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Old 08-01-2010, 05:16 PM   #1
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The GSX-R Appreciation Thread

This thread [which i expect to not go very far ] is a repository for those of you who love and appreciate the venerable and, i dare say, ubiquitous Suzuki supersport motorcycles.

All years, the only rule is that it should be, or have been, or will imminently become, your bike.

I'll start.

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Old 08-01-2010, 05:20 PM   #2
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Old 08-01-2010, 05:27 PM   #3
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Old 08-01-2010, 05:31 PM   #4
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Old 08-01-2010, 05:34 PM   #5
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Squid.
He totally is.

He rode into BYOB and within minutes he was tooling around on that Gixxer in flip flops and shorts....

He's also a funny and nice guy.
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Old 08-01-2010, 05:37 PM   #6
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don't forget wheelies in front of MAX BMW for the BMWRA.

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Old 08-01-2010, 05:41 PM   #7
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I remember sitting on the first gen 750 and the 1100, man those things seemed like a race prepped bike compared to what else was available. But I was young and broke. I really would like to have one now, but I fear they are all painted hot pink with stickers these days, or hanging from the ceiling in pieces at cycle-re-cycle.
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Old 08-01-2010, 06:13 PM   #8
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i appreciate the gsxr muffler i have on my dr!
awesome pipe.
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Old 08-01-2010, 09:11 PM   #9
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please let me find a pristine blue/white 2004 gsxr 750 with low miles unmodded before i die. i promise im old enough now not to loop it like i did the last one. i miss you gsxr.
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Old 08-02-2010, 02:49 PM   #10
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please let me find a pristine blue/white 2004 gsxr 750 with low miles unmodded before i die. i promise im old enough now not to loop it like i did the last one. i miss you gsxr.
you're better off buying new and just hanging on to it. the yellow bike i posted lost 1st gear a month after i bought it...rode it a year and sold it at a $1,000 loss swore i'd never buy used again.

30,000mi and counting on my blue/white K5.

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Old 08-02-2010, 03:10 PM   #11
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I gotta friend who has a gixxer 600 that he rides like a touring bike - we did 1000 miles total weekend before last riding up to Monterey and then back down the coast - I think the guy is a loon, but what do I know - he is tougher than me to do that many miles hunched over like that.

I've done about 150 miles or so on his bike, and I appreciate how light and agile the thing is, and it really is an easy bike to ride...just not sure I would want to ride it quite as far as he does. I admit that I would have never considered one before I rode his, but if I were buying a sportbike (which I shall do someday), I would definitely give it a look-see - it's a nice little bike
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Old 08-02-2010, 03:30 PM   #12
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or hanging from the ceiling in pieces at cycle-re-cycle.
Good one...LOL....I don't know how the hell he knows what he has there.

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Old 08-02-2010, 04:23 PM   #13
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I loved my '06 GSX-R1000 which was my last streetbike GSXR. I only ride them on the track now days and I prefer a much quicker more agile 600 for that.



My '07 GSX-R600 is a super little bike on the track. Ohlins front and rear and all the crash proof go fast stuff bolted on. She ain't a looker but she get's around a racetrack mighty quick.



I love GSXR's and I have had a slew of them over the years. Easily the best bike out of the box to go straight to a racetrack. Simple engineering at it's finest.
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Old 08-02-2010, 05:07 PM   #14
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you're better off buying new and just hanging on to it. the yellow bike i posted lost 1st gear a month after i bought it...rode it a year and sold it at a $1,000 loss swore i'd never buy used again.

30,000mi and counting on my blue/white K5.

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Old 08-02-2010, 06:37 PM   #15
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Here's mine

I ride it like a touring bike/commuter. I really like the size. Why can't they make a truly functional 600cc or less touring bike? I made one myself.
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