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post #1 of 78 (permalink) Old 01-26-2014, 07:19 PM Thread Starter
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1990 ZXR750H2 Period 6 Formula 750 race build.

G'day all,

Been lurking around for a while now, hoping to pick up a few tips and ideas while I sourced my next race bike. I picked up a Kawasaki 1990 ZXR750H2 a couple of weeks ago so, here I am ;)

This is her condition at collection:






This is her condition now (there's a lot more work to come, probably slow as I work away):







A cross between these 2 is more or less the end product I’m looking for:

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post #2 of 78 (permalink) Old 01-26-2014, 08:21 PM
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I hope you fix all the previous owner's misgivings!

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post #3 of 78 (permalink) Old 01-26-2014, 08:44 PM Thread Starter
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Yep, she was certainly messed up when I got her.
The bloke I got her from had done nothing in the year he'd owned her.
The one before had decided he wanted a street fighter so, removed all the fairings, brackets, instruments and the like and threw them away.
Didn't sell them, didn't give them away, didn't store them, nothing like that, he put it all in the garbage, then cut the sub frame and for some reason, put that muffler on her. There's plenty to keep me going before she sees the track.
On the upside, the engine and gearbox are in excellent condition, it doesn't look like she's done a lot of work.

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Welcome mate, nice project :-)

If you ever need anything sent from Adelaide give me a holler.
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Welcome mate, nice project :-)

If you ever need anything sent from Adelaide give me a holler.
Thanks for your welcome and offer, I'll keep it in mind.
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post #6 of 78 (permalink) Old 02-03-2014, 12:10 PM Thread Starter
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Some progress has been made, mostly stripped and inspected.
Had time for a fair bit of blasting and painting.
The great parts wait has begun ;)


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post #7 of 78 (permalink) Old 02-03-2014, 03:15 PM
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Used to race an H1 myself......never seen an H model with dark frame and components. Looking forward to the build.
Keep up the good work!
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never seen an H model with dark frame and components.
I gave a lot of thought to polishing everything however, I've got an early ZX6R that has a polished frame, forks, etc.
Every time I walk past her, I have to clean & polish to keep her looking good.
I'm over that so, blacked out she is. ;)

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Keep up the good work!
Thanks, there's still a long road ahead.
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post #9 of 78 (permalink) Old 02-04-2014, 05:26 AM
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Are you gonna run stock or aftermarket suspension??
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post #10 of 78 (permalink) Old 02-04-2014, 06:15 AM
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Looks good, I wish you continued success.



2 > 4
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I would go aftermarket. The stock suspension stuff was junk. Way too rough. It wasn't stiff or soft just rough.
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Are you gonna run stock or aftermarket suspension??
For the moment, she'll be stock. If I happen to win the lottery, that'll change! ;)

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Looks good, I wish you continued success.
Thanks very much.

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I would go aftermarket. The stock suspension stuff was junk. Way too rough. It wasn't stiff or soft just rough.
Yep, I'm hearing that from everybody however, with the budget in mind,
I'll just set up the stock suspension as best I can and look at alternatives
once she's up and running.
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Good luck! That's great looking work so far. I'm eager to watch your progress.
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I ran the stock suspension for the first 2years.....it wasn't that bad especially for a beginner on the track. Good tires,fresh fluids,seals and proper sag settings make a big difference.
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Waiting on parts from the water cutter and machinist now.
All going well, I should have a set of rear sets by early next week. :)
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Nice. Looks good!
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Some more progress has been made.
I've started to mock up to see what I can get to fit, have to make, etc.






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After a number of attempts and redesigns, I've pretty much settled on this.
Anybody happen to know where I can buy a gear shift rod approx. 350mm long?
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Here you go:

http://www.fastfromthepast.com/servl...rts/Categories

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Excellent, thanks very much!!
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