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post #1 of 14 Old 02-02-2017, 07:19 AM Thread Starter
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Hello from a new member

Hi all,

My name is Maryssa and I just wanna say hello to all the members of the forum.
I'm here because I'm going to buy a ZX6 and in need of advice what to pay attention for.
I'll be glad to get any suggestions concerning this.
Thanks.
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post #2 of 14 Old 02-02-2017, 07:59 AM
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Hi all,

My name is Maryssa and I just wanna say hello to all the members of the forum.
I'm here because I'm going to buy a ZX6 and in need of advice what to pay attention for.
I'll be glad to get any suggestions concerning this.
Thanks.
New is better than used?

Beyond that, it all depends on how mechanically inclined you are, and what you want to do with the bike.

Do you have a specific price range, or particular version/model of ZX6 you are most interested in?

"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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If you're looking at used bikes. Some things I'd just look for are: Leaking forks, chain and sprocket wear, loose bits on the bike, how clean is it? (Most people that really care for the bike will have a super clean motorcycle), how clean is the oil in the bike through the sight glass? (you'll want to change the oil and filter anyway but it's nice to check). When you go to check out a bike have make sure it's started cold and hasn't been warmed up prior to you getting there. I like seeing how a bike cold starts and goes through the warm up.

Obvious stuff like tire wear (if they're shot, that's money you can try getting off of the total price), fairings in good shape? All the lights working?

I also like asking someone the simple "why are you selling it?" question. How old is the seller? (Not stereotyping here, but generally older, more seasoned riders will have a nicer bike that wasn't thrashed on).

That's just a few things... you'll get more replies I'm sure.

How is your gear? Do you at least have a helmet, jacket, gloves and boots? If not... consider getting those taken care of BEFORE you get a bike. Road rash ain't fun and nobody wants skin grafts.
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Welcome!

There's tons of advice for ZX6Rs and other bikes on here.

What's your budget?
What's your purpose?

The ZX6R is a great bike but not everyone finds them ideal for the street, so if you're 100% street rider, you might get some opinions that a more upright bike will be more comfy.

For any used bike, following PG's advice above is great. If you have a specific model you want to check out, there's things some people check on 05/06s, or 07/08, or 09-12, etc.

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Hello and welcome! Good luck with your search for the new bike!

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That's cuz the only females who tolerate this place are MoM and Snazzy. MoM is stuck cuz she's the mod, and Snazzy just doesn't give a fuck

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That's cuz the only females who tolerate this place are MoM and Snazzy. MoM is stuck cuz she's the mod, and Snazzy just doesn't give a fuck
Haha true. I give props to em both. Theyre true bikers....not in it just for the image and attention. CelticStar was cool too, but she had a baby and only drops in here once in a while now...but thats understandable.
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New is better than used?

Beyond that, it all depends on how mechanically inclined you are, and what you want to do with the bike.

Do you have a specific price range, or particular version/model of ZX6 you are most interested in?


RJ is absolutely correct. Some riders hoon around on their bike, stunting, and as much as it pains me, racing. Race bikes are usually meticulously maintained, but if it gets wadded and has had a crap repair job, then most likely the frame is tweeked. If it is gonna be turned out for track days/racing then that's no major concern. But if it's intended for street use, then it might have a salvage title. Harder/higher to insure, and little resale value.

Now, for the bad news: Mr/Ms Qualify on Saturday/Bin on Sunday might have carried out the repairs at home, thus you'd have to do a bit of sleuthing, like interviewing Tech Inspectors and other Club Officers to validate this.

And if they repaired a wrecked bike and sold it privately it would be very tough to gleen the true story unless you know a thing or ten about bike repair. Which I'm gathering you don't, because you asked the Q.

A lot of racers/stunt riders would normally part a wrecked bike out themself, because there's more money to be had selling parts àla cartè via eBay/Craigslist.

