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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-28-2007, 05:57 PM Thread Starter
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Looking for info on kawasaki zr-7s

I just came back from one of the dealers around here and one bike that caught my eye was a 2003 kawasaki zr-7s.

It has 16k KM on the odometer and seems to be in MINT condition.
Since its almost end of season, he offered it to me for 3997$CAN before negotiations which i thought was a good price.

I'm wondering if anyone has any experience with this bike, the good points, the bad points or any information about the bike. I'm a relatively new rider and would like to keep this bike for at least a couple of years.

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My roommate hasa 2k zr7, and I have put about a thousand miles on it. Difference between the two is a bikini fairing (Gauge cluster, obviously), and im not sure if the -s model has clipons or not.

Here are my opinions:

Very comfortable bike. Riding position is upright, lots of room. The engine is a bullet proof, air cooled inline 4. For a 750, it doesn't make a terrible ammount of power ( i want to say 73'ish hp ). It is a heavy bike, and that can be negative at low speeds. All in all, I would say that it would make a great second bike, but not a great first bike.

Hard to resist at that price tho.

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Only 73 hp? That's weak as piss. Might as well pedal your way to victory.
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I had a neighbor get one of these and he loved it. He commuted on it everyday and never complained about it.

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Not very exciting but for a fresh rider or some one who wants a no nonsense a to b bike it fills the bill.
Are they selling the z750 here in the US? If so I would get that one. Or a sv650 instead.
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There's a whole forum dedicated to these bikes somewhere on the internet. Google for it.

I like them as a commuter/basic all-around type bike. Yeah they might be a bit heavy, maybe too much for a 100% beginner, but the engine is gonna last and not give you fits as you put mile after mile on it.

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I have a zx7r, great bike, never given me any issues.

I think it's up to 28k miles

I don't know about the zx7s but the zx7r will dyno at about 100hp if it's in decent shape.

Honestly for a 750, if you already ride you will be disappointed with the power under 6k, but it has more than enough speed to keep you happy above
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the zx7r and the zr7s have two totally different engines. the latter being air-cooled and the former liquid cooled, for one thing. The zr7 engine is basically from the kz750 of yore: bullet-proof but it ain't gonna be setting any records anytime soon.

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There's a whole forum dedicated to these bikes somewhere on the internet. Google for it.

I like them as a commuter/basic all-around type bike. Yeah they might be a bit heavy, maybe too much for a 100% beginner, but the engine is gonna last and not give you fits as you put mile after mile on it.
If you go to www.riderforums.com you'll find a section dedicated to the ZR7S.
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Not very exciting but for a fresh rider or some one who wants a no nonsense a to b bike it fills the bill.
Are they selling the z750 here in the US? If so I would get that one. Or a sv650 instead.
From 2003-2006 I believe the U.S. had only the Z750s not the Z750. I'm not sure about the U.S. availability of the new 2007 Z750.
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For my short size, i was surprised I was able to get both feet on the ground on this things. This will be a good option for a bigger bike.
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I have the 03 zr7s. It an great bike. Very comfortable!! Long trips are no problem, handles two people very well. The only thing is the fairing vibration that they all came with but you can fix that by tightening a screw behind the head light. I would def recomend it!!

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The ZR-7s is a good bike in nearly every category. the only problem is its not a great bike at anything. But if you want a bike that you can commute on one day, ride twistys another, and then tour on after that is the bike for you. its heavy but thats good for a learner to ride because then you wont wheelie by accident. its got enough acceleration to burn any car on the road, But it wont take a ss bike. it does have a really annoying fairing buzz but that can be fixed easily by tightening a screw behind the headlight.

But that bike your looking at is a little over priced. I picked my 03 ZR-7S up at the local dealer for $2800 tax title and liscence and 50% off of my next purchase.
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I had one of those, - an older model. Here's a pic. They made that engine for 20-some-odd years. Nearly bullet-proof.



Pretty simple bike and not a lot of gee-whiz electronics. Good value for the money. Relatively low seat height and fairly upright seating position. Low maintenance.

HEAVY? Who said HEAVY? All ya'll comparing this bike to CBRs, YZFs and GSXRs? Dry weight is 445 (my '06 FZ6 is 412) so it's not THAT heavy. Is it?



EDIT: 366 pounds for a YZF-R6, dry weight? Wooo-whooo.

OK, 80 more pounds than one of the premier Supersport 600cc bikes on the market. That's not too bad, is it? (no sarcasm intended).
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