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Old 08-04-2012, 10:34 PM   #5626
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Old 08-04-2012, 11:32 PM   #5627
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wow, you got a thing for those KZ1000's, eh?
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Old 08-05-2012, 04:35 AM   #5628
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wow, you got a thing for those KZ1000's, eh?
I have owned a big Z continuously since I was 15 in 1982. I have got it pretty bad I must say. I have a 78 z1000 on the way from the UK and I just need a 76 z900 and I am done. I hope.
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Old 08-05-2012, 07:55 AM   #5629
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I have owned a big Z continuously since I was 15 in 1982. I have got it pretty bad I must say. I have a 78 z1000 on the way from the UK and I just need a 76 z900 and I am done. I hope.

Oh man does that bring back memories!!!
I had a '74 Z1, bought new, put 70,000 miles on it, had it for 10 years, wish I'd never sold it.

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Old 08-05-2012, 11:50 AM   #5630
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Old 08-06-2012, 04:00 AM   #5631
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Oh man does that bring back memories!!!
I had a '74 Z1, bought new, put 70,000 miles on it, had it for 10 years, wish I'd never sold it.

that is a beauty - I can only imagine how you felt the day you picked that up in 1974. I love my 1974 and I think it is the most 'character' bike out of all of them. I can't believe you sold it but I bet it was the right thing to do at the time. I brought my 74 in from the States two years ago and I love riding it. You guys have all the best bikes over there. Would you buy another?
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Old 08-06-2012, 04:54 AM   #5632
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that is a beauty - I can only imagine how you felt the day you picked that up in 1974. I love my 1974 and I think it is the most 'character' bike out of all of them. I can't believe you sold it but I bet it was the right thing to do at the time. I brought my 74 in from the States two years ago and I love riding it. You guys have all the best bikes over there. Would you buy another?
I'm always thinking about buying another one but they've become very collectable and the price for one in good condition is $5,000 and up. I sold mine to buy a new '84 GPZ 900 (Ninja). A superior bike in every way to the Z1 except in character. I've always thought the 73-74 Z1 was the best looking bike ever made. Maybe some day...
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Old 08-06-2012, 06:14 AM   #5633
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Old 08-06-2012, 07:23 AM   #5634
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That was going to be my next bike instead of buying another Speed Triple, but Kawasaki chose to screw owners with the model designation. You *must* be getting raped on insurance my friend!
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Old 08-06-2012, 07:26 AM   #5635
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Old 08-06-2012, 08:05 AM   #5636
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That was going to be my next bike instead of buying another Speed Triple, but Kawasaki chose to screw owners with the model designation. You *must* be getting raped on insurance my friend!
Not sure what happened on that front. My insurance is 394 a year. state farm.
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Old 08-06-2012, 08:07 AM   #5637
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Good on ya. I called everywhere (SF included). No one was even *close* to $400.
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Old 08-06-2012, 08:25 AM   #5638
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insurance is why i dropped that bike from my short list,

my C14 is cheaper than a v-strom 650 or a versys.

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Old 08-06-2012, 08:42 AM   #5639
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Good on ya. I called everywhere (SF included). No one was even *close* to $400.
Interesting.



I have high deductibles, or what I'd consider higher. Maybe that has something to do with it.

I also have multi-line, but I didn't think that did anything for Motorcycles.
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Old 08-06-2012, 09:39 AM   #5640
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