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Upgrade from the mighty 250 - 2008 GSX650f

Discussion in 'Showcase' at netrider.net.au started by KBiker, Feb 6, 2010.

  1. Hey all, haven't posted in a while, but I think thats going to change given my upgrade from my poor old ZZR250 :)



    Here she is, 2008 GSX650f:
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    Such an amazing ride. :D
    Definitely a nice jump up from a parallel twin to an Inline 4. Its such a new/good feeling to be able to keep up with the bigger bikes now, and to have that extra power when you want it.

    Very relaxing ride too, with a semi-sport riding position, and a nice bigish windscreen and fairing. I can see myself enjoying plenty of long rides in the future ahead :)
     
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  2. Nice pipe, too. Terrific upgrade, I know you'll enjoy that. Thanks for posting. I share your joy!
     
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  3. Congratulations, they're a nice ride.
     
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  4. Good choice, good mechine
     
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  5. I like all the 'go-faster' stickers :LOL:
     
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  6. Cheers guys :D
    Pitty its rainy weather today... Otherwise I'd be out there first thing in the morning.

    I'm finding any excuse to ride now; I followed the gf home last night 'to make sure she got home ok' :p
     
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  7. Sweet ride! Looks really nice! I envy you :p
     
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  8. Gorgeous looking bike; looks sporty, yet comfortable. Well done!
     
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  9. looks nice, ive heard good things bout em :)
     
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  10. the bike is alot heavier than ur previous bike. How do u find the weight? Going from 140 kg to 220+
     
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  11. Hi Kbiker ,congrats on your new ride.

    Sparz ...read here for owners thoughts on the weight.
    http://www.gsx650f.biz/gsx650f-weight-t45.html

    The only time the weight is a second thought for me ,is riding in "the city" trying to zip in and out of traffic like a bike courier ,its alittle harder to ride VERY slow. You can lane split fine though .
     
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  12. Cheers guys again :)
    And yep, definitely agree with Sleddog, you don't notice the additional weight until it comes to slow speed maneuvering, and even then, its not too bad :) When you're sitting on the bike, it doesn't feel big too. I've had a few comments that its a physically big bike, but I think I'll appreciate the extra size when it comes to some of the touring I want to do on this baby.

    I find the additional grip on the road at highway speeds due to the extra weight far outweights any negatives. Its an extremely 'sturdy' bike.

    I'm still getting used to u-turns on it, mainly because of the weight, and I'm shit scared that I might drop it :S I'm getting there though.
     
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  13. I dont think weight is so bad either. Sure people love their lightweight cornering machines, but in daily riding a bit of weight helps to keep the bike steady and soaks up bumps on the road better.
     
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  14. Even on bad stops, I haven't really found much of an issue with the weight.

    May your time on the GSXF be as trouble free as mine has been so far. 30k in a year and nothing major has gone awry.

    Is yours a LAMS or full powered version? Colour seems to suggest LAMS.
     
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  15. Very nice ride. No wonder you sound so pleased!
     
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  16. So far so awesome (y) Its an amazing bike.

    I've taken a few of the decals off that were applied from the previous owner, IMO it looks a shit load better.

    O and this is the full powered version, very VERY much full powered version :D
     
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