1999 Kawasaki ZX-7R

Practical Sportsbikes (UK) - - In Your Shed -

Owner: Karl Cartwright, Work­shop, Notts Owned for: two years So far: turned a frame into a com­plete bike What’s next? build­ing a trick ’98 TL1000R

It started as a bare frame I bought off ebay back in Oc­to­ber 2016. It’s taken just over a year to com­plete and four months of that was taken sourc­ing orig­i­nal body­work pan­els. I’ve done ev­ery­thing my­self, in­clud­ing the paint. The hard­est part was mak­ing the front caliper brack­ets so I could fit 2005 R1 ‘gold-spot’ calipers. I’ve also up­rated the air­box by us­ing blank­ing plates (de­signed by me) for the reed valves. I’ve done sev­eral builds in the past, in­clud­ing a ’93 GSX-R750WP and 1990 ZXR750H2, but I think this is my best yet.

Not sure about the gold frame, but the paint rocks

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