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Old 05-17-2007, 05:37 PM   #21
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Old 05-17-2007, 05:43 PM   #22
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foolish man...you sound like you worship a machine...it's ALL METAL AND PLASTIC one day you'll figure that out...take a honda 1000rr and a gsxr 1000....slam them into a wall at 100mph...they are both not "reuseable" all you have is a liter kart

no...but the honda won't break if you run it into a pot hole.
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Personal opinion - I love the V-twin and the RC 51 would be the bike for me. BUT I am also a big guy and it wouldn't be my first bike.

It's all down to you and what feels right. The only thing that should take preferance over your taste is your ability. If it's your first bike or if you don't have a good number of miles under your belt neither bike is a smart choice.
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Play it safe and stick with the bike that you have right now. Your 03 GSXR is more than enough as it is.
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Yeah if you don't have much experience, any bike can be dangerous, but definitely stay away from something that has more power than your can handle. Clock some miles, like thousands of miles before your jump on either one of those monsters.
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foolish man...you sound like you worship a machine...it's ALL METAL AND PLASTIC one day you'll figure that out...take a honda 1000rr and a gsxr 1000....slam them into a wall at 100mph...they are both not "reuseable" all you have is a liter kart
I've more than likely been working with metal and plastic since before you were born - I'm about to get it figured out. I'm college educated in the field and have been fabricating, machining, and wrenching on the stuff for 40 years. What are your qualifications? Your wall theory is right (you'll also be dead), however - consider a more likely scenario - lowside them both at 100 mph or more - get them tumbling - the gixxer frame will be much more likely to fail - THE RECORD SPEAKS FOR ITSELF - do a search or two - I don't worship anything in-animate - I own other brands besides Honda. You are just wrong on this one. Strip both frames down - set them side by side, and look at them - the difference will be obvious. I made my initial comment gigging a fellow board member (his frame did break during a 100mph left hand lowside/tumble - mine did not break/bend/tweak/crack/nothing during a 130-140mph left hand lowside/tumble). You got on your high horse and called me "dumb" - support your statements with engineering data or crash data - you can't - your wrong - the gixxer is a good bike, but the frame does not crash well - ask Patrick - ask Ty Howard, ask gixxerbill. Your repeated support data is: metal is metal ... plastic is plastic - and that I'm "dumb" and I'm a "foolish man".You need to do better than that.
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there has been one issue with a honda rc51 stress cracking. One guy on another forum had to replace his swing arm on his rc51 because of a stress crack. he only had 104,000 miles on it...what a piece of Lets see a suzuki go 100,000 miles
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I have a 03 RC51 and have ridden practly every liter class sport bike out there. I wouldn't trade the RC for any of them. As far as power...In a straight line you have to catch me to beat me and in the twisties the RC is extremely stable and forgiving. Hammering this thing out of corners is pure two wheeled nirvana.
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get the RC51, better design, better technology, better bike. (but since you just got your license, i would suggest a 600)
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i'm very aware of sooosucki's frame problems...i had a 06 1000 like gixxie bill...i even duct taped my frame for extra support...the point i was trying to make is i guess beyond you...
What exactly do you think duct tape is going to do for you? If your frame breaks that is not going to hold it together. all you did was make it impossible to check for stress fractures before you throw a leg over. good luck with that
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it was a fukcin joke mang lol it's a www.gsxr.com thang

whew! I was seriously wondering about you for a second:BangHead:

don't do that again:nono:
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rc 51 would be a lot easier to ride
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With every i-4 bike I've owned I've always got the bug for a "better" one 1 or 2 years down the road. 3 yrs on the RC and I still have a stupid looking grin on my face the whole time I ride...:icon_bigg
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witchdoctor, how do you like the RC?
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Dude if you are new rider please don't get either. Too many people die horrible deaths buying a litre bike before they are ready. Trust me on this. I have over 27 years riding experience under my belt...dirt, then about 20 years of cruiser experience and I still only bought a gsxr 750 for my first sport bike and rode it for almost two years before I moved up to a litre bike. They are very unforgiving when you twist that throttle.

Do yourself and your family that cares about you a favor get a 600 first heck even get a honda but don't get a litre bike. We don't need another death on the board it is depressing enough with the ones we have had lately.
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Gixxerbill, I agree. Both of the bikes discussed are too much for someone with little or no experience.

As a new rider I would start out with a 500 or 600 sports bike. Possibly even a 250. Remember that your first bike is not your last bike.

Here's a good FAQ thread regarding this:
http://www.motohouston.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2576

Dude, I'd get a smaller, used bike for a first one. Practice your MSF skills in the parking lot until they are instinctual. While doing this, you may drop the bike a time or two but you won't be crying cause it's new/expensive. Then head out on the road and to your local track day.

You can find Ninja 250s all day long on Craigslist.
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Pick one up for cheap and then re-sell it when you're ready to move up. Heck I sold my starter bike on Craigslist for $600 more than I paid for it.
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