Posts by tag: muzzy

Sport Bikes For Sale September 5, 2013 posted by

Classic Ninja: 1991 Kawasaki ZX-7 For Sale

Inver Grove Heights, MN – 31,000mi – $2,850

91ZX7Ninja_3Everybody should love the early 90’s ZX7 Kawasaki Ninja. These are in my opinion one of the best looking bikes from this era. Unlike its more-sought after homologated special brother, the ZX-7R, the standard ZX-7 can be more street friendly. Non existent on this bike is the super tight gearing and flatside carbs that are known to finicky when not tuned.


When I think of era-correct modifications and early 90’s Ninja’s, I think of two things; Muzzy pipes and green windscreens. Guess what, this one has both! For a further look at what this ZX-7 has to offer, I will let the seller take it away.

From the seller:

Up for auction is my beloved 1991 Kawasaki ZX-7 Ninja. There isn’t much which has not been done. See list below, sure I am forgetting things. Actual miles, except for the carb jetting, engine is unmolested and original.

Recently upgraded. I have put approx. 600 miles on bike this yr.since completing most of the upgrades.

Both front (lower profile) and rear (190) tires
Oil and filter
Push pull throttle cables
Green windshield
Properly jetted with new kit
Speedo cable
High end spark plugs
Zeon lights
Brake pads up front and rr
Fantastic ZX7R seat cowl, correct muffler racing bracket

ZX7 matching grips
Custom LED brake lights
O ring chain and sprocket
Custom LED license plate lights and hand fab. steel black lic. holder tucked under
All NOS Kawasaki radiator hoses with pipes and o rings
Gas lines
Air box filter
Flush mounted front turn signals

internal running/brake/blinker within side markers. Fully functional from factory switch.

Hand made (by the mechanic for the original race bike) Muzzy tail pipe bracket, exact to original.

Remember, this is a 1991 motorcycle. With all original finish (except for the tail) and has normal wear.

Original seat plastic/rear wing and spare oem parts in a box, go with bike.

Too much to remember all I did.

Bike is for sale locally and I reserve the right to end auction early.

I have taken pictures to illustrate condition. Any questions, please feel free to ask.

I believe in full disclosure. Have taken not just pictures of the good, but also of the rest. There are areas I touched up with matching paint. Most of the illustrated areas of concern are 23 yr. stress cracks from over tightening by prior owners. Believe me when I say it runs very nice. With a barn full of projects awaiting my attention and 47yrs. of age with arthritis setting in all over the place, time to let her go and be enjoyed by others..

It seems like a pretty straight forward seller, which is always nice and lots of high quality photos are included. The starting bid is at $2,850 with no one throwing their hat in the ring at this time. There is no reserve on this one and with the mileage and condition; I could see this one going in the $3.5k range compared to other similar models and miles. I always love an early Ninja, if you agree and want it in your garage, you can check out the auction here and place your bid!


Classic Ninja: 1991 Kawasaki ZX-7 For Sale
Kawasaki July 11, 2013 posted by

Island Exotica: 1996 Kawasaki ZX7RR

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When you imagine Hawaii, the image a ZX7RR ripping by the beautiful beaches  isn’t usually the image that comes to mind.  This lime green Hawaiian may be coming to the mainland or then again,  maybe there is an enthusiast in Hawaii that has been waiting to get his hands on something a little different.  Too far away you say?  Did I mention there is no reserve on the auction?

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The story on it:

Up for auction is a VERY rare 1996 ZX7RR N1 Homologation special. Kawasaki only imported 500 “N” models to make this model legal to race in the superbike class for Muzzy. This bike is a true survivor and has been garage kept since I owned it. 
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
Since taking possession of the bike I have replaced all the faring hardware, rebuilt the carbs, replace the fuel petcock and fuel lines, replaced the starter relay. Replaced and flushed all the brake fluid, coolant and eng. oil.
This is a no reserve auction! Bid to win it!
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 Tell the Mrs. you want to spend a long weekend with her in Hawaii.  Sneak away for a couple of hours one morning to arrange your shipping and bingo:  everyone is happy.  Don’t say RSBFS can’t help a marraige.  It looks completely stock.  Am I missing anything that has been changed?

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Click here to  bid.


Kawasaki September 13, 2012 posted by

A more modern ELR: 2003 Kawasaki ZRX1200R

For Sale: 2003 Kawasaki ZRX1200R

After the last gneration ELR I posted came under fire for uncertain bits and potentially less than authentic kit, here is a more modern version that the seller makes no bones about not being stock. This is a Gen-II ELR with some major additions that make it look and go even faster.

From the seller:
Up for bid is my 2003 Kawasaki ZRX1200R. While the bike appears to be pretty stock, it is anything but.

