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Old 02-25-2014, 05:29 AM   #21
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Don't forget a x 1000 like 03 and 04 model. fuel injection loads of power and very comfortable for long rides.
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Old 02-25-2014, 06:19 AM   #22
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I have a zzr and ridden for hours on it, including going camping.
Super duper comfortable while the guys were complaining of vibration n cramping on their ducs, r1, gsxrs. I feel like im riding in a limo on it. Hehe.

I was able to mount a soft saddle bag set on it. The guys tried but it didnt work on their bikes and just used bungee chords. (The same saddle bag set didnt fit on my zx6r)

R u sure u want a carbureted bike tho?
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Old 02-25-2014, 06:44 AM   #23
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why not look for a used VFR? also why not an SV or FZ6

alot better options then then the 2 you've chosen

funny how marketing works

'01 ZX-6R kawi's top race bike
'02 ZZR now a sport tourer, lol

same bike new marketing.

hated our zx6r.
+1 for the VFR. My current set up with the Corban seat and back rest that slides in for my wife couldnt be better. They also have many after market saddle bag options for this bike also. The V4 will give all the power you need and like I said a good aftermarket saddle with the back rest will keep you passanger very happy.
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Old 02-25-2014, 07:27 AM   #24
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why not look for a used VFR? also why not an SV or FZ6

alot better options then then the 2 you've chosen

funny how marketing works

'01 ZX-6R kawi's top race bike
'02 ZZR now a sport tourer, lol
same bike new marketing.

hated our zx6r.
I found that funny too.

What did you hate about your zx6r?

I agree with the recomendation of the vfr, when I bought mine back in '02 it was between the zx6r and the vfr, there was actually a comparison in cycleworld or whatever magazine between the zx6r and vfr, basically touting the zx6r as one of the most comfortable sportbikes out there. I've never had any carb issues for those recommending FI, the only time they have been opened was when Patrick re-jetted them a couple of years ago (only to match intake and exhuast), I'm on original brake pads, original clutch, and have put just under 50,000 miles on the clock, it's been a solid bike.
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Old 02-25-2014, 07:38 AM   #25
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But, great bike, but too heavy. The 600r is 50 lbs lighter.

Also, vfr won't fit my budget. I don't need liter power.

I dont like the look of the fz6. (which is a naked 600r)
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It was never obvious to me that either of mine were carbed. First was show room floor new in 00' Second was Gary's.
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Old 02-25-2014, 03:52 PM   #27
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You can find an older VFR with some miles on it. Not sure about $2500 but it might be reasonable. I am gonna add the hard bags to mine. One of these days..lol
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It sounds like you are talking yourself into the 600r. I almost bought one due to how comfortable the seating position was.

Went for the SV instead due to it's reputation for reliability.
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VFR is a legend of sport touring but for 2500 he won't land one on par with a ZZR with respect to condition.
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I guess the question is how much do you want to spend?
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It sounds like you are talking yourself into the 600r. I almost bought one due to how comfortable the seating position was.

Went for the SV instead due to it's reputation for reliability.
Reputation and reliability? Kawi motors are notoriously strong and reliable power plants, as I said before, I've got almost 50,000 miles on mine WITH original clutch plates and brake pads. The only thing I've had to do for maintanence is normal wear and tear. Granted I don't stunt or attempt to push the bike beyond its limits, but what he's looking at I'd go for something civil but has topend if he wants it. Not bashing the sv because I like those too, just saying.
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Old 02-25-2014, 04:49 PM   #33
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I went and sat on a 600r today, and seat/pegs felt great, but the bars felt a little too far forward, I'm sure that can be remedied tho.
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Interdesting.

Its in CT tho! lol
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never mind, says its not running and they don't know whats wrong with it, has damage too.
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Reputation and reliability? Kawi motors are notoriously strong and reliable power plants, as I said before, I've got almost 50,000 miles on mine WITH original clutch plates and brake pads. The only thing I've had to do for maintanence is normal wear and tear. Granted I don't stunt or attempt to push the bike beyond its limits, but what he's looking at I'd go for something civil but has topend if he wants it. Not bashing the sv because I like those too, just saying.
I wasn't trying to steer him towards the SV, I was just saying why I bought mine over the 600r that I looked at. The 600r was actually a lot more comfortable for me when I sat on it.

I'm sure reliability wise any japanese bike will be fine.

As a noob I had no idea what to look for in a used bike. I wanted something solid where even if it had been mistreated, or I overlooked something, I would still have a reliable bike.
From everything I had read, you could ride the SV hard, put it away wet and it'll still go for 100k...not saying the 600r couldn't, but there isn't overwhelming reports online of people mistreating them and them still lasting forever.

I was actually steering him more toward the 600r since that's what it seems He want's.
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What part of "Houston area" you in Chris? I'm in Katy, come test ride mine, pm if you want.
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What part of "Houston area" you in Chris? I'm in Katy, come test ride mine, pm if you want.
East for work and Galveston for home for now

Maybe at the next central meet?
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