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Old 01-19-2009, 12:34 AM   #1
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Yeah! Besides freezing my off on the ride back and having a speedometer with no backlight (HARD TO MAINTAIN A SPEED!) I loved the ride back. SOOOOO MUCH better than my 250 on the freeway and it still had torque to get me through some traffic. I really couldn't believe that a 500cc vs the 250cc was so much different in overall power when you get up to highway, but I really really really liked it. I just don't know how much trouble I'm going to get into now... :-)
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Old 01-19-2009, 12:42 AM   #4
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Old 01-19-2009, 11:51 AM   #5
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Only an Kawi ex500. I'm borrowing it for 3 months while my friend is in basic and I save and look for an SV650. It was my first taste of WOW. At 70, drop a gear and take off. I couldn't believe the difference. I can't wait to try out the SV, it must be a highway monster... .I'm just waiting for an older one with low miles to popup that has had a full exhaust and everything already done to it so I save some money on the aftermarket. :-)
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Only an Kawi ex500. I'm borrowing it for 3 months while my friend is in basic and I save and look for an SV650. It was my first taste of WOW. At 70, drop a gear and take off. I couldn't believe the difference. I can't wait to try out the SV, it must be a highway monster... .I'm just waiting for an older one with low miles to popup that has had a full exhaust and everything already done to it so I save some money on the aftermarket. :-)
You're welcome to ride mine. It's been dropped and wrecked, so I don't think you can hurt it.
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heck yeah! I'll hit you up sometime when I get close to getting a sv. Only thing that bothered me was the lack of a good windscreen (i want the SV650N). I think though that with hunching over just a bit it wouldn't be that bad?
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Yeah yeah. Remember I'm coming from a ninja 250, so it is a monster. I don't want high high top speed. I just want it to pull like till around 90-100 if need be. I pretty much loligag about in the 70-85 mph range without going above for the most part. It's kept me free of tickets, and I ride for the joy and twisties for the most part, I'll enjoy crazy high speeds when I get to the track.
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I have a busa you could ride if you are confident enough. Now I may not let you go too far, but I imagine that will put a smile on your face too
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Ive got a 500r as well, PLENTY of power to get where you need to go... Ive taken that thing to austin and back 2 times so far....not bad at all!
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Lol. I think I'll pass on the busa ride, maybe someday. 1000's don't really appeal to me, simply because I don't WANT the extra power. I like reving the snot out of my engine a bit, without worrying about jail time. :-)
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I have an 06 SV650s, great bike all around. I didn't trust myself with anything faster as a first bike. It has plenty of power for my skill level. We ride the forest almost every weekend, and I've run 3090 about 10 times on it. I'd say it has great handling, but I don't know what to compare it to. I just know I can throw it around turns with no problem and it's a blast to ride. It's no speed demon compared to liter bikes but I didn't want to get in over my head. My M4 slip on should be here tomorrow. Can't wait to get that put on.

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Old 01-23-2009, 08:03 PM   #20
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I have noticed that controlling the extra 75-100 lbs of weight from the 250 has been interesting. It's new, since I can't lean it over as easily with such a light bike. A busa would be crzy. I am learning to handle the weight, but its taken a little learning curve to get used to the difference in "flickability" since the 250 is probably the most light flickable bike for a beginner excepting tards.
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