Well, I fixed the 9R, but I'm still thinking of upgrading to a new bike. The old girl has 24K miles, and I think it's about time for a change. I took a look at the '05 Z1000 today at the dealer, and I really liked it. Great looking, good engine (from what I hear), etc. Not to mention the fact that it's not too tall for me! Are there any Z1000 owners out there with opinions? Anyone else ridden one? The dealers out here are seriously anal about test-rides, so I think that may be out of the question...I appricate any and all info..