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Hello from sunny Ossett in West Yorkshire

#1 PostAuthor: Simonic » Thu May 03, 2018 1:09 am

For my next bike I've decided to go back to my roots.
In the early/mid 80's I owned a few big Kawasaki fours and this is the way I'm going to go now.
After owning several two strokes including some triples I made the move to the big leagues with a Z1000j1.I loved the J but as I was working at Huddersfield Kawasaki at the time I was open to all sorts of temptations and traded the J for an 11R which I did not like so much.I chopped the 11R in for a 750Turbo which after developing some electrical problems was chopped in for a 1000R. I parted company with the 1000R after a hi speed shunt but then returned to biking several years later with an 1100 Zephyr. This made way for a bandit 6 and I now own a Mk1 bandit 12. As much as the Suzuki is an efficient tool it's not really setting me on fire so I'm going to take a step back in time.
So,here I am.
I'm not quite sure what I'd like yet but the models i'm looking at are 1000j1,1000st or maybe a 1000mk2.

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Re: Hello from sunny Ossett in West Yorkshire

#2 PostAuthor: Philippe » Thu May 03, 2018 3:09 am

Hi Simonic

welcome to the club!
You've made the right decision! Going back to your roots is a great idea.
As far as your "weapon of choice" is concerned: splendid!
A Z1000J1 or a Z1000ST will be easy to find, a Z1000MK2 will be difficult.
They're all great bikes!
Good luck!
Greetings from Belgium
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Re: Hello from sunny Ossett in West Yorkshire

#3 PostAuthor: chrisNI » Thu May 03, 2018 8:06 am

:welc welcome along. Isn’t Huddersfield Kawasaki where ZPower Phil worked?

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#4 PostAuthor: Ultim8pc » Thu May 03, 2018 9:13 am

Welcome Sir.

Z1000ST will be your more affordable option methinks and a cracking and under rated bike they are too.
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Re: Hello from sunny Ossett in West Yorkshire

#5 PostAuthor: Richard L » Thu May 03, 2018 9:22 am

Hi ,
Sounds very similar to my own story except I had an 1100r and loved
it ! Hurry up and get a bike before the prices get even sillier. I went down the Gpz 1100B2 route because they too are just about affordable and quite a few around. Good luck with the search.
Richard

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#6 PostAuthor: compo z1r » Thu May 03, 2018 9:29 am

well well well ossett there and bus it back ? bet weve met at the redbeck ? back in the day :D welcome to the club ive a kwak that's from hudds Kawasaki and a couple of new tanks when he was selling all the stock off as I remember the rest went to show's like Donny and staffs to sell off cheap.
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#7 PostAuthor: compo z1r » Thu May 03, 2018 9:31 am

chrisNI wrote::welc welcome along. Isn’t Huddersfield Kawasaki where ZPower Phil worked?


yes it is chris :wink:
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Re: Hello from sunny Ossett in West Yorkshire

#8 PostAuthor: deka » Thu May 03, 2018 1:02 pm

welcome they are a lovely and informative bunch here..
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Re: Hello from sunny Ossett in West Yorkshire

#9 PostAuthor: Simonic » Thu May 03, 2018 6:32 pm

chrisNI wrote::welc welcome along. Isn’t Huddersfield Kawasaki where ZPower Phil worked?


Hello Chris.
Yes I did work with Phil at Huddersfield. We were in the parts department together. We're still in touch. It's his birthday soon and we are taking him and his wife out for a meal

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Re: Hello from sunny Ossett in West Yorkshire

#10 PostAuthor: Simonic » Thu May 03, 2018 6:35 pm

compo z1r wrote:bet weve met at the redbeck ? .


Haha. I feel sure we will have done... I used to spend a lot of time there....doing burnouts in the car park......

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Re: Hello from sunny Ossett in West Yorkshire

#11 PostAuthor: Simonic » Thu May 03, 2018 6:36 pm

Thank You to all you gentlemen for taking the time to welcome me... Now about another Z ...


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