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04 ZX6R questions

Hi all,

Im looking at picking up a new to me 04 ZX6R for 2500. Its got 16500 miles and it has a couple mods on it. I'm not new to bikes. I had a 06 ZX6R about six months ago, but sadly it got stolen from me and so now I'm in the market for a new one. I was just wondering if any 04 ZX6R owners had any tips on what to look for when picking up this bike. What are the Quirks and things like that. Heres a picture of what it looks like I actually like the track fairings on it. I only live about 45 minuets from a track and a couple of hours away from COTA. Any info you guys would have specifically about this bike would be greatly appreciated.
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post #2 of 9 Old 12-06-2014, 11:13 AM
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He put headlights in the intake....

That right there would deter me from buying it, because someone dumb enough to do that probably doesn't know a damn thing about maintenance or operation.
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He put headlights in the intake....

That right there would deter me from buying it, because someone dumb enough to do that probably doesn't know a damn thing about maintenance or operation.
He probably didnt have any other fairings besides track fairings. So he installed the lights in there so he could ride on the streets without messing up the fairings. Dont be too quick to judge. It might be a nice bike.
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I'd ask if he had a valve clearance check done recently since it's at that mileage.

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I'd also make sure on a test ride that the tranny is smooth and the clutch isn't worn to all hell.

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Im with Steel on this one.
Places not to put your "headlights"
1. Where the brake calipers should be - who needs brake calipers?
2. Through the radiator
3. In front of the only way for the engine to get air.

Seriously, if you cant drill a hole in glassfibre crashfairings - dont do anything with the bike except ride it. Dont even check the oil.
It would have to be a reeeeeally good price for me to buy that one.

If you decide to have a serious look at it anyway, make sure there are DOCUMENTATION of service on it. Otherwise, spend your money elsewhere.
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Looks shady to me.. I agree on the head light deal, I wouldn't buy it the second I seen that...

I mean, who really knows what else he did and thought it was "good idea".. Just say'in
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Well those lights are restricting air flow for sure

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I'd still take a serious look at it. All the lights in the intake will do is restrict air flow & hamper performance. If it runs, shifts & rides good, no big deal. But I would see about any routine maintenance & valves checked/shimmed. Maybe do a compression check & look at condition of plugs. Type of tires & tread left ? ? ?
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