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My gsxr750 is really starting to tick me off... I am this close > < to selling it and finally getting a '10 Z1000. Unfortunately I'll probably have to wait until next year and get a leftover (if there are any). I haven't seen any used ones for sale yet. No surprise there. lol


Anyone in the southeast US got one for sale?? :rolleyes:
 

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Yeah that's what I'm afraid of. If I have to get a new one, I will. It would just take me a little longer to come up with the extra money. I don't want to get into another bike payment if I don't have to.
 

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get a 03-08 used one. after all the magazine HYPE you will find a nice used one will fit the bill just fine. lots of clean low millage z 1000s out their. my 04 is just as fast as the new one/ 125 plus RWHP. same weight. i have been on a new 2010 and it was nice . i like the looks of the 04 way better. no extra un needed plastic.
 

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How do the older ones handle though? The thing I liked most about the '10 is that it feels just like a sportbike with Helibars. I dont want to have to dump a small fortune into the suspension to make it handle as well or better than my gsxr.
 

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Go ride one then decide what you think...I can usually find an older Z1000 on craigslist.
 

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I say wait, the 2010s are coming on the market, I got mine in the OC (south of LA) about 2 months ago for 8k (us). I sold my Superduke 990 to get it and am super happy with it. I rode the 03 and loved the power, but not the frame and suspension. I'm in the same boat as you Acalliste, I have my 03 Gsxr 1k (march wheels, ohlins front elka rear and more) up for sale because of this new ride. I love it.

I also went from 123hp to 134 (dynoed at RCal Racing) without a map or K&N yet since K&N is still in developement, I figure I'll end up with just shy of 140 with plenty of torque.
 

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Go ride one then decide what you think...I can usually find an older Z1000 on craigslist.


Ride an older one? Not sure where I would do that, and sellers usually want the asking price as cash in hand in order to ride what they are selling. I really am not interested enough in an older one to bother. They look badass I will admit, but it takes a little more than that to make me happy. :p


I already did a 150 mile demo ride on the '10 Z1000 (see avatar). That's why I know I'd be happy with it.
 

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I say wait, the 2010s are coming on the market, I got mine in the OC (south of LA) about 2 months ago for 8k (us). I sold my Superduke 990 to get it and am super happy with it. I rode the 03 and loved the power, but not the frame and suspension. I'm in the same boat as you Acalliste, I have my 03 Gsxr 1k (march wheels, ohlins front elka rear and more) up for sale because of this new ride. I love it.

I also went from 123hp to 134 (dynoed at RCal Racing) without a map or K&N yet since K&N is still in developement, I figure I'll end up with just shy of 140 with plenty of torque.

Nice pics, that pipe looks very nice. Changes the look of the bike a lot.

You got a '10 for 8k? That's not bad at all, and if I could get that kind of deal, it would make things a lot easier. I am hoping to get about $7k for my gsxr. I could come up with the rest easily enough.

Honestly, I am not concerned with getting max HP out of the Z. I want it to run right, do everything it's supposed to do, and not be a money pit. That's about it. lol

I have a Yosh RS-55 slip-on, a PCIII, mapped and dyno-tuned, K&N filter, ASV levers, Vortex rear sets and clip-ons on my 750, blah blah blah. It doesn't make me love the bike any more. It was just money spent. Maybe I am getting old, but I really just want a fun, good-looking, well-handling, dependable bike with enough power to keep the adrenaline flowing. :)

Is that too much to ask? :rolleyes:
 

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ok... I have wanted to trade in the CBR since I rode this bike (and my CBR is bitchin) But this image right here.....



Makes me want to do it today!!!!!!

Stew
 

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Ride an older one? Not sure where I would do that, and sellers usually want the asking price as cash in hand in order to ride what they are selling. I really am not interested enough in an older one to bother. They look badass I will admit, but it takes a little more than that to make me happy. :p


I already did a 150 mile demo ride on the '10 Z1000 (see avatar). That's why I know I'd be happy with it.
It was just a suggestion while you wait. You might find the 03 to be just as sporty as the 10 for less $$$. And it looks badass!
 

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Yeah possibly. I only remember riding with one guy recently who has an older model. Maybe he will let me take his for a spin.

I really can't imagine being happy with an older standard after two newer GSXRs in a row. But you never know. ;-)
 

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Thanks! :)

I dont need any more coaxing, and I learned pretty much all I need to know in the press ride presentation & subsequent ride. The only obstacle between me & a new Z1k is the dreaded bike payment. :(

And my insurance would go up about $200 a year, according to the quote I got a month or so ago.

So, I am going to wait and see what happens. Hopefully I will be able to get a better deal & the insurance will come down a bit when it's no longer a current year model.
 
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