40+ lbs heavier than the Gixxer, I wouldn't call it light. My friend got one, and I was teaching her how to ride it which involved me riding it from the dealership, as well as to & from her house to the fairgrounds where we rode. I will say that having put 50 miles on the bike, I was more comfortable riding it with a passenger on the back than I ever was my '92 F2. And the steering is surprisingly effortless, though almost to an annoying level. However, the bike felt like it had nothing to offer as far as power necessary for stunting. But I don't stunt. :2cents:JBaz said:And the 500 GS are light bikes.
It's lighter than my bike.snakesht said:40+ lbs heavier than the Gixxer, I wouldn't call it light.
Any bike can be stunted. I have wheelied mini bikes.Originally posted by snakesht However, the bike felt like it had nothing to offer as far as power necessary for stunting. But I don't stunt. :2cents:
True, your bike weighs in at a little under 440# dry. But it also has 110hp, 71 ft/lb. Not sure what the GS makes, but I doubt it's the same.colin409 said:It's lighter than my bike.
Any bike can be stunted. I have wheelied mini bikes.
Then we have nothing to argue about, that's the same thing I am saying.snakesht said:But I'm not here to argue, I'm just saying, in terms of power-to-weight, I feel the GSF500 isn't the greatest, but for someone who is starting in the stunt scene, that might be a good thing.
Your wrong. If I can wheelie a mini bike, I can wheelie a GS500. Not trying to be an ass.littleredcar said:well i will speak from experience. i have a GS 500 still.... and let me just say. not the easiest thing to wheelie. from a stop and or 10+ miles an hour, i pull in the clutch, get it up to about 7500 8500 rpm and drop the clutch. it goes up about 2-3 feet but from lack of power just drops right back down. it is an extremely light bike, but if i were trying to start stunting, like someone said. make it to where its easier to lift up or pick up a 600. GSs will go up but they will not stay up. i can positively say this from experience from riding for 1+ years. so thas my opinion. they can do it but not hold it....someone please tell me if im wrong.
Not "and a big ass rear sprocket", or a big ass rear sprocket. The large rear sprocket is a short cut that allows you to more consistently do a wheelie that otherwise is possible but difficult.littleredcar said:you have to have the know how and a big ass rear sprocket to pull off some good ones.