Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Brandenburg, KY
I Ride: 98 ZX6R, 05 C50
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.