Z1000

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

  1. gto3

    gto3 Been here awhile

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    I think you hit the nail on the head here,I sometimes look at my 03 z and think to myself "fuck,this thing is ugly !"but when I hop on and go for a ride I couldn't be happier:norton
  2. ///Monster

    ///Monster Does it have wheels?

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    I like the way the Z1000's look.

    I like the new FZ8, Duc SF, and CB1000 a lot too. I think it's a naked thing. I also like the wide handlebars, narrow clip-on's feel so strange.
  3. southwade

    southwade ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Winter screen?

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  4. southwade

    southwade ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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  5. merc16

    merc16 Been here awhile

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    Nice !!! Congratulations Southwade, it looks great.
  6. BlueBlazerIrregular

    BlueBlazerIrregular Bike Punk

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    That being said, those pics MAKE me want to check out the Z1000 more than I did before. GREAT color and image Southwade.
  7. RxZ

    RxZ Legal Drug Dealer

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    Congrats on the new bike Southwade! I know you are enjoying it, especially with the warm January weather of the past couple of days!
  8. ///Monster

    ///Monster Does it have wheels?

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    Found a nice home for those crash bars.

    Love the new bike. I wonder what it would look like with bar end mirrors instead of those factory mirrors. - Photoshop opportunity -
  9. southwade

    southwade ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    I want to get some Speed Triple style mirrors for it.

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  10. ///Monster

    ///Monster Does it have wheels?

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    I think I want those too now. lol
  11. O-man21

    O-man21 Adventurer

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    I have a shot a getting an 04 with 17k miles. They're asking 4500, what should I offer? How is the reliability on these bikes? Anything I should look out for? It looks brand new from when I went to look at it today, but the mileage concerns me. I've never owned a bike with more than 10k miles.

    Should I be worried? Or should I jump on this? The KBB is 3800, I think I'll offer 3700 cash.
  12. Nophix

    Nophix Been here awhile

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    Offer him $3500. Unless it's extremely clean, thats about all they go for.

    As for reliability, they're pretty bulletproof. I've got 22k on mine, and ride it like it's built to be ridden. It doesn't miss a beat.

    And 17k miles is NOT a lot of miles. Modern bikes are built to go just as long as modern cars. The problems lie in the fact that with sport bikes, most are wadded up before they ever have a chance to be ridden far. I've seen guys go over 200k and never crack the engine open. I've got close myself.

    As long as it's clean, and well maintained, and you continue that trend, it'll go for several thousand more miles. Which is good, since you won't want to ever get rid of it. EVER. Trust me :evil
  13. O-man21

    O-man21 Adventurer

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    Yea that's what I'm planning. The problem I have is that it's at a dealer, so he has some overhead to cover. I'll walk in with 3500 cash tomorrow morning. It has aftermarket grips and an aftermarket windshield too, along with a muzzy exhaust. Those things to me, lower the value, but we'll see.
  14. Nophix

    Nophix Been here awhile

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    The Windshield is almost a MUST. I love my Zero Gravity screen.

    The dealer may be more willing to work with you than a private owner, actually. Go with cash, be prepared to walk out if you have to. He may have to stew on it a bit.

    Grips aren't really worth anything. Neither is the Muzzy exhaust.
  15. O-man21

    O-man21 Adventurer

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    Thanks for the help. I'll show up with 3500 tomorrow morning.
  16. southwade

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  17. O-man21

    O-man21 Adventurer

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    Well I got worked over pretty hard but i'm still happy. Got the bike for $4425 out the door. Worked out to 4109 before fees/tax. Right at NADA value.

    Pics to come soon.

    It has a tail tidy already, with a stupid green light instead of red. Anyone know a good kit I can get so it's back to a legal red bulb?

    Also, it has no front turn signals, anyone know a good set that I can buy and install myself?

    It's also got a set of Muzzy slip ons and a power commander already installed. Is it worth it to tinker with that, or just leave it as is?
  18. -Macca-

    -Macca- Adventurer

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    G'day..

    I trawled in here looking for ideas on bolting a set of more "off-road" oriented tyres onto my 2005 Z750, and ended up sitting up way too long reading threads...

    So, I've got a black 2005 Z750. Mainly used for punting around the hills, but every now and then I feel the need for speed, without wanting to risk the license:

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    Does well enough for what it is (and scares quite a few of the CBZXYZRRRRRR riders too :D).

    After spending the evening reading, I think I might get a more off-road biased bike and keep the Zed for bitumen scooting..
  19. southwade

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  20. merc16

    merc16 Been here awhile

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    Let the mods begin, eh Southwade ? :clap