Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Need Help with 1986-1990 Kawasaki ZX-10R
In about five hours I am taking delivery of a 1987 Kawasaki Zx-10R. I was shopping for a new bike i wanted three things. Comfort, Power, Cheap.
Since when you buy a new bike you can only chose two i was in quite the delima.
I came across a bike so cheap I could pay for it cash. It is painted camelon green. its missing one of its fairings, but has low miles and suppose to be mechanically perfect. I recently test rode a 1989 ZX-10R that had Stage 3 jet kit, vance hines exhaust and intake. 27000 miles guy wante 2500$ for it. Needless to say I LOVED IT. It was the fastest bike ive EVER ridden which includes a 2001 Triumph 955, 2003 Buell XB12R, and a 2001 Kawasaki ZRX 1200. SO i havent ridden a hayabusa or a ZX-12R but this thing was quick and very eager to go from a low RPM.
It resisted turning, but when your use to the wide handle bars of a ZRX sportbike arent as ansi to lean. Anyway, it was comfortable, powerful and cheap!.
What dumbfounds me, the lack of support on this bike. I cant find ANYTHING about it. Its like it didnt even exist. I find a couple pages about a 1988-1990 kawasaki but the 1986-1987 seem to be a tad different. Can anyone help me out, can i use fairing off an 1989 on a 1987? are any of the parts compatible.
I also read that the zx-10 engine block is the same used in the ZX-11 except its been bored out some. is that true? Anywebsites or forums you could direct me to would be much appreciated. I have found a corbin seat and vance hines exhaust-- thats a start but i want to find the fairing too. Ebay doesnt have squat :-(
Thanks in advance,
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