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Old 01-19-2008, 11:20 PM   #1
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2000 GXR600 question

i am new to the moto world, and i am about to buy a 2000 gsxr 600, but while i look at it, it looks a little larger than the newer bikes. Is there any truth to this or am i just imagining things.
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Old 01-19-2008, 11:46 PM   #2
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welcome there is a weight diff. of aprox. 30 pds or so seat height seems to be close ,from 2000-2007 i dunno
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Old 01-19-2008, 11:51 PM   #3
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not your imagination... they have gotten tiny over the years
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Old 01-20-2008, 12:10 AM   #4
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so, i have two other questions then. i am not too big a guy, about 150 lbs 5'7" is this bike too big or is there not much of a difference in size compared to lets say a 2005? also, is there any way of changing the fairings and tank to make it smaller or no? maybe dumb question i apologize.
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so, i have two other questions then. i am not too big a guy, about 150 lbs 5'7" is this bike too big or is there not much of a difference in size compared to lets say a 2005? also, is there any way of changing the fairings and tank to make it smaller or no? maybe dumb question i apologize.
If you want a smaller bike, go with the 2008 Ninja 250R.
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Old 01-20-2008, 05:31 AM   #6
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You could try to find a CBR400 they made them oversees and they are a little smaller but not as small as a ninja 250...
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Old 01-20-2008, 10:24 AM   #7
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I just got a 98 GSXR 600. Pulled it out of my truck a few minutes ago. I named it already....little piggy. Compared to my 04' 750 it's a pig.

If you can affort a 2001 or later GSXR600 you'll be much happier. They are fuel injected. For 99% of riders fuel injection is prefered over carbs like a billion to one.

Plus the 2001 + are much lighter.

Unless cash is in short supply, save up a little bit more and get a fuel injected bike. You'll be very very very very glad you did. The first time a carbed bike starts to run poorly you'll be looking at $200 for a carb clean and adjustment. If you let the bike sit for any period of time they will gum up. If you drop it they will leak. If you trailer it they will leak on the trailer. Or in your truck bed (like mine did last night).

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+1 fuel inj. ftw
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The later models are a bit smaller and are lighter, however they're also more powerful, which for a novice rider is not necessarily a good thing.
Changing fairings / bodywork on the bike really isn't an option.

A couple of questions; have you taken the MSF and gotten your motorcycle license?

IMO, for a first bike I'd look more towards something like a Ninja 250, GS500 or MAYBE an SV650, but that's just my opinion.

If you find a bike somewhere you like, you're welcome to have it brought up the the shop and we'll do a visual inspection and test drive free of charge to let you know what kind of shape it's in.


Whatever you decide on, wear your gear, ride safe / within your limits, and welcome to the family.
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