This ZRX has a $4,000 full Muzzy Stage II high-performance engine kit. A Kawasaki dealer in Minnesota professionally installed the kit according to the previous owner. The kit includes:

Displacement bump from 1157cc to 1224cc
High-compression (12.5:1) piston kit
Aggressive cams
A Muzzy-spec engine block (note the color)
Custom airbox modification to a single big K&N filter – so simple to service
Full Muzzy Titanium exhaust system front to back – cuts 36 pounds, sounds great but not overly loud
Carbs have been expertly rejetted for optimal performance with this system
Original engine parts (block, pistons, cams, airbox) are included!

From the Muzzy website: The 1224 cc Stage 2 is definitely the way to go. This consists of the pipe and jet kit, the “drop-in” cams, and a 2mm overbore kit with higher, 12.5:1 compression. The added compression and 61cc’s of displacement provided by this step adds back the mid range power missing with just the Stage 2 cams and moves the top end power to an exciting 165 hp at 9800 rpm, a whopping 45 hp, a 37% increase over stock. Even better news though, is the 100 hp you get at 5850!

That sounds like a pretty expensive bit of extra oompf that somebody has already dropped the dollars for. But it doesn’t end there:

From the seller:
Additionally, this ZRX includes:
Corbin custom seat with green seat piping and very comfy passenger section – best seat I’ve ever had and sharp looking
HyperPro steering damper with 24 levels of adjustment
Zero Gravity sport-touring windscreen (perfect height)
Fork brace
The rear track stand in the photos is included.

Finally, the seller has included a description of all the rest of the details not evident in the photos or the earlier bullets.

From the seller:
I have never had the bike dyno’d, but I’ll have to say this is by far the most powerful bike I have personally ever ridden in terms of torque and acceleration. It is not for beginners, but that said, it is also very easy to ride around town and is also a decent touring bike – the just-tall-enough fly screen makes a big difference in comfort. It currently has 21,000 miles on the bike and the engine kit was put in at about 10,000 miles according to the previous owner. It has stock gearing and runs perfectly.

One other benefit of the engine kit, via the airbox and battery mod, is the creation of a generous amount of under-seat storage. I can fit a full rain suit (tightly folded), winter gloves and flat repair kit along with other small items in the space where the airbox used to be. The stock underseat storage space holding the tools is also retained so you can carry quite a bit of kit under the seat.

Another unexpected benefit of the engine kit: better gas mileage. ZRXs typically get between 30 and 35mpg, but I average 40mpg or better most of the time (got 43mpg on one long ride). It just runs more efficiently. However, it does require premium gas due to the high compression ratio. I’m told this is common with the Stage II kit.

I just put on a new Pilot Power rear tire, it has less than 50 miles on it (it’s “scrubbed in”). Matching front tire is in excellent shape. This bike is ready to ride.

This is the “least neon” and “darkest green” of the green models (they are a bit different year to year) and it has black and grey stripes rather than the purple. Best ELR color combo of all the ZRXs in my opinion.

The previous owner said he put the bike down in his driveway (gravel), causing a small rub mark on the fairing (currently covered by a small sticker) and a rub mark on the exhaust and grab handle (see end photos). There are NO cracks in the fairing. The alternator cover has some chipping on it but again, this is hard to see (but visible in the last photo). The bike had frame sliders on when it went down and they did their jobs (and are still on the bike). See photos below for detailed shots. The bike has a clear Oregon title with no brands.

I bought this bike because I’ve always had high-performance Kawasakis (Mach III, Z1-R, ZX-11, ZX-12R) and I love the look of it and the way it rides (oh, the POWER), but I’ve decided to get into flying so I need to finance my flying lessons and get some dirt bikes for my kids. And I’m not riding it much since I got a dual-sport bike last year. Getting older I guess…

This bike is huge fun to ride and enormously powerful – far beyond a stock ZRX. Yet, you can easily cruise around town or the open road in comfort. It looks great and sounds very burly without being obnoxious. It gets a lot of attention. And I have found it to be highly practical as well, with good MPG, the extra storage and no mechanical issues of any kind. I’ll miss my big green Kawi street machine!

I like it when bikes are advertised like this. It shows that the seller cares about the bike, knows what was done to it, and there are enough pictures for a potential buyer to understand the real condition of the machine. Plus, with all the words the seller used I don’t have to type as many. Bonus!

This big, green and fast machine is available now for what seems to be a pretty reasonable amount given all of the extras: The starting price was a mere $1,500, and bidding has pushed that up to $2,500 at the time of this writing. As with all auctions, the reserve price will be the real tell tale here, but at current this looks to be a nice find and a good bookend to that earlier ELR in Hungary. For all the pictures and details, click on the link and jump over to the auction. Old style or new style ELR – which one floats your boat? Sound off on the comments!


