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Drunk driver took out and totaled my Ninja ZX6R while it was parked at home and I was working down in Long Beach. I'm in LA/Studio City. Motor most likely still in working condition as most damages were primarily cosmetic or confined to front forks. Tires were replaced in December. Wheels should be straight, tank has just a dent & some scratches. Looking for advice on getting the most for my salvage or parts in Southern CA.
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p.s. I'm fine, not a scratch. Wasn't on or even near bike at the time.
 

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Not trying to be a dick, but this is a classified ad just posted somewhere other than the classifieds section...and your post count isn't high enough to sell on this forum yet...
 

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Not trying to be a dick, but this is a classified ad just posted somewhere other than the classifieds section...and your post count isn't high enough to sell on this forum yet...
Just looking for advice or the name of a salvage yard, mechanic shop, whatever. I don't have an itemized list with prices, so it's not really a classified ad. But I will go list one in that section.
Anyway, thanks for not being a dick about it.
 

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Glad your ok. Is the front fender untouched/what color is it? Also, anything you wouldn't mind someone throwing down $20 for?

Thanks!
Fairing actually weren't on bike when it was wrecked. However, they do have some wear and tear that I've patched up and painted over from previous minor mishaps.
I could give you my email to contact me, but not sure if people in this forum will flip out if I were to do that. I must have missed the unwritten rules section haha!
 

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You do need to be a member for 30 days and have 25 posts. Contribute a bit to the forum and you'll be right there man. Getting another 6?
 

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Hey, well, if he contacted me I'd still consider buying from him... it seems there just aren't many cheap F parts to go around :O
Ha, true story!

Just looking for advice or the name of a salvage yard, mechanic shop, whatever. I don't have an itemized list with prices, so it's not really a classified ad. But I will go list one in that section.
Anyway, thanks for not being a dick about it.
Thought it was classified at first as well, but then I read the whole thing and noticed you were just looking for advice on selling parts.

On a forum, at least here, people are going to want you to contribute a bit so they know you're a half decent person and not just trying to con someone out of their money.

For right now, you could check ebay and craigslist for a bit and see what items are going for what prices around you and put them according to however much you'd like and what they're going for around your area. This might be a better way for you right now (as I think you want to sell the parts ASAP), unless you want to contribute a bit more to a forum, let people know who you are, and then sell your parts.
 

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On a forum, at least here, people are going to want you to contribute a bit so they know you're a half decent person and not just trying to con someone out of their money.
Yeah, I definitely get that. Since it's the internet, you can't just take my word that I'm not here to rip anybody off.

But I am a total squid. I got my license exactly a year ago & have only had my 6 since last August. I work a lot and haven't had a chance to connect with any clubs, just finding out which of my friends ride & what. I was planning to sell my 6 to a buddy and buy a newer bike, but then fate changed that. So I've got a whole new challenge to deal with.

I plan to contribute to the boards as much as I am able, though. Thanks for the advice!
 

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Just looking for advice or the name of a salvage yard, mechanic shop, whatever. I don't have an itemized list with prices, so it's not really a classified ad. But I will go list one in that section.
Anyway, thanks for not being a dick about it.
I guess I see that now...just not how I was reading it to begin with. Anyway, I'm nowhere near you so I can't help at all, but good luck with getting that all taken care of. :bigthumb:
 

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Brandon, Atayers - go with my example, just find some better parts from a newer bike to replace what you can't get (or what isn't up to scratch) on your bike!

Elbow - why let your bike being hit end it? A ZX6R F is a fantastic bike, even the ZX6E that came before it has a lot to offer to a new rider. There's no point buying newer, faster, plastic just to drop it and lose a shitload of cash. You could just repair the bike you have and take it all as a learning experience - learn to ride, learn to maintain, learn to fix. Then you'll be much better prepared for looking after something newer!

Personally, I don't think there are many people Stateside that appreciate older bikes because of your learner laws (most states it seems) allowing a learner permit to be used on any bike you fancy, people just seem to jump in on a 110bhp+ sportsbike and never look back. Here in the UK you're stuck to 15bhp 125cc without a license, and that's damned slow - lucky to make 70mph!

I'm not saying people don't get bikes way above their ability over here - I took my '95 ZX6E round the outside of a GSXR1000 (£10k+ of bike) leaving the hairpin on Cadwell. Obviously got annihilated on the straight, but anyone can be fast in a line - I was right back on his arse soon as we got back into the bends!





back on topic of your bike: If your fairings are completely FUBAR, go streetfighter! The F yoke is a perfect one for drilling to fit risers for a dirtbar conversion, and you could probably still rake in a good few $ for your fairings, even scuffed / cracked. Then adjust the ram air (I can walk you through this) and you've got yourself a naked streetbike that's more than capable of hauling you round at daft speeds!
 

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Los Angeles has one of the largest salvage sites ever. Google. YW.
You mean Google, the same website that brought me to this forum when I was seeking advice and information from a group of people nationwide that own the same make & model bike as I had? Gee, why was I thinking that maybe a forum for ZX6R owners might offer more specific advice than just a general search of the entire internet? Perhaps I should get in my time machine and check to see if I'VE ALREADY DONE THAT.
 

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SteveZZR - thanks for providing some actual helpful advice. I agree, new riders should graduate up, but freedom allows people to make their own bad decisions.
I'm sure I'll get another mid-90's 6 again someday. I just need something right now that can get me from home to where ever as fast as possible.
 

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Yeah.... that shows you're new to motorcycles.

Ok, in some circumstances other than bikes, freedom to make mistakes and learn is an acceptable way to learn. With bikes, if you made a mistake on a smaller bike, you're likely to get hurt, but could get away with it, if you make that same mistake on a bigger, higher performing bike then you're much more likely to die or be maimed in an accident because the bike has flipped on you, spat you off mid corner, or any number of other things it might do.
 

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SteveZZR - thanks for providing some actual helpful advice. I agree, new riders should graduate up, but freedom allows people to make their own bad decisions.
I'm sure I'll get another mid-90's 6 again someday. I just need something right now that can get me from home to where ever as fast as possible.
The speed limit can be hit by ANY motorcycle. Speeding is illegal my friend :sigh:

The F is an ass kicker, just like mine. KEEP IT BRAH
 
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