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Kawasaki May 24, 2012 posted by

Ninja Glory: Low Mileage 1994 Kawasaki ZX7

Location: Houston, TX

Miles: 2,644

Price: Currently $5,000 with No Reserve

You can’t mention early 90’s sport bikes with out thinking of the Kawasaki Ninja, or at least I can’t. Plastered in unmistakable green and blue graphics with some hot-pink and purple logos, the ZX-7 was the penultimate Kawi back in ’94. Here is your chance to own one with very low miles and in excellent condition.

The ZX-7 up for grabs here is as stock as they come. The only modification is the rear seat cowl and the original piece is included in the sale. There isn’t even the common Muzzy exhaust upgrade here! Though it isn’t the more sought after “R” version, this is still a killer bike with plenty of performance and nostalgia to offer its new owner. Plus, you won’t have to pay a premium for it’s homologated and temperamental brother.

From the seller:

Classic and perfect example of a COLLECTOR GRADE ZX-7. It still has the new bike smell when you fire it!!!

100% stock except the addition of a Lockhart solo seat cover. Passenger seat is included.

Complete with owners manual, and tool kit.

Fresh tires.

Battery Tender Jr included.

No dissapointments. Eventhough it is a collector example, it is current for road use, and gets fired weekly.

Bike for sale locally as well so auction may end at anytime.

In ’94, the ZXR had seen a few years of being on the road, and Kawasaki had been able to figure out some issue and refine the bike. This made the ZX-7 one of the top performers in its class. Now you have a chance to own one if you missed out on it back in the day. You probably won’t find a cleaner and lower mileage example, so don’t miss your chance. IfKawasakiis listening, please bring this livery to new bikes! Check out the auction here and get it before it’s gone!

-JS

Kawasaki October 21, 2011 posted by

Green Machine-1990 Kawasaki ZX-7

Location: Scottsdale, Arizona

Mileage: 35,897

Price: Auction, $6,000 BIN

Many a ZX-7 is featured here at RSBFS and usually the bike featured in the homologation special ZX-7R, a bike Kawasaki built for racing that featured special items like flat side carbs, hotter cams, and an aluminum gas tank. Very cool stuff indeed but also notorious for difficult tuning for street riding. For those folks who couldn’t afford the hot rod version or even didn’t want the extras (hard to imagine), there was the ZX-7. All the killer looks, still solid performance, but a little more rider friendly.

Here’s some more pictures of this one-

The seller’s brief information is here-

Here it is!!

The Mother of all 750 Super bikes!! 

The One that started it all!! 

VERY VERY VERY RARE!!!!!!

A prime example of a Great condition, Garage kept 1990

Ninja. Never ridden but started weekly. Sounds great. Not to be disappointed.

All original fairings, tank and seat. Light scratching fairing but no cracks.

Muzzy Exhaust, tank bra, extra seat with stock rear seat cowl, front fender, vent hoses, green wind screen, 2nd Look tank bra

Should be serviced before ridding.

Liquidating my vintage Super Bike collection. Checkout my 1986 Suzuki GSX-R 1100 and 1986 Honda VFR 1000R

Buy all three for a instant collection

Feel Free to call with any questions. Will help arrange shipping if needed.

$500 deposit required upon purchase

This bike has some replaced parts, including a fairly common Muzzy aftermarket exhaust. The seller also describes some scratches on the fairing that aren’t highlighted in the photos so getting some up close shots would be good. The bike has been sitting, and although being started frequently, probably need some work to get back into riding shape as the seller states. It’s also sporting about 36,000 miles, which is quite a bit.

So taking all of that into consideration, the seller is asking $6,000 BIN. That seems high for this bike, more of what you would expect for the R or RR versions. Something closer to $4k would more in line with the standard ZX-7.

So there you have it. These are cool bikes and maybe the seller will entertain offers. If you like the looks and rider friendly nature of the ZX-7, then by all means, give this bike a look.

-RN

Kawasaki August 3, 2011 posted by

1989 Kawasaki ZX-7 Hold the “R”

1989 Kawasaki ZX-7 Ninja

Location: South Dakota
Mileage: 11,728
Price: $3,050 at time of writing with reserve in place

Following on the heels of Rem and Andrews 7’s, from earlier in the week, I’ve found yet another super fine example of an early model Kawasaki that is fast approaching the “must have to complete the collection” status.

These were made popular in 1990, by Doug Chandler, after winning 4 races in the AMA Super Bike series and taking the championship for Team Green. Also known as H1 and H2’s, these were the first real replica racers manufactured by Kawasaki. However, one shouldn’t be mislead by looks alone between the 89′ and 90′ model years. The 1990 Championship didn’t come without significant changes from Team Green’s R&D lab. A lot of the parts are not interchangeable between the H1 and H2’s. Not that you’ll need any parts for this one because it appears to be 100%!

