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Kawasaki December 19, 2014 posted by

GreenPinkBlue: 1993 Kawasaki Ninja ZX7 in TX

To go along with the 1993 Ducati Superlight posted earlier this week, here is a 1993 Kawasaki Ninja ZX7 located in central Texas.

The fashion/color schemes from the early 90’s seem to be back in vogue, with people again wearing clothes with almost fluorescent level green, pink and blue hues. Early 1990’s sportbikes bikes were also fitted with some “extra-vibrant” color/graphics packages, with examples ranging from the eye bleeding Yamaha 600 Vance & Hines edition to mergers with existing graphics packages such as the Suzuki GSXR 600 to slight updates to existing color packages such as Kawasaki ZX7.

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1993 Kawasaki ZX7 in Texas for sale on eBay

Here is a nearly new 1993 Kawasaki ZX7. It is important to note this is not the ZX7R/race version, it is the standard street version ZX7. But this isn’t as big a difference as a lot of people think- while there were big differences between the two models in the preceding version, for the 1993-94 versions the only real difference is the close ratio transmission and the suspension setup. Starting in 1993 Kawasaki put the R version bigger cams into the ZX7 standard version along with 38mm Kiehins. Appearance wise the bikes were nearly identical, with the ZX7 having a single air scoop in the front fairing instead of the R’s dual ram air scoops. The ZX7 also had a passenger seat and slightly different tail graphics.

Overall, the ZX7 sold in higher numbers than the ZX7R, in part because they looked almost identical to the ZX7R, but also because they were easier to ride on the street and were significantly less expensive than the R version. Despite the higher number of sales, good condition 1993 ZX7’s don’t pop up for sale that often/are actually quite rare. Perhaps its because back in the 90’s lots of stock ZX7’s were modified or crashed. Fortunately this one looks to be in excellent/OEM condition.

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This particular ZX7 has only 2143 miles. Here is an excerpt from the details of the ebay auction:

  • One owner near mint Kawasaki ZX-7 from a private collection
  • Has been indoors its whole life except for the meager 2000 original miles
  • Has never even had a tire change, has the OG Dunlop Sportmax tires.
  • There is some very slight scratches where the shipper from California to Texas “allegedly” says another bike rubbed it on the road. Other than that one fault this bike is collector ready and is pristine, there is not even a single rock chip on the head piece!
  • This model was only made for three years 93-95 and was the Platform that Won the 1994 World Super Bike title for Kawasaki With Scott Russell on board which can only add to the exclusivity and pedigree.
  • Full Yosh and jetted runs flawlessly
  • Stands not included

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About the only issues I am seeing is that this ZX7 does have a bit of scraping on the riders left side lower fairing. The seller indicates that the scraping occurred during transport from California and given the lack of any other damage/indication of being down, together with the low mileage and the fact that the seller indicates the bike is still on OEM tires, this seems like a plausible explanation for the damage.

Current bid prices are at 4400 USD which is already above the price that previous 1993 ZX7’s on RSBFS have be listed for but this one may continue to be bid up due to mileage and condition. Auction ends in 4 days so whomever ends up with it will have a nice new toy for Christmas.

-Marty/Dallaslavowner

GreenPinkBlue:   1993 Kawasaki Ninja ZX7 in TX
Ducati November 22, 2014 posted by

Tip Top Duc: 2008 Ducati Desmosedici RR in Florida

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2008 Ducati DesmoseDici RR with GP exhaust on ebay

A lot of motorcycle manufacturers produce race-replica (RR) bikes that they promise are street legal versions of track bikes.   Honda did it with the the RC45, Kawasaki with the ZX7R, even BMW with S1000RR.    But above the RR bikes are the “Halo bikes”, outrageously expensive modern day homolgation machines that truly are the same as their raceday counterparts except for a few bits added to make them street legal.  For Ducati, the Superleggera is the current “Halo-level” vehicle, a $65,000 USD street legal WSB bike.

