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Old 11-08-2007, 09:18 AM   #41
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I rode my old CB750 off and on for about 8 years before I bought my Z1K.

Last time I rode the CB750, it scraped all kinds of hard parts because it's lowered and sprung too softly for my weight. I'm trying to decide if I want to fix it up or just try and get rid of it for cheap. I've barely scratched the surface of what the Z1K is capable of, I can't imagine why I'd want to upgrade from it for the street.
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most people become faster once they learn how to ride a 600 so i say, don't upgrade the bike, upgrade the rider.

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I've had 600s for 3.5 years. Plenty of power. The better rider I become.... The more power the bike seem to have!
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Wow! Thanks for all of the replies guys. I KNOW I can not ride the bike to its full potential in the corners, but like I said in my first post I am more into drag racing. I do enjoy going on cruises and going up through Montgomery to Richards but I'm not dragging my knee doing it. Pure acceleration is my vice

The Z06 Corvette I just recently sold would run about side by side with this bike (Z06 would pull away at higher speeds) and it was one of my slower cars I have had in the past.

For those who mentioned it I weigh in between 160~165 depending on how much I have eaten that day.

A lot of people mentioned gears, but how much of an actual difference does it make in how fast the bike is? Any increases in E.T.'s
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Wow! Thanks for all of the replies guys. I KNOW I can not ride the bike to its full potential in the corners, but like I said in my first post I am more into drag racing. I do enjoy going on cruises and going up through Montgomery to Richards but I'm not dragging my knee doing it. Pure acceleration is my vice

The Z06 Corvette I just recently sold would run about side by side with this bike (Z06 would pull away at higher speeds) and it was one of my slower cars I have had in the past.

For those who mentioned it I weigh in between 160~165 depending on how much I have eaten that day.

A lot of people mentioned gears, but how much of an actual difference does it make in how fast the bike is? Any increases in E.T.'s
Its just like gearing your Z06....if you went from 3.42s to 4.10s, YES it will accelerate better on the bottom of the range, but all it is really going to cause is for you to go into the higher gears sooner, if you have the power to pull the top gears, its good....if not...well, its not so good. But yes most street bikes can make good use of a gearing change, especially 600s because they make no power until 10k rpms anyway....I would start out going down 1 sprocket in the front. You could also go up 1 or 2 on the rear with it, its going to make it FEEL faster as its ripping through gears but what happens is, you are in 4-5th gear by the 1/8 mi and the bike doesn't pull as hard in the top of 5th and 6th and it traps the same speed as it would with stock gearing.

Gearing does make it a lot more fun to ride on the street though, especially for wheelies...
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you can gain a half second to a full second....as long as you can hold the front wheel down....


go ahead and gear it, youll notice a HUGE diff for not alot of $$$
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as far as supermans post...HES ON A FZ1....not a supersport!

and hes no squid.
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I know how gearing works lol. I just didn't know how bikes react to gearing changes. For example, most 6 speed f-body's will pick up roughly 2 tenths in the 1/4 going from 3.42's to 4.10's. I was just wondering how bikes react to changes like that.
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SOMEONE SAID, " if you have to ask your not ready" ... THATS A GOOD POINT!

I also have a 600, and i have had mine for 6 months as well and i have put 4000 miles on it, so i actually "ride it" ... and recently i have been having those kind of feelings as well, but at the same time knowing that i haven't mastered the full potential of the 600 i own. you want to know what put those feelings to rest ... i rode my friends cbr 1000rr ... yeah, I am not ready at all for that much power!!!! ... but being a big guy, i do see myself trading up to a 750 within the next year.
my advice is to wait a while ... maybe do some performance mods to your bike to give some more power. let me know if that is the route you want to go, and i'll send you to a buddy of mine that does some cheap custom mods that will give your bike approx. 5 more hp ... and you can feel it!
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I know how gearing works lol. I just didn't know how bikes react to gearing changes. For example, most 6 speed f-body's will pick up roughly 2 tenths in the 1/4 going from 3.42's to 4.10's. I was just wondering how bikes react to changes like that.
uh, bikes and cars....WAY different...
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I know how gearing works lol. I just didn't know how bikes react to gearing changes. For example, most 6 speed f-body's will pick up roughly 2 tenths in the 1/4 going from 3.42's to 4.10's. I was just wondering how bikes react to changes like that.
Yeah I switched to 4.10s in my TA and it was a good mod.....Freakin 6th gear is useless in those things with 3.42s....Not to mention the big cam I have in it makes no bottom end power and bucks and surges like a going across a parking lot with 3.42.....w/ 4.10s its almost like stock....almost..

