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I've run out of cheap mods to do to my car so i've decided i need a sport bike, i'm justifying this with the fact that all my classes are at the top of a mountain and there's motorcycle parking there, also the fact that i'd become instantly irresistible to the females with a matched set: hot bike and hot balt.

what do you guys think?
 

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a bike is most definately on my to get list.. ive done pretty much all i ever wanted to do to the balt.. so i need some other project lol

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id much rather put $1500 into buying a bike than $1500 into my balt at this point.. ive come to the conclusion any performance mods will still make it slow so idc much anymore about that.. it would be a different story if i had an ss
 

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Bikes are great to have, I've had eight over the years. Right now I have two Suzuki's GS projects, one cafe (750) and one bobber (1100).
If its your first bike and your young, don't go over 600cc. Insurance companys charge more for over 600cc.
If you're tall like me look for a 600cc Suzuki Katana, they are fairly large for the engine size. Insurance companies consider them touring bikes more then sport bikes, so insurance is relatively cheaper.
 

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ive been looking at alot of 96-00 cbr's.. 600/1000 dont matter to me.. whatever i can find a deal on.. if i find a deal then ill look into insurance stuff. ive never driven a road bike but pretty much everything else (quad, dirtbike, snowmobile, etc) ive driven so hopping on a 1000 cant be too too difficult to learn on
 

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Bikes are great to have, I've had eight over the years. Right now I have two Suzuki's GS projects, one cafe (750) and one bobber (1100).
If its your first bike and your young, don't go over 600cc. Insurance companys charge more for over 600cc.
If you're tall like me look for a 600cc Suzuki Katana, they are fairly large for the engine size. Insurance companies consider them touring bikes more then sport bikes, so insurance is relatively cheaper.
i was planning on staying in the 600 class, my ideal is a '00+ CBR, but it's most likely gonna be whatever i can find a deal on.
yeah i'm 6'2" so i'll check out the katanas more, thanks, though i saw an article that said most newer bikes are going higher

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a bike is most definately on my to get list.. ive done pretty much all i ever wanted to do to the balt.. so i need some other project lol

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id much rather put $1500 into buying a bike than $1500 into my balt at this point.. ive come to the conclusion any performance mods will still make it slow so idc much anymore about that.. it would be a different story if i had an ss
I've got an LT and already having a speeding ticket i'm not worried about performance. my parents are paying for some new coil overs (as long as my scholarships are still intact) at the end of the spring semester.
also hoping to save a little on gas and get around this new city easier with a bike
 

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YOu can get into Buells fairly cheap, cheap insurance(not as much power as others). Bad--will only be able to get parts from factory for another 6 years.

I have an XB and I love it, nice sound, quick, torquey, and gets lokks everywhere I go. Plus you can go to ANY little town in the US and someone will work on it.
 

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YOu can get into Buells fairly cheap, cheap insurance(not as much power as others). Bad--will only be able to get parts from factory for another 6 years.

I have an XB and I love it, nice sound, quick, torquey, and gets lokks everywhere I go. Plus you can go to ANY little town in the US and someone will work on it.
I've been looking on craigslist mostly, haven't seen many buells, and seems like most i did see were too much for me...
as far as maintenance i plan to do as much as possible on my own
 

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I got my bike right after I turned 18.

i got a Suzuki Bandit 600s- its a great bike, it looks like a rocket, but you sit up more than a CBR or actual rocket, which makes long trips better, they are a pretty cheap bike to buy, and insurance companies classifly them as a street/sport bike and not a rocket....i pay $240 a year (let me say i may have a half dozen or more speeding tickets too) so it is cheap comapred to the quote i was given for a CBR 1000RR of $1400 a year.

they also come in a 1200cc version too, easy to learn on, good MPG. i have owned my bike for 4 riding seasons now, and besides oil and breaks, and tires, the only thing that i replaced was the clutch (@13,xxx), but for $250 and an easy 30 minutes anyone can change it
 
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