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2007CaliSpecial
2013-04-23, 08:34 PM
I brought home my first bike Saturday evening. It's a 2008 Suzuki GSX-R 600. Bought it with just under 5500 miles and so far have added 71 miles as of Sunday. Only plans I have for it so far is short clutch and brake levers, frame sliders and slip on exhaust. I'm picking up a new riding jacket on Friday the one it came with is torn and dirty plus doesn't match the paint scheme as much as I'd like. Over winter I plan on repainting the gas tank (paint is chipped/cracked in some spots)

Only pic I have so far but more to come this week when the weather gets nice
http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q320/chato300inya/IMG_20130422_183739_zpsc4f9df75.jpg (http://s139.photobucket.com/user/chato300inya/media/IMG_20130422_183739_zpsc4f9df75.jpg.html)

mild83
2013-04-23, 09:12 PM
Sexy

roman.GSR
2013-04-23, 09:14 PM
Not a fan of Suzuki but I love white bikes. Nice first bike.

gmzvip23
2013-04-23, 09:26 PM
the white looks good man.

tim_ws6
2013-04-23, 09:28 PM
Dig the color scheme

brveagle
2013-04-23, 11:49 PM
Where is the exhaust?

roman.GSR
2013-04-24, 12:33 AM
Its the little metal piece

2007CaliSpecial
2013-04-24, 06:45 AM
Where is the exhaust?

Previous owner took off the stock exhaust and put on regular car tip lol

YourWorstNightmare
2013-04-24, 07:16 AM
I dig I dig.


Now, come out to Vegas and ride in some sunshine with me when I get back from korea.

:thumbsup:

2007CaliSpecial
2013-04-24, 09:41 AM
I dig I dig.


Now, come out to Vegas and ride in some sunshine with me when I get back from korea.

:thumbsup:

I'm down lol

6-Bolt2g
2013-04-25, 02:09 PM
Nice. Bet it sounds wicked with the current exhaust.

Post a vid if you get a chance.

2007CaliSpecial
2013-04-25, 02:21 PM
Well I laid it down yesterday trying to do a slow U turn. Cracked the bottom of the stator cover and leaked oil all over the street and scratched/cracked the left side fairings. I was planning on getting new fairings this winter anyway do to some small cracks the bike already came with. Frame sliders are my #1 investment I'm planning on doing hopefully tomorrow or whenever they can get shipped. I'm getting the cover welded today, hopefully I'll be back on the road this afternoon.

2007CaliSpecial
2013-04-25, 02:23 PM
Nice. Bet it sounds wicked with the current exhaust.

Post a vid if you get a chance.
Lol BEASTLY stock cats with a tip boiii

MountainDew
2013-04-25, 05:53 PM
Well I laid it down yesterday trying to do a slow U turn. Cracked the bottom of the stator cover and leaked oil all over the street and scratched/cracked the left side fairings. I was planning on getting new fairings this winter anyway do to some small cracks the bike already came with. Frame sliders are my #1 investment I'm planning on doing hopefully tomorrow or whenever they can get shipped. I'm getting the cover welded today, hopefully I'll be back on the road this afternoon.

:doh: :nonod: :nono:

If I were you I wouldn't even touch that bike again until you take an MSF course.

roman.GSR
2013-04-25, 06:00 PM
+1 for MSF if you haven't taken that class.
Were you wearing gloves?
I hate don't wear any because it messes with my throttle response.

2007CaliSpecial
2013-04-25, 06:04 PM
Yeah I was wearing gloves, and I do plan on taking a course

MountainDew
2013-04-25, 06:08 PM
Seriously man don't ride until you can learn the basics. I never took the MSF and was fine but if you laid the bike down not even 48 hours after purchasing while trying to do a slow u-turn, you definitely need some guidance before you're on the road more.

Pipe Dreams
2013-04-25, 06:32 PM
+1 for MSF if you haven't taken that class.
Were you wearing gloves?
I hate don't wear any because it messes with my throttle response.

If this guy is telling you NOT to wear gloves because it messes with his throttle response .

This could be the most ignorant thing I have read on this forum.

http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m535/rimmshot/rash/untitled_zps66da7092.png (http://s1130.photobucket.com/user/rimmshot/media/rash/untitled_zps66da7092.png.html)

Do not listen to this advice

roman.GSR
2013-04-25, 06:33 PM
If this guy is telling you NOT to wear gloves because it messes with his throttle response .

This could be the most ignorant thing I have read on this forum.

http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m535/rimmshot/rash/untitled_zps66da7092.png (http://s1130.photobucket.com/user/rimmshot/media/rash/untitled_zps66da7092.png.html)

Do not listen to this advice

I don't plan on falling.

