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The "My new bike thread" - belated

Discussion in 'General Motorcycling Discussion' at netrider.net.au started by chriskerr, Aug 15, 2008.

  1. Well it's been a week of extreme fun and learning... coming from an old rattler bandit 250 to a K4 GSXR-1000 does that!

    I spent a considerable amount of time test riding bikes only to determine that I wanted a sportbike, rather than the sport/tourer that I had previously considered "the right bike for me" After testing a Gixxer 600 and 750, a CBR6 and countless "tourers" I was set on the 750.. Well my bike sold and I hated the feeling of being sans bike, so I made a brave split second descision and bought a bike on ebay with an hour to go.. The price was right, the bike I thought might be a big mistake!

    I was wrong, the 1000 takes a fair amount of self control, but for what it is, a pure sportbike, is amazingly comfortable and stable, handles and stops well and is a dream to ride. I will be keeping this bike for some time , while I explore every avenue it has to offer.

    around 3000kms this week has taught me a few good lessons, along with some assistance from riding buddies.

    and now the pic

    b329_1.



    Chris

    PS : had I been a youngster and bought this bike i could see the temptation too much and a BIG mistake, but add age and experience to the mix and you have a very capabale (and safe) bike in the hands of an inexperienced yet sesnsible rider.
     
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  2. Niiiice lookin bike.
    How much does it weigh?
     
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  3. dry is apparantly 168Kg
     
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  4. The 1000 sounds great with the Yoshi pipe....
     
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  5. it does sound nice, yoshi titaniuam and mid pipe on this one, I do love starting it up every morning (although the neighbours may disagree)
     
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  6. they can always retaliate with their lawn-mowers :LOL:.
     
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  7. 3000 kms on a gsxr 1000 in a week how did it feel?? Little bit sore? Doing 2000kms on mine in november for 4 days.
     
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  8. sorry that should also read 2000 not 3000. And it felt ok, a little sore around the thighs, but i have been doing lots of practice shifting bodyweight around, so i put it down to that rather than the bike itself.

    cheers

    Chris
     
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  9. wow!! 2000 in a week. i did that in 2 months!!! congrats. have fun
     
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