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Old 11-29-2011, 05:18 PM   #21
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honestly there are very few "bad" bikes out there.

our little SFV650 is a very fun bike, and i prefer the power delivery of a V-twin to I4

look into SFV's they replaced the SV
^^^^What this guy said. Also if you are buying used SV's are very reasonably priced though I do recommend getting the suspension upgraded after some time. It is very comfortable. I own two SV's and often times plug for them on here to the point that people don't really take me seriously anymore. Aside from me ribbing the GSXR riders around here... the SV is a solid bike and the V-twin power delivery is forgiving and fun to ride.
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Old 11-29-2011, 06:01 PM   #23
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Wow, Thanks! This is very informative.
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Old 11-29-2011, 06:10 PM   #24
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I did a quick write up a while back. here ya go http://www.motohouston.com/forums/sh...hlight=GSX650F.
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I would not get that though I am sure Suzuki would not make their bikes bad.
It just lacks of character.
Get the FZ8, u won't regret it. Seating and power delivery are just perfect.

I have a FZ1, and they are pretty much the same thing, but 200cc difference.
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I love my sport touring VFR. It has a sport bike look, but a bigger gas tank for the long hauls. It's also much more comfortable than the CBR for example. If you'll be doing longer rides, I'd definitely recommend a sport touring bike.
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I love my sport touring VFR. It has a sport bike look, but a bigger gas tank for the long hauls. It's also much more comfortable than the CBR for example. If you'll be doing longer rides, I'd definitely recommend a sport touring bike.
was this close to get VFR, but 800cc motor just wouldn't cut it for me.
Great & charming bike for sure.
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I am looking at 80hp in the Suzuki and I kinda think that's enough for someone of my current skill level. I would honestly rather get not quite enough bike than too much.


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I have the bike in question and I love it. I bought it because it fit want I needed and it is very comfy. Has enough power to get up and go, without an over anxious twist of the wrist getting me into trouble. You can find a ton of info at www.gsx650f.biz. The main complaint I have heard from people that don't own one is the weight, they say it is hard to maneuver at low speeds. If you ridden before, it isn't that hard to get used to. I ride mine from the woodlands to Sugarland for work as much as I can.

I tried out a vfr and found the position too much like a SS for me, didn't honestly look at any of the yamaha offerings. you should be able to pick up an 08 or 09 for a pretty decent price too.
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The vfr is a directed towards a very different audience. It is NOT a beginner bike.

If you can get that Suzuki at the right price, go for it! It sounds like it will fit your needs.
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The vfr is a directed towards a very different audience. It is NOT a beginner bike.

If you can get that Suzuki at the right price, go for it! It sounds like it will fit your needs.
i'll go ahead and be another voice for the vfr, but first, this isnt lunchbox's first bike.

the vfr makes an excellent sport tourer or sport bike. depending on your definition of "sport". im getting the feeling that lunchbox is a big guy, he doesnt want to be on a naked, i'm thinking a little bigger bike like the gsxf (or however the letters go, the new bandit katana) would be ideal sizewise. you could also go with a used vfr on craigslist. the v4 engine really sounds great, and it wont be just another katana bandit thing running around. the vfr is a crazy nasty beast robot. the vfr will cure your cancer aids. women will hear you arrive on scene and their panties will fall to the crust of the earth.
it really is that powerful.
you will also save thousands of your monies. it is a honda, so even though it is 10 or 15 or so years old, it will still run great. vfr's have been spared most of the abuse a track can present to them. most racing organizations will not allow a vfr on the track because it will rip the surface of the track to shreds with it's powerful jesus engine.
it also makes for a great sport tourer. you can pack half of your worldly possessions on the back of this . it's all about the straps and saddles, son. briefcase goes under the tent, solar panel on top of the bag of laundry, xbox can probably go strapped to a side fairing.

at the beginning of this year i dropped my vfr in the world's biggest pothole. i hadnt noticed it until later, when i was collecting my thoughs and meditating with my sensei, back at the dojo (yes, owning this bike will make you a ninja)(but keep it kind of on the down low) i recalled that right after i slammed into the ground, i heard a voice from the aether speak an apology. it's really that damned good of a bike. the world was sorry that it's acne brought the bike down. world didnt give a about me, but it was sorry for fracturing the 20 year old fairings.

by the way, the fairings are made out of the fibers of glass. how do they do that? pixies.





tldr: the vfr is quite a decent bike. the gsxfrs that you are looking at is also a good bike, but not as good as the vfr. go with a 750 or an early 800. i hear the vtec of the later 800s can be a little problemtatic when accellerating in turns and stuff.

here's a good looking vfr in bryan for 3000. its a 99.
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here's a good looking vfr in bryan for 3000. its a 99.
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dats alot of $ for 100k mi.......and alot of miles in general.

Solid bikes, mine had 62~k when i sold her.
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I am looking at around 3700 for a 08 with about 4400 miles. That seems decent to me.

And while I am not a newb, it would be my first Sport/Sport Touring/ Non Cruiser bike. I understand there is a big difference and I dont want to let my ego write a check for that my cant cash. Believe me, I would love to buy a R1 or something that just screams down the road but I also know that I dont have the skills to not become part of the roadway.
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Yeah that seems like a nice deal, go for it
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I am looking at around 3700 for a 08 with about 4400 miles. That seems decent to me.

And while I am not a newb, it would be my first Sport/Sport Touring/ Non Cruiser bike. I understand there is a big difference and I dont want to let my ego write a check for that my cant cash. Believe me, I would love to buy a R1 or something that just screams down the road but I also know that I dont have the skills to not become part of the roadway.
I can access nada kbb at the moment but I bet you could get down closer to 3k. FYI most of the people who buy r1 and the like don't have the skills just think that they do....
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you can definitely get that down some. I got my 08 a little over a year and a half ago with 10K miles for 3000. Bioguru on here also has one.
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I may decide against it. I think I found a piece of land. No restrictions and out where nobody will bother me. I could stop paying rent too. Just utilities, well electric. Everything else is on site.
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then get an old used dual sport. be the guy that rides into town once a month for provisions, and then rides out.
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