Location: Allentown, Pennsylvania
Price: Auction, $3,800 BIN
This bike really brings back the memories. I've written up a ZX750R before and I have to admit that I think they are stunning, especially in the red and black. All the sportbike worship during my college days comes back when I see one. The entire Ninja line was just so cool. Of course there's also the fact that the 750 sportbike for all practical purposes has gone the way of the Dodo, with the exception of the ever-present GSX-R750. This bike goes back to the days when 750's were an option in everyone's lineup. Man, I miss those days.
In case you're curious, here are some brief spec's on this particular machine. It came with an in-line four, twin cam, 16-valve 750cc engine (claimed 106hp), anti-dive technology in the forks and a 430 lbs. dry weight.
Here's some more pics-
And plenty from the seller-
Up for sale here is a beautiful 1990 Kawasaki Ninja ZX750-F4 (750R), it is red and black in color. These bikes were made from 1987-1990...
It is a 750cc DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder engine with a 6-speed transmission.
This bike was kept in storage for the last 19-20 years by the origional owner until I purchased on 7/29/11... It still had an inspection sticker on it from 1991...but is now currently inspected...
The bike has 11,705 miles on it.
When I first bought this bike, it didn't run, when the orginal owner put it into storage he stored it incorrectly, he stored it with a low fuel level which let air and moisture set in the tank and caused rust build up inside the tank. Upon taking it out of storage he went to fire it up and the rust from the tank made it's way into to the carbs and gummed them all up.
I am happy to say that after about a weeks worth of work the bike now runs and looks like it came off the showroom floor.
Since I've bought the bike I have put a lot of work into it to get it running properly which includes removing and draining the fuel tank and cleaning out all of the rust that had built up inside it using a fuel tank rust removal and acid neutralizer kit, removing, disassembling, cleaning, and reassembling all 4 carbs, synchronizing all 4 carbs, performing a valve clearance check and adjustment (all valve clearances were in spec except cylinder #4, the exhaust valves were tight but are now set to spec), I installed new NGK plugs, an inline fuel filter between the petcock and carburetor inlet line, I changed the oil & filter using a Fram CH6012 filter and Mobil 1 10W-40 Full Synthetic motorcycle oil, I changed the antifreeze and flushed out the cooling system, and I also just installed a new Mega Sport Extreme Power Sport Battery that is maintenance free. Reciepts for all work done and parts purchased are available and will go with the bike to the new owner. I also have the orginal owner's manual and Haynes Service Manual that with also go with the bike to its new owner.
This bike has the Electronic Suspension Control System that you can adjust the damping force with on the front suspension and an adjsutable air shock on the rear suspension.
The drivechain and sprockets are in good shape with minimal wear...
The front and rear brake pads have plenty of meat left...
The bike has 2 new Pirelli Sport Demon tires front and back.
The bike has a Muzzy Competition Exhaust system that the original owner had put on.
This bike is mint, has been adult ridden its entire life, and now runs and looks like new.
The reason I am selling this bike after only purchasing it about a month and a half ago is becuase I already have another bike, a 2004 Yamaha V-Star Cruiser and I just can't get comfortable on this bike riding in a hunched over postion. I am 6' 2" and weight 230...this was an impulse buy, my buddy has the same exact bike (same color and everything) and said I would love it if it got one, and as much as I've always wanted a sport bike and like this bike, I now know that I just can't get comfy on one...I will stick with my crusier.
If you have any questions please feel free to ask.
The bike is also is for sale locally and the auction will end early if the bike is sold.
Good luck and happy bidding...
The important thing to note for me is that the seller highlights that the bike didn't run when he purchased it but it seems that the work was done to get it running. The seller goes into quite a bit of detail on the restoration, which is nice to see, and the bike certainly looks clean. The BIN price may be a little high if you look at blue book values, but a lot of work has been done and you may be able to get it for a little less.
So I said this before above that I think this bike is a stunner. Even being an older machine, I still think it will be a fun ride and will only get more attention as the years go by. To take this one home, make the jump!