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Thoughts on this bike.... - February 14, 2011, 08:19 AM

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I am looking into getting an inexpensive commuter. I saw this and thought the price was good and the reviews seem solid. Didn't someone on the board own one or know someone who did?

2001 Kawasaki ZR7

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February 14, 2011, 08:29 AM

at that price if its in good shape cant go wrong for a commuter bike
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at that price if its in good shape cant go wrong for a commuter bike
Thats what I am thinking as well. I want another SV but since I am paying cash for whatever I buy, price is a consideration.


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Offer them 2 grand! Great bike with low miles.


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February 14, 2011, 08:58 AM

i got a friend selling an rc51 for that price range that was tracked but just needs and upper with headlight to make it road worthy or make it a street fighter, i can ask him for details or a link he might have it on 13x forums
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Offer them 2 grand! Great bike with low miles.
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Do you have any experience with these bikes? Thats a great deal and I think would meet my needs but I am not too comfortable with carbs yet.


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That shit is like wearing a condom your whole life while living in DC, but going to brazil and going bare back with all the chicks because they look better.

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So next time you feel the need to prove to the world that you should have been euthanized as a child, do it in someone else's thread.

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Do you have any experience with these bikes? Thats a great deal and I think would meet my needs but I am not too comfortable with carbs yet.
Carbs are pretty easy. If your looking for a cheap commuter bike I wouldn't let carbs be a deciding factor.
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February 14, 2011, 10:09 AM

It was me... actually my dad's bike, but I have spent some time on it, and did some review on here. If you serached zr7-s you would have found these;

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It was me... actually my dad's bike, but I have spent some time on it, and did some review on here. If you serached zr7-s you would have found these;

Lake George, NY... Great Weekend! Pics

http://www.dcsportbikes.net/forum/f2...00-nice-58922/
Nice. I was drooling over your dad's bike when you were selling it Unfortunately I couldn't justify 2 bikes then. What were your impressions?


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That shit is like wearing a condom your whole life while living in DC, but going to brazil and going bare back with all the chicks because they look better.

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So next time you feel the need to prove to the world that you should have been euthanized as a child, do it in someone else's thread.

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Carbs are pretty easy. If your looking for a cheap commuter bike I wouldn't let carbs be a deciding factor.
My current bike is carbed but I have just a let shop do the work. I tried to do most of the work on my SV myself and would to start that as well on the Kawi if purchased. Appreciate the insight.


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February 14, 2011, 10:30 AM

From reading the ad it sounds like it should be good to go as is. What about carbs specifically are you having doubts about?
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From reading the ad it sounds like it should be good to go as is. What about carbs specifically are you having doubts about?
Everything I just have not had to tune or adjust them myself. I want to learn anyways so this would probably work just fine. I was spoiled with FI on my old SV.


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February 14, 2011, 12:00 PM

Quote from my sale thread;

This will make an excellent second bike for those SuperSport riders who are tired of the back-breaking commutes in the scortching heat.
I have done some 2up all day rides and this bike was right at home.
It gets awesome gas mileage too! This bike does almost anything and everything exceptionally well... it's like a swiss army knife!
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i got a friend selling an rc51 for that price range that was tracked but just needs and upper with headlight to make it road worthy or make it a street fighter, i can ask him for details or a link he might have it on 13x forums
RC doesn't make a good commuter bike though. It's like a torture rack sitting on that thing.


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Everything I just have not had to tune or adjust them myself. I want to learn anyways so this would probably work just fine. I was spoiled with FI on my old SV.
If your just using it to commute you should not have to tune or adjust anything. I would jump on it, seems like a good price and in good shape. If you go to see it tell the seller you want the bike to be cold, that way you can see how it acts when you try to cold start it. Carbs have been used on cars and bikes for a long time, they are not too bad once you get a little farmiliar with them.
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