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So I am finally ready to buy a new bike (sold my '01 FZ1 about 8 months ago due to some unforeseen circumstances).

After searching around I found a 2k7 Z1k for $6k. It currently has 1,725 miles on it (yep, 1,725, not a typo).

Does this price sound fair? I've talked to the owner, who is a senior citizen, saying he is selling it because it's to much power. He bought a HD :)screwy:), a KLR 650, and this in part of a mid life crisis. He said it has always been garaged and well taken care of.

Is there anything out of the ordinary I should look for? I know about the general bike stuff to spot, just didn't know if there is any quirks I should know about.

Also, if this purchase does happen, is there any immediate upgrades that most people do? I've heard the biggest complaint about the bike is the fact the seat pushes you on to the tank.

Thanks alot everyone.
 

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I have a 2007 Z and like it allot. I bought it with 10,000 miles on it last July and it now has 19,600+ and still going strong. He is asking a good price for a 2007, but it is almost brand new and just barely broken in. I don't think you'll be disappointed. It really depends on the type of riding you are wanting to do. The Z is a great commuter, a fun bike in the canyons and an OK long distance bike. Basically it is not a cruiser with a couch or a track bike with with a board for a seat... but a great compromise with lots of power and fun at the end of any ride.
 

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Not looking for a tracker or a long distance machine.

Commuter back and forth to work and sub 200 mile road trips through the canyons on the weekends.
 

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My bike is dirty, but I have had to do nothing but change oil, filter, and tires (reg maint. stuff). Mine is rode daily as a commuter, and is dependable in the cold, hot, or wet. I put between 7-10k miles a year on it. Its like the energizer bunny; it just keeps going, and going, and going.......

Notabiker is right. You should be able to tell right away, wether the bike should even be considered by looking at it; and comparing it to your needs.
 

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Depending on where you live there is two z1000 in rock hill sc one 06 one 07 the 06 is red and tricked out the 07 is black and used to be mine both bikes have all the goodies give them a call at 803-324-8800 ask for wes Hager motor sports
 

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My bike is dirty, but I have had to do nothing but change oil, filter, and tires (reg maint. stuff). Mine is rode daily as a commuter, and is dependable in the cold, hot, or wet. I put between 7-10k miles a year on it. Its like the energizer bunny; it just keeps going, and going, and going.......

Notabiker is right. You should be able to tell right away, wether the bike should even be considered by looking at it; and comparing it to your needs.
hats off to you for riding your bike in all weather, you are getting your moneys worth. my bike is a premadona, a pampered so cal dry weather bike.:dontknow:
 

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Brought her home yesterday. Looks brand new. Previous owner kept her in a climate controlled garage. Never seen rain.

Lucked out. Thanks everyone.
 

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Cool dude. Nice to see another 2nd gen bike in the mix. How are you liking it so far?
 
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