Please note: This is part of the Damon Schuetze collection.
Typically we ask sellers to include a starting video or allow us to include one when we list a motorbike to ensure the motor is good but the seller had all these bikes professionally prepped for storage and wants to keep them that way. He had the bikes inside his home so they are dry on fuel and ready to add into a collection or get running again (Iconic is happy to help with that). Iconic sold him the GSX-R750RK, this ZX-7RR and the 1986 Suzuki RB50 GAG so we have prior running videos of those in our archives but the rest came from other sources. Adam knows many of these bikes from seeing them in the past as he nearly bought the RC45 from Bob Weaver, remembers the OW01 at a live auction, and a couple of the others. They are from credible sources even before the seller acquired them and again, we’d love to get them prepped to ride again for the buyer if he/she elects to do so.
Click here for an VINData Motorcycle History Report on this 1996 Kawasaki ZX-7RR. Additional photos are available here for your perusal.
The base ZX-7 was a lovely bike to ride, but the N1 homologation was truly special thanks to a laundry list of upgrades: adjustable steering head angle (23.5-26.0 degrees), adjustable swingarm pivot, 41mm Keihin flatslide carbs, Nissin brakes (6-piston calipers up front), quick-ratio gearbox, upgraded fully-adjustable suspension front and rear, and a solo seat. Compared to previous homologation Ninja ZX-7s, the N1 had a steel (not aluminum) tank.
Fun story about the 1996 models: they were the first year to get purple wheels. The homologation Ninjas were so popular as privateer racers that Rob Muzzy was finding it too difficult to identify his bikes in a sea of green. His solution? Paint the wheels purple. Apparently Kawasaki liked it enough that they went with purple wheels for the 1996 bikes as well.
Manufactured in November of 1995, this example is VIN: JKAZXDN16TA000038. Damon purchased this through Iconic in January, 2021. He says, “This was my first time meeting Adam and while checking out the place I noticed the 1989 Suzuki GSX-R750RK in the back of the shop, I asked if it was for sale and it was so I bought both!”
Gas Tank Condition: Rust at bottom of tank
Tire Years – Front: 0519; Rear: 0118
Tire Life – Front/ Rear: 100%
Tire Pressure – Front: 36PSI; Rear: 38PSI
Brake Life – Front: 50%; Rear: 70%
Suspension Leaks – Front: Leaking; Rear: None
Hydraulic – Front/Rear/Clutch: Age Unknown
Drive Chain Condition: Ok
Engine Oil – Level: Ok; Quality: Unknown Age
Coolant – Level: Ok; Quality: Unknown Age
Low Beam: Unknown (bike need to be running)
High Beam: Unknown (bike need to be running)
Turn Signals: Ok
Tail Light: Ok
Brake Light: Ok
Plate Light: Ok
Killswitch: Unknown (bike need to be running)
Battery: NO BATTERY INSTALLED
-Rust on bottom of tank
***DID NOT TRY TO START***
-GTL Tank Cleaning/Lining
-F/R Brake + Brake Flush
Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for an inspection), this Kawasaki is offered on a clean Nebraska title. Have any ZX-7RR stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!