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Kawasaki September 26, 2011 posted by

Remember FUSA? 98 Kawasaki ZX850RR Muzzy Raptor

Remember FUSA?  98 Kawasaki ZX850RR Muzzy Raptor

“Run what ya brung” pretty much sums up what Formula USA ( FUSA) was all about back in the 90’s.  At any given race you might see a heavily modded GSXR1100 racing against a TZ250.  For a year or two there was even Rich Oliver riding a Roberts YZR500 (I think there was some pissing and moaning after these arrived).  The Raptor was Rob Muzzy’s answer to the dominant Valvoline Suzuki’s of the time.  Basically, give Muzzy a ZX7 and let him have his way with it.

By the way,  can someone please bring a series like this back?  I’ve had my fill of NASCAR on two wheels.  I like the exotic.

50 is the widely stated production number of the Raptors.  50 also happened to be  the number required to be FUSA legal.  The seller states Rob Muzzy claims the actual production number is around 35.  Rare, unique and semi-American made all in one.

This particular Raptor has a very cool mix of Muzzy, Kawasaki kit and high end aftermarket parts:

The motor is the highest spec  873cc ,GEAR DRIVEN CAM, Ti Carillo rods, lighten crank,world superbike head,undercut tranny. 41mm Kehien Flatslides breath through a ram air sealed carbon fiber airbox. It’s making around 175 rwhp.  I did not dyno it but its a torque monster.  The motor sounds almost like a turbo because of the gear driven cam whine. Very sic!

The suspension is full GP spec 48mm Ohlins forks, Special factory Ohlins rear shock, custom suspension linkage and a adjustable triple clamp looks like it could support a bridge!  Massive pinch bolts.  The swing arm and fork are equipped with quick change Ti axles. A KES quickshifter controls the full throttle shift and the guages are all KHI (Kawasaki Heavy Industries) factory superbike pieces.

The brakes are set up with sublime AP 6piston front calipers, clamping 330 mm (they might be 320mm) Brembo Full floating cast rotors, actuated by a Brembo radial master cylinder.  The rear brake is a tiny AP unit clamping a ultra light full floating KHI rotor.

Wheels are a beautiful set of magnesium Marchasini’s, 17 x3.75 front, 16.5x 6.5 rear. I just refinished them and the are perfect. A new set sprockets and a gold DID chain complete the drive line. These a pretty fresh set of Dunlop Ntech’s on the bike right now.

Body work is a collection of one off carbon and fiberglass.  The tank is a one off Carbon Fiber piece of beauty.  The fairings are Jap spec 8hr Suzuka replicas.  There is a headlight custom faired in next to the number plate. The tail/subframe is all KHI SPEC. The battery box is relocated  in a custom Muzzy box along with a billet aluminum oil tank.

Who wouldn’t want that engine with the gear driven cams?  Exotic!

This is where the Raptor was meant to be but it was also sold as a street bike.  This one definitely saw it’s share of track time:

This bike is one of the three prototypes that Muzzy built for contesting the unlimited racing series Formula USA.  The history is as follows.  Doug Chandler raced this bike twice in FUSA for the Muzzy Team.  He won the first time out at Daytona and came in third at Pocono.  The bike then was passed on to Steve Grigg who went on to crush everyone in WERA unlimited series.  Grigg held the track record at Summit Point and Road Atlanta on this bike.  So this is no ccobbed up street bike but a real GP racer. 

Who is going to snap this one up?  A Kawasaki collector or someone who wants to keep it on the track?  With a starting bid  of $20,000 I’m going to lean collector.  There are just too many options out there today for that price for the track.  Is it worth $20,000 or higher?  I have to honestly say, “I don’t know”.  It sure has some trick parts and you can’t argue it isn’t rare.  If you sleep in Kawasaki pajamas I know you want this bike.

There is a decent thread on the Raptor on the Kawasaki forum if you’d like more info and pictures.  There is actually some photos of this particular bike there as well.

You can check out the auction here.

