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Old 07-28-2007, 04:35 PM   #1
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Newbie looking to buy new bike

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My first post. I'm in the market for a new Suzuki GSXR-600 and I was wondering what the average discount most of you worked out when buying a new bike. Is it commonplace for the dealership to throw in the helmet or other gear?
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Old 07-28-2007, 04:39 PM   #2
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Hey buddy if you find out you dont wanna mess with a dealership and that you dont wanna wreck a brand spankin new bike and have to pay it off i got a bike for you. Its a 2007 kawasaki zzr600. Its a great starter bike but has enough power to definitly hang with all the other 600s. Check in the for sale section or my thread. Sellin it for $5,800 with just bike or $6,000 with gear and accesories
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Old 07-28-2007, 04:45 PM   #4
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Old 07-28-2007, 05:28 PM   #5
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I agree with RACER X , excellent article. I would recomend the gsx 600 katana also, it is comfortable, not to light, a very good bike for starters and even experience riders.
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I agree with RACER X , excellent article. I would recomend the gsx 600 katana also, it is comfortable, not to light, a very good bike for starters and even experience riders.
Wouldn't some one want a light bike who want a heavy bike? I say go with a sv650 or a 636.
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Old 07-28-2007, 05:56 PM   #7
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Wouldn't some one want a light bike who want a heavy bike? I say go with a sv650 or a 636.
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edit: nvm it says 'newbie'

in that case, dont listen to wheelie king.. never put a newbie on a 636 imo~

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Old 07-28-2007, 05:57 PM   #9
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good luck on your bike purchase. i'd recomend buying something used and getting a helmet and more from one of our sponsors...

make sure you take a safety course as well.
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I agree with RACER X , excellent article. I would recomend the gsx 600 katana also, it is comfortable, not to light, a very good bike for starters and even experience riders.
kat. is a marginal beginner bike. 2 faults, 1)its heavy 2) if you drop it plastics will get damaged are $ to repair.

as for 636, that would be NO not a good begineer bike
ZZR is NOT a good beginner bike as well, i've had 1.

SV is marginal, the only pitfall is that torque comes on strong low end, so if you don;t have good throttle control, you'll end up on 1 wheel unexpectidly.

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I started with a 05 Katana 600 and rode for two yrs and learned a lot, I bought it new and never laid it down or dropped it but I have also been riding dirt bikes since the age of 5 and race motocross from 11 to 27 so I have been exposed to bikes but never had a street bike, so believe me when I say it is a completley different world on the street so be careful. I just bought a new 07 gsxr 600 and it is a world of difference then the Katana so start slow.
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Thanks for all the advice. I'm new to the new street bikes in a sense because I rode a 1986 Kawasaki Ninja 900 for 4 years. After that, I rode a 98 Honda CBR 900. These were all friends bikes that I borrowed and it's been 6 years since I've been on a street bike. I've never purchased my own and that is why I started the thread looking to see what kind of buying tactics you guys had for your new bikes. Great info and would love to hear more.

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Thanks for all the advice. I'm new to the new street bikes in a sense because I rode a 1986 Kawasaki Ninja 900 for 4 years. After that, I rode a 98 Honda CBR 900. These were all friends bikes that I borrowed and it's been 6 years since I've been on a street bike. I've never purchased my own and that is why I started the thread looking to see what kind of buying tactics you guys had for your new bikes. Great info and would love to hear more.

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Promised wife I would take the MSF course and get top rated gear. Any advice on where to get good gear? Just moved here from Colorado and am getting acclimated to the humidity.
Cycle gear!!! you can buy helmets try them on test them and if its not what expect you can return it within 15 Days. Dont buy aything from eximports!
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From Colo huh? Another transplant, welcome! Trust me, been down here since 89, and still not acclimated to the humidity.
Shouldn't be quite as bad where you are, and you're closer to some good roads.
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From Colo huh? Another transplant, welcome! Trust me, been down here since 89, and still not acclimated to the humidity.
Shouldn't be quite as bad where you are, and you're closer to some good roads.

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Promised wife I would take the MSF course and get top rated gear. Any advice on where to get good gear? Just moved here from Colorado and am getting acclimated to the humidity.
when you take the course from me, i have coupons to get you 15% off a 1x purchase at www.cyclegear.com

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since you have some experience, look in the SV i have for sale.
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