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Old 10-17-2014, 06:23 PM   #1
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GSXR opinion ?!?!?

Im looking to get a 07 gsxr 600 but everyone ive talked to has been saying theyre bad bikes. Like the frame cracks easily, i wont be stunting on it tho and the forks are easily blown. Can someone voice their opinion?!?!
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Old 10-17-2014, 06:26 PM   #2
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There's a reason why gixxers are so popular. They're good bikes.

If you get serious about this motorcycle thing, and stick around for a while, you'll find that there area LOT of people who have strong opinions about certain things but often they have no clue what they're talking about.
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Old 10-17-2014, 06:35 PM   #3
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Gsxr crew checking in. No complaints about mine.
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Old 10-17-2014, 06:36 PM   #4
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Old 10-17-2014, 06:43 PM   #5
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awsome thanks!
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Old 10-17-2014, 06:46 PM   #6
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I bought my new in 2007 I have had zero issues with my 07 GSX-R 600 and I love it.
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Old 10-17-2014, 06:49 PM   #7
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I bought my new in 2007 I have had zero issues with my 07 GSX-R 600 and I love it.
How many miles is on it now?
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Old 10-17-2014, 07:23 PM   #8
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Bought mine new also and no issues. In fact I'm selling it on MH as we speak and my heart is not even there, love that bike.....but old age is taking a toll.
They are very well rounded bikes. In my opinion better than the other 600's if you going to do street and track. They are all good though each having their own idiosyncrasies.
The frame and fork issue you mention has no merit. if you are stunning you are bound to blow a seal. The frame was a 2005 1000gsxr that had crashed and the frame split and went viral...that's all.
Only problem I see with gixxers is that they are too popular by the wrong crowd and they get abused frequently.
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Old 10-17-2014, 07:34 PM   #9
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Old 10-17-2014, 07:41 PM   #10
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In regard to the frame cracking thing.
The '05-'06 gsxrs had an issue with the frame cracking at a weld near the steering head. There was a recall and they put a reinforcing plate there. Problem solved.
The one you are looking at should have no problem.

The forks are not made by Suzuki, or yamaha or Honda or kawasaki for that matter, the forks ona gsxr may be exactly the same as the forks on a Honda. If there's a problem with blown seals, it isn't because they are bolted on a Suzuki frame.
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i like the r6 08+

gsxr is a great bike too if you take care of it.
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In regard to the frame cracking thing.
The '05-'06 gsxrs had an issue with the frame
05-06 GSXR1000 only. That is a generation behind the 06-07 GSXR600
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05-06 GSXR1000 only. That is a generation behind the 06-07 GSXR600
Right. Previous generation and only 1000's were affected.
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i like the r6 08+

gsxr is a great bike too if you take care of it.
Feels like humping a turtle

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Feels like humping a turtle

Almost anything is good if you take care of it.
yeah, i agree that the positioning on the r6 is more aggressive. its one of the many reasons i like it.
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