Anyone in MD still out there?

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Anyone in MD still out there?

Postby NDeacon » Wed Jan 12, 2011 11:31 am

Anybody in MD still got their bike out? I can't bring myself to put mine away yet, and I'm looking for people to ride with (shouldn't have bought my bike so close to the end of the season). I'm in Pasadena and I'm out as long as it's no colder than 30.

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Re: Anyone in MD still out there?

Postby 2007 650R » Thu Jan 13, 2011 4:22 pm

I'm in Greenbelt Maryland about 30 minutes away but I dont have my 650R anymore. I'm still on the forum at least every other day. I sold my blue 07 650R last year to buy a 09 zx6r. I rode a few weeks ago. It has to be at least 50 for me to ride now days but when I got my 650R I was like you out in the 30s. If you wanna ride when it gets a little warmer let me know as long as your not one of those balls to the wall type guys. If so I'm out. I dont like straights, mostly back roads. I would rather take route 450 from here to annapolis rather than take 50. But I will if I have to but I rarely hit 90 on that road especially with that motorcycle enforcement zone area. I have a friend I ride with that has a gsxr600. We are 41/42 but love motorcycles.
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Re: Anyone in MD still out there?

Postby NDeacon » Thu Jan 13, 2011 8:57 pm

Haha yea im sure i wont be out in this cold next year. This is my first sportbike, until this year i was into the off road thing. I'm definitely not balls to the wall, and i dont intend to ever be. As i said before, i've only been on the road for about 4 months. I definitely hate cruising down the highway too. I'm sure you've heard this a million times, but how much meaner is the zx6? My names Nick by the way and im definitely down to go for a ride when it warms up. Im probably one of few that bought a bike not knowing anybody else with one.
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Re: Anyone in MD still out there?

Postby 2007 650R » Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:35 pm

Well the 650R is way more comfy and I think it pulls off from a stop faster becuase of the torque, to me anyway. I could take turns faster on the 650R but maybe I was just used to it. I had the 650R up to 140 only once. After that it was getting a little scary. The zx6r is way more powerful top end I think. To answer your question I think the zx6r is a meaner bike and I love it but I do miss the 650R. When I had the 650R and me and my buddy with the gsxr went for rides, we would have to switch bikes after an hour or so because of the hard seat of the gsxr. I once rode the 650R to Delaware. It was two hours straight. My azz was sore. This is what I had:
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Re: Anyone in MD still out there?

Postby 2007 650R » Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:40 pm

my is Bob
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Re: Anyone in MD still out there?

Postby NDeacon » Fri Jan 14, 2011 11:02 am

Yea my longest non stop is about an hour and a half, and that was approaching my limit. I'm sure the seat on a supersport is less than friendly compared to the 650r. I really can't complain since realistically this bike has all the power I need. I just wish the bars were lower. They do make for a comfortable postion, but I think they're kind of goofy looking.
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Re: Anyone in MD still out there?

Postby 2007 650R » Fri Jan 14, 2011 4:18 pm

You'll have to get some new bars.
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Re: Anyone in MD still out there?

Postby ccgjosh » Fri Jan 14, 2011 5:38 pm

Hello fellow MDer. I'm located in Towson and usually ride with my buddy who rides an FZ6R. We both took the Harley class back in september and got our bikes in october...Anywho, bike is stored away for the winter right now but when it starts to get nice maybe we can arrange a ride!
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Re: Anyone in MD still out there?

Postby 2007 650R » Fri Jan 14, 2011 8:11 pm

:cool
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Re: Anyone in MD still out there?

Postby 2007 650R » Sun Jan 16, 2011 1:24 pm

I went to the motorcycle show and man I want to ride now. Between chores and the cold its killin me.
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Re: Anyone in MD still out there?

Postby NDeacon » Mon Jan 17, 2011 9:51 am

I've definitely been thinking about getting the sport bars. Would you recommend them? I hate the look of the stock bars, but do the sport bars kill the comfort of this bike? And ccgjosh, sounds good I'm always looking for someone to ride with.
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Re: Anyone in MD still out there?

Postby 2007 650R » Tue Jan 18, 2011 9:39 pm

Any bars you get is gonna be less comfy if they are lower than stock. Youll have to seach for the bars thread. There is a lot of info on bars there. I had clip ons from a 2001 suzuki sv 650s.
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Re: Anyone in MD still out there?

Postby 2007 650R » Wed Jan 19, 2011 10:36 am

Look on page 6 +under Accessories for handle bars, clip one, and such. I can't link it using this phone or Im to dumb to figure it out.
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