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Kawasaki June 7, 2010 posted by

1994 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-7R M1 with only 1100 miles!

1994 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-7R M1

Location: Pekin, Illinois
Price: $3,800 B.I.N. with only 1 day left!
Mileage: 1,100

Okay, so you'll have to use your imagination a little to get past the bodywork not being present. But, if you can this appears to be a super clean, low mileage 7R. As far as my searches can tell the M1 and M2's might be the rarest zx7's of them all. RSBFS has never posted a M1 or M2 and when you compare 0 to all of the K1, K2 and N1's that we see that makes these pretty darn elusive. I don't have the answer as to why these are never available, but if someone else does please enlighten me.

The M1 and M2's sport the aluminum gas tanks, Flatslide carbs, close ration transmission, adjustable swing arm and fully adjustable suspension on both ends. Like most homologation superbikes, they don't make very good real world, daily rides because 1st gear is too tall. But, once you get them rolling they are a hoot and the close ratio transmission keeps you right in the meat of the power band at all times.

I just checked and it appears Kawasaki still offers all of the OEM body work to put this one back together to spec, but at an enormous cost. I guess if you factor in $500 for shipping to your door, about $2,500 for new bodywork, windscreen, signals and exhaust canister you'd be sitting on a great bike for any collection. When you add it all up it puts you right in the mix for what these usually go for with low miles and good condition.

Interested in this project?

Cheers!

dd

Kawasaki May 31, 2010 posted by

Project 1992 Kawasaki ZX-7R K2 on Ebay

Project 1992 ZX-7R K2 Homologation Superbike on Ebay

Location: Gageslake, IL
Price: $2,200 B.I.N.
Mileage: 26,000 or 32,000

Hmmmm, something interesting here for the tinkerer.  This is not a garage queen by any means but might be a nice gem in the rough for the right person.  It is a fairly high mileage bike with 26,000 miles (for some reason the seller has listed the mileage at 32,000 in the auction) on the odometer.  It looks like it has had a  small slide as evidence by some rash.  I guess the big question mark is the countershaft.  It is apparently stripped where you mount the sprocket.  Good news is the seller is including the replacement part.  Bad news is what might have caused this.  Might be a simple fix, might not.  The bright spot here is the seller realizes the bike needs some work and has it listed at a very modest price.

From the seller:

Super rare 1992 Kawasaki ninja zx7r 750r only a few hundred ever brought to the states. This bike came with aluminum gas tank adjustable suspension 39mm flat slide carbs and much more . The bike is in very good shape with tons of new parts on it like a brand new stainless steel full muzzy exhaust system.There is a minor crack in the fairing and some scrapes and scratches but not real bad for a bike this age. The bike runs but will need some work the carbs probably could use a cleaning and The front fork seals will need to be replaced.the worst part about the bike is the shaft were the front sprocket goes on is stripped . I have a replacement shaft for the bike it just needs to be installed. The bike is in very good over all condition and road fine before the shaft stripped out

If  you have the tools and the time I'd jump over to the auction quickly.  Project bikes at reasonable prices seem to go pretty quickly and the seller has a buy it now price of just $2,200.  It's not everyday you can pick up a rare bike for a modest price.  .

IK

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