Alright, as most of you know, my good friend trashed my bike a little while back. While its mostly back together, I somewhat lost my enthusaism. I've been spending most of my free time climbing, and winter is coming on and blah blah blah. So this guy I ride with calls me, and tells me he has this '05 gixxer6, that he got for his wife, and she doesnt ride it. He wants to trade for my 10, since he heard me wishing for a 600 a few times. "Come by", he says "Pick it up, ride it, take it apart, see exactly what you are getting. Keep it for a few weeks". So far, here is what I know about it.
'05 gixxer 600
-crashed early in its careeer, re bough to become a stunt bike that wasnt ridden much (I know the guy who very seldom stunted it), than resold again to be this chicks bike that never rode it. hmm...
-The dealership says one of the forks is bent. I cant tell by looking or riding it, but the owner says it headshakes on landing a wheelie. So I might need new forks. I'm going to take the wheel off and spin the tubes inside of each other to check for rough spots. anyone know any other ways of checking?
+comes with a spare set of calipers (???) a set of wheels (so I can keep racing slicks on one set, and sport touring on the other!) a shit load of odd ball parts.
-Has no mirrors or blinkers.
-Second degree road rash on about 1/4" of the body. will pass a 20' test, or 10' if the lighting isnt perfect.
+Got a yoshi slip on
-Tires need changing.
-one of the pieces that holds the brake rotor to the hub on the front wheel is bent, like it cought something sliding and bent one of the spokes. The brakes dont pulse, in fact, they work great.
?The bike feels geared up, but niether owner I know changed the geering. Its awfully peppy for a 600.
Meanwhile I got
-hot bodies race skins, that I'm honestly not too crazy about (poor fit and finish) will pass the 10' rule, 5 is the light isnt perfect. Got new paint thats kind of cool. I'll get pictures of both bikes later.
+ohlins valves in front forks
+2ct towers which rock, and have plenty of life
-brakes still have issues, I think I got oil on the pads ($50 for new)
-Odd ball rigged headlights, tail lights. Not bad looking, and they work, but not stock.
So far, I love the 600. My options are
1. Trade the guy my bike, ask for repairs+2-3K?
2. Keep my bike.
3. Just buy the other bike. I think he'll take $2500.