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Wow, a bike handling better with upgraded suspension?
well, comparing it to some year sixxers it may handle better simply due to weight.
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well, comparing it to some year sixxers it may handle better simply due to weight.

Logically you'd be comparing same-year bikes.
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Logically you'd be comparing same-year bikes.
or to ones that cost the same amount
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Seriously?

test drove both and that's what I felt. It handled like it was on rails, the Gixxer was a good handling 600, by all means, but the SV was great.
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test drove both and that's what I felt. It handled like it was on rails, the Gixxer was a good handling 600, by all means, but the SV was great.

Did you get your knee down on both? Were they both on brand new tires?
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Did you get your knee down on both? Were they both on brand new tires?

both used with about 2000 miles (good tread on both, both running Dunlop D208s), and of course not, I was getting decent lean on some local roads I know really well though.

Was it the best test? Of course not, but I definitely could get more out of hte SV than the Gixxer. Dunno.
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both used with about 2000 miles (good tread on both, both running Dunlop D208s), and of course not, I was getting decent lean on some local roads I know really well though.

Was it the best test? Of course not, but I definitely could get more out of hte SV than the Gixxer. Dunno.

Honestly, it's because the SV is much more of a beginners bike.
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I've read reviews that said the same: The SV is known for handling... oh well
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Well, it finally happened... coming home, coming up on a turn I know onto my main street, and finally decided to take it a little faster. I'm used to taking it slow, just poking around the corner to look for traffic and because I take corners slow. (I've never had a problem with the sweepers or tight corners in the mountains, but when making a turn onto another road, I tend to go pretty slow). came up, downshifted twice, braked, and then eased on the throttle while leaning into it a bit... and it happened.

I hit it perfectly Nice sweeper right into the correct lane, upright on time, and at about twice the speed (25ish) than I normally do Finally relaxing a little around town, and the new tires are far more predictable than the old ones. Felt damned good too.

Ah well. onwards and upwards
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Well, it finally happened... coming home, coming up on a turn I know onto my main street, and finally decided to take it a little faster. I'm used to taking it slow, just poking around the corner to look for traffic and because I take corners slow. (I've never had a problem with the sweepers or tight corners in the mountains, but when making a turn onto another road, I tend to go pretty slow). came up, downshifted twice, braked, and then eased on the throttle while leaning into it a bit... and it happened.

I hit it perfectly Nice sweeper right into the correct lane, upright on time, and at about twice the speed (25ish) than I normally do Finally relaxing a little around town, and the new tires are far more predictable than the old ones. Felt damned good too.

Ah well. onwards and upwards
you got me there

thanks for the comments everyone i'm gonna go to the dealer later this week and go check out both and let you know what ends up happening...hopefully i'll come to my senses and not get either
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oh man, ran into a big problem this morning. it was below 40 degrees outside, and i'm riding to work. my faceshield in my helmet fogs up so bad I can't see.. and actually starts condensating... I have to repeatedly wipe off the inside with my glove... it was bad.

what's a good way to prevent this from happening? some kind of anti fog/anti condensation stuff?
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oh man, ran into a big problem this morning. it was below 40 degrees outside, and i'm riding to work. my faceshield in my helmet fogs up so bad I can't see.. and actually starts condensating... I have to repeatedly wipe off the inside with my glove... it was bad.

what's a good way to prevent this from happening? some kind of anti fog/anti condensation stuff?

open it

Go to a scuba shop; they have anti-fog that rocks.
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yeah, I think it just may be the faceshield I have or something. Everytime I come to a stop, it immediatly starts fogging up, I open it and it goes away.

This morning, it was really bad. Simply opening didn't work, and it fogged up while riding. It actually started forming water droplets on the mask heh. So I had to ride with it open, and man that was some cold wind! I had tears running down my face LOL

Anyway, I rode to my local bike shop, and they sold me a bottle of this spray on stuff that seems to work wonders. Also found some scratches on my faceshield already
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scratches always happen. bugs, rocks, snot... you name it
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This morning, it was really bad. Simply opening didn't work, and it fogged up while riding. It actually started forming water droplets on the mask heh. So I had to ride with it open, and man that was some cold wind! I had tears running down my face LOL

At least you could do it... it happened to me and so i opened my face mask, my glasses started fogging up and getting drops on them had to pull over a spell.
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