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post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old 04-30-2007, 05:16 PM Thread Starter
 
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600, 750, 1000?

Alright guys. I need some expert advice.

I had a Gixx 600 2005 for two years.

Im still undecided as to what I want to get. Im not sure If I want to go used or get a nice new bike.

Im pretty much leaning towards another gixxer, and I was happy with the power of my 600.

Now, I have never ridden anything bigger than a 600. I *MIGHT* (Although I highly doubt this) go with a bigger bike. Maybe a 750 or a liter. Is there a tremendous power difference between these bikes? Are the top speeds higher?

Im almost afraid to get a bigger bike. Sometimes that 600 would sneak up on me and lift the front wheel out of a turn.

However I bet its nice having that extra juice if you have to get out of the way fast, or want to pass someone quickly.

Advice Please!!!
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post #2 of 36 (permalink) Old 04-30-2007, 06:50 PM
 
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I would like a literbike but for me aside from playing freeway tag,I would never begin to use all the power most of the roads around here (freeway exculded)are tight 2nd & 3rd gear corners my favorite sweeper is a long left hander that I'll catch 4th in and exit at around 135mph. you may be able to go faster but Clint Eastwood said "a mans got to know his limits" and that is a good enough rush for me. besides if you were happy with a 600 why spend the extra scratch?I had a ninja 900 which was a powerful bike,but I think I was actually faster in the tight stuff on my 91 katana 600.of course I was less experienced then, but when I bought my FZ6 I thought about buying a bigger bike but now I'm glad with the choice I made.


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Re: 600, 750, 1000?

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Now, I have never ridden anything bigger than a 600. I *MIGHT* (Although I highly doubt this) go with a bigger bike. Maybe a 750 or a liter. Is there a tremendous power difference between these bikes?
yes

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Are the top speeds higher?
yes

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Im almost afraid to get a bigger bike. Sometimes that 600 would sneak up on me and lift the front wheel out of a turn.
if you want scary, wait till you get the insurance bill for a 1000

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However I bet its nice having that extra juice if you have to get out of the way fast, or want to pass someone quickly.
yes it is

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post #4 of 36 (permalink) Old 05-01-2007, 03:56 AM
 
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if you want a little more power and like the gixxer than maybe a 750 would be a good choice. Seriously the liter is overkill unless you really got your heart on playing in that sandbox.
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big bikes are for fat guys...


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big bikes are for fat guys...


Hahah! I am a fat guy! However Im not fat enough to need a liter.

Yeah, I think it probably is overkill. I think ill get another 600 if I get one.
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Hahah! I am a fat guy! However Im not fat enough to need a liter.

Yeah, I think it probably is overkill. I think ill get another 600 if I get one.

that comment was for me and almightys (and now that i think about it, kuhrazy & bluto also fit the bill...)





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that comment was for me and almightys (and now that i think about it, kuhrazy & bluto also fit the bill...)





*edited cuz i can't spell anything right today*
And me and Eric and Webb....
James, your not even close to fat... whadda weigh?
145?

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And me and Eric and Webb....
James, your not even close to fat... whadda weigh?
145?
Don't make fun of my weight! I can't help it if I can wolf down 3 whole horses & only gain 7 ounces.

I would suggest a 05-06 Kawasaki Ninja 636. It has a little more power than your average 600 and is a fun bike to ride.
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Don't make fun of my weight! I can't help it if I can wolf down 3 whole horses & only gain 7 ounces.

I would suggest a 05-06 Kawasaki Ninja 636. It has a little more power than your average 600 and is a fun bike to ride.
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