Ian

Kawasaki September 22, 2011 posted by

Going Green: 1996 Kawasaki ZX-7RR N1 Muzzy Special

Location:Graham,Washington

Miles: 12,915

Price: $5,000 starting bid with NO RESERVE

It’s been just a couple days since we posted one of these N1 ZX-7RR’s on the site, but here we have another clean example with moderate mileage up for grabs. If you aren’t immediately familiar with the N1 7RR and what separates it from the standard 7R, then bear with me. The RR came with adjustable steering geometry and swing arm, 41mm flatside carbs, solo seat, close ration gearbox, 6 piston Nissin brakes, and a few other homologation parts. Though some say this made the 7RR a little strange on the street and that the 41mm carbs were finicky and either ran too rich or too lean. Still, these bikes were designed to be tuned and raced, and definitely represent the sadly dying breed of homologated race specials of the 90’s.

From the seller:

”YOU WILL BE BIDDING ON OUR 96 KAWASAKIZX7-RR MUZZY BIKE, THIS BIKE HAS BEEN GARAGE STORED SINCE WE’VE OWNED IT. BIKE RUNS AND LOOKS GREAT, WE ARE SELLING THIS BIKE ALONG WITH OTHERS AS WE ARE CURRENTLY MOVING AND MUST REDUCE OUR INVENTORY OF BIKES ON HAND.

CLEAN TITLE, MILEAGE ON BIKE IS 12915, BIKE IS NOT LICENSED AND WILL NEED A BATTERY.

EVERYTHING ON THE BIKE IS ORIGINAL, KAWASAKI GREEN, WITH PURPLE AND THE LIMITED ADDITION SIGNATURE FROM ROB MUZZY ON THIS YEAR AS HE PRODUCED ONLY 500 OF THIS MODEL.”

The ZX-7RR up for grabs here looks to be all stock except for the carbon covers on the intake
ducts. The seller states that a new battery will be required and I would be interested to see what the tank looks like underneath the cover, just to make sure there isn’t any scratching or scuffing. Opening bid is at $5,000, and I would suspect this bike to go for about a couple grand more than that. If you’re a collector of homologated specials, this would be a good one to score. Even if you just want a cool bike with some history behind it, then check out the auction and make this bike yours!

-JS

Kawasaki September 8, 2011 posted by

Clean, Original 1990 Kawasaki Ninja ZX750R

Location: Allentown, Pennsylvania

Mileage: 11,705

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.

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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-

Hi everyone,

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!

-RN

Kawasaki July 28, 2011 posted by

1992 Kawasaki ZX7R

It is that little R that makes all the difference. I think this excerpt from the article ‘Appreciating Older Sportbikes’ by Tim Kreitz says it all:

“It seems a little hard to believe in this modern age of super-light, ultra-powerful motorcycles, but the comparatively heavier and somewhat tankish 7RR was the unquestioned king of the AMA for the better part of the ’90s. The bike brought Kawasaki into an era of awe-inspiring dominance at the hands of riders such as Scott Russell and Doug Chandler, whose combined efforts resulted in an amazing four AMA championships over a period of seven years. Russell also took the Kawasaki 750 to the World Superbike Series, where he silenced all the critics with his historic 1993 WSB championship. The ZXR750/ZX7RR, for the greater part of the decade, was the quintessential high-performance motorcycle. Its impact on racing and even modern culture was so great that, even to this day, most sportbikes — Kawasaki or not — are referred to as ‘Ninjas’ by the general public.”

