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2005 Kawasaki ZZR600

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    2005 Kawasaki ZZR600

    Anyone own one? Any probs? There are a couple for sale and once I sell my SV (hopefully this weekend) I am going to start searching again for a new bike.

    Thanks!

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    2005 Kawasaki ZZR600

    pretty sure it is the same as teh zx-6r of a couple years ago...like oreo's

    good bikes...

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    2005 Kawasaki ZZR600

    It's an 00-02 ZX6R. They changed the fairing stay, that's it. Carbureted, once-competetive supersport that now looks more like a SPORT-tourer compared to modern 600s.

    If you want a single bike that can handle 300+ mile days and still be suitable for the track, it's spot on. There are better handling bikes, and there are more comfortable bikes, but the zzr is a good mix of both. Enough seat to peg clearance for a 6' plus rider, a relatively upright seating position compared to the race reps, but finding its limits and dragging parts would require a good rider on the track or a suicidal one on the streets.

    As for weaknesses, it's carbureted (if that's not your ballgame), the cam chain tensioner tended to go sour early on 98-01 models (Think they fixed that in 02 though), and they tend to have a pronounced flat spot at 7k where they lean the midrange out for emmissions...Nothing a jet kit couldn't fix though.

    I love my 98 zx6r and would have kept it forever if I didn't get a track bike and take a years hiatus from street riding. But since I've got a track bike, I'm thinking a more mild street bike with some more creature comforts is in the cards next time around. 98-01 VFR, maybe?

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    2005 Kawasaki ZZR600

    Hey, I was just looking on CL and there's an 05 here if you didn't see it yet:

    http://boston.craigslist.org/mcy/152938444.html

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    2005 Kawasaki ZZR600

    Actually my husband found that link and that's why I posted. It's around the amount I want to spend so I thought I'd ask around here about it.

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    2005 Kawasaki ZZR600

    what Darrell said.... I fuckin love my bike. 22k miles on the clock & no problems I couldn't get fixed myself or with a helping hand.

    I've done 400+ mile days on that bike more than once and although i wasn't exacly a happy camper at the end, it was more than doable. It's also great on the track... love it. W/ a few suspension & geometry adjustments it handles very well.

    My only complaint would be the brakes. Fine on the street but a little weak on the track, but that was helped w/ HH pads. I haven't even gone to SS lines yet although I may if i keep the bike for another season. Haven't needed em for the street at all, but once you start pushing it on the track you can kinda feel the lines expanding under the pressure.

    You're more than welcome to come check mine out sometime. Assuming you've still got a bike, we can go for a rip & swap bikes for a bit.

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    plus 1 for the zx6r.
    youcan get a 2002 zx6r w/ 10k miles for 3000 if you look

    great bike not as light the other brands but just as fast in the right hands( meaning not pete's

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    hmmmm......

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    Originally posted by black
    plus 1 for the zx6r.
    youcan get a 2002 zx6r w/ 10k miles for 3000 if you look

    great bike not as light the other brands but just as fast in the right hands( meaning not pete's
    or yours

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    2005 Kawasaki ZZR600

    hows the jogging???

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    hmmmm......

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    Originally posted by black
    hows the jogging???
    as good as yours

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    i did yesterday... u got a mountain bike? we go every wed in acadia. that'another vehicle you can falloff.

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    hmmmm......

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    2005 Kawasaki ZZR600

    wanna race?

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    2005 Kawasaki ZZR600

    we wil pete.. we will.... but i got to tell you i got the faster biek .. with all those pimping stickers and that 4 years of unwashed road grime on the bike addas at leat 10 hp

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    hmmmm......

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    2005 Kawasaki ZZR600

    yeah, my bike's only got 2 years of dirt & stickers.... damn...

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    2005 Kawasaki ZZR600

    Originally posted by black
    i did yesterday... u got a mountain bike? we go every wed in acadia. that'another vehicle you can falloff.
    damnit...lol no but i want one...

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    2005 Kawasaki ZZR600

    I like mine....like others said its a good all around bike

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