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I am about to purchase a ZX6R and i previously owned a EX500 and EX250 is their anything I should know or do since the bike I am buying already has 6k miles on it?

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Ask about its history, Hopfully they will be honest.

Check the side cover(s0, bar ends, levers, break calipers, fork edges, rear swing arm, can corners for damage.

Any Damage to these ares ask what happened? The deeper the damage the harder the fall.

Check the oil level, tires, under the tail for signs of burn outs etc.

Check the engine for leaks - the valve cover is a good place to check.

Buying a used bike is tricky... Some sell because they want a bigger bike but most sell becuase the crashed that one.
 

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thanks for the advice When I first looked at the bike I only looked for obvious damage but I think I need to kick the tires a few times make sure nothing falls off.

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don't kick too hard...it's is a bike and can tip over ;)

have you ever ridden anything bigger than the ex500? if not you will be really surprised at how much more power the zx-6r has over the ex250 and ex500...

first time i rode my zx-6r after trading in my ex500 I had a huge smile on my face for the first 30 or so miles. I tried not to smile, but I just couldn't stop ;)



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there is a difference in the handleing and the speed. you get there alot faster : ) I had a 98 ex500r went to a zx6r 2001 what a difference. you will know the first ride . good luck. keep the rubber side down.

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the zx-6r is just quicker at everything!! period...

the first thing I noticed was the power and throttle response, the second thing I noticed was how great the brakes are ;)

just take it easy and you will have fun...besides it's good you learned on a smaller bike. Much safer that way IMHO....




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Man this thing can fly! I FINALLY GOT IT GUYS! I ditched class to pick it up got the 2000 zx6r and man does this thing move i cant believe how much of a step up it is its like night and day from my ex500 and the chicks really dig it because its red. Found a few dings in the stator cover and a small crack in the faring but noting to get worked up over I paid 5530 for tax title and all with 6636 miles on it


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Congrats...you'll love this bike...its everything you could want and more. Ride it awhile before fixing things just in case. Good luck and be safe out there.
 

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mines red too...it's the fastest color ;)

and chicks do love red!!!!



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that great. keep the rubber side down . did you try to top the speed out. fastest I have went on my old 500R is 130. The trottle responce is faster . but you know that : ) good luck.

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Im trying to find the top speed but i cant get 0ver 120 before I think theres a cop over my shoulder. And how can i do an easyier wheelie?

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are your trying to power wheelie?

if so, make sure your in first gear, run the bke to about 8 or 9 grand on a flat surface (not going down a hill), hunch toward the windscreen, chop the throttle (this causes the front end to compress), then sit up as straight as possible and at the same time pull up on the handle bars and open the throttle as fast as you can the whole way. you have to do these steps really fast in like 1 smooth motion....timing, position on bike (i.e. upright close to rear wheel) and RPM is key.

I'm 220 lbs and can power wheelie pretty darn easy with this method...just cover the rear brakes cuase once the front end starts comming up, it will rise really fast....once it starts rising you can slowly close the throttle to balance the bike.

becareful and dont do this on public street, do it in empty parking lots if you want to do it....


personally I try not to do to many wheelies, they are really hard on your bike....not to mention kinda dnagerous....

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Congrats fellow 6R affecionado. I too ride a 2000 6R in the team green, fast enough for me (in reference to red being the fastest color). I rode this girl from the get go and it freaked me out how damn fast she can get up to speed. I always say, "I don't know how this thing is legal, I can get up to 100 in third gear and bang turns well over 30 mph over the posted speed. And I aint even cooking it yet. Be careful, the speed this baby can muster comes up in a bigtime hurry, she aint know joke. I rode my buds ex500, night and day. You really feel like you have gone from a lil 3 cylinder metro to a vette once u jump onto the 6R. Enjoy, ride safe, and remember to respect her. I always tell mine b4 I attack the canyons, "U take care of me and I will take care of you." Ride on playa. -2000 Ninja6R
 
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