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GSX-R 750 2000 model, a week of ownership

Discussion in 'Bike Reviews, Questions and Suggestions' at netrider.net.au started by Chlowen, May 10, 2009.

  1. Hey all,

    I got my 7fiddy a week ago and have been riding it most days since. I upgraded from a GS500 which was a really good ride. I am still blown away with how much power the 750 has, but I guess the best part of the bike is it's handling, it goes into the corners better than the GS500 and has a lot more authority, you know you are in safe hands. The suspension is amazing as is the braking. Going from a single disc to a double is butt clenchingly good.
    This bike has met and blown away my expectations of how good biking is, I was more than satisfied riding the 500, but now I feel like people were keeping a big secret from me, the difference in seating position, handling, power and the size of the bike is amazing, I feel like it is a new kind of riding, one that I didn't even come close to on the GS.
    A 2000 model might seem a bit old, but I love it and am very impressed.

    I hope this helps anyone looking at this type of bike.

    Regards

    Paul. :grin:


     
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  2. :grin: Welcome to the world of GSXR's.

    Wait till you take it to the track.... :twisted:
     
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  3. my 600 goes through traffic much better than my 125/250.

    lower centre of gravity helps no end.

    kinda sharks along...

    lavely jabley
     
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  4. sounds like you're in lerv, Paul :LOL:.
     
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  5. Yup, welcome to the club! They're magic, and will keep you honest for a while yet. Trust me, there's plenty more that you probably haven't even considered yet (like north of 8000rpm!?!) Hee hee!

    I've had mine since Christmas and still have a healthy fear of what it's actually capable of!
     
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  6. Good to hear, as Im looking at a 2000 model aswell.

    Question though, are they good for commuting say 60k+ days?

    Cheers.
     
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  7. What sort of 60 + kays? I believe it would be make your day a lot more fun.

    Paul.
     
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  8. Forgot to mention:

    Sign onto Gixxer.com if you havent already.

    Wealth of information in that site on GSXR's, from the oil/air cooled bikes of the 80's to the present.

    Mostly American, and lots of funny threads on the forum too. :LOL:
     
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  9. I'm doing 40kms each way 5 days a week, and it's fine. Took about a week to get the muscles used to it, but fine after that. Definately more fun than 4 wheels or pubic (sic) transport.

    +1 for gixxer.com, good resource.
     
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  10. Central Coast to Sydney and back would be my routine... and I guess you would get used to it... but just checking if this is the type of bike you would consider as a daily commuter?

    Cheers.
     
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  11. Unless you spend weekends on the edges of the tyres their life (lack of) would be my issue if I was looking.
    A more "touring" type of tyre would kill some of the fun of a Gixxer.
     
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  12. Thats a good point!...Weekend benders would definetly be routine, part of the reason I would prefer one of these over a "tourer".
    But can't afford both styles, so basically trying to get an idea, if I should bother with a gixxer, when 4 out of 7 days a week would be to commute!? well its a 50/50 split almost!

    Cheers.
     
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  13. Do it. I'm doing more commuting than scratching atm, but love getting it cranked over when I can.

    Tyre life is a bit of a worry for me, but I bought mine with Mich Pilot Road IIs and they are lasting well. They're dual compounds, so harder/longer lasting in the middle and softer/grippier on the edges. Seems to be working well for me so far, even if they're not as much fun as Pilot Powers would be.
     
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  14. Wow the OP nailed it with that first post. Exactly how I felt going from a 250 to my 675. I was like "How come no one told me about this?"

    Motorcycling is a whole new ball game on a bigger bike :p
     
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  15. I just sold my 2000 GSX-R750 the other day. It was a fun bike, that's it in my avatar.
     
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  16. I got no idea with tyre setup, except for the fact that the softer they are, the faster with good grip and a shit load more wear!
    Am I close???
    Well I'll see how I go.. the one advertised is a good price and a replica of your Avatar aswell. (Noiiice colour Scheme)!

    Cheers
     
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  17. That's the general rule, yeah. The only advice I can really give you is that the Pilot Road IIs are great, and so far the wear after I've had it for nearly 10,000km in 5 months is pretty good. They're the only tyres I've had on it, so nothing to compare.

    If you're coming off a 250 like I did the difference in grip on an angle is phenomenal, and these are more sport-touring than all-out sport tyres. The dual compound construction I reckon is a great idea.
     
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