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Congratulations to our September Ride of the Month Winner:
e1_ZX-9r and his 2000 ZX9R!!


Introducing my battle worn Ninja ZX-9R war horse. I hope she represents her Kawasaki colors and heritage well.

I purchased her in July of 2008 as a project bike, though I was after a turn-key sport-touring bike. It took only a few short months for me to see how special a bike she was. In my first year of ownership I rode this bike more miles than I had all previously motorcycles owned. She's had the A group rider put distance on her in the canyons, the hyperbike show her its tail on the straights and been challenged by the touring bikes for range & comfort, but in each and every one of those instances where those bikes stayed on course, she humbled that A group rider when they slowed for one reason or another, unrelentingly chased down that hyper and touring bike, leaving them miles behind at the previous gas station or withering in her mirrors, out of gas or parked with an ailing rider in pain. Surely, they must think, that old bike can't go this far or be this quick or allow its rider to be this fresh, yet there it is, here it comes and there she goes. Representing.



2000 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-9R E1 (CA) specifications:
Odometer: 61,300 (54,600 of which are mine)
K&N air filter
SuperTrapp Aluminum Racing Series exhaust with nine diffusers
jetted, tuned and synchronized carbs the Factory Pro way
steel braided brake lines (front)
ZG ST shield
rear swingarm hugger
stock gearing & ignition
fuel capacity 5.019 U.S. gallons, typically 87 octane, sometimes 89.
MPG/MPT: avg 52+/260+ miles (U.S.)
highest observed top speed: 167 MPH (indicated - still accelerating)
 

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Wooo congrats e1!
How about that?! The old girl won!

Thanks to all who voted, whether it was for my bike or the other contestants. It's an honor to represent ZX Forums in any capacity and to be judged positively by one's peers.

I'll have to go celebrate, on-a-budget style.

:cheers
:pint
:drinkin


Here's to the next 60,000 miles.
 

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I'm reporting this thread.:nana

Conrats! Nice bike.
Thank you both.

BTW, EZ, see footer on my signature. Jealously is the most sincere form of flattery. Your turn. :thefinger
 

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Congrats man.

Another point for Kawi green. Lets see if mine can do it this month
 

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Congrats man.

Another point for Kawi green. Lets see if mine can do it this month
Only one way to find out. Get her in there!

On a side note, I was stopped along a river to watch some fly fisherman. One came over to me and created some small talk. He commented, "wow, that bike is very green. Did it come that way? ..." :rolleyes

I'd really be torn if Yamaha owned green. I'd probably have another color on my bikes then. But as it is Kawasaki that owns the mean green bikes, I can wear those colors. :thumbup
 

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That is one beautiful bike, big bro to mine!
Very nice, and great description.
(sorry this is a late post, don't come on the site that often)

ace57
 

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Way to go, e! A real motorcycle that actually gets ridden.
:lol Thanks HH.

What a great ride it has been too. I've learned so much from this machine. I was thinking about it today, which is why I'm posting the thought...and probably repeating. Riding this machine with my riding buddies has become a form of ballet and artistry. We could care less about who's faster, which in the straights is usually one of the guys on a 1000, but when we get into the canyons we all single up. I've been at the front and the back of these fast moving trains and it just makes me smile. No matter what's on my mind, if I think about one of these rides, a smile comes one my face. Ah, shucks, I'm going to tear up. I love the memories I've had and I know they've been special for the other riders too, guys & dolls, pictures and videos, beers and hoagies, scratches and worn tires.
 
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