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Old 01-23-2007, 03:02 PM   #71
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Yup, go used, go moderate. In about 5 k miles you'll know exactly what your next bike will be.
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Old 01-23-2007, 03:03 PM   #72
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if it helps any, i think that's just a goat, not a donkey with a dunce hat.
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Old 01-23-2007, 03:11 PM   #73
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I'm sort of assuming you rode a Nighthawk 750, but even if it was a 250, you should be able to grow into an experienced-rider bike. Let caution be your byword.
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Old 01-23-2007, 03:23 PM   #74
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After ten years out I got back in on a 00 KLR 650 brand spankin new. Put 12k on the clock and then upgraded to my K12RS. Good way to go.
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Old 01-23-2007, 03:51 PM   #75
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I sincerely doubt you'll "grow tired" of the FZ6 anytime soon. I have yet to with mine in 35,000+ miles (exact number escapes me at the moment). I'm 5'10" and 190lbs, 32" inseam.



He's just (as you surmised) trying to "up the sales".



(and I was just joking about the Sportster 883 and Rebel 250 - I wouldn't foist either of those upon anyone, not even my Wife. But I think acecycleins was serious about the Zuma.......)
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Old 01-23-2007, 04:06 PM   #76
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Old 01-23-2007, 04:12 PM   #77
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I am 6'4" and 240 lbs, and I comfortably ride a Duc Monster. This is due to a very reasonably priced set of adjustable foot pegs. I got them here

http://www.whaccessories.com/FootPegLoweringKit.htm



They are awesome, hands down the best after market item I have ever bought. They are high quality and hardly affect cornering ability of the bike. I actually like the race pegs you can mount on them more then the stock pegs. Check these out, they rock.
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Old 01-23-2007, 04:20 PM   #78
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Ever listen to Captain Beefheart?
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Old 01-23-2007, 04:36 PM   #79
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OH YEAH, I forgot to add to the comment - "If the FZ6 fits you, you won't grow tired of it."



If you sit on it or (Dealer willing) test ride it and don't like the Ergos - don't get it. The bike won't stretch over time like a pair of boots........
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Old 01-23-2007, 05:31 PM   #80
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If you have a >34 inch inseam - try Buell Ulysses. Great bike, but not for those with short legs.
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