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Just got an 87 ZX1000

NEw guy here. I just got myself an 87 zx1000, as the title says, and I'm lookin for some help here.

I need some parts, like the fairings, but I dont really want to spend a ton on parts unless I have to.

Also, where would one place a fuel filter on this bike? mine doesnt have one yet, but will within the VERY near future( I dont want to be pulling carbs off when I could be riding) and I need a battery for it too. anyone got some advice on what size battery to put in?
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NEw guy here. I just got myself an 87 zx1000, as the title says, and I'm lookin for some help here.

I need some parts, like the fairings, but I dont really want to spend a ton on parts unless I have to.

Also, where would one place a fuel filter on this bike? mine doesnt have one yet, but will within the VERY near future( I dont want to be pulling carbs off when I could be riding) and I need a battery for it too. anyone got some advice on what size battery to put in?
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NEw guy here. I just got myself an 87 zx1000, as the title says, and I'm lookin for some help here.

I need some parts, like the fairings, but I dont really want to spend a ton on parts unless I have to.

Also, where would one place a fuel filter on this bike? mine doesnt have one yet, but will within the VERY near future( I dont want to be pulling carbs off when I could be riding) and I need a battery for it too. anyone got some advice on what size battery to put in?
Cant help on the parts, check with the local dealer for the battery and stuff.
How long have you been riding?? What past bikes have you had??

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I've been riding for a few years, last bike, was my cousins technically, but he let me rid around on it. twas an 87 Honda Hurricane CBR600. battered, beaten, and abused as can be. that bike was SCARY. this at least is a decent looking bike, and not something abused or simply screwed up like that cbr was.
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finding a manual would be a good first step. It will give you information on all the little OE parts to look for. If you cant find one locally, heres a link to one online- http://www.themotorbookstore.com/kaw90nin19.html

armed with that, ebaying will be easier. So how about some pics-
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Oh, yes pictures. forgot all about those.
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That is a good looking bike!
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Do you have the old plastics? Sometimes its cheaper to repair and paint than replace with new stuff.

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Do you have the old plastics? Sometimes its cheaper to repair and paint than replace with new stuff.
Thanks for the welcome.
unfortunately, when I got the bike those parts werent there. if it comes to it, I'll rig up some turn signals for now, and get some wire harnesses to hook everything up to.

if the parts were there, I'd have used my roll of duct tape EXTENSIVELY to fix it.
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So this isn't a bike that's been sitting around is it?

Ebay for the plastics for sure.

Fuel filters can be installed using a inline version... realy easy. Pull the tank and find a place for it and cut it in!




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Fuel filters can be installed using a inline version... realy easy. Pull the tank and find a place for it and cut it in!

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I've got 99% of the stuff the bike needs in place now. just gotta put a battery in it, and get the gas cap to come open now. the latch mechanism in the gas cap seems to be stuck or something, which is preventing me from getting the friggin thing open. its really frustrating, even with PB Blaster to loosen stuff up with.
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I hope it doesn't have one of the twist cap popular in that era. They can be a major PITA after years of weathering.

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twist cap....??



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twist cap....??
Normal key hole but the cap twist 1/4 to 1/2 turn off instead of flipping up.

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ok, I went out and got it off now. thanks everyone.

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that's a pretty nice looking bike for it's age.
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like other have said..... www.ebay.com
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How much did you pay for that? If you dont mind me asking. I'm looking for a used bike that needs some work. Just trying to get a feel for what they are going for.
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