Posts by tag: ZX7RR

Kawasaki July 21, 2011 posted by

RSBFS Reader’s Rides For Sale!

Give me a minute to show you some bikes that are owned by some die hard RSBFS readers and are currently up for sale! Up first we have a 1991 Yamaha TZR250R 3XV located just up the road from me in Portland, OR for $5,500. Check out the for sale ad here!

We also have a 1996 Kawasaki ZX7RR N1 for sale in Canada. The seller is asking $7,500 which i think is a fair price. I haven’t seen too many clean ZX7RRs pop up for sale in the last couple months. So if you have been looking to get one of these, then take a look at the for sale ad here!

Thanks again to all you reader’s out there for the heads up on some killer bikes for sale!


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:

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.

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 .


Kawasaki January 31, 2011 posted by

Second Chance: 1996 Kawasaki Ninja ZX7RR

1996 ZX750N ZX7RR

Location: Irving, TX

Bid Status: Active

Mileage: 20,959

In case you missed buying the recent ZX7RR posted, here’s your second chance. This ZX7RR is in Irving, TX and it has a lot more miles than the recent Ninja posted from California. Since we have 2 identical bikes posted so closely chronologically, I would like to play a little compare and contrast between the two, but more on that later.

The bike itself was towards the end of the limited edition homologation trend here in the U.S., and the ZX7RR model has racing significance as Doug Chandler won the AMA Superbike championship in 1996 on one. It’s funny how our standards have changed in that 120 HP and a 441 LB dry weight do not sound very impressive these days, but back in ’96 this bike was a ripper. The listing from the seller:

Up for bid is a clean running ZX7RR Homologation special.

A family member passed away, and this bike was found in his garage.

We brought her home and cleaned her up and did some basic service.

New pilot powers, valve adjustment, and carb adjustment.

Runs good, may need further tweaking (she IS a race inspired bike)

One owner bike

The 7RR from last week had low pro clear front turn signals, an integrated rear brake light & turn signals, the numbered plaque on the tank and the Ninja Turtle reservoir wrap – all of which I like. Oddly enough, I like the carbon air intake covers on this one. I am somewhat guarded about the ominous quote from the seller “runs good, may need further tweaking.” The Cali bike had about ¼ the amount of miles, all of the stock parts and was selling for $8,500.00. If you missed that 7RR from last week, here’s your chance – .


Kawasaki January 24, 2011 posted by

1996 Kawasaki ZX 7RR N1 Homologation Muzzy Special

1996 Kawasaki ZX 7RR

Location: Anaheim, CA
Mileage: 5,835
Price: $8,500.00

What better way to follow up yesterdays 91 ZX 7R post than to post the final chapter in Kawasaki Homologation Super Bike production models.

For me the N1’s represent the ultimate in the Homologation era. I know they didn’t receive all the glitz and glamor like the RC’s, OW’s and GSX-RR’s, but I’m Team Green through and through. There’s no better color combination than Team Green and purple. I used to flip through the rags and drool over these. Someday before I’m old and crusty I will own this particular model of ZX 7.

On with the show-

This is another one of Nathans bikes up for sale and as usual he tells me it is in perfect shape and running order. I think the pictures tell the story and if not just hit Nathan up and ask all the questions you want.

The highlights of the N1’s include
-Adjustable steering geometry
-Adjustable swing arm pivot
-41mm Flat slide carbs
-Close ratio gearbox
-Solo tail section
-6 pot front brake calipers

Although, the N1’s didn’t gain any horsepower from the factory with the larger carbs they certainly had more potential under a set of knowledgeable hands such as Rob Muzzy’s. The N1’s also carried a few more pounds over the previous homologation models, but had upgraded suspension to handle it.

From the seller:

Yep you are seeing right!! a 1996 Kawasaki ZX-7RR Muzzy special edition!! There were only 500 of these made ever not just in the USA but total I am told as they are numbered. This is one of the most sought after bikes of this time.

This bike has 5,835 miles only!! It’s in PERFECT shape!! Thats right it gets no cleaner than this. This bike also runs perfect.

Even look at the seat cowl pad its perfect!!

Things that have been done to it are tail section chopped for way more aggressive look

Put in brand new LED rear brake light that has the turn signals built in as well you have to see looks so awesome at night!!

LED front signal light flush mounted to look cleaner.

Now for you collectors out there that want a stock collector bike that is no problem cause with the bike comes with a brand new OEM fender if you want to make it stock again as well as the stock rear light and of course the stock signal lights which can all be put right back on if you want it to be just like it came off the showroom floor.

No trades please I am only selling because I have hurt my knee and can no longer ride without pain.

I’m saddened that I have to let this one pass me by, but I’m sure someone who likes them as much as I do will pick this one up. If you’re interested give Nathan a call and he’ll be happy to answer all of your questions.

Good luck with the sale!


See the CL ad here

Kawasaki August 11, 2010 posted by

Modded 1992 Kawasaki ZX-7R On Ebay

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.


Kawasaki August 10, 2010 posted by

1996 Kawasaki ZX7RR N1! – but don’t get too excited

1996 Kawasaki ZX7RR N1

Location: Regina, SK, Canada
Price: $2,550 with reserve still in place
Mileage: 17,700

Yes it is the real deal, but what happened to it is beyond my knowledge. I found it by dumb luck and it only has 23 hours left on the official auction time so if you’re interested you better act now.