But the Superleggara isn’t the first time Ducati has offered a true WSB-level bike for the street;  back in 2007 Ducati produced the Desmosedici RR, a 1500 unit production run of barely street legal moto-gp level bikes.  The Desmosedici RR was essentially the same base unit used by the factory race team on which Casey Stoner won the MotoGp championship by a very wide margin over the competition.  The Desmo came with 197 horsepower, track exhausts, forged Marchesini magnesium wheels, carbon-fiber bodywork, race-spec Öhlins dampers, rigid Brembo monoblock front calipers, and Magneti Marelli electronics and instrumentation.

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Here are some  excerpts of reviews regarding the DesmoseDici RR-

“Maximum acceleration pins the rider against the seatback while he crouches under the windscreen, adrenal glands pumping out a charge.  Breathtaking quickness—0 to 60 mph comes in less than three seconds—is matched by the bike’s Brembo brakes. The four-piston front calipers yield such dramatic braking force that even one finger on the lever raises the notion of how easy it would be to go flipping over the handlebars.Cornering manners follow suit. Like many modern sport bikes, the Desmosedici uses the engine as a structural member; the steering spindle mounts on a compact steel trellis bolted to the engine’s cylinder heads, and the aluminum rear swing arm bolts to the crankcases. Together with the highly adjustable front fork and rear shock, the Desmosedici RR corners with uncommon accuracy. Provide a few millimeters of handlebar input or tip a knee slightly, and the bike faithfully follows your lead.

As noted, it’s the nearest thing to a 2006 990cc MotoGP race bike. The U.S. quota of 300 units makes it highly collectible—so much so that one delivery has gone from the owner’s garage to his living room. Having sampled one on the track, though, we think that owner is missing the point. This bike is more than static art—the real art is in the way it rides.”

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Only 300 of the 1500 produced were allocated to the US and prices when new were an eye popping 72,500 USD.   Apparently the bikes didn’t sell that well when first introduced, which is probably due in part with their price being equal to a small condo/apartment and the fact that they were launched while the “great recession” was still underway.  This particular unit is #413 and comes with the “Rosso” all red bodywork (the “Team” version bikes had red and white bodywork and seemed to have been a bit more popular).  The condition looks to be absolutely perfect but the pictures on the ebay auction could certainly be better so perhaps an in person inspection is in order.

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Now we get to the question, what is this bike worth?   The seller has a Buy-It-Now price of 65,000 USD which may seem extreme but there are actually several other Desmosedecci for sale right now on CycleTrader and price for those seem to be pretty close to this with variations for mileage and location.   Also, while the SuperLegerra is the current “Halo-Level” ducati and only 500 SuperLegerra are scheduled to be produced, I think this Desmosedecci will actually be the more collectible bike since it was a bike that mirrored Casey Stoners MotoGp mount when Ducati won its first MotoGp championship in almost 30 years.

-Marty/Dallaslavowner

Tip Top Duc:  2008 Ducati Desmosedici RR in Florida
Kawasaki November 21, 2014 posted by

Into Zed Darkness: 1989 ZX7 Ninja, 1992 ZX11 Ninja

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Here we have two excellent examples of the Kawasaki early 90’s Ninja family, a first generation ZX7 with only! 7000 miles and a pristine 1992 ZX11.


Here is the 1st one, a Dark 1989 ZX7.

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1989 Ninja 750 for sale on ebay

Back in 1989 Kawasaki launched their 750cc sportbike, the ZX7 H1. The ZX7 line (known as the ZXR outside of the us) started with the “H” models and it looked uncannily like the first model of the ZXR-7 racer. The 750cc Kawasaki ZX7 was probably the definitive pure sportbike configuration for Kawasaki until the ZX9 was introduced; sure there were other Ninja’s in their product range including the excellent ZX-6 and ZX-11 but the 750cc model was more powerful and less buzzy than the 600cc version while still a pure sportbike/not a partially sport touring oriented machine like the 1100cc.

For the 1st year/1989 model year, Kawasaki offered three bodywork paint schemes- a basic black, a red/silver/black combo and the color scheme that would come to be defined with the ZX7, a green/white/blue combination. While the green/white/blue combo bikes have become quite the collectors item, the other color scheme bikes didn’t sell as well here in the states and are actually rarer to find in pristine condition.

