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Kawasaki August 11, 2010 posted by

Modded 1992 Kawasaki ZX-7R On Ebay

1992 Kawasaki ZX-7R On Ebay

When I started reading the details in this auction I realized this is a very interesting bike.  Not necessarily because of the bike but what has been done to it.  It has a had a couple of minor tasteful modifications done to it along with a rather large mod.  It has the front end off of a 2009 GSXR installed (professionally).  So this brings up an interesting question when it comes to rare bikes:  what does that do to the value/price of the bike?  For the collector types I'm sure that is a turn off.  For others, I'm sure it could be seen as a positive.  A nice modern touch to popular older bike.  Now this seller has covered his bases.  He has kept all the original parts so it can be changed back to stock.  Smart man.  What do you guys think of the overall question though, do you see modifications as a positive or negative?

 Here is info from the auction:

For sale is a 1992 Kawasaki ZX7R. Factory upgrades that came with the "R" model include the full power motor, an aluminum gas tank, 39mm flatslide carbs, high performance camshafts, slipper clutch, full race close ratio transmission, upgraded suspension and brakes, and a solo seat. Its the real deal and a very sweet example. I still remenber seeing those ram air scoops going thru the tank for the first time. It just screamed "Superbike". I always wanted one. However, the R model sold for over $11,000 back in the day. The passage of time made my dream a step closer. I had been looking for the right ZX7R for several years and when I came across this bike, the search was over. I purchased this bike about 2 years ago from the original owner. At that time it had approximately 15k miles. Many people only want stock examples which they don't ride. This isn't me. I enjoy riding my bikes as well as giving them an upgraded restoration.  The bike has what I consider very tasteful upgrades which were all done to a very high standard. For starters, this clean example came with the only pipe I would consider: an era correct Rob Muzzy stainless full race exhaust. No longer available, this was a critical criteria for me. Muzzy made the best pipe for the ZX7, just look at the race history. I upgraded the front end using a 2009 GSXR750. The conversion was professionally done by motorcycle fabricator Wyn Belorusky. Look him up. He custom machined a top triple clamp from billet aluminum that exactly matches the look of the factory ZX7R upper triple. Its amazing and was not cheap. Included in the front end upgrade are the 09 gsxr forks, front wheel, rotors, radial mounted brakes, master cylinder, clipons, superbike braided brake lines, and a carbon fiber fender. I had the gsxr front wheel and OEM factory rear wheel freshley powdercoated green. I can't begin to tell you how wonderful this upgrade is. The front end feels so much lighter. It handles, brakes, and rides like a modern bike. Most people dont notice the upgrade, it looks correct. Before you ask, yes I have the original front end complete with forks, triples, brakes, wheel, tire, fender, everything, that goes with the sale of the bike. On the rear end, it has a Penske shock with remove resevoir, as well as woodcraft rearsets. The swingarm had some minor scratches on the right side. During the build I had it removed and powdercoated. The bike has a brand new Vortex 520 chain sprocket conversion, custom billet rear stand spools, steering dampner, and brand new tires. I just changed the oil and filter with Repsol synthetic. The bike starts right up and runs strong. The flatslide carbs really come alive above 6000 RPM, and the pipe sounds great! Needless to say, I've enjoyed owing and building this bike, and spared no expense in the improvements I made. Someone is gonna get a sweet machine!

 

I know Doug has talked about this before but how many of you guys realized the ZX-7R's had a slipper clutch back in the day?  I know I usually say this but it will be interesting to see what this bike sales for.  It isn't a garage queen but it has obviously been well taken care off.  It has a couple of mods that give you a little modern with the old:  and heck you get the stock stuff too so you are covered.  It has aif you are interested.

IK

Kawasaki August 10, 2010 posted by

1996 Kawasaki ZX7RR N1! – but don’t get too excited

1996 Kawasaki ZX7RR N1

Location: Regina, SK, Canada
Price: $2,550 with reserve still in place
Mileage: 17,700

Yes it is the real deal, but what happened to it is beyond my knowledge. I found it by dumb luck and it only has 23 hours left on the official auction time so if you're interested you better act now.

Some of the obvious changes are yellow paint (wow), lowered, short stalk turn signals, different rear sets, and a polished frame. I'm guessing this one is too far removed from stock to be worth much more than a plain Jane ZX7 which are usually priced between $3,000 and $3,500.

