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i am pretty much set on getting the sv650s for my first bike but if you could give me some pros and cons on the matter that would be great
plus what other bikes do you suggest that look good and ride good with decent power????

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I can't believe i'm going to beat matt to this, but a katana is another great choice either the 600 or the 750. Good value, both on the bike and insurance, they are bulletproof (pretty much anyway) and comfortable.
 

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sorry because i know you own one but i dont like the looks of katanas
 

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The SV's are great bikes, you really couldnt go wrong them. They do everything well, including a being a good track banger if you ever decide to go that route in your riding career.

Another good one is the Ninja500, or an older CBR, 600f2 or f3, they are pretty bullet proof and provide more than enough power for a new rider.
 

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Oh, the newb is raggin on the Kat ??!! WTF!!! :smash: Raggin on Kats is a bannable offense. :lol:

Just pickin on ya ! Welcome to the site, good to have you on board! :cheers:

Shan, our Admin rides an SV, and there are a few others on here as well, they are great bikes, and u certainly would do well with one. Plus you can bump up the liter version after you've gotten some experience.

2fast4u mentioned another good one, the CBR's are great bikes as well !
 

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cool thanks
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I wasn't a huge fan of the looks at first either, but i didn't buy it for the looks. I allways wanted a katana (a pre 98 one) but when it came time to buy a bike, i just couldn't resist a new one. But i think the looks kind of grow on you after a while, as i kind of like it now.
 

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i guess the looks do grow on you because i dident like the sv without the lower faring but now i can go either way(especialy since the lower faring is so expencice :screwy:
 

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another good "starter" bike is the Yami-FZ6, I'm kinda biased tho. But I have heard nothing but great things about the SV.

good luck and welcome :seeya:
 

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I would get any of the mentioned bikes...just try to stay in the 600cc class... also, if you're going to start modding your bike, I suggest the first thing to do is frame sliders... they should be a must have on any bike, escpecially on a newbies bike!!!
They will save you some good $$ on your first lay or drop...and it will come!
 

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Hello and welcome! You cant go wrong with the SV 650. I love my '02 and dont think i could ever sell it. I agree with GasMan, slap on some frams sliders and youre good to go. i like these- inturace.com

Its good to see youre not jumping into the deep end of motorcycling first. Dont let people talk you into getting a GSXR 2000 RR1 STRADA F4 right off the bat.
 

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I'm just saying that everybody should have frame sliders, especially newbies... the money you put into them is nothing compared to what they'll save you in the case of a crash...
 

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Gas Man said:
I'm just saying that everybody should have frame sliders, especially newbies... the money you put into them is nothing compared to what they'll save you in the case of a crash...
how much are they??? are they easy to install yourself?? :puke:
 

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I'm not exactly sure on the price. I bought a set for an SV I repaired for Jodi's brother. He wished he had sliders at the time... The installation was easy and straightforward.

Now, if he would only get it out of my shop. He's getting Suzuki all over my beautiful shop!
 

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What kind of experience do you have? Take your MSF course before making any decisions. .

I grew up riding dirt and anyone's streetbike that would let me. My first motorcycle I ever owned is my CBR600 F4i. It's about as forgiving as any sport bike out there, and has good power. 127 in a 1/4 is plenty fast, for now.

You can hurt yourself on any bike obviously, but you have to remember you control your speed with your wrist. . the bike doesn't do it for you. If you have experience and are a decent rider w/ some common sense, I recommend the F4i. I just wanted to get something to grow into. . every bike is going to feel new obviously. I haven't ridden an SV, but I've heard nothing but good things about them. A lot of people start on Katanas too. This one isn't mine, but it's pretty much identical to it:

 

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bulldogdefensivetacl said:
how much are they??? are they easy to install yourself??
From what ive seen, you can spend $45 to $90 on polyurethane sliders. $89.95 for the Intuitive RAcing "PRO" with a single bolt running through the frame. As for LED's, carbonfiber and aliminum sliders... thats something else.
 

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Prices are wide ranged.

Just don't get a set of Lockhart Phillips Carbon Inlay's they suck!! :rant:
 

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I wish I'd of have frame sliders about 4 months ago.. :sob: :sob:
 
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