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Old 05-11-2009, 11:18 PM   #41
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there are about 3-4 ppl here alone that say the trans suck..... one of them blew 3 of them so in total we have 6-7 bad trans... thats not .01... ive always wanted 636 ask anyone i know... i just ran in to an r6 and a 636 both at very good prices.... so i ask whats better.. on here all i heard good on both sides but more bad on the 636 side ..im i right??? so i ask my self whats has better odds of breaking down and from what i read here its the 636
When you learn math you'll see that's AT MOST 4. If you knew anything about Jody you would know he is FAR from the norm. He raced, and was fast as . That's not in any way indicitive of the way you will be riding.
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Old 05-11-2009, 11:18 PM   #42
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Yeah, b/c they break down so often... I'd imagine you work at a yamaha dealer? If so, of course you work on them all the time. If not, how many times do you work on them vs hondas, suzukis, and kawis? Please be objective.
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When you learn math you'll see that's AT MOST 4. If you knew anything about Jody you would know he is FAR from the norm. He raced, and was fast as . That's not in any way indicitive of the way you will be riding.
i didnt know his history i just went on what was said.....
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there are about 3-4 ppl here alone that say the trans suck..... one of them blew 3 of them so in total we have 6-7 bad trans... thats not .01... ive always wanted 636 ask anyone i know... i just ran in to an r6 and a 636 both at very good prices.... so i ask whats better.. on here all i heard good on both sides but more bad on the 636 side ..im i right??? so i ask my self whats has better odds of breaking down and from what i read here its the 636
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When you learn math you'll see that's AT MOST 4. If you knew anything about Jody you would know he is FAR from the norm. He raced, and was fast as . That's not in any way indicitive of the way you will be riding.
Jody and his crew are expert racers, they tortured that bike through 4-6hrs endurance racing.
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Old 05-11-2009, 11:59 PM   #45
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r6 sucks..you know why i say that..i work on those pos all day
i have an 05 r6 that ive owned since 06, i bought it with 5500 miles on it. ive never once had to change the brake pads on it and it will still stoppie on a dime, ive never had a clutch problem or any kind of trans problem, no motor problem aside from regular maint. i ride the out of it and have since the day i got it and im almost at 21k miles so how do u conclude it to be a POS bike? (other than ur personal opinion)
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Old 05-12-2009, 11:42 AM   #48
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You will love the 636. First understand that it is a true 636 displacement where the R6 is only 599. The powerband on the 636 will scare you. You can pick up the front wheel easily at 20 or 130. The bike absolutely love 135 MPH, it was designed to run at that speed all day everyday.

If you are a top end guy and like riding fast, whether it be on the track or the street, the 636 stock has a much higher top speed than the R6.

I love my 636 and I love knowing that I am faster than all of the other 600's that are still stock. Mine is still stock.

As far as the tranny goes, all I have ever heard in a negative fashion about the tranny is that it could have a tendency to pop outta gear, but all of the forums I am on, people have heard of it but no one actually knows of it happening. If you rag on the tranny you will have to replace it sooner. That goes to be said with any bike. If you are racing or stunting get ready to replace it. From what I understand though is that it will only run you about 300 to 500 bucks.

As speedcheeser said, sit on the bikes, you will be surprised at how that can effect your decision.
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You will love the 636. First understand that it is a true 636 displacement where the R6 is only 599. The powerband on the 636 will scare you. You can pick up the front wheel easily at 20 or 130. The bike absolutely love 135 MPH, it was designed to run at that speed all day everyday.

If you are a top end guy and like riding fast, whether it be on the track or the street, the 636 stock has a much higher top speed than the R6.

I love my 636 and I love knowing that I am faster than all of the other 600's that are still stock. Mine is still stock.

As far as the tranny goes, all I have ever heard in a negative fashion about the tranny is that it could have a tendency to pop outta gear, but all of the forums I am on, people have heard of it but no one actually knows of it happening. If you rag on the tranny you will have to replace it sooner. That goes to be said with any bike. If you are racing or stunting get ready to replace it. From what I understand though is that it will only run you about 300 to 500 bucks.

As speedcheeser said, sit on the bikes, you will be surprised at how that can effect your decision.
http://www.kawiforums.com/showthread.php?t=133177
At least read though the thread before you post. The trans is absolute junk, and kawi won't warranty it.
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Old 05-12-2009, 01:45 PM   #50
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i have a 636 w/24k miles (in avatar), it's been tracked and ridden hard at times, 0 problems.

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Old 05-12-2009, 01:53 PM   #51
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you cant really pick a bike someone tells you to get. If your instinct was to get a 636 in the begining like you said. go with it. Dont worry what people say. take care of it, keep the mantenance up on it and ride the out of it...just my .2
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Old 05-12-2009, 01:54 PM   #52
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yeah mines got around 16k miles and i have no problems other than then clutch, which isnt really a problem! don't let a couple peoples bikes change your mind, sit on them and choose the one you think is most comfortable and the best looking.. if any issue is going to happen, there is no stopping it, so just choose what you want!
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Old 05-12-2009, 02:07 PM   #53
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Huh I have a r6 with like 33k and still great on everything... I think R6 is the way to go
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Yeah, b/c they break down so often... I'd imagine you work at a yamaha dealer? If so, of course you work on them all the time. If not, how many times do you work on them vs hondas, suzukis, and kawis? Please be objective.
i haved worked at all dealers besides.i work at a shop now where i work on all them so i know what is junk and what is good.anything eles you want to know chief?
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alot of stunters are using the 05-06 636 now ; including myself ... i just changed the clutch in it but thats because 99.9% of the time im clutching it up..and the bike hauls
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Old 05-12-2009, 02:37 PM   #56
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I heard the tranny on the 05 636 go out. I'm sure there are members on this board that have had them, and have had no problem. The dealership that i have dealt with said that the trannies are on them. (I have no idea if this is correct or what, seeing as how i myself have no experience on them. My 03 R6, however, gave me no problems in the year and a half that i had it. NOT ONE PROBLEM, and it had 18,000 miles on it. I had it from 11k to 18k miles. It was a very good reliable bike. Just make sure to look into the back ground of it...how it's been treated, the service of it, ect... Good luck, and happy searching.
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