Here's the quote from the listing:

-VERY RARE ZX7RR MODEL, ONLY 500 BELIEVED TO BE MADE
- 750CC, 4 CYLINDER, 6 SPEED, WATER COOLED, 4 VALVE PER CYLINDER
- NEW TIRES FRONT & REAR, DUNLOP SPORT MAX QUALIFIER 190/50 & 120/70 ZR17
- BLACK ENKEI 17" WHEELS
- NISSIN CALIPERS, 6 PISTON DUALS FRONT & 4 PISTON REAR, NEW STAINLESS BRAKE LINES
- ADJUSTABLE REAR SUSPENSION WITH LOWERING LINKS
- NEW SPROCKET AND CHAIN INSTALLED
- KEIHIN 41MM CARBS, UPGRADED FROM 39MM
- COMPLETE HINDLE STEALTH EXHAUST
- K & N AIR FILTER
- NGK IRIDIUM PLUGS CR9EIX
- FRESH 20W - 50 OIL & FILTER
- NEW BATTERY
- PEARL YELLOW PAINT W/ CUSTOM LETTERING
- SOLO TAIL FEATURED ONLY ON RR MODEL
- SPARE PAINTED FRONT & REAR FAIRINGS
- LED SIGNALS IN THE REAR
- POLISHED ALUMINUM FRAME
- MINOR DAMAGE ON RIGHT FAIRING (IN PIC)
- 28,490 KMS (17,700 miles)

I'm really at a loss for words on this one, but thought that maybe, just maybe someone out there would have an interest in it.

Let us know if you pick it up.

Cheers!

dd

Kawasaki August 9, 2010 posted by

1993 Kawasaki ZXR400

Mini ZXR:  1993 Kawasaki ZXR400

Location: San Antonio, TX (Spring Branch)
Price: $7,400
Mileage: 21,633

A clean 1993 ZXR400 with 21,000 km's is looking for a good home.  I  believe this is an L4 model (see below).  Not a whole lot changed from the beginning of L's to the eventual end of production in 2003.  Some small engine modifications and color changes for the most part.  This is only the second one I've seen for sale in the past year and the first was an older H series model.

From the CL ad:

This is a very rare exotic 93 kawasaki ZXR 400, this is extremely rare hard to find motorcycle, you wont find another one in such great shape!

It has only 21k miles, recently serviced, in great shape!

Has always been garaged, never raced, adult owned and is in excellent condition! She starts, runs and rides great! Everything works – idles smooth and runs strong. This bike always draws a crowd. I’m constantly asked if it is a current model and love watching people’s jaw drop when I tell them its a 93 model! I know I’m going to regret selling it...

 

I hate to say it but when I saw the price I got real excited.  I thought it was an RR model: with more adjustable suspension, solo seat, close ratio gearbox etc.  I know they are rare but I'm not sure about $7,400 rare for a standard, non SP, 400cc bike.  At least one website I came across claimed 93 models came with black frames.  I not 100% sure on the year on this one but it is quite common for grey bikes' model years to be miss identified (I think this bike is actually a 94).  If you are into these little rockets be sure to check out  ZXR400world, it has some excellent info on them.

You can find this bike on San Antonio Craigslist.

IK

Kawasaki August 1, 2010 posted by

2003 Factory ZX7RR: Former Hawk Kawasaki In BSB

2003 Factory ZX7RR:  Former Hawk Kawasaki In BSB

This is one of those auctions where I wish they had included a lot more pictures.  I don't have the coin laying around to purchase the bike but I sure like looking for the pictures to see all the bits and pieces I could never buy.  Hawk Racing was apparently running this bike against 1000cc bikes back in 2003 in BSB.  While searching the internets I came across a post that claimed these were in fact ex-factory ZX7's that Hawk Racing was using.  I would take that to mean the bike is actually a little older than a 2003.  Who gives a rats ass about the age though if this is the real deal and not just a kitted up bike.  Are there any Kawi fans out there fantasizing bout peeling that bodywork away and seeing what exotica lay beneath?    This would have been then end of the line for the ZX7 in BSB as the very next year they ran the new ZX10.

Some tidbits about the bike:

EX FACTORY RACE TEAM Kawasaki ZX7RR

Last sed in 2003 British Superbike by Hawk Kawasaki Official Kawasaki Uk Race Team. These bikes had put out over 150bhp form a 750cc machine.

Specfication is huge:

Ohlins Front Fork

Ohlins Rear Shock

Suter Dry Clutch ( Cost in excess of £3500 new)

Factory Engine, which included factory cylinder head, titanium Pankl con-rods Factory pistons, facvtory crank, factory gearbox, machined lightened crankcases

Akrapovic Full Titanium Exhaust System

Brembo Brakes, calipers, discs, pads, master cylinders

Factory Radiator

Factory Subframe, Battery Box

Factory Carbon Airbox

Factory Aluminium Petrol Tank made by Thomas Gnemier in Germany.

