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  • Offline MKAZ12-7   us

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    HEY ALL- I'm Mike
    on: Jan 20, 2022, 12.55 pm
    Jan 20, 2022, 12.55 pm
    What's up everyone. The name is Mike and I am a new member lurking at the moment. I do not own a Z900 just yet but looking to purchase one this Spring. I just wanted to join the forum and see what owners think about the bike! Hopefully I'll be sticking around for a while! Ill be reading a lot on here over the next month. Looking to gain knowledge about the bike from the owners perspective and I'm excited to see what everyone has to say! Cheers
    Thanks!
    MKAZ

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    Re: HEY ALL- I'm Mike
    Reply #1 on: Jan 21, 2022, 01.19 am
    Jan 21, 2022, 01.19 am
    Welcome aboard Mike.  :821:
    If you ask around pretty much everyone is going to say it's an awesome bike, including me, cuz it is.
    It has a budget suspension, which is to be expected in this price range but it may work for you and the OEM Dunflop tires need to be changed ASAP. But that's it.
    It's everything you hear about it.
    If I were buying now I'd get the 50th anniversary model.

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    Re: HEY ALL- I'm Mike
    Reply #2 on: Jan 21, 2022, 05.41 am
    Jan 21, 2022, 05.41 am
    *Originally Posted by zed9 [+]
    Welcome aboard Mike.  :821:
    If I were buying now I'd get the 50th anniversary model.

    What he said.

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    Re: HEY ALL- I'm Mike
    Reply #3 on: Jan 21, 2022, 08.51 am
    Jan 21, 2022, 08.51 am
    Hi Mike.
    Depending on your budget, Id go for the new SE with decent suspension & braided lines as standard, or as above, 50th Anniversary edition.

    However, I do like (or am addicted to) bolting on after market goodies.

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    Re: HEY ALL- I'm Mike
    Reply #4 on: Jan 21, 2022, 12.27 pm
    Jan 21, 2022, 12.27 pm
    Thanks for the warm welcoming to the forum!

    Won't be looking for a brand new bike for sure. I am always sure to live within my means and usually stay around the $5-6.5K mark. I am hopeful to find a gem somewhere. Looking for a used 2017-2018 ABS that hasn't been ridden hard or laid down. Would be willing to pay a higher premium for one that already has some tasteful mods installed. I too have an addiction to buying parts and torqueing them wrenches. My ideal situation would be to find a bike that is up on preventative maintenance and has some mods. IF ONE DOES NOT EXIST when I am ready to buy, this would be my ideal scenario.

    Used 2017-2018 under 13K bone stock
    Price point $5-6.5K

    Immediately Inspect and/or Replace:
    Oil
    Oil Filter
    Air Filter
    Spark Plugs
    Brakes
    Brake Fluid
    Coolant Hoses
    Coolant 

    Add:
    SC project slip-on (Fine used on the forum?)
    Pirelli Angel Tires
    Suspension Upgrade (Fine used on the forum?)

    But again, hopefully I'll find someone who has similar taste and has made some of these mods already and who has maintained the bike to the service intervals.

    What ya'll think? Doable or a pipe dream!?

     
    Last Edit: Jan 21, 2022, 12.35 pm by MKAZ12-7
    Thanks!
    MKAZ

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    Re: HEY ALL- I'm Mike
    Reply #5 on: Jan 21, 2022, 01.06 pm
    Jan 21, 2022, 01.06 pm
    Last Edit: Jan 21, 2022, 01.08 pm by zed9

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    Re: HEY ALL- I'm Mike
    Reply #6 on: Jan 21, 2022, 06.14 pm
    Jan 21, 2022, 06.14 pm
    Used 2017-2018 under 13K bone stock
    Price point $5-6.5K


    You can find that deal. There's a near new z900 hiding somewhere.  It seems like the most valuable are being ridden, a lot. Mine has 31,000 miles and is working just fine.