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Hey guys, a friend of mine just bought his bike a month ago but is now selling it because he got a screaming deal on a 2011 600RR. He's asking $3800 for the bike as it sits.

The bike has been setup as a pseudo track bike including clip-ons, a quick shifter, rear sets, -1 front, +2 in back, new chain, BMC air filter, and Woodcraft Stator cover. It has 23k on the chassis but the engine supposedly has about 10k.

Now I realize its been down and is not a show bike and from what I can tell it runs strong. The only issue I'm having is trying to identify the forks. Has anyone ever seen black and gold forks like what is on there? I really want to make this deal happen but, I don't want to inherit someone else's problem. Any help you guys can loan would be greatly appreciated.

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Those look like OEM with gold inner tubes to me.
 

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I'm looking through a busted cell phone screen so I could be wrong lol but you sure you're not looking at the fender mounting bolt?

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Thats what I get for using a phone to see too....:thumbdown. stupid blocking software.
 

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They definitely look to be 05 R6 forks, but the caps are from a non-Raven and the brakes are from a Raven.
Yeah, the lack of compression adjusters is definitely 05 like you say.... It looks like an 05 fork with coated tubes. Not sure why you would retrofit an 05 fork to that bike....
 

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Yeah, the lack of compression adjusters is definitely 05 like you say.... It looks like an 05 fork with coated tubes. Not sure why you would retrofit an 05 fork to that bike....
I don't know. I actually prefer the 06+ forks more, with the 08+ being my favorites. I have two sets of 06-07 forks at home to work on right now, so I may do some overall measurement comparison for the sake of knowing. But even in being 05 forks, the front end does not appear to have matching parts in that the brakes or the caps weren't originally for the forks. And due to the cartridge rod differences between the models, it's not likely that the caps are from anything other than a 2005 model.
 

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I don't know. I actually prefer the 06+ forks more, with the 08+ being my favorites. I have two sets of 06-07 forks at home to work on right now, so I may do some overall measurement comparison for the sake of knowing. But even in being 05 forks, the front end does not appear to have matching parts in that the brakes or the caps weren't originally for the forks. And due to the cartridge rod differences between the models, it's not likely that the caps are from anything other than a 2005 model.
:werd I agree the 08s are the shiznit. Not much diff than the 06/07 though. It does look like some mix and match, but its kinda sketchy that it has 05 forks. Doesnt make much sense unless it was wrecked or had nice forks that were parted and these were thrown on to sell it.
 

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:werd I agree the 08s are the shiznit. Not much diff than the 06/07 though. It does look like some mix and match, but its kinda sketchy that it has 05 forks. Doesnt make much sense unless it was wrecked or had nice forks that were parted and these were thrown on to sell it.
More or less my general feeling about it. Although for a mix and match, someone took the pain to replace the inner tubes with some nice coated ones, probably at an expense of $175 or more per leg.
 

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More or less my general feeling about it. Although for a mix and match, someone took the pain to replace the inner tubes with some nice coated ones, probably at an expense of $175 or more per leg.
Unless they had the tools to do it themselves..... or to replace some leaking seals...
 

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Unless they had the tools to do it themselves..... or to replace some leaking seals...
No, I'm just talking tubes. Them things get pricey. I did one set and sold the tools. On top of the frustration factor, I ruined a tube and fork bottom.
 
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