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post #1 of 15 Old 03-24-2005, 08:37 PM Thread Starter
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Is this a Good deal on 2002 ZX9R?

Hi all,

I am newbie in this forums and motorcycles. I trying to buy my first bike ever in USA. I have past riding experience in other country. I know some of you might be thinking that I maybe crazy or stupid to pick this bike as beginner bike. Well I am not crazy or neither stupid because I have ridden my friend ZX7R couple of times and I know what it feel like and what it can do.

Here it goes. Locally someone is selling 2002 ZX9R. I am interested in it but want to find out if it is right price for the bike. The bike has no damage at all, never been laid down that what he says, all stock, no mod. He was asking $6000 but I got him down to $5200. The bike has 8200 miles on it and clear title. So question is for people who has bike please tell me if this is good price for 2002 ZX9R. Since I am newbie to the motorcycle world and really don't know much about the bikes and that is the reason I am asking pro's to help me out.

Any input soon will be appreciated. Thanks
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post #2 of 15 Old 03-24-2005, 08:50 PM
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I think that is a pretty good deal, myself. Wait for others to pipe in before making a discision though.

The bad thing is that if you're a newbe rider wise, the ZX-9R isn't the bike for you.

Where motorcycles are concerned, the only fear I have is that I may not live to ride again.
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I can agree wif Eric,My 9 was my 3rd bike after 2 6 hundo's. That is a good deal tho.These 9's seem to lose a ton of value lately. FYI low mile C models where fetching upwards of 6 grand just 2 years ago...02 is a good bike,building one up right now,who has a frame???

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post #4 of 15 Old 03-24-2005, 11:35 PM
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I think 5200 is a great price. You can ride it for a year or two and sell it for a few hundred less!! Someone has taken the HUGH hit already. Ouch.

As for Seattle area 02 and 03 ZX9 in the cycletrader are around 6 to 7k asking price. If I had to part with mine ( 6k, some mods) I would start at 6,500 and if desperate part with it at 5500.

At this point, since I have already taken the big deprectiation keeping it a year or two more aint going to matter too much in the grand scheme.

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buy it ...but never twist the throttle past 3 grand until you have ridden it abot 4 thousand mile. It WILL outrun almost every bike out there and you don't have to prove it to anyone. i've got 17k on mine now with no problems at all. BUT THIS BIKE WILL KILL YOU FAST!!!!

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If the bike is in that great of condition with those miles, thats a great deal.
$5200.00 sounds good. Dont pay any more than though only because its a 899cc bike, 2002, or HP is no where close to these 1liter and bigger bikes, the 9R is not fuel injected, like most newer sport bikes. The 9R is looked at like a dinosaur to all other bikes.

As far as this being your first bike:
My advice, be careful, Ride at your level of comfort. You dont have to prove yours is the fastest.

I'd rather be racin'. (01' ZX-9R)
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post #7 of 15 Old 03-25-2005, 01:46 PM Thread Starter
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Well I went ahead and bought the bike from this guy and he is honest about everything. I like honesty. Well now I have ZX9R in my garage. Its raining in Oregon so I can test 9R rightnow in parking lot but as soon as sun comes out in next few days I will all over this bike. I can't wait to test drive this monster.


Thanks everyone for help and your concerns for the beginner. I fully aware of what this bike can do. I will be taking some MSF classes in next month of so. I do want to get trained little bit more before I take this bike out on road.

Thanks guys for your inputs. :D
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post #8 of 15 Old 03-25-2005, 02:27 PM
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Id say that is a really good price. I just bought the same bike with 3500 miles on it, the guy had it jetted, a slip on Yosh pipe, K&N filter, aftermarket windscreen, and two BRAND new 0 mile Diablos for $6500.

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God the more I hear the more i am happy with the deal on my Nine..
I purchased my nine from my local shop, when new it sat there for almost a year before it was bought. the original owner was a friend, and a local cop, who rode it as a "sport tourer" he traded it back in after 10 monthes of owning it, to buy a zx12r. i scopped it up the NEXT day for $5,900 out the door. It is a 2003, garage kept, had 2,716 on the odometer.. still had factory tires and all. I dont think i went wrong. first weekend I had it (my first crotch rocket as well) I went 10.71@134.. It scared me soooo bad i almost pissed myself. I had owned and raced quads and dirtbikes before but this was WAY more wild...
BE CAREFUL MAN I have had mine for six monthes, i go to the local strip almost every weekend now and i am not scared of it, but i damn well respect it... the nine will demand your respect, or else.
I say we both got sweet deals.... post us some pics of yours!!!
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post #10 of 15 Old 03-25-2005, 07:12 PM
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Its raining in Oregon so I can test 9R rightnow in parking lot but as soon as sun comes out in next few days I will all over this bike. I can't wait to test drive this monster.
First off we're riders, not drivers :)

2nd, I didn't want to chime in since everyone was doing a great job, but yes you got a hell of a deal, but you shoulda started on a smaller bike. Anyways, too late now, just please be careful and take your time and put pride out of your vocabulary and life at least while on 2 wheels. You have a long way to go since this is your first street bike.

