Sup All!! Im Kris from southern Ca and I was wondering if I should get a 00'' 929 as my first bike? Heres my long boring story...
Ive wanted a R1 since I first got my driving permit, I just never thought I'd own a bike for some reason so I never attemped to get one, and for the past few years Ive just been working on my nissan and putting off getting a bike. Well last weekend my long time friend and roomate(who's in the same situation as me) said lets go look for bikes and the hunt began. We didnt want to buy new because we didnt have any experience at all on a bike and we knew we were gonna go down sometime.
The shop we picked had a few choices of really nice bikes for sale, but 2 stood out. A 00' red and white 929 for 5300 and a 01' black and yellow gsxr600 for 4900, my roomate picked up the gsxr and I decided to do some research on the 929 before I bought,The bike itself has ALOT of miles on it, around 20,000, but its in great condition with just a few scratches and a ding in the stock exaust(want a micron anyway). all the lights and signals work. it even has 8k HIDs. the only thing is missing is the mirrors, wich worries me because it makes me think it was raced hard
. The owner was cool enough to hold the bike for me till saturday, so i can make up my mind.
He also let me start it and listen for any knocking wich was non existent, I reved it up a little and sat to get a feel for it. It feels and is about the same size as the 600 wich makes me a bit more comfortable.
anyway, we had another friend of ours ride my roomates gsxr to his parents house and we spend about 8 hrs stright learning how to ride from him. that was the most fun Ive probly in years
, now I have around 10 hrs TOTAL experience on a street bike (witch is nothing) but I have yet to fall, redline, or stall(couple mis-shifts though
) .I think im starting off very well. Im addictected to it big time!! im finding myself on lunch breaks going to ride his bike and going back to work late.
I DONT have a permit yet, but im going on friday to go get it so I can be legal. I havent taken it on any busy street or intercections, just unpopulated strights.
I have a few days to decide so....yaaay or naaay?
ps these fotums kick azz... so much info!!