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I thinking about buying a 2006 Z1000 with around 15k on it. It has been down once and the owner only replaced the muffler and the bar end. It looks like it was a low speed deal as the damage is very light and the frame slider sure did it's job. Is there anything else I should check? Also, what should be a reasonable price for the bike?
Last but not least, are there any other issues I should know about on this model?
 

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I thinking about buying a 2006 Z1000 with around 15k on it. It has been down once and the owner only replaced the muffler and the bar end. It looks like it was a low speed deal as the damage is very light and the frame slider sure did it's job. Is there anything else I should check? Also, what should be a reasonable price for the bike?
Last but not least, are there any other issues I should know about on this model?
If he lets you, take the thing for a ride. Get it up to around 40mph, then let go of the handlebars - if they start shaking slightly, then the accident caused some frame tweaks... This happened to mine after I was hit on the freeway and the bike basically ghost-rided itself until it fell over like a low side accident. Wasnt dropped HARD, yet the steering still shook like crazy if you let off the bars.

Also, take a close look around where the radiator attaches to the frame - if you see any rust or change in the paint there, its because the crash actually bent the radiator as well.

Neither of these are DETRIMENTAL to the bike - I still rode mine around for two years in that condition. It was fine. Reason I say you look for this is because you can use that info to drop the price accordingly. :)

As for value, depends upon what state you are in. Check KBB.com - they give retail and trade in prices. Your price (private seller) should be between the two ranges they give you.

Good luck!
 

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Just liked So-Crates said. Best way to know if anything is wrong is to ride the bike. Most of the time if theres any problems in the actual frame you should be able to feel it while riding. Also look at the whole bike and pick at anything wrong you see. You can usually get them to knock down the price a lot once you starting pointing this out that are broken/worn down.
 

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Thanks, I'll give these things a go and see what happens. If I find any problems, I'll report back here with those things too.
 

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if you find any problems dont commit to buying the bike just yet. see how low theyre willing to go then if you can wait post about it here and theres a lot of experts on the boards that can tell you if its worth it or not.
 
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