The GSX-R Appreciation Thread

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by bostonsr, Aug 1, 2010.

  1. Noreaster

    Noreaster Fat and Cuddly again

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    -1 leg but he lived.

    and TECHNICALLY we don't know that HE stole it. He was riding it and has a history of stealing bikes and then selling them to others but was not known to be a buyer of sold stolen bikes, just a stealer and seller.
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  2. nick2ny

    nick2ny Been here awhile

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    :eek1 Ouch. That sucks. A car ran a red light right in front of me the other day (well, maybe 40'), but it was heart-stopping.

    Guess I was lucky to be riding a bike that I had paid for.

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  3. Noreaster

    Noreaster Fat and Cuddly again

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    Just plain lucky!
    I tried to buy the bike back from the insurance company. They weren't having any part of that!
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  4. jules083

    jules083 Long timer

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  5. Gryphon12

    Gryphon12 Long timer

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    Convertibars. Back in business. Fully adjustable for rise and reach; support many bar-end options.
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  6. gixxersteph

    gixxersteph Been here awhile

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    I used a Spiegler handlebar kit on my 2003. Without it I would never have been able to put 68,000 miles on the bike. I do miss the Gixxer - reliable and a ton of fun.
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  7. jules083

    jules083 Long timer

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    I guess it doesn't matter about the bars, the bike is gone tomorrow. I am trading the Harley for a 1200GS, and trading the GSX-R for a Sportster. Plans change quick sometimes. :lol3
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  8. gixxersteph

    gixxersteph Been here awhile

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    I hope you don't regret the change as I have.
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  9. jules083

    jules083 Long timer

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    I love the bike, but to be honest it hurts to ride it. I bought it right before I went to Iraq, then I messed up my shoulders over there. It's a 2005 and I only have 5200 miles on it. Last summer I had to force myself to ride it enough to just get one tank of gas through it, then I put it away for the winter in august. I hate to see it go, but I hate more to just see it sit.

    I will miss it though, even though I haven't ridden it much. I'm trading it to a close friend, we are keeping borrowing rights to our old bikes.
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  10. gixxersteph

    gixxersteph Been here awhile

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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 :clap

    BTW still have those upper triples if there is interest.
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  11. Emoto

    Emoto Sure, why not?

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    What did you change to that you regret?
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  12. gixxersteph

    gixxersteph Been here awhile

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    Got rid of the Gixxer for a other bike. Said bike did not last and disappointed me.
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  13. jules083

    jules083 Long timer

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    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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  14. jules083

    jules083 Long timer

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    PM inbound. :lol3


    I regretted it, as others have said I would. Just bought it back.
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  15. AZbiker

    AZbiker Crunkin' with crackers

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    Bumping this to the top with a shot of my new scoot in Jerome:

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  16. Suncoast

    Suncoast Been here awhile

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    any more appreciation? A gsxr1000 will be my ride this spring!! Looking for input. :D
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  17. ECN-ROL

    ECN-ROL Been here awhile

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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.
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  18. Dalmatino

    Dalmatino Been here awhile

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    Don't listen to him, I'm 6' 2" and having those same bikes the 05 is the best & most comfy sport bike ever :lol3
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  19. Bocephous

    Bocephous Bitter Clinger

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    I purchased this 2011 750 in September. Looking forward to putting some miles on it soon.

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  20. Suncoast

    Suncoast Been here awhile

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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?