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I know these bikes are highly valuable with a lot of unobtanium stuff, but I'd love to see them on the track at an AHRMA event, especially at Barber Vintage Fest.
Two years ago they had a bunch of the old WSB motorcycles out on track at Laguna Seca for an exhibition run. Sadly, this year is probably the last year for WSB at Laguna Seca. They are just not pulling enough people to justify it. It was a sad day when they pulled MotoGP from Laguna Seca, and WSB is probably next. The rumor is there will not be any WSB in the US next year.

It is tempting to run mine. I also wish we could see a bunch of these on track again. I started up the Crevier bike, so no reason not to crank this one over. I'll start harassing some people I know with other brands of Superbike. Barber makes the most sense, and will be much closer to me if I make the move I an planning to Texas.
 

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Last time I went to Indy MotoGP, the crowd numbered 50,000. At Barber last year, there were over 70,000. AHRMA has a class for almost every non-current racebike. A delight last year was seeing several machines in the Phillip Island class, air-cooled factory GP-spec bikes with huge engines such as the Suzuki X69. Also, AHRMA has been chosen to represent the International Sidecar Racing Assn. There should be a bunch of those. Nearly 20 showed up at GingerMan, about half vintage and half GP-spec including 3 machines that had raced at the Isle of Man.

Barber would be perfect showcase for all you guys with restored Superbikes.
 

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57X you have some really nice stuff man. I remember back in the days how bad I wanted one of those KLS quick shifters. That's a really nice piece you have there as well.
 

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57X you have some really nice stuff man. I remember back in the days how bad I wanted one of those KLS quick shifters. That's a really nice piece you have there as well.
Thanks! I am very lucky. I'm not a racer. I'm a mid-pack B Group rider, but love building stuff. I had a few friends that set me up with this and I'm running with it. I'm enjoying the heck out of restoring this and the Crevier bike I finished last year.
 

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57X you have some really nice stuff man. I remember back in the days how bad I wanted one of those KLS quick shifters. That's a really nice piece you have there as well.
Thanks! I am very lucky. I'm not a racer. I'm a mid-pack B Group rider, but love building stuff. I had a few friends that set me up with this and I'm running with it. I'm enjoying the heck out of restoring this and the Crevier bike I finished last year.
KLS was crazy expensive in the day, and so unreliable the teams had to add a kill switch to disable it if it wiggled out. We are so spoiled by inexpensive technology today, me included, as I run my H2 SX on the street, and my S1000RR and GSXR750 on the track with tons of features standard.
 

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Two years ago they had a bunch of the old WSB motorcycles out on track at Laguna Seca for an exhibition run. Sadly, this year is probably the last year for WSB at Laguna Seca. They are just not pulling enough people to justify it. It was a sad day when they pulled MotoGP from Laguna Seca, and WSB is probably next. The rumor is there will not be any WSB in the US next year.

It is tempting to run mine. I also wish we could see a bunch of these on track again. I started up the Crevier bike, so no reason not to crank this one over. I'll start harassing some people I know with other brands of Superbike. Barber makes the most sense, and will be much closer to me if I make the move I an planning to Texas.
I would like to see it happen as well. I bought one of Pete's bikes last year(the ex Steve Griggs bike) looking for lightweight rims to replace the 16.5" Marvics on it so I can stick some good rubber on it for a track session or two. Christian
 

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Two years ago they had a bunch of the old WSB motorcycles out on track at Laguna Seca for an exhibition run. Sadly, this year is probably the last year for WSB at Laguna Seca. They are just not pulling enough people to justify it. It was a sad day when they pulled MotoGP from Laguna Seca, and WSB is probably next. The rumor is there will not be any WSB in the US next year.

