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Which blade?

Discussion in 'Bike Reviews, Questions and Suggestions' at netrider.net.au started by snowy, May 18, 2009.

  1. Hey Gang,

    Have been considerin gettin a fireblade in recent months, has anyone here had any experience with them? Have heard they use a bit of oil.

    Kinda thinkin a 92 model from an investment perspective, but really like the 94/5/6/7 paint schemes, but the more I read, it seems the 954 02/03 ones are the real treat, however the later models prices make them prohibitive atm...

    Anyway, any info on experiences is greatly appreciated



    Cheers
     
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  2. Of the earlier models, if you have to live with it day to day, putting on some road miles, make sure it's had a 17" wheel conversion. Out of the 929 and 954, pick the 954. Pay extra for an '06-07 over the '04-05. This generation is a little heavier.

    There's no such thing as investment when it comes to these bikes, but there's some great buying at the moment - you could find a shiny 954 for around $7K, and '06 1000s are going for well under $10K.
     
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  3. I'd get either the blue and white one or the black one. I've heard that the ones that sound really really hot and have R1 stickers on them are top sh!t :)
     
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  4. On that note, bought a new R1 yet Andy? :) Austest results due in a few weeks, should be interesting...I reckon it'll be slower than the 'blade around the track.
     
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  5. Nah. I'm sorta toying with the idea of aquiring a crashed one, adding some MX bars and seeing what happens. (I drop every single bike I own so I can't see the point of paying extra for a pristine example :grin: ) Could take a while to eventuate but :)
     
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