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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 06-17-2016, 10:52 AM Thread Starter
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Question Have you ever owned or ridden a Kawa ZRX1100?

I'm quite interested in this for longer haul trips, & I love the classic looks. All I can recollect about them is they have a bullet proof engine & they can munch the miles.
All the above is no good if they have you leaning forward or they compress your legs (l'm 6ft) or they're just downright uncomfortable.

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I absolutely love that bike..
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What do you think about the price?
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I'd have bought it already if it was in the green Eddie Lawson colours just for the hell of it!!!
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Hmmm.. I'm no expert but I'd offer him $3000 and see if he bites. Saddle bags, new chain, pads, etc may add up to $3,450 and it seems like the bikes been taken well care of. However, that year make and model is retailing for $2,340ish (Midwest).
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However, that year make and model is retailing for $2,340ish (Midwest).
Wow, that's super low!!!.........I wouldn't pay asking price anyway, but that's a BIG difference!!!

Where he lives at Bella Vista is an upmarket golfing community outside of Fayettville AR.
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Wow, that's super low!!!.........I wouldn't pay asking price anyway, but that's a BIG difference!!!

Where he lives at Bella Vista is an upmarket golfing community outside of Fayettville AR.
Understandable. The bike looks sharp that's for sure.
Let us know if he counter offers ya anything

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My buddy paid $5000 several years ago for an '05 in Green with about 8000 miles on it.

It is a fun ride, but it is a Naked bike. Maybe good for back roads touring, but the interstate will beat you up.

I would say that the bike is mild for the size engine. At least that is how it felt to me.

If I stumbled across a Green garage queen, I would be very tempted.

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Heres one with less than 9000 miles and the seller is a member here who made a KLR with the Versys engine.....FS - 2004 ZRX-1200R w/8945mi - TWT Forums

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Yeah I don't know how reliable NADA retail is on that.. It tends to be undervalued on anything older than 10 years

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I had a red 2002



and now have a green 2005



They are an awesome bike, BULK torque and require a lot of respect. They do not have huge top end like sportsbikes but IMO is more than enough. Gotta go bbl
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Yeah I don't know how reliable NADA retail is on that.. It tends to be undervalued on anything older than 10 years
I wonder if they get there data from private sales as well as dealer sales.

When I bought my 93 Honda XR250L in '08 the NADA was $600. That is what I paid. When sold it in '13, NADA was $1200, and that is what I sold it for. In '15, the guy I sold it to, traded it on a new Yamaha 250 dual sport, and got $1200 for the trade.
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Yeah I don't know how reliable NADA retail is on that.. It tends to be undervalued on anything older than 10 years
There's got to be something going on. If one could pick up a bike like that in great condition for under $3k, they've stolen in. I owned one and it was great fun. Not even bad on the highway.
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Buddy of mine had a blue one, don't remember the year. I seriously considered buying it from him when he got his big KTM. Really, really nice bike. His only complaint was legroom. I followed that bike a lot on my Concours and now my Versys. Just couldn't see myself getting rid of the Versys.
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Heres one with less than 9000 miles and the seller is a member here who made a KLR with the Versys engine.....FS - 2004 ZRX-1200R w/8945mi - TWT Forums
What's his Versys forum name/handle???

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1/His only complaint was legroom..

2/ Just couldn't see myself getting rid of the Versys.
1/How tall is he & do u think a long legged 6ft rider would suffer???

2/ I would be keeping the V & using the 1100 for long haul rides if it's comfortable enough, & the wind blast doesn't bother me & l'd most prolly get a flip screen to preserve my neck muscles.....
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[QUOTE=my2wheels;1171674]What's his Versys forum name/handle???



He uses the same handle on both forums. Heres one of his threads.....Lots of 09 Blue Versys Parts

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He uses the same handle on both forums.
Thanks Joe.................seems he's in Texas.
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He's asking top $ already, that really wouldn't make it cost effective.
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He's asking top $ already, that really wouldn't make it cost effective.
Just because he's asking top dollar doesn't mean he'll get it. Make him an offer thats comfortable for you. But then i like the blue ones better...

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