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Another '06 Gixxer, Black and yeller 750

Discussion in 'Moto Club' started by DeLandSkyjumper, May 13, 2006.

  1. DeLandSkyjumper

    DeLandSkyjumper Play'naNewGame

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    Between being up in north GA a month ago and rising gas prices, I couldn't hold back any longer. I finally bought the sportbike I've always wanted just a little over 2 weeks ago. I put 550 miles on it the first week to get the 1st service done and today finished the second half of the brake in, actually have a little over 1100 miles on it.

    And here I thought I was gonna save money on gas.:supergrin:

    Here's a few pics.
     
  2. DeLandSkyjumper

    DeLandSkyjumper Play'naNewGame

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    Oh yeah, the cheesey piece of plastic under the tail is getting ditched this Tuesday when I pick up my perm. tag.
     

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    Dogbite DNT TREAD ON ME

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    Very nice, enjoy and---keep the rubber side down!!
     
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    Nice bike. Very good choice gotta love the Suzuki bikes.
     
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  6. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    I keep telling myself that I'm "saving money on gas" too when I burn up 500+miles weekends.:supergrin:
     
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    Not to mention $300 in new tires every ~5,000 miles...
     
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    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    More like $250 for me. :rollsmiley:
     
  9. DeLandSkyjumper

    DeLandSkyjumper Play'naNewGame

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    Thanks guys.

    Yeah, I'm figuring about $250 for a new rear mounted.

    What I can't get over is how solid this thing is in a nice banking turn while on the gas, I swear I hear it asking for more gas and to lean it more. I was doing one of the turns out bye where I live and rolled on the gas going into it, I glanced down about 3/4 through the turn and saw what I was doing and said sh!t and eased off the gas, I had just eased into triple digits. Just to make it clear, their is total visibility all the way through it and past before you even enter it and no side street to contend with, in the middle of farm fields and is a divided highway to boot. Honestly, I trying my best to behave myself. What I won't do is let myself get past my limits.

    Now I wanta save up and do a track day at Jennings here in FL. I wanta lean and then lean some more.
     
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    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    $250 for a new rear tire and installation? That sounds kind of steep. A good sport rear tire (we're not talking racing slick here or the heavily track oriented tire) should cost you around $130 plus $30 for balance & installation.

    I can get Pirelli Diablo or Metzler M3 - both are very good sporting tires that you can take to the track with, for around $95 front and $125 rear plus $60 for installation.
     
  11. DeLandSkyjumper

    DeLandSkyjumper Play'naNewGame

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    Sounds like I need to talk to my buddy and find out what kinda rubber he's running on his 750. Say's he pays $250 a pop for a rear mounted and is changing out at 3500 miles. Thing is, his bike is pretty much a commuter bike to and from work.

    Think I need shop this around anyway's.

    Thank's for the info falman.
     
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    You need to check around. $250 for just the rear mounted and blanced and installed is outragous:shocked: I used to buy my Dunlop race tires a the track mounted and balanced ( I installed them on the bike) for $300 for the front and rear. Those are stickly race tires. Like FN was saying that is extremely steep for just one tire. You can save a lot of money if you remove the wheels from your bike, buy the new tire on-line and take it to a bike shop to mount and balance. They might charge $25 to mount and balance it. I got in good with most of the guys that worked at the bike shops and got my tires for my street bike mounted and balanced for free after hours. You can buy a rear stand for your bike pretty cheap on-line aswell. Make's life a lot easier waxing and cleaning the chain, mounting tires and at trackdays.
     
  13. DeLandSkyjumper

    DeLandSkyjumper Play'naNewGame

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    A stand is definately next on my to get list.

    Gonna need to learn how to take the wheels off and remount them. These just seem a little more indepth than the dirt bikes I used to have. I had no prob stripping them down too just the frame and forks to give them a good cleaning and for maintence.

    Thanks again for the info guys.
     
  14. notoriouskeef

    notoriouskeef Keef

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    I 2nd the Pirelli Diablo.

    Matt
     
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    Definitely do some shopping around for a good mom & pop service shop. If you were to pay MSRP for a set of tires then yes, the set alone will set you back $300 plus installation. But don't pay MSRP. You can get the tires at fairly decent price from Cycle Gear (a good chain store) http://www.cyclegear.com and have them mount & balance the tires for you (cost is like $30). Cycle Gear won't take your tires off your bike for you though.

    But check around for the mom & pop joints. I can get my tires just as cheap as the cheapest online places and have them mounted for $60 of labor. That ain't bad for taking the old tires off the bike, mount new ones, balance, re-install, clean & lube the chain.
     
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    I have found that the last 2 dealers I've dealt with had very fair prices on tires. They both realized that too many online suppliers were cutting into their business. As a result they have priced their tires to compete with online stores.

    I can get new Michelins mounted and balanced for a bit less than $200/tire otd on the Busas. Often times the cost of shipping eats into the presumed savings of buying online.

    Both the local Harley and Suzuki stores in the area have stepped up and now tires have become an additional source of revenue for them.

    Love that black/yellow!

    :cool:
     
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    I pay 235 for my set:cool: