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post #1 of 17 Old 04-02-2017, 05:40 PM Thread Starter
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Hello From A New Rider 06 Ninja 636 SE

Hello everyone!
Just picked this beauty up today. Very excited to get on it and slowly learn to enjoy it.
Its my first bike and I'm taking it easy, signed up for a motorcycle class and getting my license before taking it out on the street.

06 ZX6R SE
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In decent condition for a 11 year old bike with only few cosmetic mods.
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post #2 of 17 Old 04-02-2017, 06:07 PM
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Welcome to the forum, and the world of riding.

Sounds like you have a plan on how to learn something about safe operation...... so very many people say those things, and it still gets away from them.

I love riding. Been doing it for nearly 50 years, now.

The only advice I will offer.... spend more on your gear than you do on the bike, and then spend that much on formal training.

You will gain more through a class in a couple of days, than you would on your own in years.

Wil Rogers used to say, 'Experience is what you get, right after you needed it.' Better to learn in class instead of with your skin and bones....
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"Basic stuff fellas. Use your head for something other than to break your next fall."

"There's this adage that we have 2 ears and one mouth so we should listen twice as much as we talk. Unfortunately with the Internet people have taken this old adage and turned it around. They have two eyes and 10 fingers so they think they need to post 5 times as much as they read. And since they have 10 fingers and one brain, they only have to think 10% of the time! "
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Welcome to the forum, and the world of riding.

Sounds like you have a plan on how to learn something about safe operation...... so very many people say those things, and it still gets away from them.

I love riding. Been doing it for nearly 50 years, now.

The only advice I will offer.... spend more on your gear than you do on the bike, and then spend that much on formal training.

You will gain more through a class in a couple of days, than you would on your own in years.

Wil Rogers used to say, 'Experience is what you get, right after you needed it.' Better to learn in class instead of with your skin and bones....
Thank you!

This bike is no joke and I worked hard for it so I respect it.
Already have a Shoei helmet and Alpinestars jacket. Gloves, pants and shoes are next. My class is first week of May which gives me enough time to get everything ready.

Bike needs a good detail and tune up before I take it out.
Also, thinking about removing the flames but read on here that the ones on the tank are under the clear coat so I might get the tank painted since it has a tiny dent in it as well.
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Hello and welcome! Nice bike!

You could cover the flames on the tank with some TechSpec tank pads.

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Thank you!

This bike is no joke and I worked hard for it so I respect it.
Already have a Shoei helmet and Alpinestars jacket. Gloves, pants and shoes are next. My class is first week of May which gives me enough time to get everything ready.

Bike needs a good detail and tune up before I take it out.
Also, thinking about removing the flames but read on here that the ones on the tank are under the clear coat so I might get the tank painted since it has a tiny dent in it as well.
Don't worry about the cosmetics of the bike just yet.... frame protection in the form of sliders, or a stunt cage etc., would be the most I would do for the first riding season. Protect the rider first, then the bike.

You can and should adjust the placement of the controls to fit you as perfectly as possible. You'll want to check the date on the tires, and verify age.

Take it for granted that the brake fluid needs to be changed.

The one picture of the bike looks good. Here's hoping you have a long term relationship with it.

Good luck and enjoy.

"Basic stuff fellas. Use your head for something other than to break your next fall."

"There's this adage that we have 2 ears and one mouth so we should listen twice as much as we talk. Unfortunately with the Internet people have taken this old adage and turned it around. They have two eyes and 10 fingers so they think they need to post 5 times as much as they read. And since they have 10 fingers and one brain, they only have to think 10% of the time! "
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Welcome to the forum.


Looks great.. Will be great to hear how you get on with the bike.
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Got around to do some maintenance/service on the bike this weekend!



Oil change with Kawasaki 10w40 synthetic oil
Brake flush front and back with Kawasaki brake fluid
Coolant flush with Kawasaki coolant

NGK spark plugs



EK chain OEM spec
SunStar front and back sprockets OEM spec



K&N air and oil filters



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Nice. Looks clean and good once over on the maintenance.

For gloves, I'd skip the A* air or other mesh ones and get perforated learher with hard knuckle. The mesh can come apart if you slide.
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Nice. Looks clean and good once over on the maintenance.



For gloves, I'd skip the A* air or other mesh ones and get perforated learher with hard knuckle. The mesh can come apart if you slide.


Thanks for the advice! I'm still currently looking and the few that I liked are half leather and half mesh but we will see what I end up buying.


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Got some gear in.
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Man, that is a GREAT looking bike. Congrats!
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Man, that is a GREAT looking bike. Congrats!


Thank you! She's a beauty


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Nice. First week of May, how did the class go?

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Nice. First week of May, how did the class go?


It was awesome! Got to learn some fundamental riding skills and a certification to get my license. Been riding this week with few friends and slowly falling more and more in love with the bike.



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