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post #11 of 26 Old 07-05-2017, 10:41 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks renais and 10Arghh. I let my dealer know I'm interested in a gen 4 bike and asked him if he can check with other dealers he knows to see if they have any. I was thinking maybe even a gen 5 if there is a leftover one in stock at a nearby dealer, but even leftover new ones would cost and arm and a leg I'm guessing.

Will keep looking around and maybe consider buying a gen 4 from another dealer even though I prefer to give my dealer the business.
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Hi renais and 10Arghh. Just wanted to let you guys know I found a very good deal on a leftover 2014 ZX10R with ABS. I have to drive 2 hours away to get it, but the dealer seems to be desperate to unload it and is taking a loss on it. I'm getting it for $9,999.00 USD (MSRP $15,299 USD). Hopefully I'll have it within a week or so. Will post more pictures of it once its mine. Pictures of the bike as it sits now on the dealer's showroom floor attached.

Thanks for all your help and feedback. Even though I really didn't want to spend as much I'm going to, I feel that the newer gen 4 benefits over the gen 3 will make me happy for the long haul, especially in the suspension and handling areas.
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Wow, you've got the gen5 to thank for a good deal like that
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Yes, indeed! The gen 5 is a good thing in so many ways :)

reinais, any suggestions for what to be mindful of for a first time gen 4 owner? I'm going to follow the recommended factory break-in protocol, I always do on new bikes. Also going to eventually get a slip on exhaust and fender eliminator kit once I have some more money again :)
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Ride it stock for a while before modding. Fit crash protection straight away

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Ride it stock for a while before modding. Fit crash protection straight away
What frame sliders do you have on your gen 4? Nice pic of you at the track :)
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Thanks, I have R&G aero sliders and swing arm bobbins. They've worked for me in the past , but I've got chinese case savers from E Bay.

I like to fit a rad guard as well

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Thanks, I have R&G aero sliders and swing arm bobbins. They've worked for me in the past , but I've got chinese case savers from E Bay.

I like to fit a rad guard as well
Got pretty much the same set up but will be going with GB Racing engine case protection as the R&G stuff was not up to scratch for me when tested on other bikes.
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I have good reason to be thankful to R & G . I threw my R6 down the track at Pembrey and it survived with barely a scratch. The R&G bungs were ground down, but apart from some minor scuffs on the fairing, it was fine and I rode it again the following day. I sent R&G pics of the bike/damage and they replaced all the bungs and swingarm bobbins foc

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I have good reason to be thankful to R & G . I threw my R6 down the track at Pembrey and it survived with barely a scratch. The R&G bungs were ground down, but apart from some minor scuffs on the fairing, it was fine and I rode it again the following day. I sent R&G pics of the bike/damage and they replaced all the bungs and swingarm bobbins foc
Yeah R&G are good guys.

Gave me a decent deal on parts when I told them I had an ACU licence.
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