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Old 04-25-2006, 10:49 AM   #36
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Re: motorcycle question

I used to want a Katana.
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I have to agree... I love the looks of that SV 650S... even though it only has 71 horsepower. It's a 2 cylinder, 4 stroke engine... how much better is the 4 cylinder, 4 stroke?
I know the torque from the V-twin the SV has makes city driving easier. You also might want to look at a YZF600, the baby brother to the R6. It's yamaha's version of the katana (sport touring) I think they look alot better plus their lighter. They do tend to run a bit pricier than the katana though, but not much.
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Re: motorcycle question

I don't know if I really like the Yamaha's though... and as you said, they are a bit more expensive anyway. I think I'll just find a Suzuki SV 650S that looks good.
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Buy a Suzuki!!! I like the Katana because of the full fairings but the sound of a V twin is sweet also.
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Re: motorcycle question

I really think I'm going to be getting a Suzuki SV 650S... I just love the looks of that bike so much.
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Buy a Suzuki!!! I like the Katana because of the full fairings but the sound of a V twin is sweet also.
It's air cooled, too. It's light, which makes it even better to learn to ride on. I'd still rather start out on a dirt bike...but that's just me. We had Honda XR's when my brother and I were younger. They're alot of fun.
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It's air cooled, too. It's light, which makes it even better to learn to ride on. I'd still rather start out on a dirt bike...but that's just me. We had Honda XR's when my brother and I were younger. They're alot of fun.
yeah, and makes it all the easier for me to be able to lift into the back of a truck with my buddy.
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how much are those bikes going for?
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I should be able to get a 2002 SV 650S for around $3000-$3400
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You will have to get you a shirt that says "If you can read this the B**** fell off"
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Re: motorcycle question

ok... so I found a bike. It's a 1999 Honda CBR600 F4... and it's a very nice bike. here are the specs on the model:

Make Model


Honda CBR 600F4

Year


1999-2000

Engine


Liquid cooled, four stroke, transverse four cylinder, DOHC, 4 valve per cylinder.

Capacity


599
Bore x Stroke 67 x 42.5 mm
Compression Ratio 12.0:1

Induction


4x 36.5mm slanted flatside CV

Ignition / Starting


Digital transistorized / electric

Max Power


110.2 hp 81kw @ 12500 rpm

Max Torque


6.6 kg-m 65Nm @ 10500 rpm
48 ft/lbs

Transmission / Drive


6 Speed / chain

Front Suspension


43mm fully adjustable cartridge-type fork 120mm wheel travel

Rear Suspension


Pro-Link featuring fully adjustable gas-charged remote reservoir damper 120mm wheel travel

Front Brakes


2x 296mm discs 4 piston calipers

Rear Brakes


Single 220mm disc 1 piston caliper

Front Tyre


120/70 ZR17

Rear Tyre


180/55 ZR17

Dry-Weight / Wet-weight

168 Kg - 370 pounds

Fuel Capacity

18 litres - 4.77 gallons

Consumption average




Standing Mile

10.7 sec / 130 mph

Top Speed

160 mph


I saw a couple in person, and I went :O ... yeah, I like the bike a lot. It has 2600 miles on it, and for $500, my buddy is going to completely repaint the bike.. I'm thinking metallic cobalt blue, with bright silver metallic graphics, and maybe have the F4 decals in metallic silver. The tires are in great shape. One of our friends has it, but can't afford to keep it... so $3000 brings it home. The bike books for a little under $5000


also, at 12.0:1 compression, will I need to run 93 octane, or will 91 be good enough?
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Re: motorcycle question

This may be obvious but make sure you sit on it first and see how it fits you. CBR's don't feel right to me at all. But it's all in how your built as to whether a bike fits comfortably.
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please don't judge my maturity when you've never met me. I obviously have no problem obeying the speed limit... considering I've been driving since 16 (5+ years), and have never been pulled over for speeding... or doing anything wreckless. Just because I'm young doesn't mean I'm dumb.

I can judge your level of maturity based on your own words right here.

You got a long way to go.
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