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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 5:10 pm 
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Hi all i am going to pick up a 1999 blue C2 from Fasttrack Motorcyles in leicester on the 16th.
Anything in particular i should be looking out for?
I have read 3rd gear can be a bit iffy...
the bikes done 31k.
can still see the photos on their website i think.
rattle can paint job on wheels, rusty rad housing behind fairing. Won't know anymore till i see the bike.
this will be be my fifth Kwak, previous being an 82 gpz 1100, a 2001 kx 250, a 2001 zx6r, and lastly an 87 gpz 900r.
looking forward to something more modern after the Geeper!! :D


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Other than what you already know about the bike, by the sound of it. I'd give it roll-on WOT in each gear several times just to be sure it isn't popping out or finding a false neutral due to abuse.

ZX-9Rs are very well designed and should last you a lifetime. My only slightly newer E1 is over 110,000 miles. If I had to put a bet on it, I'd almost say the bike gets better with age, but I know that can't be true.

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You got me beat by 2 kwaks. But then the three I've had have all be ZX-9R's... C1 with 25k, traded in for an E1, did 35k on that - some one nicked it out of a locked garage, so I got the then new F1, which I still own - it has 33k miles now, but I do have a new GSX-R 1000 to play with these days, so it doesn't see much use...

Wheels sounds like they need a visit to a powder-coating company.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:16 am 
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Yes wheel's and rusty bits first!
Read yorkies post on initial check's to make, very useful stuff!!
Looking forward to riding and tinkering in equal measure :D


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Hi and :welcome to the forum, click on the "read this thread" in my signature.

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Thanks for the info yorkie!
Probably won't be the last time I will be taking your advice!! :D


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lovely zx7r shamus!


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:09 pm 
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Picked up my bike today.
First impressions are of the great comfort for someone who is 6ft2!
Rode the 50 miles home without any discomfort whatsoever.
Plenty of power, but brake's felt underwhelming...
Strip down and rebuild due i think.
Motor sounded a bit rattly, so valve clearances also on the list.
On the whole thou, woooohhhhoooo!!!. :D :D :D


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You'll get tougher with use too, so mileage per ride will increase proportionally. I find it best to change position frequently and to either stand on the pegs or on the ground every 100 miles if planning a full day's ride.

You might want to save yourself the trouble on the Tokico's and just do the Nissin/Triumph caliper upgrade. Problem solved and you can focus on more seat time.

Whoohoo, indeed! Glad you're lovin your new bike! =D>

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Location: Cambridgeshire. 2001 E1.
If brakes aren't feeling great, save yourself a little time and possibly money and look at Del's advert in Bike related classified ... you won't find a cheaper or better way to improve brake feel than to install a refurbished set of 4 pot calipers.

I tried to clean my 6 pots (a little better) then bought a seal kit for them (a little better still) and then some winter corrosion got at them (after only a few hundred miles) and they went back to being shit. Wish I'd listened to advice on here and gone straight to 4 pots.

One thing I'm not sure folk point out about the 4 pots but is worth noting ... the inside of the stock 6 pots does not appear to be anodized - so damp and road salt ... once it gets in, it creates a hell of a furry mess where the ally starts to corrode. The 4 pots on the other hand, appear to be anodized internally, so shouldn't ever get into such a bad state as the 6 pots.

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