Posts by Category: Kawasaki

Kawasaki May 21, 2010 posted by

1989 Kawasaki KR-1 250cc 2-stroke

1989 Kawasaki KR-1 250cc 2-stroke screamer

*UPDATE - Ed tells me it sold to the first person who looked at.

Location: Miami, FL
Price: $2,600
Mileage: unknown - but, Ed kindly gives his phone # for any would be buyers to inquire about his bike.

This was submitted by Ed, the owner of this little gem, and he is only asking $2,600 bucks for it! Heck, at that price you can barely by a 49cc scooter. Make the jump to the listing here.

Rare, rare 250cc 1989 KR1 Kawasaki. High rpm screamer, 55 HP / 280pounds. Engine has been tuned, oil injection works, new brake pads, lights & signals good. Cosmetics are OK but would need full paint & polish to make it to restoration level

Bill of sale only, have info on obtaining title.

I think it's a steal even without a title and current registration.

Cheers!

dd

Kawasaki May 19, 2010 posted by

1989 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-7 H1 model

1989 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-7

Price: $3500
Location: O'Fallon, MO
Mileage: <20,000 This is RSBFS fan Neal's baby and he is reluctantly selling it. Decked out in Classic Kawasaki Racing colors and ready to hit the road is Neal's good looking H1. Now for those of you who aren't familiar with the H1's, these started it all for Kawasaki and Muzzy with Doug Chandler at the helm. That's right, although the later versions K1, K2, M1, M2 and N1's garner more attention and have a certain savoir faire about them, it's the H1's that paved the way. I've always been a Kawasaki fan first and a Yamaha fan second and I fancy these early 7's. Logging an average 952.38 miles a year, this one is sure to be in fine shape.

Have a look and judge for yourself:

From Neal's CL post:

1989 Kawasaki ZX-7 with just shy of 20K miles on it. Nearly bone stock...

Own a piece of Super Bike History. 1989 was the first year of ZX-7 production, worldwide. Factory Race Team looks and fantastic performance made this a highly desired bike in it's time. This is the same model bike as used by Doug Chandler to win the AMA Superbike Title in 1990.

Recent tune, including: oil system flushed, new oil filter, new plugs, air filter cleaned, brake and clutch fluids topped off, new battery, coolant system flushed, valve adjustment, carburetors cleaned and re-jetted, all pivot points checked and lubricated and and all wiring and fuses inspected. The only thing the bike still needs is new tires.

This bike is a former California model and as such had all of the emissions plumbing. This has all been removed, though may be included if you'd like, with the bike being re-tuned to suit. Performance is substantially better due to this modification.

Bike is all stock with the exception of the removal of the emissions components, the D&D exhaust and a Vance & Hines ignition advancer. Original bodywork, windscreen, seats, all of it. I do not have the stock exhaust, though I do have another aftermarket exhaust. A Yoshimura Zyclone full system with a Polished muffler. All components of the bike work as they should (blinkers, horn, brakes, starter, clutch, transmission, etc...). There are no 'odd' noises coming from any part of the bike or the motor. The original tool kit, with all originally included tools, is under the passenger seat. The only things missing from the bike are the original reflectors and the license plate light.

Bike does have light damage to the left side fairing, as seen in the photos. No cracks, just a few scrapes. Easily repairable.

Also included in this sale will be a replacement sticker for the left side fairing, a factory service manual and a book I made of prints of the micro-fiche showing all parts and assemblies.

And there you have it.. Put on a new set of skins and you're ready to rock-n-roll and be the talk of your local bike night. If you're a fan of the early ZX-7's like Neal and I jump over to CL and check it out. If you have any questions about this one Neal is quick to respond and a pleasure talk to about Kawasaki's.

I just remembered how long I've been a Kawi fan... Does anyone, besides me, remember being in grade school making noises like you're shifting gears, but instead you used the motorcycle manufacturers name? It goes like this:

Kaawww (1st gear) waaaaaaa (2nd gear) saaaaaak (3rd gear) kiiii (4th gear) and so on.. 3rd grade- I was doing that! Ahh... the memories I have of motorcycling.

Cheers!

dd

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Classic Sport Bikes For Sale May 17, 2010 posted by

1986 Kawasaki Ninja GPZ900R Time Capsule For Sale

Today's latest feature comes from Declan in Long Beach, California. Check out this very clean and very low mile GPZ900R for sale in Long Beach.

Update: This listing has just been adjusted to $4900 or best offer!

quote from seller:

1986 900 Ninja has 1804 miles on it with a Corbin seat, Kerker exhaust, and even has the original warranty card! This bike was never raced or been wrecked and the only thing not original as purchased are the Battlax tires.

The pictures really do speak for themselves; this thing is clean!

The GPZ900R is another classic sportbike that was king of the hill in her day. The first Kawasaki to wear the Ninja namesake featuring 115hp and a top speed of 150mph. And when Maverick rocked one in Top Gun, every 12 year old on the planet, including myself, knew they would have to own one someday. With less than 2000 miles, this is about as new as you're going to get. At only $5500 $4900 or best offer, you can relive the dream today.