1992 Kawasaki ZX7R For Sale

For sale is a 1992 Kawasaki ZX7R. This is the bike Kawasaki built in limited numbers to homologate their Superbike effort.
The “R” version came with full race factory upgrades to include a close ratio transmission, slipper clutch, hotter Cams, bigger 39mm flatslide carbs, bigger brakes, adjustable suspension, aluminum gas tank, and solo seat cowl. This was a bike I lusted for from the day I first saw it. I remenber seeing those scoops thru the tank for the first time, it just screamed “Superbike”
Brand new the bike was close to $12,000 back in 1992.
After looking for several years, I found a very clean example about 4 years ago, which I purchased. The bike came with a full race stainless steel Muzzy exhaust, Woodcraft rearsets, Penske rear shock with resevior, and braided lines. These were all very attractive selling features to me, mosty because I love upgrading the bikes I own. I’m a collector, but first and foremost I’m a rider.
I upgraded the front end on the bike to a brand new 2009 GSXR750 unit. This included the forks, lower triple clamp, front wheel, rotors, master cylinder, calipers, clipons, carbon fiber front fender, and Superbike braided lines. The conversion was done by Wyn Belorusky, master bike buider and fabricator. Look him up. He machined the top triple clamp out of a solid piece of billet aluminum to replicate the stock upper triple. It looks amazing and no one can believe its not the stock upper. This conversion saved about 15 Lbs. over the stock unit and is simply awesome. It handles like a new modern bike. I also added brand new tires front and rear, as well as new chain and sprockets. I had the front GSXR wheel along with the stock rear wheel freshly powdercoated Kawasaki green to look correct and new.
The motor has been completely gone thru with a fresh top end and dyno tuned by Randy Voth of Full Spectrum Racing in Orlando, Florida. I have receipts. The bike is very strong, temp stays cool on even the hottest Florida days, and the Muzzy pipe sounds soo sweet.
Cosmetically, it has a few blemishes in the bodywork. Nothing major, and I’m pretty picky. The pipe has a very small dent in the midpipe, I mention this for completeness and took pictures.
Overall its a very sweet machine, and has a very special history in the evolution of the superbike. Just ask Scott Russell.  Someone is gonna get a very nice bike. I have and will include in the auction the stock complete front end thats ready to go,  you can bolt it up easily if you like.

eBay Link here

While the bike does have 15000 miles on it and minor cosmetic issues my guess is the owner knows his stuff and looks after the bike.  It certainly is an exciting bike to own.  I think we may have seen this before,  Interesting that the mileage is the same now as it was back then: Old RSBFS Entry

AS

Kawasaki June 9, 2011 posted by

Top Gun! (well, sort of): ’87 Ninja ZX750R

Location: Batavia, Illinois
Mileage: 22,417
Price: Auction-No Reserve!

One of my first experiences of seeing a sportbike on screen that left an impression was, of course, Top Gun. Well, this isn’t that bike (Ninja GPz 900R) but it sure takes me back. I think we all know what the Ninja meant to the evolution of the sportbike in America. So maybe it wasn’t the impact that the GSX-R 750 delivered upon release, but the brand Ninja was synonymous with sport motorcycles. For me, this bike is a thing of beauty, not because it was the most aggressive bike of the time, but because of the history it represents. And I think it’s just stone-cold good looking.

This appears to be a very clean, well cared for example that the seller claims runs well to this day. More from the seller:

OWN A PIECE OF SPORT BIKE HISTORY – 1986, the market for 750cc sport bikes was extremely competitive. Suzuki’s GSX-R750, Yamaha’s FZ750, and Honda’s VFR750 were all awesome machines. Bigger-displacement bikes had a dispensation to go porky, so the 750cc class was the thing.

Kawasaki decided they had enough hardcore sport bikes (Ninja 600, 900, 1000) and made what today would be called a sport-tourer. With higher bars and lower pegs than your typical race-rep, the 750R was comfortable for long hauls and low-speed errands, while giving up little on the sport end of things. Cycle World chose it as “best 750cc street bike” for 1987 and 1988.

While aluminum beam and perimeter frames had become the rage by the late ’80s, Kawasaki chose to use a steel cradle for the 750R. They claimed their steel frame was actually lighter than competitive aluminum designs. This did make it harder for feature-obsessed moto journalists to get fired up over the bike. It was obligatory in the reviews of the day to apologize for the steel frame, as the Kawi was the only bike in its class still using one.

The 750R engine was all-new. This gave Kawasaki the ability to make it lighter and smaller than other 750 mills, without skimping on power. Putting out about 85hp at the rear wheel (you will see some reviews mention the claimed crank output of 106hp), it was at the top of the class. This motor formed the basis for the hardcore sporting ZX-7 which came along in 1989 and which eventually led to the ZX-7RR racing superbike.

It’s hard to beat the 750R if you can find one. For a mix of sport riding and tamer riding — including long-distance, two-up, or commuting — it’s excellent. In terms of flexibility it often compares to present-day bikes like the Honda VFR, Yamaha YZF 600R, and Kawasaki’s own ZX-6E.

