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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-25-2009, 01:31 AM Thread Starter
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Hmmmmm...!

Well at the risk of sounding rediculous!

After riding my new 1000RR for the last few weeks, and then taking my 600RR out this evening..... HOLY SHIT I HAD FUN!!!! I mean don't get me wrong I LOVE MY 1000! But maybe it's the whole "I have another new/great bike at home, I'm gonna do work on this one" Factor... But after getting used to the power band on the 1000, I was throwing my 600 all OVER the place tonight and LUVING IT! The bike was handling FANTASTIC! And I think I was pushin certain things farther then I normally would and felt better then ever!

Hard to explain but I just felt like it was SOOOO easy to ride tonight! Plus I think I'm still in the Novelty stage of having my new 08 1000RR plus I haven't quite gotten 100% used to the bike yet.

Thats all! Fun little night out kickin around town

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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-25-2009, 08:32 AM
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Well at the risk of sounding rediculous!

After riding my new 1000RR for the last few weeks, and then taking my 600RR out this evening..... HOLY SHIT I HAD FUN!!!! I mean don't get me wrong I LOVE MY 1000! But maybe it's the whole "I have another new/great bike at home, I'm gonna do work on this one" Factor... But after getting used to the power band on the 1000, I was throwing my 600 all OVER the place tonight and LUVING IT! The bike was handling FANTASTIC! And I think I was pushin certain things farther then I normally would and felt better then ever!

Hard to explain but I just felt like it was SOOOO easy to ride tonight! Plus I think I'm still in the Novelty stage of having my new 08 1000RR plus I haven't quite gotten 100% used to the bike yet.

Thats all! Fun little night out kickin around town
I can agree. When I take my r6 out its a blast till the novelty of that wears off...then you miss the power of the 1k.

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I think you both should keep your 600RR and R6 and just let me ride them all the time. I even have a garage I can keep them in for you.

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600 with a -1/+2 is even more fun!
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600 with a -1/+2 is even more fun!
I cann attest to that. Mort and I swapped bikes a bit and I was having a hard time keeping that front end down. It was a lot of fun. On the other hand, Bobby had fun actually being able to accelerate through turns on teh VFR. That's why I like the SV 650 so much, you can throw that throttle all over the place and have fun.

Good on you for finding joy in both your rides

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I cann attest to that. Mort and I swapped bikes a bit and I was having a hard time keeping that front end down. It was a lot of fun. On the other hand, Bobby had fun actually being able to accelerate through turns on teh VFR. That's why I like the SV 650 so much, you can throw that throttle all over the place and have fun.

Good on you for finding joy in both your rides
I was playing with the SV last night, and I realized I went from 25 to 90 all in one gear and I giggled in my helMOT.

If/when I replace the SV, it's got to be with a bike that has torque.

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post #9 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-25-2009, 10:15 AM
 
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id take a 600 over a liter anyday
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post #10 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-25-2009, 10:16 AM
 
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congrats on enjoying both your bikes, once i built my suprmoto i dont really like riding my 636. i always chose my stunters over my streetbike
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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-25-2009, 10:22 AM
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1000's are beastly and no fun to troll around on.

If you actually *ride* it, get ready for the big-ass ticket.



For street riding.... I like a bike you actually feel like you are *riding*.



More Fun riding a slow bike fast..... than riding a fast bike s l o w


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i know that feeling icecold81. i alway had two bike, but when i ride the 600 is like am going to have fun x2 because i don't have to worry about the power of a 1000 suprising you. And you can ride the crap out of a 600 without getting beat up by the bike.

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The most fun bikes I have owned are those down on power.
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1000's are beastly and no fun to troll around on.

If you actually *ride* it, get ready for the big-ass ticket.



For street riding.... I like a bike you actually feel like you are *riding*.



More Fun riding a slow bike fast..... than riding a fast bike s l o w


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The most fun bike I ever had around town was my Husky 610. All of 50rwhp and 310lbs. I could do whatever I damn well pleased on that thing. I loved throwing it sideways turning into the parking lot at school, and big thumper torque made for great wheelies. Every singe ride, rain or shine involved wheelies and slides, just because I could. Sooooo much fun.
The SD was great too. About the same Power:weight as a 600, but with much more torque and easy throw around and RIDE.

I can't wait to get another street 'tard.

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If you think 600s are fun compared to 1000s, you shoud try a 250 2 stroke! Making a slow bike go fast is the best feeling.

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post #15 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-25-2009, 11:31 AM Thread Starter
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Well it would appear that I don't sound rediculous after all!

+1 on what everybody said! It was to fun last night! I think the biggest difference was getting used to the power on the 1000RR and then being much more confident with the throttle on my 600RR.....

But as some mentioned having a 600 over a 1000 and what not, Nah Uhh! I LOVE MY 1000!!! I still love having the power to move effortlessly!

(P.S. I'm having way to much fun lately with Wheelies!)

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Thanks for letting me steal your bike tonight Tommy!

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i rode a Rebel today. it was pinned for the entire 3 mile test ride, unless i was sitting at a light.
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