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Old 03-14-2016, 10:30 AM   #21
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put about 900 mls on the ZK this weekend >Camp Wood twisties app 130mls/tank and seat didn't kill me BTW Toe note the flush mount front turn signals
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Old 03-14-2016, 11:00 AM   #22
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These guys endurance race a stock gsx s1000f. Check out some of their endurance episodes on youtube for some entertainment:
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Going to test out the GSX S1000 this friday, best price i get will win my buck.
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height and reach might play a role.
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comparatively yes it is, but just didn't feel right. I might swing by there again just to give it another chance. Price is also a factor and reliability and future expenses.
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r u serious or pulling my leg...
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Go Honda. My 2006 CBR1000RR track bike has been flawlessly reliable. 8,000 miles of track only riding, 3,000 miles of street. I've had to do a ton of maintenance like...., ugghh... adjusted the chain 3 or 4 times, changed the oil twice (no kidding, every 5,000 miles or 5 years, whichever comes first), bought replacement front brake pads, 2 or 3 cheap batteries, and I have to bleed the clutch every time it sits for 2 - 3 months for some reason. Old fluid? Dunno. So dead serious, I've spent about 2 - 3 hours of maintenance in 8 years. Bike runs great, rode it in Phoenix last week for a 200 mile mountain ride. Purrs like a kitty. Honda reliability...isn't that kind of like a double positive.

Isn't the CB1000 the same exact motor as my 06?
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And before I get flamed to death for not changing my oil...ah, nevermind. Flame away. My $3000 craigslist CBR just keeps on keeping on, put away wet and rode hard as they say. It's just nice enough I should care, but just crappy enough to not care. Last week, with Sid, in Jerome, Az.

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I'd get the Suzuki over the rest of the options. I bet money you won't be disappointed
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I like the engine better on the 919 than the fz09. That being said. The fz09 is loads of fun. I have s lightly wrecked one at my shop I've been riding around. All the big nakeds will be fun. What it boils down to is if you want a triple of an inline 4. The inline 4 will be much smoother.
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I.ve ridden the trip and suz 1000 and owned the H 1000r and the ZK.. the street gearing is best on the cb1000r...the ZK & GSX are grunters except in 6th, the GSX moreso... for the $$$ you'll be hard pressed to beat the Honda BUT IMO the CB 1000r is only 95% as good as a slightly tricked 919 It's really up to your wallet and
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Suzuki reliability & Honda ..ofcourse it's Honda but does suzuki really have any issues for an avg rider.
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The GSX is a parts bin bike so to speak.
That's not necessarily a bad thing, it means that it's built upon a proven platform.
I would not hesitate to buy one.
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