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Hey. I have just acquired a 2007 zx6r (J1) that was wrecked a month or so after purchased brand new. Not sure exactly how many miles it has on it but it cant be many. Also not sure what all is wrong with it yet due to not really starting on it yet. I do think the frame may be slightly bent because the gas tank bolt holes dont line up perfectly. Anyway, I am new to this and am looking forward to the experience. Im sure I'll need lots of help along the way :) Trying to post some pics but cant because security token is missing???
 

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Hey. I have just acquired a 2007 zx6r (J1) that was wrecked a month or so after purchased brand new. Not sure exactly how many miles it has on it but it cant be many. Also not sure what all is wrong with it yet due to not really starting on it yet. I do think the frame may be slightly bent because the gas tank bolt holes dont line up perfectly. Anyway, I am new to this and am looking forward to the experience. Im sure I'll need lots of help along the way :) Trying to post some pics but cant because security token is missing???
I'm not sure if I buy the story that it was a "new" 2007. I doubt any of us can find "new" 2007 bikes anywhere. I'm sure a few 2010 or maybe '11s can be had but 2007? And by new, I mean never titled, under a few hundred miles at most. So some guy bought a new '07 ZX6R in December or January, wrecked it and now you want it?

I looked into getting a rebuilt bike about a month and a half ago and did my diligent research. Came to the conclusion that most bikes that are lowsided CAN be okay and the frame is USUALLY fine. IF the frame IS BENT OR CRACKED in any way, stay away from it. Riding motorcycles is already a fairly risky hobby and then to add a bent/cracked frame is asking for trouble. Motorcycle frames are not like car frames and even the slightest bent or crack can and will cause problems for you. I admire the guys who can put bikes back together BUT I would never touch a bike with frame damage unless you are able to get a new frame...
 

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My best friends wife bought it for a guy she was seeing before she met my best friend. Shortly after, they broke up. Her brother wrecked it inside of the first three months of purchase and she's had it ever since (2007). Its been in a garage for the past 4 years collecting dust. I am buying it from her for $1000. If the frame is damaged at all, I will get a new one. I will not ride this bike until I have dismantled and inspected all components.
 

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My best friends wife bought it for a guy she was seeing before she met my best friend. Shortly after, they broke up. Her brother wrecked it inside of the first three months of purchase and she's had it ever since (2007). Its been in a garage for the past 4 years collecting dust. I am buying it from her for $1000.
Makes more since with that explanation. Still, a bent frame is no joke. Since there is frame damage, I'm sure there's a ton of damage everywhere else and not just your typical $300-$500 aftermarket plastics replacement. Fixing that frame will be fairly time consuming if you do it on your own and even then, the frame will be extremely weak. All fluids will have to be flushed and replaced, both tires will need replacing and again, plastics, lights, etc. Take a good look to see if it's worth your time and money. Also, insuring may be a hassle if it has a salvaged title and not sure what state laws are like in Texas in terms of getting it back on the road.

Whatever the case, good luck.
 
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Because Im a newbie and if Im going to learn to ride well then my first bike should be a beater, right.
 

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Because Im a newbie and if Im going to learn to ride well then my first bike should be a beater, right.
In my opinion, that statement is an excellent statement for newbies. Most will drop their bike so better to be a used than a brand new bike. With that said, that bike is a bit beyond a beater and you will find that it will end up costing you at least another $2-$3k just to get it looking nice and more importantly, functional again. A bike that has been wrecked to the point the frame is bent and has been sitting for at least 6-7 years needs a ton of work. But it's beyond that point I guess, since you already bought it. Post up pictures and this is a great community, the best I've seen online thus far, and guys will help you fix it up if they can.
 

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In my opinion, that statement is an excellent statement for newbies. Most will drop their bike so better to be a used than a brand new bike. With that said, that bike is a bit beyond a beater and you will find that it will end up costing you at least another $2-$3k just to get it looking nice and more importantly, functional again. A bike that has been wrecked to the point the frame is bent and has been sitting for at least 6-7 years needs a ton of work. But it's beyond that point I guess, since you already bought it. Post up pictures and this is a great community, the best I've seen online thus far, and guys will help you fix it up if they can.
I only called it a beater because I was responding to another guys reply and it was apparent to me that he is not a fan of the 07-08's. Didn't really want to get into a debate about the best year models lol. I may get an old 250 and ride it around for a while before I get on the 600. After spending the amount of time and money it is likely to take to get this thing back to 100%, I'm sure I will treat it like my first born child. I'm not even real sure if the frame is bent. Could just be the gas tank.
 

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Post up some pics of the damage. In my personal experience, damaging the frame is pretty damn difficult. Alot of time busted plastics will make a bike appear destroyed especially to a new rider and it may not be. My first crash. The clip on broke. Headlight and nose fairing broke but in my eyes it looked like an absolute disaster. Really it was a few minor pieces.

As far as tank not lining up, check to see if the damage to the tank is what's causing that. Don't get me wrong, look it over really good but like I said in my experience a new rider perceives damage to a bike to be far worse than it really is.
 
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I honestly cant see a lot of visible damage other than the bent rim, bent flange on the gas tank and some scratches here and there.
 

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how far out are the holes ,i mean a weak point is rear subframe if that twists then your tank holes could be out the subframe aint tough and bends really easy
 

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I only called it a beater because I was responding to another guys reply and it was apparent to me that he is not a fan of the 07-08's. Didn't really want to get into a debate about the best year models lol. I may get an old 250 and ride it around for a while before I get on the 600. After spending the amount of time and money it is likely to take to get this thing back to 100%, I'm sure I will treat it like my first born child. I'm not even real sure if the frame is bent. Could just be the gas tank.

Besides it being a shitty bike and year why not just get a used 250 or Sv650 y dump money into a shit pot hey something you can learn on bypass a junk fest and be happy

Besides is not a zx6r lol you don't even know Wendy you have lol zx6r carb bike you should start with that but not one with a broken frame not worth fixing at all
 

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If it were me, I'd fix it. You paid a grand. You can probably get parts from the forum for that for cheap to at least get it to a rideable state. Tinker on it and learn for a year and as long as it's running smooth, you have a title, you can probably get all your money back (assuming you are fixing it all yourself)


My advice is don't spend money on cosmetics yet. Get it running safely. Learn to ride, then sell it and get something else. Someone is always looking to buy a beat up bike as a starter bike
 
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