Go down 1 tooth up front and try it...you'll love it....You can always go up on the rear later. You will want to get a speedo-healer to recalibrate your speedo, its gonna read crazy fast with -1+2 sprockets.....racks up extra mileage on the odometer to.
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uh, bikes and cars....WAY different...
I realize that

The main point I am trying to get across is the bike feels slow to me now. I have owned 650-700rwhp cars that I felt completely comfortable driving but it starts getting really expensive to make more power once you are at that point :/:

I will try a gear change to see if that helps any. CubanGIXXER feel free to let me know of any ways to make some more power with this bike.
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The main point I am trying to get across is the bike feels slow to me now. I have owned 650-700rwhp cars that I felt completely comfortable driving but it starts getting really expensive to make more power once you are at that point :/:

I will try a gear change to see if that helps any. CubanGIXXER feel free to let me know of any ways to make some more power with this bike.
IF you are wanting to keep your bike, squeeze some more power out of it and willing to spend some money, get GOOD full exhaust system, a power commander, a BMC RACE filter, take it to a good tuner....All that stuff will net you another 8-10hp...thats a noticeable difference on a 400lb bike, it will sound better and look . Gear it -1, +2. That will be a lot of fun on the street. If you decide to start racing it, lower it, strap it, drain the pump gas and dump in some VP MR9 fuel(5-8hp increase) and you could go some 10.50s on it pretty easy with practice...
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What would a.... lets say a stock 06' CBR1000RR that has been lowered and strapped run in the 1/4? I realize driver skill has a lot to do with it but just for comparisons sake.

I would rather just sell this bike and upgrade to a 1k rr than dump money into this one since I will never see that money again.
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An 06 1000 should go some 9.80s@140-142mph relatively easy with it lowered and strapped and a decent rider(average weight) with some practice. A good rider can go some 9.50s@142-145. It will take a low 1.60 short time to get it.

I have a buddy that used to go 9.30s-9.40s on a 01 Gsxr1k. It was lowered/strapped and had an air shifter....stock pipe/tune etc...>Rider was 140lbs suited and was a ridn .
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Oh and if you are seriously thinking about really getting into drag racing, street racing....dump the 600....You will get bored with it quick, after you have spent $1200+ modding it... get a 1000. You will run a second and a half quicker on a stock 1000 then a lightly modded 600....No comparison really...
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the same reason you are asking about upgrading is the same reason i got a busa. i'm not all about dragging my knee in the corners, i like the thrill of the acceleration. if that is your vice you won't be happy until you get the most powerful bike out there, that is why i got the busa. i put a good 2000 miles on my first one before i even pegged the throttle, it has so much power. it was 3 months after getting it that i even hit redline in 1st. there is no substitute for raw size of the motor. a 600 wouldn't give me the kick in the that i wanted. i say don't dump the money in the 600, instead spend it on a bigger bike but the key is to USE THE POWER RESPONSIBLY
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I might start looking around for a liter bike. A friend of mine is wanting a bike so maybe I can get him to buy my bike.

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For the record I do think the 600RR and 1000RR are the best looking bikes on the market....the all black, undertail exhaust etc.....awesome looking bikes...And they have the usual Honda build quality.

If you are gonna look for a bike to street ride and drag race, I would stick with the GSXR1000 or the ZX10s, they are much better/common platforms for drag racing then the CBRs or R1...FYI.
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