Now, I don't know your budget, but the benefits of new are manifold & mostly obvious. The thing if you are not overly anal retentive, is look for 'carry-over' bikes these could possibly be 2013-'16. Usually the older the better the buy - 30th Anniversary S.E. & KRT S.E. might be a twinge more. If you are a wee bit picky, then ask them (dealer) to do a regional search for your 'must have' colour theme.

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Welcome...

If you're looking at used bikes. Some things I'd just look for are: Leaking forks, chain and sprocket wear, loose bits on the bike, how clean is it? (Most people that really care for the bike will have a super clean motorcycle), how clean is the oil in the bike through the sight glass? (you'll want to change the oil and filter anyway but it's nice to check). When you go to check out a bike have make sure it's started cold and hasn't been warmed up prior to you getting there. I like seeing how a bike cold starts and goes through the warm up.

Obvious stuff like tire wear (if they're shot, that's money you can try getting off of the total price), fairings in good shape? All the lights working?

I also like asking someone the simple "why are you selling it?" question. How old is the seller? (Not stereotyping here, but generally older, more seasoned riders will have a nicer bike that wasn't thrashed on).

That's just a few things... you'll get more replies I'm sure.

How is your gear? Do you at least have a helmet, jacket, gloves and boots? If not... consider getting those taken care of BEFORE you get a bike. Road rash ain't fun and nobody wants skin grafts.
Thank you for the answer, PowerGroove,
Such a comprehensive answer. Appreciate it, really.
Concerning the new/used option, I do not stick to the exact condition, if it works properly and there no completely broken issues, the fact that it is a used one doesn't matter.
Wow, I haven't been thinking about the age of the seller. That's the thing which I should take into account. Thank you very much!
As fo the equipment, yeah, I've got all the necessary things. Only gloves are left to be bought.

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Hi Strider,

Thank you very much!
I hope to find here the useful info that helps me to make a decision.

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Welcome!

There's tons of advice for ZX6Rs and other bikes on here.

What's your budget?
What's your purpose?

The ZX6R is a great bike but not everyone finds them ideal for the street, so if you're 100% street rider, you might get some opinions that a more upright bike will be more comfy.

For any used bike, following PG's advice above is great. If you have a specific model you want to check out, there's things some people check on 05/06s, or 07/08, or 09-12, etc.
Hi Commiehunter,

Thank you for the answer.
Actually, I don't have the exact the budget, it depends on the condition of the bike and how much I like it. I've been saving on it for a long period of time, so I hope to buy smth after my heart
I tend exactly to this one - ZX6R.

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Welcome...

If you're looking at used bikes. Some things I'd just look for are: Leaking forks, chain and sprocket wear, loose bits on the bike, how clean is it? (Most people that really care for the bike will have a super clean motorcycle), how clean is the oil in the bike through the sight glass? (you'll want to change the oil and filter anyway but it's nice to check). When you go to check out a bike have make sure it's started cold and hasn't been warmed up prior to you getting there. I like seeing how a bike cold starts and goes through the warm up.

Obvious stuff like tire wear (if they're shot, that's money you can try getting off of the total price), fairings in good shape? All the lights working?

I also like asking someone the simple "why are you selling it?" question. How old is the seller? (Not stereotyping here, but generally older, more seasoned riders will have a nicer bike that wasn't thrashed on).

That's just a few things... you'll get more replies I'm sure.

How is your gear? Do you at least have a helmet, jacket, gloves and boots? If not... consider getting those taken care of BEFORE you get a bike. Road rash ain't fun and nobody wants skin grafts.
I've got one more question about tires. I've read that the most common for this model are Metzeler Sportec T3, Bridgestone BT, Pirelli Diablo Super Sport? Can you suggest which ones are better?
I guess that I can order them online, for instance, there is a wide range of tires in the online shops https://www.tirendo.co.uk/ or https://www.123spareparts.co.uk/. But as for the brand, that can combine safety and great performance in it, I'm not sure. The majority of reviews are devoted to Pirelli. So I'm going to stop on it too.
If you have any suggestions concerning the brand, I'll consider them with pleasure.

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