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1999 zx9

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Im thinking of buying a 1999 zx9. Are there any problems with this model?? All replies are very welcome.


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Re: 1999 zx9

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gearbox and sticking brakes pistons , check it doesn't jump out f 3rd gear on hard acceleration


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Off topic is it still snowing over thers in S.A. :?:


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How the hell should i know, i live on the Isle of Skye!


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just rememberd , compression adjuster screws on the bottom of each fork leg can corrode and stick , rear rebound adjuster can do the same , as can chain adjuster bolts

dis bobbins can become loose

rear cush drive bearing can knacker


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Re: 1999 zx9

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had my c2 4 years now and apart from comp adjuster seazing as torq said (but i think allzx9s could have the same prob) never had a prob with it its been sweet as a nut.

as for the gear box i was told kawasaki had sorted its failings of the c1 by a kawa dealer if you can belive them :roll: but mine is fine and i see no signs of it going tits. YET :lol:


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Fox wrote:How the hell should i know, i live on the Isle of Skye!
Least we ( I ) know where you are now :D


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Re: 1999 zx9

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Bought one last year and some of the pistons were seized on the front calipers....sorted cheaply though with some wd40....

Mine had done 15k, clearances checked and needed some changes....

Other than that superb bike, I also found fitting a carbon akrapovic can superb (£100 on ebay)


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24000 miles and still running sweet.
Keep it clean, serviced and loved and u'll have no problems.


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had mine over 3 years no majer probs(apart from coming off it at last years manxs gp, on diesal at sulby bridge)yorkie did my shims for me a few months ago and set up my carbs, i did a compleat strip & clean of my breaks fitting new seals(thought i'd f**k the job up but its easyer than you might think).So if the gear box is ok buy it now you'll love it. :D


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Re: 1999 zx9

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I had a C2 model and it was great, on the track or the road.

Agree with Torque though.... the first thing is the brake pistons..... take them out and clean them and re-new the seals, everything else is great.

Oh!! except Ford Modeo drivers....... they ended my C2.


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nibbslang wrote: Oh!! except Ford Modeo drivers....... .
:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

I like my Mondeo :D


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hey9r wrote:
nibbslang wrote: Oh!! except Ford Modeo drivers....... .
:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

I like my Mondeo :D
Mine is alright too :D [/quote]


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Re: 1999 zx9

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bought mine couple of years ago had probs with the front brake pistons sezed apart from that ex bike


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