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I've been to the dealership back and forth, posted my bike on craigslist for sale, sat on a bunch of bikes that i would love to upgrade too but at the end of the day i end up shooing off people throwing money in my face for the bike, telling the dealership to wait for my next business down the line, and resisting the "urge" to upgrade. I honestly love everything that this bike represents. It is so much fun to just take around town or commute to work and to zip around traffic on the highway. Sure i cant really goose it that much in 5th or 6th gear pulls or beat my friends 600cc in a straight away. But this bike was not meant to do that (btw i keep up with him very well actually he forgets my bike is a 320 except when hes doing 100+) . This is my first street motorcycle and Ive learned alot from riding these first 3600 miles. Ive gotten very good at riding and still just love everything the bike is. I can throw it around, drive around comfortably, look sporty, impress bikers, and most importantly have fun to myself (isnt that the most important part?) Sure im yearning for more power, but at this point the power can wait as i enjoy myself for the next year or two on this bad boy. >:D
 

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Excellent post. I love this thing for the very same reasons. There's not a situation I can think of where I'd like anything else better , but I will be adding a Street Triple or 959 pending some test rides this summer :).

Thanks to El Nino I have been able to ride a little here and there all winter ... but I'm getting way jazzed for real Spring!
 

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I have been riding bikes for going on 49 years and the Yamaha R3 makes me smile the most.
 

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Excellent post. I love this thing for the very same reasons. There's not a situation I can think of where I'd like anything else better , but I will be adding a Street Triple or 959 pending some test rides this summer :).

Thanks to El Nino I have been able to ride a little here and there all winter ... but I'm getting way jazzed for real Spring!
Thanks man! Yea im from NJ and the weather has been so mild ive been able to ride a decent portion of the whole winter. The next bike i get will probably be a suzuki gsxr600 (1-2 years from now), fits me perfectly at 6"4 183 lbs and you cant be 0% apr wowowow. The R6 is a little too aggressive stance for me and the honda cbr fronts are too low. Kawasaki i cant stand, and suzuki just seems right for me. Anyway i hope to keep my r3 but if financially i cant that will be the only time i part ways with it :crying:
 

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Thanks man! Yea im from NJ and the weather has been so mild ive been able to ride a decent portion of the whole winter. The next bike i get will probably be a suzuki gsxr600 (1-2 years from now), fits me perfectly at 6"4 183 lbs and you cant be 0% apr wowowow. The R6 is a little too aggressive stance for me and the honda cbr fronts are too low. Kawasaki i cant stand, and suzuki just seems right for me. Anyway i hope to keep my r3 but if financially i cant that will be the only time i part ways with it :crying:
1960s New Brunswick guy here. I do not miss that traffic!

I go 5'9" 160 and think a 32.5-ish seat is the limit of what I feel comfortable with in traffic. I find the R1/R6 a little "too race" for me in that regard & can think of a few intersections where I wouldn't want to have to tip-toe them into position.
 

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Thanks man! Yea im from NJ and the weather has been so mild ive been able to ride a decent portion of the whole winter. The next bike i get will probably be a suzuki gsxr600 (1-2 years from now), fits me perfectly at 6"4 183 lbs and you cant be 0% apr wowowow. The R6 is a little too aggressive stance for me and the honda cbr fronts are too low. Kawasaki i cant stand, and suzuki just seems right for me. Anyway i hope to keep my r3 but if financially i cant that will be the only time i part ways with it :crying:
Why cant you stand the Kawasakis?
 

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Why cant you stand the Kawasakis?
nothing against the company, i think they make great bikes. I mean who can talk smack about the h2r? But really when it comes down to it im not a real fan of the ninjas. They are not comfortable for my body type, also i really dislike most of their color schemes except onetime they had a really cool arctic white scheme mixed in with some green. That wasnt too bad but not a huge fan of lime green except when its on a lambo or the italian flag ;p
 

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In the case of the new ZX10R... it comes in black with green accents, or flashy green and black. I don't like the 3-spoke wheels. I don't like the 1990's instrument panel, I don't like the steering damper stuck on top of the upper triple-clamp as an afterthought. I DO like the new Showa BFF front forks! The engine makes good power, but I do not like all the electronics on the new literbikes. New literbikes are more complex, and more expensive because of it. I don't need "ride-by-wire throttle" and "power modes". ( That's what my right hand is for! )
 

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In the case of the new ZX10R... it comes in black with green accents, or flashy green and black. I don't like the 3-spoke wheels. I don't like the 1990's instrument panel, I don't like the steering damper stuck on top of the upper triple-clamp as an afterthought. I DO like the new Showa BFF front forks! The engine makes good power, but I do not like all the electronics on the new literbikes. New literbikes are more complex, and more expensive because of it. I don't need "ride-by-wire throttle" and "power modes". ( That's what my right hand is for! )
You got to try the new forks? How did that feel? I really liked the Showa BPF from 2 generations ago (the ones before the SFFs). The power modes arent a substitute for throttle control. I read a few reviews on the new 10R and its supposed to be really easy to ride (flickable) as opposed to the older gen. I am not sure if you will get the same flickability as something like an R3, so I really would like to try one out.

In the meantime I found a bike that does everything I would want out of an upgraded R3, with the exception of it having carbs. The old RVF400 looks good on paper, and looks really nice too. Might be my next bike.
 

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You got to try the new forks? How did that feel? I really liked the Showa BPF from 2 generations ago

In the meantime I found a bike that does everything I would want out of an upgraded R3, with the exception of it having carbs. The old RVF400 looks good on paper, and looks really nice too. Might be my next bike.
Ummmm.... NO. I have not ridden the new ZX10R.
But everyone who has ridden the new BFForks loves them, and I know this is the same tech they have been using on the race bikes for awhile now. So who am I to argue. :nerd:

RVF400? Yeah, very cool bike. Only made 2 years. Not sold in the USA. Good luck trying to find one. I never seen one anywhere.

I might be heading your way in the next day or two. I think I might have found a lead on a bike! I will know for sure tomorrow morning.
 

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I really liked the Showa BPF from 2 generations ago (the ones before the SFFs).
I have BPF on my CBR1000RR.
No complaints from me. They sometimes make a clicking noise when you ride over sharp bumps at slower speeds, but they feel solid when you push it hard in the twisties. Very planted. Inspires confidence.
 

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Ummmm.... NO. I have not ridden the new ZX10R.
But everyone who has ridden the new BFForks loves them, and I know this is the same tech they have been using on the race bikes for awhile now. So who am I to argue. :nerd:

RVF400? Yeah, very cool bike. Only made 2 years. Not sold in the USA. Good luck trying to find one. I never seen one anywhere.

I might be heading your way in the next day or two. I think I might have found a lead on a bike! I will know for sure tomorrow morning.
My avatar is outdated, so if you mean Sandy Eggo, then I am sorry to say I am half way across the country in Va. Go bug SDR3 to sell you his bike. He's been wanting an R6 after the last two track days lol. Good luck finding your next bike.
 

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My avatar is outdated, so if you mean Sandy Eggo, then I am sorry to say I am half way across the country in Va.
Update your info!

Yeah, i'm not going to Virginia anytime soon. :|
 
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