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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-10-2012, 12:43 PM Thread Starter
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Noob with a special Gixxer!

Hi all,

Thought I'd register with the forum to show off my new toy! I have actually owned a gixxer before, an L0 750, which I later traded in for a big bang R1 (big mistake)...

Anyway this turned up in my local dealer the other day. Originally supplied by them, it's a K6 Phantom Edition GSXR-1000. You may think it looks in good condition, that's because it's covered.......wait for it......

451 MILES!!!!!

I couldn't walk away now could I! It's new!

New oil & filter, battery and tires are going on as we speak, can't wait to get her home. One question though - brakes. I'll change the fluid but what about the pads? Ride it and see how they are I suppose.

Anyway, look forward to chatting, Jon.
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-10-2012, 12:45 PM
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I would've been more interested in the sumo behind it

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very nice !!! welcome ...
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Re: Noob with a special Gixxer!

I doubt the brakes have gone bad in 451 miles..
Always worth a look though


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Re: Noob with a special Gixxer!

Hey guys,

thx for the welcomes. Gixxerbaxter, it's not the mileage I'm worried about, more the fact the bike's been stood for nearly 6 years. At least it was in a heated garage, hopefully there's no corrosion in there!
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Re: Noob with a special Gixxer!

Id say just flush them with new fluid and that should do it
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nice find mate. welcome to gdc.
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nice looking bike.
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post #10 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-11-2012, 04:23 AM
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Re: Noob with a special Gixxer!

Phantom Edition,am I missing something here? Looks like a normal K6 to me
Anyways welcome to the forum
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silver/grey paint scheme + yosh tri-oval can. was that all the phantom editions had? short of a higher price tag?
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Re: Noob with a special Gixxer!

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Hey guys,

thx for the welcomes. Gixxerbaxter, it's not the mileage I'm worried about, more the fact the bike's been stood for nearly 6 years. At least it was in a heated garage, hopefully there's no corrosion in there!
I wouldn't worry so much. I bought mine with 51 miles on it(k6 1k)...been riding it for 3 seasons now with no problems.
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Phantom Edition,am I missing something here? Looks like a normal K6 to me
Anyways welcome to the forum
Maybe just something the dealer said to make a few extra bucks.
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silver/grey paint scheme + yosh tri-oval can. was that all the phantom editions had? short of a higher price tag?
I learned something new today&I am a much better person for doing so:
http://www.fasterandfaster.net/2006/...gsx-r1000.html
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Welcome to GDC! I'm glad you found a bike that struck a chord, it certainly is classy looking.
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The pads will be fine, welcome to GDC.
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Re: Noob with a special Gixxer!

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Phantom Edition,am I missing something here? Looks like a normal K6 to me
Anyways welcome to the forum
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silver/grey paint scheme + yosh tri-oval can. was that all the phantom editions had? short of a higher price tag?
Yes. That's what its called in the uk.
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Re: Noob with a special Gixxer!

Welcome to GDC! Tons of info on everything here. Just curious, why was the R1 a "big mistake"?
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