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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-13-2000, 09:11 PM Thread Starter
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Does anyone out in cyber world have the new 750 or ridden one? Just wondering what your opinion is. I've only sat on the ones at the dealership and thought it had a nice feel. I'd like to ride one, but there hasn't been any new ones on the street around here yet.

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i was wondering the same thing.. i was thinkin tlr a while back but now im thinkin either a new gixxer750 or an rc51 as soon as i sell mine and save up a little $$

also the new gixxer's seem to me more comfortable than mine.. IMO

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No, there are no members here at SBW that have the new GSXR750. Geez John, where have you been, knockin' on Squid's back door?
 
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I'll leave all the back door knocking to you and RCJohn
I didn't think any current members had one, but maybe they have ridden one. The "have" portion was aimed at lurking guests that might own one. Guess I was using luring tactics so anyone out in cyber world reading who has a 750 would sign up BTW- is this how you flirt with people, by harassing them

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No, there are no members here at SBW that have the new GSXR750. Geez John, where have you been, knockin' on Squid's back door?
Sorry Pete, My back door is locked. Your back door has the welcome mat !


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Sorry Pete, My back door is locked. Your back door has the welcome mat !


he he he he. Mine is locked, has two deadbolts, and is chained

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That's ALL you two could come up with?! And I thought *I* was slowing down!

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thanks squid (oops),

glad someone remembered me and my little gsxr.

i have an early 00 750. it's a neat bike, traditional gsxr. no bottom, weak mid, lots of top end.

i think it's easier to ride than the previous gsxr, but i didn't own one so i was a little tentative when i'd ride 'em.

you sit higher in the seat. the new bike is comfy (but i'm a little under 5'10), big trunk, soft seat.

it handles better than any bike i've spent any amount of time with. the only bike i've ridden that i liked better was a 916.

it handles great (only used d207zr's on it). r1's are differently torqueier (is that a word) and are probably better streetbikes, but they feel weird to me.

it's been reliable.

i like the fuel injection.

i love the bike, it's a keeper.
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downsides:

if you wanna big tire, not for you.

stock brake pads have no bite. they work, but i like ebc's better, lines coming too (i feel this way about every stock bike).

hard on tires. my f2 would get about 3500-4000 miles a rear, the gsxr rear lasted 2200, front 3300 (d207's on both).--also owner is partially to blame, i like lower pressures and don't care about burning up tires.

springs are too soft for fat boys like me. but still livable on the street.

stock steering dampner is supposed to make it steer heavy, but i like it.

sticker quality is kinda crappy on mine (newer ones seem better).
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that's all i can think of.

if you have any more specific questions, ask.

i live by twisties and that's all i pretty much ride. if that's your situation, it's a great bike. the 600 may be even better for it.

[Edited by cbrf2boy on 12-14-2000 at 01:33 PM]

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there are more members with new 750's. there's a member with the name gsxr750y2k and someone else asked about bobbing fenders. so there has to be a couple of them.

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Talking Guilty as charged!

I also have 2000 GSXR 750. I agree with everything that cbrf2boy said about the gixxer. But I would also like to add a few things.

It is as light as an R6 but feels bigger. Probably because of the long tank and far reach to the the grips. Much smaller feel than a TLR.

My friend who is 6 foot something has problems with knee clearance. I am 5'8" and it fits me perfect.

The bike is low in torque when compared to a liter bike but if you are moving up from a 600 (or other 750s for that matter) you will be quit happy.

The stock steering damper does make low speed steering heavy but saves you from slappers if you like to do squidly behavior like waiving your front tire in the air.

As far as tire wear is concerened. I have never done a brake torque but due to the high hp/weight ratio the rear tire does seem to wear faster than other bikes in the same class. For instance my rear tire had the same wear at 2500 miles as my brother's R6 with over 6000 miles (both are 207s).

I am a light weight (only 145-150lbs) so the springs are more than firm enough for me.

For 2000 Suzuki chose to decrease rear tire size from a 190 to a 180. The reasons: less unsprung weight, faster flickabilty (left-right), and most tires 190 and up are just for looks anyway. They do not improve handling.

I have had now problems with mine and the fuel injection does work great.

I plan on keeping it for a long time. Well atleast until it is paid off!

Hope my last words will NOT be "Hey guys, watch this!!"
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