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Old 11-07-2007, 07:01 PM   #21
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ive had my 636 for little over a year, and still dont think i can ride 95% of its level, I have wanted to get a liter bike, but to be honest, trying to find one that fits me and i like is ! lol so im going to wait till atleast all the 08's come out and reviews come in till i try to jump to a liter bike and keep my 600 for the track!
i guarantee you can't ride 50% of it's level.
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Old 11-07-2007, 07:02 PM   #23
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Old 11-07-2007, 07:47 PM   #24
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Old 11-07-2007, 07:52 PM   #25
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twist the throttle more and learn to ride once you do you will realize you bike is as fast as you want it to be. unless you're only into straight line speed whcih really isn't any fun at all.
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I love my 600 for the corners on a country road cause its far more nimble and I can roll the throttle w/o worrying of spinning out a tire.

That said; the busa gets almost all the seat time cause I hardly touch the throttle to run w/ cruisers and the seat position, comfort, etc is exactly what I enjoy while riding.

Its also a complex thing. I know I ride the busa not cause it attracts more attention then most; its cause I enjoy it. And I don't talk $hit about other bikers out there cause I know my place on the road and its not in the corners w/ that thing...
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Old 11-07-2007, 08:10 PM   #27
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tell it to dragracers.
yes he already said he doesn't know how to corner. Drag race it if you are getting low 10's move up.
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Old 11-07-2007, 08:22 PM   #28
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my weight is about 280lbs and i ride a 600. So it can be done and i can keep up with the other smaller guys riding 600's just as good if not better. but lately i have been thinking about getting a 1000, but i think i will wait till a little longer to upgrade in CC
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i stayed on 600's for about 5 years, i now have a literbike (fz1) and rode a friends cbr600rr not that long ago, i dont think i could ever go back to a 600 because of the size, i didnt feel comfortable on the smaller bike, i know the ergos arent the same but it wasnt that, it was the size itself. as far as power goes a 600 sportbike has more than enough power to do whatever you could possibly imagine, regear it to what you feel like you want it to do, put a power commander or rejet and put an exhaust if the physical size of it works for you. oh yeah, liter bikes suck when its time to push it around.... or when you try to walk it back on anything but level cement
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i stayed on 600's for about 5 years, i now have a literbike (fz1) and rode a friends cbr600rr not that long ago, i dont think i could ever go back to a 600 because of the size, i didnt feel comfortable on the smaller bike, i know the ergos arent the same but it wasnt that, it was the size itself. as far as power goes a 600 sportbike has more than enough power to do whatever you could possibly imagine, regear it to what you feel like you want it to do, put a power commander or rejet and put an exhaust if the physical size of it works for you. oh yeah, liter bikes suck when its time to push it around.... or when you try to walk it back on anything but level cement
funny thing.....i checked the GVWR (gross vehicle weight rating) on my 05' 600rr versus my friend's 06' 1000rr........the 1000 only weighs 10 or 20lbs more, i forgot which one.

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as for the topic at hand.....i was riding on and off for about 5 yrs before steppin up to the liter plate and buying an 06' 1000rr last year. after doing some trackdays.....i actually went back down to a 600, best decision i ever made. when i overstep the boundaries of the 600 (if i ever do), maybe i'll pick up another literbike...or a 750 or somethin.
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Lets see... i had 2 600's before i bought my 10r. I had an 05 GSXR 600 and my 06 636 that my girl now rides before i went and bought a litre bike.

Its a big difference. I prob wont ever go back to a 600. Just so much more power on he litre but make sure your ready for it. They run like a raped ape! I thought my 636 was fast and it is but not like this. My 10r is wicked!! Handles not bad either for a litre. Dont get me wrong, it was a little easier to throw the 636 around which i still occasionally do but the 10r has ungodly power and handles pretty good itself.

Ill get another 600 as a trackbike one day. Got too many other toys right now though to be getting a track bike anytime soon. lol
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Lets see... i had 2 600's before i bought my 10r. I had an 05 GSXR 600 and my 06 636 that my girl now rides before i went and bought a litre bike.

Its a big difference. I prob wont ever go back to a 600. Just so much more power on he litre but make sure your ready for it. They run like a raped ape! I thought my 636 was fast and it is but not like this. My 10r is wicked!! Handles not bad either for a litre. Dont get me wrong, it was a little easier to throw the 636 around which i still occasionally do but the 10r has ungodly power and handles pretty good itself.

Ill get another 600 as a trackbike one day. Got too many other toys right now though to be getting a track bike anytime soon. lol
dude...I saw your girl at the driver license office the other day.
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dude...I saw your girl at the driver license office the other day.
Yup... she was over at the one in Alvin yesterday...
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I'd say your good to move up......to a 636
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I'd say your good to move up......to a 636


I just got home and off mine. I played around a bit, and this thing is still as much fun as the day I bought it. There isn't much a liter can do for me that my 'little' 636 can't. If everything goes as planned, I may buy a Ducati 848 in the next year-year and a half for the street, but just because I want a Duc, and the extra torque would be nice. . . . screw top end power and higher top speeds.
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I get the biggest kick out of hearing "You can't ride it to its full potential, or you can only ride at 80% of its potential" blah blah blah...... Such a crock....When most people decide they want a bigger bike, its not because they want to go faster around a race track....90% of street riders never even get on a race track....

ISCLAIMER: YES smaller bikes are better on a race track and one should learn how to ride/steer/handle a small bike on a race track.....

The reality is, when someone wants a bigger bike, its because they want something that accelerates harder, faster on top end, requires less to get more etc..

Anyone can get 100% potential out of a 600 on a straight road....its not rocket science and it requires no skill, just pin the throttle and go...no biggie...I would recommend a gearing change to add some pep but all its going to do is run through the gears faster, yes it FEELS faster and wheelies more which is more fun but.....the fact is, if you want a faster bike, go buy one....as long as you are mature, don't have to be showing off on it or testing it out on every straight road...get what you want.

I bought my first bike and I didn't even know how to ride...I couldn't even ride it home, it was an RF600 back in 98. I learned to ride it, had some fun and got bored with it...I sold it 3 months later and bought a ZX11....I kept it for 2yrs, modded the out of it, raced it etc....got bored...Then I bought a busa, and I still have it....ofcourse I have gone through every mod possible on it to keep me interested..Now I am at the point that I can not get its full potential in a straight line and I am leaving it at the level of power that its at....(300hp)

Be mature, buy what you want....
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I get the biggest kick out of hearing "You can't ride it to its full potential, or you can only ride at 80% of its potential" blah blah blah...... Such a crock....When most people decide they want a bigger bike, its not because they want to go faster around a race track....90% of street riders never even get on a race track....


Anyone can get 100% potential out of a 600 on a straight road....
i was going to say the same thin gbut you beat me to it. they guy did say he wasn't much into the corners, so he may have well gotten 100% from his 600...in a straight line, and he wants more.
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i didnt read any of the other posts. Honestly i would never upgrade to a bigger displacement, Rather i would purchace a bike based on the use of the bike.
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