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Old 07-12-2018, 06:23 PM
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Hello Kawi Forum! I just picked up an '09 ER-6n. $4600 with 30 miles on the ODO. Yeah.... 30!!! New bike for the Mrs. though I've been riding it more since we got it Hope to get some good advice out of the group though my ownership. See you on the forums.

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Old 07-12-2018, 07:50 PM
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Congrats on the new bike! Even though it only has 30 miles, you should put new tires on it -- even though the tires probably look brand new. The layers of rubber get brittle over time (like an old rubber band) and you won't know you have a problem until you have a problem. Here's a video (skip to 1:32):

About the only active discussions on this forum revolve around KLX 250S bikes. You may have better luck at this forum:
 
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Old 07-14-2018, 02:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Rob9876 View Post
Congrats on the new bike! Even though it only has 30 miles, you should put new tires on it -- even though the tires probably look brand new. The layers of rubber get brittle over time (like an old rubber band) and you won't know you have a problem until you have a problem. Here's a video (skip to 1:32): https://youtu.be/QoIFaPFMmv4?t=1m32s

About the only active discussions on this forum revolve around KLX 250S bikes. You may have better luck at this forum:
Great video!
 
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Old 07-14-2018, 03:42 PM
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Yes, I think this is one of the more succinct videos out there explaining all of this. When you're negotiating with people on Craigslist over 10+ year old motorcycles with only 5 miles, with tires that look brand new, videos like this can help explain why those tires (that still have the little new-tire whiskers on them!) are a hazzard.

That said, it's still an uphill battle telling people something they don't want to hear and which contradicts what they think when they look at the tires.
 
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