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Old 26th December 2018, 10:22 AM
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Good Morning. I am hopefully going to buy this bike tomorrow with some advice please. The big question is , with the forks bent,vwhit is the possibility of frame damage???? I cannot upload any photos as they are on donedeal, and I don't know how to upload. It's a z750 in cork for 1250, I really need some good advice.
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Old 26th December 2018, 10:36 AM
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of course there is a possibility of the frame been damaged from the frontal impact .. the forks are badly damaged which in turn would have put pressure on the headstock so it's quite possible
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Old 26th December 2018, 10:42 AM
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I've just seen it on dung deal. Just assume the frame is going to be fucked, and lots more.

Also there is dent in the rear of the tank (close to the seat)
That's from the guy's bollocks
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Old 26th December 2018, 11:05 AM
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Asume its gonna be bent, theres a guy in cork by the name of Jimmy Ellis who straightens frames but he charges around 450 euro to do so.
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Old 26th December 2018, 11:25 AM
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Hauld on to your money and walk away....
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Old 26th December 2018, 11:41 AM
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Also theres no book with it and yer man cant spell kawasaki, run away fast, or even better yet dont go near it.
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Old 26th December 2018, 11:49 AM
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To really confused me, is it hard to get forks, as there does seem to be many on the net.
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Old 26th December 2018, 12:07 PM
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Originally Posted by hawkman
To really confused me, is it hard to get forks, as there does seem to be many on the net.
You seem determined to buy it. You do know it'll end up costing you more than a right one by the time it's finished?

Also, with it having no book and being sold by a langer, I'd be walking away.
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Old 26th December 2018, 12:19 PM
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No book and bent forks (probably frame too) walk away. Be better off lighting the fire with your money. Bike is a few hundred quids worth of a breaker but sounds to me your going to buy it anyway. Good ones pop up for less than 2 k so why bother with a junker with no book, bikes with no books always have a story

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Old 26th December 2018, 12:20 PM
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You've been given some good advice, do not buy that bike unless only for parts. Too many red flags.
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Old 26th December 2018, 12:21 PM
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Originally Posted by hawkman
Good Morning. I am hopefully going to buy this bike tomorrow with some advice please. The big question is , with the forks bent,vwhit is the possibility of frame damage???? I cannot upload any photos as they are on donedeal, and I don't know how to upload. It's a z750 in cork for 1250, I really need some good advice.
If he is the registered owner of it get him to apply for the book . Chances are you could repair it and ride on . It wouldnt stop me buying it. Has it been put in any categery buy an insurance company ?
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Old 26th December 2018, 01:12 PM
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Hawk man... what are you gona do with the bike after you buy it? Rebuild... or break it and sell the parts..?
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Old 26th December 2018, 02:17 PM
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Looking at the state of forks its fairly certain the frame is bent, not a dead straight-on impact i'd say if you took the engine out you'd never get it back in...walk away with yer money......
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Old 26th December 2018, 02:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Mr Snapped Banjo String
Hawk man... what are you gona do with the bike after you buy it? Rebuild... or break it and sell the parts..?
Plan is to repair and use it. Now I did put the reg of it through cartell.ie and it came back clear , as no finance never auctioned, no claim on it, Irish genuine reg. Give the reg to guards , and there system had no interest in it, my insurance company has no interest recorded. To be honest the book is not a big problem to get. The big doubt that I have is whether the frame is bent or not.
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Old 26th December 2018, 02:55 PM
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Originally Posted by hawkman
The big doubt that I have is whether the frame is bent or not.
Without proof to the contrary, and looking at the state of the forks, you'd have to assume it is.
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Old 26th December 2018, 02:56 PM
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Originally Posted by hawkman
Plan is to repair and use it. Now I did put the reg of it through cartell.ie and it came back clear , as no finance never auctioned, no claim on it, Irish genuine reg. Give the reg to guards , and there system had no interest in it, my insurance company has no interest recorded. To be honest the book is not a big problem to get. The big doubt that I have is whether the frame is bent or not.

Ok.. first thing I'd be doing is asking the seller if you can pull the tank off it. Have a look at the frame... look real carefully...
Do your home work first... make a list of everything your gona need to put that bike back on the road and go look for the bits... few times when I've taken in a project. Everything seems real easy to find... until you go look for it... put a price on all the bits. Including couriers and the amount of labour you think your gona put in... it will soon add up fairly lively...

See if your still willing to continue..
If you put all that money and labour into that bike.. are you willing to ride a bike that may not handle very well because something is misaligned by a few mm.risk you take with a crashed bike.
Last thing I will say to you...
Put that bike to one side for a minute and keep looking... not on done deal... seems to be a bit of a wild west show at the minute... have a look on book face on the selling section... few things crop up there for time to time including z750 and they come at decent enough prices...
That bike... for the amount of work that goes Into that project the parts.the running around to get log books etc.
At first glance.. I'd say you could do far better with a different machine....
Thread carefully... there's a reason that seller isn't putting that work into the bike himself.... if it was easy and simple and not to costly to fix...
You'd wanna be getting that bike for about a quarter of the asking price before it would worth any serious consideration.
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Old 26th December 2018, 02:58 PM
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Why take the risk?
Plenty of bikes out there in good nick for that money.
Have you always had a burning desire for a z750 or are you just going for it cos its cheap?

The reason I ask is that if you end up with a bike with no book, bent frame and forks you would want to really love it to get back on the road.
It's going to cost...

You have a cbr600 and a blackbird.... a gsxr750 would be what your missing if it was a perfect garage your looking for. Or buy something completely new and different from what you have like an old dual sport.
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Old 26th December 2018, 03:35 PM
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Ok. Some very good points there, which I take on board and agree with. What is a good z 750 , 2006 worth,? And secondly what's out there for 1000 /1200.?
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Old 26th December 2018, 04:40 PM
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Originally Posted by hawkman
Ok. Some very good points there, which I take on board and agree with. What is a good z 750 , 2006 worth,? And secondly what's out there for 1000 /1200.?
Haven't had a look at the prices of the z really.... think you may be coming at this from the wrong angle though.... your budget seems to be the deciding factor here... which means your looking at what's available more so than what you want.. . It would seem likely that a z is out of your budgeting at the minute... keep trawling through the classifieds and see what's going.... just remember.... if you buy rough it's more than likely going to stay rough.... you may have to look at older bikes with that budget but it is do able .. just got to keep looking...
If your really set on a z750 in an around 2006... two grand should see you with a very well minded one... just don't believe everything you read on donedeal
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Old 26th December 2018, 04:42 PM
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Originally Posted by hawkman
Ok. Some very good points there, which I take on board and agree with. What is a good z 750 , 2006 worth,? And secondly what's out there for 1000 /1200.?
Nothing for around the grand . Im guessing their making about 3 grand . I say buy it ta fuk its a nice little project. if theres anything obvious when ya get a proper look at it then obviously walk , but id say at a guess its fine .
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