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post #1 of 123 (permalink) Old 03-09-2017, 10:48 AM Thread Starter
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HELP! I Need Help. NOW.

Ok, I've read about people wanting to 'upgrade' from their 'little' CB to a larger and more powerful manly type bike.
And myself and other more experienced riders have always commented on the wonders of this amazing bike. And how getting a more powerful bike won't make you a better rider and what are you going to do with all that power and yada yada yada. And more. All true.

Here's my problem...when I bought my CB less than a year ago, the dealer told me if I wanted to trade it in within a year they would give 90% of what I paid. That's not gonna happen I said. I love the cbF.

Now I see that Kawasaki is coming out with the Z900. Its one of those origami/transformer looking things that I don't like at all. Then I started watching YouTube videos of the First Rides. Then I start thinking, hmmm, the black with the green trellis frame looks nice. Then I start looking at the specs. 125HP, 462 pounds wet weight, not bad. Hmmm.

My other bike is very powerful so why another one? I'm no hypocrite and I do love my little CB but I'm being pulled into the darkness by some unknown force.

I spoke to my brother about it and he just shook his head. I mentioned it to my other riding buddy while we were working on his commuter scooter yesterday. He looked at the CB and said... "How can you trade it? Then you'll have two powerful bikes and what was all this about having one fun bike and one serious bike"
"Besides", he goes on "I haven't ridden it yet"

So I think I'm coming out of the spell, it was much worse a few days ago, especially since I'll be going to the dealer for the water pump replacement under warranty. If there's a Z900 on the floor I could be in trouble.

Sooo.........HELP !!!

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IF you upgrade, look at the Z650 Kawasaki for 2017. It is lighter than than your 500.

But in reality, also look to see if ANY accessories that are available for the Kawasaki models.
NO centerstand
No luggage rack

I need both of those items.. and I have them on my 500 ! and they didn't cost a lot.

But I do plan to look closely at the new Kawasaki 650s. And wait another year to make any changes.

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post #3 of 123 (permalink) Old 03-09-2017, 12:03 PM
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The new z650 is so light and handles really well.
Go for it!
You might as well upgrade to the z900 and stay there a long time.
Don't think too much about just power, there are many other things too.
For example, better brakes, suspension, seat comfort, torque in low RPM, handling, etc.
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Insurance premium's alway's stop me from wanting to upgrade from my cbr500r.
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I just put the minimum liability for insurance so that's no problem.

It all started with the Z650. I had a Versys 650. Kawi put a lot of development into that motor. It won't change.

Now I'm at the Z900. I've had more powerful bikes than even that but that's not the point. Hopefully I get over it.
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BTW. You guys aren't helping.
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If you already have a bigger bike ,I'd keep the cb500 . Trade in or Sell your other bike.
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post #8 of 123 (permalink) Old 03-09-2017, 03:10 PM
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You got two bikes different from each other. The new bike would be sort of like the other bike you already have?

I've been caught up in this many times myself.

Spent crazy money changing out bikes.

I'm done....because no matter what bike I ever buy at some point I end up bored with it somehow.

I'm trying to stay with this 500 and the Bonneville, it ain't easy. lol

I've end up with bikes stacked in the garage like chord wood a couple times. Never again!!!!
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If you start thinking about pulling the trigger, send me a message and we can exchange phone numbers. You may need council.

I think we need some type of ten step program that help people deal with motorcycle, "shop till you drop syndrome".
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Grass is always greener on the other side. Some people are never satisfied.
Been there and done that. Wasted a lot of money, and I'm pretty sure I was
Just showing off. Never really sure why I changed so much. Now I'm happy
with a reliable bike that that offers most things and asks for nothing in return.
I'm keeping mine. Not sure why you would need 2 similar bikes though.

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