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Old 11-15-2012, 07:03 PM   #1
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New from Indiana

Looking to buy a 2006 gsxr 600 with 8,000 miles. Are there any common problems that I need to be aware of before I make this purchase? It has a Leo Vince exhaust on it. The stealership has it for $5,900. I'm gonna try to get it for 6,000 OTD. Would that be a good price? The bike is in mint condition.


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Old 11-15-2012, 07:56 PM   #2
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Re: New from Indiana



The most common issues with the K6/7's are rectifier issues caused by the location of the rectifier. It is very common for rectifiers to fail due to heat and some have actually caught fire.
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:16 PM   #3
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Overpriced.
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Old 11-20-2012, 02:15 PM   #4
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Is that something that can be fixed easily?
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Old 11-20-2012, 03:39 PM   #5
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I don't know how easy it is but seems fairly straight forward. Relocate the rectifier and maybe even upgrade to a MOSFET. Use the search to find threads on relocating/upgrading the rectifier.
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:56 PM   #6
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Re: New from Indiana

That price is high.
Talk them into throwing in some free gear, or knock a few bucks off a GoPro or something.(if you're absolutely set on the bike)
Otherwise neg. the price down.


If you're concerned about the Rectifier/Regulator(charging component) on this bike...ask the dealer to test it. Or better yet...BRING a multi-meter with you.
Fire up the bike, let it warm up and return down to Idle. Then set the Meter to 12V(DC), and touch the Leads up to the battery, with the bike running. You should have around 13.5volts at Idle or so. If you have 12v or less...charging system is BAAAADDDD.

A Digital Multi-meter has TWO Leads, Red(Positive) and Black(Negative).
All you do is touch the Black Lead to the (-) post on the battery, and Red Lead to the (+) post of the battery....done.

Also, if you rev the bike up, the voltage should Increase to around 14v's...or so.
If it goes any higher than 15...I'd say you're OVER-charging...which is a failed R/R as well!
(R/R's basically "manage" the charging voltage coming from the Stator, and so a R/R can Fail BOTH ways...Too little charge...or too High of a charge...resulting in white residue on the battery or bike frame)

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