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Couldn't pass up the bike. I thought it was a great deal @ $2,700. Of course the mileage is high at 45k miles. That's the only downside. It's not perfect, but it looks pretty good. Nice full Yosh Exhaust on it too =) This was my dream bike that I never got back in the day. I can already say after riding it home though that it is nothing like my '08 10R however. Not nearly as quick, although it has OEM gearing. That could be a big part of it.

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yes, I park them outside...come and steal them =) I do have full covg insurance with 0 deductible on the comprehensive. Next best thing to a garage ;-) And the Gixxer isn't all that clean...but it isn't a roach either.
 

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Nice pics of the 2001. Bike was a looker. Sorry it got looped.

Nah, not sure what I'm going to do. It was just a good buy. Rode it tonight for the first time other than the freeway ride home the other day when I bought it, and was more impressed than I originally thought. I can afford to own both bikes. Not a track bike really. More of a mileage hound, to help keep the ZX-10 pristine. Insurance is $11 a month on it for comp/liability. I may re-sell it, or sell the 10R and downgrade. Really don't know?
 

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Yeah, it's imperative to get a substantially better deal on a high mileage bike like mine over one with say 15k miles. Cause odds are if I keep this thing for very long, it's going to need some expensive work. Yeah, I should keep an eye out for low mileage used motors. I've seen some on ebay cheap already. CHeap as in $700. And motor swaps on sportbikes are a cinch, so no problem there.

You just have to be careful with things like brake rotors which can be pricey, and worn clutch baskets/hubs. Those are items on higher mileage bikes that together, can total a large sum of $$$.

I really don't know why I bought this thing other than emotion. I said it before in this thread, but this was my dream bike back in the day. I used to manage a shop in SoCal back in early '01 and we were one of the first to dyno the new GSXR which we did for an article for Roadracing World that compared the R1 to it. The GSXR put down 148 to the R1's 132hp. But the torque curve told the real story. I was in love. I was picking the journalist's brains about the bike and they were telling me about the crazy power wheelies and all that. Really fond memories.

I may or may not keep it. But for now, it's helping keep the miles lower on my 10R so it helps with resale value there I guess.:dontknow:

Anyway, it's pretty cool having two literbikes. Does wonders for my ego:wink:

BTW, Had a little more seat time on the GSXR, and it's more legit than previously thought. Could use some ebc HH front pads as the lever effort is uber high.
 

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I'm comfortable getting in there to check the valve clearance, and I've got a friend to help me when it comes to actually changing out the shims even though I'm an MMI graduate...I haven't done a shim under bucket valve adjustment since going to MMI =) A bit hesitant to change to a -1 front sprocket since I don't want to spend any more money on a speedo healer or really anything for this bike other than necesseties.

As far as fluids, the guy I bought it off of just put some 15W-50 oil in it =( I'll get that changed out soon as it's probably costing me a couple ponies and a mpg or so. I just need a little more seat time on the thing so I know what to do with it. It's got a power commander on it, but it's running a stock map at the moment. I like your '04 GSXR and what you've done with the sticker removal among other things...looks NICE, and put my GSXR to shame =)
 
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