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post #1 of 10 Old 06-27-2007, 09:38 AM Thread Starter
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"new" project bike - '89 zx7

Well, I took on another project bike because I have so much free time, ya, right. It's an '89 zx7 and here are some of the hightlights:

- 1990 based swingarm
- ohlins rear shock, anodized and coated
- Marvic penta wheels
- zx9r forks racetech internals and Tin coated
- keihin flatslide carbs
- crazy thin brake lines, really trick
- some nice after market clip-ons
- trick underseat exhaust with beautiful custom piping. It looks GP.

Now, the pictures don't show any of this glory of course. I am not sure what I am going to do with it, but first things first, I am going to get it running.

Does anyone have any experience with the Keihin carbs? I need to clean the float bowls, and I am not quite sure how to get to those. Any help or pointers would be great.

(I posted in the naked section because this bike might become naked)
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post #2 of 10 Old 06-27-2007, 10:01 AM
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No advice except to let me beat the hell out of it on a track after you get it running.

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I always had a soft spot for those bikes. Congrats on the purchase.

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Make it a hooligan bike.

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That first image makes me go crosseyed!

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Neat-O project.

Why are the rear sets set so far back? Was this a drag bike?

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Make it naked! Is there any other option?

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I am undecided on what "kind" of bike it will be: naked, sport, mix. It'll probably change day to day since that is how I work. The rearsets are long and the clip-ons are low because the bike was being built for a Shaq like guy, he was 6'7" or something and he needed all the room he could get. I am now in the process of making it fit a more normal sized person.

The builder was going to cut off the exhaust nozzles and point them down but ran out of time before he could do it.

I made some really good progress last night, now I am just waiting for a new tank so I can get it running. It does turn over and that has to be a good sign!

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