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Post  Ewok1958 on Wed 18 Apr 2012, 6:22 pm

First topic message reminder :

Found this ZX-12 at the following QLD dealer:
Top Gun Yamaha


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Bundamba, QLD



http://www.bikepoint.com.au/all-bikes/dealer/details.aspx?R=12039026&ref=Item&Nne=&N=&Ns=

Of course it looks ok in the photo - but the cheap price has me wondering. If it was ok, my daughter might be interested.

Anyone had anything to do with this dealership?

Late edit, thanks to 2WA:
I don't think this has been posted before but for those amongst us who are thinking (dreaming) about adding to the fleet this website might help you decide if the bike is rideable all day or just a lap to the café. Click >>> Cycle Ergo


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Post  Ewok1958 on Fri 15 Apr 2016, 7:56 pm

@Chook wrote:
@2wheelsagain wrote:
@Ewok1958 wrote:Comfort for the missus.

Congrats. Just needs black flames now.
and leather saddlebags bags with tassels

And pillion foot boards apparently! bom
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Post  reddog on Fri 15 Apr 2016, 8:35 pm

Dave wtf? I presume it's a replacement for the spider? I'd buy a car before a cruiser, but good on you for not buying a Hardly rideable. Pamela was talking about a beach buggy for the family Smile
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Post  Ewok1958 on Fri 15 Apr 2016, 8:43 pm

@reddog wrote:Dave wtf? I presume it's a replacement for the spider? I'd buy a car before a cruiser, but good on you for not buying a Hardly rideable. Pamela was talking about a beach buggy for the family Smile

On the money Reddog - the Bandit is alive and well.  If this doesn't work out, I'm buying a Merc SLK (not kidding, there is a low kms one in outer MLB for under $25k). Lucky there are no open beaches here or Bev would have already thought of the beach buggy. Good luck.

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Post  Ewok1958 on Fri 29 Apr 2016, 6:44 pm

Well, I've ordered the passenger floorboards, and an after-market rear shock (custom built for our weight Wilbers, $685) as the forum reports reckon the standard spring is way too soft (and after one ride with Bev on the back, I agree).  Bev's happy. I'm happy (she paid for most of it!!). Riding a cruiser is different, but I don't get the feeling it will kill us.

But to get started, I made a bracket for what once was a Hog Wild belt buckle and installed it next to the number plate.  Wild Hogs baby!



Also took the Bandit for a spin today - what a great bike!



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Post  Ewok1958 on Sat 30 Apr 2016, 6:10 pm

Good job Bev didn't see this. 1986 Kawasaki Voyager - like the Enterprise, only larger! And of course you need double-decker top boxes. drunken

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Post  paul on Sat 30 Apr 2016, 9:42 pm

I think the top top box ...................terrible stutter I have there  Laughing..............is the headrest  Shocked

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Post  Ewok1958 on Sat 30 Apr 2016, 11:01 pm

@paul wrote:I think the top top box ...................terrible stutter I have there  Laughing..............is the headrest  Shocked

Or a fold-out awning?
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Post  barry_mcki on Sat 30 Apr 2016, 11:31 pm

Just looking at the specs; 1200cc, 97hp, 5 speed. Was that considered a big motor back in '86 ?

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Post  paul on Sun 01 May 2016, 1:12 am

@barry_mcki wrote:Just looking at the specs; 1200cc, 97hp, 5 speed.  Was that considered a big motor back in '86 ?
Even the Honda Goldwing was a 1200 with 94 hp back then ..................I can remember when a 650 was considered a big bike

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Post  Ewok1958 on Wed 01 Jun 2016, 6:06 pm

Just up the road in the seat of power, the Yammy dealer has this 1992 VFR750, obviously as traded and a bit rough ($1999, 54,000 kms).  But it might be had for $1,000 for a bit of silver-tonguing ( Wink ).



At that price, it might make a good 'project bike', and eligible for club reg in 2022 (not too far away?)

With a bit of paint and decal work, it could look like this:



Might have to check out if it actually runs properly.

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Post  2wheelsagain on Wed 01 Jun 2016, 6:35 pm

It should have gear driven cams which sound fantastic (if you like a mechanical symphony)
These are still rockets by today's standards. Fairly sporty in the ergo' but it works.

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Post  Ewok1958 on Thu 09 Jun 2016, 8:02 pm

Well, that VFR didn't last long - someone obviously saw the potential as a project bike.  But I came across this strange beast this morning on BikeSales.



1986 Yamaha FZX750, 22,000kms, $3000.

I've never seen one, or even heard of them - seems they might have only been sold in the USA.  The price is pretty reasonable if you want something rare. I don't! Very Happy
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Post  reddog on Thu 09 Jun 2016, 9:14 pm

A guy on Aussie street bikes has one of these and upgraded it with xjr1300 parts. They are definitely an import
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Post  barry_mcki on Thu 09 Jun 2016, 10:20 pm

That rear shot doesn't really do the FZX justice, saw this view on Google's Wiki:



They mentioned the Yanks only imported the 700, so your find is probably a direct Japanese import.

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Post  paul on Thu 09 Jun 2016, 10:30 pm

If you squint and hold your tongue right , it almost looks a bit vmaxish................wonder what parts are like to get for it .

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Post  Bosco15 on Fri 10 Jun 2016, 6:35 am

There are two on ebay atm. 
Looks like one is Ewoks.

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Post  Ewok1958 on Fri 10 Jun 2016, 11:15 am

On BikeSales, 2003 SV1000S, 18,000kms, $4,500 asking price. Being sold by an old guy. Absolute bargain given the condition and low kms. I'd be in if the shed wasn't full!



Damn, shed already full!! Sad



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Post  madmax on Fri 10 Jun 2016, 12:03 pm

Plenty of room Dave, build a rack and then you can start stacking them.

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Post  Ewok1958 on Fri 10 Jun 2016, 12:17 pm

@madmax wrote:Plenty of room Dave, build a rack and then you can start stacking them.

lol! lol!
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Post  gus on Fri 10 Jun 2016, 6:34 pm

I have six ,so you might get away with one more .
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Post  Ewok1958 on Fri 10 Jun 2016, 7:36 pm

@gus wrote:I have six ,so you might get away with one more .

Gus, you are the king .   cheers
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Post  reddog on Fri 10 Jun 2016, 7:47 pm

The color of that sv is horrible. A workmate had a blue naked, looked heaps better
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Post  Bosco15 on Fri 10 Jun 2016, 9:54 pm

@reddog wrote:The color of that sv is horrible. A workmate had a blue naked, looked heaps better

Don't dis the copper SV.  Shocked
Freaking awesome colour. Really glows in the sunshine.
My favorite hooligan bike.  Very Happy

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Post  Kiwisteve on Sat 11 Jun 2016, 8:39 am

@Bosco15 wrote:
@reddog wrote:The color of that sv is horrible. A workmate had a blue naked, looked heaps better

Don't dis the copper SV.  Shocked
Freaking awesome colour. Really glows in the sunshine.
My favorite hooligan bike.  Very Happy
If I remember rightly during my days on the SV downunder forum, we used to call that colour the rusty coloured SV  Laughing

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Post  Re-Cycled on Sat 11 Jun 2016, 11:15 pm

@Bosco15 wrote:
@reddog wrote:The color of that sv is horrible. A workmate had a blue naked, looked heaps better

Don't dis the copper SV.  Shocked
Freaking awesome colour. Really glows in the sunshine.
My favorite hooligan bike.  Very Happy

I quite like it


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