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I need a bike

Discussion in 'Moto Club' started by xj4play, May 11, 2006.

  1. xj4play

    xj4play

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    Ive finally decided to get another street bike. Ive been out of the loop on whats good. My last street bike was a 96 gsxr 600, then i rode dirtbikes for the past 3 years. I liked my 600 back then and recently rode my friends cbr600 (he did some tuning work) and it felt great, i dont know if i should go with something bigger, it would be primarily to commute 100 miles a day without spending $35 on gas a day. Whats a good used bike to look for thats not too old?
     
  2. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    Stick with what you know. A slightly used Gixxer600 will do just fine, assuming that you don't mind commuting in that riding position.
     

  3. DaisyCutter

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    You can save gas money commuting on a bike, but $300 for a set of tires every 5,000 miles will make up the difference quick. Let alone, chain, sprockets, and valve adjustments.

    I realized that I needed to ride a bike for the joy, not the imaginary savings.;)

    Any of the modern sportbikes are solid units, pick the ergos and styling that fits you best.
     
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    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    It all depends on what you use for commuting. I'll bet that a Ninja 500 or Suzuki GS500, or a Nighthawk 750/Rebel 750 will make dirt cheap commuters. Their tires are cheap and wear decently for mileage. With minimal maintenace, you can get the chains to last 30,000-miles. And these things require little maintenance too.

    But when you graduate to sport bikes as commuters, then yes, it will cost a whole lot more.
     
  5. 40Pirate

    40Pirate Renaissance Man

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    currently riding an '86 Honda Shadow VT700 to work and around.

    -Shaft Drive
    -hydraulic lifters
    -60+mpg
    - dirt cheap insurance
    - adequate power/speed

    yes its nothing fancy or cool but it gets the job done!


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    Like someone else said, stick with what you know. However, be forewarned, the new 600 GSX is way better than the old version, IMHO.

    Personally I know V-Twins, so I ride a Ducati Multistrada. Have fun and keep the rubber side down.