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Well, not really a barn. It sat untouched in my neighbor's garage for five years. It belonged to his son, who isn't interested in motorcycles any more. Several times I have offered to help him get it running, but he wasn't interested. I have quietly lusted after it. Three weeks ago my neighbor casually mentioned that he was making his kids get all their crap out of his garage. I offered him a grand. He accepted immediately.

A new battery, a few bucks for tools and parts, and 40 hours or so in the garage was all it took. Behold, the epitome of mid-90s superbike awesomeness! It's big, it's loud, it's rude, it's obnoxious, it's fast. It's the I-Jo of motorcycles. It's the 1995 ZX-9R. And it's mine.
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Old 11-05-2012, 05:54 AM   #2 (permalink)
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That was the bike I wished I could afford back then. Veeeery nice.
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Looks like my old ZX-9

...and if can't be the I-Jo of bikes (its ass isn't big enough)
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Dang, if its as clean as it appears to be in that pic, then thats an awesome find.

There's a woman in my neighborhood with an 06 GSXR600 with just a few hundred miles in her garage. I'd love to work out a similar deal.
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I'll give you $1500 for it right now. $500 profit!
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Dang, if its as clean as it appears to be in that pic, then thats an awesome find.

There's a woman in my neighborhood with an 06 GSXR600 with just a few hundred miles in her garage. I'd love to work out a similar deal.
I have a coworker with an 06 600rr with about 500 miles on it too. I ask him about 3 times a week to sell it to me for $3500 caaaaeeeshhhhhh. It’s become a running joke.
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and what a steal!
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looks great! enjoy it
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Green with envy. Love those.
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So envious, man, I really like that bike.

What a deal!!!
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Nice find man. Not sure about the D&D pipe tho.
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I know it's immature of me,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, But I hate you!



That bike is so clean that it's making me sick! Great find!!!
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Welcome to club green.

That looks like a super clean 9, congratulations.
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That's sweet. I rarely see them on the road in my area. Great find.
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