New to the site. Looking at a 2012 zx6r from a coworker of mine. He got it for his wife brand new she put 600 miles on it. Been sitting ever since then, in his garage. He starts it up ever so often. He's asking $6500 for it. KBB says bike is somewhere in the 6,200 price. Is it a fair deal or should I just pay more and get 2013. Let me know what you guys think, all I've ever owned was suzuki's so I know what they go for. Don't know much about Kawis.thanks in advance.
A 5+ year old bike that has very low miles on it is likely going to have some issues which will need to be addressed. tires are almost certainly out of date and should be replaced. brake fluid, suspension seals are also common areas with faults when a bike sits for extended periods. Micro switches don't like sitting in the same state for years. they tend to get stuck, or corrode and fail.... or both. That's the clutch lever, side stand, and kill switch.
the battery is probably toast, or near it. there may be issues with the fuel tank, if it's been mostly empty for multiple years.
I'm sure it looks really clean.....
As I am riding an '09, I can't tell you if the bigger motor in '13 is enough to cause a ruckus. I'm certainly happy with the performance I have now.
As has been said -- the price you pay, is the price you want to pay. if you are happy with the deal, that's the only thing that matters.
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