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post #1 of 24 Old 12-20-2008, 05:54 AM Thread Starter
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New to the forum and new to this bike

First off let me give an introduction...
As the title says, im new both to the bike and the forum.
I have an 05 Suzuki C50 boulevard cruiser that is my primary scoot. I wanted to get another bike as a project bike, one that i could use to hone my mechanical skills. I wound up coming across a 98 R6 on the cheap. According to the previous owner it needs to have the carbs rebuilt and new tires. But other than that its in good shape. (although he admits its been sitting for about 2 years)


Other than the obvious stuff, oil change, tune up, chain maint... etc, what should i look out for on a bike that's been sitting this long? Does the 98 have have any quirks or issues that should be noted, etc. are there any good reference sites for tear down and rebuild of this bike? any other useful info?. (ive seen a few good walkthroughs on projects that people have done on this site, so Kudos to them for that)

And lastly i will say that i have some mental issues with getting this bike up and running. This new bike, blows my c50 away in all respects. Lighter, more hp, faster. 47hp VS 108. top speed 90mph vs 164mph, etc. Im hard on the throttle on my cruiser, and im afraid, that will get me into trouble on this bike.

Anyway that's my intro,
Hello to all, and thanks for any information you can provide.
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post #2 of 24 Old 12-20-2008, 06:42 AM
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post #3 of 24 Old 12-20-2008, 07:14 AM
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Well you can't argue the sportbike compared to your cruiser. However, since you are not a noob when it comes to bikes I don't believe the difference will get you into trouble. Though the horsepower is a lot higher, it takes a lot more revs to get there. It's not instantaneous.

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post #4 of 24 Old 12-20-2008, 07:48 AM
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haha welcome and i feel your pain on the c50, my bike was down for a bit and my bro let me ride his c50 during that time and after a few weeks i just parked that hunk o' shit and didn't ride anything. it was depressing
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you sure it's an R6 and not a ZX6R? just checking...this is a zx forum.

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post #7 of 24 Old 12-20-2008, 02:24 PM
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welcome mate, pics please.. if you have a 98 6r they are good bike. mine has not missed a beat in the last 25000 ks and now has 67000ks on her and still going stron..



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post #11 of 24 Old 12-20-2008, 09:23 PM Thread Starter
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you sure it's an R6 and not a ZX6R? just checking...this is a zx forum.
You are correct Kahearn. It is indeed a zx6r. Sorry, Ill try not to let that happen again. I don't have the bike yet, it should be delivered next weekend. I'll take pics as soon as i have it in my garage. But for now, ill post a link to a pic that is closest to what i can recall.
http://www.bikepics.com/pictures/1397573/
I guess the one thing that stood out was the single headlight and the dual ram air under it. And if i read the model overview correctly that would make it fall in the first revision or two of the ninja's.

And thanks all for the warm welcome. Much appreciated.
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post #13 of 24 Old 01-03-2009, 01:56 PM Thread Starter
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Ok gents (and ladies)
I picked up my 98 on thursday and have been slowly ripping it down over the last few days.
(ill get pics up if you want them)

Anyway, im finally at the carbs which is where the previous owner says there are problems. (but as im ripping it down, there are MANY MANY other issues. Destroyed wiring harnesses, brakes, chain, air filter, and now rotting carb sleeves)
One of the things i want to do is rebuild them or at the very least give them a good cleaning. Here's where the catch 22 comes in. Ive never rebuilt a carb before.
I have an ultrasonic cleaner, but its only big enough for one carb at a time.
It appears there are 3 long bolts holding the 4 carbs together plus misc interjoined tubes.
The item that worries me the most are the spring loaded throttle assemblies on each carb. Im afraid that if i separate the carbs, ill never get them back together.
(btw, kawa service manual on the way, but not sure thats gonna help with tearing down the carbs)

You guys have any advice?
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post #14 of 24 Old 01-03-2009, 08:50 PM Thread Starter
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I was going to edit the previous post and add pics, while moving the carb questions to another topic. So dis-regard the question above.

So here are some pics of my $100.00 basket case.
Ive already started stripping it down. I suppose i should have taken a couple of pics with it semi-assembled. But alot of stuff was already off of it. The PO had alot of stuff in a box. (hence basket case)

tank and carbs off.

and lastly the left side.


I think i have my work cut out for me on this one. I was told that it only needed carb work and 2 new tires, doesnt seem to be the case though.
Oh well its all good. It was meant to be a project bike anyway.
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I was going to edit the previous post and add pics, while moving the carb questions to another topic. So dis-regard the question above. ....
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