Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: Dallas/Fort Worth
Hello. I've had my new to me 2000 ZX12R for about 4 months. If I had not turned wrenches on it for 3 weeks straight I would have been very financially frustrated with this motorcycle. It needed so much when I got it. I did have to farm out the fork seal replacement which cost me a pretty penny. However that's a fraction of what this bike needed with my parts and repair bills would have potentially costed nearly as much as the motorcycle cost me.. I think you'll always be frustrated with this 19 year old motorcycle when shop rates and parts ding you for $300 $500 $700 at a time .... maybe more. One thing to consider is eventually a new ZX-14 will be out of warranty and will require shop rates and parts. Perhaps it wouldn't be a bad idea to begin some minor wrenching on your ZX12R? You learn so much about these when you are working on them yourself and truly stay in tune with your bike. Good luck with your decision!
2000 ZX12R (A1) with 14k (Candy Persimmon Red)
Last edited by 71Rcode; 06-06-2019 at 07:19 AM.