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Old 10-29-2012, 07:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So, I'm looking to buy a new (used) bike. I am looking at a 2005 zx6r and a 2005 zx10r. They both have higher mileage (around 30k). I know that the 6 has seen the track, as the craigslist posting had pics of him on it at the track. The 10 seems like it was well cared for. He has receipts from services done at reputable dealers, and a lot of highway mileage (trips from Portland, OR to Vegas and Canada).

The 6 is for $2900 and the 10 is for $3500. These both seem like great deals, but I think the zx10r will have a better resale if I decide to sell next summer. Both have clean titles.

I have been riding for about 6 years. I rode a ninja ex250 for a couple years, and for the past 2 years, I've ridden a 2005 Yamaha R6. I sold my R6 because I needed some money after over spending in Vegas . Recently I've been riding my brothers 2004 R1 and I really liked the feel a lot better than my R6.

So I guess the questions I have are, do these seem like a good deal for the mileage? Can the 6 or the 10 handle mileage better than the other? This will be mostly for around town riding with weekend carving, is either going to be better/worse?

Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 10-31-2012, 05:16 AM   #2 (permalink)
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If you have been riding an R6 & then an R1 you are better off getting a 10R... mind you the 2005 10R is not as nimble as an R1 the post 2007 10R for better.. nevertheless with some tweaks you would be having a lot more fun!
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Gen 1 10R FTW!
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Old 11-02-2012, 12:26 PM   #4 (permalink)
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It depends on your riding, I found the Gen 2 ZX10R unstatisfying on a daily basis, it was only really good on fast runs. the sort that get you pulled for speeding. I own a 2005 ZX6R as well, and I use that almost daily, it does most jobs brilliantly.

But ..... I'd be careful buying a tracked ZX6R, just do a search for second gear problems.

As for mileage, I do 100 miles a day on my ZX6R commuting, the bike currently shows 75,250 miles. The only real problem I've had from new was the sidestand switch, causing the ignition to cut out intermittently.
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Between the two, I would get the 10R. Personally I would avoid a bike that has been tracked. Otherwise, if you can find another 6R in that price range, I would stick with that
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Most track bikes get oil changes every 2 days, never have cold start up wear, and get better and more frequent maintenance. There is no reason to avoid a bike that has been tracked occasionally.

I would take the 636. Cheaper insurance, better MPG, enough grunt to be good around town, easier on tires, and cheaper for YOU to take to the track…which you should. If your looking at two high mileage bikes, you really need the more common one incase you end up needing a motor. There are more ZX-6r's kicking around.

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i'm with moto. track would not scare me off if it looks like it's been doing street/track duty. i might avoid a pure race bike for the street since most bikes raced competitively have extensive mods that will be costly and time consuming to undo.

i have been riding on the track for several years now. moto is right. i know i take better care of my bike than most street riders and most of my track friends do too.

i have an 05 636. never had any transmission problems. guess i got lucky. i'm pretty happy with it. i have fun on my "600." rode a couple liters....my 6 is more fun on the track.
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