Pipe Dreams
2013-04-25, 06:40 PM
I don't plan on falling.

I hope that works out for you .

MountainDew
2013-04-25, 07:13 PM
How the fuck does wearing gloves mess with throttle response??

I always wore mesh in the summer and gauntlet leathers in the winter. Rode without them sometimes too and never noticed a difference in throttle response... Sure it might be a little bit easier to pin it all the way back in a snap without a glove on but that is about it..

brveagle
2013-04-25, 09:30 PM
+1 for MSF if you haven't taken that class.
Were you wearing gloves?
I hate don't wear any because it messes with my throttle response.

Wait... What?

Please tell me this is a joke

uprrman23
2013-04-25, 09:37 PM
Wait... What?

Please tell me this is a joke

I believe he's the one that rides with a tinted visor at night and says it's the same as a clear visor.

roman.GSR
2013-04-25, 09:41 PM
Wait... What?

Please tell me this is a joke
Maybe I'm just wearing too big of gloves for my hands???

I believe he's the one that rides with a tinted visor at night and says it's the same as a clear visor.

Indeed I am.

uprrman23
2013-04-25, 09:44 PM
Maybe I'm just wearing too big of gloves for my hands???



Indeed I am.

You don't wear gloves because of "throttle response"?

This guy thinks you're dumb.

http://images.motorcycle-usa.com/PhotoGallerys/norwalk_09_andrew03.jpg

mild83
2013-04-25, 11:40 PM
I'm down lol

Well I laid it down yesterday trying to do a slow U turn. Cracked the bottom of the stator cover and leaked oil all over the street and scratched/cracked the left side fairings. I was planning on getting new fairings this winter anyway do to some small cracks the bike already came with. Frame sliders are my #1 investment I'm planning on doing hopefully tomorrow or whenever they can get shipped. I'm getting the cover welded today, hopefully I'll be back on the road this afternoon.
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+1 for MSF if you haven't taken that class.
Were you wearing gloves?
I hate don't wear any because it messes with my throttle response.
Dafuq?

6-Bolt2g
2013-04-26, 07:57 AM
I wear boots, leather and leather gloves on my vintage Kawasaki that barely does 75mph.

That's my gear everywhere I go. Test ride, to work or a cruise. Don't take any chances.

Gear up

YourWorstNightmare
2013-04-26, 10:21 AM
:(

You laid it down ....... already?

:(


Ya' gotta countersteer sport bikes, a LOT, when doing slow tight turns. They feel very "unstable" at slow speeds because of their steep head angles, and seating position.


Definitely time to sign up for an MSF course, and then take the MSF/Advanced course shortly there after as well. If they offer the sport bike course I definitely recommend it as well. It's WELL WORTH IT!

As far as that fucking squid that rides w/o gloves: Natural Selection will take care of you, and I won't feel bad at all when it does.

To the OP: ALWAYS gear up. When it's hot, when it's cold, when it's raining. Fucking gear up. Period.

I ALWAYS wear: Alpinestars GP-Pro full leather gloves w/ Gauntlets, Alpinestars Textile Jacket w/ the aftermarket CE Hard shoulder protectors, and spine protector (for hot days), and my leather equivalent when it's a little cooler, and OVER THE ANKLE full boots. No damn sneakers!!! At least some work boots, or even better a good pair of track boots like the Sidi ST-Air's.

If you insist on wearing jeans, please do yourself the favor and buy a pair of Draggin' Jeans that have Kevlar lining, and the knee "pucks" built in. They're WELL WORTH the $$$! If you can't afford those, go to Cycle Gear and get the BiLT equivalent.

Ok /rant

cbr_954
2013-04-26, 12:30 PM
Romangsr, you should quit giving riding advice, please.

dslimtuner913
2013-04-26, 04:01 PM
lol ive worn cheap ass thick walmart gloves before never messed with my throttle response :confused:

2007CaliSpecial
2013-04-26, 04:51 PM
Does anyone have a stator cover for a 2006+ GSXR 600/750 for sale? The aluminum filler rod doesn't stick to the cover when welding.

Kyle H
2013-04-26, 05:13 PM
Ouch, sounds like a lot of damage for a low speed drop.

2007CaliSpecial
2013-04-26, 05:25 PM
Ouch, sounds like a lot of damage for a low speed drop.

when it fell the first thing that hit was the edge of the stator cover. It cracked immediately, other than that just the fairings and scratched up the left handle bar

2007CaliSpecial
2013-04-28, 09:17 PM
Added a good 130 miles today, today went real smooth
http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q320/chato300inya/IMG_20130428_200107_zpsb69bb2d4.jpg

KCMAXX
2013-05-08, 07:17 PM
:hmm:

cbr_954
2013-05-08, 07:24 PM
Doing better or avoiding u turns?