This bike is in great condition.  Never wrecked or downed.  Few scratches on lower right side fender.  Also crack on handle bar cover-there are a few on sale on ebay if your looking to replace it.  Bike runs great and was out a few days ago.

Plenty more pics:

As the seller highlights, probably the biggest criticism of the bike at the time would have been the steel frame in an era when the twin spar aluminum frame was coming on. It was also more a sport tourer that a true sportbike. But a claimed 106 horsepower at the crank meant it was no slouch either.

The only outstanding thing I noticed in the pictures are a couple of extra holes in the front fairing that don’t seem to appear in stock photos. You may want to investigate that further. But if this bike speaks to you then !

-RN

Kawasaki January 23, 2011 posted by

1991 Kawasaki Ninja ZX7-K1

1991 Kawasaki Ninja ZX7-K1

Location: Springfield, OR

Mileage: 11,946

Price: $4,150.00

Yes, you are seeing yet another Kawasaki Homologation Superbike for sale. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again- Special bikes seem to come in waves when they come up for sale.

This 91 K1 doesn’t look too bad and it only looks to be an exhaust pipe, mud flap and a tank protector sticker away from being stock. I wouldn’t even deduct too many point for the Muzzy pipe since they go with Kawasaki like Forest goes with Jenny. I’ve never quite understood those silly tank protector stickers because although though they protect from scratches they leave goo and don’t allow the paint to fade like the rest of the tank. Sorry for the rant….

As we all know, these have lightweight aluminum gas tanks, close ratio 6 speed gearboxes with a super tall 1st gear, snazzy, thin fiberglass tail sections, a bank of flat slide carbs and fully adjustable suspension. I thoroughly enjoyed mine and was happy to see it go to a good home in Nebraska.

I do want to apologize as I’ve been sitting on this one for a few days so without further ado-

Have a look:

From the seller:

I have an all original exept muzzy exaust 1991 Kawasaki Ninja ZX7-K1 New tires and and has been serviced every year.there is only one tiny boot scratch on the tail,always garaged.This is a collectable bike and is in pristine condition.please ask questions if any.11946mi.never been layed down.

I don’t think the pictures show the bike very well, but that adds to the hunt right? 😉 The reserve is still on and I have to expect this one to reach at least $6,000.00 for the reserve to be released. I think it’s a pretty nice example, but with the lack of quality photo’s you will need to ask a few questions.

Cheers!

dd

Kawasaki September 14, 2010 posted by

1996 Kawasaki ZX-7RR N1 — #25

1996 Kawasaki ZX-7RR N1. Yep, it’s a live one

Mileage: 6,987 original
Location: Colorado- somewhere in the Rocky Mountains
Price: a low, low $6,500.00

Lean, mean and Green is the best way to describe this 96 Kawi……..okay, maybe not so lean by today’s standards, but back in the day it was as good as any and all of you Ducati and Honda fans can hold your comments until the end please.

Kawasaki zx7rr for sale

There are many things that I like about this bike and a few that I have concerns with. I’ll start with the bad so I can finish on the good.

Downs:
1. Missing the front turn signals
2. Missing the side fairing reflectors
3. Doesn’t have the Muzzy 7rr Special sticker on the tank
4. Butt pad is a little beat up
5. Seat has a gas cap stain – can see if you look closely at pictures
6. Needs a new front tire, but it’s the original D204 Sportmax
7. Has a pencil sized dent in the gas tank.
8. Rims may have been painted at some point.
9. It’s too far away from me 🙁