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This particular ZX7 is an extremely pristine 1989 Ninja 750 with the black bodywork. The seller indicates a mileage level of 7000 miles (yes you read that right) and that the bike is completely stock. This seems to be one of those bikes that was bought by someone in their youth, ridden for a few seasons and then just tucked away.   I would expect a full maintenance would be needed, including new tires, all fluids and possibly a chain.

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So whats this 1st generation ZX7 worth?   Well, the $5,000 USD asking price is well over KBB values but prices for the first generation ZX7 are definitely climbing and finding one this pristine is going to be a truly rare occurrence..  This might be a smart acquisition for someone looking to add a 1st generation ZX7 to their collection..also this bike could probably be converted to the more desirable Green/White/Blue via the purchase of an aftermarket bodykit or a repaint if the purchaser so desired.


Here is the 2nd one, a Dark 1992 Kawsasaki ZX11 with 16,405 miles

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1992 Ninja ZX11 for sale on ebay

As previously posted here on RSBFS,  the ZX11 D model was probably THE definitive big sportbike.   Even thought it wasn’t a hardcore sportbike/track-oriented machine, the ZX11 was frequently faster than other brands race reps and could be used as a sport touring machine due to it having a center stand, civilized dual seat, 200-mile tank range and full gauge cluster (including a  clock!)   The ZX11 was the fastest production motorcycle for six years, from its introduction in 1990 through 1995.

Like the earlier posted ZX7, this particular ZX11 comes with the dark scheme of black bodywork with purple highlights and looks to be in excellent condition.  The only flaw I was able to spot was some rust on the line going to the rear brake caliper which isn’t too surprising given its location in Illinois.

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Here is some of what the seller has to say.

  • A 1992 Kawasaki Ninja. 1052cc.
  • Bike is very well maintained and clean, runs great.
  • Bought it from second owner a month ago and wanted to ship it out of the country but couldn’t due to customs requirements.
  • The bike has near new tires, brake pads, and battery.
  • It comes with a charger, corbin seat, and it’s original seat, and a cable lock.
  • It only has 16K plus miles, and is a speed devil.
  • All systems are up to date, including oil change.
  • Very minor scratches, no dents or dings.
  • Garage kept.

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So what’s this big black and purple beastly worth? Buy-It-Now price is a bit above KBB but the seller is asking less than the ZX7 featured earlier in this post. The price actually seems reasonable given the condition and the fact that this isn’t a first gen ZX11 (its a D model). Personally I prefer this big ZX11 over the ZX7, especially the integrated turn signals that are kind of like rocket tail fins. The big Ninja could certainly be a bike for any rider who is a bit more “mature” but still wants to have people say “WTF was that thing that just blew by us?”

– Marty/Dallaslavowner

Into Zed Darkness:   1989 ZX7 Ninja, 1992 ZX11 Ninja
Kawasaki October 18, 2014 posted by

Nice Ninja: 1989 Kawasaki ZX7 Ninja H1

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Just a quick post this time. This is a 1989 Kawasaki ZX7 Ninja H1. This is the 2nd generation of Kawasaski 750cc ZX/Ninja bikes and the slightly hotted-up version of these (the 750R) would be used as the basis for the bikes ridden by Scott Russell in 1990 to win hat won the AMA 750 Supersport Championship. This is the non-R/street version and looks to be in pristine shape.

Note: While the H1 version isn’t currently as collectable as the later R versions, they do seem to be starting to appreciate and are certainly easier to use on a daily basis as their engines aren’t tuned as high.

