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Old 01-15-2013, 07:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Getting ready to pull the trigger

Hey guys
I came across a 2012 street triple deal I could not pass up. I have around 10,000 miles in me. I started with a 1989 Ninja 250, and moved up to a 2000 Gsxr 600.
The dealership says I cannot test ride the bike, and there are no dealerships around me that have one for me to test.
Which leaves me to just simply go and buy and ride... and I'm a bit skeptical about buying something without test riding it first.

That all being said, what can I expect? I expect to fall in love with the bike, but just wanted to take the extra precautionary measures and hear some voices and opinions on my situation.

Thanks all and I hope to be an active contributor to this forum.
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Old 01-15-2013, 08:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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That all being said, what can I expect? I expect to fall in love with the bike, but just wanted to take the extra precautionary measures and hear some voices and opinions on my situation.

Thanks all and I hope to be an active contributor to this forum.
If you're buying from a dealer, then they should warrant the bike. Since they warrant the bike and their work, you shouldn't be too scared about not getting the pre-ride. What I'd do is buy it, ride it around town for a while, take it on a freeway and run it up to speed, but stay around the shop. First sign of trouble, take it back and have them do work. But yea, expect to be in love with it from the moment you hear it start up. I am out of riding for a couple more months and I sometimes find myself watching youtube videos just to hear the triple's signature whine. Climb on and you won't want want to climb off.

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Old 01-15-2013, 08:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
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If you are 5'7" or taller, like naked bikes, lighter weight at 416 lbs wet, a more upright riding posion than your GIXXER, loads of power and torque, like the looks, and can make a good deal, you will be happy. I like the 2-year warranty compared to most bikes that have 1 year. I think the Street Triple r is one of the best values on the market. Mine has 2300 miles on it, runs smooth as silk, has been completely trouble free, and is perfect for around town and on the freeway. Mileage is only about 30 mpg. For street riding, one of my favorite moves is to merge onto an interstate in 5th gear, find my path and open it up for a few seconds until I hit maybe 100 mph, then back off when I am ahead of everyone around. You really need to hang on to do that but for me it is worth the risk of a ticket, and I don't do it too much. The bike does surprisingly well with no windshield at all. Brakes are tops. The clutch is not great compared to some, and the seat is medium hard, but I have owned 18 bikes, and this is by far my favorite ride ever.
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:06 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I'm 5'8, 160 lbs. do all bikes come with the 2 year warranty? Have to admit that I'm a little disappointed in the mpg, that would have been nice. I'm also buying a regular triple, not planning on doing anything crazy with it. Is it faster or comparable to the gxsr? they are around the same weight i believe.
I am loving all the positive things I hear about the bike so I'm stoked. Thanks for the welcome! I'm thinking of getting some accessories, especially for security. Is the alarm immobilizer recommended?
Thanks for the input
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:42 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I guess I ride a little more relaxed than AJ Nin - I consistently get 40-42 mpg. The GSXR will be faster due to the fairing, but how much time do you spend over 120 mph anyway?
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:53 AM   #6 (permalink)
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haha i was actually interested in the acceleration, top speed doesn't matter to me as much. i should have been more specific
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:58 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Acceleration should be "adequate". Be very careful in 1st and 2nd.
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:28 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I get 38ish mpg, I tend to keep the rpms North of 8k most of the time. 30mpg seems pretty low, unless you're constantly flogging the piss out of it.
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:43 PM   #9 (permalink)
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The nice thing about the Street Triple engine is that it will pull a lot harder at lower revs than the 2000 gsxr 600, while having the same top end rush. On twisty back-roads you can leave it in 6th gear and accelerate hard from corner to corner. The ergos are more comfortable and mine consistently gets around 35-40 mpg with spirited riding. The top speed is a speedo-corrected 135-140 mph on a level road which is jail-worthy indeed. It is not bad out on the highway too and at 70-80mph the wind takes the weight off the arms and wrists. If you buy the bike get TuneEcu and a 2T larger rear sprocket for even more performance. Lots of aftermarket stuff available. - Wayne
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Old 01-16-2013, 01:30 PM   #10 (permalink)
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thanks for all the comments.
This morning I woke up to see the gsxr gone... stolen... F
The bike was parked in the driveway being in first gear and handle locked. This is why I was more interested in the immobilizer accessory for the street triple...

ugh what a crappy way to start the day...
yes the bike has full coverage so there should be no significant financial loss..but the thought of someone touching and trying to take a bike at night even when all the tenants of the home are present is revolting...

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