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Old 29-04-12, 10:25 PM   #1
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Default FireBlade 954 - anyone had one?

After the abject disappointment of the k1 gsxr 750's engine seizing on its maiden voyage at the start of march, and then York Suzuki making the situation a lot worse by dismantling it & announcing it was too big a job for them before simply handing it back; I've taken the whole thing as a sign it's time to try something new.

The brief: must match or be better than the 750 in terms of power & handling. Looking around it seemed the only way is up so without gettin onto 'propper 1000s' the 954 blade seems to have rave reviews about handling, power, finish & reliability.

Anyone owned one? Ridden one? Know someone who has? What they like? The older r1's don't seem to be doing it for me, ninja's seem to ridden by nutters & Suzuki can phuck off.

Thanks in advance as always xxx
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Old 29-04-12, 10:39 PM   #2
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Default Re: FireBlade 954 - anyone had one?

Does that mean the gixxer is for sale?
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Old 29-04-12, 10:43 PM   #3
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Default Re: FireBlade 954 - anyone had one?

It could well be very soon (when it's fixed basically) complete engine swap you selling the tiger or just missing Sportsbikes enough to want a 2nd bike? When are we having a G&T man?
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Old 30-04-12, 07:50 AM   #4
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Default Re: FireBlade 954 - anyone had one?

I got a second bike! Got a DRZ but still would love a third bike, keep looking at all the sport bikes that come in at our place :c
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Old 30-04-12, 08:34 AM   #5
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Default Re: FireBlade 954 - anyone had one?

I have one, picked it up after my CBR600F was written off. I thought the 6 was a good bike but the 954 leaves it for dead.

Handles like a dream, 130bhp at the rear wheel when I bought it, 145 now with a full Akra system, comfortable, chuckable and very well built.

One of the best bikes I have ever ridden and certainly lives up its reputation. Needs a steering damper as the front gets light when on full reheat.



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Old 30-04-12, 08:37 AM   #6
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Default Re: FireBlade 954 - anyone had one?

Hasn't JamesMio got one he wants to sell?

Know its a Blade, but I forget which one. SuzukiGT380Paul has one too, but again I don't know which one.

Its yellow
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Old 30-04-12, 09:28 AM   #7
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Default Re: FireBlade 954 - anyone had one?

Cheers guys, converted could you not have slipped some info in there about it being a bit of a hair dressers bike.. I want one fo' sho' now!

Also just been and spoken to JamesMio on the phone, nice fella, same sentiments; handles great, "goes like batsh*t" and still for sale

Getting mine fixed and sold then will most likely be heading up to see Mr. Mio quite soon
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Mr Mio, do I get commission on this sale

5% would be fine
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Top of the morning chaps, thanks for the nudge Mav, I owe you a Mars Bar!

Nice to speak to you Paul, I've just nipped out and chucked a bucket of soapy water over it, so as soon as it's dried off I'll take a wander round it with the iPad and send you a load of pics & vids of it.
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No problem, are Scottish Mars bars smaller than English ones, or do they have tartan wrappers
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