1989 Kawasaki ZX7 Ninja H1 for sale on Ebay

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Here is what the seller had to say about the bike:

“You are bidding on a very nice all original 1989 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-7. These bikes are pretty rare and are becoming highly collectible in their original shape. This bike is one of the better examples you will see. Take a look at the pics and you will see just how nice it is. It actually looks better in person.
The only change has been made to the bike is the Yoshimura pipe, everything else is very original. This bike runs strong and everything works. As you can see the paint is in great shape and still has lots of high gloss. The seats are in excellent shape as well. There is a small scrape on the left side of fairing, however there are no cracks or rips in the fairings. The bike has recently been tuned and it fires up and shifts with no problems. The battery is new as well oil changes and maintenance. The tires are still in decent shape. I do hold a clear title on the bike. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. I do have bike advertised with a few local clubs and reserve the right to end the auction early if the bike is sold. “

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Its certainly is nice to see one of these that hasn’t been hacked apart, repainted or had its frame/wheels polished. Mileage is listed as about 18,000 miles but the 750 engine was the configuration with most development effort behind it and was pretty much bulletproof. The bike would definitely need some new tires, also the brake fluid looks a little dark in pictures but seller indicates recent fluids so it may just be the lighting in the pictures or slightly older pictures?

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So what’s it worth? Well since the late 80’s/early 90’s 750cc configuration seems to be hot right now, its not really surprising the bid price is already over KBB retail and the reserve isn’t met yet. Personally I think this is probably going to appeal more to someone who wants to relive a bit of their misspent youth than a serious collector or perhaps someone who wants to introduce a youngster into what it was like “back-in’the-day”.

-marty/dallaslavowner

Nice Ninja:   1989 Kawasaki ZX7 Ninja H1
Kawasaki August 24, 2014 posted by

H2 project: 1990 KAWASAKI ZX7 H2

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Not so long ago you could tell a motorcycle brand simply by the colors of the bodywork.  Laverdas were orange, Ducati’s were red, Suzukis were blue and white, and Kawasaki were always green.  Most motorcycle manufacturers have moved away from this signature color scheme philosophy so today you will see red Hondas, orange Kawasakis etc.  When I saw this 1990 Kawasaki ZX7 with the classic green/white/blue bodywork it piqued my interest and after reading the auction I found out not only was this a Kawasaki 750cc Ninja with a Muzzy exhaust system, it was an H2 model.

1990 Kawasaki 750 H2

The 1990 Kawasaki 750 H2 is becoming a highly collectable bike.  The H2 inherited most of the Racekit engine mods found on the ZXR-7 racebike so although the H2 looks very similar to the H1 (both had the ram air snorkel tubes), both engine and frame underwent a lot of changes and parts are often not interchangeable with the H1.

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This particular bike looks to be in good condition but there seems to be some evidence of roadrash on the lower fairings and frame.  According to the seller the bike was recently taken out of  5 years of storage so it will need to be tuned  and a full service before it is road ready.

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The good news is the seller says the exhaust is a full “muzzy” system with a stage 2 jet kit with k&n filter.  The seller also includes a good amount of high res pics and seems to be honest about the condition of the bike.

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The bad news is the seller indicates the front fairings were poorly repainted at some point in the past , the lower fairings have some scrapes, and the seat tail has a couple hair line cracks in it, also a seat rip.  There is also some rust on a few bolts in the pics and the mileage is at 26k so its been ridden a fair amount.  Then again, this bike is almost 25 years old so expecting it to be pristine are pretty low.

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Also, KBB lists the retail value for one of these in good condition as about $2500 and the current bidding is close to that with the reserve not yet met so the seller may have unrealistic expectations on what its worth.

Basically it seems like an H2 in need of a light restoration but given the rarity of these bikes, this might be a value pickup for someone who enjoys wrenching and light restoring.

-marty

 

 

H2 project: 1990 KAWASAKI ZX7 H2
Kawasaki July 17, 2014 posted by

Talk Like a Pirate – Arrrr! 2001 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-7RR

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When it comes to Ninjas, the Double R model of the ZX-7 is the one that is closest to the racing variety. Like its homologation brethren (think RC30, RC45, OW01, OW02), the ZX-RR was an up-rated ZX-7 meant to end up in the hands of racers. Weight was reduced by some six and a half pounds. Carb duties are handled by a brace of four Keihin flat-slides; Kawasaki homologated both 41mm and 39mm carbs (neither which work particularly well on the street). Steering angle is adjustable (25mm to 24mm, with a commensurate -5mm change in trail), crank cases were beefed up and flywheel weight was increased to improve tractability. The close-ratio six-speed gearbox is geared slightly taller than ordinary ZX-7 models. These are reasonably rare machines, and certainly not fabricated “Limited Edition” bikes ala Ducati. This particular example is available in Auckland, New Zealand win a BIN of $15k.

