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99r6 with blow engine buy or no buy
« on: 07/03/13 04:02PM »
So yea what the title says I found an r6 really cheap full fairing but the valve hit the piston so the engine is gone. My question is. Is it worth buying it and fixing the engine or buying one the runs but needs cosmetic work.
When I say cheap it's 400 dollars cheap
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Re: 99r6 with blow engine buy or no buy
« Reply #1 on: 07/03/13 04:13PM »
Depends on how mechanically savy you are. 

For me to pick up a bike in this condition, I would really have to love that year/make/model bike and be willing to completely tear it down (might as well since you are yanking the motor to rebuild) and rebuild the whole bike with custom touches.

If you are just looking for a bike to ride, then wait for something already running with just cosmetic damage.

Just my 2 cents.  Projects have a habit of taking up a lot of time and money for little return on investment.

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Re: 99r6 with blow engine buy or no buy
« Reply #2 on: 07/03/13 04:15PM »
99 is too new and too old. Too new to be worth anything after you get it all back together and too old to be worth hassling getting it all up and running imo. But everyone has their own idea so depends what you want it for i guess.
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Re: 99r6 with blow engine buy or no buy
« Reply #3 on: 07/03/13 04:16PM »
14 years old not just the engine is gone....... :2:

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Re: 99r6 with blow engine buy or no buy
« Reply #4 on: 07/03/13 04:38PM »
I also found a 07 zx6 r that runs but is cosmetically ugly which is no problem for me but yea thank you for the advice I appreciate it guys and sorry I haven't been on here for a long while I moved from the of to 29 palms and there is pretty much nothing here
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Re: 99r6 with blow engine buy or no buy
« Reply #5 on: 07/03/13 04:44PM »
it's 400 bucks....if you're confident you can rebuild the engine yourself then what do you have to lose?  If the fairings, lights, etc... are all in place and working and the registration is current or PNO it's a no brainer

my roommate can rebuild the engine for you for considerably less than a shop would charge if you want to have someone else with experience do it

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Re: 99r6 with blow engine buy or no buy
« Reply #6 on: 07/03/13 05:48PM »
For 400 bucks, its kind of a no-brainer to me.  You can probably get a running, used engine, or fix the current one for a lot less than the cost of a good running bike.  And, worst case, you could always part it out and get back your money.

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Re: 99r6 with blow engine buy or no buy
« Reply #7 on: 07/04/13 07:03AM »
As others have suggested the price is right and with the right skill, this will be a very rewarding and lucrative project.  If you have wrenched on a bike before and can handle more advanced tasks such as checking valve lash, bleeding brakes properly, or troubleshooting/replacing a wiring harness, then pick up a shop manual for $25-$45 and have at it.  The real question is which manual to buy: Haynes or Clymer? 
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