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getting rid of my way too small first bike, ninja250, this next month. i need to get something bigger and something that will be the easiest for me to learn tricks on.

im 18 and only weigh 130 pounds so if i buy a 1000cc bike im not sure ill be able to pick it up, but will a 600cc bike have enough power for me?

n e suggestions would be greatly appreciated to make this decision easier.:)
 

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600cc have enough power my svs is easy to get up.Gixxers,R6's,ZX-6r,Cbr are all very quick bikes. If I were you I would get one of those before I would step it up to a 1000cc,coming from a 250cc to a 600cc is going to be a huge differ. But good luck with your choice, there is my :2cents:

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ninjaboy17 said:
only 1 person has input? :confused:
Looks like good advice to me. Don't really need any more input.

I am curious what you mean by not being able to "pick it up". Do you mean literally, if you drop it, or like to wheelie?
 

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pick it up when i dump it, i definetly dont have enormous muscles, and my ninja was only 300 pounds soo am i gunna have to call for help when i drop it ?!
 

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liter bikes are within 50lbs (ussually less) of the 600's. Picking up a bike is more about proper form, than it is about weight.
That said, you might want to stick with a 600. they have TONS of power, more so than late 90's literbikes. And in the words of my favorite bikemag editor "You cant call yourself a wheelie expert unless you can wheelie a 600"
 

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liter bikes are within 50lbs (ussually less) of the 600's. Picking up a bike is more about proper form, than it is about weight.
I agree. But I would go with (and this is from talking and listening to other people/posters/stunters, because I don't) either the Kawi 636 or an R6.
 

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I guess what this really comes down to, is wether you (ninjaboy) want to go the serious stunter way, or do you just want to pop a few wheelies now and then.
If its just about a few wheelies than any 600 will do the trick. If on the other hand your going the serious stunter route, then it might be wise to pick up something a few years older, that is common enough for replacement parts to regurarly show up on ebay. You will need them. for some reason hondas (wether the 954 or the f4i) have a dispraportionatly large ammount of spare parts floating around.
 

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F4i. DO IT. Or a gixxer 6. I'm guessing you're not going to be a very tall individual (most 130lb'ers aren't) so you may need to lower the bike. No liter bikes please. Lowering makes wheelies harder. No R6's. They shatter like glass when they hit the ground. And parts are pretty hard to come by. You want my honest opinion? Well, I'll give it to you anyway.

You're just learning. Get something affordable and with parts everywhere. You can pick up a good Honda F2 or F3 for 1000 bucks. Put a cage on it, and some gearing. Find an empty parking lot, and start learning. Keep saving money. By the time you can afford a fuel injected bike... You'll be good enough to have one. This is the stunter way. Live it, learn it, love it. Ask questions, I'll do what I can to help you out.

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thank you all. im 5' 11" and 1/2" haha. sounds like a 600 should do the trick and im rather tight on cash so an $11,000 literbike is out of the question. i shall start my search, and yes i have yeard those yamahas (r6) bust easilly. thanks again
 
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