear not being able to ride and the wait for next years R1 was killing me so for $2250 i picked up the gsxr.

i expected the bike to be more on the heavier side but for some reason it feels real compact. pretty easy to throw around in the turns and overall not a bad bike.

i will be putting it to the test in the canyons next weekend followed by a track day on labor day weekend so that should be exciting and more revealing about the bikes personality.

its just good to be back in the saddle again and i guess it would be seeing a great amount of track time even though its going to be real bulky and outdated but heck its all for the fun, right?

anyways thought i'd just share the new toy with you all...

everyone ride safe!

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arif

p.s. i would like to thank tony (cbrf2boy) for his constant advice and guidance over the last month or so. he really helped me out in making a decision with his wealth of technical knowledge. thanks alot bro!!


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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-24-2000, 12:20 PM
 
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congrats.. on the bike & being able to buy an older bike even when u know every squid around is gonna clown u for having a 93.



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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-24-2000, 12:27 PM
 
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Even though it is a 93 you can probably still dust almost any squid around.

I bought a 93GSXR new in 93 (3rd GSXR I had owned) and loved it. It's still a great bike and for the $ it is even a better bike! Enjoy.

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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-24-2000, 03:37 PM
 
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I had a '92 Gixxer way back when, and I loved it. It was a great bike.

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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-24-2000, 03:46 PM
 
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Congratulations on the new bike. I am sure you will enjoy it as it is a great machine. Ride safe!



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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-24-2000, 08:19 PM
 
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J/K Arif, Congrats on the new ride! Thats great that you had the sense to overlook the 'new bike bug' in favor of a good deal on a good bike. Since you'll probably be able to sell it for what you paid, you're basically riding for free! Enjoy

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I'm with Kyle (sort of) on this one--you traitor . Glad to see you're back on the road; couldn't imagine how you were going to sit around and wait the six months or so for the 2001 bikes to come out. Enjoy the new bike-even if it's not a Honda .

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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-25-2000, 02:09 AM
 
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Well done on buying a used bike (great price too!). I had a 1992 GSXR750 (WN model..first of the watercooled variety) and enjoyed it immensely. Just one word of caution and that is to check the oil level regularly as they can burn oil, especially when driven hard. Oh yeah, change the oil at least every 3000 miles and use good quality oil when you do. Gixxers thrive on good clean oil. Enjoy.

Ferg

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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-25-2000, 03:31 AM
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congrats arif,

i just hope it all work out well for ya.

what track day are you going to be riding? summit jc or pocono east? you gotta take that bike to the pocono north course if you can. it's wild.

i'd love to go, but my 400'll be a sitting duck on the straight.

2250 is a great price.

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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-25-2000, 07:51 AM
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Well I never owned a GSXR - however who the
hell cares man - Welcome back!

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