...or just give me 10 grand and lemme build you a fast good lookin bike! :2thumbs:
x2 :2thumbs:07-08 the way to go. my 08 is the best one i had so for. the clutch is not bad at all. all the early years can't touch it. 07-08 :2thumbs:
so true... bought my '02 w/ 3500 miles on it from the original owner who weighed 250+ and rode his ol lady around all the time and ive put 120+ passes on it this year and the clutch is finally just starting to go. And its bone stock everything w/ no power adders whatsoever, except for the D&D bolt on I put on it w/o the mapping for it. might be a bit lacking in HP against the newer 1000s, but the trannys in these gixxers are top notch... I got stock gearing and stock wheel base and run 9.90 w/ it and I weigh 205 pounds, w/ a 1.61 60 foot. If it were me, find the best deal you can and run w/ it.:grind: :2thumbs:the older you go the stronger the bottom ends get....so it depends on what you want to do...
All the real street bikes have 01 or 02 cases in them. They are thicker and will stand up to alot nos. Anything else will crack. But for the HP, you need at least 05 and up top end to make it cheaper and easier. That's enough info for now. Everyone can make their own decision now.Depends on what mods you want to do. 07/08 cases have less metal there so anything larger than a 3 mil overheating issues will occur. If you look at real street and grudge bikes k5/k6's 1000 are everywhere.As for running sevens the real street guys are doing it in fully dressed k5/k6's and kt on a 07.
thanks for the info :2thumbs: , i kinda was thinking the same wayIf you are gonna stay fairly stock with the motor i would get the '07-'08 all day long. They are simply the fastest. If you are looking to go low 8's high 7's you are better off to find the cheapest gixxer you can get because you are gonna have to completely rebuild everything anyways. Pick you up a cheap '04 or so because they have the stronger bottom end and still look decent and are pretty cheap. Get you some rods, pistons, head and cams, studs, tranny done and a good wet kit with a good clutch.
I have a K5 currently (03-04-2022) with 30,000 Mi. and its still a beast ! Nothing feels better than smoking liter (1000 c.c.) Sportbikes That are a decade + newer than my "2005" GSXR 1000! 2010 - 2017 liter bikes I thrash on a weekly basis... Im in Reno, Nevada if your wondering where to find and test me and my "K5" GSXR 1000. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/vbmLZ-wVJwc" title="YouTube video player" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen>