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2004 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R, John Caraluzzi of PA | Reader’s Rides

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John Caraluzzi’s 2004 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R (636)

Who: John Caraluzzi

Occupation: Plumber

What: 2004 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R (636)

Owned since: 2008

Where was this purchased: Southern New Jersey from a Craigslist ad

Why this motorcycle: “I wanted one since they day they were introduced. They’re light, sleek and nimble.”

Mods: Following are my DIY upgrades: braided steel lines, sliders, powdercoated frame, swing arm, subframe, triples, motor cases, calipers, rear sets. M4 exhaust, power commander, levers, vortex clip ons, and a whole bunch of other personalized touches.

Why I ride: “The feeling of freedom and thought clearing – It’s my main balance in life.”

Previous motorcycles: 2004 Honda F4i, 2002 Suzuki GSX-R1000, 2005 Harley-Davidson Sportster.


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