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The John Norwich Riders Corner In honour of our fellow moderator: John Norwich R.I.P. September 17th, 2014
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Old 09-10-2016, 02:47 PM   #4051
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Old 09-10-2016, 08:15 PM   #4052
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He was looking so I might as well throw it out there. Wife says I can get something more powerful
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Usually a newer minty one is $4k+. You can find deals down to about $3000. Best time to buy is from November onwards. If you're serious I'd start looking around now.
Already looking with cash in hand. I'm considering a R3 or maybe a 400 - 500cc bike since i'm 6'4
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Old 09-11-2016, 08:49 AM   #4054
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Something like this would be an excellent pick up, 08 SV650, $3950. I'm not related/connected to seller at all. Good all around good bike.
Full disclosure - personal bias but VTwin >>> Jap inline 4. Talk guy down to $3600?

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Or this, its brother, an 07 SV650S, my fave bike the S verison, $4K

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Or this, don't know much deets though but great price if all things check out. 2010 Suzuki Gladius, $2700

http://vancouver.craigslist.ca/rds/mcd/5691122669.html

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Old 09-11-2016, 11:13 AM   #4055
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New rider here just recently finished the mst, was also looking between an r3 and ninja 300/250 as a starting bike. Was wondering if not having abs/slipper clutch on the r3 would be a significant disadvantage, or having carbs on the 250 over fuel injection?
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Old 09-11-2016, 02:52 PM   #4056
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Slipper clutch is only useful if you're on a higher rev happy bike like the 300 and you want to bang down a gear or two near redline... Helps* prevents the rear from locking up, although I've still managed to do it frequently when I'm on the track. ABS, IMO, is kind of a crutch, could be life saving, but not a real substitutes for skills. Learn how to apply brakes while downshifting properly(although having the time to do so isn't always a luxury). For everyday riding, not having them isn't a big loss, but may make some aspects more comforting/enjoyable.
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Fuel injection is also a huge plus. Not a huge deal on a weekend warrior, but if you plan to ride the bike a few times a week, it's so much easier not having to deal with carb tuning and jetting, cold starting with the choke, change of elevation etc
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Buy K4rl's. Low K's and very mint.
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Old 09-12-2016, 07:15 PM   #4063
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Selling r3 maybe?

I have such a hate love relationship with my R3 right now..

Love how its so cheap, lightweight and fun. But I do miss the power sometimes.

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Selling r3 maybe?

I have such a hate love relationship with my R3 right now..

Love how its so cheap, lightweight and fun. But I do miss the power sometimes.
Sell me it and buy a r6
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Selling r3 maybe?

I have such a hate love relationship with my R3 right now..

Love how its so cheap, lightweight and fun. But I do miss the power sometimes.
If you find yourself riding 10/10ths and dragging knees every corner then yeah, upgrade. I still love my 300 it's fun as shit to just rag on. Def a bit slow tho. My bro's a new rider and we decided he'd ride it all the way up to his first trackday before selling.
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If you find yourself riding 10/10ths and dragging knees every corner then yeah, upgrade. I still love my 300 it's fun as shit to just rag on. Def a bit slow tho. My bro's a new rider and we decided he'd ride it all the way up to his first trackday before selling.
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I sincerely applaud new riders who are looking for smaller bikes, 250-300cc bikes to learn on. That is the right approach for most.

However, for some of you mature folks, you'll get bored of that in a year or less and will want to move up to the 600cc ones. If you find a forgiving 600cc bike (like the Suzuki SV or Gladius), not the typical 600cc crotch rocket, you'll do fine and be very happy with it for many years to come. Best thing is to ask someone who rides and whom you know and trust, for some guidance. Some mid 2000 600cc bikes are about the same price range (or cheaper) than a slightly used CBR 250/300/R3/Ninja 300 etc.
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I sincerely applaud new riders who are looking for smaller bikes, 250-300cc bikes to learn on. That is the right approach for most.

However, for some of you mature folks, you'll get bored of that in a year or less and will want to move up to the 600cc ones. If you find a forgiving 600cc bike (like the Suzuki SV or Gladius), not the typical 600cc crotch rocket, you'll do fine and be very happy with it for many years to come. Best thing is to ask someone who rides and whom you know and trust, for some guidance. Some mid 2000 600cc bikes are about the same price range (or cheaper) than a slightly used CBR 250/300/R3/Ninja 300 etc.

Personally I feel like if you're going to take the responsible accelerated learning approach with a small bike that you can ride to 10/10ths over a season or two you may as well hop directly over to a 1000 after. The new 1000s have enough beastly TC and electronic aids to make them super ridable. The added always available torque in itself is enough to be worth the jump.
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so my insurance is up in about a week and I'm looking for somewhere to store the bike (garage space is tight with it in there), you guys know where I might be able to store it and the cost?
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Don't know anywhere specifically, but a few shops around do winter service plus storage. Maybe the rising sun? There are a few ads on CL
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If you find yourself riding 10/10ths and dragging knees every corner then yeah, upgrade. I still love my 300 it's fun as shit to just rag on. Def a bit slow tho. My bro's a new rider and we decided he'd ride it all the way up to his first trackday before selling.
Oh yeah thats me, knee dragging every corner in richmond while avoiding C-lai's.

Anyone have a XSR900? Those things look pretty sweet.
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so my insurance is up in about a week and I'm looking for somewhere to store the bike (garage space is tight with it in there), you guys know where I might be able to store it and the cost?
I know Burnaby Kawasaki offers winter storage but considering your location says San Diego not sure if this works for you.
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