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i may be purchasing a '96 zx6r this week. its a private sale. the bike is clean, its never been dropped, it has 15k miles, Hindle full race exhaust, Dynajet kit, new batt, alarm. the seller is asking $3,900 for it, is that a good price? i was thinking i was gonna give him a $3,200-3,300 offer and go from there. how much are these bikes worth, how much is too much?

also, is there anything i should be on the look out on the particular year bike? ill be looking at it tonight so your quick responses would most helpful. thanks! :)

-martin
 

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thanx to those who responded.
ill be taking the bike to a mechanic tomorrow for an overall checkup before i make an offer. besides normal stuff, what should i ask the mechanic to check for me? im not sure what a normal checkup would be, im guessing brakes, fluids, etc. any specific things i should ask him about?

once again, its a 1996 zx6r.
im getting excited, i might own the bike this weekend! :)
 

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I bought a 97, same bike as a 96, for $5000can ($3300us), with 12000km (7500mi) on it, completely stock and babied, looked like it came off the show room floor, just another point of reference for ya....:) good luck with your purchase! its a good bike!
 

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Has it been wrecked! Make sure the bodywork hasnt been repaired and that frame and subframe are straight. Has it been raced! Look for tiny little holes in the nuts and bolts that may have been safety wired. Chech to make sure the VIN and engine numbers match up.
 

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so i took the bike to the mechanic today, there were a few things that i could get changed/fixed if i wanted to, nothing major except for a tune up/service since the bike hasnt been ridden in 2 years. its never been raced (someone mentioned safety pins and the frame is all straight, its still got all original stickers on it and shit).

nonetheless i bought the bike, i got the price down to $3450 with some extra parts, the oem pipe, the oem fender (its got the homemade eleminator kit on now), helmet, jacket, gloves. bike has 15k on it, screaming hindle pipe, has been jetted, got aluminum clutch plates, oil pressure gauge, alarm, and a few other things. i think that's a pretty good deal, it pulls pretty damn strong too. [}:)]

im so fuc*ing excited, it will be here tomorrow morning and ill prolly spend entire day cleaning it. :D i'll take a few pics so you guys can see.

thanx for all your help! ;)
 

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Sweet deal. I bought my '96 zx6r about a month ago for 3,700 and got a helmet and joe rocket jacket with it. The bike is pretty stock except for a muzzy exhaust and a few odds and ends like flush mount turn signals and such. You're right, these bikes pull really hard. I looked up the quarter mile time on a '96 zx6r the other day.... 10.75 seconds at 120 mph! That's hauling ass no matter what you're driving. Congrats on your bike, I know you'll love it.

-Keep the rubber side down.[}:)]
 

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The guys that have the '95-'97 ZX-6R's need to get together to swap information that is specific to these years. I have a '95 and it sure would have helped to have some suspension set up tips, etc.
 

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Still to this day the '96 ZX6R my cousin had that I rode was one of the best low-end torque 600's I ever felt. It would easily wheelie from 5,000rpm and still revved out pretty good. For that year, it was EASILY the best-engined 600 in the class, and I never found that ANY of the next 600's I had could match it for low-mid power...

"Keep yer feet on the pegs and your right hand cranked."
 

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I have a '96 myself - awesome bike, felt alot better than a friends 2000 that I rode. As for mods, I too have the full hindle exhaust. Carb neeldes are shimmed, but the bike could use actual jetting. Just got a set of EBC rotors and pads for the front - haven't had a chance to use them yet or even install them ;) I'm sure they'll pull hard. Also for this year, I've got the 208's instead of the standard 207's I rode on for the last 2 years. Again the bike hasn't been out this year, so I haven't got to try them out yet.

The bikes almost back together right now . . . another couple of weeks until the paint work is done and its back together.



'96 ZX6R Custom paint, Polished frame, swing-arm, fork tubes and rims - full hindle race system, DID gold chain, undertail, carbn hugger, clear tail light, carbon gauges, solo seat . . . and I'm just getting started

www.dnfmcx.com
 

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zxsir, your bike looks sweet. im gonna have to do something with my wheels too in the near future, the paint on them doesnt look too good. is polishing them off the way to go or should i re-paint them?

also do you know of any websites with good pictures of original and tricked out '96 zx6r's, and any good sites with aftermarket stuff i could get for them?
 

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Originally posted by TommyV

I looked up the quarter mile time on a '96 zx6r the other day.... 10.75 seconds at 120 mph! That's hauling ass no matter what you're driving. Congrats on your bike, I know you'll love it.
I was just reading reviews on motorcycle.com and found this quote from a '97 600cc shoot-out:

"In the 6R's defense it did post the quickest quarter-mile time of 10.79 at a smoking 126.78 mph -- and at 92 bhp its engine swings the biggest stick."

:D

Im loving the bike already. I almost bought the f3 the other week but I think I was always a kawi freak at heart. One thing I will have to adjust is the position of the clutch handle, I noticed my hand hurt today after test-riding the bike for about an hour.
 

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Don't paint your rims. If you want the 'bling' look, polish them - BUT its alot of maintaining to keep them looking good. If you want to go with a colour, then powder coat them. Its alot more durable than paint. I have a guy locally (meaning toronto) that does it for $150 for both wheels.

'96 ZX6R Custom paint, Polished frame, swing-arm, fork tubes and rims - full hindle race system, DID gold chain, undertail, carbn hugger, clear tail light, carbon gauges, solo seat . . . and I'm just getting started

www.dnfmcx.com
 
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