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post #1 of 60 (permalink) Old 01-29-2007, 01:26 PM Thread Starter
 
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2007 Gixxer 600

Just picked up my Gixxer 600. Any suggestions on improvements? I am still braking it in (have around 250 mi). Big change from previous 2004 Honda RC51 Hayden edition.
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post #2 of 60 (permalink) Old 01-29-2007, 02:40 PM
 
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I'm sure that many on this forum will lend their advice, but first things first...




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No suggestions on impovements but comgrats on the bike, trying to talk my wife in to giving up her 2003 600RR for an 06 Gixxer. Get some pics for us. I'd like to see you old RC too if you have any pics of it. I love those bikes.

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Don't run it continuously passed 7K RPM's for the first 600 miles, change oil & filter, then don't run continuously past 10K until 1K miles. That's what I did on y two bikes. But I also suggest reading what the manufacturer suggests.
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Get a Taylormade race pipe.
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Return it and get your RC51 back. What were you thinking? Going from a beautiful piece of machinery to a bike that everyone and their mother has?
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Return it and get your RC51 back. What were you thinking? Going from a beautiful piece of machinery to a bike that everyone and their mother has?
I was thinking the same thing, I just didnt want to say it.
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Return it and get your RC51 back. What were you thinking? Going from a beautiful piece of machinery to a bike that everyone and their mother has?
Or at least peep the new 600RR's. It's 12 pounds lighter than the new R6. And that's a nice segway (sp) into the new R6's. Can't go wrong!
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get the taylor race made slip on, i got that the PC-III and a BMC filter and it felt awesome.

Also ditch the fender in the back (i made my own delete for 2$) then take off the warning stickers and reflectors, and if u dont ride with someone take of the rear pegs, adjust your rearsets to where they are comfy, and get a puig double bubble....man that sounds a lot like my bike
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get the taylor race made slip on, i got that the PC-III and a BMC filter and it felt awesome.

Also ditch the fender in the back (i made my own delete for 2$) then take off the warning stickers and reflectors, and if u dont ride with someone take of the rear pegs, adjust your rearsets to where they are comfy, and get a puig double bubble....man that sounds a lot like my bike

All that and it still looks like an ordinary GSXR 600. J/K, mang. It's all about the frame sliders too!
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hahahaha

did you get the thing i sent u dlit
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Not sure how to post pictures.
As far as Honda RC51 goes - got to disappoint some of you. Yeah, its got torque, good on turns but not too comfortable when it comes to long time riding, not maneuverable. Also, believe it or not, not fast.
CBR, maybe, but have you checked the sticker price??? In my opinion (and all of my friends who know something about bikes) Hondas are overrated.
I am not saying that RC51's or CBR's are bad bikes, but for every day use and moneywise Gixxer is better.
Again, it is only my opinion, so don't slay me for it. I am new to this forum.
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hahahaha

did you get the thing i sent u dlit
What? Was it a while ago?
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Not sure how to post pictures.
As far as Honda RC51 goes - got to disappoint some of you. Yeah, its got torque, good on turns but not too comfortable when it comes to long time riding, not maneuverable. Also, believe it or not, not fast.
CBR, maybe, but have you checked the sticker price??? In my opinion (and all of my friends who know something about bikes) Hondas are overrated.
I am not saying that RC51's or CBR's are bad bikes, but for every day use and moneywise Gixxer is better.
Again, it is only my opinion, so don't slay me for it. I am new to this forum.
No slaying happening. What 'bout the R6? not like it matters now, you already bought your new bike.
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R6's are nice, no doubt about it. I am pretty short, 5'9" and after comparing seating position I could touch the floor with my feet flat on a Gixxer. R6 just felt too high. I am getting another bike in summer. Probably a liter bike but may stick to 600 if this one works out nice. I have a brother and a girlfriend who ride so I am sure this bike will be used.

As far as mods go - first thing are frame sliders. PC III, full exhaust (will do some homework on brand name), dubble bubble screen, K&N intake.
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Awesome now lets see some pics!
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R6's are nice, no doubt about it. I am pretty short, 5'9" and after comparing seating position I could touch the floor with my feet flat on a Gixxer. R6 just felt too high. I am getting another bike in summer. Probably a liter bike but may stick to 600 if this one works out nice. I have a brother and a girlfriend who ride so I am sure this bike will be used.

As far as mods go - first thing are frame sliders. PC III, full exhaust (will do some homework on brand name), dubble bubble screen, K&N intake.

The R6 felt high because ground clearance is crucial and it has a lot of it.
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looks great!
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