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Hey guys--A guy who works with a friend of mine is selling a '91 zx7. I was trying to hold off and not buy any more vehicles--work is a little slow right now, but he's letting this thing go for $2K. It's got a little over 20K and a new chain and sprockets/fork seals......Tires are at 50 percent. He says it runs well but probably needs the carbs cleaned up and a oil change. He has the stock front turn signals, but the rear fender and signals are gone. What do you guys think about this deal? I don't need a money pit and will not be able to put any kind of miles on this to shake out any potential problems(It's below freezing here right now). Were these earlier zx7 models fairly bulletproof? TIA!
 

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Take it for a test ride and make sure 1st thru 3rd don't jump out of gear. If it checks out then go for it.

If he's not willing to let you test ride it, see if he's negotiable on the price and with the money saved put it on a dyno before you commit. That's "IF" you want to be sure about the transmission.

Other than that they're pretty bullet proof. Other than general maintenance I don't see it being a money pit.
 

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Take it for a test ride and make sure 1st thru 3rd don't jump out of gear. If it checks out then go for it.

If he's not willing to let you test ride it, see if he's negotiable on the price and with the money saved put it on a dyno before you commit. That's "IF" you want to be sure about the transmission.

Other than that they're pretty bullet proof. Other than general maintenance I don't see it being a money pit.
Thanks turbo--figured you would have an idea about this one!
 

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916 - where in Wi is this thing? I would consider buying it for sure myself! Looks like it's in really nice shape!
 

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916 - where in Wi is this thing? I would consider buying it for sure myself! Looks like it's in really nice shape!
Viper--I'm going to check it out on Wednesday--I'll report what I find out and if i pass I'll definitely PM you the contact info......
 

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My tricks of the trade in buying used from private sellers...

Inspect the bike and find the flaws... even a new bike off the show
room floor has about 12 flaws... one per each minute of assemble
time... yes they built the whole mess in 12 minutes or less...

Check the steering stops for damage... this will signal a fall and
even which side sustained the damage... you can replace everything but
the steering stops still gives it away...

Start the engine at let it gain operating temp... take the idle
adjustment and begin lowering the rpms... you're noting at the lowest
rpm the bike will run... if the engine ticks over at 500 rpm or
less... there's a lot of things right about the internal condition...
things like compression and tune up...

Get down and sight front tire to rear tire... you're looking for
alignment problems...
 

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Don't do it! $2000 is a rip off! Give me the guy's name and address, and I'll go tell him myself. :D
 
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