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#4441 OFFLINE   Hooli

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 07:24 PM

That's not a GSX....

 

This is a GSX

 

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#4442 OFFLINE   red5

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 07:41 PM

It was an option.

 

So I tried a GSX-R 1000 K2.

 

Then bought it. Because practical sports tourer. Or last hurrah on head down/arse up riding...oooer


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Posted 13 June 2018 - 07:42 PM

Just a thought,

 

Bikeshitefest or equivalent? Some local meets/ride outs could be arranged?

 

 

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#4444 OFFLINE   They_all_do_that_sir

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 07:50 PM

I've arranged to go and see the ZX-6R that Jazoli linked, on Sunday. Its got no MOT at the moment but the seller will "put one on".
Looks to have been off the road a year (seller says in a humidity controlled storage place) and has covered around 200 miles a year for the last 6 years or so. So long as it starts and runs ok, not much to worry about it having been off road?

Am also going to go and try to get a ride of all 3 bikes from the place which has got them in on Saturday.

Messaged GSXR#4 - needs a new rear tyre, chain and sprocket probably also need a change and I better be quick because hes got lots of interest. Yeah, I'll pass on that one.

If its done that little mileage in that time I'd put money on the tyres being ancient and rock hard, might be worth checking when they were last changed

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 07:56 PM

If its done that little mileage in that time I'd put money on the tyres being ancient and rock hard, might be worth checking when they were last changed

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"Recent" according to the advert (but does that mean time or distance.... we'll see) - can just make out that they're a pair of contisport's.

Presume bike tyres have a date stamp like a car tyre so i can check? Thanks for the advice.



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Posted 13 June 2018 - 08:16 PM

I wouldn't worry too much if the tyres are old and hard, you can get a set of Pirelli Diablo's for around £140 fitted and they are more than enough tyre for a newb :) they look fairly new on the bike if that means anything.

 

And no there should not really be anything else to worry about, as longs as it starts and gets up to temp and the fan kicks it it'll be fine, also you'll find the choke (remember them) is either on or off, and will make the bike rev at 4k when cold unless you can get it just right, it's normal and they all do that sir.


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#4447 OFFLINE   Jazoli

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 08:30 PM

This ^^^^, although needs more tatty FZR's andn ZXR's!

 

Here's a few, as you can see I have had a few bikes, its an addiction

 

 

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Some of mine, not tatty though :)

 

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 08:33 PM

Another 2 newbie questions then.... Presume I will be able to hear the fan kick in? If not can I spy it through a gap in the fairings? And what temp is up to temp as the bike looks to have a digi read out, rather than a gauge? 

 

My 125 had a choke, and a few past cars so I am vaguely aware of them.

 

Sorry for flooding the thread with my shit all - hopefully it will be over soon :D Many thanks again for all the help/advice



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Posted 13 June 2018 - 08:40 PM

Fan on mine cuts in at 100-102 c.

 

Should hear it stationary - won't come on at speed due to ram effect.

 

Usually partially visible through fairing


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Posted 13 June 2018 - 08:53 PM

Just a thought,

 

Bikeshitefest or equivalent? Some local meets/ride outs could be arranged?

 

 

Sam

 

We've got a few scooter riders on here, any chance of a run down to Brighton to sort them out?

 

 

 

 

On a more realistic note, I'd fancy a meet somewhere for a day out, but realistically most events on autoshite tend to be closer to the north pole than Hertfordshire for the simple fact ooop norf is where most of you guys appear to dwell. Having a very little un would rule out anything that would take multiple days.

 

Would anyone fancy the Ace Cafe having never been there I feel I should 'tick it off' or the London Motorcycle museum always seems close to pulling down the shutters so might be worth seeing sooner rather than later?


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Posted 13 June 2018 - 09:11 PM

Another 2 newbie questions then.... Presume I will be able to hear the fan kick in? If not can I spy it through a gap in the fairings? And what temp is up to temp as the bike looks to have a digi read out, rather than a gauge? 

 

My 125 had a choke, and a few past cars so I am vaguely aware of them.

 

Sorry for flooding the thread with my shit all - hopefully it will be over soon :D Many thanks again for all the help/advice

 

The bike in normal riding should be around 90, when stationary as said the fan should kick in around 100-105, you will definitely hear it, if you are planning on riding once the roads have been salted later in the year you must get some corrosion protection (like ACF50) on the bike, as a nice clean and shiny ZX6 will not be clean and shiny come spring.

 

Good luck with the viewings, generally if the bike looks right it usually is, look at the seller as much as the bike, if it's from someone's back garden on a rough council estate the chances are it will be shit and have had zero maintenance and the cheapest shit thrown at it, if its a middle aged guy with a nice house and well maintained gardens selling it the bike will probably be good, it's not a hard and fast rule but its usually true.


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Posted 13 June 2018 - 09:21 PM

Just a thought,

Bikeshitefest or equivalent? Some local meets/ride outs could be arranged?


