Posts by tag: Doug Chandler

Harley Davidson October 1, 2012 posted by

What could have been: 1994 Harley Davidson VR1000

For Sale: 1994 Harley Davidson VR1000

Unless I am mistaken, RSBFS readers are pretty much a collection of homologation junkies: RC30, RC45, OW01/02, and the like. Well here is a homologation bike that we see even less frequently than the Japanese variety; a US-born bike that never make it to the top of the big league steps. This is high hopes and history all rolled up into one black and orange thundering monster. This is the H-D VR1000.

The original VR1000 concept started in 1988 between H-D and Roush racing, but it was not until late 1993 that the first racer turned a wheel in anger in competition. Despite the long gestation period, the VR1000 race bike was fraught with failure and generally underperformed. Despite being ridden by some of the best racers of the day – Miguel Duhamel, Doug Chandler, Chris Karr, Pascal Picotte, Tom Wilson and Scott Russell – the VR1000 never officially won a race. There were certainly bright spots in the program with Duhamel leading at Mid-Ohio, Carr on pole at Pomona, and Tom Wilson actually winning at Mid-Ohio (’96) before the red-flag finish reverted back to the last lap running order.

From the seller:
HD#25 VR1000

The VR1000 was the product of a Harley-Davidson skunkworks, which produced Harley’s first from-the-ground-up road-racer, using no existing Harley-Davidson parts and sourcing what it did use from outside parts suppliers, some that had no experience in racing. The project began at Roush Racing, but once a running engine was developed, it came back behind the walls at Harley.

Title will be an offroad title as this is a racebike

This bike is clearly one of the original 50 homologated streetbikes. Back in 1994 these carried an MSRP of $49,995. One sold in a Minnesota auction for $94k back in 2007, and another was on the block at a Las Vegas auction in 2011 when bidding stalled at $64k. Pound for pound these are every bit as rare and collectable as Japanese homologation material, although race victory bragging rights are generally not included.

This bike is avialable now with the current price up to $26,100 in very light bidding. The reserve is still in place (which I would expect it to be at double the current bid), so there is a long road to go for this one. For your chance to check out the pictures and the details, click on the link and jump over to the auction. Special thanks to RSBFS reader Martin who spotted this piece of Americana looking to go to a new home!

MI

Kawasaki March 2, 2011 posted by

1996 Kawasaki Ninja ZX7RR With Very Low VIN (#025) On eBay–Again

The is a great looking ZX7RR N1 that we haven’t seen since September!

Bike:  1996 Kawasaki ZX7RR N1

Miles:  6,998mi

Price:  $6,000 Starting bid with no reserve

Location:  Colorado Springs, Colorado

This ‘RR is on consignment from the third owner, was fully serviced prior to being listed, and the bike is stated to be all original.  Some defects include light scratching to the ram air covers, front fender, some of the left fuel tank decal has been removed by a fuel spill (new one is included with the sale), the battery is dead and the forks have started to leak.  Not exactly what I expect when a bike has supposedly had “…detailed service work” and “…several different services including thorough carb work.”  Regardless, this bike appears to be a very collectible piece with some light love–and front turn signals.

Doug had some very good observations when this bike was first spotted in September:

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.

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

I’m going to have to agree with Doug, this is a very good–great–bike for the money compared to what we’ve seen other N1’s going for.  If you wanted an occasional weekend bike with collector credibility this is a fantastic choice.  With a little work, I don’t think anyone would be ashamed to have this in their garage.  See Doug’s very thorough write up here.  See some of the other ZX7RR’s we’ve posted .

AG

Kawasaki January 13, 2011 posted by

Another Ex-Chandler Race Bike: #10’s 2006 Kawasaki ZX10R

Another Ex-Chandler Race Bike:  #10’s  2006 Kawasaki ZX10R

Too bad it wasn’t his old Cagiva GP bike huh?  Well you can’t have everything and this bike does have some awfully tasty pieces.  As the title suggests, this isn’t even the first Ex-Chandler ZX we’ve seen here at RSFS.  This one  was posted back at the end of 2009.

I don’t believe those forks came stock on the ZX.  I know the ZX chassis was always suspect for racing but I bet quite a few guys would like that setup to show off at the local hangout.  I found an old press release from 2006 that claims the engine work was done by famed Kawi tuner Rob Muzzy’s shop.  It is kind of interesting though, that there is no mention of this in the auction info below…hmmm.  I would think that would be a strong selling point.

The seller states this is one of two bikes built for Chandler’s 2006 season.  I guess my first question would be if this was the “A” or “B” bike and if there were any differences.

