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brutusvk
Hello, I just bought my first street bike since 1999. (I crashed and promised my folks I wouldn't get another bike) My wife and I just bought some quads for the first time. Plus we have some fast cars. (supercharged 370Z, GTI and a 63 nova with a 427 small block) But I still always yearned for a bike.
Today I went to get a key made at the motorcycle shop for my raptor. I saw the FZ 07 for the first time. I never intended to buy a bike. However, it happened. Here are some pics. I am ordering exhaust and a fender eliminator tonight. lol  You can tell I didn't plan on the bike since we have nowhere to park it!  The nova is in the middle of a project and is basically acting as a shelf these days.  Waiting on parts, story of my life.
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hippiebikerchick
Welcome brutusvk! It just happened, huh? 8-) Nice lookin' bike!
 
Is that a '62 box Nova?
 
 

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brutusvk
BTW, which frame sliders do you guys recommend? I ordered the Yosh pipe and fender eliminator kit.

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hippiebikerchick
Many of us have the OES sliders. That's what I have and while I hope to never put them to the test, a member or two here tested them already. They look really good too.

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Guru
Hi @brutusvk, welcome and thanks for posting. Awesome choice of vehicle you have. Love that color too!
I have the same helmet, but with the Wanderer graphics.

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brutusvk
Spent all day removing shelves and junk so my bike had a place to park. Thank God it is bulk pick up week for garbage!
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hobbs
Welcome to the forums. Sweet Nova, that body style is on my list of cars to one day own if I'm fortunate enough.
 
I have the OES sliders, and they work well. No high speed wrecks or anything but they protect the plastics and engine in a tipover. Don't ask me how I know this.

Everything went braap.

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brutusvk
I will try not to test the sliders. The nova hates me. It does not know we are trying to help it. So it fights us all the way. It takes 80% of my time not at work. So, it is a love/hate endeavor.
 
I ordered the Puig touring screen for use until the Givi comes back in stock. Then I can decide which one I like best. (or switch back and forth) I also ordered Rizoma Zero turn signals. I guess I have a hard time leaving anything alone!
 
Some pics of the garage carnage!
 
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brutusvk
After a long ride yesterday I am toying with trading in my bike. I love this bike riding around town. But I hate it on the freeway. It kind of sucks because I put some serious time and money into it. Will have to think on it a bit more. I guess I was too used to the old CBRs I had.

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ryanfz07
If you want super fast highway speeds then get a 4 cylinder! or the fz09(3 cylinder). you seem like u have money to spend since u just got a bike when u didn't even plan on it lol. Buy a Ducati you will not be disappointed my brother has a hyperstrada

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brutusvk
I spent most of my "play money" on the bike and motor for my car. lol If I do trade it in it will be for something similar to my old bike. The CBR650F is very similar to the F2/F3 I was very familiar with.

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ryanfz07
good choice! I sat on one once they seem pretty comfortable. I'm in AZ too lol

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brutusvk
They wanted to give me $4000. I told them where to go. I even bought the bike there and it has like 200 miles on it and $2K worth of goodies on it. Not a single scratch. I will try craigslist or keep it. I am just mad at myself.

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ryderjay
Aftermarket items add squat to sale / trade value in the motorcyle world unfortunately. Just makes it more tempting to potential buyers.

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brutusvk
I expected to eat the cost of the aftermarket... but not $3K on the bike itself after only 200 miles. lol

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ryderjay
Gotta love that instant depreciation lol Give it more time and you may start to love the FZ.

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brutusvk
I love the bike's looks and ridability just not its freeway manners. But not gonna just unload the bike. I posted a craigslist add. We'll see.

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brutusvk
Someone is coming to look at my bike today. We'll see what happens. Sounds like he wanted to do the same mods I did. He will make out on the deal.

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zapps
What happened? Is there something you can do to the bike to make it more freeway friendly? (Screen, gearing change, etc..)

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brutusvk
I added a screen. I think partially I simply want something closer to my old bike. The guy that saw my bike yesterday is supposed to buy it today. We will both benefit from the deal.

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Beemer
Aftermarket items add squat to sale / trade value in the motorcyle world unfortunately. Just makes it more tempting to potential buyers.
Thank you, the banks don't recognize aftermarket stuff and my bank told me they go by what Kelly Blue Book says a vehicle is worth so good luck getting all your money back.

Beemer

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brutusvk
Sold it for $7500. Not too upset. Thanks for all the helpful information!
Sold it to a cool guy.  I think he will really enjoy the bike.  I told him to check this forum out.

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so1102
LOL yeah I'm in the area too (Arrowhead), so I'll be on the lookout for him

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brutusvk
Just picked up the new bike. CBR650F in matte black.

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