Kawasaki August 7, 2012 posted by

Clean Green Machine: 1990 Kawasaki ZX-7 H2

For Sale: 1990 Kawasaki ZX7 H2

Remember the days when you could tell a motorcycle brand by the colors on the bike? Back in those days, Yamaha sportbikes were red/white and yellow/black, Honda was always Ride Red along with the red/white/blue Interceptor scheme, Suzuki was largely blue/red/white, and Kawi was *always* green. Today, this distinctive green paint scheme is the only color that screams brand recognition (although don’t get me started on the ZX14 metal flake & glitter look).

While not a vaunted RR (K1)model, this ZX-7 H2 series bike still looks pretty good. It is 22 years old, after all (and would be able to drink and vote if we gave bikes such priveledges), and still looks every bit the focused sportbike that it is. Some may point to the elephant trunk snorkles leading to the airbox under the tank and laugh, but ram air performance was relatively new back then and the promise of free turbocharging was very real. Since that time, there is no major manufacturer that does not incorporate some concept of ram air on their sportbike. Kawasaki lead the way.

The seller offers some history on the ZX7 line here:

The ZX7 line started with the “H” models. The H1 looked uncannily like the first model of the ZXR-7 racer. The rear suspension was very hard. This was chiefly due to the suspension linkage and, to a lower extent, to the hard rear shock.
The updated H2 inherited most of the Racekit engine mods found on the ZXR-7 Race bike. Although the H2 looks very similar to the H1, both engine and frame underwent a lot of positive changes. A host of carbs, radiator and engine mods mean that parts are often not interchangeable with the H1, and performance was substantially increased. The rear suspension was still pretty stiff on the H2, but now fully adjustable.

From the seller:
Up for sale is my 1990 Kawasaki ZX7, model H2.
This is a very rare and sought after bike, and the H2 is always more desirable than the H1. (1989)
This bike is in overall good condition, for a 22 year old survivor. Not many of these left, especially in turn key condition.
It has its share of nicks and marks, some chipping on the wheels, etc. Left side fairing has a crack on the bottom, and some clear coat orangepeel in the right side fairing. Seats are perfect, no marks or rips, very nice. All instrumentation works as it should. Bike has just been pulled from storage, oil changed and new battery installed, started right up and runs like a BEAST. Has a steering stabilizer and flush mounted custom blinkers. This ZX7 has a custom MUZZY Race exhaust installed w/headers, and it is not your typical MUZZY pipe, sounds very aggressive and much meaner than the others I have heard.
Bike is a screamer… ~18K miles…
Also, as an FYI, this bike comes fully wired so its a great grab for the racer or track day enthusiast, ready to go!!!!

The seller has also included a video of the bike in question. The sound is not the best, but it does give you a good idea as to the overall condition of the machine:

While the market for non-homologation bikes continues to languish a bit, this is a good thing for the nostalgic amongst us; these neo classic bikes can be picked up for a song compared to both the new price as well as the homologation counterparts. For more information and pictures, click the link and jump over to the auction. Good Luck!


Kawasaki October 31, 2011 posted by

1991 Kawasaki ZX-7R with 2,862 Miles For Sale

Location: San Juan Capistrano,CA

Miles: 2,862

Price: Currently $7,700 with Reserve in place

Anytime I see one of thee bikes, I dream about it sitting in my living room. Not to say that I wouldn’t love to ride it or think that it shouldn’t be ridden, but I just love the way they look. The K1 ZX7R is definitely one of my top-5 drool factor bikes. It just screams 90’s sport bike.

The ZX7R was a homologated special as most of you know and was built in order to compete in world Superbike. The list of special features includes an aluminum gas tank, flatside carbs, and a close-ratio gear box. Although some say these bikes make for a finicky street machine, they still represent the golden era of homologated specials in grand fashion.

The bike up for grabs here looks to be in very good. There is however a crack in the left side fairing (above the Kawasaki decal) so it isn’t super pristine. But I would imagine that it is repairable. I do notice a couple small scratches on parts of the tail and on the blue part of the lower left fairing. But for a 20-year-old bike of this caliber with fewer than 3k miles, it’s hard to fault a couple small things. There is a Muzzy exhaust instead of the stocker, however I
wouldn’t say that hurts the value. I can’t paste the seller’s description as it is not in the correct format, but jump on over to the auction to read about it here.

There you have it, another clean and low mileage example of a ZX-7R. As of writing this, the reserve is still in place. I will be keeping a close eye on the auction because I do believe it will be a good indicator of what a good example of a K1 will command in today’s market. If you want to keep tabs on it or try and score it for yourself, then take a look at the auction here!


Kawasaki September 22, 2011 posted by

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


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:




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!


Kawasaki June 13, 2011 posted by

Can you hack it? Jamie Hacking’s ZX6 race bike!

