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Old 06-25-2008, 03:32 AM   #16
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I've spent a goodly amount of time over at www.z1000.net It's a pretty active forum.
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Old 06-25-2008, 03:51 AM   #17
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I enjoyed my Z1000 trememdously.




Took it on many long trips and it always ran like a top.

I'm a little over 6' and found the seating position fairly upright - not too leaned over. I would have liked a little more leg room on long rides but you can't have it all!

Contrats on the new bike - I'm sure you are having a blast!
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Old 12-12-2008, 08:20 AM   #18
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I enjoyed my Z1000 trememdously.

Took it on many long trips and it always ran like a top.

I'm a little over 6' and found the seating position fairly upright - not too leaned over. I would have liked a little more leg room on long rides but you can't have it all!

Contrats on the new bike - I'm sure you are having a blast!
Yeah, it's been a little over a year now since I bought my Z and what a great summer I had. No regrets at all - I love this bike. The only mods I've done is to purchase a set of brand new OEM mufflers off eBay for $75 to use on longer trips - the Yoshi pipes sound great, but can be a bit much for more than a day ride. I'll keep both exhaust systems and change up to the OEM ones for my Cape Breton run next summer.

Oh yeah, I also made a homemade rack for it. I am going to get some sort of a trunk (like a Givi) and maybe even some side pannier bags for it this winter.





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Old 12-12-2008, 08:49 AM   #19
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I still drool over Z1000s... I even like the stock exhaust! I guess I'll put that on my list again for Santa this year
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Old 12-12-2008, 09:17 AM   #20
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My son Nick had a Z1000, sold it about 2 years ago when he caught "Duc Fever". He regrets selling the bike. We bought it used and had it down to the Z1000 or a Speed Triple and he wen Kawi because he couldn't handle the looks of the headlights on the Speedy (kids!).

I rode the bike quite a bit and I really liked it. The engine pulled like a four cylinder superbike - much more like my old R1 than like other bikes I have owned, but it did have more of a "torquey" feel than the R1 had - it seemed to deliver some good power in the low powerband for a 4-cylinder bike.

The seating position was interesting - I found it to be pretty darn upfright and forward. I felt more like I was sitting "in front" of the bike than "down in" the bike - sort of the opposite of my old R1150R whch made me feel like I was sitting down in the guts of the bike.

We (Nick and I) loved the black paint job (certainly more than the green - but I know a lot of "Kawi guys" like the green) and while we had toyed at first with going to an aftermarket exhaust, the stock exhaust grew on us and we were glad we kept it - very unique look, here are a few pics of that great old bike - I think it was an 03. We sold it to a guy in Baltimore so if anyone is up there you may see it running around:

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Old 12-12-2008, 09:33 AM   #21
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I had an 04 in black. I had a bunch of powdercoating done,PC3usb, micron pipe and dry shot nitrous....it all worked pretty well. I should look for a pic , it was menacing ride.
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Old 12-12-2008, 08:10 PM   #22
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Did z750s are welcome in this thred?If yes,here is my 05 Z750






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Old 12-13-2008, 06:09 AM   #23
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Ghostrider, do you know a guy named Gordon from Pensacola FL. The reason I ask is that the only time I've seen a Z750S on the road, the guy was riding with a person (Gordon IIRC) that had a blue Sprint. They stayed next to us at the KOA in Tellico Plains.
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Old 12-13-2008, 07:50 AM   #24
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I bought a new one on 2003. Sometimes I wish I hadn't sold it.



Did a little touring on it as well.

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Old 12-20-2008, 06:41 PM   #25
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Oh yeah, I also made a homemade rack for it. I am going to get some sort of a trunk (like a Givi) and maybe even some side pannier bags for it this winter.


you "made" that rack? Those are some mad fab skills my friend
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Old 12-20-2008, 07:09 PM   #26
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Ghostrider, do you know a guy named Gordon from Pensacola FL. The reason I ask is that the only time I've seen a Z750S on the road, the guy was riding with a person (Gordon IIRC) that had a blue Sprint. They stayed next to us at the KOA in Tellico Plains.

sorry no,i don't know gordon. this picture was taken in se iowa on one of our 500+ mile day rides.sprint in the picture it belong to my friend martin,it's 06 sprint st.he just replace it with 07 abs version in the same color due to crash last fall.i rode his sprint and shortly after buy one 01 sprint st with 955 motot,rode it whole summer and trade it for 05 tiger,did i mension i love the triple motor.......blah,blah.my z 750 was put to the side for while but i still ride it.my z is great light,quick and good gas milage.i did fw trips on it with great results like 1600 miles deals gap from chicago in 3 days or 1700 mile lost in mid west trip(il,wi,ia,mo,in,mi).wether in chicago suck so riding season is short so sometimes we try to get creative


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Old 05-18-2009, 08:39 AM   #27
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bit of a thread revival ... not many Z owners here.

Picked this puppy up tuesday, commuting has become quite a bit more fun.





Trip planning begins!
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Old 05-18-2009, 01:02 PM   #28
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The first time I saw a Z1000 I was sitting at a gas station in my cage and this guy pulled up. I was 16. That was the bike I wanted, it was white with the orange (or red?) seat. I think the stock gold pipes made it stand out. Of course I got a YZF600 instead because it was cheaper, but I still want a Z!

But now I think I'd rather the Street/Speed Triple.. lol. So many bikes so hard to choose.
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Old 05-18-2009, 08:30 PM   #29
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I actually wanted a Speed Triple ... but I couldn't find a clean title one around. So I went with second best option, Z1000. Very happy with it so far. :)
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Old 09-20-2009, 03:34 PM   #30
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Day to Day impressions

Can some of you z1000 owners take me through the pros and cons of the bike? I've posted elsewhere, but I've noticed a few z's around lately for very reasonable prices. I keep going back and forth between a second bike with classic looks (sporty or bonnie) and strong performance (sv1000, SP3), and I think the performance bug is winning! I'd like to use the bike for commuting, cruising around town, and enjoying the twisties (no knee scraping for me yet!). The question has been asked before: what is it like living with a z1000? Why are so many stories on this thread of people who have sold their z?
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