Some of the obvious changes are yellow paint (wow), lowered, short stalk turn signals, different rear sets, and a polished frame. I’m guessing this one is too far removed from stock to be worth much more than a plain Jane ZX7 which are usually priced between $3,000 and $3,500.

Here’s the quote from the listing:

– 28,490 KMS (17,700 miles)

I’m really at a loss for words on this one, but thought that maybe, just maybe someone out there would have an interest in it.

Let us know if you pick it up.



Kawasaki August 1, 2010 posted by

2003 Factory ZX7RR: Former Hawk Kawasaki In BSB

2003 Factory ZX7RR:  Former Hawk Kawasaki In BSB

This is one of those auctions where I wish they had included a lot more pictures.  I don’t have the coin laying around to purchase the bike but I sure like looking for the pictures to see all the bits and pieces I could never buy.  Hawk Racing was apparently running this bike against 1000cc bikes back in 2003 in BSB.  While searching the internets I came across a post that claimed these were in fact ex-factory ZX7’s that Hawk Racing was using.  I would take that to mean the bike is actually a little older than a 2003.  Who gives a rats ass about the age though if this is the real deal and not just a kitted up bike.  Are there any Kawi fans out there fantasizing bout peeling that bodywork away and seeing what exotica lay beneath?    This would have been then end of the line for the ZX7 in BSB as the very next year they ran the new ZX10.

Some tidbits about the bike:


Last sed in 2003 British Superbike by Hawk Kawasaki Official Kawasaki Uk Race Team. These bikes had put out over 150bhp form a 750cc machine.

Specfication is huge:

Ohlins Front Fork

Ohlins Rear Shock

Suter Dry Clutch ( Cost in excess of £3500 new)

Factory Engine, which included factory cylinder head, titanium Pankl con-rods Factory pistons, facvtory crank, factory gearbox, machined lightened crankcases

Akrapovic Full Titanium Exhaust System

Brembo Brakes, calipers, discs, pads, master cylinders

Factory Radiator

Factory Subframe, Battery Box

Factory Carbon Airbox

Factory Aluminium Petrol Tank made by Thomas Gnemier in Germany.

Dymag Wheels

Factory 41mm Keihin Carbs


Chomping at the bit to buy it?  They are asking 20,000 pounds sterling (I love the way that sounds).  That converts to roughly $32,000.  It does mention they are open to offers:  hmmmmmm.  I don’t think I have enough body parts to sell and still be able to ride.  If it’s time to be the only guy on your street with a factory race bike you can .

I guess you could call this a relative of the bike above.  It’s a nice clip on the 2000 ZX7RR.  I noticed it does have the same Suter clutch as the bike for sell.  I posted it because Kawasaki info seems so scarce.  A little Kawi love, I guess.

Here is the one picture I could find of a Hawk Kawasaki in action from 2003

If by any chance you still aren’t sold on the cool factor of this bike, check this link out.  All I can say is stunning.


Kawasaki July 28, 2010 posted by

1992 Kawasaki ZX7R K1 with only 1,461 miles!

1992 Kawasaki ZX7R K1 Homologation Special

*Updated pictures 7.29.10*

Model: ZX 7R K1
Location: Laredo, TX
Mileage: 1,461
Price: 5,500.00

Yup, this one is for real and looks to be in real nice shape. The only down side to it is…well there are a few downsides.

1. The price is too low!
2. It’s missing the “Hoover” hoses
3. It has those silly LP 1992 flush mount turn signals. Yes, I had them on my bike at one point.
4. Did I mention the price is too low?

Have a look:

ZX7R for sale

For those of you that may not know me or how much I loathe the Kawasaki Homologation Super Bikes these really do it for me. I had mine out Sunday and turned about 120 miles on it through the back roads of Indiana. Yes, it is a little quirky and can be temperamental with the flatslide carbs. And don’t forget how much of a pain it can be driving in traffic with the super tall first gear. But, putting all of that specialness aside; when you ride one of these it takes you back to the good old 90’s and how raw the bikes actually were. Oh, make no mistake because in 1992 this was cutting edge technology and K1’s would set you back about twice as much as a run of the mill ZX-7. That cutting edge technology consisted of FCR carbs, aluminum gas tank, a flimsy, thin fiberglass tail section, a close ratio six speed transmission and a slipper clutch. That’s right, a slipper clutch which isn’t widely known about the 7R’s. Everyone seems to know about the tank and tail section, but these were The Real Deal Holyfield!

The K1’s are a little down (cough) on power when compared to today’s bikes, but they are still a ton of fun to flog around. You can view all of the ZX-7R specs here.

Here’s a picture of mine sitting next to one of today’s Super Bikes.

I know it looks a little outdated next to a $40,000 1098R, but for what you can pick this one up for you can still have a cool $36,000 in the bank.

Did I mention these are collectible and sought after by many RSBFS followers? If you look closely at the pictures you’ll see exactly where the reserve is. I can tell you that it is under priced and in my unprofessional opinion- it is well under priced! If you were to offer me, my buddy Joe or any other ZX7R guy that price for our bikes…. well, let’s just say you would get a very robust laugh in your face.