Definitely worth saving.
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Thanks. That's what I'm thinking. I'll do the engine swap first and if everything seems to be ok, I'll proceed with the project.As long as the other engine is ok, then you did well. The cosmetics are time consuming but cheep. Swapping the engine is a easy task. for the price you did well. Parts are getting a little harder to find, but these bikes can be a lot of fun. For the most part, they are easy to work on and the engines are bullet proof. (with the exception of the one dangling from your frame). Nice find.
Thanks, the Hindle exhaust was a big part of what sold me on the bike.That's a hell of find just for the Hindle Exhaust IMO. Enjoy the project! Almost forgot!
Welcome to se7en ownership!
P.S.: If you ever want to part ways with that Hindle Exhaust, I'll gladly re-home it for you. I LOVE Hindle systems!
Yeah, I'll be totally happy if I break even with what a nice example would cost. I love working on bikes and I'll get it exactly how I want it and know that is was done properly.Ive just dont similar with a J model zxr, bought a dog and rebuilt it. I recon by the time its finished i will have broke about even. Its cost me what its worth but ive uprated and changed a few bits along the way.
as you rebuild it you will get to know it inside out, you will know everything is done the way you want it and are happy with. Its a 20yr+ bike, if you bought one you would have to strip it to check for bodges and dodgy fixes.
its also the perfect candidate to modify, zx10r front and rear ends etc
Thanks! I will definitely take you up on that offer. I'm sure there is a bunch of little stuff I'll need.Nice find and definitely worth saving. Let me know if you need parts, I have a bit of a collection going. 2 spare motors if needed as well.
If your on facebook most of the zx7r pages has the download in its file sectionAlso, if anyone has a .pdf of a service manual they'd share with me that would be amazing. I haven't been able to fine one.
Perfect, thanks. I found one there.If your on facebook most of the zx7r pages has the download in its file section
Nice progress! You're past the "hard" part.Little project update. I've been picking away at the bike and managed to make some pretty good progress:
Bad engine out:
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Carbs completely disassembled, ultrasonic cleaned, and reassembled with all new rubber o-rings:
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Good (hopefully) engine in and tidied up a bit:
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Also, I have managed to track down some of the parts I need. Including this Euro projector light I found on Facebook Marketplace in Lithuania:
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Still a bit of work to be done before I'm ready to attempt to fire her up, but we are getting there.
Nice progress! You're past the "hard" part.
Thanks guys!Great job, you got a good deal there I would say. If id have seen a 1999 ZX7 for $1200 Id have been all over it too
The zx7 and zx7r valve train is noisy, Mine sounds like a tractor motor/diesel motor at idle.Thanks guys!
Another quick update:
Got the bike running today:
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She didn't want to start at first, but a little starter fluid got her going the first time. After that she'd fire up right away.
There is a bit more noise coming from the top end than I was expecting.
I set the idle and sync'd the carbs:
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After running for a bit and the carb sync it quieted down a bit, but it's still a little noisy. I've never owned one of these bikes and I don't know anyone who has one so I don't exactly know what's normal. Maybe a valve adjustment is needed?
Overall quite positive I'd say. And the exhaust note from that Hindle Exhaust is 👌.