99 R6? - TwoWheelForum: Motorcycle and Sportbike forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 05-15-2006, 04:08 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 173
99 R6?

Hey guys. I got a couple questions about a bike I might buy.
What do yall think about the 99 R6? Will I be disapointed with the power of it compared to the newer 600's?
Also, it has 8K miles on it and the guy is asking 3,000$. I havent seen it yet, but he says it is in good condition and has no scratches on it. Is that a fair price for the year and the miles? Its seems ok to me.
apfire26 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 30 (permalink) Old 05-15-2006, 05:10 PM
V-Twin Moddin
 
Gas Man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: SE Michigan
Posts: 38,916
That will be a great bike! Plus that's a great price as long as its in good condition. Really low miles as well!




-Chris
aka Gas Man



Was: 2002 Kaw ZX-9R
IS:


is me till the
Gas Man is offline  
post #3 of 30 (permalink) Old 05-15-2006, 05:37 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 173
I guess the guy hasn't been able to ride because he was in jail for a while, and now that he's out, he doesn't have a lisence so he has no need for the bike. Is the 99 model fuel injected or does it have a carb? I really know nothing about the 99's.
apfire26 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 30 (permalink) Old 05-15-2006, 05:40 PM
V-Twin Moddin
 
Gas Man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: SE Michigan
Posts: 38,916
That I can't tell you 100%.... A R6 guy will be able to tell you... somebody like DL!




-Chris
aka Gas Man



Was: 2002 Kaw ZX-9R
IS:


is me till the
Gas Man is offline  
post #5 of 30 (permalink) Old 05-15-2006, 06:20 PM
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 662
By this spec sheet... it appears to be carbeurated

Nice price though!
Gr1n1n is offline  
post #6 of 30 (permalink) Old 05-15-2006, 06:45 PM
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 9,790
If this is your first bike then the 99 is an EXCELLENT CHOICE!!! In 2003 and 2004 yami really made some excellent performance upgrades and fuel injection. 2003 was the new style change and had some issues so the 04+ is the one to go with.
The 03+ is a horsepower house and may be a little bit too much if it's your first bike, however if you have a solid head on your shoulders then it's all good.
R1up0n1 is offline  
post #7 of 30 (permalink) Old 05-15-2006, 08:42 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 173
Is there really that big of a differance between the 99 and say...an 06?
I've ridden an 06 gsxr 600 a handfull of times and I'm worried that I will be disapointed with the "get up and go" of the older 99 r6.
But like you've said, for a first bike, I'm sure it will be fast enough.
apfire26 is offline  
post #8 of 30 (permalink) Old 05-15-2006, 08:45 PM
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 9,790
Quote:
Originally Posted by apfire26
Is there really that big of a differance between the 99 and say...an 06?
I've ridden an 06 gsxr 600 a handfull of times and I'm worried that I will be disapointed with the "get up and go" of the older 99 r6.
But like you've said, for a first bike, I'm sure it will be fast enough.
There's a BIG difference in performance between the 99 and 06. If you've been riding an 06, then you will be disappointed in the 99 to say. If it is your first bike then the 99 is still a great choice for you to learn how to ride.
R1up0n1 is offline  
post #9 of 30 (permalink) Old 05-15-2006, 08:54 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 173
Quote:
Originally Posted by R1up0n1
There's a BIG difference in performance between the 99 and 06. If you've been riding an 06, then you will be disappointed in the 99 to say. If it is your first bike then the 99 is still a great choice for you to learn how to ride.
Well......that sux. I was hoping there wasn't such a big difference.
Oh well, I can't afford anything better, so the 99 R6 will have to do for a few years. Maybe one day it will be my stunt bike if I ever get somthing new.
apfire26 is offline  
post #10 of 30 (permalink) Old 05-15-2006, 08:55 PM
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 9,790
Quote:
Originally Posted by apfire26
Well......that sux. I was hoping there wasn't such a big difference.
Oh well, I can't afford anything better, so the 99 R6 will have to do for a few years. Maybe one day it will be my stunt bike if I ever get somthing new.
That's true, and in all honesty it's a great decision
R1up0n1 is offline  
post #11 of 30 (permalink) Old 05-16-2006, 12:16 AM
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 2,394
Depends if you are going racing or riding on the streets. On the test I read, the 05 has nothing below 6,000 rpm, so not much fun on the streets. I assume the 06 is the same.

