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Old 01-18-2007, 12:58 PM   #1
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Upgrade question

I'm thinking of upgrading to a different bike in a few months or so. I currently have a suzuki gs500. I see that Motorcycles Unlimited has a couple of 929RRs in my price range but would that be too big of a jump? I would like a clean bike that has better performance and suspension than my current one.
Also, would it be worth my while to look for a fuel injected bike vs one with carburetion. I don't have my mind set on any bike so I'm open to any suggestions or advice on what I should get next.
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Old 01-18-2007, 01:04 PM   #2
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I would stay away from a liter bike as a next step. You could pick up a nice 600 for about the same price.
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I'd stay at a 600, or maybe a 750 depending on how long you've been riding. I don't feel any need whatsoever for a literbike.
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If you have enough experience, might as well go with a 750
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That's what I'm thinking as well.

What about the second question of FI vs carb?
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I would say a 600. Loads of power when you get around to running the rpms up. Don't let the liter size fool you. A 600 is a way different animal than the 500.
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PM CarbonR1, He posted that he has a newer model GSX-R 600 for around $4K.
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i started out on 600's and jumped up to my 929.... wow, big FN difference!! although it handles and rides a lot like a 600, it will get your in trouble REAL quick! But who am I to tell you what bike to get or not? But I will say if you do decide to get a bigger bike, take it slow man.... and learn to stop that thing on a dime...(ok maybe a nickel!)
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That's what I'm thinking as well.

What about the second question of FI vs carb?
Your budget will get you into an FI model bike. Might as well go for it.
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i started out on 600's and jumped up to my 929.... wow, big FN difference!! although it handles and rides a lot like a 600, it will get your in trouble REAL quick! But who am I to tell you what bike to get or not? But I will say if you do decide to get a bigger bike, take it slow man.... and learn to stop that thing on a dime...(ok maybe a nickel!)
Think how big of a difference a 500 to a liter will be.
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Your budget will get you into an FI model bike. Might as well go for it.
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Think how big of a difference a 500 to a liter will be.
oh I know dude! I am by NO means recommending it to him, I was more in the mind set of "I can't stop him if he wants it" but I would say go for a 600. There are too many bad 600's that can be easily tamed and loads of fun as well. (note: YOU STILL NEED TO RESPECT THE OUT OF A 600!)
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just get a FI 600 you wont be dissapointed.
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you can also buy my gixxer for 5000
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A modern 600 is nearly as powerful as my rc51. I would stay in the 600 class for an upgrade. I recently replaced my wifes ninja 250 with a sv 650. That is a smooth upgrade.
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please refer to the responses in your previous thread:eh:
I thought that thread ended...just looked at the responses, pretty much the same as what everyone is saying here. And what everyone is saying confirms my original thoughts of getting a liter bike...too much bike for now.

as far as the 600s go, any pros or cons to any of them. I sat on a cbr600rr at gpmotoring and it felt nice.
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I thought that thread ended...just looked at the responses, pretty much the same as what everyone is saying here. And what everyone is saying confirms my original thoughts of getting a liter bike...too much bike for now.

as far as the 600s go, any pros or cons to any of them. I sat on a 600rr at gpmotoring and it felt nice.
there's really no cons except that it's slower when compared to a liter bike, but i don't really see the need for liter bikes on the street. O and the handling is awesome and i ahvent even done any track days yet
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there's really no cons except that it's slower when compared to a liter bike, but i don't really see the need for liter bikes on the street. O and the handling is awesome and i ahvent even done any track days yet
its really only "slower" when you hit 3rd or 4th gear.... so to reiterate your point, where the do you need to do that on the street? I had a 600 run with me until mid 3rd then I started pullin on him (well into triple digits and definitely NOT needed for the street) so if you like that 600RR, I say go for it man, they are solid bikes and lots of fun!
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its really only "slower" when you hit 3rd or 4th gear.... so to reiterate your point, where the do you need to do that on the street? I had a 600 run with me until mid 3rd then I started pullin on him (well into triple digits and definitely NOT needed for the street) so if you like that 600RR, I say go for it man, they are solid bikes and lots of fun!
what was the triple digits ?:icon_bigg
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