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Old 10-11-2007, 04:16 PM
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So I'm a complete n00b when it comes to bikes. I found a 98 ninja zx-6r with 10k miles on it. I went to look at it and have a few questions/problems:


i went to look at it, but didn't ride it. he said the carb needs to be cleaned because 1st gear is ok but after that it just bogs out. is that true or anything else i need to consider before buying?[/align]
problem 2. the bike has no radiator fan on it, so yesterday it was cool out we let the bike sit at idle for about 10min and the temp light started flashing so i turned it off and you can hear the coolant bubbling.
is that normal?

and problem 3. the fuel reserve switch, just looked like a threaded hole, there was no switch. is there a key or is the switch missing? any idea where i can get a replacement from?

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Old 10-11-2007, 04:20 PM
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sounds like a basket case.

bubbling coolant = overheating

unless its a rediculously good deal i'd stear clear do to potential problems beyond what you see imediately.

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Old 10-11-2007, 04:27 PM
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stay away from that bike. it is goin t obe nothin but a headache. but welcome to the forums and take the msf course get yoru license and then look for a better bike. one that is in better shape
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Old 10-11-2007, 04:45 PM
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So the bike shouldn't overheat from sitting at idle? Is there a radiator fan? He said it was dropped standing still while his gf was getting off of it, but the scratches are going side to side.
http://s46.photobucket.com/albums/f110/pportuese/
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Old 10-11-2007, 04:52 PM
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it should have a fan - i have a 95zx6r and the fan comes on when its stopped for a long time and drops the temp back down. it has never gotten hot enough to flash the warning light.
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no it shouldnt i dont think that was the only time its been dropped just find a new bike man. BUT AGAIN i did notice you ar ea dsm man. Are you headed to the DSM/EVO Shootout this weekend
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Old 10-11-2007, 04:55 PM
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well i see the fan in the pics so it does have the fan it's just not working. i would say no don't buy it. how much does he want for it??
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Old 10-11-2007, 04:58 PM
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yeah what is the asking price? bike in that condition i wouldn't pay over 1500 for personally. i got my 95 in perfect running condition (other than an internallyrusty gas tank) and some cosmetic damage like that for 2000.
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Old 10-11-2007, 05:08 PM
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He was asking $2400 for it, but we are working out a trade for my dsm and his bike. I was asking $4k for my 95 talon so the deal is the bike, $1200 cash, jacket and shoei helmet for my talon and brand new big 16g turbo.
I am not going to the shootout this weekend, maybe RSD's though.
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Old 10-11-2007, 05:14 PM
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sounds like a good deal ifthe bikewas working properly.
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