Dymag Wheels

Factory 41mm Keihin Carbs

 

Chomping at the bit to buy it?  They are asking 20,000 pounds sterling (I love the way that sounds).  That converts to roughly $32,000.  It does mention they are open to offers:  hmmmmmm.  I don't think I have enough body parts to sell and still be able to ride.  If it's time to be the only guy on your street with a factory race bike you can .

I guess you could call this a relative of the bike above.  It's a nice clip on the 2000 ZX7RR.  I noticed it does have the same Suter clutch as the bike for sell.  I posted it because Kawasaki info seems so scarce.  A little Kawi love, I guess.

Here is the one picture I could find of a Hawk Kawasaki in action from 2003

If by any chance you still aren't sold on the cool factor of this bike, check this link out.  All I can say is stunning.

IK

Kawasaki July 28, 2010 posted by

1992 Kawasaki ZX7R K1 with only 1,461 miles!

1992 Kawasaki ZX7R K1 Homologation Special

*Updated pictures 7.29.10*

Model: ZX 7R K1
Location: Laredo, TX
Mileage: 1,461
Price: 5,500.00

Yup, this one is for real and looks to be in real nice shape. The only down side to it is...well there are a few downsides.

1. The price is too low!
2. It's missing the "Hoover" hoses
3. It has those silly LP 1992 flush mount turn signals. Yes, I had them on my bike at one point.
4. Did I mention the price is too low?

Have a look:

ZX7R for sale

For those of you that may not know me or how much I loathe the Kawasaki Homologation Super Bikes these really do it for me. I had mine out Sunday and turned about 120 miles on it through the back roads of Indiana. Yes, it is a little quirky and can be temperamental with the flatslide carbs. And don't forget how much of a pain it can be driving in traffic with the super tall first gear. But, putting all of that specialness aside; when you ride one of these it takes you back to the good old 90's and how raw the bikes actually were. Oh, make no mistake because in 1992 this was cutting edge technology and K1's would set you back about twice as much as a run of the mill ZX-7. That cutting edge technology consisted of FCR carbs, aluminum gas tank, a flimsy, thin fiberglass tail section, a close ratio six speed transmission and a slipper clutch. That's right, a slipper clutch which isn't widely known about the 7R's. Everyone seems to know about the tank and tail section, but these were The Real Deal Holyfield!

The K1's are a little down (cough) on power when compared to today's bikes, but they are still a ton of fun to flog around. You can view all of the ZX-7R specs here.

Here's a picture of mine sitting next to one of today's Super Bikes.

I know it looks a little outdated next to a $40,000 1098R, but for what you can pick this one up for you can still have a cool $36,000 in the bank.

Did I mention these are collectible and sought after by many RSBFS followers? If you look closely at the pictures you'll see exactly where the reserve is. I can tell you that it is under priced and in my unprofessional opinion- it is well under priced! If you were to offer me, my buddy Joe or any other ZX7R guy that price for our bikes.... well, let's just say you would get a very robust laugh in your face.

🙂

Cheers!

dd

Kawasaki July 13, 2010 posted by

1990 Kawasaki ZXR 400

1990 Kawasaki ZXR 400

Location: San Francisco, CA
Mileage: 29,000
Price: $5,500

Kawasaki ZXR 400

Since I'm a huge fan of both Kawasaki and 400cc motorcycles this one really does it for me. The pictures don't do much for it, but is typical for a CL post and should be expected. But, if you have an interest in a bike like this, you owe it to yourself to check it out. Because the opportunity to pick one of these up doesn't come around very often.

These have roughly 60hp, came equipped with USD forks, a 6 speed transmission and generally rank higher on the "Trick" scale when compared to a 90 FZR400. If I could have my druthers I'd pick the ZXR400 over my beloved FZR, but since the ZXR's weren't offered state side we were never afforded the choice. I think I can count on one hand how many of these we have seen on RSBFS and a few of those were across the pond.

From the CL listing:

Up for sale is a rare kawasaki zxr-400, this is is 1990 H2 model with red/black/ silver paint. You will not see this one around very often. This bike has a clean title, and california registration. The current registration is paid up till next year.

Background about this bike:

The current mileage is 47,xxxx km or 29,xxxx miles, I am the third owner of this bike and have barely ridden it since i owned it. Because of the rareness of this bike I have been riding it less than ten times a year. The carburetors have been serviced and runs really well. Under my ownership, the bike has not been down, but the first owner has had low speed downs once on each side and everything has been repaired. The second owner never rode it and kept it in the living room as a trophy bike.


You can view the CL add here

Cheers!

dd