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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-11-2002, 04:58 AM Thread Starter
 
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Question R1 or Gixxer

I am looking to get a new bike and am deciding on either an R1 or GSXR 750, maybe 1000. I'd like to get some input. What do you think?
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-11-2002, 06:14 AM
 
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Bikes?

Cruiser What bikes have you had in the past?
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-13-2002, 08:54 PM Thread Starter
 
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I've only had my first bike which is an FZR 600. Totally different bike than what I am looking at now.
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-13-2002, 10:18 PM
 
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I like the GSXR750 the best out of those 3. The R1 tends to have some nasty head shakes on hard accerlation and when setting the front wheel back down. You HAVE to put a damper on it.

The GSXR1000 is just too much effort to ride fast. You have to be very careful with the throttle on corner exits or else the rear wheel will get to spinning. Maybe it's because I haven't spent a lot of time on the 1k, but it is just too much work.

I really enjoy riding the 750 the best out of those 3.

Since you're there at Edwards, do you go to Williow Springs very often? Man I would love to be stationed there just because of how close Willow is.

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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-15-2002, 07:56 AM
 
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In theory the Gixxer 750 is the ultimate sportbike. Awesome power, Handling, and comfy to ride. The power difference between it and the 1000 has the 750 winning at the range that any of us ride and the 1000 only excelling at extreme top end. In my opinion i could give 2 shits if my bike does 190. Thats just stupid speed and how often do you do that anyway.
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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-15-2002, 09:54 AM
 
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R1

I just made this same choice last year and I bought an 01 R1. The gixx 750 is agood bike, but I did not feel physically comfortable on it. My R1 is twitchy..but after playing with suspension..it is controllable..the R1 is not a good second bike for you in my opinion..the gixx 1K is not either..ungodly power man..go for the gixx 750 if it feels good..it is a good platform...you will like it.
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-18-2002, 04:06 AM Thread Starter
 
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To: kvpzx9r

It is great that willow springs is so close. I haven't really been there but a couple of times. I am condidering to start track riding once I get some more experience under my belt especially with a new bike. But, dude Edwards SUCKS!, LOL. Sorry to burst your bubble.
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-18-2002, 03:56 PM
 
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But, dude Edwards SUCKS!, LOL. Sorry to burst your bubble.
Shit, I'm at Holloman. I know about being at a place that SUCKS!

At least Edwards has one of the best tracks right close. There is nothing around here.
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-05-2002, 02:06 AM
 
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Holloman SUCKS, that is the worst place on earth. I will NEVER go back to New Mexico.............
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-05-2002, 03:51 AM
 
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Personally I'd go with one of the suzuki's they're bigger... the R1 is too small and the handle bars are to high and too close to the seat... and I'm a big guy 187cm's.
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