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I'm just starting my search and getting ideas on a new bike. I've always like the gixers, but knew better to start off with a larger bike. Well, I think I'm ready.... However... I know nothing about suzukis.

First off I'm looking at a 600 or 750, preferably a 600. I haven't headed to the dealerships yet, but I was curious to know how much an older one was, say around a 99' or 00'? Also are there any quirks within those years I should be looking for? Lastly, does anyone have any sites or places with information dedicated to strictly gixxers?
 

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Looking for new, or used? A new 600 would probably go for around $7500 or so, that's just my best guess based off my purchasing. If you want an '03 or older, then you start taking a good bit off the price.
 

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you should be able to find a 98-00(no changes in those years, the 97 is slightly different, nothing really noticeable) for between $3500-4500 I would imagine.
the 750 is a monster of a bike and is geared towards expiereinced riders, so if you get one, be carefull on it. 96-97(Carbed) 98-99(FI) are all good bikes. there were some issues with piston clearance and cam chain tensioners on the 96, but they were both recals, and should have been fixed by now.


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karl_1052 said:
you should be able to find a 98-00(no changes in those years, the 97 is slightly different, nothing really noticeable) for between $3500-4500 I would imagine.
the 750 is a monster of a bike and is geared towards expiereinced riders, so if you get one, be carefull on it. 96-97(Carbed) 98-99(FI) are all good bikes.
BTW, welcome to team suzuki:clap
I'm looking more toward the 600 w/ fuel injection, so yes, new is better. I think a 750 would end up being more than I would want and since I've only been doing this for less than five years... It just wouldn't be smart unless I felt comfy ya know? I just don't want to feel the need for a different bike for a long while. Nothing is set in stone with me switching over to the dark side, but I'm certainly exploring the options. I can't do anything without making sure it's the right choice and that I've learned what I can about 'em. That takes a while, so prolly over next winter is when I'll be making up my mind. The other thing is I'm not so sure I wanna drop my savings until I'm done with school. Never know what's gonna happen with work until then either. :eek Right now, I'm getting my feet wet and searching for anyt info I can read. I know it's a little anal, but, well, it's me... I hate to admit that this bike has always caught my eye, tho'... thanks for all the info so far everybody! I really appreciate it!
 

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the 97-00 600s have carbs, but they are still great bikes.(they got fuel injection in 01)


[beavis]ttaabbyy said anal. hehe,hehe[/beavis]

 

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:crackup :crackup :crackup Thanks KARL so nice to see you *billy madison*


I thought they were FI in 00'? :confused See what I mean... I go to another site and I read that they were... :shake I think I'll be going to the offical site now. I feel like such a moron for asking such newbie questions, but the only thing I've ever admired is the way it looks. Typical chick :shake :laughing Thanks for making this painless. :p
 

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the 750 went FI in 98, and has been since.;)

also the body styles have changed in that time.

1996-1999 750(slight colour changes) and 1997-2000 GSXR600


2000-2003 GSXR750, 2001-2003 GSXR600 and 2001-2002 GSXR1000
 

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There was just a lot going on from 97' to now, so picking a two year span is how I'm going to narrow down my questions. Say if I stick with a 99' to 01' time frame for a gsxr600 then the only differences you're telling me is cosmetic and fuel injection? That's pretty unorthodox isn't it? This bike is so well designed that they didn't change anything major from year to year over the last 6?

I also read something about the brakes being less than desirable, is that true?
 

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the brakes will be more than fine for the average rider.

the styling change was quite the change. the bike lost alot of weight(approx 30lbs for the 600), and got a stronger motor.
The newer ones are obviously better, but the older ones are just fine too.
1997 was the first year for the 600, in 98 they changed the fairing slightly, changed carburation settings, changed the motor slightly for more midrange. Other than that the 97-00s are identical.
 

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karl_1052 said:
the brakes will be more than fine for the average rider.

the styling change was quite the change. the bike lost alot of weight(approx 30lbs for the 600), and got a stronger motor.
The newer ones are obviously better, but the older ones are just fine too.
1997 was the first year for the 600, in 98 they changed the fairing slightly, changed carburation settings, changed the motor slightly for more midrange. Other than that the 97-00s are identical.
see that's the kind of info, I'm looking for to start with! Thank you!!!
 

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Mmmmmmmmmmm 04 Gix6 *drooooooooooooooooooool*

I love this bike (if only it were a twin...:laughing)

 

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I have a 99' 600 that I might be willing to part with..

I have a full set of practically brand new sharkskinz ( with gas tank) all in mint condition.

a FULL Ti Akrapovic exhaust, jet kit, k&n airfilter, kevlar brake lines and EBC HH pads and ummmm.. dunlop 208's


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greco gixxer said:
I have a 99' 600 that I might be willing to part with..

I have a full set of practically brand new sharkskinz ( with gas tank) all in mint condition.

a FULL Ti Akrapovic exhaust, jet kit, k&n airfilter, kevlar brake lines and EBC HH pads and ummmm.. dunlop 208's

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has it been wrecked? I bought my kawi after the guy wrecked it and I'll never do that again. It's been a nightmare, but I've learned all about fixing it. :shake When were you looking at maybe parting with it? :D and btw... you're the devil :laughing
 

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Mmmmmmmmmmm 04 Gix6 *drooooooooooooooooooool*

I love this bike (if only it were a twin...:laughing)

:laughing I saw that pic in the CA forum... and it still made me :drool
 

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That's a pretty good deal.. Was 2nd gear fixed?
Oh yeah... Tabby.. watch out for 2nd gear... what years was that again? I know a friend of mine had issues w/ his 00 750
 

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new to the board and this is my first post i think. but i got my '03 gixxer sixxer w/ 2100 miles for 4300$ including tax and title transfer. don't forget motorcycles get repossed too :-D i know of another one around here ( south miss ) going for 5000$. mine is the silver/black like so:

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the one for sale is the yellow/black
 

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That's some kickin' deals, I'll have to look there myself!!

Check that, the second gear problem was ONLY with the 2000 750!!

knowah said:
new to the board and this is my first post i think. but i got my '03 gixxer sixxer w/ 2100 miles for 4300$ including tax and title transfer. don't forget motorcycles get repossed too :-D i know of another one around here ( south miss ) going for 5000$. mine is the silver/black like so:

the one for sale is the yellow/black
 
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