Before 1999, all the 600's were streetbikes first, and racers second. The R6 changed all that, and the other manufacturers soon followed. And carbed bikes are just as good, if not better than fuel injected.
No Worries is offline  
post #12 of 30 (permalink) Old 05-16-2006, 12:18 AM
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 9,790
Quote:
Originally Posted by No Worries
Depends if you are going racing or riding on the streets. On the test I read, the 05 has nothing below 6,000 rpm, so not much fun on the streets. I assume the 06 is the same.

Before 1999, all the 600's were streetbikes first, and racers second. The R6 changed all that, and the other manufacturers soon followed. And carbed bikes are just as good, if not better than fuel injected.
I never had any problems out of my carb'd SV, but the new fuel injection is so much nicer on my new bike.
R1up0n1 is offline  
post #13 of 30 (permalink) Old 05-16-2006, 06:30 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 173
The only thing I don't like about carbs is rejeting after mods. I delt with rejeting the carb on my fourwheeler after I put a pipe and filter on it. I'm guessing that a street bike carb is going to be a little more complicated.
I'm still going to get the bike though....if all goes planned.
apfire26 is offline  
post #14 of 30 (permalink) Old 05-16-2006, 07:46 AM
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 844
if you have the right tools it isn' too bad, but trying to sync 4 carbs is a living hell
CB1terror is offline  
post #15 of 30 (permalink) Old 05-16-2006, 03:30 PM
V-Twin Moddin
 
Gas Man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: SE Michigan
Posts: 38,916
Quote:
Originally Posted by No Worries
Depends if you are going racing or riding on the streets. On the test I read, the 05 has nothing below 6,000 rpm, so not much fun on the streets. I assume the 06 is the same.

Before 1999, all the 600's were streetbikes first, and racers second. The R6 changed all that, and the other manufacturers soon followed. And carbed bikes are just as good, if not better than fuel injected.
True dat NW. Too many of these bikes are way too much for great street riders.... luckly the manufactures have identified this and create the less racer versions of most.




-Chris
aka Gas Man



Was: 2002 Kaw ZX-9R
IS:


is me till the
Gas Man is offline  
post #16 of 30 (permalink) Old 05-20-2006, 06:25 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 173
Well......the bike ended up being the non R6 yzf. I didn't really like it so I decided not to buy it. So I'm still bikeless. On the plus side, I sold my atv for 3400 bucks so I've got about 4500$ to play with.
apfire26 is offline  
post #17 of 30 (permalink) Old 08-21-2006, 07:33 PM
Squidly
 
fastnotch2002's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Ohio
Posts: 47
save alittle more and get an 03 & up, INJECTION IS NICE! I have a 2000, no problems love it, wish it was injected tho, my 02 & 04 r1's are, seems throttle response is alot better with an injected bike also. you wont be dissapointed with any year R6 you can throw that little thing around anywhere!
fastnotch2002 is offline  
post #18 of 30 (permalink) Old 08-21-2006, 09:35 PM
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 17,886
Quote:
Originally Posted by No Worries View Post
Depends if you are going racing or riding on the streets. On the test I read, the 05 has nothing below 6,000 rpm, so not much fun on the streets. I assume the 06 is the same.

Before 1999, all the 600's were streetbikes first, and racers second. The R6 changed all that, and the other manufacturers soon followed. And carbed bikes are just as good, if not better than fuel injected.
Find me a 600 that has anything below 6K and I'll give you a cookie. 600's live in the high RPM's and 6K is a low cruising RPM. Between 7 and 9K is decent for just cruising.
DLIT is offline  
post #19 of 30 (permalink) Old 08-21-2006, 09:37 PM
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 17,886
Quote:
Originally Posted by apfire26 View Post
Well......the bike ended up being the non R6 yzf. I didn't really like it so I decided not to buy it. So I'm still bikeless. On the plus side, I sold my atv for 3400 bucks so I've got about 4500$ to play with.
4,500 is a good down payment for a 03+ anything. You could drop that on a bike and get a loan for 1,500 and get a killer bike with mods. Not everyone can start on a 600, but I did. A brand new '04 R6 to be exact. And I did fine. But even a '02 R6 would be good. FYI. Everyone and their mom rides a GSXR.
DLIT is offline  
post #20 of 30 (permalink) Old 08-21-2006, 09:51 PM
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 85
A buddy that I ride with has an 05 R6. He says he wants to mod it out as much as possible. Says he wants to get 150+ hp. Is that even possible?
super hulk is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the TwoWheelForum: Motorcycle and Sportbike forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome