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Old 01-16-2006, 07:01 PM   #1
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Okay so I am checking out a bike on H-I a 1999 Kawa zx6. Now I am looking for something to play with/stunt on. Now I don't know if this would work. The reason I didn't post this in the stunter section is that I am going to keep it street legal and before I buy it I noticed it has 31k miles on it. Now I have read the average miles per year for moto rider is roughly 2500-3000 a year. This is pushing 5200 which begs the question is it gonna die on me soon so that I am :BangHead: ? Or is it that it is well maintained and will keep running strong....or strong until Prodigy gets his hands near it. Also how much does it cost to get a mechanic to get an "okay-to-buy" look at a bike before purchasing? Thanks MHers. Side note it was good to meet a lot of you last week at ASI. I've known Joe for a long time and Dennis even longer but haven't had a bike so missed out on meeting the rest of ya. Hope to be on 2 wheels soon. Don't flame for the 600cc either I did take MSF, I did ride an 80cc scooter, then I did steal Joe's 500 and was riding that. I will take it easy and be parking lot practicing for a good while.
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Old 01-16-2006, 07:09 PM   #2
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not a good bike to stunt since its carbed. a great bike for cruising and hitting the curves but maybe you should go for a FI bike instead.
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Old 01-16-2006, 07:15 PM   #3
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Arturo might be able to back me up on this because of his Kawi Forum experience, but the ZX6's tend to start eating rod bearings after a bunch of miles. Typically it's due to the loss of oil pressure. When you stunt a bike the oil is moved away from the pickup so unless you overfill it it can cavitate, which will bring about the failure faster.
As far as checking it out, if you want just a visual inspection and a test ride I'll do it for free if you bring it by.



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Old 01-16-2006, 09:41 PM   #4
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Ive Stunted a bike just like that for a While "Vu's" by the time you get to the point where you would be held back by the lack of fuel injection youll be ready for a different bike. Plus you can always buy an extended oil pick-up to help with the oil starvation. Frames tend to crack kinda easy on em tho......Ps i have a mint 01 streetfightered F4i for sale never been down or dropped includes "Safety Bumper" on the rear has never been wheelied... I promise :icon_bigg
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Old 01-16-2006, 10:58 PM   #5
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like pat said you may loose oil pressure but what happens most of the time is the lack of fuel. since is carbed the engine starves of fuel once you hit the BP and ride them out.

they make oil pickups for some Hondas and ive heard they make some for the 00-02 zx6r which is the J model, FYI.

as far as the frames, they hold up ok except in AZNSTUNNA's case cuz he's a "healthy" dude ridng spreaders for miles, lol
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