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Old 06-03-2006, 09:59 PM   #1
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I need help picking a bike to ride daily .I have been riding daily for over a year on a cruiser, I just sold it.I am looking at the yamaha fz1-honda 919-kawasaki z1000 . I am 5'8'' 195 lbs. I had a 2000 gsxr 750 and it was slightly uncomfortable . also taking suggestions...
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Old 06-03-2006, 10:02 PM   #2
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i just got back from dallas on my gsxr 600, was not comfortatable at all
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Old 06-03-2006, 10:09 PM   #3
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I think all those bikes u listed are good candidates...what about the sv1000s
the new honda intercepter is nice tooo
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Old 06-03-2006, 10:15 PM   #4
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I need help picking a bike to ride daily .I have been riding daily for over a year on a cruiser, I just sold it.I am looking at the yamaha fz1-honda 919-kawasaki z1000 . I am 5'8'' 195 lbs. I had a 2000 gsxr 750 and it was slightly uncomfortable . also taking suggestions...
what type of cruiser bike was it? Its gonna be hard to beat the riding position of a cruiser bike with a rice rocket.
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Old 06-03-2006, 10:23 PM   #5
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I am also looking at the sv1000 . The cruiser was a 98 1500 cc vulcan ,I am looking for something sportier ,I may try to do some track days .
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Old 06-03-2006, 10:28 PM   #7
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i would try and find a sv to take for a test ride, im looking to get me an SV for my next daily bike
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Old 06-03-2006, 10:32 PM   #8
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I am scared of the sv because I have read that you will waste the bearings in the bottom end if you do wheelies.
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Old 06-03-2006, 10:38 PM   #9
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so dont do wheelies?
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Old 06-03-2006, 10:56 PM   #10
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Because wheelies just happen.
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Old 06-03-2006, 11:21 PM   #11
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Checkout the Yamaha Fz6 it is a great bike it has a slightly detuned R6 motor and can corner really well it is my daily driver oh not to mention it will stomp the **** out of a SV650 and you can clutch up 2nd gear nicely.
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Old 06-03-2006, 11:31 PM   #12
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<----yzf600r is also comfortable, similiar to the fzr just full flairings.
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Old 06-03-2006, 11:37 PM   #13
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Mainly all sportbikes are about the same due to forward agressive positioning. I think comfort is really about what you get used to riding on. My favorite are the RR's, but there is a lot of ppl that say the seats on the hondas are too hard and flat. But as for me being used to riding my 600RR every day as my main form of transportation, its very comfortable to me.
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Old 06-03-2006, 11:49 PM   #14
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Mainly all sportbikes are about the same due to forward agressive positioning. I think comfort is really about what you get used to riding on. My favorite are the RR's, but there is a lot of ppl that say the seats on the hondas are too hard and flat. But as for me being used to riding my 600RR every day as my main form of transportation, its very comfortable to me.
Ditto! I ride my RR everyday to work and then some! I put over 300 miles on her today. I am a little sore now, but that has nothing to do with the RR!
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The Triumph 675 is a good prospect. Its a triple, light, thin and nimble. Go by Gulf Coast BMW/British USA to test ride one. Very track friendly straight out of the crate. My TT 600 is pretty comfortable, and i ride every day. Try it out while your out looking.
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Old 06-04-2006, 12:06 AM   #16
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I'm actually looking at all bikes and wild west honda quoted me $9613 otd. on a 06 600 rr,I sat on a 675 in katy and I did not like the seat,it digs into my legs,friday I got approved for an 06 busa through suzuki,but full coverage is more than the bikes payment and its a gamble to just have liability because if someone steals my bike I still have to pay for it.The used sv1000,fz1,919,z1000 I can pay cash for and not worry about full coverage and they are a little more comfy...
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rc-51 is a good bike but the v-twin kinda weres you out and the seat is a little thin an pading i would say what you comife with rideing i would say the gsx-r i am 5,8 and i have no problem riding it
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For engine smoothness & comfortable seating position....the FZ1 & Z1000 are your best bets by a longshot.
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Old 06-04-2006, 02:21 AM   #19
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my suggestion would be a Kawa636.
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