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Hey, Im nate. Im new to this forum and the sport.
i was driving along today and saw a really nice bike for sale on the road side so i stopped and looked at it.

its a 92 suzuki gsx600 anyway, its nice.
my questions:
1. is 2000 a good price...im gonna try talking him down
2. is 20000 too many miles?

thanks so much!
 

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bimmernate said:
Hey, Im nate. Im new to this forum and the sport.
i was driving along today and saw a really nice bike for sale on the road side so i stopped and looked at it.

its a 92 suzuki gsx600 anyway, its nice.
my questions:
1. is 2000 a good price...im gonna try talking him down
2. is 20000 too many miles?

thanks so much!
1) yes-considering the time of year and not knowing condition
2) no-there is no such thing as too many miles, ask DAD. hes got over 90,000 on his

welcome to the site.:thumb:
 

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Don't worry about the miles. And it's also hard to put a price on a bike if you don't ride the bike, or know nothing about it. I'd say for another 1000 you could get a bike thats 6 years newer.
 

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And if riding a m/c will be a new thing to you then it is the wrong bike for you as it is to peaky an engine that will simply explode out from under you. All sportbikes are the same. They are the next or 2nd step up from what one has been riding a year or so.

Your knowledge on the bike is so limited that you could be buying a bike that has abused, stunted , laid down a number of times possily with a set of screwed up front forks to even a bent frame.

Have you taken the MSF course or even applied to take it for that is a MUST.

Sorry to be somewhat blunt, but you needed to send in more info on yourself, your experience & what you were looking at other then make, model, yr & milage for other things would have supplied us with more info so we could possibly help.
 

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Find someone that has been riding for a while and get them to test ride it. If the bike doesnt feel abused i would say its a good deal. At the price i wouldnt worry about some cosmetic damage (its easy to fix later if you feel like it), as it doesnt mean anything, so long as its relativly depandable.
Having a peaky engine is hard to deal with, but if you have an inclination for that sort of thing you should be able to overcome it. just have a tougher learning curve.
The best thing about a 2000 bikes is that you dont have to sweat it when you drop it (and you will).
Whatever you do, save about a grand for good helmet, jacket, gloves and boots and WEAR THEM.
 

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thanks alot for all your replys...im hoping to call the guy soon. i am calling for my safety course today too i think.
 

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We're talking about a Katana here right? I know many may feel different but I dont think an old one is a terrible choice for a first bike so long as you're prepared to drop it. As these guys said though, its tough for us speculate a good price specific to that bike but I'd say $2000 for a 92 Katana in good running condition is fair.

Good to hear you're going to take the course though, definately don't hop on that bike or any other before you get yourself some good gear and some good instruction. :thumb:
 

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ok

well, i think its a gsx600r...actually....all that is written on the sign is "gsx600".....but ive been studying the katana and the R and i dont think its a katana, by the way it looks. also, ive heard that its fuel injected(600r), which isnt good for beginners due to jumpy throttle power delivery or something....cant remeber where i read it tho...if anyone knows what im trying to say or wants to clarify, please do, and i appreciate all of your help and responses.
 

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The fuel injection is fine, only it is not on something like the Katana or Bandit bikes so obviously this is a Suzy GSXR-600 & my words above are the same.
 

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Strange though, I know the gsxr-750s didn't get injection until at least 97 maybe 98, whenever they did that model change. I didn't know they made a gsxr 600 in 92 but that may just be because they are kind of rare, either way I would not at all expect it to be fuel injected.

Heheh, all that said though yea if its a gsxr its gonna be peaky and you'll want to think a lot about everyone's advice.
 

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1. $2000 is a little high for a 12 year old 600cc bike. Try to get it for a few hundred less.
2. 20,000 miles is nothing

Others have said it but I'll say it again. Wear gloves, helmet and jacket. MSF course is smart move.

A used 600cc (or less) bike is a good choice for 1st bike.

Shop around some more. It doesn't sound like you did much. Study the adds and come back to the forum with more questions or options.
 

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ya ive got a cycle trader in my hands right now...im exploring the options, and if i find a good deal ill try to talk them down a little more. hows a kawasaki zx6? not the R....
 

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the gsxr600 didnt start till '93, so it is definitely a katana. its not fuel-injected either. the zx6 is gonna be faster and a little lighter. they will probably be more expensive too. either bike is definitely tame compared to todays 600 supersports but will still scare the pants off of a new rider. either would be fine if you have a cool head.
 

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WALLY you are 100% correct & I do thank your for the correction.

Possibly like a lovely looking Velocette 'Thurxton' a friend of mine was looking at for price of $22,500 & with his digital camera & lap top was sending me photos only it was an older MAC frame with a different motor in it, Thurxton like petrol tank & such. Anyway end of sale for we use to sell Velocette bikes.
 
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