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I got to ride a friends 2006 GSXR 1000 this last weekend. Man is that thing a machine. It feels real light and its pretty comfortable. The last gixxer I rode was an 96 750 and I didnt think that was very comfortable. The only complaint that I had about it was the tires. It has a Battleaxe on it and it makes it feel real tippy to me. I only drove it for about 20 minutes but when I was done, I didnt want to get off. Very NICE bike.
 

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Yeah I love mine. I just rode 180 miles yesturday so I'm up to 300 miles on it and can't believe what an awsome machine she is.

One of the main things I love about it is the way it turns in so quickly. That suites my riding style really well.

My wife's R1 is just the opposite. You have to tell it where to go and that suites her riding style.

One of my friends came over today to look at my bike cause he's trading his Busa for a litre bike. He's tired of the weight of the Busa. I think I sold him on the Gixxer. It truly is an awsome bike!
 

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Maybe that is where I was getting the tipping over feeling from. The quick response the bike has when turing. I have a 98 CBR 900 and that thing feels like a tank compared to the gixer.
 

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Try putting Michelin Pilot Powers on your bike. They will give you a quicker turning responce due to there profile.

When I first put them on my old 04' 600rr I nearly turned into the curb because the bike steered so quickly. Once I got used to it I could ride the bike much better in the turns with much less effort!
 

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Or switch to a 180/55 from the stock 190/50. Not only does the profile makes them turn faster, but the taller tire reduces the rake, making it even twitchier.

They do wear faster tho...
 

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Thanks for the advice but as of right now, I am not sure I liked that quick response. I am sure I would get used to it but my tires are new so I wont be getting any new rubber for at least a year. I currently have the Dunlop D208 and have been more than happy with it.
 

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xtreme1k said:
Try putting Michelin Pilot Powers on your bike. They will give you a quicker turning responce due to there profile.

When I first put them on my old 04' 600rr I nearly turned into the curb because the bike steered so quickly. Once I got used to it I could ride the bike much better in the turns with much less effort!
Same thing here. When I replaced my stock tires with the Pilot Powers, it made a huge difference in how quick my bike turned. Really like those tires.
 

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And now the pilots are damn cheap! The 1k gixxers have been one hell of a machines since 2002. They've been getting better and better. The only beef I have towards the new gixxers is how ugly the integrated tail section looks. Personally 04-05 gixxers are the sexiest gixxers ever made.
 

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Thanks for the advice but as of right now, I am not sure I liked that quick response. I am sure I would get used to it but my tires are new so I wont be getting any new rubber for at least a year. I currently have the Dunlop D208 and have been more than happy with it.
Yeah I understand you. It's not for everyone. My wife doesn't like the real quick dive in either, thats why I baught her an R1, It only turns when told too.:D She won't even ride my Gixxer because of the quick steering.

I think once you rode on them for a short period you would see how much easier cornering is and they might even surprise you. They are also a hell of alot stickier than 208's. I would at least keep them in mind next year when you need new rubber.
 

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Where to pilot powers stack up on their line of tires? Milage, Street, Street/Track, Track/Street, Track?

jbaz: if you change sprockets, you arent really doing wheelies in 4th gear anymore. Put yourself a +50 on the rear and you can probably easily do them in 6th, but it dont count.
 

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Powers are suppoesed to be a "track/ street" tire, but I know lots of guys who have gotten 3000 miles out of a pair doing major weekend street thrashing. I also know a guy who races on them and can get a full day of sprints out of a set and then sells them as take offs because there is so much left in the middle. I had 2500 on mine when I crashed and you could barely tell I'd rode on them. I used to ride pretty hard but the powers stick like glue and wear extremely well. It also depends on what kind of road surface you have too. Most of our roads are pretty smooth so that helps. I will be putting Powers on my Gixxer as soon as the BT014's are toast!

I think they came in second place behind the new Duflop Qualifiers in the last test I read. I don't care what the mag. said, I hate dunflops and will never buy them, no matter how good they say they are! Just my personal feelings!
 

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so kind of like perelli diablo corsa?

I'm running regular diablos now (70% street 30% track) I'm pretty happy, except for during track days, when It wouldnt hurt to have something abit better. I'd like to try something different.
 

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Yeah. I think the corsa's might even be a little softer. When I went to look at the new 675's, they rolled one in from outside and the little tiny chat pices left imprints on the corsa's. A very soft tire!
 

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Yeah. I think the corsa's might even be a little softer. When I went to look at the new 675's, they rolled one in from outside and the little tiny chat pices left imprints on the corsa's. A very soft tire!
So pilot powers are somewhere between the diablo and diablo corsa? Sweet, I'm buying a set!
 

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I haven't met anyone who didn't like them yet! They are awsome, just be ready when you make your first turn. The bike will just fall into it, even if it's just turning out of your driveway!
 
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