Please contact the seller by email if interested. Good luck with the sale Declan!

dc

Kawasaki April 27, 2010 posted by

1990 Kawasaki KR1-S 250, MINTY CLEAN BREATH!

Pass the "Grey Poupon", we're headin' over the pond to find this great piece of Kawasaki history. Starting in 1975 Kawasaki was a force to be recon with in the 250 GP class. Their inline twin with counter rotating cranks made some serious horsepower as Eddie Lawson proved by winning the AMA 250 GP Championship in '80 and '81. Winning 5 World 250 Championships Kawasaki chose to stop racing 250's in 1982 to focus on World Superbike machines, until a surprise visit at Daytona in 1992 with a "new" version of the KR1. This new version was heavily guarded as the new motor was allegedly an upside down fuel injected V-twin, finishing a 6th place while the other bike DNF'd, Kawasaki was never seen at a 250 race again. Located in West Yorkshire England, here is a brilliant example of their street going version, it is just plain smashing. Click here for the jump.

The ad reads:

Black and green, totaly standard and original 1990 KR1s. Great condition and fantastic performance. No known problems. Grab one before the prices start to climb like the other classic strokers are doing. £3299 ovno.Will come with 12 months mot

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With 9000 miles this bike looks the part. At under 300 lbs these were one of the lightest 250's on the market and made 55 rear wheel horsepower from an inline twin. So at about $5500 (US) I think the bikes a steal, except one small issue, getting into the US. If the laws have remained the same you can bring in anything you want if its 25 years old with no problem, if not which is the case here, then Customs may ask you for DOT/EPA paperwork for this bike which it doesn't have. This can still be a little "hit or miss", it's worth a call to your local Customs broker and see what he says. Anyway this bike is still the dogs bollocks, tell him you found it here at RSBFS.com!

Cheers....Jay

Classic Sport Bikes For Sale April 20, 2010 posted by

1975 Kawasaki 500 H1F 2 Stroke Cafe Racer For Sale

Located in Newport Beach, California, Tony's 1975 Kawasaki H1F 500 is our latest featured listing. With only 7700 miles and tasteful cafe racer upgrades, this is one sharp looking classic sportbike!

Update: Now Sold!

1975 Kawasaki H1F 500 For Sale

Here is what the owner tells us about the bike

Up for sale is the last and best year of Kawasaki two stroke era. A 1975 MACH 500 H1F with only 7700 miles. A true rare blast from the past!

The bike has been upgraded with alloy wheels from a KZ series bike with dual disc added upfront and lower handlebars for a café racer look. I have the orig handlebars, wheels and factory pipes to restore the bike to original condition if you like the stock look better.

The bike has a new $750 paint job which matches orig color scheme and new tires, seat, battery, grips, levers etc. The triple carbs have been rebuilt and synchro from pro mechanic shop Mach 1 in Costa Mesa, CA. Over $6k invested in this bike!

The bike has a nice set of custom "Bill Wirges" expansion chambers who was the premier pipe tuner back in the day.. These pipes are very hard to find and are worth $600-$1200 alone. They can be sold separately if someone really wants them.

The bike has a clear title with matching numbers. Starts first or second kick and idles smooth. Oil injection works and the bike runs great!

Contact Tony by email at tony.hhh@gmail.com or 949-351-6752 for more photos.

And here is a little video of Tony's machine breathing through those Bill Wirges expansion chambers:

The Kawasaki 500 was truly the king of the pack in it's day with 60hp and a 12.8 second quarter mile that left it's competition in the dust. This looks like a great opportunity to get your hands on a really good looking and well upgraded example for only $4750.

Good luck with the sale Tony!

dc

Kawasaki April 7, 2010 posted by

1989 Kawasaki ZX-7 H1 Ninja Completely Original, Signed By Doug Chandler & Scott Russell

A completely original '89 ZX-7 signed by Doug Chandler and Scott Russell!  Located in Wasilla, Alaska is possibly a one owner 1989 ZX-7 with very low miles.  Pretty much everything on this bike is speculative as they only definitive information is gained from the photos.  The seller does state that he has owned this bike for twenty-one years, making possible that he is the original owner.  The seller does state that this bike is showroom perfect and that the tank has been signed by Doug Chandler and Scott Russell.  Unfortunately, the seller makes no mention of current mileage but this bike does look to be completely original--with a lime green windscreen which could almost be considers stock for the early '90's--with either low miles or a very careful owner.  These bike's didn't come signed by the boys so it's very cool especially if you're only planning on showing this bike.  The asking price of $4,000 is a bit higher than most other '89 ZX-7's but, I doubt any of them come anywhere close to this bike.  The seller may have time on his side getting things together as this bike is located in the frigid--and far--north making it a long trip from anywhere but Anchorage.  This is the first year for the ZX-7, it replaced the GPX750 with a new frame and uprated motor.  It wasn't the most radical 750 out at the time as Kawasaki chose to sell a very good road bike that could be transformed into a race bike not the other way around.  Many of these bikes were dropped, modified, or raced during their short lives so it's refreshing to see a very nice ZX-7 Ninja alive and well.  See this bike on Craigslist here.  Note:  The ad only lists a phone number for contact so, please be mindful of timezones.

AG