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Old 03-15-2012, 02:53 AM   #21
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I started on a 06 636... Rode every day for a year (no car), highways and back roads... Sold it, and bought a 06 675. I'll never go back to the 636, the 675 is better in every way except maintenance lol... I'm half asleep, so I can't point out all the details ATM, but the main thing that sticks out is the low end power is a lot nicer for commuting, and the 675 just feels so nimble. The 636 felt like a tank compared to it.
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Old 03-15-2012, 02:55 AM   #22
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675 has a more aggressive stance as well, as others have noted. It comes to personal preference, but aggressive is more comfortable to me then laid back...
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Old 03-15-2012, 05:28 AM   #23
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spend the $ you woulda spent and do a trackday or 4, and stick it out longer then your current 3 mos on your 250

you'll end up a better rider in the end.

so how many miles have you ridden in 3 mos?

there;s a reason ins. is so high on 600SS bikes, its not cuz they DON;T crash alot.
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Old 03-15-2012, 07:04 AM   #24
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how are the repairs from your crash on the 250 coming?
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Old 03-15-2012, 07:10 AM   #25
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Old 03-15-2012, 07:25 AM   #26
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Old 03-15-2012, 07:29 AM   #27
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how are the repairs from your crash on the 250 coming?
I think he is getting at the repairs may not be happening since he said... It looks like he is getting a new bike..
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Old 03-15-2012, 07:30 AM   #28
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Stick with the 250 for a bit longer. If mine had been brand spanking new and not a beater I'd probably still be on it.
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Wait, you totaled a 250 in less than three months? Don't buy ANY supersport.
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never had a chance to ride the 636 love the styling and the unique engine tho its a classic for sure and almost a meuseum piece at this point ... the 675 is very nimble and agressive it feels as thin as a 250 around the tank but has enough grunt to scare the out of u ... its a bit tricky to find used ones tho... it looks like you have a 250... i am keeping my 250 to hone my skills as best i can
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Old 03-15-2012, 08:21 AM   #31
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Honestly Kawi is a bad bike to "start on" for a supersport they suspension takes a lot of work to sort out and they have a huge upper power band that can you in a ton of trouble.

They are better suited for experienced riders and straight line fun.

I think the 675 is a much better choice.
IMO, kawi 636 is nice, when it works...dunno if I just got a deal, but my 06 636 is completely turning me off to kawi.
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spend the $ you woulda spent and do a trackday or 4, and stick it out longer then your current 3 mos on your 250

you'll end up a better rider in the end.

so how many miles have you ridden in 3 mos?

there;s a reason ins. is so high on 600SS bikes, its not cuz they DON;T crash alot.
I would have to agree with him on this one...

First parade lap you went down on the 250, first trackday you went down and possibly totalled it...

I say you get back on a 250 and get more seat time before moving up to a 600+...
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Stop discouraging him, when he wrecks the 675 I get cheap spare parts and spare motor.
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Old 03-15-2012, 08:32 AM   #33
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Wait, you totaled a 250 in less than three months? Don't buy ANY supersport.
That's kinda what I was thinking. I thought he was just moving up soon, didn't realized he wrecked it. If the wreck wasn't his fault at all, then maybe I would think a little different, but the 250 sure is a great learning tool.
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get another 250 and buy back yours and make a track bike out of it...
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The 675 is very easy to ride. It was my first bike. Not any issues but regulator rectifiers but they changed that. It automatically puts you in good "body position". Well a beginning point that is. Its not comfy tho unless your core is strong
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250 went down twice,(not trying to be mean, just real) because of your own riding faults. You should stick with the 250 that you already have and work on your skills before moving up. Won't take long if you just work at it. More power=more trouble whether you experienced or not. Bigger cc's just increases chances of a mess. Lite is might! Plus, it'll make you feel worst when I pass you on my 250 when your on a 600. Just saying...
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I would agree with this...sv, or 650r if you want to go up.

I say you get back on a 250 and get more seat time before moving up to a 600+...
I just wanted to note 2 were in on the SV before I decided to say +1
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Why not buy a used SS bike in cash, then have liability plus theft insurance. $4000 insurance for 1 year is rediculus.

Edit....youve wrecked a 250, why do you think you need even more HP
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Edit....youve wrecked a 250, why do you think you need even more HP
more power clearly means more control
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