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Old 11-05-2012, 05:48 AM   1569 links from elsewhere to this Post. Click to view. #1 (permalink)
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Default Barn Find!

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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Old 11-05-2012, 06:45 AM   #3 (permalink)
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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)
I do wear a helmet, as a matter of fact, along with other protective gear. But, the fact that you “certainly hope” I wear a helmet is so condescending it makes me want to ride a tricycle completely naked doing doughnuts in your front yard screaming Beastie Boys lyrics at midnight. Trust me, you do not want that. My buttocks are extremely pale and unsightly, especially in moonlight.
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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.
Need a break from this place. Have a good one.
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:39 AM   #5 (permalink)
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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.
Remember......Keep the rubber side down!!!!

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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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I have been on liter sport bikes, big torque cruisers...but nothing compares to the thrust these damn things hit you with. If you are going to grab the throttle, just make sure you have a whole lot of empty road ahead of you...feels like God placed his boot on the tail end of the bike and shoved you forward - really, really hard!
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That said, there is something to be said about the kick in the ass rush of a high horsepower motorcycle that wants to tear your fucking arms out of their sockets when you throw the throttle back.
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Old 11-05-2012, 11:32 PM   #14 (permalink)
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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.
Fast, cheap, reliable... pick two!
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