1992 Kawasaki ZX-7R On Ebay
When I started reading the details in this auction I realized this is a very interesting bike. Not necessarily because of the bike but what has been done to it. It has a had a couple of minor tasteful modifications done to it along with a rather large mod. It has the front end off of a 2009 GSXR installed (professionally). So this brings up an interesting question when it comes to rare bikes: what does that do to the value/price of the bike? For the collector types I’m sure that is a turn off. For others, I’m sure it could be seen as a positive. A nice modern touch to popular older bike. Now this seller has covered his bases. He has kept all the original parts so it can be changed back to stock. Smart man. What do you guys think of the overall question though, do you see modifications as a positive or negative?
Here is info from the auction:
For sale is a 1992 Kawasaki ZX7R. Factory upgrades that came with the “R” model include the full power motor, an aluminum gas tank, 39mm flatslide carbs, high performance camshafts, slipper clutch, full race close ratio transmission, upgraded suspension and brakes, and a solo seat. Its the real deal and a very sweet example. I still remenber seeing those ram air scoops going thru the tank for the first time. It just screamed “Superbike”. I always wanted one. However, the R model sold for over $11,000 back in the day. The passage of time made my dream a step closer. I had been looking for the right ZX7R for several years and when I came across this bike, the search was over. I purchased this bike about 2 years ago from the original owner. At that time it had approximately 15k miles. Many people only want stock examples which they don’t ride. This isn’t me. I enjoy riding my bikes as well as giving them an upgraded restoration. The bike has what I consider very tasteful upgrades which were all done to a very high standard. For starters, this clean example came with the only pipe I would consider: an era correct Rob Muzzy stainless full race exhaust. No longer available, this was a critical criteria for me. Muzzy made the best pipe for the ZX7, just look at the race history. I upgraded the front end using a 2009 GSXR750. The conversion was professionally done by motorcycle fabricator Wyn Belorusky. Look him up. He custom machined a top triple clamp from billet aluminum that exactly matches the look of the factory ZX7R upper triple. Its amazing and was not cheap. Included in the front end upgrade are the 09 gsxr forks, front wheel, rotors, radial mounted brakes, master cylinder, clipons, superbike braided brake lines, and a carbon fiber fender. I had the gsxr front wheel and OEM factory rear wheel freshley powdercoated green. I can’t begin to tell you how wonderful this upgrade is. The front end feels so much lighter. It handles, brakes, and rides like a modern bike. Most people dont notice the upgrade, it looks correct. Before you ask, yes I have the original front end complete with forks, triples, brakes, wheel, tire, fender, everything, that goes with the sale of the bike. On the rear end, it has a Penske shock with remove resevoir, as well as woodcraft rearsets. The swingarm had some minor scratches on the right side. During the build I had it removed and powdercoated. The bike has a brand new Vortex 520 chain sprocket conversion, custom billet rear stand spools, steering dampner, and brand new tires. I just changed the oil and filter with Repsol synthetic. The bike starts right up and runs strong. The flatslide carbs really come alive above 6000 RPM, and the pipe sounds great! Needless to say, I’ve enjoyed owing and building this bike, and spared no expense in the improvements I made. Someone is gonna get a sweet machine!
I know Doug has talked about this before but how many of you guys realized the ZX-7R’s had a slipper clutch back in the day? I know I usually say this but it will be interesting to see what this bike sales for. It isn’t a garage queen but it has obviously been well taken care off. It has a couple of mods that give you a little modern with the old: and heck you get the stock stuff too so you are covered. It has aif you are interested.