thanks guys. now THATS the kind of info im lookin to find before i make a purchase. im not gonna get anything new, im loolin at 99-03's as possibilities. i want something i can take a little pride in, not an 83 virago or anything like that. but im definately not gonna spend more than 3 or 4k on a first bike. the reason im lookin at a 600 is like i said, ive got experience on lots of machines. all of which have been sport/race models. and to this day, after 14 years of riding, i've never had any accidents (knock on wood). i know if i bought a ninja 250 or something, i'd be kickin myself in the ass after 2 months because riding would be boring. id rather have the power and not use it often, then need/want it and not have it there. i want to keep 1 bike all season, not trade up three times before the year is over.
and also, i have a few questions about terminology i've seen so far. first of all, what's "ss" stand for. i figured out that "1 liter" bikes are 1000's, "half liters" are 500 and so on, or so im assuming.
and also, i've seen a lot of R6's that have the 520 chain conversion. i know what a 520 chain is, but what is it being converted from? is it just that the r6's have a different sized and less common chain and sprockets from the factory, so people change them over?
Last edited by sixshooter; 02-01-2008 at 01:32 PM.