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your guys thoughts? I'm thinking of getting into one, price is pretty good, but it's definitely on the edge of what I'd want to get into on an impulse buy. It's got an electrical gremlin, which helps the price.

Fun bike? good commuter? give me your thoughts.
 

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does it have any mods, i have fun with my 03 i love it as a commuter and it's comfortable and it has that big body feel to it that i like. Electrical issues though i don't know if i'd want to get myself into that it's just something i would avoid personally i don't really like tinkering with the electrics of my bike.
 

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If you didn't say it had electrical issues I'd say go for it. Electrical problems can be a nightmare to figure out and fix so if you are not electrically savy I would not get it. Lot's of other good bikes out there that you can impulse buy.
 

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no worries on the tech savvy. With a wiring diagram I'm sure I can make it work. And if I have THAT much trouble I can make a standalone that'll work in leui of the stock system.

I'm more worried about what the bike is like to live with. 03-04 1k is far and away my favourite bike of all time. Terrifying and raw, makes me feel like a hero everytime I get off it.

Is the 750 more like an overgrown 600 or a slightly neutered 1000? or something in between?
 

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I feel like the 750 is a slightly neutered 1000. My buddies 07 R6 had absolutely no bottom end but pulled hard up top. I test rode an 04 R1 and down low it feels like my 750 at 7000+rpms. My 750 is flickable but I find its much heavier than a 600 thats why I think it has more characteristics of a 1000 but way more forgiving if you're hamfisted lol.
 

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If the price is good then go for it. Elec problems can be a pain but, if you understand how it works then figuring out the problem wont be too hard. If it needs parts you can get used from ebay.
I like the power, not too much to get me into major trouble but more than enough to do what i want it to do. In the twisties i can keep up with the liter bikes.
I really like my 02 750. the wider tank feels much better to me compared to the newer skinny bikes. It is a comfortable bike, i have been on a few 650 mile day trips on mine and was still ready to ride the next day.
 

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Since I actually own an 02 750 I have to say go for it! Plenty more grunt than a 600, but doesn't wheelie in quite on demand in the upper gears without a bit of a bounce or a bit of clutch. it'll still spin up the rear tire out of a corner, just not as violently...
 

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I own one so I'm bias. It is a great bike handles like a 600 but won't get left by the 1000's on the track.

If its a good price buy it, fix the electrical problem and ride it. If you don't like it sell it and make a buck or two. I bet though you will keep it.
 

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If its a good price buy it, fix the electrical problem and ride it. If you don't like it sell it and make a buck or two. I bet though you will keep it.
that's exactly what I was thinking.

Alrite, I'll give the guy a buzz, and call the ministry to see about importing it. I live right on the border, bike is maybe 30 minutes away, but in the states, I'll have to import it. Worth it with the dollar values at what they're at tho.
 
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