For Sale: 1997 Kawasaki ZX6 600 Ninja Kinkos sponsored Supersport racebike

If you want to learn to ride like Jamie “The Hacker” Hacking, why not start where he did? This 1997 ZX6 is reportedly the same bike that Jamie rode in the 1997 AMA Supersport series – his first major AMA season – where he scored a pole at Phoenix. He went on to score Rookie of the Year in Superbike in ’98, and continued to ride both Superbike and Supersport through the close of the ’90s. With two Supersport titles to his name, a stint in Moto GP (Kawasaki, ’08) and a Superbike World Championship (’09), Hacking has had a long and storied career. And this is where it really started.

This bike, mileage unknown, is noted to be slightly different than as it came off the track. The seller notes suspension and exhaust changes – the racebike using Fox products in the day, and the Kawasaki-Muzzy relationship is well known. But there are likely more changes. The instrument cluster looks to be out of place – a stock unit probably tacked on when the racing data logger/instrument panel was removed. Hence, mileage is not what is shown here. There might also be other changes beneath the plastics – but there is no reason to believe the seller is not being completely candid. Depending upon the condition of the engine internals, this could still be a nice rider.

From the seller:
The bike is “as raced” except shock and exhaust.
Raced with Fox shock and Muzzy exhaust.
Currently has stock shock and D&D exhaust.
Good track bike or for a Collector!!!

And what kind mad riding skills do you need to emulate Jamie Hacking? Well, the video below shows a great save when Jamie loses both ends of his Kawasaki. He was able to collect it up and get back into the fight. Despite losing a bunch of places, he still managed to finish 3rd! Imagine if you pulled off this stunt during your next track day! There is also a great interview with Jamie following the clip.

I’m really not sure what kind of value an ex-Jamie Hacking bike AMA bike might have. In some ways, this is a really neat piece of history, suitable for simply parking in your man cave or even for some riding. It is inexpensive enough to make a unique collectable, but there is no real good “market price” listing for an old racebike. Some internet research revealed suggestions that are all over the map, from insultingly low recommendations to figures that can only be advised for the rabid Jamie Hacking fan that *must* have everything Hacker related.

This auction is on right now, with an opening ask of $3,500. So far there have been no takers, but there are still a few days left to go. Interested parties should check out the auction, look at the pictures, and maybe contact the seller to see if there is room to move. This a pretty cool opportunity that we don’t see often – an actual factory racebike as campaigned by someone you’ve actually heard of!

For more information, . Good luck!


Kawasaki March 24, 2011 posted by

Subtle It Is Not: 1996 Kawasaki ZX-7RR

Subtle It Is Not: 1996 Kawasaki ZX-7RR

Bright lime green paint and purple wheels are not the recipe for subtlety.  Who wants to be subtle though if you have a ZX-7RR?  We’ve had plenty of these grace RSBFS over the past year and this is another fine example.  She is still a looker from the front with those two big ram air ducts.


It is another low mile RR.  It has just over 5,800 miles on the clocks.  What happened to Muzzy by the way?  How about some more Muzzy Specials Kawasaki!  I really miss homologation specials.  The NASCAR inspired DMG rules have made them go the way of  the pay phone booth.  When was the last time you saw one of those?  I just find it more interesting if the professional racing doesn’t have the exact same bike I can purchase.  The more exotic the better in my book.


The owner couldn’t resist the Muzzy pipe but the bike  is pretty darn close to stock.  The seller explains:

 Here it is don’t see these up for sale very often!!  A super rare mint cond Kawi 1996 Zx-7RR muzzy special only 500 were made and most went to rare teams there are very very few of these on the roads. 

Only 5835 miles on this bike so its got plenty left on it for some sweet riding.  No engine mods of any sort have been done to this bike. 

The Only mods are as follows

Turn signals taken off and put new sleek ones on.  Rear ones taken off and now work with the brand new LED tail light that is on the bike.

Rear fendor has been cut for the more aggressive look. 

Now if you are a collector this is just the bike cause if you want it 100% stock you are in luck I have a brand new OEM fendor that you can put on as well as the stock tail light and the stock turn signals. So this bike would then be 100% stock.

Again this bike runs perfect and is in GREAT shape it has never been down or raced.

The pictures speak for themself you will not find a better looking N1 out there. 

The seat cowl pad is also brand new I have the old one still as well. 

Shipping for this bike is no problem I have a guy who I can move the bike if you need it or you can arrange your person if you like.  All shipping costs would be on you.

Bike is in Anaheim CA with a clean CA reg and title.

Remember if you want the aluminum tank you need a pre-96 RR, this one is steel.  Don’t frown though, you get larger flatside carbs.  Have any RSBFS readers tried tracking down old Kawasaki race kit parts for the RR?  I bet there might be some interesting stuff laying around in some dusty boxes. 


If you are shy this just isn’t the color scheme for you.  The bidding is starting at $6,700 on this green meanie.  .