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    Which road bike under $5000

    I've road dirt bikes for years and now I'm thinking about getting a road bike. I've got my full bike licence so any bike is a option.
    I was looking at a gsxr600. Is that a good option?

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    safe bet, plently on the market to bargain cunts with. just gotta find one that hasn't gone end for end at some point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperHoon View Post
    safe bet, plently on the market to bargain cunts with. just gotta find one that hasn't gone end for end at some point.

    gonna track it?
    I'm not planning on it

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    Do you really want a 600? What about something with more torque?

    It's way more fun on the road with more torque. Gotta be a super sport? No nakeds?


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    Also how many km's are too many with a gsxr?

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    Engines are bullet proof. Would be looking for a higher kay later model bike with documented regular maintenance. Less focus on bling bits and more focus on chain sprocket, brake disc condition and overall presentation.

    5k gets you alot of bike nowadays. 600 is plenty fast for street riding.

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    You might get a decent 750 if you find the 600 lacking. I looked at a cbr600rr before buying my GSXR750 and found the low to midrange better. I've now done -1 tooth in the front sprocket and love this thing to bits.
    I picked up my high k (62000km at the time of purchase) one for 3k
    General maintenance is all it's needed so far and it's now got 75000km and still going hard. It's my daily rider too

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    So i bought a repaired write off 2006 gsxr600. The only problem so far has been trying to get the crappy plasi dip off the wheels.

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    Pics.....

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    The bike was going great apart from a few weird electrical issues. I checked the battery and realised it was getting up to nearly 18v with the revs up so ive ordered a new rectifier and hopefully it will be all good then.Click image for larger version. 

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    Nice. The K6/K7 series definitely are the best looking of the cyclops Gixxxers.

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    Check with a dealer regarding recalls. My 09 750 has had reg/rec and front master cylinder recall. Could be the source of the leccy problems.
    Will be able to search with the vin if a dealer has done them, if it was related to this model .
    PS. Looks good.

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    The first recall on them moved the reg rec from between the exhaust and radiator to kinda out in the air hung off the front engine mount.
    I think there's been another recall that changed the type of reg rec?

    Anyway, I'm using a stator and rotor off of one of those things, and a Shindigen Series type reg rec from these guys:
    http://roadstercycle.com/index.htm
    "Where can we get hold of a Vincent Black Shadow?" "Whats that?" "A fantastic bike," I said. "The new model is something like two thousand cubic inches, developing two hundred brake-horsepower at four thousand revolutions per minute on a magnesium frame with two styrofoam seats and a total curb weight of exactly two hundred pounds."

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