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post #1 of 24 Old 08-14-2011, 01:42 AM Thread Starter
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Remembering the Ninja ZX-6R 636

Just passed the apex on the eagle, bring it up and smooth on the throttle... tuck in, look for RPs... got em', hard brakes and shift weight right (feeling good), looking right and turning in, squaring off and bring torso down, (at apex) gotta keep looking right and back on the throttle out of turn 15....SHIT! where it go (fuck! I lost it (-weightless-), BAM!)..don't fight it, let it happen..stay sliding, don't roll (as the dust and pebbles come pouring into my helmet).....(stopped) Where the fuck its my bike?? Oh shit man..how the hell did this happen...

That was the last few moments I can recall when losing my 636 at the track. Losing that motorcycle was like losing a friend. The 636 is an outstanding machine, up for of any track or street ride anytime. The 636 always performed, at 25 mph or 165 mph, it felt like a piece of you.

So many times, cars nearly killed me at 4-way stops and it's instant power at the throttle saved my ass. More often than I would like to remember, I destroyed my friends on weekend thrashes through the canyons and we hung out roadside waiting for them.

When I clutched it up in parking lots, the 636 just stepped up like it was made for it and came down into it's naturally aggressive stance patiently awaiting the next command.

For anyone, looking to buy a 636, I promise you will not be disappointed. That bike is a machine and loves to be ridden at high RPMs (like all ninjas). The bike performs and can be upgraded easily to any potential for multiple applications.

I recommend the 636 to anyone who is curious or is looking for a change of pace. I just wanted to reflect on how awesome it was to own one for the years that I did, before I felt it slip away from me at one of the best tracks on Earth, doing what I love. Rest in peace 636, you were my boy blue


(BTW..lost the bike because I got on the throttle too hard too early with too much air in my rear tire. I got a bit lazy in the afternoon and stopped checking it, then at 3pm the combo of fails happened on a trackday at Inde Motorsports Ranch, Willcox, AZ in the spring. The bike had nothing to do with it.)
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post #2 of 24 Old 08-14-2011, 01:53 AM
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post #4 of 24 Old 08-18-2011, 03:53 PM Thread Starter
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It was trashed, probably could have been salvaged for a few grand but I got a 07 zx6r track bike now. However, I am planning on getting a Ducati 848 evo as well in about a year. I want an 1198, but just worried it might be too much bike for me right now at the track. I can't see myself needing that extra power there or on the street for any reason.


No pics, sorry guys..but the entire right side was scraped away, clip on was gone, the lever was snapped in half, brake was jacked up, it looked very sad indeed. The track bike I have now is pretty sick. Evo twin and myself crashed on the same corner on the same track day two hurs apart, bad day..but I learned from it.
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i hear you on the 636, i love mine to death. 10,000 rpms up its on with any bike in the twistys around

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I started to tearing up after that.....I don't know what I would do if I dropped my 636....but hope you're ok, and hope you get another 636 or fix your old love.
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Just passed the apex on the eagle, bring it up and smooth on the throttle... tuck in, look for RPs... got em', hard brakes and shift weight right (feeling good), looking right and turning in, squaring off and bring torso down, (at apex) gotta keep looking right and back on the throttle out of turn 15....SHIT! where it go (fuck! I lost it (-weightless-), BAM!)..don't fight it, let it happen..stay sliding, don't roll (as the dust and pebbles come pouring into my helmet).....(stopped) Where the fuck its my bike?? Oh shit man..how the hell did this happen...

That was the last few moments I can recall when losing my 636 at the track. Losing that motorcycle was like losing a friend. The 636 is an outstanding machine, up for of any track or street ride anytime. The 636 always performed, at 25 mph or 165 mph, it felt like a piece of you.

So many times, cars nearly killed me at 4-way stops and it's instant power at the throttle saved my ass. More often than I would like to remember, I destroyed my friends on weekend thrashes through the canyons and we hung out roadside waiting for them.

When I clutched it up in parking lots, the 636 just stepped up like it was made for it and came down into it's naturally aggressive stance patiently awaiting the next command.

For anyone, looking to buy a 636, I promise you will not be disappointed. That bike is a machine and loves to be ridden at high RPMs (like all ninjas). The bike performs and can be upgraded easily to any potential for multiple applications.

I recommend the 636 to anyone who is curious or is looking for a change of pace. I just wanted to reflect on how awesome it was to own one for the years that I did, before I felt it slip away from me at one of the best tracks on Earth, doing what I love. Rest in peace 636, you were my boy blue


(BTW..lost the bike because I got on the throttle too hard too early with too much air in my rear tire. I got a bit lazy in the afternoon and stopped checking it, then at 3pm the combo of fails happened on a trackday at Inde Motorsports Ranch, Willcox, AZ in the spring. The bike had nothing to do with it.)
dont know what i would do with out a 636, i though of a zx10 R1 and
cbr1000 and i still look forward to upgrading but i dont ride out of town as much as i mash the streets and segments of interstate. i can be anywhere in the state and back with in 3 hrs!
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Great but sad story, atleast you had some good times. Don't take a 1198 to the track. Two years ago I saw a guy wad one up at the track. Slipped out of a right hand off camber and it cart wheeled through the grass. Never seen so guys looking at the bike almost teary eyed.
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This story literally made me want to run out into the garage and kiss both my 636's while clutching them desperately and professing how much they mean to me. LOL

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Do you think if you had traction control things would have turned out different?
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I've always been very happy with my 636 , lately I've been thinking about selling it because I don't ride it . I bought it brand new December 15th 2006 right out of the showroom . Right now it has 3800 miles on it and 100% MINT condition . As much as I think about selling it , I cant.

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I've always been very happy with my 636 , lately I've been thinking about selling it because I don't ride it . I bought it brand new December 15th 2006 right out of the showroom . Right now it has 3800 miles on it and 100% MINT condition . As much as I think about selling it , I cant.
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I have yet to take my 636 out to the track. But, i have over powered some turns and let me tell you, that TC takes good care of you. I always keep it at 2 when im in the city just in case. Wish i would've gotten the ABS, you never know when that idiot is going to come out of no where.
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