1993 Kawasaki ZX7

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  1. nsb22

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    I should add that I'm only looking at spending 2k on a bike. This will be my first sportbike, and I'd rather not have anything too expensive.

    Thanks.
     
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    $2K will make it a little harder to get something nice, reliable and not in need of maintenance, but still doable. Especially now that it is bike riding season.

    My best advice to you is keep the $2K close at hand so you are able to act quickly. It would suck to miss out again on another bike.

    Steve
     

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    I can understand the seller's actions.
    I'm selling a sportbike right now and have had at least 10 people who are "going to the bank tomorrow" and sealed the deal with a handshake.
    Guess what? The bike is still in the garage and still for sale.
    The first guy with CASH in his hand takes it home.
    The only way i'd hold the bike overnight is with a $100+ deposit.
     
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    Trust me, if I go look at another bike, that money will be within easy access. :supergrin:
     
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    I also don't mind getting a bike that needs a little work. As long as it runs and is rideable when I pick it up. I honestly enjoying working on bikes.


    I have a 1981 CM400E in my garage that I've been meaning to get running again and sell. The only thing that bothers me is the throttle cables are a bit of a pain to hook up on that thing!
     
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    Do not rush in to the 600 class and wait for a 700 or 750 sportbike.the 600 is just going to move you into the 1000 class
    faster. Good Luck and Ride Safe:thumbsup:

    hope the guy that fouled up your 700, has that happen to him when he wants to buy something, so he learns "you are only as good as your word."
     
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    Dude you're better off on not getting a 93 ZX7. I had one and blew my motor up at the 40K mile marker......then again I rode the ever loving piss out of it......man I loved that bike. It was the coolest looking bike out at that time..... you missed out on buying a great bike.
     
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    You can probably find a mid 90s Nighthawk 700 for a good deal less than $2000. They handle well, have good power, and are very low maintenance. Self adjusting valves, shaft drive, etc.

    http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/model/Honda/honda_cb700_nighthawk_s.htm

    http://www.motorcyclingblog.com/specs/honda-cb-700-sc-nighthawk-1985

    I used to play on a couple 700s at the dealer where I worked when I was in high-school. They are really intuitive and easy to ride... plus they are pretty quick.

    I'd sooner ride an old 700 Nighthawk over any Katana 600. I'd bet that a 2-decade old CB700 would take it to a SV650 in a straight-up street race too.
     
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    So, if anybody needs a left mirror for a 1993 ZX7, I might know where you could get one for about $30! :animlol: :ender:
     
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    That would be a mid-80s Nighthawk. Other than that I agree. Mid 90s were the CB750 Nighthawk - chain drive and slower steering than the 80s.

    CB750:[​IMG]
     
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    The bikes we have here at our local MSF course are Nighthawk 250's. Those actually had more power than one would think.
     
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    That's what I meant, "90s" was a typo. The links, specs and "2-decade old" reference I posted were related to mid-80's Nighthawks. IMO, they were pretty reliable and predictable bikes, with enough oomph for fun.