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Not Ebay, but a "featured listing" on RSBFS site. Always entertaining write ups from those guys...

OEM "carbon airbox"??? She's a rare one boys, better get in on it quick. More relevant to mention apparently than adjustable head/swingarm angles.


https://raresportbikesforsale.com/featured-listing-1997-kawasaki-zx-7rr-n2/


Offered at $18,500 and assuming that's USD as this is a US based site.

Think he'll get it?

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I'd be all over that thing at that steal of a price.
But that front wheel paint chip lost me as a buyer.

May as well list as a rat bike.


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Lol... Scott Russell never rode a 7RR, Eric Bostrom didn't ride for Muzzy (rode a KHI /KRT bike), compression ratio isn't higher.... Lots of lolz there

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I know of one for sale in California. It has 22K miles, damage to the right fairing and on the right corner of the upper. Both are fixable with sandpaper and paint. Fortunately his low side was on a track, so the mirrors and turn signals were off the bike. All original except the full Muzzy pipe. He is wanting $8K and is firm on price.
 

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Hoard or whore your parts?
Hehe

Yes! and Yes!

Lol... Scott Russell never rode a 7RR, Eric Bostrom didn't ride for Muzzy (rode a KHI /KRT bike), compression ratio isn't higher.... Lots of lolz there

Hey Chris! Yep, always good for a laugh over there. Facts just a' flowin' be they true or false!

I stopped trying to talk any sense into those "aficionados" after trying (unsuccessfully I might add) to explain why exactly a Honda NR750 was special and kind of a big deal- You know, besides oval pistons, the 32 valves, 8 conrods, etc that went into a freakin '92 bike... not to mention styling the I-ties cribbed shamelessly to pen the 916 but hey, as they whined "it never won a world championship" so why would anyone want that? Tools.

It can accompany the corrosion I wouldn't expect unless the bike spent a bunch of time outside. See brake master.
Yeah, their other sport is claiming wild bullshit regarding authenticity and provenance of their featured bikes. Little things like "Special Edition" CBR900's that never existed with "only 3,700 miles" asking insane money that have obviously been race bikes returned to street use, "pristine" Japanese imports from their buddy that somehow have parts from different years, etc. Good fun.

Airbox is the same as standard just different holes for the flatslide carbs.
NO MAN! Didntcha see they say CARBON!!! That is why there should be breathalyzers mandatory on keyboards. I'd like to know what parts fiche they're smokin'...
 

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I remember the argument about the nr750 was that you Necron9d9. Who could ever say that bike wasn’t special. Wrong facts a lot for sure but I mostly stay quiet on that too.
 

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Not Ebay, but a "featured listing" on RSBFS site. Always entertaining write ups from those guys...

OEM "carbon airbox"??? She's a rare one boys, better get in on it quick. More relevant to mention apparently than adjustable head/swingarm angles.


https://raresportbikesforsale.com/featured-listing-1997-kawasaki-zx-7rr-n2/


Offered at $18,500 and assuming that's USD as this is a US based site.

Think he'll get it?

Remember to hoard yer parts...


RSBFS used to be one of my daily coffee routines but it has turned into a hope and dream site vs. reality.

88 RZ 350 for $9500 (in Canada)
KR1S for near $20K
This near $20K
List goes on.

Before you buy a bike out of Canada understand that our prices are much lower and you are being taken advantage of as a USA buyer if you are paying close to domestic prices. Usually the first sign is pricing in USD. 'Generally' these listing are priced well above the market as they attract US buyers unaware of the pricing discrepancy.

I expect at least 30% less for my Canadian builds than I could get in the USA. I restore a lot of classic bikes and this is where they have to be priced to avoid have inventory for years on end.
 

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It is indeed legal up here...hasn't changed much from what I have seen (rarely even catch a wiff) and it was hardly 'illegal' before t was officially legalized unless you had a dump truck full of it and even then you would likely just see house arrest.

I think people see the prices south of the border for a clean, titled Cali bike or the prices at the money laundering forums like Mecca and assume the highest price out there is what they can reasonably get. Really you have to cut the price for the lack of title, Canadian market and the pricing outliers.

There is a RZ500 for sale locally that toasted the crank seals being run after sitting for a decade and the seller wants $15K Cdn.
 

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I remember the argument about the nr750 was that you Necron9d9. Who could ever say that bike wasn’t special. Wrong facts a lot for sure but I mostly stay quiet on that too.
Yep, actually myself and a good friend.

We both worked for AHM for several years and then he went on to Acura and I went on to the other red company. The "NR750 experts" as they said, actually got the opportunity to meet and know both the engineers and the Large Project Leader for a looooong night in Daytona one year. Fun, especially the later night parts I can nearly remember. Amazing people really. And an amazing bike.

The tools moderating their site just decided that "the conversation had run its natural course" and closed comments like the total pussies they are. We just had them set up to drag them face down by the balls thru a pile of broken glass... but unfortunately no joy... If you've ever heard one running its the sound of technological magic. Impossible to accurately describe and totally unique. Or is that "special"? And again, it's a 1992 model.

Yeah, that was the end of trying to contribute to whatever it is they're doing over there. The write ups are fantastical and they have a penchant for really misrepresenting certain ads from their buddies. Trying to squeeze dollars out of bikes that they shouldn't be.

I hate when people take advantage of others like that, especially in the bike community.
 

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It is indeed legal up here...hasn't changed much from what I have seen (rarely even catch a wiff) and it was hardly 'illegal' before t was officially legalized unless you had a dump truck full of it and even then you would likely just see house arrest.

I think people see the prices south of the border for a clean, titled Cali bike or the prices at the money laundering forums like Mecca and assume the highest price out there is what they can reasonably get. Really you have to cut the price for the lack of title, Canadian market and the pricing outliers.

There is a RZ500 for sale locally that toasted the crank seals being run after sitting for a decade and the seller wants $15K Cdn.
Spot on Evan. There's a warping of reality going on lately that reminds me of when the classic muscle car market really took off for the first time. Just because someone paid a stupid price once doesn't automatically mean that the high bar is the new floor.

Reality will always (hopefully) reassert itself, especially as the market at large becomes more educated about what is what.

I guess to go back to our other recent discussion on this site about pricing of 7's etc, the good/bad news is that 80s-90s bikes are definitely pulling out of the slump and on the rise.
 

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I just picked up a complete N1 with extras for what I felt was a fair negotiated price. Needs some TLC and a little mechanical work as it has been sitting. Bikes are worth whatever a buyer is willing to pay. I knew the PO and most of the history and we came to a mutually fair price. Now I own two of them and I am happy with what I paid for both (first was bought new in 1996).
This bike, in my opinion, is overpriced to me. Someone may spend that much for it but I wouldn’t. Sounds like he doesn’t even know what he is selling.
 

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I just have a soft spot for the N1. I saw it on the show room floor and fell in love.

Owned a 96 P model. Now I’m build my dream N1.
 
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