Sam


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Posted 13 June 2018 - 09:25 PM

The bike in normal riding should be around 90, when stationary as said the fan should kick in around 100-105, you will definitely hear it, if you are planning on riding once the roads have been salted later in the year you must get some corrosion protection (like ACF50) on the bike, as a nice clean and shiny ZX6 will not be clean and shiny come spring.

Good luck with the viewings, generally if the bike looks right it usually is, look at the seller as much as the bike, if it's from someone's back garden on a rough council estate the chances are it will be shit and have had zero maintenance and the cheapest shit thrown at it, if its a middle aged guy with a nice house and well maintained gardens selling it the bike will probably be good, it's not a hard and fast rule but its usually true.


You just described me but which one?

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 10:03 PM

That's not a GSX....

 

This is a GSX

 

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/Mick Dundee

fappp

 

must do that or a cb1000 big one or a cb1300 some time - closest ive got is cb600 and cb400 :D


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Posted 13 June 2018 - 10:04 PM

beasht :lol:


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Posted 13 June 2018 - 10:06 PM

Another 2 newbie questions then.... Presume I will be able to hear the fan kick in? If not can I spy it through a gap in the fairings? And what temp is up to temp as the bike looks to have a digi read out, rather than a gauge? 

 

My 125 had a choke, and a few past cars so I am vaguely aware of them.

 

Sorry for flooding the thread with my shit all - hopefully it will be over soon :D Many thanks again for all the help/advice

start it from cold poke about it while waiting for it to kick in



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Posted 13 June 2018 - 11:54 PM

Hooli, on 13 Jun 2018 - 8:24 PM, said:

That's not a GSX....

 

This is a GSX

 

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/Mick Dundee

 

 

I think you'll find that this is a GSX...

 

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 07:42 AM

It was an option.

 

So I tried a GSX-R 1000 K2.

 

Then bought it. Because practical sports tourer. Or last hurrah on head down/arse up riding...oooer

 

The K1/2 1000 are superb, mental quick bikes, I love mine, just don't call it a 'gixxer', makes me cringe! I always correct folk and say its a GSX-R...... 

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 07:52 AM

Stripping & cleaning my clutch slave found some corrosion baked onto the bore, once I scraped that clean & re-assembled it's all good.

 

I like cheap fixes like that.


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Posted 14 June 2018 - 10:51 AM

Lifted from Reddit, thought you might like it.  Best not to think about pistons hammering up and down at 10000rpm a few inches below your plums.

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 11:04 AM

The K1/2 1000 are superb, mental quick bikes, I love mine, just don't call it a 'gixxer', makes me cringe! I always correct folk and say its a GSX-R...... 

Indeed....

 

Yours still got the SET attached?


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Posted 15 June 2018 - 12:54 AM

It looks like a fucking Transformer.

It's not shite, but this seemed like the best place.



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Posted 15 June 2018 - 05:35 AM

It looks like a fucking Transformer.

It's not shite, but this seemed like the best place.


https://youtu.be/nFU0HkIgtYs

I like them, and will be having a go once/if my dealer gets a demo in, my bike has the same engine and is an absolute riot, i imagine lots of liberties can be taken with the extra grip available :D

They will probably sell about 4 of them over here but the French will buy them.
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Posted 15 June 2018 - 07:20 AM

Indeed....

 

Yours still got the SET attached?

 I guess you mean the power valve? - If so, no, removed from the OEM link and blanked. Running a PC3 with a map to suit the Yoshi and K&N. Its seemless and quite the fruit loop to ride!


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Posted 15 June 2018 - 08:03 AM

I'm intrigued by the Niken too, apparently they're touring the country with some demos next month.  May consider it if PCP is tempting (to avoid potentially massive depreciation when it bombs).  


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Posted 15 June 2018 - 01:07 PM

I think it will bomb in the UK, we're fairly conservative when it comes to radical bike designs.

 

But apart from improved front-end grip, I'm not sure what benefits it offers over a conventional bike - especially as that extra grip comes at the expense of additional weight, complexity and width (for filtering in traffic, garage storage, parking, etc).

 

Also, IMO it munts when viewed from the front :-)


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Posted 15 June 2018 - 02:06 PM

 

Also, IMO it munts when viewed from the front :-)

 

As most bikes in the UK are only used to stare at when the garage is opened & once a year they get ridden to an MOT, that is the only thing that matters.


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Posted 15 June 2018 - 05:23 PM

As most bikes in the UK are only used to stare at when the garage is opened & once a year they get ridden to an MOT, that is the only thing that matters.

 

I don't know anyone who does that, everyone I know with bikes uses them properly, and that includes thrashing very exclusive and expensive limited edition bikes on track, mine sits in the garage from oct-march usually because I can afford a car also ;) :D


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Posted 15 June 2018 - 05:32 PM

The amount of 10 year old bikes with under 10k on is proof it happens. Not that we'd know them as we're too busy out riding.....

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Posted 15 June 2018 - 05:54 PM

Wow, that looks interesting............ I want one.

 

Something else I've just thought of, now then, three wheels so surely it's classed as a trike, seem to remember it is optional whether or not to wear a lid with a trike..........not that I'd be that daft........it's just a thought.


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