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Resurrecting a wrecked 3rd gen!

Hello to all.
I've been riding motorcycles since I was 4 years old and genuine love for all things two wheeled!!
I'm in the process of scooping up a 2012 Z1000 that has been wrecked. The price is right, so its coming home.
At first glance it will need at minimum, a frame, front suspension, fuel tank, header, and I'm certain some other bits and pieces to even be considered ready for a slow test run. I am new to the Kawasaki game and need any and all advice and input to help me round up the parts and bits needed to make this happen. Firstly, a quick search for a used replacement frame yielded me nearly nothing giving the feeling that I may have to consider welding up the current frame if possible. The front suspension got me a couple hits and am wondering what other bikes I could source suspension parts from to get it done.
I will have many other questions I'm certain of that, but this outta do for now.
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Hello to all.
I've been riding motorcycles since I was 4 years old and genuine love for all things two wheeled!!
I'm in the process of scooping up a 2012 Z1000 that has been wrecked. The price is right, so its coming home.
At first glance it will need at minimum, a frame, front suspension, fuel tank, header, and I'm certain some other bits and pieces to even be considered ready for a slow test run. I am new to the Kawasaki game and need any and all advice and input to help me round up the parts and bits needed to make this happen. Firstly, a quick search for a used replacement frame yielded me nearly nothing giving the feeling that I may have to consider welding up the current frame if possible. The front suspension got me a couple hits and am wondering what other bikes I could source suspension parts from to get it done.
I will have many other questions I'm certain of that, but this outta do for now.
Thanks for the ad!!
The Ninja 1000 (not the ZX-10R) will have the same front suspension. Good luck on the frame.


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Hello to all.
I've been riding motorcycles since I was 4 years old and genuine love for all things two wheeled!!
I'm in the process of scooping up a 2012 Z1000 that has been wrecked. The price is right, so its coming home.
At first glance it will need at minimum, a frame, front suspension, fuel tank, header, and I'm certain some other bits and pieces to even be considered ready for a slow test run. I am new to the Kawasaki game and need any and all advice and input to help me round up the parts and bits needed to make this happen. Firstly, a quick search for a used replacement frame yielded me nearly nothing giving the feeling that I may have to consider welding up the current frame if possible. The front suspension got me a couple hits and am wondering what other bikes I could source suspension parts from to get it done.
I will have many other questions I'm certain of that, but this outta do for now.
Thanks for the ad!!
I know bikebandit.com has a tnak for my 2007 Z1k, so I'm sure it will for the 2012. Good luck with the rebuild, sounds like a lot fun!
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Thanks for the response fellas!
Got the bike home today and got it 75% tore down.
The frame is absolutely trashed, the lower engine case is also toast, looks like one fork may have survived but the other is bent for sure, bars plastics fairing stay/ headlight mount all toast. I snagged this thing for $300 so keep that in mind. It has 6,000 miles on it and was well cared for by the original owner efore the crash. I intend to have this bike back on the road in as good or better than new condition.
I'm officially on the proul for a frame, engine case, and a fork and triple trees for a gen 3. Heres the pics from today!
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