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Well Ladies and Gents, the time has come.

Unfortunately, my car has fallen a bit under the weather lately and, as my primary means of transport, I have no choice by to put some money back into it. With that in mind, I've decided I should probably let the FZ go for now.

Forum folks get first dibs, but I really need to get the bike sold before the end of the month so that I can get my car back on the road. This is a sad time, but hopefully a temporary one. I hope to get back into the family as soon as my finances even out a little, so save room at the table for me! Thanks for looking and for all the help so far! -John

EDIT: I just remembered that Craigslist postings are frowned upon, correct? Anyway, I'll just cut and paste the info below and you guys can pm/call/e-mail me with any questions. Thanks! -John

If you’re ready to buy and don’t need to be convinced, here are the quick and dirty details:
-2006 Yamaha FZ6 with 490 Miles
-Asking $5300 OBO, entertaining all offers
-Located in Auburn, AL or Sandy Springs/Buckhead/Atlanta, GA
-E-mail me (John) at the Craigslist address above or call me at 404-310-4505

If you need a bit of convincing or some light reading, here you go:

600cc, 96hp, 0-60 in 3.3 seconds… and a comfortable, upright seating position? Must be a dream, right? Nope! It’s your next bike! And it’s ready for you to break it in!

Whether you’re a two-wheeled novice or a seasoned expert, Yamaha’s FZ6 is the perfect bike for you. Yes, you! If you’re looking at this ad, it’s because you’re at least remotely interested in a sport touring motorcycle and I must advise you- look no further. You’ve found the best one out there.

Here’s a quick overview for the uninitiated: With the FZ6, Yamaha essentially made a more comfortable and drivable version of their legendary R6 Street/Track bike. The FZ provides a more upright seating position, using a raised handlebar and placing the foot pegs lower and farther forward than on the R6. The FZ also enjoys a more linear and usable power band than the R6, with more power available across the entire RPM range.

What does all of this mean? It means that you can go way too fast and still be comfortable! If you’re like me and value comfort highly but don’t want to sacrifice any performance, this is definitely your bike. It’ll do 0-60 in 3.3 seconds, but you don’t have to see a chiropractor afterward. You still can if you’d like, though, with all of the money you’ll save on the FZ’s insurance. Since it’s classified as a sport tourer, your premiums will be much lower than on a sport bike.

As far as the mileage, it is not a misprint. This bike has only covered 490 miles in its lifetime, so it is not technically even past break-in (which is 600 miles) yet. It has, however, been properly broken in so for with no extended operation over 7k RPM.

As far as other nice features of the bike, the FZ comes with fuel injection (never mess with a choke again!), electronic ignition, a fully digital and backlit instrument cluster, and a dual undertail exhaust system.

Fortunately for you, this bike also comes pre-seasoned. Yes, that’s right, the previous owner of this bike lowsided it on the left side, resulting in some mildly rashed plastic. Luckily, though, the only damage was some scuffed up paint on the left side plastics.

So, in short, there is NO MECHANICAL DAMAGE. The previous owner replaced the scratched crankcase cover and I purchased a piece to replace the only cracked area. I’ll include that piece in the sale. That leaves you with the decision of whether to paint the rest of the bike.

I originally intended to paint it, but then decided that I preferred to ride the bike and had no intention to show it, so the paint would be a waste of my funds. I have gotten an estimate of $300 for a full paint job, though, and can refer you to that shop. This, of course, will be factored in to the price.

Anyway, sounds like an awesome bike, right? So I must be crazy for selling, right? Well, yes and no. Here’s the deal: I’ve owned the bike since August and bought it to commute back and forth to work, meetings, and class. My commute, though, is usually less than 5 miles every day (hence the low mileage).

Though a motorcycle is certainly more convenient for the commute, A) I’d be in better physical shape if I’d get off my lazy butt and ride my bicycle instead and, more importantly, B) I’ve got a few repairs I’d like to make to my car, and that requires liquid assets. In the end, I really don’t need to sell the bike, but I also don’t need to keep it. So, if I get an offer that is close to what I’m asking, then the bike goes off to a new home!

If you’re still not convinced and you need more info, here is a great review of the bike:
There are plenty more good reviews out there- just Google it!

As far as pricing is concerned, KBB says $5215 for average retail and NADA claims $5230. That price, however, is with 10,500 miles on it. Since this bike has only 490, I conservatively add $600 to the value, making it $5815. Then, I take into account the $300 in paint work and end up at $5515.

I’ll be nice and swallow the extra $215, so I’m asking $5300. I will entertain all offers, and I am willing to perform the 600-mile service if that makes it more attractive to you.

Also, the mileage is currently 520 and may increase by approximately 5 miles per day, as I am still enjoying the bike. I can guarantee, however, that the mileage will not increase more than 5 miles per day.

I’ve posted pictures on Photobucket: FZ6/?albumview=slideshow

I’m also more than happy to take and e-mail you any particular pictures that you would like. Feel free to contact me by PM or on my cell at 404-310-4505.

The bike is currently located in Auburn, AL where I am in school. Auburn is 2 hours from Atlanta, Birmingham and just about everything else. I’m more than happy to show the bike at any time. My permanent residence, however, is in Sandy Springs, GA, and arrangements can be made for me to transport the bike there when you decide to purchase it.

I appreciate you looking at my ad and I look forward to passing this bike on to someone who can enjoy it as much as I have!

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