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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-21-2005, 02:59 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hi all. My Name is Chris and I'm from Orlando, FL. I just bought a 2005 Hyosung GT650R. So far no mishaps and I'm really hoping to keep it that way. I'm thinking about getting frame sliders for the new bike...a good idea or no?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-21-2005, 03:20 PM
 
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Hi Chris and welcome.
Frame sliders are always a good idea especially when starting out, as fairings are always expensive even if you drop a bike at very low speeds.
Read a bit about the Hyosung bikes, sounds like a great cheaper bike to start on(presume your new to riding), great performance for the price.
Let me know how the bike performs in a month or two.
Good luck.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-21-2005, 03:30 PM
 
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Hyosung?!?! I had to do a little research, as I (and i'm sure a few others) have never heard of such a thing. I will say not bad for the price. I like the headlight, mainly because they copied it (kinda) from the prototype KTM RC8. Good luck finding a lot of aftermarket parts for it though. Personally I would of bought a used 600 from one of the big 4, but hey - to each his own.

Well welcome to SBW. You will find a lot of experience in every aspect of "sportbiking" here, don't be afraid to ask any questions. Good luck.

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-22-2005, 01:27 PM Thread Starter
 
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I figured it would be better to buy a brand new bike so I didn't get a used bike that someone ragged out.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-04-2006, 10:53 AM
 
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Currently slip ons pipes are made by Micron, Remus, and Leo Vince.

Otherwise, you can bolt on anything off of a '99-'01 Suzuki Bandit 1200.


Great bike choice!
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-04-2006, 11:14 AM
 
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I am also very interested in knowing about the hyosung, I saw them earlier this year at a local car dealerhip, however I have not ridden them.
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