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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-27-2003, 08:21 AM Thread Starter
 
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GSXR1000 for the little rider....

alright.... so i know i haven't been riding for many years and im definitly not a pro. i was riding on a friends gsxr1000 and i really enjoyed it. on back and front. ^_~;; i know its a failry heavy bike and i was wondering if there is a way or chance that i can be able to ride it.... lowering it or carbon fiber the damn thing or whatever it may be.... im really thinkin bout a 1000 rather than the 600 or some Katana (not that theyre bad bikes.... theyre rad ).

im barely 5'3, a lil asian chick, and the largest bike i attempted to ride and did somewhat well in was a lowered & slightly tuned r6 i believe. eh~ im sure somebody else has posted this before.... i just cant seem to find that post as to what im lookin for so im postin it. WORD. any useful info or words of inspiration would be greatly appreciated. THANKS!

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-27-2003, 11:04 AM
 
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You realize you are going to get advice not to get this bike as it will kill you with style? Anyway, I am no zuk expert but I believe the 1000 is not that heavy of a bike. Sport oriented bikes (the GSXR line) can eaisly weigh less than many other small displacement twins and similar "entry" type of bikes. My wife rides a gixsix and I ride a F4i. These are supposedly similar in weight but I promise her gix feels lighter to move around. Might look toward the six.
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-27-2003, 12:21 PM
 
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gixer 1000

OMFG ur 5'3 ?? can ur feet even reach the ground? 375 pounds dry they say...either way thats alot of bike for somone ur size i would go with the gixer 600 or maybe even a 750...
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-31-2003, 08:37 AM
 
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Re: gixer 1000

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OMFG ur 5'3 ?? can ur feet even reach the ground? 375 pounds dry they say...either way thats alot of bike for somone ur size i would go with the gixer 600 or maybe even a 750...
They are all going to be around the same ride height and weight, so going to a smaller bike is not going to be a big difference. If you do not want to mess with the handling of the bike, your only real option would be getting the seat shave down a bit and that might give you an inch or a little more. If you lower it with dogbones and drop the forks a little, it will change the handling and clearance, but you can get it to fit your height. If you are not serious about the handling and riding the twisties, that would be a good option.
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-05-2003, 03:04 AM
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I stongly advise picking a different bike.

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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-05-2003, 04:17 AM
 
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One wrong move on that bike may be your last...
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-10-2003, 03:24 PM
 
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...you have got to be f*cking kidding me right?



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so i know i haven't been riding for many years and im definitly not a pro
Then you don't need a gixxar thou for the street. You would be better with a SV650S or a Gixxar 6.

At least that way you will be able to post here everyday.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-11-2003, 09:05 AM
 
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big bore

Dont be scared!! the truth be told if ur new then a smaller bike(600 or 750 gixer) would be ur best choice
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