Last, where in Oregon do you live. I'm in Portland. Since you are new I'll give you a heads up on where you can get some skills and where a weekly ride begins.

Doc Wong Clinic (rider training):

Place: Behind Beaverton Honda Yamaha Suzuki dealership that you can see off of the 217 on the west side of the freeway. It is in a wharehouse that they own right behind the shop by the Office Max. The Harley dealership is back there too for a point of reference.

Time: Right now I think we meet at 10am now but we used to meet at 8am. Not sure if we're gonna go back to that time. You can check our local board at http://www.sportbikes.ws/forumdisplay.php?f=137 and look for a heading "Doc Wong" or something similar and they will post the time. It is always the 1st Sunday of every month unless the local races get in the way.

Route: It's always the same route so that you get familiar with it so that you can spend the time working on improving a skill set and not be concerned about unkown roads. It's pretty much Bald Peak Rd. and several local backroads near Bald Peak. Total I think it's only about 70-80 miles. Afterwards everyone meets for lunch or goes on their way and often you can hook up with another ride if you want.

Purpose: We do a riding clinic branched off from Dr. Harry Wong's clinic down in Calif. where you can come to learn and refine riding skills based off of the book Twist of the Wrist II which I highly recommend you read. It is for all skill levels and street riding styles and tends to be 30-40 min classroom session and about a 1.5 hour ride. There tends to be coffee and sometimes donuts, there tends to be 20-30 people and the riding groups tend to be no more than 6 broken up by ability, there is a truck sweeper just in case it's needed, IT'S FREE but as a courtesy to the sweeper usually people donate gas money and if you're a coffee drinker usually people donate coffee money to a can or jar.


Sweet ride Sat night (just a fun ride):

It groups at Hillsboro Motorsport by the Hillsboro airport at 5pm every saturday evening after the shop closes.

This ride is very dependant on weather. It isn't as organized as the Doc Wong so it is your responsibility to ride your own ride. People tend to group themselves based on skill level and who they know and a route is planned before the weekend and posted on the same forum as above.

Rides are as short as an hour or so and as long as 3 hours or so dependant on how much sun we have. Usually the routes are very fun. All rides end at Dairy Queen and if you stick around you get a free sunday or ice cream or whatever out of it on the bill of Hillsboro Motorsport.


There's many more rides of course but you won't be ready for all of that for a while. I found it best to stick with close friends and learn from them until my comfort level rose then I tried group rides and my buddies pretty much looked out for me and kept me up on two wheels.

Maybe I'll see you out there. Have fun on that beast and be safe. Get gear. It'll save your life... if you don't like full suits yet just ask my buddy if you ever get the chance how he likes them after crashing a month ago at over 120mph and only getting a torn muscle.
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First off we're riders, not drivers :)
You can see I come for car. I sorry if I have offended anyone.



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2nd, I didn't want to chime in since everyone was doing a great job, but yes you got a hell of a deal, but you should started on a smaller bike. Anyways, too late now, just please be careful and take your time and put pride out of your vocabulary and life at least while on 2 wheels. You have a long way to go since this is your first street bike.
Thanks for your concern about fellow rider that I should have started with smaller bike first and go bigger as I get more familiar with bikes. As I have said that I have little bit of riding experience in past but not a lot. I will be taking some BRT classes before I go on the roads just to be on safe side.

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Last, where in Oregon do you live. I'm in Portland. Since you are new I'll give you a heads up on where you can get some skills and where a weekly ride begins.
I live about 2 1/2 hours south of Portland. I am in Cottage Grove. THanks for the offer but I am sorry that can't be there to join you because I run my own business 24/7. I am little busy person.
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... I run my own business 24/7. I am little busy person.
What's the point of life if you don't take time out to live it?

Sorry to hear you work too much. Have fun on that hot rod when you do get the chance. You can find rides down there in the same local gatherings area I posted above. There's people from all over Oregon on it you can network with if you get the skills, confidence, desire, and time to ride with them :)
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Was this a good deal of an 9R? 13900 € (about 18000 $), -04 and 3140km (1900 miles) with a Devil OVO slip-on. I changed my former bike, cbr 600 -00 on it and paid 6000€ (7830 $) to get the Nine. :D
I think it was a pretty good deal.
I just love the finnish "temporary" and illegal (in European Union) car & motorcycle tax. F**k those members of parliament, should all be whacked and fired! :D

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OUCH!!!!!!!!!!!

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post #15 of 15 Old 06-04-2016, 01:56 AM
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I must be looking in all the right places because I got my 2002 zx9r for $2400 clean title, low mileage and runs excellent. It's my first street bike as well and hell yes it goes fast! No need to prove anything here. Just make sure to lean forward when hittin that throttle or it'll send your weight backwards forcing you to keep twisting back on the throttle unless of course you been in that situation before and know how to muscle down on the throttle without panicking. Nice to see a fellow Oregonian with a zx9r as well. I'm from Eugene myself. Thinking about flipping the bike for a profit since I got it for so cheap.
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