2003 R6 Thoughts and Questions
My cousin just picked up a 2003 R6 with 14,xxx miles on it. I went with him to check it out and it appears to be a good bike.
- Chain maintenance looked good
- The bike only had a few minor stratches, but had never touched the ground that I could tell. The worst scratches looked like straps buffeting in the wind against the tail section.
- It has a Yosh trioval carbon slip on and a PowerCommander
- The wheel bearings didn't have any slop and the brakes looked/felt good.
The bike had been kept outside a little so a few of the bolts have some surface rust on them.
He gave $3,400 for the bike.
The only thing I noticed about it was the clutch felt funny. It's almost like it grabbed twice, or didn't grab as smoothly as the clutch on my 919 or the 600RR I've ridden.
Is the clutch feel normal for that bike? Other than that, it runs like a sewing machine and pulls pretty good past 6,000 RPM, under that and it's pretty tame/dead. The suspension felt a squishy compared to my stock jackhammer on the 919. It probably didn't help that the preload on both the front and rear were set as low as possible.
He wants to come over and have me show him a few maintenance things and I'll probably help him set the suspension as good as I can for him while he's there.
After riding for only about 25 miles, my back and wrists were killing me. Why does it have to be so darn uncomfortable? The 600RRs aren't that bad. It takes me about 150 miles to get sore on that.
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