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Old 03-19-2019, 06:39 AM Thread Starter
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I might but a 2016gsxs 1000 i need help

Hi my name michael today my first day on the forum. Im looking to buy my first bike issue is that im looking to buy a 2016 GSX-S1000F but i sat on it and besides from it being a bit heavy i was abit small im 5’5 so i was on my tippy toe on the bike im 20 years old dont know to much about bikes but i was thinking on lowering the bike but before i got into any purchases at all i wanted to know if lowering the bike to were im atleast flat footed or more stable and balance if that will affect the bike performance by alot or what you guys reccomend
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Sorry, but this is really not a beginner's motorcycle. As far as lowering it, some have, there's a thread somewhere on the forum about that. Though if you can touch both toes at the same time, it's fine. Riding is a lot more fun with your feet on the pegs anyway
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I'd consider the 750 if it's your first bike, no offence meant but the 1000 is a great bike but better suited to experienced riders.

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1. This is NOT a beginners bike.
2. This is NOT a heavy bike. Maybe compared to a 250 it is heavy, but it's actually really light.
3. Find yourself something smaller for your first bike and learn to ride on it. This bike will overwhelm you if you aren't careful. Even a 600cc bike will get you to insane speeds in the blink of an eye.
4. Sorry, but motorcycle life will be unkind to you. I'm only 2 inches taller, you'll need to adapt. Lowering bikes, to me, isn't a good idea. There's a LOT of compromises to be had there. I bought a lowered bike once and promptly put it back and the difference in how it rode was night and day. Putting on longer dog bones affects the travel of the shock. Either learn to ride the bike, or get a bike with a lower seat height. As this is your first bike, I'd suggest getting something with a lower seat height, then you can adjust yourself from there. One of the best dirt bike riders I've seen was shorter than you riding a stock dirt bike, but he didn't start there, he got the skills on smaller bikes.

Welcome to the world of motorcycling, take it easy and enjoy yourself while staying safe. Better to have a long riding life with lots of bikes than a short one on one cool bike.
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I agree with everyone else. My first was an 06 suzuki gsxsf600 (Katana to us north Americans...)

And that bike was, to me, a perfect beginner. Lots of go for when I got experience, but tame enough to be forgiving for a newb. Still hit 230kph with not much trouble, and quicker than any car. A newer 400cc area bike should be a perfect beginner, enough to forgive rookie mistakes but also enough to give a smile across your face.

A first bike should not be a dream bike. If i started with a 1000 I'd have probably killed myself. A first bike should be something you end up upgrading from after a couple years.
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Also, buy an ugly bike. You WILL drop it, and if the bike was already ugly, you won't care. If you drop your brand new bike in the first 100 yards....not saying I'd actually know anyone who would do such a thing...it WILL be painful. 6 months to a year later, sell the ugly bike for exactly what you paid for it, no money lost, and go buy something nicer. By then your skills should be better, and you'll have a good idea of what you really want at that time.
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Also, buy an ugly bike....
Another reason why my 2006 Katana was a perfect starter 🤣
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Another reason why my 2006 Katana was a perfect starter 🤣
My '97 was brand new in '98, and it had two busted mirrors and scuffs on each side in 20 minutes.

To be fair, those mirrors would pop off if you breathed on them wrong.
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I won't say buy x# cc or don't, won't say buy new or old. You have the power to be judicious with your right hand and not everyone dumps their bike, I haven't yet. Yet. I will say though that having sat on the bike you felt uncomfortable, this bike is not heavy for it's class with only the premium priced s1000r shaving 10lbs on it. Everything else is at or more weight, including the gsx-s750. Your first bike should be whatever you can afford (and afford to crash) and fits you so you can worry about your road skills and not about putting your feet on the ground.
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My '97 was brand new in '98, and it had two busted mirrors and scuffs on each side in 20 minutes. [IMG class=inlineimg]/forum/images/DiscoverySport_net/smilies/tango_face_sad.png[/IMG]

To be fair, those mirrors would pop off if you breathed on them wrong.
I can't say anything bad about my experience with mine, it was already scuffed and dinged when I got it. Only cosmetic though.... Although I did have to tighten the bolts holding the mirrors every 2000km or so. Until I finally remembered thread locker was a thing.
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