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12-13-2012 08:15 PM
luna sigh....demmit now I really miss my r6 (((((bangs head against wall))))
12-08-2012 01:38 PM
Originally Posted by roremc View Post
Just thought I would follow up on what happened with my bike purchase.

I got an SV 650 in the end. 2005 with low kms. It went right into storage as it is very much deep winter here. Cant wait till April to get her out on the road!
Nice buy. I'm very much a fan of the consistent power across the power band with the SV as opposed to the feeling of the power spooling up before you get any kick with the Ninja.
12-07-2012 12:57 PM
poutanen Alright since this thread is officially jacked now (Nice bike Roremc you'll have fun with it next year!)... Here is my first bike, before and after taking a tumble in a ditch. And my last bike... She was killer...

12-07-2012 12:32 PM
threej21 dont have any info on the two bikes you listed, since ive never ridden either but

anyway, im a pic whore and found a place to post pics of my bitches...

current: 2007 GSXR 1000, lots of aftermarket goodies

previous: 2007 GSXR 600, lots of aftermarket goodies

12-07-2012 12:20 AM
Originally Posted by roremc View Post
Hi guys,

Looking at picking up a new used bike. Very late in the season but there a few deals around. I was looking at an 07 SV 650 but have found a 09 Ninja 650 that I like. Any thoughts on which one is better? I am new to riding and will be doing more highway riding than anything else.
I know its a little late to reply, but if i were you I would hold on to your money, unless you're dead set on either of those models. 3 years ago I almost bought a Repsol edition Honda CBR in October for 6k, I think it was actually like 5800 dollars, with 1200 miles on it. You might check out the Suzuki GSXR 750, Yamaha R6, Or a HONDA CBR. The only reason i suggest these is because you that almost seems to be the style you're going for. Don't listen to what people say about not buying a sport bike as your first bike, they are cheap, they go fast, etc. I have known several people who have owned 600cc sport bikes as their first bike, and none of them got into accidents. Of course there are the stories about the people around my area who have died because they hit a median at 100 miles in hour, and cracked their noggins, but doing stupid shit like that, without knowing what you are doing makes terrible things happen.

I have never owned a crotch rocket, mainly because I know people drive like assholes. I have almost been side swiped so many times, driving a f350 crew cab truck, by women on their phones " usually always women ". I would hate to have that shit happen on a bike.
12-06-2012 09:11 PM
roremc Just thought I would follow up on what happened with my bike purchase.

I got an SV 650 in the end. 2005 with low kms. It went right into storage as it is very much deep winter here. Cant wait till April to get her out on the road!
11-26-2012 03:58 AM
john doe Usually the fastest way to get a woman to avoid something is to say it is perfect for them. I've never seen a woman riding a "small" bike.

By the way. Honda has a new 500cc fuel injected bike that comes in 3 styles coming in 2013. Perfect beginner bike or commuter that won't get boring anytime soon. I'm pretty much set on an sv650 but I might go for the Honda 500 if I like the reviews.
11-25-2012 12:38 PM
poutanen Damn that's clean looking! Love how they say it's perfect for women... lol I've met plenty of women that ride R6s, FZ6s, CBR600RRs, etc. etc. etc.
11-25-2012 08:34 AM
Found the gem

Rare Find! Yamaha FZR 400
10-28-2012 12:42 AM
Originally Posted by Schuber2_S View Post
1993 VFR400RR (NC30)

Similar to what you were looking to get back in the game with poutanen??
Yeah that's pretty cool! I'm more of a Yamaha guy though so if I got an old school bike it'd have to be an FZR400! OR the RZ350, they're pretty cool but not so sure about owning a 20 year old two stroke bike...
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