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I'm 100% for the geo.

In fact I kinda want one as a beater.
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Old 11-17-2010, 11:44 AM [H]ard|On is offline  
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thanks for the ecouragement, I stopped by a local harley shop but only because I knew one of the mechanics and didnt feel too akward, but it makes sense what your saying.

What part of florida btw? Ocala here.

Orlando -- use to hit Ocala all the time for the junk yards (Afterhours rocks!)
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There is great wisdom in starting out on smaller displacement/less powerful bikes. The bike will generally be smaller, lighter, and having a slip on the throttle won't cause too much trouble.

I know when I tried riding an old KZ750 for the first time, I was rather intimidated by its size and weight. I wasn't very comfortable riding it. Switching to my XJ550, it wasn't nearly as difficult to manage.
Now with the SV650, the added lightness is great, and it's still about the same size as the XJ550.

Sure people start on liter bikes and shit, but is it wise? Not really. I'd probably always recommend a modern 500cc or less to a new rider, or a less powerful 600+ (like the 650R or SV650).

But fuck all that, why not start out on a geo?

I thought the ER-6n was basically a 650r but(t) naked? I really like the SV650's as well, just cant find a good price for one locally from a dealer (trying to build some credit)
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Orlando -- use to hit Ocala all the time for the junk yards (Afterhours rocks!)

Yeah, I work for a company out of orlando. Junk yards around here are honda farms. Afterhours has choicer parts, but shitty service imho. I <3 me the pick and pull places tho.
Im so glad I sold my honda.
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I thought the ER-6n was basically a 650r but(t) naked? I really like the SV650's as well, just cant find a good price for one locally from a dealer (trying to build some credit)

yeah, the er-6n is the naked version.

Why not get a used one? 06-07s can be had for 3k.
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yeah, the er-6n is the naked version.

Why not get a used one? 06-07s can be had for 3k.

2010 er6n is going for 4200 at the local dealer new, and Im having a hard time finding a deal as good on a SV650 or something else interesting at a dealer.

Id be kicking my own ass for buying new, but Im really doing it for a little credit history building, Im not terribly worried about resale.
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4200 brand new? fuck, that's incredibly cheap. where is that?

also, what sort of other taxes/fees/etc are they tacking on?
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yeah, the er-6n is the naked version.

Why not get a used one? 06-07s can be had for 3k.
He seems really bent on getting the naked version but they didn't start bringing them here until 2010 iirc. We've had the faired 650 since 2006.

Same issue with me wanting a versys, finding a used one isnt gonna happen for a few years
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4200 brand new? fuck, that's incredibly cheap. where is that?

also, what sort of other taxes/fees/etc are they tacking on?

Most of the local shops have them priced at 49**, shit economy allows me to say things like "How about I pay that out the door?". Random in the head math pulled 4200 out of my ass as about the base price after taxes/fees.

Random example: (they have that listed as before fees and such, but Im sure I could haggle them too if they werent 75 miles away)
http://www.cycletrader.com/find/list...Er-6n-97560278

Cosigner and offering to get fucked on intrest, or putting down a small or large down payment also seem to effect the response I get.

Harley for example, looked like they were going to shit themselves when I offered a 30% down payment.

Local japanese motorsports dealer didnt seem to care so much about down payments, but was a lot more concerned with settling on an intrest rate.
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I'm just dropping in for a random question that popped in my head because of another thread. I've always wondered why the tread pattern on the front tire of motorcycles looks like it channels water to the center of the tire.

http://www.genmay.com/showpost.php?p...0&postcount=48

I was looking at that picture and realized that if the motorcycle is upright, the water would mostly be channeled in the center squiggly groove. If the motorcycle is turning, then the outside tread comes into play. Is it angled that way because of what happens when turning (leaning and countersteering)?

Looking at the back wheel, the V in the tread pattern looks like its angled like it would be on a car tire. Is that because of the bigger tire and no countersteering?
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Holy FUCK. 650rwhp?

That thing got to 100 in the blink of an eye, and was pulling close to 1g of acceleration beyond 200mph+.

Ridic.
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So my wife christened the bike last night...



It was 37*F out and she was headed home from work -- the rear let loose in the parking lot and sent the bike skating 30 or so feet. She's okay other than a little friction burn on her knees.

The to buy list:
-Clutch lever
-Shifter assembly & rear set
-Engine crankcase cover (left)
-Frame slider insert

The front end felt a little stiff, I'm worry one of the forks might be tweaked, but I haven't had a chance to look it over thoroughly. If they are, I'm thinking 05+ front end swap.
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That's why you gotta love naked bikes. All cheap parts, and I'm guessing that crankcase cover is just for cosmetic reasons?
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Partly, but it looks pretty deeply scuffed, not leaking, but enough that I'd be concerned for stress fractures to appear as time goes on.

I'll take some pictures of the bike tomorrow, if I can manage to make it home before the sun sets.

I need to zip tie the forks and go ride it around the neighborhood to make sure they haven't seized up. It felt very rigid up front compared to normal, but that may have been my imagination working against me.

Sigh, Cycle Gear doesn't carry replacements for my bike and the Triumph dealer wants $38 for just the clutch lever. I'm thinking eBay 'Pazzos' to resolve my lever issue. There is a gent on the Triumph forums selling a set of Rizoma rearsets, but they are $$$. In reality, this bike will become my wife's hopefully by next year as I move into either a Street Triple or Daytona 675, so pimping it out too much is silly as she likes it just as it sits.

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Holy FUCK. 650rwhp?

That thing got to 100 in the blink of an eye, and was pulling close to 1g of acceleration beyond 200mph+.

Ridic.

I love how he ran out of road.
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