Who else still owns a 900rr? - Kawasaki ZX-10R.net
View Poll Results: Do you have or have you owned a 900rr?
yes -I own one, post year if you want. 5 6.33%
Have owned one, but not currently 11 13.92%
Nope never have 47 59.49%
Me own a Honda? Never- (figured some would want this choice) 16 20.25%
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post #1 of 28 Old 10-07-2006, 10:36 PM Thread Starter
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Who else still owns a 900rr?

I've noticed that some of you also have a 900rr as another bike.

Just curious how many.
Also who has had one before.

I've noticed in the past, that a lot of people have had fzr600, then a 900rr and now 10r's.
That has been my pattern with a coule other beaters here and there.

The frame geometry is pretty close between my 94 900 and my 10.

------------- ZX ---------------cbr- 94

Wheelbase ------54.5 -------------- 55.3

Rake/Trail ------24*/4.0" -----------24*/3.5" (my ontario tree makes it 4.0" cbr)

Seat height ----32.5"----------------31.7"

bore/ stroke ratio is similar also:
76X55mm ----------70x58mm

zx has higer compression and obviously more cc's
12.7 : 1 ------------11.0 : 1

375lbs dry claim zx ------------ cbr CLAIMED 407.9lbs dry


16" wheel on cbr makes it feel very different.
I had a 17" front on my 96RR

(was looking at my brochures from my 94 900 and the 10 as I did before buying the 10r.)

Sarah Palin and friends can call it a snow machine all they want but Yamaha, Polaris and Bombardier plus the related magazines all seem to call them Snowmobiles.

Snow machines create snow on ski slopes. Just sayin'

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I have one in my garage and I love it.....or loved it........when it was running. Went through 2 motors in a very short period of time and I am pretty sure my plans to make a track bike out of it are about to change to parting it out and getting some chedda

The biggest difference between the two is the wheelbase. Its close but if you put the two side by side you can really see how much different they are laid out. The zx frame is all compact and the motor is shoehorned in there with a reletively long swing arm. The cbr has a lot more free space around the motor (when it's in the frame) and a shorter swing arm. Still a sweet ride. I have had a few pops so if this makes no sense, sorry.

If you know anybody looking for parts or just a rolling chassis with a clean title, let me know.
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I have one in my garage and I love it.....or loved it........when it was running. Went through 2 motors in a very short period of time and I am pretty sure my plans to make a track bike out of it are about to change to parting it out and getting some chedda

The biggest difference between the two is the wheelbase. Its close but if you put the two side by side you can really see how much different they are laid out. The zx frame is all compact and the motor is shoehorned in there with a reletively long swing arm. The cbr has a lot more free space around the motor (when it's in the frame) and a shorter swing arm. Still a sweet ride. I have had a few pops so if this makes no sense, sorry.

If you know anybody looking for parts or just a rolling chassis with a clean title, let me know.
Your making sense to me.

Friend gets back from getting married end of the month- If it is still around he may be interested- he has a few at his shop and may have use for all or some of it.

He will probably be boke though, Hawaii and cruise for wedding.

Sarah Palin and friends can call it a snow machine all they want but Yamaha, Polaris and Bombardier plus the related magazines all seem to call them Snowmobiles.

Snow machines create snow on ski slopes. Just sayin'
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Never owned one but I've always wanted a '95 model.

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Never had one but one of my riding buddies has a 98 that is pristine and he rides well enough to make a lesser rider on a newer bike really blush. Still good bikes.

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Never owned one but I've always wanted a '95 model.
That was the year that got the worst rep. Over flexy frame and still a 893cc.
Still fine on the street I'm sure but when two bros (before they spilit and errion racing came about) went back to the 94 frame for racing, it gave the 95 a bad rep.

It did get the lights and shift linkage. I put linkage on my 94 from a newer model.

94 and below had the "too stiff" frame, 95 is when designing flex into the frame came around.

96 and 97's are about perfect, specially with an aftermarket tree (and f3 17" front if you want, it has 918cc and, taller gearing.

98-99 got the corrected offset, forks spaced wider and even taller gearing- feels a little bigger to me.

And that is one reason I loved finding this site, helped get me up to speed on knowing the 10r because my life before was 900rr's.

Sarah Palin and friends can call it a snow machine all they want but Yamaha, Polaris and Bombardier plus the related magazines all seem to call them Snowmobiles.

Snow machines create snow on ski slopes. Just sayin'
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I never had the 900 but I did own a 954. Awesome bike and I still regrett selling it to this day.
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No 900RR but had an 01 929RR and loved it wish it would not have been stolen.

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It's cool that some others have had the 900RR, when it first came out I was set on buying that bike but got shipped overseas in the Air Force.

I would like to try a new poll. How about the ZX9R, ZX12R,Hayabusa, my first bike was a 10, or other...I would think we might get some surprising results. ...Anyone want me to start that poll? just an
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It's cool that some others have had the 900RR, when it first came out I was set on buying that bike but got shipped overseas in the Air Force.

I would like to try a new poll. How about the ZX9R, ZX12R,Hayabusa, my first bike was a 10, or other...I would think we might get some surprising results. ...Anyone want me to start that poll? just an

makes sense. a lot of kawi faithful here.

I was curious becuse I've seen a few RR's listed in signatures and in some ways it is/was the original 10R.

Sarah Palin and friends can call it a snow machine all they want but Yamaha, Polaris and Bombardier plus the related magazines all seem to call them Snowmobiles.

Snow machines create snow on ski slopes. Just sayin'
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