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Old 09-29-2013, 05:42 PM   #1
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need opinions

So im fixing to sell the buell I love it but i think its more ment for someone whos got time and knowledge for these I guess exotic type bike meaning not very common and experience as for I mean don't get me wrong I understand bikes are toys but I at least want something that availability is very easy and well bikes seem to b the solution lol plus iv always liked r1s but till I get good ill settle for a r6 whats yall opinions on which to buy price part's ya know thanks for any help
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Old 09-29-2013, 05:53 PM   #2
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Old 09-29-2013, 06:04 PM   #3
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Old 09-29-2013, 06:26 PM   #4
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any 600 is plenty...

stay away from bikes that have a reputation for electrical problems..
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Old 09-29-2013, 06:36 PM   #5
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i have a 600 (r6) and 1000

eh for the back road rides here in houston a 1000 is better... a lotta straights, sweepers in houston. if you did track a lot then a 600 would do. Id be happy with either on the streets though, both have their advantages. Ive heard a lot of good things about the R1's handling though, and i love the way the r6's handle.
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Old 09-29-2013, 06:43 PM   #6
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ive had both an R6 and an R1. R6 is a lot more "flickable" then the 1k. If i were in your situation id go with the 6, maybe move to an R1 in a couple years
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Old 09-29-2013, 06:44 PM   #7
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I love my R1, only had an issue with the stater/battery once. Other than that I've had no problems with it.
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Old 09-29-2013, 07:03 PM   #8
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my friend had the same problem with his too.
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Old 09-29-2013, 07:20 PM   #9
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Old 09-29-2013, 07:28 PM   #10
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Yeah those Buells are pretty cool and unique, but usually those two qualities always mean problems.

CBR600, or R6 is what I would go for.
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Old 09-29-2013, 07:33 PM   #11
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good luck ... are you gonna take up the on the buell or did you get a good deal on it?
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Old 09-29-2013, 07:38 PM   #12
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600's are great but to me they are really a single purpose bike. Go fast on a track or the street. But for cruising the hi revving 600 motor doesn't work because it's just screaming all the time. When I still rode a lot of the street and back roads I really enjoyed my TL1000R a slow turning V twin, as far a sport bike goes for long rides it is a great bike. A great track bike, it is not. But it is what I use it for now. So it depends on what type rider you are and the types of rides you do.
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Old 09-29-2013, 07:40 PM   #13
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600's are great but to me they are really a single purpose bike. Go fast on a track or the street. But for cruising the hi revving 600 motor doesn't work because it's just screaming all the time. When I still rode a lot of the street and back roads I really enjoyed my TL1000R a slow turning V twin, as far a sport bike goes for long rides it is a great bike. A great track bike, it is not. But it is what I use it for now. So it depends on what type rider you are and the types of rides you do.
SV 650 is also a great bike... I have owned about 3 and love them..
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Old 09-29-2013, 07:43 PM   #14
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i have a 600 (r6) and 1000

eh for the back road rides here in houston a 1000 is better... a lotta straights, sweepers in houston. if you did track a lot then a 600 would do. Id be happy with either on the streets though, both have their advantages. Ive heard a lot of good things about the R1's handling though, and i love the way the r6's handle.
What did i miss. Umayr welcome to the club.

Go with a tmax. 50000+ reliable miles. Excet fuel pump.
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Old 09-29-2013, 07:44 PM   #15
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What did i miss. Umayr welcome to the club.

Go with a tmax. 50000+ reliable miles. Excet fuel pump.
I think OP wants a "motorcycle" ..
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Go with a tmax. 50000+ reliable miles. Excet fuel pump.
You need to paint that TMAX pink ... girly man
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Old 09-29-2013, 08:36 PM   #17
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good luck ... are you gonna take up the on the buell or did you get a good deal on it?
Lol man I got pretty decent deal on it cuz I got it from a friend but not sure how its gonna sell ya know lol but either way im sure ima have to get another thousand together cuz I dont wanna get something with a lot a lot of miles
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Old 09-29-2013, 08:38 PM   #18
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Thanks alot for all the opinions lol so how many miles is to much for a bike cuz im thinking price range I wanna go with is around 5k is that enough I really just want a brand new r6 or zx636 I like those to but insurance is way to high my wife would kill me lol 8k for a yr
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Just for the street? R1 or R6 would be cool. Never liked the Buell.
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Old 09-29-2013, 09:02 PM   #20
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