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Hey, im looking for my first real sport bike, until now ive rode on a honda 50, 90, and most recently a 74 honda 450. A friend of a friend has an early 90's zx for sale. I wasnt told the year, or mileage, but ive seen a pic (kind of, it was a 2 sec clip of video, but i didnt see the front so i couldnt tell the bodystyle exactly). He said its a 7 and has some mods done and its pretty quick. It looks to be in nice shape and hes selling for 1300 if its for a friend. My guy says that the owner is forced to sell due to 3 or 4 tickets, what yall think?????????
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Sounds about right for an early 90's... My first bike was an '86 ZX600... The one you're talking about probably looks a lot like the bike Tom Cruise rode around in Top Gun...

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hmm, i dont like that movie lol. I went to that 7r owners forum, and i think the bike looked like the 92 or 93 that the had a pic of. I want soemwhat contemporary styling, and something faster than my 450. Im a bit to big for a 600 but i hear ppl say that the size on the 7r is okay for a bigger guy, and its stability is comforting. Im willing to spend a bit more money, and id like a 900cc but this bike for $1300 is pretty good. I dont know any good places to look for bikes, id like something under 3k. How much to mid 90's zx9's go for? Im also getting all new gear, helmet gloves and jacket, pants to come later.
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I should probably mention that i dont necisarily need a hardcore twistie machine or anything, i like them though, but i want to put good miles on the bike so any suggestions of sport touring bikes would be ok too. I like the busa and blackbird but they seem to be big $$ and hard to find in wisconsin
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I'd say you could probably find a decent mid-90's ZX9 for about $3,000 tops...

Don't know about Wisconsin, but here in New England we've got this publication called the "WantAds", basically, a weekly newspaper-like book full of stuff for sale, which usually has a few pages full of used sportbikes in the area. I would think there's an equivalent out there? I could be wrong... I dunno, maybe try checking out some 9R specific forum somewhere, if it's big enough, chances are someone knows something...

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thanks for the info, the local papers classifieds suck, but we have this "wisconsin auto and rv" thing that comes out, you can pick it up in like grocery stores and gas stations. It usually has some bikes but mostly from dealers, il check out 9r forums, thanks!
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I just talked directly to the owner of the bike, its a 92 with 45k on it. Supposedly its got 3grand into it, and he wants 3100 not 1300 like i was originally told. That sound really steap to me. Am i nuts or is he?
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I just talked directly to the owner of the bike, its a 92 with 45k on it. Supposedly its got 3grand into it, and he wants 3100 not 1300 like i was originally told. That sound really steap to me. Am i nuts or is he?
That's sounds a little high. Particularly with 45K on the clock, UNLESS it's like in really good condition and there are quality mods on it. If the mods are mostly cosmetic and he has an aftermarket pipe and a cheap can on it, he can go pound sand. Now, if the aftermarket stuff is like tweaked Ohlins suspension components and properly jetted carbs with a nice exhaust system, then he's probably justified in what he's asking for it.

Hard to say in this case... Need more info on the bike, what he's done to it, etc...

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i hear hes desperate to sell, hes got hospital bills so ima wait a lil bit and see if hell come down on the price. Supposedly the mods let it run with some late 90's 900s (his other friends). Im a big guy (270lbs) and thats a heavy bike (`500lbs or so). Im worried that my power to weight ratio will suck compared to some of the guys i go with (170-80lb guys, on 99-2k2 600's). Im a far better rider than many of them technically, but im afraid this bike wont put down the power i want. Most of my experiencee isnt with sportbikes tho, so i may be wrong.
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i hear hes desperate to sell, hes got hospital bills so ima wait a lil bit and see if hell come down on the price. Supposedly the mods let it run with some late 90's 900s (his other friends). Im a big guy (270lbs) and thats a heavy bike (`500lbs or so). Im worried that my power to weight ratio will suck compared to some of the guys i go with (170-80lb guys, on 99-2k2 600's). Im a far better rider than many of them technically, but im afraid this bike wont put down the power i want. Most of my experiencee isnt with sportbikes tho, so i may be wrong.
Anything shy of an all-out street race, and you can hang with them. I was once told that the average streebike rider will never see the limits of a 600CC bike.

3,100 seems ungodly high. I payed 6400 for a brand new, off the showroom, 0 miles 2003 ZX6R 636 a couple of years back. Give some serious thought to the condition of the bike, and shop around.

Just my , I wouldnt pay 3100 for an early 90s bike with that many miles.



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