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WWWWWWOOOOOOOOTTTT!!!!!! Time to start looking for gear!
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Nice! You settle on which bike you're going to get?
Thanks! I am now looking for gear. I don't want to go hold anything back on gear. It'll most likely be the SV650. If I can get enough, I'll buy the Ninja 650S. I don't think I'll go that far though. I need something easy to get acquainted with
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Thanks! I am now looking for gear. I don't want to go hold anything back on gear. It'll most likely be the SV650. If I can get enough, I'll buy the Ninja 650S. I don't think I'll go that far though. I need something easy to get acquainted with
Sweet, SV650 would be a great choice. What kind of gear are you looking at (leather, jacket, gloves, boots, etc)?
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Sweet, SV650 would be a great choice. What kind of gear are you looking at (leather, jacket, gloves, boots, etc)?
Not sure at the moment. I will be heading overseas in a couple of weeks. We'll see what happens.
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I went and looked at some bikes yesterday. The Kawi's fit and finish seems so much better then the Suzuki's.
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I went and looked at some bikes yesterday. The Kawi's fit and finish seems so much better then the Suzuki's.
the only kawasaki bikes I've been up close to and ridden have been the 08 ZX10R, 07 ZX6R, and a 636, all looked really nice and rode well, especially the zx10r

The two GSXR 750's I rode were equally well made IMO, but definitely more uncomfortable than anything made by Kawasaki..
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the only kawasaki bikes I've been up close to and ridden have been the 08 ZX10R, 07 ZX6R, and a 636, all looked really nice and rode well, especially the zx10r

The two GSXR 750's I rode were equally well made IMO, but definitely more uncomfortable than anything made by Kawasaki..
I like Kawi's. I am also looking at the CBR600 or an Interceptor. Not sure. I am leaning towards the Kawi. The Interceptor has ABS though, and I feel that is a necessity.
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Old 06-13-2010, 01:15 PM
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I like Kawi's. I am also looking at the CBR600 or an Interceptor. Not sure. I am leaning towards the Kawi. The Interceptor has ABS though, and I feel that is a necessity.
I loved all my Honda 600s. Why do you feel ABS is a necessity? I've read a bunch of reviews/bike comparisons and it seems that ABS is more of a "bling" factor to help sell bikes...
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Picking up a ZX-6R on Saturday. It's blue. Dealer is bringing it in from another dealer for me. Thank you everyone for their help.
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Picking up a ZX-6R on Saturday. It's blue. Dealer is bringing it in from another dealer for me. Thank you everyone for their help.
Sweet deal, I expect to see pics!
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Wait H|I, I thought you said that you had several years of riding under your belt?!?
I looked at the beginning of this thread....about 5 months ago.....
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To clarify, this is a 10-second bike you have there. If this is really your first....be damn careful with it.
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Nice lookin bike

These bikes are absolute corner carvers, I'm sure you're going to love it!
What kind of gear do you got?
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Wait H|I, I thought you said that you had several years of riding under your belt?!?
I looked at the beginning of this thread....about 5 months ago.....
That's when I took the course. I've been riding bikes for 4 years now. Just not where the cops are....

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Not my first.
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Nice lookin bike

These bikes are absolute corner carvers, I'm sure you're going to love it!
What kind of gear do you got?
Helmet and Jacket for now. Ordered gloves and pants. Looking for riding boots.
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That's when I took the course. I've been riding bikes for 4 years now. Just not where the cops are....



Not my first.


Helmet and Jacket for now. Ordered gloves and pants. Looking for riding boots.
gloves are imperative! What is the first thing you do when you fall over? Stick your hands out...Get good ones
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gloves are imperative! What is the first thing you do when you fall over? Stick your hands out...Get good ones
Kawasaki ZX series, in blue.
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Kawasaki ZX series, in blue.
a kawa-sucky?

i keed i keed

congrats! Be careful!!!
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+1 to Brit's statement, gloves are probably one of the most overlooked pieces of gear! Good ones make your trips safer, and more comfortable. Bad ones leave your hands at risk, and make any trips uncomfortable. If you're looking for a gauntlet glove, I absolutely love my Icon Mercs. I have both versions, and recommend them to everyone




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sv 650 will be a great first bike

Ninja's....you have to rev the piss out of them to make any power, I am more a fan of torque
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You don't need to rev the piss out of this Ninja, but I still do.



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You don't need to rev the piss out of this Ninja, but I still do.



Nice Bike!!!!

*DDDDRRRROOOOOOLLLLL* I LOVE the 10R.

I don't need to rev my 600 that high, either. 4-5 RPM is great for the city. Still under break in,but I love hearing the engine rev!
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By the way Galahad, the only reason I took the rider course was to get my license.
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