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post #16 of 29 Old 04-14-2019, 05:02 AM
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Carl, very nice affirmation right there. And funny, the original owner of my ZX12r (2000 model) did the same thing as yours -- full titanium exhaust and a power commander. He said that exhaust system was crazy expensive back in the day. Does your idle rise and fall within 150-300 rpms like mine and other guys with this setup?

Like you, I have a feeling I'll end up loving this bike (and selling my Yammys). May be back to my early admiration and love of the ZX11 when it was first introduced and me never scratching that Kaw. itch until a month ago.

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Could be. I am the 2nd and 4th owner of my 12. Bought it in 2001, totaled with a bent frame. Put it back together eventually stretching and lowering it along with the Limited Edition Blitz Akrapovic titanium exhaust. Sold it in 2007 after I had become bored with it. FFWD to 2013, I bought it back after the 1st annual memorial ride for my best friend who was also the original owner of my 12. Now it lives a life of ease and will not be going anywhere.

In December 2017 I bought a Z900RS to serve as my daily.

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Looking real gooooood @outsider12
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If I could find a relatively unmolested 04 or 05 12R, I'd be back on one in a heartbeat. And I'm about to turn 60!
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If I could find a relatively unmolested 04 or 05 12R, I'd be back on one in a heartbeat. And I'm about to turn 60!
I know where one is. All black. Beautiful
Toledo Ohio. Friend of mine. I could forward his contact info.

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Iím 64 and the original owner of my 2003 and have no intention of getting rid of her. In my opinion itís still one of the best looking sport bikes ever made. Mine is still unmolested and looks brand new. I donít know when the last time was that I saw another one on the road. I love the expressions I get from other riders that have no idea what it is.

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You guys are a great inspiration. There is simply nothing else that keeps us young like these blisteringly, brutally powerful pieces of two-wheeled art. Every time I ride one of my bikes, I feel like a million bux. Nothing else can match it.

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@DinoDanny ...Your last sentence says it all😂👍
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Nightmare12 i cant message you back. Maybe your settings?
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I was an accident waiting to happen on the 12 going down twisty bends due to her weight....it or should I say I was that bad I had to stop and wait for my mates (R1 and Gixxer) to return I would have run off the road for sure....she's great on open bends though lol and fantastic going up hills and around bends. Sorrry off topic :)

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No, ur just a young lad m8. Im now 69,wondering to get me an zx1400 also, bt this moped might become to hot to ride here in 34-36+ degreese, Philippines. So for now, stick to Z1000 2012 model. Also a great motorcycle.
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The people with a passion for this motorcycle are on equal terms with the model, as far as a dying breed, lol. The A1 bike is nearing 20 years old...and, unfortunately, the remaining clean models are slowly dying out. Most of us (but, not all) who appreciate the bike, are not getting any younger (nor are we young).

That being said, it's still a competent and inspiring motorcycle! Most of us cannot push it's limits, even today! Enjoy the bike!

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The people with a passion for this motorcycle are on equal terms with the model, as far as a dying breed, lol. The A1 bike is nearing 20 years old...and, unfortunately, the remaining clean models are slowly dying out. Most of us (but, not all) who appreciate the bike, are not getting any younger (nor are we young).

That being said, it's still a competent and inspiring motorcycle! Most of us cannot push it's limits, even today! Enjoy the bike!

I wish people would please STOP IT with the assumption that just because they can't ride a bike to its limits that automatically means the rest of us cant.
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I'm the original owner of a green 2000 A1 ZX12R. I never plan to sell the bike. I ride it more than any of the other bikes I have and probably enjoy it more than all the others.
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