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2001 Kawasaki ZX-7RR for sale on eBay

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From the seller:
*** COLLECTABLE KAWASAKI ZX-7RR ***
Don’t confuse this with the regular ZX-7R road model, as it is the “full fat” competition version. The ZX-7RR was produced from 1996 to 2003 and was raced, with some success, gaining 12 AMA championship victories. Kawasaki’s team riders were Eric Bostrom, Doug Chandler and Scott Russell.

The front suspension found on the ZX-7RR comprises a fully adjustable 43mm inverted cartridge fork. Front brakes are 320mm semi-floating front discs and Nissin six-piston calipers. Rear brakes feature a 230mm disc with a twin-piston opposed caliper.

The ZX-7RR differs from the ZX-7R road model with an adjustable head-stock angle, swing arm pivot, additional increased adjustability to the front and rear suspension, a solo cowl with a slightly different subframe, and 41mm flat-slide carbs. It also has a close ratio gear-box fitted as standard.

These machines don’t come up for sale very often, we have’nt seen one in this condition for several years and therefore they are highly sought after. This rare example JKAZX750NNA001281 has travelled just 4,900 km or 3,100 miles from new and is in near showroom condition, inspecting it we doubt it has ever been out in the rain.

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Talk Like a Pirate – Arrrr!  2001 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-7RR
Kawasaki June 17, 2014 posted by

No Reserve H1: 1989 Kawasaki ZX7 for sale in New York

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The big green machines are very popular here on RSBFS. While not nearly as rare as imported smokers or hand-made Italian exotica, the ZX7 H1 models defines everything that is right about sportbike evolution. Fast and looking like it just came off of the track, this generation of Ninja cemented Kawasaki’s reputation for delivering cutting-edge sport bikes that worked in the real world. Fast forward 25 years (yes, it has been that long!) and these fluorescent missiles still look every bit the business. While the last ZX7 we listed had but 2,300 miles, this particular example has a few more – but still fewer than 8,000! Can you give it a good home?

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1989 Kawasaki ZX7 H1 for sale on eBay

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From the seller:
1989 Kawasaki ZX7. 7973 original miles. Completely original and unmodified except for new tires. I purchased this bike from the 63 year old original owner in 2011 with 7400 miles. Exceptional condition, runs perfect, and never dropped. All documentation including copy of original title, original dealership bill of sale, warranty card, unopened owners manual, original sales brochure, both original keys, under seat factory tool kit, factory service manual, etc included. Clear Florida title.

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This bike looks very, very sano. With only two owners in the books, very few miles for the age, and all of the extras this bike is ripe for the picking. The auction has no reserve set, and the seller has set an opening bid of $7,000. That feels a bit high to start out with, but without a reserve the seller is certainly trying to protect his investment. Given how the bike looks, I can’t say I blame him – although it might dampen bidding enthusiasm. Check it out here and let us know what you think!

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No Reserve H1:  1989 Kawasaki ZX7 for sale in New York
Kawasaki April 15, 2014 posted by

1992 Kawasaki ZX7R for sale in Santa Monica

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This is one of those listings that sell themselves from the owners description and lovely pictures. A huge RSBFS fan favorite, the K1 needs little introduction. This example has a tick over 15k miles and the starting bid is at $7k reserve not met. While it’s been fitted with CV carbs and various other street riding improvements/adjustments, it includes most of the stock bits should you want to restore it in the future.

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1992 Kawasaki ZX7R K1 for sale on eBay

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from the seller:

You are bidding on a 1992 ZX7R, true K model as you can see in the VIN.

If you’re not aware of the R models they came with an Aluminum tank, Magnesium motor covers, a special Race transmission with a very tall 1st gear (not great off the line by the way), a solo tail section with special lightened subframe, larger cams and higher HP, reservoir shock, higher redline and the very cool Flatslide carbs which retail for around 2500 or so on bike bandit by themselves! This bike is truly worth more in parts but as you know…few of these left as it is.

