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Bought her less than a month ago.

09 650R, 4793 miles...paid $2600. When I got her, both mirrors were broke off, but luckily, the mirrors off my 09 zx6 fit with a washer. Very minimal damage. There was a small radiator leak, but I got that fixed. Just had to bend the inlet hose from the water pump a little bit more back to round, threw on some gasket maker and no more leaking :)

I don't have many upgrades planned for it. I'll get the hole in the fairing fixed eventually...if I don't find one to replace it with. I'm going to make a fender eliminator. I took my alarm off the track bike and will eventually transfer it over to this one. I hooked up my garage door opener to the new bike already.

I'll probably get aftermarket rear sets since you can't do GP with the stock stuff. I don't like having to switch when I get on the track. Other than that, I'll pick up SS lines, clip on's (these are insanely high) and an exhaust if I can find one for cheap...maybe get the levers powder coated black and that'll be it.

Pictures!




Damage:
Full shot:


Close up of front fairing:


Case cover/lower fairing:


Tail section (most damage):



Here's some more pics of both my babies. After Monday, the track bike will be stripped down to paint :D




It's a pretty fun bike. I like it a lot so far. Very smooth power band from 3k+ RPMs unlike the zx6, which doesnt really get going until 8k+. Makes for a lot better commuting/street riding. Plus, $200/yr on liability only insurance is nice!
-Cody
 

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yea...the one's that had never been laid over, all with more miles, were going for AT LEAST $4500. This bike was really a steal.

But I'm unsure if I'll ever take the 650R to the track. At first, before I ever got it, I was pretty certain I was going to take it to the track eventually. But the handlebars are so high...it'd be really awkward. Plus, the suspension/brakes are so soft...I have my doubts now. Plus, I'd be going from race tires to the factory sport touring tires...lol. Maybe one day if I get Q2's it'll be a possibility
-Cody
 
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