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09-08-2005 06:52 PM
philb
Re: Looking for a recommendation

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Originally Posted by numbereleven
If anyone learns that handshake, pass it on to me, too.* The weather is awesome for riding practically year-round, but I still don't own a house here yet...
+1 on the older carbed M900. The perfect bike.

Hell, I'm a CA native, and there is no handshake. In fact, I'm bailing out of this state next year, in part because of the ridiculous housing costs.

philb
09-08-2005 03:31 PM
numbereleven
Re: Looking for a recommendation

Looks like the older 900 is winning hands down. I called about 2 of them yesterday--one here in SD, and one in Kansas, unfortunately both were already sold. I'll keep looking.

Thanks for the info, guys. That is exactly the kind of answer I was looking for.

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Originally Posted by FZMax
Now on that personal attack, can you California guys stop filming those bogus earthquakes and mudslides in Hollywood and show the rest of us the secret handshake so we can afford to buy a house out there and live where the riding and weather are perfect? Thanks!
If anyone learns that handshake, pass it on to me, too. The weather is awesome for riding practically year-round, but I still don't own a house here yet...
09-08-2005 12:46 PM
FZMax
Re: Looking for a recommendation

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Originally Posted by numbereleven
Thoughts/personal attacks are all welcomed.* Thanks...
+1 on the 900.

Or just wait till spring and get a used S2R 800 for about that price when the market becomes flooded with them with the release of the S2R 1000 (and no, mine won't be one of the ones for sale).

Now on that personal attack, can you California guys stop filming those bogus earthquakes and mudslides in Hollywood and show the rest of us the secret handshake so we can afford to buy a house out there and live where the riding and weather are perfect? Thanks!
09-08-2005 11:55 AM
un_plug
Re: Looking for a recommendation

+1 on the 900, and I own a m750(which I love). coming from a CB600R, you will miss the power with anything smaller, and the sixth gear.
09-08-2005 11:35 AM
Doc
Re: Looking for a recommendation

Another vote for the older 900 carbie. They are also in your price range.

Doc
09-07-2005 08:39 PM
Mark1305
Re: Looking for a recommendation

+1 on a carbed 900. Specifically try to look for one that has been cared for and has been upgraded to Keihin FCR flatslide carbs. That will save you about $800 on the only really important mod to these bikes to make them super easy to ride with precision. The stock carbs are OK (well, not really), but the FCRs give such crisp precise throttle repsonse its like night and day over the stockers.

For 93-94 900s, check whether the older type cylinder studs (prone to breakage) have been upgraded. Not a deal breaker, but one less thing to worry about if its been fixed.
09-07-2005 08:31 PM
ducpainter
Re: Looking for a recommendation

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Originally Posted by Norm
+1 for the older 900 (carb'd)
+2 on the 900
09-07-2005 07:59 PM
Norm
Re: Looking for a recommendation

+1 for the older 900 (carb'd)
09-07-2005 04:43 PM
lrutt
Re: Looking for a recommendation

go with the 900. you will be dissapointed with the power of the smaller ones. Don't settle for less.
09-07-2005 04:40 PM
numbereleven
Re: Looking for a recommendation

Ok.* I know that was a little open-ended, so let me clarify a little.* I think I'm down to picking between a newish 620 or an older M900.* I know the bike will be as fast as the rider, but I'm a little concerned I'm going to miss the acceleration of my F2.* *Do you think I should spend my money on a newer 620 for the reliability/refinements a new model gives, or spend it on an older 900 for the power increase?

Thoughts/personal attacks are all welcomed.* Thanks...
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