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12-07-2003 08:23 PM
SSon22s I know this may be a kinda dumb question but does anyone know if u can put an R6/R1 front onto the 600R I just think that bigger windscreen and single headlight looks kinda cheezy...
12-07-2003 08:17 PM
SSon22s Well I dunno if I like the looks of the newer 600Rs and i have never really seen anyone ridin em around....but im gonna check out some places and look at some in person...
12-07-2003 02:32 PM
docta_freeze I had a 00 yzf 600r and i loved it for 2 up riding.. Very very very comfortable compaired to the other bikes. I would defenally suggest that for a good bike!
12-07-2003 12:51 PM
ranger Yeah what Smitty said about the YZF600R. My gf has an 03 R6 and it's tiny. Can't imagine either one of you being comfortable for long.
12-07-2003 05:15 AM
MeiJin I'm definitely no expert on m/cs but I've been a passenger on a lot of bikes... So coming from my perspective... The Gixxer isn't that bad to be on the back of for your girlfriend... Boyfriend here has a GSXR 750, and it's not bad for comfort from what he says. =)
12-06-2003 06:15 PM
SSon22s I used to own a 94 YZF 600R and that thing was real comfortable...never really thought about buying a newer one...maybe Ill check it out
12-06-2003 04:24 PM
Smitty Take a good look at the Yamaha YZF600r (not the R6) as this is the bike with best mid range power plant when it came out n '97 & still the same come the new bikes in '04. Has dual saddle which is more comfortable to a piliion rider (how a g/f can feel comfortable on even this 600 let alone the other 600s with a little pirch for her is beyond me) & the bike has fantastic stopping power, fairing offers more coverage for a rider. If you can accept the fact that this bike lacks around 5 to 10mph, to others, when at full revs yet pulls so much better at 4 thou & up then here is the bike.

I have the above along with a '00 Honda 929 & the 600 paces at the same hwy speeds to the 929 with narry a sweat & a lot of revs yet to be used ONLY I am well above the max speed limit of any hwy in Cdn.
12-06-2003 02:47 PM
SSon22s Well my buddy owned a ninja and he had tons of problems so I have been told to stay away from them...never really rode one either....I jumped on an R1 also once and like u guys said it does feel kinda small thats why I am thinkin i shouldnt get one because if it feels too small with me then imagine 2 people on it...
12-06-2003 07:32 AM
badchad What Hammer said about your GF. And make sure she *always* wears jeans so her calf doesn't get burned on your exhaust, especially while she's learning to mount/dismount. She won't be mounting anything with a burned leg if ya catch my drift.

Check out Kawasaki ZX6R pre-2003 models if you want a more comfortable 600cc sportbike.
12-05-2003 07:55 PM
Hammer 4 I'm about the same size as you..6'2" 170 lbs, and the Yam seems very small to me, compared to a gixxer...as for riding 2 up, take it slow, practice on the side streets till your comfy, also, and this VERY important...your passenger should be made aware of how to react to the way you ride..i.e...leaning into turns, how to avoid slamming her head into you if ya need to stop quickly..ect..might be a good idea to have her take a course in riding, like the MSF course, you should take it too, you'll both learn alot..
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