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      11-28-2012, 04:10 PM   #23
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Does she ever wish it had more power?? I was thinking of starting out on a CBR 600 and lowering it (since Im so short) .. On the GSXR my feet barely touch.. I usually have to lean the bike with one foot flat down and the other one still in the air because I cant straddle it comfortably. Its too high...Well unless I road in high heels but I dont feel like losing a toe lol
No, she's fine with the 250 because she is a brand new rider and is not aggressive at all. Maybe in a few years she'll want something faster, but I really doubt it.
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The cbr won't be much lighter then the gsxr 750. They're both 4 cylinder and most of the weight is from the engine...

Lowering it, however, will make a difference.
Only negative I've heard about lowering is the bike is it is then lower to the ground as are the pegs so be careful in curves.
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The cbr won't be much lighter then the gsxr 750. They're both 4 cylinder and most of the weight is from the engine...

Lowering it, however, will make a difference.
Oh that he didnt tell me. Thanks for the info. I considered it a while back but Im moving to California so its been put off
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Only negative I've heard about lowering is the bike is it is then lower to the ground as are the pegs so be careful in curves.
Pegs, and kickstand is harder to set.
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Does she ever wish it had more power?? I was thinking of starting out on a CBR 600 and lowering it (since Im so short) .. On the GSXR my feet barely touch.. I usually have to lean the bike with one foot flat down and the other one still in the air because I cant straddle it comfortably. Its too high...Well unless I road in high heels but I dont feel like losing a toe lol
i had a 250 when i went abroad, it was pretty fun, popped a wheelie on it and i used to ride in sandals wherever i went though highheels wouldnt feel too good im sure.. make sure you lower it important to be able to put your feet down till you get balance at low speed, just make sure its a bike where it can be lowered to your need without affecting rear tire rubbing.. had a friend whos tire rubbed for every bump

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rented a place at the top of a hill with complete dirt road, miss letting the back tire slide around to pull into the driveway

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Only negative I've heard about lowering is the bike is it is then lower to the ground as are the pegs so be careful in curves.
Im not going 150 lol.
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my baby calls my name everyday i walk past her lol, i just got my 335i


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sweetness! I love your e30, s52? Really though, I am first in line to buy it.
Just a lowly S50B30. I was early on in the swap craze and it was much easier to setup the DME on the non OBD2 motor. And this one kind of fell into my lap when a low mileage 95M3 spun into a tree. Got the engine bay and transmission for a song.
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Just a lowly S50B30. I was early on in the swap craze and it was much easier to setup the DME on the non OBD2 motor. And this one kind of fell into my lap when a low mileage 95M3 spun into a tree. Got the engine bay and transmission for a song.
nice, still a good swap. some weight reduction+roll cage. and you're ready to roll.
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Does she ever wish it had more power?? I was thinking of starting out on a CBR 600 and lowering it (since Im so short) .. On the GSXR my feet barely touch.. I usually have to lean the bike with one foot flat down and the other one still in the air because I cant straddle it comfortably. Its too high...Well unless I road in high heels but I dont feel like losing a toe lol
Sara,

Just my .02: The CBR600, or any 600 supersport for that matter, is NOT a starter bike. Not sure how much experience you have, but modern 600's have more power than 80's liter-bikes.

I'd recommend a Ninja 650 or an SV 650 if you have a little bit of experience. Great starter-friendly bikes that continue to be fun for an experienced rider. (Not that you asked for a recommendation)
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Sara,

Just my .02: The CBR600, or any 600 supersport for that matter, is NOT a starter bike. Not sure how much experience you have, but modern 600's have more power than 80's liter-bikes.

I'd recommend a Ninja 650 or an SV 650 if you have a little bit of experience. Great starter-friendly bikes that continue to be fun for an experienced rider. (Not that you asked for a recommendation)
I dont want a push button bike :/ I want something (lighter than the gsxr 750 that I ride) but that has substantial power
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Hey OP I didnt mean to thread jack!!
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Yeah, I was strongly discouraged, even as I guy, to start off with anything other than this sport bike ninja 650-which is Not a super sport bike because anything more than what I've got wouldn't be as forgiving of mistakes I'd make as a new rider. Can you imagine giving too much throttle on the highway and popping a wheelie as a beginner? I was able to learn on the wife's 250 for a couple of weeks before getting on my 650 and I'm glad I did.
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Meh, I rode a KX250 as a kid and then didn't ride for 15 years before getting the MV. Its pretty easy to make a liter bike have the power of a 250, just keep the revs low.

The only reason to get something gutless first is lack of trust in the rider. A crash at 50 hurts the same regardless of the output the bike has.

Being said the SV650 is a great starting bike. Cheap as hell to buy and since they are nekkid you can get one that is a little old but looks exactly like a new one. Throw some sliders on there, armor up, and party.
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Yeah I hear ya. Riding a bike is such a visceral experience. No car can compete (and I've logged time in a 458 Italia and Gallardo). Even my SV650 Racebike was more exhilerating experience. Riding at speed require so much more focus on your body and mind; I think that may be why it doesn't compare to driving a car. Now that I've hung up my leathers though, I do appreciate having more sheet metal around me at 100mph+

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Hey OP I didnt mean to thread jack!!
I'm happy you did. I'm learning so much about this new hobby and am really enjoying talkin bike stuff. I've even got my bike 'mods' already to put on this weekend!
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the power is addictive, started out riding my cousins gsxr 750 went to a busa now basically 200whp bike.. i think i am good right here, don't need to go any faster.
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