A bit of a long story on this one so please bear with me. First and foremost, if you are looking for a true collectible, there are very few of these left and even less in this condition. I literally checked Ebay and a few other various sites a couple times a month (for last few years) in hopes of finding one when this one finally came up. Almost closed on one from HI last year but we had a challenge connecting to close the deal and the freight would of been pricey. This particular bike is more of a PROGRESSIVE restoration. I’m told I”m the 4th owner and as such have worked on it a bit myself to correct some flaws, etc. Haven’t had it terribly long but spent a bit more $ on it.

Reason I’m selling. I bought this bike to hold in my office with two other highly collectible bikes as these 3 were the top of the class back when I was still goofing off at Willow, etc. At the time, Scott Russell was the man and this was his bike of choice. Anyway, I spend a lot of time working in Asia and by luck would have it, I came across a VERY special GP bike that I simply MUST HAVE. So much so that I’m selling all 3 of my rides to get it and then some! Getting it into the US has been a hassle but I can’t wait to get my hands on it. The other two bikes I just sold to a local well known vehicle collector (to remain nameless) and sure enough, he has a ZX7R already in his arsenal.

I was told by the last owner that he was the 3rd owner but haven’t confirmed it (he’s a motorcycle mechanic to boot so probably why she runs so well). I haven’t had it long and to be honest, I really don’t need to sell so please understand that I will not take a low ball offer.

Back to the bike…

Bodywork is in amazing shape. Nose looks like brand new without even a rock chip. Clearly someone replaced it although I’m not sure where you could find a near new one. There’s a small fingernail scratch on the left edge but you can barely notice and barely worth bringing up, it truly shines like it’s one day old.
Sides have a few knicks but again, exceptionally good shape. I’ll post a bunch of picture to see. Tank is near perfect, tiny little knick on top but very small and a small rock chip but again…very nice! Tail is in good shape, no cracks, side plates look great but there’s a chip in the paint by reservoir and a couple of scuffs on the under edge. It’s really difficult to pull the seat back off where the storage compartment is so that area has some rub marks from the seat tabs. Thing is, they didnt make a ton of these bikes so the tail section mechanicals are a bit jimmy rigged from factory.

Headlights, signals and taillight are all like new.

I replaced many of the non OEM bolts so that’s all good to go. Also replaced all 3 rotors as others weren’t in as good of shape but looks good now. While I was at it, cleaned calipers and put new pads all the way around.

Shock is an aftermarket Penske unit and as such, rides great with it although if you’re an OEM fanatic like me, you could easily sell and likely find a nice stock one to replace it with.

Frame has some wear and tear for a 22 year old bike, no scrapes or damage of any type but some wear marks in the paint just from services, maint, riding…etc. Wheels are great shape, no marks, bright green and in excellent shape.

Swingarm is a little problem for me… It’s the stock one but it looks like he may of painted or power coated. Looks beautiful condition wise but the color is off a little from the frame. Enough that I would likely redo it if I don’t sell but again, I’m a fanatic so not sure it would bother you as you can only tell under certain light.

All signals, rear wheel valance, fender etc are fine shape…no worries there.

Rearsets are NOT OEM although pcs of them are. You could easily find the right parts on Ebay and get it back to factory if desired.

The last owner (as a bike mechanic) didnt want the hassle of dealing with the flat slides as they make it VERY hard to ride on the street not to mention they need a lot of tuning… Therefore, he put on a set of CV carbs for rideabilty. However, it does come with a pristine set of OEM flat slides, the proper air box and a spare bright green windscreen. They too are worth quite a bit but exceptionally hard to find so keeping with the bike. Wouldn’t take long to put them back on, just may require some tuning after.

Bike runs GREAT! Starts right up but it’s a cold blooded machine so needs the choke. Chain is near new and tires are new as well. Just registered it in California so plates are good for a year. As you can see from pictures, has a Muzzy exhaust and I DO NOT have the OEM system although I do see them on Ebay from time to time.

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1992 Kawasaki ZX7R for sale in Santa Monica

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