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What is this bike worth?

Hey all.. just joined today.. I use to ride many years ago and am thinking of getting back into it. In the past I owned a '95 and '96 ZX7R, got out of riding around 2000.

Just recently I've been tossing around the idea of picking something up just to putz around on... ride to the gym, run some errands, etc. I found a '99 ZX7R with 3K miles, 100% stock.. what do you guys think this bike is worth?

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Is this what youre saying the bike is worth? He's asking 3600 and I got him down to 3000.. but still feel like I'd be overpaying.. even though the bike looks like its off the showroom floor.

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Is this what youre saying the bike is worth? He's asking 3600 and I got him down to 3000.. but still feel like I'd be overpaying.. even though the bike looks like its off the showroom floor.

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It depends on how much you want it.

Market rate is $2.5k.

Keep in mind that its a 12 year old bike.
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Is it green? Green Kawis are worth more..

Dude, a bike like that is worth whatever someone will pay for it. An all-original, 12 year old bike of any make/model is going to be very difficult to find, so if the book says 2500.00, 3k doesn't seem too unreasonable. I'd stipulate having it checked out thoroughly, and keep in mind you'll likely have to spend a fair amount just to freshen everything up. Has it been ridden all this time? Where has it been stored? Is it currently running/ridden?

Mostly, how bad do you want it? If you pass it by for 3k, will you regret it?

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Is it green? Green Kawis are worth more..

Dude, a bike like that is worth whatever someone will pay for it. An all-original, 12 year old bike of any make/model is going to be very difficult to find, so if the book says 2500.00, 3k doesn't seem too unreasonable. I'd stipulate having it checked out thoroughly, and keep in mind you'll likely have to spend a fair amount just to freshen everything up. Has it been ridden all this time? Where has it been stored? Is it currently running/ridden?

Mostly, how bad do you want it? If you pass it by for 3k, will you regret it?

Yes its green.. it was last ridden a little last summer and a few miles this year.

It had a slight stumble to it with light throttle when I looked at it but after swapping out the plugs he said now it runs perfect.

I'd probably regret it a little... hard to find a bike in this shape for that kind of money. I just wanted to make sure I wasnt totally overpaying.
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They are cool bikes. Post pictures and some history so we can critique it.


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I think its too pricey. Im sure the stumble will require the carbs to be cleaned/sync'd and the fuel changed.

How old are the tires? I'd plan on replacing them unless they have been replaced in the last 2 years. (~$350 installed)
Do the fluids need serviced? Plan on changing coolant/brake/clutch/fork fluids.

I'd say the ZX7R is my favorite Kawasaki, but it's still a 12 year old superbike no matter how you slice it.
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They are cool bikes. Post pictures and some history so we can critique it.
Dont have any pictures of it but it basically looks like this minus the Muzzy.

The guy who owns it now is the 2nd owner.. he just purchased it last summer without his wifes approval. The bike has never seen rain and always garaged.

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Sounds like a nice bike if it was well taken care of. Is it worth $3000? Sure if you are comfortable paying that amount. I agree with Farmboy that any bike is only worth what someone will pay for it. So "market value" is sometimes irrelevant.

If you really like the bike then grab it. Those older ZX7Rs in green are pimp! I've owned a 97 YZF750 and would pay more than $3000 for a mint one today
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I think its too pricey. Im sure the stumble will require the carbs to be cleaned/sync'd and the fuel changed.

How old are the tires? I'd plan on replacing them unless they have been replaced in the last 2 years. (~$350 installed)
Do the fluids need serviced? Plan on changing coolant/brake/clutch/fork fluids.

I'd say the ZX7R is my favorite Kawasaki, but it's still a 12 year old superbike no matter how you slice it.
Yup.. the fluids and tires are my concern as well..

The stumble was corrected with a plug swap.
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There are better deals out there. But if you really like the bike that's all that matters. If you don't have the knowhow or ability to wrench and fix bikes a 12 year old one isn't for you unless you're willing to pay or service. So say you buy a 3k bike and it needs a full service, tires, brakes, fluids, carb service ECT... Now you own a 4k bike. Or you can ride around a border line dangerous bike because it's not all right and serviced and alway worry about it having problems or it not working right. It's your choice. We see bikes come in all the time that are so neglected it's discusting. Balled front tire, brake pads worn down to the metal grinding on the rotors, chains stretches and sprockets with missing teeth. Fuck it's horrible

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Dont have any pictures of it but it basically looks like this minus the Muzzy.

The guy who owns it now is the 2nd owner.. he just purchased it last summer without his wifes approval. The bike has never seen rain and always garaged.

.sportbikes.net/photos/data/500/dons_zx7r_small.JPG

Its not allowing me to post a picture.. I need minimum 15 posts!
You can see the bike if you Google Image search "sportbikes.net 1999 ZX7R". It looks good..if it runs good and you really really like the bike offer lower than 3G and go from there. I will say that if you jump up to 4000 there are a lot newer options available.
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I will say that if you jump up to 4000 there are a lot newer options available.

I've looked around only the past week or so... what would you recommend in the 4K range? I havent seen anything much better in that price range either, I've looked on ebay, traderonline, craigslist and here.
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Don't worry about what some book says, it's just a guide to give u an ideal. You have to personally decide if u feel it's worth 3k. No matter how cheap you get it for you will always wonder if u could have gotten him down another $50-100. But how much will you regret it if you let it go for not getting that same $50-100 off.

If it's what you say it is I'd go for it. I have a 95 900rr with 2600 original miles, all chrome, single sided swing arm. I was offered 15k last year but for me it's worth a lot more. For someone else maybe not so much.

It's your $ and it's a decision you have to live wit. Can you walk away from this for 3k and never think about it again?
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i think you get a lot of bike for 4k nowadays. give yourself another week or two. people are more selling than buying!

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Hey all.. just joined today.. I use to ride many years ago and am thinking of getting back into it. In the past I owned a '95 and '96 ZX7R, got out of riding around 2000.

Just recently I've been tossing around the idea of picking something up just to putz around on... ride to the gym, run some errands, etc. I found a '99 ZX7R with 3K miles, 100% stock.. what do you guys think this bike is worth?

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here's a saweeeeeet kawi for you. 2005 $5k

you'd have to put some lights on, however

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i think you get a lot of bike for 4k nowadays. give yourself another week or two. people are more selling than buying!

you can get a 2007 600cc for under 5k...
I agree. I really wanted a superhawk... Shopped and shopped an found a mint one for 2500 bucks. I love my chicken.

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street R6, a little rash 2007 $3900

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I have taken my friends '08 GSXR600 out a few times and did enjoy the ease of riding it.

Thank you for the advice guys and gal.. I might hold off on the ZX.
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spend a little more and get a bike that's almost a decade newer.
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3K miles not crashed $3k you know the owner.

BUY IT.

Most sport bikes even newer models are beat to death junk.Ive seen 06 07 models that need to be junked from abuse and neglect.

Just a guy that works on peoples bikes every day kind of input.

Buy the way most of these people wouldn't pay to help their mother save her house.

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