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07-29-2005 09:46 AM
fuster Sounds good, that wouldn't be a bad choice at all.
07-29-2005 06:15 AM
kyllc well this might sound crazy, but yesterday i went to a local bike shop, sat on a zzr600 and was amazed at how comfortable it was. I mean this bike felt great!!! I'm not sure of the year b/c it was used, but it was in GREAT condition, and only had 1K miles on it.

Sooooo, that makes the hunt for a bike much easier. Once i get the truck fixed i may shop around for a zzr600. Sound good fellas?
07-28-2005 11:47 PM
fuster Kyle:

Pay attention to how high the footpegs are mounted. A small distance away from the seat toward the ground could make a big difference in comfort. They put the pegs higher on the super gonzo fast sport bikes for ground clearance but that wads up your legs, especially taller sets of legs. Check it out.
07-28-2005 01:23 PM
kyllc you're very right. Well the hunt for a truck starts, and after that it will be bike time. Thanks for all of your help guys/gals. Super forum!!!

I'll still be around reading up etc. thanks again

07-28-2005 01:16 PM
Bad Habit
Originally posted by mac020
With $2000 just get something (anything that runs) , boots and a helmet and ride the $H!T out of it!
These are my thoughts exactly.

I only really have experience with the bike I have (Honda Hawk GT). I got it for $2200, put 4000 miles on her without putting really any money into it, until this weekend. (New tires)

You aren't going to find much of anything to fit comfortable, but you will still learn to ride. At 6'4, I found the CBR600F2,3 comfortable, as well as the YZF600R and SV650. I caution away from a larger bike. I don't believe size (height, weight) is any excuse. But everyone has an opinion on that.

Find a bike in your price range. Whether you really 'fit' or not, you will have fun and learn alot.
07-28-2005 06:13 AM
kyllc what do you guys think of the buell bikes
07-26-2005 07:58 AM
kyllc i feel you're taking me wrong. Oh well no worries, i dont have my mind set on anything. just looking for guidance.

what do you guys think about the YZF? i have heard mention of them as decent starter bikes. are they sport/touring as well? or just a forgiving sport bike?

also, IF i were to get a 600 or so, is it possible to relocate what i believe is called the "rearset" to a longer legnth to accomodate my height?
07-26-2005 06:24 AM
mainerdr Sounds like you have your heart set on this Katana! No matter what anyone says your just looking past the experience that others have built (WITH BIKES NOT CARS) and seem to think we must be jealous of you buying that pig. I believe that we are trying to talk you out of it for your own benefit. Fuster is absolutely correct Katana good first bike yes..... with electrical issues.... NO. It's too easy to buy it for 2K and realize that you need to invest $500-$1000K, then where are you.... you got 2500 or 3000+ your time invested in a bike that books for 2400 if your lucky.

Look at it this way, books for 2400 in best condition, and your getting it for 2K with elec. issues? I don't know what you think but to me it's not a sweet enough deal for me.

If you want a fixer up'er then offer this guy 1500 and go to town...
Ebay search: 1990 Katana 750

good luck buddy..... you will either figure it out right off or you are in for a long lesson!


I'd bet on the lesson.

Said my peace I am out of this one......
07-26-2005 06:17 AM
mac020 GFI. Just let us know how it's going.
07-26-2005 06:10 AM
kyllc honestly how bad could a motorcycle wiring harness be? haha

no worse than a car, which i'm accustomed to. smaller, less wiring, more simple engine design.
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