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I picked up a winter project, 00 zr7 , got it off my buddy and been sitting outside for 4 years. I know it needs a carb and hard sourcing misc parts, wondering if anyone in new England region has a parts bike or any parts they are looking to sell so I can restore this beauty to her prime form
 

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Welcome.
Nearly two years ago I restored a 2001 zr7S in Massachusetts. I can’t help you with parts and occasionally I check Craigslist. But one thing you must realize, oem parts for these are starting to run dry. One specific part you should buy are the carb holders. Many suppliers are out of them and I’m sure yours will need new ones either now or soon.
I bought a set through MotoSport for about $130 bucks for four, then four o-rings. Many others were out.
Most other parts you’ll still be able get such as brake parts or suspension parts.
 

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Welcome.
Nearly two years ago I restored a 2001 zr7S in Massachusetts. I can’t help you with parts and occasionally I check Craigslist. But one thing you must realize, oem parts for these are starting to run dry. One specific part you should buy are the carb holders. Many suppliers are out of them and I’m sure yours will need new ones either now or soon.
I bought a set through MotoSport for about $130 bucks for four, then four o-rings. Many others were out.
Most other parts you’ll still be able get such as brake parts or suspension parts.
Yeah the parts are very hard to come by , I check Craigslist and market place everyday
 

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Yeah the parts are very hard to come by , I check Craigslist and market place everyday
I found MotoSport to have the best overall pricing with parts, and they were the only supplier with the carb holders in stock.
My 7S looked good when I bought it yet it took $1300 bucks in parts and tires and fork work to get it up to snuff.
My brake pistons and seals and pads I get from BrakeCrafters.
I don’t know how familiar you are with the zr7 but I vastly improved the handling with new springs and damper rods from Traxxion Dynamics. I have a thread on it somewhere.
I had two other bikes and a big scooter when I bought my 7S as a winter project. I didn’t realize at the time how much I would enjoy this bike. It ain’t the fastest but it ain’t bad and with upgraded forks, it handles like a cartridge fork bike because the damper rods I have have actual shim stacks in them set up for my riding style. No more excessive diving on the brakes. Money well spent.
Im keeping it.
 

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Welcome to the forum @Meltingwhilewelding!

Sounds like a nice project. Several online parts sites can get you parts. Back in the late 90's and early 2000's I was using Dennis Kirk. They had paper catalogues then and would tell you what different bikes would use an item--such as a sprocket. Now, you can go to ronayers.com. Enter an OEM part number and click the "where used" link to see other models that use the same part. This will expand your list of suitable bikes for parts. See below for example.

Ronayers has decent prices, and shipping is calculated at checkout; but, with a small order it may not matter.

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Also, if you’re looking to save money on tires you might try the Continental Conti Motions. Obo had recommended them to me but at $180 for both I was a little unsure but I bought them on his recommendation and am delighted with them. They don’t have the feedback of the $300+ Conti Road Attacks that I have on my other bike but I liked them so much I bought another set of Conti Motion for my touring bike.
 

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@Zed7 glad you found them decent tires and they worked well for you too! I can't run the Contimotions on my touring bike as it weights too much for the rear tires load rating.
 
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@Zed7 glad you found them decent tires and they worked well for you too! I can't run the Contimotions on my touring bike as it weights too much for the rear tires load rating.
My touring bike is my ZRX1200 with a top box rack. That bike has a wet weight of 540 pounds. The 52 liter top box adds an additional 35 pounds when fully packed. The ContoMotions have no problem with that. I do remember reading the specs for those tires regarding weight capacity and it was not as high as I would have liked but what the heck.
Having multiple bikes means they go unused and there’s a chance the tires will go off before the tread wear bars are reached. So the lower cost of the Motions eases the pain.

And as a side note... Between the heat this summer and a bathroom remodel, when winterizing my bikes I noticed the oil pouring out looked brand new on two of my bikes. I checked the maintenance logs and was shocked that I had only ridden less than 700 miles each on those bikes. Just sad.
 

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My touring bike is my ZRX1200 with a top box rack. That bike has a wet weight of 540 pounds. The 52 liter top box adds an additional 35 pounds when fully packed. The ContoMotions have no problem with that. I do remember reading the specs for those tires regarding weight capacity and it was not as high as I would have liked but what the heck.
Having multiple bikes means they go unused and there’s a chance the tires will go off before the tread wear bars are reached. So the lower cost of the Motions eases the pain.

And as a side note... Between the heat this summer and a bathroom remodel, when winterizing my bikes I noticed the oil pouring out looked brand new on two of my bikes. I checked the maintenance logs and was shocked that I had only ridden less than 700 miles each on those bikes. Just sad.
My ST1300 weighs 721lbs wet, but handles like a sport bike. She won't do offroad like the ZR7S will though!

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When the ST1300 first came out I had considered buying one but I balked at the weight so I opted for the relatively svelte ZZR1200 which came in at 635 wet. Wonderful on the highway and not bad on country back roads. Short hops in the city sucked, too much bike. You had to be 100% to throw a leg over it.
My ZRX1200 makes a good tourer and back road bomber but it does beat you up at high highway speeds.
 
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