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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-19-2006, 04:35 AM Thread Starter
 
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1999 Yzf600r

Well yesterday I went bike shopping with my father and my g/f. We went to two local dealerships here. One carries new yamaha and the other carries everything else. We stopped at the yamaha first and had the dude explain everything about the r6s. I think my dad was a bit flustered about the price but I fully expected it. However we could only get him to take $150 bucks off so we headed away. When we got to the other dealership they probably had about 10-15 sportbikes lined up. Of course I was really into the new gsx-r600 but they had added things onto it so they could jack the price to 10,500 which I wasnt very happy about. However down the line we found a used 1999 YZR600R with 15k miles on it. It was listed for $3700. My g/f and dad were more interested in the sv right next to it for the same price but a year or two newer. I am sorry, but I just do not like the sv, and cannot see riding on one. So we left and head over to my dads work. All the sales men there told me I should go back and offer $3200 tax included, then walk away when they decline and see if they call me back. The guy I had talked to offered me $3400 plus tax and other fees, so the grand total came to $3731. So here are my questions:

Is $3400 a good price on this bike or can I get it down some more?

How should I try to get it down some more? I was thinking of mentioning the few small scratches on the bike, and the small crack under in the fairing underneath where the flush mount had been attatched. Perhaps they will go down another hundred bucks, and if they don't ill try to make them throw in a free pair of gloves or something.

Are carborators a pain in the ass to deal with compared to fuel injection. The carbs were the only thing I was a little unhappy about, but maybe it is just me acting on "what I have heard" and not the truth.

Last question, How does the power of this machine compared to the power of an r6, and an sv650.
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-19-2006, 07:57 AM
 
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the yzf600 is like the lower grade version of r6. Its like in the same class as the katana compared to the gsxr. They are still respectable, but I see them more as sports touring bikes then real super sport bikes. Personally, if you look around, not at dealerships, but at private party, you cold find a great deal on a modern 600cc bike. 3700 could get a decent 2000ish r6, cbr600, or a gsxr.

Carbs aren't that bad, just old technology. Carbs on modern bikes are fairly good and won't cause too much trouble. You generally have to clean and sync them some every 10k miles or so, depending on what bike you get. The YZF also has less of a killer powerband, good for a starter bike, but still powerful for most new bikers. The sv650 is a totally different bike. It houses a v-twin engine and the torque band is much different then an Inline 4. If you already had a starter bike and looking for something to upgrade to, this is not much more than a can of tuna for yah.

You maybe able to find a cbr600 f4i around 4 grand, maybe less. check your local classifieds.
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-19-2006, 08:06 AM
 
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Look up the bike under "completed items" on ebay, and see how much they've sold for. Gives you somewhat of a measuring stick. Low $3K's doesn't sound bad for that bike though.
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-19-2006, 08:11 AM
 
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Unfortunately I do not know it this is a first bike for you or what. That makes it had to give any advise. I have had a Yamaha YZF600r since they came on the market in '97. A darn good bike, but so someone new it is to much. Still of the fours it probably has the best mid-range power plant of them all, with a large fairing for rider coverage. Carbs are really no problem.

Remember thought the brakes are simply dramatic in power compared to other bikes in '97 & still pretty shocking to-day as so many assume this is an old desgn of a bike.

You also gain a slight lean forward sportbike & not the extreme of others & to a new rider the learn forward is not ideal & especially if one is riding around town.

The Suzy SV-650 is a later bike & it was built for fun riding over the four. So you gain in better power at the lower revs compared to modern fours. The SV-650s is with more lean forward then some prefer. It is up to the rider.

Still as I said at the start we do not know your age, what you have been riding & such. So it makes it hard to try & give some advise.
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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-19-2006, 09:09 AM
 
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As far as his age and riding experience, here's what my investigative report turned up:

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I have a 91 FZR 600 with 19k miles.
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and a 1994 Suzuki Katana
(also, note the same thing stated under his name where the avatar is supposed to be)
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I am 18 years old
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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-19-2006, 09:40 AM Thread Starter
 
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Yes, im a bit embarresed, but I only have about 200 miles of riding experience on the katana 750 before I lets some douche bag fuck up the carborator beyond belief. The fzr is a project bike. So neither of them are running currently. As he said, im 18. I already have insurance on the katana I can transfer over to the new one. At the price, full coverage won't be worth paying for.
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-19-2006, 10:17 AM
 
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Yes, im a bit embarresed, but I only have about 200 miles of riding experience on the katana 750
Hey, man... 200 miles is much better than 0 miles.
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-19-2006, 12:36 PM
 
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Now that I know your age & small milage I can think things out a bit & say yes to the Yamaha 600r & preferable the SV650 though you will have to take it easy for 200 miles is something I clock in one day of riding in these Cdn Rockie Mtn roads. If you do not ride with care then you are going to end up on your ear on the pavement & the bike will be down & damaged as well.

You go down at max speed limit in town & you will be shocked at the costs of plastic & parts. You do the same at max speed on they hwy & there goes half the price of a new bike in plastics, parts & such.
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-08-2006, 11:46 AM
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600R is a great bike and has slightly beefier mid-range than the R6 does. Comparison to the Katana is somewhat appropriate, but Yamaha has adjustable suspension, water-cooling and is a bit lighter. Mine has 20k and has been perfect.

SV is a rockin' bike, too. Much easier to ride for new rider or around town and has that cool, v-twin sound.
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-08-2006, 03:22 PM
 
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I got a '01 600R I'll let go for $3500.00!

Let me know: [email protected]
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