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2002 Yamaha FZ1 or 2002 Kawasaki ZZR1200?

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Old 11-27-2008   #1
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Default 2002 Yamaha FZ1 or 2002 Kawasaki ZZR1200?

Heres the scoop. I'm buying a new (new to me) bike this weekend. This will be my 3rd bike having owned a ZZX600, CBR 600rr, and a GXR750. I cant decide which bike to pick and would really like your help.The first bike is a fully loaded 2002 Yamaha FZ1 with 20,000 miles. Now, when I say"fully loaded", it really is loaded. Every aftermarket part (both performance and cosmetic) you could ever want is on this bike. It truly is a eye catcher and runs like there is no tomorrow.The second bike is a 2002 Kawasaki ZZR1200 with 9,000 miles. The bike is bone stock. Kept in a garage by an old man who takes it for a short ride around town every weekend. The bike is flawless. Not a single thing wrong with it.What I'm looking for is a sport touring bike. Something to take me 20 miles to and from work everyday and run up to the mountains (with my wife holding on) on the weekends. I like the weight of the FZ1 (450 pounds). The ZZR is a monster (at 610 pounds). I have a feeling that the ZZR would make the better touring bike but it will take me $500 bucks to get it there (100 for risers and 400 for a Corbin). The FZ1 is already fully set up for anything, distance or sprint.Please provide your feedback. This choice is driving me crazy. Any feedback would be great but I'm really after the"more experienced"advise.One more thing, the FZ1 comes with riding gear (helmet, jacket, and gloves). I sold my gear with my last bike and will need the gear. The ZZR comes with nothing.Hey there easygoing. You should live up to your screen name and chill out. I'm not asking for you to pick which bike I buy! I was asking what you would do if you were in my shoes.Good luck in life. Hope you find another avenue to vent towards. Internet tough guys crack me up.
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bike with gear.. jacket&gloves are OK..throw the helmet in the bin. for 1 thing you don't know if its damaged,,&it probably doesn't fit right as well...&by the tone of the question you've already decided on the FZ1.. so not sure why the post...If I talk you around to the ZZR.. that gives you someone to blame when its not what you expected??I would never ask someone else to pick me a bike... I always buy what I want... you should do the same..
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to me, it sounds like you have already made your choice. altitude change is key. you said"mountains"
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Kawasaki all the way! You can't go wrong!
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