I’ll use my pea sized brain to describe each ‘Downs’ for you. The front turn signals shouldn’t be any big headache to locate as every 1990’s model Kawi used the exact same style. The reflectors should fall in line with the turn signals. The Muzzy sticker is sort of a novelty and can be a deal breaker on a perfect example, but shouldn’t affect any ‘deal’ on this one. The Butt pads are made of a very soft and easily damaged foam. I would say most K’s, M’s and N’s are all a little rough unless they are garage queens with no miles. The seat stain isn’t visible in any of the pictures, but was fully disclosed by the owners broker. The explanation for the stain was at one point in the bikes history the tank was removed and sat, upside down, on the seat, leaked a little gas and stained the seat cover. I’ve never looked for a replacement seat so you’ll have to take that one on yourself. I think having the original front tire could be a plus for the right collector. A dent in the gas tank is a major flaw for serious collectors, but it’s pretty small….. Maybe one of those old LP pleather tank bras would cover it up. This last one I’m still up in the air about. I have never, in my entire 30 years of riding motorcycles ever seen color coated wheel weights, but the sellers broker insist that they are OEM color matched wheel weights. I have checked every picture I have on my computer of N1’s and none of them have color matched wheel weights. Anyone? Bueller? Bueller? Beuller?

Ups:
1. It’s a N1!
2. Better than average condition
3. Low miles
4. Has one original tire 🙂
5. It’s priced right.
6. I like it a whole lot for the money
7. See 1-6 above
8. See #7
9. See #8
10. See #9

Having worked at the plush RSBFS offices for just over a year now I am aware of the wide range of opinions that go along with motorcycles. One mans “mint condition” is usually another mans “average condition”. This usually stems from our personal experiences, collector background, size of bank accounts and overall consideration for age and what it does to our beloved motorcycles. There’s one comment on the forum that says “It could be in a Kawi museum”. For me, I couldn’t disagree more with this statement. Museum pieces are 100% and nothing less and there’s no gray area for me. If this bike was a museum piece it would bring upwards of $10,000. I have information of a N1 that sold last week that was better than this one, but not quite the museum piece and it sold for around $8,000.00. The same seller has another one that is a museum piece and he is asking upwards of $10,000 and won’t let it go for any less. So back on point, I feel this one is priced correctly and anyone who buys this won’t get hurt in the long run.

If you’re in the market for a N1 and don’t want a piece of furniture, I recommend you give this one a look and talk to the seller. Ask as many questions as you need to and don’t be shy about it. I’m not buying the bike, but if it was closer you could bet your last dollar that I would’ve been knocking on the sellers door with my checkbook…. and the wife’s blessing of course (which I do have on this one).

Jump over to the zxforum here and contact the seller for more info.

Cheers!

dd

Kawasaki April 6, 2010 posted by

1991 KAWASAKI ZX7R, 7900 MILES, ORIGINAL !

1991 Kawasaki ZX-7R with 7900 miles and is still sporting the original rubber! 

The year 1991 and Rob Muzzy was “The Man” and Scott Russell (still can’t understand a word  that guy says) was a force to be recon with if you were a Kawasaki nut.  It’s a bit sad to see AMA these days, (okay let me be honest, it Blows), in the 90’s it just seemed cooler and more people were involved. I do miss seeing the big Fast by Ferracci rig and their beautiful set up, oh well things change. These ZX7R’s come up for sale every now and then but it’s hard to find a real clean original one. The owner even states it has the original tires (yikes) but if everything checks out, the bikes a winner in my opinion.  Listed on Craig’s List for $5500 or B.O. and located in Winter Haven Florida.

Go to the Craig’s List ad   here

 

Ad reads:

This is the real thing not a replica.$5500 OBO I have a 1991 Kawasaki ZX7R K1 Ninja there were only 200 of these bikes made. 0 to 85 in first gear. This bike is stock 123 hp. THIS BIKE IS ALL ORIGINAL DOWN TO THE TIRES! As standard this bike has 39mm Keihin, flat-side, carburetors; unrestricted engine, close ratio gearbox, aluminum tank, adjustable front and rear suspension, single seat and 5kg lighter than the standard version. YES THIS BIKE IS ALL ORIGINAL It only has 7900 miles. This bike has a clean florida title and it is a one owner. I do have owners book. Only real intrested buyers only. I WILL SHIP IN THE USA BUYER PAYS ALL SHIPPING & HANDLING COST!!!!!!!!!!More pic on request!

The ad pretty much says it all, cool bike, original right down to the tires, what the hell else do you want? I’m giving this a “2 thumbs up” but the jurys still out as you never know the exact condition until you see the bike.

Jay

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