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Discussion in 'Moto Club' started by DrBaker, May 6, 2006.

  1. DrBaker

    DrBaker

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    I picked up a 2006 GSXR 600 last Tuesday. It was nice to fill up the tank for under $10. I haven't owned a bike in about 6 years, so every time I get on I get a big :)


    Anybody know where I can get a set of "no cut" sliders for it? Also, where's the best place to order a fender eliminator kit?

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  2. NMGlocker

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    The best sliders will probably require cutting.
    The offset sliders have a tendency to bend and cause more damage than they prevent.
    I installed Shogun sliders on my 06' ZX6R and they required some cutting, go slow and you end up with a professional looking install.
     

  3. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    For fender eliminator kits and various doodads like sliders and such, go to http://www.solomotoparts.com

    They give out good deals and they ride, so they should be able to advise you about what you need for frame sliders, the various types of frame sliders, fender eliminator kits, etc. Ask for Daniel and tell him that HT sent you. He's one of the owners and a riding partner with me. He just got a brand new R6 and he already decked it out with the doodads so it's right up your alley.
     
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    GSXR Fan? you bet! My '03 1000 was biult by Yosh and it rocks! love the black and silver on yours. not sure of the sliders for the newer gixxers though
    Enjoy!
     
  5. hi speed

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    My nick name is not Hi Speed for nothing, and No! I had it before I came in the Army. Gixxers rule but I must say I've never owned a 600. One may be in the near future.
     
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    if it's not too rude, how much did that run?
     
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    if it's not too rude, how much did that run?
     
  8. fireman jb

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    Big GSXR fan here. I used to have 2. Now I only have my chopper but am looking to get a 600 this summer or maybe at the end of summer when everyone is trying to sell them and buy sleds.
     
  9. DrBaker

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    $8200 out the door

    My brother in law got the same bike (different color) and paid $8100 out the door. He had to travel quite a ways for his. Mine was at a dealer that I drive by daily.
     
  10. DrBaker

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    I'm happy with the 600. It weighs 352LBS stock and feels very slim. This is my first super sport type bike. I was amazed at how smooth and easy it is to control.
     
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    If I were going to buy a 600 tomorrow that'd be it! Enjoy!

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  12. FoxMustang

    FoxMustang We Deal in Lead

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    That thing is dead sexy :)
     
  13. fireman jb

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    You should be happy with that bike. A lot of people buy bigger bikes thinking there better. But truth be known that most people riding on the street don't and can't ride a sport bike to it's full capabilties. I used to race my GSXR 600 in the open class and would smoke guys on bigger bikes like: GSXR 750s, 1Ks, and R1s. Granted I was in the amatuer class but these are guys asking me why I was racing a 600 in the open class. After the races I wouldn't show boat but they knew they didn't have the best bike for them. I did the same thing to guys I rode with on the street all the time when I would envite them out for track days. I would absolutely destroy the guys on the liter bikes on the track. Granted I had more experience on the track then 50% of them but it just goes to show you that if you practice and don't let your ego get in the way you made a great choice. Just my rant for the day. And a pic of the race bike to top it off.

    Jarrod
     
  14. c5367

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    Right on! Sometimes its easier to ride a less powerful bike fast because it has less of a tendency to create a "0h $#!*" factor, and confidence lets you brake later, get back on it earlier, and so on.


    DrBaker, Congrats on the new ride! Very nice bike.
     
  15. DrBaker

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    One of the other GT members does some really good photography work. He took about 75 pics of the bike yesterday. I should get them tomorrow and I'll post a bunch of gixxer porn.:)
     
  16. epsylum

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    One of the bike mags did a test a couple years ago. They had one of each of the best 600, 750, and 1000 of that time and they had several riders from realtive newbie to a professional road racer (forgot who, but it was someone I had heard of). Basically they found that everyone except the professional was the fastest on the 600. They concluded more or less what you concluded. The professional racer was the only one who was not afraid of the 1000s power and knew how to put it down.

    Just because the bike is bigger or faster doesn't mean you are going to be any faster.
     
  17. NMGlocker

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    Depends on the track/road.
    If there are any straights of significant length, the 1000 will walk away from the 600, but a tight track will be in the 600's favor.
    I have a '06 ZX6R 636cc, and a '05 ZX10R 1000cc, both are plenty fun.
     
  18. gixxer11

    gixxer11 bbrrraaapppppp!

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    Sure, I've got a couple! I like mine old school(oil-cooled), but I'd roll any of them! I had a small mishap with my 1340cc, so I've been riding my 1216cc '91 750. If it quits raining it's going to the strip tomarrow! NOBODY builds/has built a better overall sportbike. I like Suzuki's engineering on all of their "sporty" bikes past through present.
     
  19. fnfalman

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    I have a riding acquaintance telling me that the only reason why he rides a Gixxer 1000 on the street is because of the torque and massive acceleration. When he goes to the track, he takes his wife's Gixxer 600 because it can be ridden faster.

    I was scratching my head after he told me that. I understand the part about how you can really wind out a 600 on the track and go for broke, but if he were to really wanted torque and acceleration (presumably from low RPM) for street riding then he should have gotten a liter V-twin. And I think that's why the V-twin is still rolling along. The RC51 isn't a hot seller, but apparently it's sold well enough for Honda to keep it in the line-up. And lots of people are lamenting the loss of the TL-R.

    As for me, I like the liter V-twin. The horsepower may not be massive, but it's plenty enough to do damage and the torque is plentiful for any sort of riding, not to mention that linear power delivery that's really easy to learn the throttle on.

    Eric Bostrom told me he couldn't believe how fast his personal street R1 is even when compared to his race bike. When a professional racer tells me something like that, I'd take it as gospel.
     
  20. c5367

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    Yup, liter v-twin for the street. My Duc SS1000 doesn't even break the triple digit mark for HP, but its so torquey that it doesn't matter on the street. I'm convinced it's the best street motor in existance.

    You know E-Boz???