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1993 Kawasaki ZX7

Discussion in 'Moto Club' started by nsb22, Jun 18, 2007.

  1. nsb22

    nsb22 TEAM OAF

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    I just bought me a 1993 Kawasaki ZX7 today. I pick her up Wednesday!

    Believe it or not, it hasn't been laid down while moving. It has taken a spill or two while parked, but that is fine with me. I will end up buying a left side mirror though. It does come with new front brake pads, frame sliders, oil and filters , license plate mount and mechanics manual.


    This will be my first "real" bike. I had a 1980 KZ440LTD for a summer and sold it to a friend. Sure wish I hadn't done that.


    Anything special I should know about the ZX7?

    Thanks! :wavey:
     
  2. Berto

    Berto woo woo

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    They don't come with a trailer hitch.
     

  3. nsb22

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    Wait! You mean I don't get 26 cubic foot of storage space? :ender:

    :animlol:
     
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    Pavement tastes the same no matter what you fall off of.
    Watch youself, watch the cagers.
     
  6. whogasak47

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    The Tire,Sprocket,and Chain Mfrs congratulate your purchase.


    The Halloween leather,chrome, and handlebar fringe folks will not send you Christmas cards.

    You will learn physics(real world) ex. why a motorcycle turns.

    You will know what front break control really means.

    You will have a Great bike to do just about anything you want.
    CONGRATULATIONS!!!


    Good Luck and Ride Safe


    :thumbsup:
     
  7. DaisyCutter

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    I had a G/F (now ex) loan me her ZX-7 for a few weeks. It was a good bike. Kinda heavy, but I liked the stability and predictability. It held a line real damn well.

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  8. nsb22

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    Amazingly, everything I learned in the motorcycle school a few years ago came back really quick Monday night. Man it was awesome just being back on a bike!

    I did learn that you actually have to squeeze the tank a bit though. The first big bump I hit taught me that lesson.

    If all goes well, I'll be picking her up tomorrow afternoon!

    :wavey:

    Now I need to find a new lid, gloves, pants and boots. :ender:
     
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    I find it slightly ironic that I'm a cop, and I'm buying this bike from him because of the tickets that another cop wrote! :animlol:
     
  10. DaisyCutter

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    FWIW, I've found that the poleezzz are pretty lenient with bikers, usually.

    I've only ever been pulled over once, and that time I was 2X+ over the speed limit on the freeway, passing in the hazard lane. I got a ticket for an illegal lane change. Haven't done that manuver since... despite the fact that there are always mexican landscapers going 45 in the HOV lane and littering the whole freeway. Actually, the LEO that pulled me over considered letting me go, but then decided I needed to take a defensive driving course instead.

    If the guy you bought that ZX7 from had several tickets... then it's likely a good idea that he got rid of the bike.
     
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    :steamed: I'll appologize for nsb's actions due to the following information he will be providing. I must warn you, he is pretty upset:steamed: . I would be too:steamed: .

    I'll let him tell the story.
     
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    So, Monday night I rode the bike and made him an offer. He accepted the offer, knowing that it would be today before I could get to the bank. He then SHOOK MY HAND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Which to me means a lot. To me, shaking my hand was like signing the title.

    I tried calling him today when he said he'd be off of work. He never answered. So KC and I decided to drive over to where he lives. Finally got a hold of him, after some interesting detective work :animlol:, and discovered that he had sold it last night. He didn't even bother calling me. This would also explain why he refused to answer his phone.


    KC said I looked like I was going to hit the goober. :scared:


    Well, guess I'll give the guy with the '95 YZF600 and she if he'll take my money!


    :rant: What the hell is wrong with kids today! :rant:
     
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    What a twit, that really sucks.

    Guess it really wasn't meant to be, but you will find the right bike.

    Steve
     
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    :countingsheep: :motorcycle::countingsheep:
    :countingsheep: :countingsheep: :countingsheep::countingsheep:

    Sleep over it tonite nsb, you'll find another bike.
     
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    I was just actually browsing that paper and found a bike I'm going to call on tomorrow. 1989 FZR600. With my luck, it's already sold though. :wavey:
     
  16. J.R. Bob Dobbs

    J.R. Bob Dobbs Nerd

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    Sorry to hear the deal fell thru, I know how it feels.

    If you haven't discovered it yet, craigslist.com will generally have lots of local bikes for sale.
     
  17. stmcelroy

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    Craigslist is way better than any other print publications.

    That's where I bought my bike too.

    Steve
     
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    Craigslist has TONS of cruisers in my area, but very limited sportbikes.

    Trust me, I've been looking at everything out there. Or at least I think I have been.

    If you know of anything else, I'll take a look at it!
     
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    Where exactly would "Cornville" be located...:supergrin:
     
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    Why, Iowa of course! :supergrin: