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mole81

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Change up of bike advice!
« on: September 30, 2015, 03:08:34 PM »
Hi Folks, long time no post...im just waiting for a date on my mod2 test (which hopefully will pass), then will be looking to sell my 2007 Honda CG125 (anyone interested lol), anyone think this will be difficult to shift?  As soon as gone ill be looking for my first 'big' bike, ideally i want something that will happilly zip along at 70mph and not lose power uphill like my 125! Ive narrowed my shortlist (due to budget of about 1000) down to the following:

suzuki gs500
honda cb500
kawasaki er5
suzuki bandit 600
yamaha xjn 600

all training has been done on a gladius 650 which is nice and nippy just i dont find that comfortable!

can anyone add anything else to the mix as am a noob! :)

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Re: Change up of bike advice!
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2015, 03:34:01 PM »
Bandit is pretty bomb proof as far as the engine goes and very comfortable, another option could be a 600 Fazer
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Re: Change up of bike advice!
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2015, 03:47:01 PM »
Would you get a decent one for 1k?

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Re: Change up of bike advice!
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2015, 04:24:53 PM »
You've got to ask yourself,
If you had a decent bike, would you sell it for 1000?

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Re: Change up of bike advice!
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2015, 04:27:44 PM »
Pah, fair comment. Though surely something decent even if longer in the tooth. Basically will be a commuter and for going for a random blast

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Re: Change up of bike advice!
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2015, 04:39:21 PM »
sv650 . 

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Re: Change up of bike advice!
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2015, 05:26:54 PM »
I'm a shorter rider too 5'8" if that's of use!

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Re: Change up of bike advice!
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2015, 05:43:41 PM »
SV 650 like Ronski wed- quick enough more fun than a Fazer and def do not go for gs/cb500


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Re: Change up of bike advice!
« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2015, 05:47:40 PM »
Why not 500?

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Re: Change up of bike advice!
« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2015, 06:14:39 PM »
Can't go much wrong with an Sv650 as your first big bike. Plenty about and the V-twin is the same as the SVF 650 gladius you trained on.

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Re: Change up of bike advice!
« Reply #10 on: September 30, 2015, 06:16:32 PM »
I am only 5ft 6 and can flat  foot my sv.  great bike

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Re: Change up of bike advice!
« Reply #11 on: September 30, 2015, 07:21:41 PM »
Don't forget to take a look at this site to see how the riding position of any bike might suit you.  :thumbup2

http://dragonbikers.co.uk/index.php/topic,2501.0.html
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Re: Change up of bike advice!
« Reply #12 on: September 30, 2015, 07:23:22 PM »
Great advice from Runako and agree you will struggle to find an SV for 1000 which could be where you get a better buy with the less popular bikes like the ER5 and common Bandit 600 so plenty about for sale and if it's mainly a commuter do you want fun or just inexpensive transport to work?

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Re: Change up of bike advice!
« Reply #13 on: September 30, 2015, 07:55:07 PM »
So many choices! I'd like a fun commuter if possible...! I'm aware it might drop a few times and be Ill treated!

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Re: Change up of bike advice!
« Reply #14 on: September 30, 2015, 08:02:23 PM »
Have a look at the Yamaha thundercat crackin first an u can pick up a descent 1 for a grand.