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Old 5th December 2017, 09:21 PM
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Hi all. Just want to see any thoughts on a 99 zzr11. Mate is away in London and just got job there and asked if I am interested in buying his bike. I thought be good as 2nd bike as at 1500 quid for immac bike sure why not but I dont know much about them so thought ask here,so anyone know good/bad points etc?
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Old 5th December 2017, 09:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Born2Survive View Post
Hi all. Just want to see any thoughts on a 99 zzr11. Mate is away in London and just got job there and asked if I am interested in buying his bike. I thought be good as 2nd bike as at 1500 quid for immac bike sure why not but I dont know much about them so thought ask here,so anyone know good/bad points etc?
had one as my second bike for a while, unbeatable reliability, check for rotting downpipes and clutch seals tend to go. stock calipers can get corroded to shite if not properly maintained.
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Old 5th December 2017, 10:17 PM
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had one as my second bike for a while, unbeatable reliability, check for rotting downpipes and clutch seals tend to go. stock calipers can get corroded to shite if not properly maintained.
cheers for that. a start to work on
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Old 5th December 2017, 10:34 PM
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Fantastic powerful monster. Nothing roars like a big kwak. You'll end up using it as your first bike. Great price for an immaculate bike too.
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Old 5th December 2017, 11:15 PM
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Old 6th December 2017, 01:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Born2Survive View Post
Just want to see any thoughts on a 99 zzr11.
Been there, done that: http://www.biker.ie/forum/showthread.php?t=197931


I thought be good as 2nd bike as at 1500 quid for immac bike sure why not but I dont know much about them so thought ask here,so anyone know good/bad points etc?

The ZZR 11 can be a fantastic bike. Most of them are now more than 20
years old, so they will probably need some care and attention.

Check the valve clearances.

Make sure the gearbox is ok.

The Tokico brake calipers need regular attention.

The bearings on the rear suspension linkage will probably
be knackered. Check for up-down play at the rear wheel
when the bike is on the centre stand.

Look for play in the rubber cush drive (rear sprocket carrier).

Condition of radiator and oil cooler. Rad damage is usually caused
by a broken mounting for the metal cowl around the cooling fan.

Check the fuel tank for rust or leaks.

The original exhaust is probably knackered by now. ZZR1200
headers will bolt straight on and give more options for choosing
a pair of cans.

Check all the usual items on older bikes. As the ZZR is fast and
heavy, it is hard on fork seals and steering head bearings. Check
the damping on the rear suspension.

Mine has been reasonably reliable. The biggest and most expensive
problem with mine was multiple failures of the speedometer. This was
eventually solved by fitting a brand new zero-miles speedo unit (€100+), new
genuine Kawasaki speedo cable and a S/H speedo drive taken from a ZX9-R.

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Old 6th December 2017, 01:23 AM
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great bike,i had 2 of them
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Old 6th December 2017, 02:55 PM
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Had the calliper issues with those old Tokicos on all my ZZ-R4 and 6, as well as ZXRs.

Get the Tokicos from a GSX-R600/750 K1-K3.

They need to be drilled and tapped for an M10, as they use M8 as standard.
But once you have, they bolt straight on and are made of a much better alloy that does no corrode anythign like the old ones.

Have done this on my ZXR750-R and they stand up well to even track level usage.
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Old 6th December 2017, 06:56 PM
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Thanks everyone. He is coming back 20 Dec so after above help from everyone i am collecting it that day. Few tasty extras eg alarm, heated grips. So happy man. Thanks everyone.
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Old 6th December 2017, 07:21 PM
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Good call. Hope it works out fantastically for you.
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Old 6th December 2017, 07:43 PM
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on the caliper subject, caliper spacers can be bought and remove the need for drilling and tapping, also nissin 4 pots can be made fit from a fireblade (did it myself) makes for really good brakes and much better reliability
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