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At first , let us spare a thought for those who do not have a kwaka 900.
I am not one of them :biggrin:
Secondly , let me apologise in advance for the photo. My son took it the moment I rolled in home.
I would not dare post here without a shot.
So
without further ado :
Here 'tis
 

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Sweet! That is one of my favorite bikes, and my favorite color, too.

I can prove it! Here is one that comes to the track occasionally.

 

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Love that Candy Orange color. Big Congrats Ish. :D
 

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Thanks all.
I'll be doing my usual " Go over it with a fine tooth comb " today. ( It's still before dawn here as I post ) and then a bit of washin' and waxin' and then it's ride time:biggrin:
 

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Very nice, Ish. That's very close to Hook 'em Horns Orange.:biggrin:
 

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Thanks mate.
I had to google " hook em horns ":oops:
I have a very close friend who lives in Texas - she would be so ashamed of me.
And you're right , it is very close to "hook em horns" orange. Maybe I should get the rims powder coated white to stay in theme ?
 

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Thank God I got back on here before anybody corrected me.:oops:
Some scrutiny reveals I was suckered !!!!!!!!!!!!:mad: :mad:
It's not a '99 at all but a '96.
A search of the web told me this :
"Early Kawasaki ZX-9Rs weren’t good. The Kawasaki ZX-9R ‘B’ series from 1994 to 1997 was too heavy. Fingers were pointed at the rear swingarm and suspension too. It’s the least sporty of the bunch by some margin."

Please please tell me it ain't so.
 

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Go ride it and see. It is bad that they didn't tell you the correct year. Would it have made a difference?
 

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Go ride it and see. It is bad that they didn't tell you the correct year. Would it have made a difference?
Thanks for the voice of sanity , Tina.
I haven't ridden more than 50 miles yet but I like it!! :smile:
I suspect I would have bought it anyhoos. Just might have been a bit tuffer on the price.
 

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Sanity is an illusion!

But I still think you did the right thing. I think it's beautiful, and as long as it's mechanically sound. I was given the chance to ride one, I should have.
 

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Thanks for the posts guys.
Just back from about 200 miles:biggrin:
I am a happy chappy.
I'll keep it:biggrin: :biggrin:
 

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See? I told you! My bike is suppose to handle like a tank, too. But never having rode on before, I don't know the difference. It makes me happy, and that's all that matters.
 

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See? I told you! My bike is suppose to handle like a tank, too. But never having rode on before, I don't know the difference. It makes me happy, and that's all that matters.
My Kz650 took a little muscle, but once I got it leaned into the turn it tracked like it was on rails. The 750 is a little heavier.
 

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Thank God I got back on here before anybody corrected me.:oops:
Some scrutiny reveals I was suckered !!!!!!!!!!!!:mad: :mad:
It's not a '99 at all but a '96.
A search of the web told me this :
"Early Kawasaki ZX-9Rs weren’t good. The Kawasaki ZX-9R ‘B’ series from 1994 to 1997 was too heavy. Fingers were pointed at the rear swingarm and suspension too. It’s the least sporty of the bunch by some margin."

Please please tell me it ain't so.
Don't listen to that crap. The only opinion that matters is yours and it seems that you like the bike. Here are my thoughts on bike buying - "you can't buy a bad bike, you can buy the wrong bike but you can't buy a bad one". My point is that it doesnt matter what some fat a$$ magazine guy says about a bike, its all in the riding. ENJOY
 
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