Just wanted to crap on about my new wheels. Purchased a 1999 kwaka zx-9 in blue. Picking up on saturday if all goes to plan. I was out looking for a relatively comfortable sportsbike on a fairly tight budget, and have settled on the zx9. From what i've read they're a good bike, and the 98 onwards models lost alot of bulk. I think they're about 211kg wet. Anyway, i had been looking at thunderace's, but most on the market are absolute crap, they seem like a nice bike otherwise. Took the zx9 for a test ride yesterday, and enjoyed it thoroughly. Apart from bucket loads of power on tap (relative to what i'm used to), it had a much nicer feel than the thunderace, faster turn in, lighter handling and easier to ride. Perhaps not as comfy as the ace, however i think it will be much more fun. The zx9's brakes don't seem to be nearly as good as the ace's, however i think a bleed may improve them slightly, maybe some better pads and braided lines would help too. The particular bike i have purchased is blue in colour, has a double bubble screen and akrapovic slip on. It appears to have been crashed at some point, given away by the slight dent in the tank, but for what i'm paying i don't really care. It still looks very nice anyway. Here's a piccy i took on my phone, i'll take some proper ones after i've picked up the bike.