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Old 01-14-2007, 05:01 PM   #81
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yes you can add it on later if you want and no its not a big deal.

ive read nothing but good about that kawi... don't worry, you will like it.
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Old 01-14-2007, 05:07 PM   #82
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Quick question I also noticed the kawasaki bikes dont have the stablizer on them like the Suzukis do. Do you guys think that really makes that big of a difference and is it something that can be added on to the 650R if needed?
It's not needed and like others said it's a relatively affordable and easy insallation.
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Old 01-14-2007, 05:15 PM   #83
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Quick question I also noticed the kawasaki bikes dont have the stablizer on them like the Suzukis do. Do you guys think that really makes that big of a difference and is it something that can be added on to the 650R if needed?
some kawasakis come with stabilizers.
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Old 01-14-2007, 05:32 PM   #84
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yes you can add it on later if you want and no its not a big deal.

ive read nothing but good about that kawi... don't worry, you will like it.

Yea Ive heard nothing but good things as well about it other than the fact people dont really care for the way te exhaust sounds but thats someting I can get taken care of later anyway. More than likely Ill end up goin with that one neway since they always say you should def. FOLLOW YOUR FIRST MIND!
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Old 01-14-2007, 05:40 PM   #85
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. but just this summer I mentioned countersteer and he says "huh? what's that?". He had no problem riding wheelies at 100 mph, but any curve scared the outta him..
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Old 01-14-2007, 05:43 PM   #86
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that always makes me laugh. Oh and yes you can buy a steering DAMPER for a kawi
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Old 01-14-2007, 06:35 PM   #87
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that always makes me laugh. Oh and yes you can buy a steering DAMPER for a kawi
Thanks for the video guys, that makes me feel better after workin with retards all day in the mall......any price quotes for the steering dampner though?
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Old 01-14-2007, 06:38 PM   #88
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Everyone on this board has concerned for your safety and meant well with advices but the best advice is listen to yourself. Get the bike you WANT not what people say is good for you. You can get a moped or small cc bikes and if you are gonna act a fool on the road, you will still be hurt or kill. Bike doesn't kill, mistakes does. Everyone on a bike will go down, just matter of when for the one that hasn't. If you are going to ride the bike safely/defensively you will be all right. Seeing some guys doing wheelie on the street or freeway is impressive but it's a big hefty price to pay for short glory. several months later, all will be forgotten. High speed riding is no exception.
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dude my sv that i rode around on the street doesnt have a damper on it. and i ride the out of it. wouldnt hurt to put one on it but unless you realli ride the out of it or have 100+ hp dont worry about it
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Old 01-15-2007, 07:47 AM   #92
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You may or may not need a damper. Really depends on the bike and how hard you ride it. I don't have one, and flog mine pretty hard. Haven't found the need for one as of yet.
Being a newb, it will be a while before you discover a need for it or not.
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yeah! cuz your wants are whats important.......... get an R1/gsxr1k your wants are the most important thing to keeping you alive...........:eh:

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any price quotes for the steering dampner though?

Save the money and get some good gear instead.

My first bike was a Ninja250 and my boyfriend back then, 220lbs had one as well. He was more experienced, rode Dad's cruiser a lot. Me, total beginner. Sometimes he had me two-up on the Ninja and it had no problems moving. So, a 650R will be just fine for you. The Ninjas have plenty of in the lower RPMs, you'll have fun. I made the 250 accidentally wheelie twice the first week I had it. They all need to be reckoned with and they all can get you in trouble.

About any modifications, spend the money on the MSF and gear and then insurance and gas. Then when you think you have money to spare, do maintenance, check for better tires, and get more gear. I know it is tempting and I remember all the things I wanted to put on the Ninja and now on the VFR. Now I have winter gloves and a winter jacket on the top of my list. Bike mods, ... not important right now. :icon_bigg
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