2007CaliSpecial
2013-05-08, 08:10 PM
doing good on U-turns, racked up a little over 700 miles so far

stevo8
2013-05-13, 06:37 PM
Does anyone have a stator cover for a 2006+ GSXR 600/750 for sale? The aluminum filler rod doesn't stick to the cover when welding.

Magnesium.

stevo8
2013-05-13, 06:40 PM
+1 for MSF if you haven't taken that class.
Were you wearing gloves?
I hate don't wear any because it messes with my throttle response.

You're trolling, right?

First, he buys way too much bike for a first bike. Does the typical Gsxr damage. And your advice is don't wear gloves?

KCMAXX
2013-05-13, 06:48 PM
From what I heard he no longer needs parts... :shock:

brveagle
2013-05-13, 07:28 PM
Totalled it already? Dang that was quick

given695
2013-05-13, 07:40 PM
Totalled it already? Dang that was quick

Unfortunately you are correct. He is alright. Just a cracked rib. I'm trying to convince him to buy it back if it is a good deal to part out or make into a track bike.

stevo8
2013-05-13, 07:43 PM
You're trolling, right?

First, he buys way too much bike for a first bike. Does the typical Gsxr damage. And your advice is don't wear gloves?

Unfortunately you are correct. He is alright. Just a cracked rib. I'm trying to convince him to buy it back if it is a good deal to part out or make into a track bike.

I don't think he needs a track bike. He needs a learning tool.

given695
2013-05-13, 07:46 PM
I don't think he needs a track bike. He needs a learning tool.

Was not meaning for him. I would gladly turn it into a track bike if the deal was right.

MountainDew
2013-05-13, 07:54 PM
What a fucking moron. Maybe you should have listened to those with more experience and parked the bike until you took an MSF class. Be lucky it was just a cracked rib. From your past stories sounds like you're not safe on four wheels as well.

KCMAXX
2013-05-13, 07:55 PM
Was not meaning for him. I would gladly turn it into a track bike if the deal was right.

Text me if/when you get yours out.

:cheers:

given695
2013-05-13, 07:57 PM
What a fucking moron. Maybe you should have listened to those with more experience and parked the bike until you took an MSF class. Be lucky it was just a cracked rib. From your past stories sounds like you're not safe on four wheels as well.

Mistakes happen and everyone learns from them in their own ways. No need to bust his balls on here.

KCMAXX
2013-05-13, 08:04 PM
Mistakes happen and everyone learns from them in their own ways. No need to bust his balls on here.

Agreed. GTFO

Kyle H
2013-05-13, 08:42 PM
What a fucking moron. Maybe you should have listened to those with more experience and parked the bike until you took an MSF class. Be lucky it was just a cracked rib. From your past stories sounds like you're not safe on four wheels as well.

He fucked up, you don't think he doesn't know that without a douche like you around? Everyone makes mistakes and he made his early on, hopefully he learns from it and continues to enjoy riding.

MountainDew
2013-05-13, 09:41 PM
Lol if you guys want to let him kill himself than so be it. There were already mistakes made but he just kept on fucking riding anyways.

I'm being a douche because this is the same cat that fucked up his Mustang and abandoned it to try and skimp out on a DUI. Clearly he is a danger on the road. Maybe being a dick will get the fucking point across. Motorcycles are scary shit and are not to be taken lightly.

stevo8
2013-05-13, 11:44 PM
I reallllllllly hope you never had any passengers in your short riding career.

2007CaliSpecial
2013-05-14, 07:09 AM
What makes you think I'm gong to quit riding? I broke a rib not my dignity.

roman.GSR
2013-05-14, 07:14 AM
Maybe you should stick with scooter's

Pipe Dreams
2013-05-14, 07:41 AM
cali if you buy the bike back let me know ... We can help fix it

6-Bolt2g
2013-05-14, 08:22 AM
Wow. Glad it wasn't worse.

uprrman23
2013-05-14, 09:22 AM
there's 2 types of riders out there. The ones that have went down and ones that will go down.

I got lucky in my 2 years of riding but was also a deciding factor in not riding anymore. I couldn't afford to wreck and be off work.

Screw the haters. I don't know what caused the wreck but hopefully you learned a valuable lesson and ride a little easier for awhile. Track days are cheap and a lot more fun than wondering what's around the next corner.