The info:

This is one of two bikes Doug built for the 2006 season. The bike does have a title so with a little work could be made street legal. The chassis starts with a 50mm MARZOCCHI forks with special made upper and lower triple trees. Wheels are forged MAGNESIUM by EXCEL.Has PVM front brakes with wave rotors. Comes with a brand new set of slicks and tire warmers. Rear shock is an OHLINS. Has a GPR steering dampner. Has Hot Bodies body work and comes with a complete set of extra Hot Bodies body work. Also has a FC FuelCel. According to Doug the motor is making around 195 – 200 horsepower. Comes with titanium exhaust and lots of titanium fasteners. The bike starts up and idles like a street bike, sounds amazing! Comes with a set of sprockets, new air filters and new clutch plates. Also has a front and rear stand. This is an awesome bike built by a three time AMA champion. Buyer is responsible for pick up or shipping. Feel free to contact me with any questions. Thanks

Everyone likes extras and speaking of extras, it sounds like the motor isn’t hurting in the pony department.  If you’d like to own a small piece of racing history you can .

By the way, do you think owning a Cagiva GP bike is just a dream?  Check out this photo from a gathering at Imola.  This is apparently someones private collection.  If you like this sort of stuff be sure to check out two stroke section on the Performance Bikes Forum.  It has a cool thread on the Cagiva GP bikes.  I don’t want to hear about anyone bragging about their collection of bikes until you have at least two of these.

IK

Kawasaki April 7, 2010 posted by

1989 Kawasaki ZX-7 H1 Ninja Completely Original, Signed By Doug Chandler & Scott Russell

A completely original ’89 ZX-7 signed by Doug Chandler and Scott Russell!  Located in Wasilla, Alaska is possibly a one owner 1989 ZX-7 with very low miles.  Pretty much everything on this bike is speculative as they only definitive information is gained from the photos.  The seller does state that he has owned this bike for twenty-one years, making possible that he is the original owner.  The seller does state that this bike is showroom perfect and that the tank has been signed by Doug Chandler and Scott Russell.  Unfortunately, the seller makes no mention of current mileage but this bike does look to be completely original–with a lime green windscreen which could almost be considers stock for the early ’90’s–with either low miles or a very careful owner.  These bike’s didn’t come signed by the boys so it’s very cool especially if you’re only planning on showing this bike.  The asking price of $4,000 is a bit higher than most other ’89 ZX-7’s but, I doubt any of them come anywhere close to this bike.  The seller may have time on his side getting things together as this bike is located in the frigid–and far–north making it a long trip from anywhere but Anchorage.  This is the first year for the ZX-7, it replaced the GPX750 with a new frame and uprated motor.  It wasn’t the most radical 750 out at the time as Kawasaki chose to sell a very good road bike that could be transformed into a race bike not the other way around.  Many of these bikes were dropped, modified, or raced during their short lives so it’s refreshing to see a very nice ZX-7 Ninja alive and well.  See this bike on Craigslist here.  Note:  The ad only lists a phone number for contact so, please be mindful of timezones.

AG

Kawasaki December 20, 2009 posted by

Doug Chandler’s 2007 ZX-10 AMA Superbike on ebay!

Everything looks to be authentic on this ex-AMA racer. This baby is sitting and being offered, for what I would think is a steal, at $8,500 B.I.N.! The spares package alone is worth more than half of the B.I.N. price. The seller has posted up numerous pictures for your consideration. I posted up half of them below. Even if your not interested in buying an AMA racer you shold go look at the spares this one is being sold with.

Seller says:

2007 KAWASAKI ZX10 AMA SUPERBIKE DOUG CHANDLER
Vehicle Description

This is Doug Chandlers AMA Superbike wth all the trimmings. Im making this a one for all deal including everything associated with this bike here is the list.

1.55mm Marzocchi Fork with pressurized reservoirs Custom made CNC tripple clamps made in Italy for these special forks.

2. Exact magnesium Wheels

3. Racing large capacity radiator

4. Quick shift

5. Sato rear sets

6. Team Kawi Factory full Titanium exhaust system ( Also have Muzzy titanium short pipes)

7. Hot Bodies full prep ready to shoot complete Race bodywork

8. 5 front end stands

9. 6 Rear stands

10 2 sets of Chickenhawk tire warmers

11. 1 set of Pirelli superbike raceslicks

12. 2 stock gas tanks ( 1 black 1 green )

13. Complete stock exhaust

14.2 sets of galfer superbike wave rotors ( Front end )

15.1 pack AFAM racing rear sprockets

16. stock forks

17.stock airbox

18. stock trottle cable

19.stock rear shock

20 stock radiator

21 Ohlins rear shock

22 AIM Lap timer

23 Custom made Carbon fiber Air snorkle with battery mount

24.Special chain adjuster

25.PVM front brake Calipers

26.stainless brake lines

27. Brembo master cyclinder and brake lever

28.Carbon fiber FC FUEL TANK ( Thats on the bike )

29. # 2 Race motor ( Built by former Muzzy mechanic )

30. GRP steering stabilizer and stock ohlins too

Carbon Fibre gas tank, Full Team Kawi Titanium exhaust, Quick Shifter, Marzocchi Fork with pressurized reservoirs Custom made CNC triple clamps, extra Superbike motor are a few of the tid bits that caught my eye. Anyone care to guess how much the Marzocchi forks cost? Race bikes are always cool finds and this one is no exception. I am especially proud to give Kawasaki’s some love on our site because they receive the least out of the Japan Big 4. This will only make the 11th Kawasaki we’ve featured on our site.

dd