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Hi guys,

I just joined the forums as I just picked up a new ninja yesterday. I'm no stranger to bikes, and Kawi's in particular. I've had 2 other ninjas (an '86 ZX-600 and a '90 750) and now I'm the new owner of a 2001 ZX9-R. Just picked it up yesterday from the original owner, and it's only got 2,800 miles on it! Have all the original paperwork, owners manual, dealership papers, extra keys that haven't even been used.

It's in decent shape, was dropped once (fell over in the parking lot) so needs a few minor repairs. Runs like a brand new bike. I paid $3,500 for it, which I wasn't too happy about...I definitely didn't get a deal but it seems to be an ok price, about what it's worth. I wanted something reliable and solid and I really liked the low mileage and lack of use, I plan on having this bike for a long time.

Anyway, just wanted to get a post up and throw up some pics for you guys and see what you thought. First thing I need to do is replace the tires (dry rotted) and do an oil change. The guy I got it from was a complete douche, but at least he kept fuel stabilizer in the tank, and replaced the battery. Other than that, it seems to be in great shape and just needs a few things tuned up before its ready for some heavy riding.

A few things I wanted to ask - I'm looking on ebay, but does anyone have an idea where I can find a replacement graphic for the left side fairing? You can see in the pictures where it is scratched up. Also, I'd like to replace this stock exhaust pipe, so if anyone has something for sale, please let me know.

Thanks! Looking forward to your comments.















 

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Looks nice. I like the break in decal still on the gauge.
Not sure about the 'fell over in a parking lot". Seems a bit more than that.
Since you're getting new tires, looks like you'll get rid of the wheel weights. I think you're better off with the stick on style and also having the weight closer to the center of the rim.
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Welcome. Very nice find. Glad to hear you're changing out the tires. Just dont do like I did. I thought I could get away with one "quick ride" on the old tires and it ended in an ambulance ride:tard
Mines got close to 40k miles and still runs like new.:smile
 

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Thanks! I've actually been around the forum for a few years since I had my old 85 ninja 600. Just got back into it since I picked up this 900 the other day. Will definitely be replacing the tires immediately, ordering new pilot powers today. The original tires are still on it and are very dry rotted. I've been on a few rides with them, but not going to chance it much. Will definitely replace the weights with stick ons once I have the new tires mounted and balanced.

Glad to be back on a ninja! Really stoked I got a bigger bike too, the 900 has endless power!
 

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Daxx, you're going to hate me for saying this and I could be wrong, but your fairings appear to be Auctmarts aftermarket fairings to begin with. If so, the PO certainly was a douche, b/c he went through 1 1/2 fairings in 2,800 miles. You can tell by the Kleen side decal. I don't think the OEM's had that decal, at least not on the U.S. versions. (see below). Another way to possible tell is to inspect the heat shielding. If it has an aluminum layer is aftermarket. If it's simple foam, it's OEM.

You could have pressed harder on the haggle too, but the price you paid is good. I know exactly the kind of bike you bought, b/c I was in your shoes almost 4 years ago. Went looking for a turn key bike and bought an almost new project bike. Turned out to be the best thing I could have done. Absolutely love my 2000 E1. 9Rs are wonderful machines.

 

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Hey thanks E1. I'm actually positive they are originals because of the 2 things you pointed out.

First there was a Kleen sticker on the side, but I didn't know what it was and as I was removing a bunch of other stupid stickers the idiot had put on it, I took that one off too.

Also, the heat shielding inside is simple foam, I saw it last night as I was doing an oil change.

Thanks for the heads up though!
 

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nice! great buy. and welcome. douche p/o or not, thats a helluva bike.
 
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