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post #1 of 48 (permalink) Old 05-18-2006, 02:15 PM Thread Starter
 
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Opinions on 03 ZX6R

Found a 03 ZX6R that has 2400 miles and is in excellent shape for $4500. Got a couple of questions.

1) Is this a good buy?
2) Is this model/year bike have any hidden flaws/problems?
3) Is this an OK 1st bike....and please be nice?
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post #2 of 48 (permalink) Old 05-18-2006, 02:42 PM
 
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Found a 03 ZX6R that has 2400 miles and is in excellent shape for $4500. Got a couple of questions.

1) Is this a good buy?
2) Is this model/year bike have any hidden flaws/problems?
3) Is this an OK 1st bike....and please be nice?

1) It is a really good buy at that price. Make sure it has a clean title and has never been crashed,
2) The only problem I have encountered with that specific model is that to me they arent built that great. Strong motor, but the fit and finish isnt there. My friend has had 2 of them in that exact year and they both feel like they are falling apart when riding them. But then again, I ride a Honda. and we all know that Hondas are built the best.
3) This is not a good 1st bike. It is too strong and too finicky. The same friend who has had 2 got the second one because he crashed the 1st one after 2 mos of riding because it was his first bike. I would suggest looking at something not so powerful.

But whatever you do,

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1) It is a really good buy at that price. Make sure it has a clean title and has never been crashed,
2) The only problem I have encountered with that specific model is that to me they arent built that great. Strong motor, but the fit and finish isnt there. My friend has had 2 of them in that exact year and they both feel like they are falling apart when riding them. But then again, I ride a Honda. and we all know that Hondas are built the best.
3) This is not a good 1st bike. It is too strong and too finicky. The same friend who has had 2 got the second one because he crashed the 1st one after 2 mos of riding because it was his first bike. I would suggest looking at something not so powerful.

But whatever you do,

BTW, if you havent already, take the MSF course. You will learn a lot there.
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I also have a friend that has one, and another friend that has the ZX636r which I have riddin the 636 and I was not impressed at all besides the power in the straights. The bike felt like $h!t, and was the most uncomfortable sportbike I think I've ever sat on.

This is a good deal, however Kawi ZX series don't hold a good blue book value anyway.
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post #4 of 48 (permalink) Old 05-19-2006, 07:19 AM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks for the opinions. I think I will go ahead and see the bike in person. A picture was not available in the for sale ad.

I have not set on any of the kawasaki's yet. Havent been to that dealer so I'm not familar with the feel's like crap opinion. The bike was in my price range so I knew it was probably to good to be true.

I have take the MSF course already. Enjoyed it alot. Me and my son have raced MX for the last 4 years. I have alot of seat time on motorcycles just not on pavement. I'm gonna stay in the 600 cc range for a 1st bike and after pricing insurance I probably will buy my 1st bike used. Guess this is not a good time to be a buyer in North Carolina with gas almost $3 and its almost summer time. There just isnt that many good deals to be found on used bikes
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i own one and love it, the only thing is i had to get the valves adjeusted a lil before there time and the stupid cold start cable broke, but besides that not a complaint



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post #6 of 48 (permalink) Old 07-14-2006, 03:25 PM
 
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i got the 04 zx636 and am absolutely lovin' it!!
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Thats definitely a steal

Good luck with the bike
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post #8 of 48 (permalink) Old 07-14-2006, 08:36 PM
 
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price seems rite, and thats the nicest model 6 they made, dont care for after 04 much
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if its mechanically 'clean' and title clear, id get it.
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Buy it i have a ZX6RR 03, i had to do so many mods to keep up with the 636's. they are fast bikes and great for stunting. 636 is the fastest out of all the 600's class.
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i knew the 636 was faster but i didnt think it was that much faster... anyone know how it responds to a -2 drop on the front sprocket?



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i knew the 636 was faster but i didnt think it was that much faster... anyone know how it responds to a -2 drop on the front sprocket?
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so good or bad idea, i dont go too horible fast and have never topped it out, max has been 157, and more "low" being a relative term i know. end would be nice, and i heard the front end comes up faster with -2, and would a added insurance a cage be worth the decreased clearance? i went to the local stealer to get those pucks put on and they frowned and suggested a cage... i dont plan on stunting any more the the occansial wheelie or three



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so good or bad idea, i dont go too horible fast and have never topped it out, max has been 157, and more "low" being a relative term i know. end would be nice, and i heard the front end comes up faster with -2, and would a added insurance a cage be worth the decreased clearance? i went to the local stealer to get those pucks put on and they frowned and suggested a cage... i dont plan on stunting any more the the occansial wheelie or three
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(im gonna get the vids out this week, last week was hell and had no time to get to the post office, damn classes)
you think the cage is worth it?



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It'll kill your corning clearance. I know you like the corners.

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