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Hughsie
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New from Scotland

#1 PostAuthor: Hughsie » Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:05 pm

Hi All

Recently joined forum. Big kwak fan. Started with a GPZ, Zx9 and a Zed twin was my first custom cafe project. Grew up with my older brothers big Zeds (18 year my senior) always wanted a big zed. Committed to buying one this year. When I find the right one.
Met a few of the Scottish guys over the years and must say a good bunch.
Anyone hear of an affordable zed in my neighbourhood let me know.
Nice to meet everyone.

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Re: New from Scotland

#2 PostAuthor: deka » Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:15 pm

Hi. Hughsie And welcome
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Re: New from Scotland

#3 PostAuthor: chrisNI » Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:46 am

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Re: New from Scotland

#4 PostAuthor: marmck » Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:00 pm

Hi , & Welcome to the club , which Z are you on the trail off , & good luck with your search ,swot up on the model you are after.

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Re: New from Scotland

#5 PostAuthor: Hughsie » Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:14 pm

Hi and thanks everyone

Marmck budget dictates it would probably be an American import at the moment. Ideally a KZ900 A model or an early 1000ltd. Been looking at importers down south. Got about 3k at the moment. But that hopefully will go up in the next month or two... or down if the wife finds out. However I love most of the Zeds so if somethings comes up I like I might jump in.
Nice to hear from everyone

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Re: New from Scotland

#6 PostAuthor: Garry.L » Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:43 pm

Hughsie wrote:Hi and thanks everyone

Marmck budget dictates it would probably be an American import at the moment. Ideally a KZ900 A model or an early 1000ltd. Been looking at importers down south. Got about 3k


Stateside bikes aren't the poor relation given they probably make up 70% + of all Z1's in the UK. Most Brit bikes have long since been crashed or rotted away by now, hence the floods of US bikes to satisfy demand.

I'd think you'd be lucky to get even a basket case Z1 for £3K, let alone a runner. You may be better going for a LTD like you say or perhaps an ST or Z650, both of which are MUCH cheaper and offer much better value than the Z1.

Good luck with the search.
ʎɐqǝ uo pɹɐoqʎǝʞ ɐ ʎnq ı ǝɯıʇ ʇsɐן ǝɥʇ sı sıɥʇ

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Re: New from Scotland

#7 PostAuthor: Hughsie » Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:09 pm

Thanks for the thoughts Garry. Yeah an ltd would be a nice starting point. I still like to have a bit spare cash for my other projects and bits and bobs so just can't justify the big £££ at the moment. But maybe one day in the future I will find something else
I like the early ltd with the duck tail so will be looking at something like that.

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Re: New from Scotland

#8 PostAuthor: paul doran » Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:11 am

welcome but keep away from thundercloud the wet one
way too many Zeds


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