Click here for an CycleVIN Motorcycle History Report on this 1997 Kawasaki ZX-7R. Additional photos are available here for your perusal.
In 1996 Kawasaki dropped the ZXR name and rebadged its successful 750 the ZX-7R, while the double R moniker was reserved for the more potent homologation special that Kawasaki sold in very limited numbers. Down on power and somewhat outdated when matched against the new GSX-R of the time, the ZX-7R was still a top seller due in large part to its street prowess and classic good looks that have stood the test of time.
Manufactured in November of 1996, this example is JKAZXDP10VA016543. The seller has owned it since 2002.
The odometer shows 59,134 miles.
The seller “commuted from Lake Arrowhead to Ontario on it every week weather permitting. From 2007, the bike has been stored in my garage. It has sat for so long that anything with fluid behind it needed to be serviced.” 1,200 miles ago, the seller had a used motor with ~7k miles installed. Before the motor was installed, he had it refreshed with a rebuilt head from Zlock Racing, new valves, new springs and retainers, new valve seals, new head gasket, and a new valve cover gasket. He also had the carbs rebuilt with a Factory Pro jet kit.
Other maintenance includes:
New fuel pump, new fuel filter, rebuilt petcock, new starter relay, new “cheapo Amazon battery”, all brake calipers and master cylinders rebuilt, new clutch slave cylinder, rebuilt clutch master cylinder, new chain and Renthal sprockets, cooling system hot cleaned and flushed, new coolant tank, new radiator cap, as well as new fork seals and a fork service. He notes that all bodywork is OEM and the tank is rust free.
D&D full exhaust with new muffler packing (stainless and ceramic fiber) plus factory jet kit, Second Look seat cover, Pro Grip tank guard.
Steel braided brake and clutch lines, Zero Gravity double bubble windscreen.
Aftermarket tail tidy and rear turn signals.
Longer kickstand from a Kawasaki ZX-10R.
BMC air filter and the float bowl vent modification.
“The plastics have some paint chips and there are some cracks in the plastics here and there but they have all been re-bonded.”
It is riding on Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa tires “that are half worn.” The sale includes two keys. The owner is selling this bike as “I am restoring my Muzzy Raptor and I don’t need 2 ZX-7’s.”
Currently located in Corona, California, this Kawasaki is offered on a clean California title with registration current through April 2023.
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