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HI. I recently found a 99 r6 on a forum. The bike has couple mods. Its lowered, jet kit, carbon fiber panels and sprocket conversion. bike has a 2002 motor with a salvage title. He is asking for 3k for it.... i was just wondering if it is worth me buying this baby. O and how much harder (and Expensive...) is it to get insurance on a salvage title bike?
Thanks for the help,
Kyle
 

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Why does it have a salvage title and 02 motor. I would start asking questions. Depending on the state it may be a bit of a pain in the ass. Here in CT you have to have reciepts of all the parts replaced. I'd keep looking check the for sale section on here.
 

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I'd pass too... you dont want a lowered R6.

Why not? Sure lowering it has ill effects on the handling... But some of us have short ass legs and need a lowered bike to fit comfortably. Mine is slammed like a pancake, and I avoid speedbumps at all costs. It's easy enough to raise back up though. Just curious why lowered bikes seem to be frowned upon. ??

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Why not? Sure lowering it has ill effects on the handling... But some of us have short ass legs and need a lowered bike to fit comfortably. Mine is slammed like a pancake, and I avoid speedbumps at all costs. It's easy enough to raise back up though. Just curious why lowered bikes seem to be frowned upon. ??

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it changes the handling characteristics that its known for. if you have to then sorry. but you are missing out on one of the bikes best features
 

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Though honestly, how many people can say that they really are able to use all of the bike's handling ability at stock height? If it's lowered, the performance envelope shrinks a bit, but if you increase confidence for day-to-day riding, then I'm all for it.

Namely, becuase you shouldn't be exploring that much of the handling on the street in the first place. Riding like that belongs on a track.... So I suppose that it depends on what you want the bike for.
 

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I would never buy a salvaged title bike unless I was using it strictly for parts or for the track.

If I'm not mistaken, most insurance companies won't even insure a bike that has a salvage title.
 
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