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Old 03-16-2005, 05:31 AM   #61
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Default Re: 2005 Kawasaki Z750S

Can't wear it out. Ghod knows I've tried...



Kinda neat they were able to trim about 100 lbs. off the new Z750S. And 90 HP?! That's not at the rear wheel, is it?



Too bad it's not aircooled. With dual shocks. (hey, wait a minute...)
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Old 03-16-2005, 05:41 AM   #62
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The twin? What a tank. I had one too. They were giving 'em away at the Virginia Beach Kawasaki dealer in 1978, $1,800.00 new otd. Last I checked, it was still sputtering around NAS Oceana, at the hands of yet another airdale. Mine was a tastefull shade of purple.



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Old 03-16-2005, 05:53 AM   #63
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Default Re: 2005 Kawasaki Z750S

I try to buy new leftovers, that way you get a new bike but they still knock a few bucks off. I made out like a Bandit on my VFR that way, I bought a '97 after the EFI variable valve '98's came out for $1500 off list.



The only current year new bike I've bought was my Bandit and that was only $7 grand anyway. My Trophy was a previous year demo with 1100 miles and I got $2k off that and the full 2 year warranty.



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Old 03-16-2005, 05:56 AM   #64
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$6300 OTD, that's a helluva deal. I can't find it for less tha $7k OTD. Can you tell me where you got it?
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Old 03-16-2005, 06:02 AM   #65
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Hmm... Civic. Well Kawi has 98 hp on the rear tire. How many horsies should a bike have to exceed the dizzying levels set by a Civic?



Or is it the poseur value you are concerned? In this case my Fat Boy with 62 hp on the rear wheel is obviously the more exiting ride.



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Old 03-16-2005, 06:03 AM   #66
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If you are going to collect Shovel parts that fell off, you may need a 1 ton pickup for that job.
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Old 03-16-2005, 06:16 AM   #67
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Default Thanks Kawasaki

I'm just thankful there are still middle-weight standrds to choose from... I like the looks of it. I'm of the demographic that gets excited by FZ-6's, SV-650's and 599's and maybe even misses the Nighthawk 750. They could have just as easily spent the R&D on the "all-new" 2006 Kawasaki 2200cc "Compensator"
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Old 03-16-2005, 06:16 AM   #68
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I'm friends with the guy that sold it to me and since he only works there part time he didn't mind taking a big hit in commission. Just the same, it was Woodson Motorsports in Fort Wayne, IN. They're a BMW, Suzuki, and Kawasaki dealer.
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Old 03-16-2005, 06:19 AM   #69
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I think your thoughts about new bikes have a lot of merit. I lucked into buying a carry over during a model change over year. I liked the old model better than the new. In addition, all the kids went for the new one. So I saved some money. The bike has had excellent reliability and I have had all the scheduled maintenance done by the dealer. Like you said if you buy used, you never know how many miles the guy went before oil changes and valve adjustments...
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Old 03-16-2005, 06:31 AM   #70
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Default Yes, at the rear wheel!

Please reference the dyno chart. Kawasaki claims 110 hp, at least for the Euro model.
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