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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 06-21-2006, 06:39 PM Thread Starter
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gsxr 600 any faster?

hey i was wondering what i could do to my gsxr 600 to make it faster. My friend just got an r1 and im sick of being completely destroyed. I just want it to be a bit quicker. Also will having a bike lowered make it harder to wheelie? thanxx
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Take your friend to the track or a road full of bends. Or teach yourself how to improve on drag launches, and then take it to the dragging tracks. Work on suspension tune ups. Last option, get a 1000cc bike. It's pointless spending loads of money to make your 600 faster, as you can pick a new bike for that price. And even with the typical exhaust change or power comander set up, it will not touch R1. Putting nitrous on a 600 is also pointless IMO.
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disconnect his battery, he won't go anywhere. You win
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post #4 of 23 (permalink) Old 06-22-2006, 05:19 AM
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You should be able to ride circles around your buddy's R1. Take it to the twisties and you'll completely destroy him.

Anybody can get on a liter bike and go fast in a straight line. It takes a real rider to slither through a twisty canyon stretch, or work the bends on a race track.

If it means that much to ya, buy a gixxer 750. They'll hang in with a liter bike in the straights and out handle them in the corners.

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The sportbikes are highly tuned NOW. It is not like in the 50s or 70s when we breathed on them for hours to gain that extra 1 hp. Put the saved money into tyres, sprockets, chains, oil, fuel & good safe riding gear from top to bottom.
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post #6 of 23 (permalink) Old 06-22-2006, 01:24 PM
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lol, i have a ford focus but want to keep up with my buddy's porshe what should i do??

go buy a liter bike dude, or as mentioned go to some twisties.

and yes lowering the bike will make it harder to wheelie, and whill effect handing (possibly negatively, possibly positively) you would have to do some research. mine is lowered about 1.5 to 2 inches and i can gun it through all gears with no worries, in first it will lift maybe an inch
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post #7 of 23 (permalink) Old 06-22-2006, 01:47 PM
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I got smoked at the track by 600's on my GSXR 1000 K5. I have since sold it and bought an 04 600RR and am now doing the smoking instead of being smoked. You won't beat a liter bike in a straight line so decide what you want: fast in the twisties or straight line fast. The main thing is just have fun but if being slower straight line means less fun, get a ZZR 14 and kick everyone's butt.
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post #8 of 23 (permalink) Old 06-22-2006, 02:39 PM Thread Starter
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hey thankx for the replies guys. I was kinda having buyers remorse after purchasing my 600 and then having one of my good friends get stoked and buying a 1000. I never go in a straight line fast except on the highway and even then i dont go full out on my 600. I kinda just wanted a real zippy bike for around town and such with the occasional wheelie at lights. Thing is my 600 has an extreamly hard time wheeling unless i clutch it up in first. I cant even do it in second. Maybe sumone could reccomend me a good sprocket setup for quick acceleration/ wheelies as i dont go more than 120 too often. thankx yall.
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post #9 of 23 (permalink) Old 06-22-2006, 05:13 PM
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Originally posted by doitcalistyle81
...wheelie at lights....
Bad idea right there. If you're gonna go stunt, go do it in a safe area, not people-filled intersections. I've heard all modern 600s are plenty zippy, and have too much unusable power for the street as it is. I couldn't reccomend you any sprocket setups though, for I have yet to get my own 600 . Wichever way you decide to go, good luck and keep the rubber side down.
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post #10 of 23 (permalink) Old 06-22-2006, 06:04 PM
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wow .... go wheelie at lights dude its fun yay! and if you think a 600 isnt enough to zip around town your an idiot. end/lock thread
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