Click here for an CycleVIN Motorcycle History Report on this 1989 Kawasaki ZX-7. Additional photos are available here for your perusal.
We built this hybrid out of two bikes, combining a 1989 ZX-7 frame with a 1990 ZX-7 motor.
We chose the 1989 chassis (VIN: JKAZXDH18KA004117) as the frame was a bit nicer and it has the more desirable swingarm.
We went for a full powdercoat of the frame, swingarm and subframe. We also powdercoated the wheels and obviously threw on new tires.
The odometer shows 7,055 miles.
The motor came from a low mileage 1990 ZX-7 with not great bodywork. It came to us with service receipts that showed just under 20k miles before it was parked in late 2017. The receipts cover four years of the previous owner’s care, and that’s all we have on it. We still have the rolling chassis from that bike with a clean PA title that we’ll likely sell off later as a project – feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested. The motor is in excellent condition, appears well-maintained, and has very strong compression on all 4 cylinders.
We treated the tank and bodywork to a new paint job.
It also got new black steel braided brake lines.
New wheel bearings.
The larger radiator from the 1990 model.
It was already equipped with a Gustafsson Plastics windscreen.
Our work also included an oil change, spark plugs, fluids, sprockets, 530 chain, steering head bearings, filters, a full carb rebuild, and the best parts from both bikes. The powdercoating alone was $691 – this was most certainly not a profitable endeavor but we used it to keep our shop techs busy between customer projects.
Because it’s a 1990 in a 1989 frame, the reserve is not set for a collector, but this is a gorgeous rider and this project was all about making a great-looking Iconic ZX-7! Plus, how can you say no to hoover tubes?
It’s currently located at our shop in Marina del Rey, California and offered with a clean Texas title.
Got any early ZX-7 stories or questions? Let us know in the comments.
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