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Need help finding a gsxr

So my cousin is looking for a 600/650 gsxr. If the price is right then a 750. I am going to go with him tomorrow to look at this one.

http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/mcy/3334860230.html

Is there any thing I should look for specifically in this bike?? I have a Buell and don't really don't know anything about these bikes.

Any info will help.
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Thats a CBR , not a GSXR . MCC has/had a GSXR last week . Good luck.

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That's not a gsxr.

Also, that bike has been down, for sure on the left side. Beware of that.

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I thought that I would add this to the list of thing for the noooob

First of all figure out what you want.

This sounds stupid, but I have heard of people walking into a dealer wanting one bike, and riding out on a totally different one, and wondering what on earther happened in the between.

So, decide what you want, and then figure out how much you are going to have to spend.

Lets talk about finance

Cash is the king, and lets face it, most any bike can be bought for under ten grand, so financing is not really essential. Its also a lot harder to finance a bike than a car, because they are harder to repo, and also much more likely to be wadded.

Finance also forces you to have full insurance, something that many newer riders cannot afford.

So, you have your budget.

If you are buying used (and I for one cannot stand the "hit" that I take as I leave the dealers, its a bit more complex than new.

First of all look at the price that is being asked, and take 10% off it.

Then make a physical list of eveything that you can see that is up with the bike. Take it for a test ride. Do not rag on it - remember its not warm, but ride it far enough to get a feel for it. Check that it tracks straight, and that the brakes do not shudder.

Check the gearbox for action, and tryin pulling hard in the lower ones, then back off, and whack the throttle open - if it jumps out of gear - and some do, walk away.

Once you get back to the dealer, update your list.

add up the costs of each and every minor issue, and take that off the price - along with the 10%. This is your base price - you want everything fixed, and you want to be as close as possible to that number too.

Walking away works. If you have the cash, put it on the table

If you are buying private, a similar rule applies, but dealing one-to-one is often easier.

Here is MY check list.

1) Overall condition - it should be clean, clean, clean. mis-matched fairing, different color matches etc point to a crash

2) Check the staor cover - is it "rough" if so, its touched the groud.

3) Look at the brake rotors - are they scored ? Did you feel any pulsing ? Thats $500 off please

4) Look at the frame, if its polished, there is a posibility that its been dented, welding a frame this way is the only way to disguise a dent. I personally would never buy a bike with a polished frame.

5) look at the tires. Are they melted off the rims ? If so they may be race take offs - this is bad. Or the bike has seen some track action - this is not a really bad thing, but you might want to check to see if its seen any kitty litter action.

There is a real easy way to do this - check the wiring loom - see if the conectors have sand in them.

6) Take a look at the VIN number and the engine number - check that this matches the paperwork. No paperwork ? Walk away (for good).

7) Listen to the seller, if he brags of 100mph wheelies, he is a dickhead, walk away, its been thrashed.

8) Carefully rock the bike back and forth, with the front brake on - any clicking will point to a maladjusted, or worse damaged, head race - this is another bargaining point.

9) Has it got all the accessories ?
Seat hump and passenger seat ? Each one is $60
Manual - $25
Toolkit - $30
Tank prop - $15

10) do you LIKE the mods ?
not everyone likes all the mods that bikes have, do you want to put it back to stock ?

For the haggling, here are a few base prices...

Brake Rotors - $500
Brake pads - $80
Tires - $300
Chain and Sprocket set $300

Its best to take a biker buddy with you, as the voice of reason as much as anything.

Do not be affraid of losing the perfect bike by walking away, you can always send a buddy to see it and furtehr low-ball the dealer, before you go back and take a second look....

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Thanks for the info.
Sorry he wants a gsxr but came across this bike that grabbed his interest also.
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If I had 2 grand burning a hole in my pocket I would go buy this 900RR. It looks clean and well taken care of. It would be a good street bike. Powerful though so if your buddy is not very experienced he could get into trouble pretty quick. Trouble meaning an ambulance ride. Good luck

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Thanks grasshopper but looking for fuel injected. Carbs are more work now a days and can be a pain. But over all he is not ready for a 900. He is totally new
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Thanks Spook. That is very helpful
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Nonsense about the carbs. You have fluff in your ear

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Well that bike is to big for him also
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Well that bike is to big for him also
Smart decision. I suggest you shop for a dirt bike. This way evasive maneuvers can be taught without worrying about traffic. Grandma in her Lincoln continental is not friendly

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SV 650 , great bike to start on and cheap to buy . Or a middle weight dualsport.

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We are going to check out a black 2006 750 with 13,000 miles. Dude is buying a house and needs money.
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if hes gonna look at a 750 fi might as well look at the carb 1000
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We are going to check out a black 2006 750 with 13,000 miles. Dude is buying a house and needs money.
Careful with the 600/750's. They are very difficult to tell apart. For 06 I think the 600 colors were blue/white, white/silver, black/silver and red/black. The 750's were white/blue, yellow/black and red(maroon)/black. The only all black was a 600.

Edit: the only all black 600 was an 07. And there was a black/silver 07 750.

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I would highly advise not getting a 600 or 750 for first bike ever. Definitely not a 750. Can he ride it fine, probably. Will he be a good rider and great skills, most likely not. I just stepped up to a 1000cc but had a cruiser first and then an r6. I could have ridden the 1000cc from the start but might have killed myself and there is no way I can ride it like I do today without the R6. Learn how to ride first then get the horsepower. Just my 2cents. Take it for what it's worth.


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If he likes the CBR 600's look at the f4I. Same thing as CBR 600 for looks just little less horsepower.


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The 06/07's have known issues with the stators/rectifiers. They overheat, blow, you replace, and they'll do it again unless you get the rectifier relocation kit.

However, besides that, check the vin plate for the 750 designation, and check the motor for the same VIN #.
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Badshot- I totally agree. That's why I got a buell. Torq is fun and not a high top speed. I have riden that for a couple years and will upgrade in another year or 2.
I tried telling him to do a 600 and be carful. But all I can do is tell him my opinion and he will do what he wants.

Well...

He bought a 2006 - 750 gsxr. All blacked out, with a slip-on scorpion exhaust or something. It has been dropped but rides fine and the marks were no where as severe as the cbr above. I had to drive it back for him and I almost didn't give him the keys back.
And told him not to get carried away because that is A LOT of power.
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Good points made, 750 might be a big jump for a 1st time rider, but, you'd also want something you can keep for many years and won't outgrow, so you won't waste any $$$. I'm admittedly biased: I love my GSXR.

What's more important than the bike is the rider. If he learns the right stuff right away, he'll do fine no matter what he rides. Please persuade him to take an MSF class, for his own good. We have lots of MSF staff here on the board too if you have questions. And CLSB is a great group of people who will help out and support a new rider too.

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Agreed^^^^^^^
He is going to take the course. He has a weird schedule and travels a lot so he has signed up but then because of work wasn't able to do it.
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The 06/07's have known issues with the stators/rectifiers. They overheat, blow, you replace, and they'll do it again unless you get the rectifier relocation kit.

However, besides that, check the vin plate for the 750 designation, and check the motor for the same VIN #.
or replace the rectifier with a fet type(switching) rather than the stock silicon type(resistance and heat)

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The numbers all matched. Checked that before he got it
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So my cousin is looking for a 600/650 gsxr.
Dood, just found the ultra rare GSXR 650 for sale!

http://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/mcy/3382107973.html
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Im trying to get rid of my GSXR.

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Im trying to get rid of my GSXR.
What year and size motor is it?
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It's only a track bike. Vesrah GSXR 600 2009

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