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    anybody got or had a gsxr 600 k3

    ive had many bikes...many many bikes but never been interested in sportsbikes but.....
    my son has just sold his bandit 1200 and got hold of a mint gsxr600 k3...
    while searching around for one ive now kind of thought about getting one..im going to ride his on sunday.
    ive sat on a few this week and didnt seem too uncomfortable for an overweight 5.10 52yr old...
    i know itll hurt on longer trips but thats what the gs is for....ill not sell that...but the gsxr will be for ragging around chasing my son on..
    i think the fastest bike ive owned is a suzuki rf900r....which when new i thought was the fastest thing on 2 wheels...
    hows the gsxr going to compare to that.....
    i reckon id even try a trackday ...something on my bucket list..i draw the line at buying a matching one piece power ranger outfit....like my idiot son is going to do.....
    what do you all reckon.....

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    Solid bike as long as you don't mind keeping it singing the 600 is happiest in the higher rev range , great fun and more than agile enough as long as you don't mind having to keep it above 6k.
    750 is well worth a squirt too , bit more grunt lower down.
    Round a circuit with the same rider It would definitely be a fair bit quicker than the 900 or your GS , certainly noticeable .
    cheap as chips as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by fatbob99 View Post
    Solid bike as long as you don't mind keeping it singing the 600 is happiest in the higher rev range , great fun and more than agile enough as long as you don't mind having to keep it above 6k.
    750 is well worth a squirt too , bit more grunt lower down.
    Round a circuit with the same rider It would definitely be a fair bit quicker than the 900 or your GS , certainly noticeable .
    cheap as chips as well
    My son had a k2, it was a lovely bike, light agile, quick, and i did'nt find it uncomfortable. You have to work them hard to make em go, but it's well worth the effort. I can see a one piece leather in your future.

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    I had a 2001 k1 which is the same bike. Brilliant handling for the track very stable and forgiving. I had an ohlins triple clicker rear shock and k-tech fork compression adjusters on mine. Did about 25 track days and 33k on mine and it never missed a beat. Brakes fade on track though ok on road. I used EBC pads and dot 5.1 brake fluid to try and reduce the problem with limited success. Apparently the radial master cylinder from a later model really helps. One of the favourite bikes I owned.
    What we need are clearly defined areas of doubt and uncertainty!

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    Oh and in 2002 when I was doing lots of track days and 13k road miles I managed to get through 5 front and 6 rear Dunlop 207rr tyres
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