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Old 04-29-2012, 06:34 AM   #91
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I hope you don't regret the change as I have.
What did you change to that you regret?
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Old 04-29-2012, 12:05 PM   #92
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What did you change to that you regret?
Got rid of the Gixxer for a other bike. Said bike did not last and disappointed me.
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Old 04-29-2012, 12:55 PM   #93
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I know the feeling. When I decided to sell I took the Spiegler upper triple and retuned to the stock set up. After 2 blocks I knew I was in trouble. I took a very short farewell ride, instead of the longer one planned.

Since you still have rights all is well enough

BTW still have those upper triples if there is interest.
The deal is done.

I was having major second thoughts at first, but by the time I got to his house I was actually hoping I didn't have to ride it back home. It was about a 30 mile ride, I was in pain by the time I got there. I'll miss it, but oh well. Let someone that can enjoy it have it.
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Old 05-12-2013, 05:46 PM   #94
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I know the feeling. When I decided to sell I took the Spiegler upper triple and retuned to the stock set up. After 2 blocks I knew I was in trouble. I took a very short farewell ride, instead of the longer one planned.

Since you still have rights all is well enough

BTW still have those upper triples if there is interest.
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I regretted it, as others have said I would. Just bought it back.
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Old 06-14-2013, 05:12 AM   #95
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Old 01-22-2015, 08:35 PM   #96
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any more appreciation? A gsxr1000 will be my ride this spring!! Looking for input.
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Old 02-12-2015, 05:19 PM   #97
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any more appreciation? A gsxr1000 will be my ride this spring!! Looking for input.
I'm on my third. Had an 02, 03, now on a 2005. If you are tall get the 2003. A good looking bike and plenty comfortable. Makes plenty of power, and handles well.

If you are under 5'10' get a 2005. I'm 6'3" and although I put helibars and adjustable rearsets on my 2005 I still think my 2003 was more comfortable. Don't particularly care for the slipper clutch. Smoother engine and the fi is better, but in the hands of equally skilled riders, both bikes handle about the same.

The 1000 is all about the engine. If you live in an area with plenty of curves you'll love it. If the roads are mainly straight, it will frustrate you. Does speed too easilly which surprisingly becomes boring very quickly if there are no curves to exploit.

I have a VFR750 and that is a much more practical everyday bike, but there is nothing like the power and handling of a 1000 to bring a smile to your face.
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Old 02-12-2015, 08:14 PM   #98
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I'm on my third. Had an 02, 03, now on a 2005. If you are tall get the 2003. A good looking bike and plenty comfortable. Makes plenty of power, and handles well.

If you are under 5'10' get a 2005. I'm 6'3" and although I put helibars and adjustable rearsets on my 2005 I still think my 2003 was more comfortable. Don't particularly care for the slipper clutch. Smoother engine and the fi is better, but in the hands of equally skilled riders, both bikes handle about the same.

The 1000 is all about the engine. If you live in an area with plenty of curves you'll love it. If the roads are mainly straight, it will frustrate you. Does speed too easilly which surprisingly becomes boring very quickly if there are no curves to exploit.

I have a VFR750 and that is a much more practical everyday bike, but there is nothing like the power and handling of a 1000 to bring a smile to your face.

Don't listen to him, I'm 6' 2" and having those same bikes the 05 is the best & most comfy sport bike ever
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Old 02-13-2015, 06:31 AM   #99
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I purchased this 2011 750 in September. Looking forward to putting some miles on it soon.



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Old 02-14-2015, 10:26 AM   #100
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I purchased this 2011 750 in September. Looking forward to putting some miles on it soon.
Very nice 750 I'm sort of torn between the 750 and 1000 is the 750 a smaller more compact frame over the 1000?
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Old 02-14-2015, 10:29 AM   #101
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Nice combination! Almost like me!
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Old 02-14-2015, 01:14 PM   #102
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Very nice 750 I'm sort of torn between the 750 and 1000 is the 750 a smaller more compact frame over the 1000?
My understanding is, that the 750 is a 750 cc engine shoe-horned into the frame of the GSX 600. Basically a 600 with more oomph.
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Old 02-14-2015, 08:52 PM   #103
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My understanding is, that the 750 is a 750 cc engine shoe-horned into the frame of the GSX 600. Basically a 600 with more oomph.
Thats my understanding too, I'm curious about the difference in feel and size of the 600/750 vs 1000 aside from the obvious tourque and Hp difference. Real world experience if anyone can comment.
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Old 02-15-2015, 04:17 AM   #104
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My understanding is, that the 750 is a 750 cc engine shoe-horned into the frame of the GSX 600. Basically a 600 with more oomph.
This is correct.
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Old 02-15-2015, 04:21 AM   #105
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Nice combination! Almost like me!
Very cool! I had a naked 2002 FZ1 (removed the half fairing) to go with the 'Strom but they were a little too similar. Decided to sell the fizzy and pick up the gixxer (which is getting Helibars installed) for a little more variety in the garage.
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