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post #21 of 30 (permalink) Old 11-25-2012, 05:23 PM
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Re: Heavy?

That should be fine, but how often do you actually check it? Motorcycle tire pressures by volume are so small that they often change by 5 psi or more from one day to the next. Especially this time of the year when weather is changing rapidly. They also tend to gradually loose pressure.
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Or we could all just be full of it, and your bike is the heaviest one on the planet. Someone did the lead filler mod on it .


Your bike was one of the best bikes on the planet... when it was new. Either something is mechanically wrong as we have suggested, or you are imagining things.
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Suzuki wants 36/36. Before anyone wants to argue this it's on the vin plate.
At least you know, no reason to argue. I was thinking there was a good chance of not even owning a pressure gauge and the little dings at the gas station air pump is what you go by.
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an 04 ZX is not near the same year as yours. Back then bikes changed every 2-3 years, and drastically.

an 04 Zx would compare closer to an 04/05 gsxr 600. 01-03 were a bit heavier feeling, as well as wider. They werent actually much heavier lb for lb, but mass centralization got better.

An 07/08 R1 is LIGHT YEARS away from your bike. Not even close to the same

Compare your bike to an 01-03 GSXR 600/750. 01-02 GSXR 1000 and any other bike around the same year. Within 1-2 years.
Which is kind of what I was trying to say in my earlier post when I was mentioning the R1 comparison I just didn't have the right words "mass centralization".
As of yet I haven't had the oppurtunity to compare to same model years as mine except for an 00 750 gsxr which were closer but somehow 3 ppl myself included agreed mine still felt a little heavier just not as much as other comparisons. To subscribe to suspension theory its possible that's playing a role b/c this bike had nothing for miles on it, looked like it was off a showroom floor
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I suspect someone put heavier oil in the engine, forks, shock and steering damper.




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Or we could all just be full of it, and your bike is the heaviest one on the planet. Someone did the lead filler mod on it .


Your bike was one of the best bikes on the planet... when it was new. Either something is mechanically wrong as we have suggested, or you are imagining things.
well i dont think anyone is full of it, including myself. It HAS to be something. At this point i'm inclined to think its suspension related. to be honest i don't really check tire pressure all that much. maybe every couple of months

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theres a guage somewhere in my car but yea i use the gas station ticker. each one is worth 2 points it think. it was always good enough on my car and seemed to give consistent readings. i usually run to 38psi knowing i'm not going to check it for awhile and if it should drop i'll still be in factory spec or close.
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Then your tire pressures are almost guaranteed to be FAR lower than you think they are.

id bet your pressure is closer to 30psi or less.
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Re: Heavy?

Soooo, am I cool again OP?(not that I give a f*ck) I raced 3 seasons on a 01 750, and to date it was one of my all time favorite bikes. As you can see now I was trying to help you, not insult you by bringing up your tire pressure and telling you, no, your bike is not extra heavy. No reason for the butthurt.

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well i dont think anyone is full of it, including myself. It HAS to be something. At this point i'm inclined to think its suspension related. to be honest i don't really check tire pressure all that much. maybe every couple of months

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theres a guage somewhere in my car but yea i use the gas station ticker. each one is worth 2 points it think. it was always good enough on my car and seemed to give consistent readings. i usually run to 38psi knowing i'm not going to check it for awhile and if it should drop i'll still be in factory spec or close.
Do yourself a favor and use a gauge, can not trust the one at the station. Good luck
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I went from brand new ninja 250 to a 2001 r 600 in a couple months. Now, I'm no expert. I haven't been riding long at all. Sure it's heavier than the 250, but the gsxr is so well balanced, handles wonderfully. I feel safer on it than the 250. Weight isn't an issue for me


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