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.....and im a bigger guy(6'2" and about 235lbs)...i have read up alot on what are good bikes to start on and i have been considering a sv650.....but i really want a gsxr 600.....now is me being a bigger guy make the power of the gixxer less noticeable? is it easier for me to just start out on a gixxer then say a 150lb guy....

.the only reason i ask is cuz i dont like the idea of buying an sv then in a few months or years depending on how long it takes me to get comfortable with a bike to then sell it to get a gixxer...if i can control myself and go easy and take my time is a 600 an ok bike to start on....

im no squid i dont plan on stunting or even driving fast....just love the gixxers and want the 600....ill have plenty of gear and im confident that i can handle a powerful bike if i just try...im very mature for my age(20) and just need some help....

ill take all advice and will listen too it...remember i am considering an sv so i wont get upset if you guys/gals think that it is best to start there...thanks for the help/advice!

shane :pat:
 

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I'm 6'3" 200lbs and I still ride a SV650. I don't have any issues with it, it's a great bike and very 'flickable'. :D

Welcome to the site. :twfrox:
 

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Welcome to TWF and as Shan said...the SV is a great bike and will do you fine.
 

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I have known several bigger guys who ride the GSXR 600 no problem.. I am like 6'-1" 200 lbs and the R6 hauls me around no problem.. I ride 2 up and add 130-140 lbs and still no worries so I don't think 35 lbs would be an issue.. The only issue is tucking in may not exactly be comfortable for you due to height, etc.
 

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i know the sv is a good bike its come highly recomended.....but i really want a gixxer 600...my question was more of is the gixxer ok for me to start on ( slowly and carefully) since im a bigger guy....sorry for the confusion and thanks for the replies :thumbs:
 

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I have known several bigger guys who ride the GSXR 600 no problem.. I am like 6'-1" 200 lbs and the R6 hauls me around no problem.. I ride 2 up and add 130-140 lbs and still no worries so I don't think 35 lbs would be an issue.. The only issue is tucking in may not exactly be comfortable for you due to height, etc.
MP, not sure if you ever met Brad but he was a BIG guy and rode a R6!!

The guy on the left of this pic!!
 

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MP, not sure if you ever met Brad but he was a BIG guy and rode a R6!!

The guy on the left of this pic!!
There are guys in that picture? I'm sorry, but all I see is a blur around the pink center of that pic. :lol:

Oh, and to answer this guys question, it all depends. ;) Seriously, it really depends on the person. Personally, I would start out smaller and used so that you don't really lose much, if any, money when you go to sell the bike down the road. Plus, the advantage to starting used is that you lose less if you total the bike and parts are easier to find after you drop it and scratch or crack the plastic, case covers, bars, mirrors, etc. I know ME, and know that I personally needed to start small. I started on a Katana 600, which anyone who knows anything about bikes can tell you that's NOTHING like a gsxr 600.

Regardless of what bike you choose, please remember this: If you can't afford to buy the proper FULL gear first, then you can't afford to buy the bike.
 

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If you have some riding under your belt get the new GSXR . If you dont you might want to get a 2000 ish 600 . They are good to learn on & have good power .Also in a year or so you can sell it for almost what you bought 4 . Also if your new You are going to have a drop or two so a used bike is good to start on .. :2cents:
 

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If you have some riding under your belt get the new GSXR . If you dont you might want to get a 2000 ish 600 . They are good to learn on & have good power .Also in a year or so you can sell it for almost what you bought 4 . Also if your new You are going to have a drop or two so a used bike is good to start on .. :2cents:
thats exactly what im looking for a used 2k+ gixx.....how much do they go for on average?
 

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thats exactly what im looking for a used 2k+ gixx.....how much do they go for on average?

$4000 to as high as $6000 on Ebay.
 

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There are guys in that picture? I'm sorry, but all I see is a blur around the pink center of that pic. :lol:
Yeah that's a OLD A S S pic, brad on the left and me and the wifey in the center... Tinman on the right!!
 

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$4000 to as high as $6000 on Ebay.
is ebay a good judge of what to expect in the real world?....i personally would never buy anything on ebay especially a large purchase such as a bike.....but can i expect the same amount locally from private sellers and/or dealers? thanks for all the help guys/gals :dthumb:
 

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ShanMan14 said:
I'm 6'3" 200lbs and I still ride a SV650. I don't have any issues with it, it's a great bike and very 'flickable'. :DWelcome to the site. :twfrox:
yes it is :redevil: no but i just got the sv650s for my first bike and it has good power and looks!!! it is a great bike
 

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A new rider can get a 1000 if they want it.
A new rider can be safe on a 1000 if they want to be.

Accidents happen, just ask a new rider Busa owner on this forum.

Find a used GSXR 600 and be happy & safe! :2cents:
 

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in a couple years i will have a busa or the gixxer 1000
 

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jeeps84 said:
OH NO!!!!!!!! :lol:
yeah there is flame to come of this lol but i had to dream lol
 

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dude ythis newbie is a cool guy!!!! finally a good senced man on this forum!!!! mods give this man a custom tag line that says "I am bulldogs friend"!!!
 

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slegos888stang said:
this comming from the guy who just said a 1k can be a first bike....it would be at least his second so why the criticism :skep:
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i got to admit though if you are stickin up for me there are some people with the inicials D and J that might not like this :lol:
 
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