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Post by radiobloke on Wed 30 Mar 2011, 13:26

It was so cheap,....I had to buy it

but its


its,....

its a....

Kawasaki whistle

I Know,..I know.....

I've never had a kwak...but cheap as chips, and I can rip it down and make a track bike for a trip back out on the track this year.
Its just been toooooo long....

so,..I'm in need of cheap trick bits and other bobs..

its an old bus...but won't matter too much if it ends up cartwheeling down Craner or Mansfield at some point.

I've heard the standard panels are quite rare...ebay here we come...panels for race panels...cushty!

20 years old,..33k...been stood for a year...nice standard find.
time to get the spanners out
(actually they are all out allready....maybe time to gather vthem all up and put them in a pile next to the ZXR)



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Post by shadow on Wed 30 Mar 2011, 14:39

Great stuff. thumbup
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Post by stuart on Wed 30 Mar 2011, 17:11

Nice bike for the track. Were quick in their day and handle well too
Enjoy
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Post by wes on Wed 30 Mar 2011, 18:13

A bargains sometimes too good to miss, looks a great bike there radiobloke
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Post by goldie on Wed 30 Mar 2011, 18:24

oooh very nice, you'll have shed loads of fun with that
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Post by danidge on Wed 30 Mar 2011, 19:12

sick! i like the vacuum hoses Wink
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Post by cabbie on Wed 30 Mar 2011, 19:25

That is one ugly mother rofl
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Re: just bought a new bike....gone to the dark side

Post by radiobloke on Wed 30 Mar 2011, 22:10

you talking about my mother???

she's an old bus..(not my mum,...well,...she is..)
dunno if I should track it or just sell it on to a ZXR geek

spanners at the ready
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Post by shadow on Wed 30 Mar 2011, 22:19

Sell it, the zxr brigade will like its originality.

Or if you want a project, a zx9 engine will fit sort of, or a crank from the p series engine, will turn this one to 793cc

Whats made you look at going back on track again ?
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Post by radiobloke on Wed 30 Mar 2011, 22:34

if its too original...and can be made pretty,...I'll chuck it on ebay and see what happens. would make a couple of hundred quid over what I paid i recon, at least.

been stood,...so new battery, plugs, carbs cleaned, clean the filter, new oil, squirt of oil down the barrels....should be fine

shame the frame is polished,...I hate polishing, and its not standard. but...we'll see.

whats it worth? 900...grand?
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Post by radiobloke on Wed 30 Mar 2011, 22:36

and the track,....I've got all the gear still,...have been doing the streetfighter thing for years now,...just feel like I need to have a fussy on the track.

was gonna hire a bike,...but what a rip off THAT is!.

been looking at old cbr6's, cheap blades,..and even CB500's..
this was too good a deal to pass up.

I WILL go on a track this year....oh yes...
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Post by silverback on Thu 31 Mar 2011, 01:12

Nothing wrong with a Kwak for the track, I've a old ZX6 f3 as a track bike and it does a great job.
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Re: just bought a new bike....gone to the dark side

Post by JT on Thu 31 Mar 2011, 05:46

Good buy, it's a motorbike so can't knock you for buying it Smile as everyone's said, good bike in their day and will be give you miles of smiles on the track
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Re: just bought a new bike....gone to the dark side

Post by shadow on Thu 31 Mar 2011, 08:20

Zx6 will be about the cheapest, r6 a bit more, as alot of the early ones end up in pi series.

Out and out track bikes, especially with a v5, have gone up since the antics at brands, with all the ones without frame numbers getting confiscated, so the "its not for road use guv" bikes have disappeared.

Stick a grand on the zxr, then see what happens. Smile
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Post by radiobloke on Thu 31 Mar 2011, 09:52

yeah might just do that.

not my ideal track bike,..but might be a stepping stone to one.

I had an R6 ex wss back in the day....hated it. cost me a grand everytime I rode it ( and 2 bust fingers!...2 highsides in one day! but I put that down to Michelins...hate them too!)

ideally I'd like a ex raced 750 or 600 with sorted suspension. but I've got ZXR money!

its a start!
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Re: just bought a new bike....gone to the dark side

Post by shadow on Thu 31 Mar 2011, 13:49

I had the power ones on this R6, but i didn't like them.
So back on with the super corsa's. Smile

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