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Old 02-26-2008, 12:17 AM   #11
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I agree seruzawa, sport bikes are like sports cars in my mind. Both are meant to driven hard and used ones usually have been. I like the little New Ninja 250 idea from BrowningBar. Especially for a first bike.
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Old 02-26-2008, 07:49 AM   #12
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I wouldn't touch that one with a ten foot pole, run, don't walk away.......

To recap, the bike has been beat to tears, down at least twice, has high miles and bolt on upgrades that may or may not work.

You can do a whole lot better than that for your money. if your heart's set on a ZX6, try to find a stock one. Whatever you get, remember stock is best. Most performance upgrades rarely result in actual real world improvements and nothing is free, if they do add horsepower it's usually at the upper rpm's and they take away from the lower and mid range where you spend most of your time. Save your money for oil changes and tires or suspension upgrades, that's where you can gain some real world improvments, properly dialed in suspension and good sticky tires make a big difference on just about any bike.
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Old 02-26-2008, 08:39 AM   #13
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I wouldn't touch that one with a ten foot pole, run, don't walk away.......

To recap, the bike has been beat to tears, down at least twice, has high miles and bolt on upgrades that may or may not work.

You can do a whole lot better than that for your money. if your heart's set on a ZX6, try to find a stock one. Whatever you get, remember stock is best. Most performance upgrades rarely result in actual real world improvements and nothing is free, if they do add horsepower it's usually at the upper rpm's and they take away from the lower and mid range where you spend most of your time. Save your money for oil changes and tires or suspension upgrades, that's where you can gain some real world improvments, properly dialed in suspension and good sticky tires make a big difference on just about any bike.
... how can you hold your head up at the Burger Barn if you don't have that titanium pipe that's in all the mags?
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Old 02-26-2008, 09:06 AM   #14
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... how can you hold your head up at the Burger Barn if you don't have that titanium pipe that's in all the mags?

Take some fine grit sandpaper to the stock system to give it that dull and scratchy look just like a Ti pipe.........
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Old 03-07-2008, 11:23 AM   #15
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about 2k for a good first bike.
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