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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 09-24-2008, 11:27 PM Thread Starter
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Talking 1996 Zx9r Lovers

Hey How Is It Going Fellas,

I Recently Purchased A 1996 Zx9r, Lovin It, She Run Great. I Have Been Out The Game For A While I Haven't Been Riding And Just Getting Back Into It, But This Is The First Time I Ride An Actual Sports Bike. Just Wanted To Know Is This A Good Bike? My First Bike Was A 2000 Kawasaki Zr7(naked Sports Bike). I Trust A Kawasaki So What Is Ur Opinion?
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post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 09-26-2008, 10:51 AM
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loving my 1995 zx9r, beast of a bike for weight but she has the power and handling to back it up... a true classic <3
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post #3 of 24 (permalink) Old 09-28-2008, 10:44 PM Thread Starter
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Cool

that is so F***en true, it might be a bit heavy but it has extremely good pickup and go. have you came across any problems with it.
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post #4 of 24 (permalink) Old 10-01-2008, 10:08 PM
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Does your gas tank leak from the bolts on the bottom. . . the bracket
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post #5 of 24 (permalink) Old 10-03-2008, 07:47 AM Thread Starter
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no honestly i have not came across the problem, where exactly does it leak is it from the fuel cock or from the fuel lines.

the only thing that I came across is that when I ride it on the streets I notice that it runs kind of hot.
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post #6 of 24 (permalink) Old 10-11-2008, 07:03 PM
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Yep I finally got mine running perfectly and I must say its a fucking beast of a bike, both in weight and power. I accidentally set mine down, and it was tough to get back up...and im 260 lbs lol. I cant imagine a smaller guy riding on of these things.

As far as power, I havent had it past 7k rpm or so. Not even full throttle either. It starts feeling like a goddamn rocket after 5k rpm and half throttle or so...I cant handle it yet and I upshift before I get too high up there lol

The front end starts to feel very light up around those rpms and I dont want the front to lift accidentally :)

Speaking of that- to those who are fearless, how does this thing respond to wheelies? How many gears can you get the front end up by just applying throttle?
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post #7 of 24 (permalink) Old 10-15-2008, 11:08 AM
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i've heard of people powering it up in first and second and clutching it up in 3rd and 4th... personally i've only clutched it up in 1 but i know exactly what you mean about the front end getting light!
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post #8 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-10-2009, 08:17 PM
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my 1996 zx9

hey guys trying to get info i my bike just droped 2nd so i trying to find out if i can put any other eng or any othr year 9
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post #9 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-10-2009, 10:11 PM
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i've heard of people powering it up in first and second and clutching it up in 3rd and 4th... personally i've only clutched it up in 1 but i know exactly what you mean about the front end getting light!
i have had my 98 in high rpm (11-13k) in 3rd gear and could feel it lifting off the ground momentarily so fanning the clutch and bringing it up in 3rd should not be a problem. as for 4th, i would assume you would need to re gear it unless you really know how to handle it. and for speed i have not topped it out and dont think i will till im really comfortable with the bike or start to get bored with lower speeds and have a really good opertunity. but the bike will show you 220kms in 3rd with ease.

im in love with this bike, and hope to have it for a while, however it has 61k on the tack, anyone know what these engines are good till for kms/miles??

thanks!
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post #10 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-10-2009, 10:48 PM
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Had my 96 for over 2 years, great bike, had over 170 on the clock with a pillion!

Not a light bike but i quite like that, i don't feel so comfortable on the ultralight sports bikes...

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post #11 of 24 (permalink) Old 05-03-2009, 07:47 AM
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I have owned my 1996 ZX-9r since it was new. My previous street bike was a 1989 Ninja 600. Today my my bike has 40k miles on it and still runs great. replacing the chain and sprockets today.

I have only run into a couple minor problems.

1.) pitcok leaks when in the off position

2.) Radiator fan switch broke

3.) Neutral light comes on for no reason

O and one time I got hit from behind while at a stop sign, but that is no fault of the bike :-). And let me tell you it is very hard to lift off the ground. ...


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post #12 of 24 (permalink) Old 05-03-2009, 04:20 PM
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My 96 has no problem powering up in 1st, 2nd and 3rd but I also have a full exhaust, jet kit, k&n, ignition advance, 520 chain&sprockets -1/up2. when it hits 6grand it is like a freakin rocket but thats the best part of it, just clinch your cheeks and hold on. lol. I take mine up to 140-150mph with ease on a daily basis.
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post #13 of 24 (permalink) Old 05-03-2009, 04:52 PM
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Just thought I would throw a pic up as well(its a little dirty though)
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post #14 of 24 (permalink) Old 05-03-2009, 05:53 PM
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just thought i would put mine in as well
and i love it too.great power.

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post #15 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-21-2010, 04:34 PM
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Anybody swapped to 3 piston front brake calipers?
I found a good priced pair off of a 2000 zx9.....i'm guessing they are the same until the most recent years.
What is a good jet kit too? Are they worth the price?
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post #16 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-22-2010, 09:01 PM
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love my 96 ZX9R, bought it in April with 6000 original miles, wasn't running right. I rebuilt carbs and re-jetted, I installed an ignition advancer, full muzzy pipe, K & N filter, SS brake lines, I'm in the process of installing my Vortex 520 sprockets and gold RK chain. I love my bike. I'm a big guy and this bike dwarfs the new ZX10s. I wouldn't trade it for the world. Oh yeah, and its paid for. Gotta love it!
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post #17 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-23-2010, 08:11 AM
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My 96 has no problem powering up in 1st, 2nd and 3rd but I also have a full exhaust, jet kit, k&n, ignition advance, 520 chain&sprockets -1/up2. when it hits 6grand it is like a freakin rocket but thats the best part of it, just clinch your cheeks and hold on. lol. I take mine up to 140-150mph with ease on a daily basis.
on my 98, also can clutch it up with ease in 3rd and 4th. Pretty sure if you geared it righ 5 would come up as well.
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post #18 of 24 (permalink) Old 10-21-2010, 08:24 AM
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ive alwyas been a fan of the zx9r b series....... but i have own several gsxr....and now i am proud owner of my 95 zx9r.....however i am in need or parts to get her running
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post #19 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-04-2013, 06:34 AM
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Has anyone had experience lowering or stretching the 96 9R? I just bought one for my wife and son to share but it's a bit tall and I don't want them lifting it as thier first bike.
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Has anyone had experience lowering or stretching the 96 9R? I just bought one for my wife and son to share but it's a bit tall and I don't want them lifting it as thier first bike.
You might want to start a new post with your questions. To answer you, though, the 9 is as easy to lower as a 91-03 ZX7. Buy the adjustable links for your bike and bolt them on. The kickstand will have to be addressed as well. It needs shortened the same distance as the bike is lowered, or you can buy an adjustable one. To stretch your bike you'll need the swingarm (or bolt on extensions), chain and new brake line.

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