It is tempting to run mine. I also wish we could see a bunch of these on track again. I started up the Crevier bike, so no reason not to crank this one over. I'll start harassing some people I know with other brands of Superbike. Barber makes the most sense, and will be much closer to me if I make the move I an planning to Texas.
I would like to see it happen as well. I bought one of Pete's bikes last year(the ex Steve Griggs bike) looking for lightweight rims to replace the 16.5" Marvics on it so I can stick some good rubber on it for a track session or two. Christian
I have a set of 17" Magnesium Marchesini 10 spokes if you want to make them fit. Let me know. Not period correct, but gets you out there.
 

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I'm getting ever so much closer. Just a few more spaces from the machinist. Then I move on to electrical.
 

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Wow!!!! :eek:
this is really amazing!!!
I hope you take some time to ride it on track...it's got to be a badass despite its age.
 

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Nope. She's now an office fixture. I'm too scared to start it, much less riding on very old magnesium fork bottoms and wheels.
 

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OMG, angels wept. I had wondered what became of this.

Outside of the obvious starting concerns, I’d also be worried what could happen to a face and body so beautiful in a dark, locked office in the wee hours, legal/moral issues aside.

As for riding her in the way nature intended, I know what a PITA it would be but you could magnaflux your mag bits and treat yourself on a special occasion: B-Day, 7/4, unlimited Db track day at Laguna- (I know NOT. GONNA. HAPPEN...).

I’m nobody to talk as I’m terrified of wrecking any of my pedestrian riders and loosing the special stuff, but you put in all that hard graft and even if you’re a what was it? A “Yah-hoo”? I’d bet you’ve managed to get your torque specs just close enough that it wouldn’t go bang in a bad way.
 

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My office is in my home next to my livingroom. This bike has one of seven Factory engines built to with with gear driven cams in 1995. It also has many other Factory parts. Most of these parts are irreplaceable. I have no desire to start it and run it. I will just continue to admire it daily.
 

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Scott it is an amazing beauty. Sound like this ones a keeper for you which is way cool because lord knows the amazing bikes you’ve built and sent to new homes. I would have no problem looking it that everyday.
 

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Here is a short list to start

Factory Superbike Frame
Factory Superbike Subframe
Factory Engine - Impossible to find. I got so lucky!
Major engine parts:
Factory M Head
Kit Valves, Springs and Retainers
Factory Altered Timing Order Crank
Factory Altered Timing Order Gear Driven Kit Cams
Kit Clutch
Total Loss
Factory Magnesium Engine Covers
Factory Cylinders
Factory Pistons
Factory Crank
Kit Long Rods
Kit B/C Transmission
Kit Oil Pump
Muzzy Ti Racing Exhaust (not what was sold to the street, really trick)
Alloy Superbike Fuel Tank (Russell's) and a Dual fill Superbike Fuel Tank (Picotte's)
Kit Radiator with hoses and tank
Ohlins FG9620 Magnesium Superbike Forks
Kit three Spoke Marchesini Wheels
Factory Ohlins Shock
Factory Swingarm, Adjusters and Quick Change Axles
Kit Rearsets
Kit Tach
Kit Temp Gauge
Factory Gauge Holder
Factory Upper Stay
AP Narrow Band Calipers and Rotors
Kit Harness with Ignitor and Kit coils
KLS QuickShifter

I'm sure there is more, but all I can think of off the top of my head. Here are a few pics:














I'm going to cry when I put the fairings on and hide that gorgeous exhaust
I had the stainless EX vers on a 96zx7r
 

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Scott it is an amazing beauty. Sound like this ones a keeper for you which is way cool because lord knows the amazing bikes you’ve built and sent to new homes. I would have no problem looking it that everyday.
Thanks! I still have some things I want to do to it, but I am focusing on my ZX12R and my GSXR1000 street bikes at the moment.

I have another going into my house soon. I'll keep it quiet on what it is until it's in my livingroom next to the Russell bike.
 

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Nope. She's now an office fixture. I'm too scared to start it, much less riding on very old magnesium fork bottoms and wheels.
I hear you on that. With that amazing ride you have I would be looking for a bubble to wrap it up with. I have my ship of theseus in my living room. Only a regular ZX7R but everything is so new I just cant convince myself to start it or ride it.
 
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