Z1000

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Gregster, Nov 18, 2007.

  1. northline

    northline Something wicked

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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.:evil
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  2. ghostrider.y2k

    ghostrider.y2k ride enything but HD

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    Did z750s are welcome in this thred?If yes,here is my 05 Z750



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  3. Dranrab Luap

    Dranrab Luap E-Tarded Super Moderator

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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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  4. Fireman1000

    Fireman1000 Long timer

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    I bought a new one on 2003. Sometimes I wish I hadn't sold it.

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    Did a little touring on it as well.

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  5. Carlo Muro

    Carlo Muro Supercàzzola

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    you "made" that rack? Those are some mad fab skills my friend :nod :nod
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  6. ghostrider.y2k

    ghostrider.y2k ride enything but HD

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    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:ricky


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  7. Z0RR0

    Z0RR0 Been here awhile

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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. :D

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    Trip planning begins! :evil
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  8. Dave37

    Dave37 Been here awhile

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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.:rofl
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  9. Z0RR0

    Z0RR0 Been here awhile

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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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  10. optimum_malarky

    optimum_malarky Premium nonsense

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    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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  11. fyrfytr

    fyrfytr B.U.F.F.

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    I have a Z750s, which is similar. Softer front end, cheap rear shock, 250cc's less displacement. But here's my take. Great all around bike. I run out of nerve before the bike reaches the limits. Doesn't do anything exceptionally well, but does everything well enough to leave a big smile on your face. And thanks to the smaller displacement, I get 50 mpg. I think the 1000 gets high 30's to low 40's.

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  12. southwade

    southwade ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    DEAD THREAD BUMP!

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  13. Bald Kirk

    Bald Kirk Dances with Dirt Bikes

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    Hey I am back and with a new Z!

    This one is even more fun than the last.

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  14. southwade

    southwade ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Do you like the Urban Brawlers?
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  15. southwade

    southwade ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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  16. Forde

    Forde Been here awhile

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    my old 2005 model sold it last year

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  17. southwade

    southwade ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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  18. southwade

    southwade ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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  19. southwade

    southwade ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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  20. de Vaca

    de Vaca Been here awhile

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    Great looking bike, southwade. I enjoy your photography.
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