just bought a used 06...a few questions.

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  • yzfmxer

Posted January 25, 2007 - 10:11 AM


I have all of the plastics, tank, subframe, shock taken off. what are all of the things I should look for, check ect...

I just got it yesterday. it has a few goodies on it:applause: Vortex ignition, windham protapers, asv levers and perch, FMF Ti 4.1 with mega bomb header, extra set of excel wheels all laced up with rotors and sprocket, extra stator, clutch, 3 oil filters, engine gasket kit ( just incase), protec kickstarter. And all of the stock stuff he took off. I feel like I got a good deal for $5000. Its wasnt ridden much. I cnat wait to ride it!!

  • WFOracer

Posted January 25, 2007 - 10:25 AM


Check your valve clearances...just to get an idea if they are in spec and to establish a baseline.

Grease the linkage and headset.

Sounds like a good deal with all the goodies!

  • Baron Von Beard

Posted January 25, 2007 - 02:15 PM


Basic maintenance stuff, like greasing wheel bearings, linkage, headset, lube cables, clean throttle assembly, etc. Treat it just like a new bike even though it's used. You want to catch anything that needs attention before you are out riding it and it becomes an issue.

I think you got a great price on it as long as it's in good shape. Nice buy!

  • Reyndogg

Posted January 25, 2007 - 02:43 PM


Ill 2nd (or 3rd .. whatever) greasing the bearings...I've only got about 70hrs on my 06 and ive had to do the steering stem bearings five times already - seems like the seal doesnt seal too well.

Good luck

  • Smokeslider

Posted January 25, 2007 - 08:37 PM


Ditto all of the greasing, they didn't really come with much, set your sag, and Have fun!!

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  • red7

Posted January 25, 2007 - 11:21 PM


Just out of curiousity, how do you know when you need to regrease the bearings, headset and how do you do it?

  • Reyndogg

Posted January 26, 2007 - 06:56 AM


Just out of curiousity, how do you know when you need to regrease the bearings, headset and how do you do it?

You can feel (at least i can) when the bars start to get harder to turn or feel kinda gritty when I turn them if that makes sense? Anyway, this is especially true when it's in the garage and on a stand.

here's the steps I use:

  • yzfmxer

Posted January 26, 2007 - 09:18 AM


Thanks for the info, the headset must have been greased recently, there was still a little blob of grease on the top of the stem where the big nut is. it was the same way with the axels. I think he was good at greasing. i will check the linkage though.

  • red7

Posted January 26, 2007 - 09:35 AM


Thanks for the link, that's exactly what I was looking for!

  • Reyndogg

Posted January 26, 2007 - 10:47 AM


Thanks for the link, that's exactly what I was looking for!


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