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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-18-2006, 02:40 PM Thread Starter
 
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Finally replacing the bike

I finally have the funding to buy another bike. I don't want to start another "what should I buy" thread. I am looking at another fuel injected 600 for $4-5k.

There aren't many of those for sale in the Reno area but there are a lot for sale just over the hill in California. I know California has much more strict emmissions laws. Does this apply to motorcycles? If so, will the performance difference be noticeable? I can alway start shopping in Las Vegas or Salt Lake if that is a better choice. I am thinking that one from Salt Lake would probably be tuned better for the elevation I am at.

Also, there is a '98 Suzuki gsx-r for sale at one of the dealers here that has been sitting around for about a year. I think I could talk them out of it pretty cheap. I think it is carburated. Anyone have any experience with one?

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-18-2006, 06:29 PM
 
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Re: Finally replacing the bike

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Also, there is a '98 Suzuki gsx-r for sale at one of the dealers here that has been sitting around for about a year. I think it is carburated.
Not much but I think that it is carburated
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Re: Finally replacing the bike

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I know California has much more strict emmissions laws. Does this apply to motorcycles?
It sure does. If you go to any motorcycle manufacturer website, and look for specific stuff for the bike (not the general specs), they will ask you whether you're talking about the normal model or the CA version. Granted I haven't looked at ALL the bikes that are manufactured today, but it's been like this for all the ones I have looked at. As far as that affecting performance, I'm not sure about that one.
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-19-2006, 01:06 PM
 
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yes ca bikes have emmisions on them. I think even some of the new 06 bikes have emmisions on them, no matter where they are sold.
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The emissions on the Cali bikes arent that bad for performance. Usually only weigh a couple pounds more. I had a Cali bike, and could hardly tell the difference in accelleration and handling. I did remove the charcoal cannister and the AIR injection from the cylinders without ill effects, allthough that was on a carbureted bike.
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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-20-2006, 07:15 AM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks for the info.
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The emissions on the Cali bikes arent that bad for performance.
Often Cali versions come with more than filtering equipment. Watercooled GSXRs, ie. 93-95 750s and 93-98 1100s, had different cams entirely.
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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-22-2006, 07:40 AM
 
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Good luck with your search man.
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-22-2006, 09:04 AM
 
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You are right poolshark & to even smaller intakes or carbs, so many a rider would aim for a hardly used bike NOT in the State of Calif & definately grab at one originally in Cdn.
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-22-2006, 05:38 PM
 
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new 06 bikes have cat converters on them I think.
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