From the owner-

I have owned this bike for many years and am the 3rd owner. The bike has a clear title and has always had the best of care and maintenance and is nearly showroom new looking in every way. The only distinguishable blemish is some paint flaking on the wheels and a very small rub on one side fairing, less than the size of a pea. There are no cracks, fractures, road rash, wear or tear or fade on the paint or bodywork and the bike really looks just as good in real life as it does in the pictures. I just recently replaced the factory original tires so the bike has nearly new tires front and rear (less than 100 miles from new). Also new are the rear brake pads and aside from that the bike is otherwise as it came from the factory. The motor is strong and I have always used high quality motorcycle specific synthetic motor oil in it every season. I have put less than 500 miles on it from the time I have owned it and it has always been stored inside a climate controlled environment through all seasons.

As these are becoming more difficult to find in this condition pricing has been all over the place. I saw one a few months back with an asking price of $9,000 and I’ve seen them in decent shape priced in the mid $2,000’s. I suspect this one will command at least $5,000 to park it in your garage.

Click here for a chance to get on the one that started it for Kawasaki-

And for all of my fellow Ninja lovers out there “Sup my Ninja’?”

Cheers!

dd

Kawasaki June 20, 2011 posted by

One-Owner ’92 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-7

Location: Joplin, Missouri
Mileage: 15,995
Price: Auction, current bid $4,400

{this auction ended before I could post it. If interested, maybe the seller still has it available. -dc}

We have seen a few ZX-7R ‘s come through RSBFS lately and they are one fantastic bike. Offered at the same time but one step below was the standard ZX-7. Although I would argue that this bike is still anything but standard, just based on looks alone.

Some more photos:

Some information from the seller (much more listed in the auction):

I bought this 1992 ZX7 August 20, 1991. I pre-ordered it and that was the day it came in and I took delivery. You read that correctly, this is a single owner bike. Always garaged and obsessively maintained. I just changed the spark plugs and oil, which has about 1 mile of use. Initially I used KawaChem factory oil, but in recent years I have been using Castrol Acteva motorcycle synthetic oil, which is what is in it now. Most service was done by the dealership, including all the factory checks of valve clearance etc. I changed the oil every 1000 miles, but changed twice before 1200 miles. At about 900 miles, I had the camshafts from the ZX7R installed in place of the factory cams.

Kawasaki made a low volume R model in 1992 that had same frame and engine, but solo seating, different gears, different carbs, and different cams. The Mikuni carbs on the R model were finicky, the gearing was too high (dragstrip launch by Motorcyclist magazine required 13,000 RPM to prevent bogging), and the solo seat impractical. A good start for racers, but not for anyone planning to ride the street. However, the cams made a significant bump in horsepower, so I installed them to have the best of both worlds. The power is much better at about 8500 on up, the Keihin carbs reliable, and with the better gearing and passenger seat, this bike is practical and will torque around town at low RPMs with a passenger. The bike has 15,994 miles on it, and low stress miles. No stunting use. Never even got a ticket on it. Much of the mileage is from road trips to Brainerd, MN or Elkart Lake, WI as a spectator at AMA races. I did get caught in rain probably 3 times while riding, but avoided rain like the plague. Back road sport riding of course, but other than that, trolling in town. Incidentally, a proven success due to its eye-catching design and color scheme. Even now, in my opinion, it doesn’t really look dated, and will catch the eye of those who know this bike and those who don’t.

Along with the information about the history and maintenance of the bike, the seller details in the auction some extra goodies that are cool to go along with this bike and is also clearly a Doug Chandler fan (the poster is apparently gonna cost you if you have to have it).

Finding a well maintained one-owner in a ’92 bike of any kind is probably going to be difficult. And although this is not the “R” version, I think it will still have collectors value and would be a good way to have a great looking example of one of Kawasaki’s best looking and most iconic bikes. If that works for you, make the jump!

-RN

Kawasaki June 7, 2010 posted by

1994 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-7R M1 with only 1100 miles!

1994 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-7R M1

Location: Pekin, Illinois
Price: $3,800 B.I.N. with only 1 day left!
Mileage: 1,100

Okay, so you’ll have to use your imagination a little to get past the bodywork not being present. But, if you can this appears to be a super clean, low mileage 7R. As far as my searches can tell the M1 and M2’s might be the rarest zx7’s of them all. RSBFS has never posted a M1 or M2 and when you compare 0 to all of the K1, K2 and N1’s that we see that makes these pretty darn elusive. I don’t have the answer as to why these are never available, but if someone else does please enlighten me.

The M1 and M2’s sport the aluminum gas tanks, Flatslide carbs, close ration transmission, adjustable swing arm and fully adjustable suspension on both ends. Like most homologation superbikes, they don’t make very good real world, daily rides because 1st gear is too tall. But, once you get them rolling they are a hoot and the close ratio transmission keeps you right in the meat of the power band at all times.

I just checked and it appears Kawasaki still offers all of the OEM body work to put this one back together to spec, but at an enormous cost. I guess if you factor in $500 for shipping to your door, about $2,500 for new bodywork, windscreen, signals and exhaust canister you’d be sitting on a great bike for any collection. When you add it all up it puts you right in the mix for what these usually go for with low miles and good condition.

Interested in this project?

Cheers!

dd

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