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  • Kawasaki ZXR-750L Rebuild

    After the debacle of my last build:

    https://www.perthstreetbikes.com/for...ad.php?t=67776

    I vowed i never go through the pain again, but I picked up 94 Kawaka ZXR750 cheap as, so here we go again.



    Its done 62,000k's, Its had a low speed drop, so thus the fairing has some deep scratches in it and a dent in the tank. Thus the low purchase price.
    So unlike my CB550 cafe racer, this is just a clean up and restore some of her former glory as money allows

    Kawasakis should be green not blue so that's going to have to change.
    I was told by a fashion nazi that "blue and green should never be seen" so i'm not going back to the stock L model colour scheme. I like 90's endurance racers so i'm heading towards this:





    New oil and filter, needs front rubber, clutch leaks, so new clutch release assembly.
    That will do for now.

    Next, have a go at fixing the fairings. Lucky it is solid fibreglass, not those cheap plastic ones

    So if anyone can offer suggestions, cos ive never done it before. I was going to get some of this stuff:



    and have a crack at repairing all the cracks and scratches

    Then paint.

    Again if anyone knows a awesome spraypainter in the Midvale or Myaree area let us know, cheers!

    after that dunno? powder coat the rims. Maybe a slip on can, wave discs



    any help -

    always appreciated

    v
    Last edited by valvolux; 27-04-2016, 03:41 PM.
    never play leapfrog with a unicorn

  • #2
    No expert, but if its a big crack it'll need cutting and patching, small ones just regular bog will do.
    Ryan

    Originally posted by Aufitt
    Try Para045, he definitely sounds all gooey in the fork for ya

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    • #3
      Nice pickup and project.

      Paint the rims, don't powdercoat them. And I don't know that wavy discs would look right on a bike of that vintage.

      As for painting motorcycle fairings - potato.
      Click Link for My Bikes:

      Aprilia RS250
      1985 GSXR750 "Slabbie"

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Loud View Post
        Nice pickup and project.

        Paint the rims, don't powdercoat them. And I don't know that wavy discs would look right on a bike of that vintage.

        As for painting motorcycle fairings - potato.
        yeah you're right - scrap that idea

        ill hit potato up with a PM

        v
        never play leapfrog with a unicorn

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        • #5
          sorry this thread will be derailed by ZXR750 race love.....







          Last edited by valvolux; 28-04-2016, 11:30 PM.
          never play leapfrog with a unicorn

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          • #6
            I love the ZX7R and ZXR750's, such beautiful bikes. Good luck with your project, will definitely be keeping my eye on this thread!

            On a side note, did you just so happen to be riding it today? Turning off Tonkin Hwy onto Welshpool rd East? I swear I saw a blue ZXR750 this afternoon on my way home.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Known View Post
              I love the ZX7R and ZXR750's, such beautiful bikes. Good luck with your project, will definitely be keeping my eye on this thread!

              On a side note, did you just so happen to be riding it today? Turning off Tonkin Hwy onto Welshpool rd East? I swear I saw a blue ZXR750 this afternoon on my way home.
              Cheers, yeah ive always had a soft spot for them too
              haha, yep that was me!
              never play leapfrog with a unicorn

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              • #8
                parts collection has started!

                alright you smart PSB peep

                what are emissions blanking plates?



                the blurb

                "They'll replace the clean air plates on your engine, allowing you to bin all of the associated pipes and save a chunk of weight. Your engine will also only have fresh air to breathe, potentially increasing power. As fitting these parts will affect the emissions of your engine, they are sold for race/track use only"
                never play leapfrog with a unicorn

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                • #9
                  AIS/PAIR.

                  Usually used when you put aftermarket exhausts on, to stop the above from putting fresh air into the exhaust to burn up the unspent fuel still in the system.

                  With this still functioning, you get pops on deceleration, and in some cases massive pops too as the unburnt fuel burns up. When you block this off, the unburnt fuel is starved from air as such doesn't ignite.

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                  • #10
                    so.....

                    The parts ordered..

                    FINAL colour scheme. With a few dashes of red



                    My CB550 carbs caused all sorts of headaches, so i'm going with a full rebuild of the carbs

                    New Kit plus



                    new factory pro tuning kit



                    GP Pipe




                    new braided lines

                    new DID spocket and chain Rear sprocket (+1 Tooth size) Front Sprocket (-1 Tooth size)



                    new rear yss shock



                    boring stuff:

                    Fuel pump



                    LED indicators



                    fender eliminator



                    New Master Cylinder and Clutch Fluid Caps



                    New cap and ignition



                    shorty levers



                    Braided brake and clutch lines



                    new air filter



                    mirrors



                    hoses



                    RRossi to clean the bike up
                    Potato to respray the fairings
                    New Dunlop 180/55ZR17 tyre

                    cant wait!

                    v
                    Last edited by valvolux; 30-09-2016, 06:19 PM.
                    never play leapfrog with a unicorn

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                    • #11
                      Awesome paint scheme and parts selection there

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                      • #12
                        some of the parts arrived, so i've started to get things going

                        Took the fairing and the tank off



                        Its pretty grotty, its going to take a lot of work to clean it up.
                        I dont have a chain breaker so I couldn't get the chain off. Went to Repco, they don't sell em. Ebay?

                        Gave everything a high pressure clean and then started getting the old decals off and clean everything with Septone grease and wax remover



                        Then the tank. Getting those disgusting lighting strike decals off.
                        The OEM Kawasaki and the existing tank protector was a real bugger, had to sand them off





                        So tomorrow, need to patch all the scratches up with fibreglass filler and then prime. That's a job in itself.
                        Yuck
                        never play leapfrog with a unicorn

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                        • #13
                          oh. The new stuff

                          new sprockets and chain
                          new pipe and emission blanking plates
                          new ZX7 mono shock. I couldn't afford a new after market, there like $1500 bucks!
                          new indicators
                          new mirrors and fender eliminator
                          new cnc sprocket nuts
                          new fairing bolts
                          new tank protector
                          new decals
                          replace the linkage rod to lower the bike and lower side stand



























                          Last edited by valvolux; 11-11-2016, 07:35 PM.
                          never play leapfrog with a unicorn

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                          • #14
                            Cleaning a project is half the fun, and a great way of getting to know your bike thoroughly. Looking forward to seeing it come together!
                            Click Link for My Bikes:

                            Aprilia RS250
                            1985 GSXR750 "Slabbie"

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                            • #15
                              should have attended dodgy spray painting 101, but with the advice of youtube, i had a go

                              sanded back the big crack in the tank to find it was a dent that had been bogged up before. Seems like the tank was green. It's going full circle
                              Filled with Septone glass filler





                              spray with primer



                              mostly done, needs another sand with 600 grit and a wipe down



                              after all that and I forgot to do the front wheel fender. DUH

                              Let see if Potato thinks i've done and ok job otherwise its back to the drawing board.....

                              Ill post again when i've got them sprayed with the new green, white and black.

                              I have to get some more decals to get that race bike street cred haha. I have Ohlins stickers. I have race numbers.
                              Whats else do I need. I should run a poll haha
                              never play leapfrog with a unicorn

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