KR1R in Australia

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KR1R in Australia

Post by SmithyKR1R » Wed Oct 28, 2015 2:01 am

Hi not much of an auspicious start but this is the current state of the discovered parts of my KR1R.

Sitting in the shed waiting for parts.
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The frame number
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Should have the rear suspension links soon. the engine is in bits at the moment, I had all the cases hydroblasted.
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It's not alone, sitting with 2 TZR250's. One is an SPR from 1994 and the other an ex-race bike a 1992 SP. with an MC21 SP Rothmans
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Slightly more advanced in build, my RS250 NX5
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All the other parts I have are in boxes, engine parts, more bodywork but I just moved house so it was all in storage so I just add bits as I find them.... Unfortunately I seem to be getting to every other bike first.

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Re: KR1R in Australia

Post by Top-shaggy » Wed Oct 28, 2015 2:33 am

Yay !! Another real KR-1R, that's fantastic mate.
Lovely D2 1990

Really looking forward to seeing the rebuild take shape
Loads of info on this site, your definitely in the right place =D>
If it takes more than 2strokes then your just playing at it..

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Re: KR1R in Australia

Post by SP_BOTT » Wed Oct 28, 2015 9:01 am

Hi, don't know if you've seen this one 'over here' as it's only just been listed?

Think it's the first one I've seen advertised, very pricey, and not very original to start with. But he's not hiding anything either.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Kawasaki-KR-1 ... Sw9mFWLLMH

Sorry forgot to say, what a lovely collection of bikes, (even if they are all in bits) :)

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Re: KR1R in Australia

Post by Top-shaggy » Thu Oct 29, 2015 12:23 am

SP_BOTT wrote:Hi, don't know if you've seen this one 'over here' as it's only just been listed?

Think it's the first one I've seen advertised, very pricey, and not very original to start with. But he's not hiding anything either.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Kawasaki-KR-1 ... Sw9mFWLLMH

Aah the bike imported by Gecko and shown at Stafford a few years ago... Its Finally turned up !

If it sells for that price I will be very happy...lol
If it takes more than 2strokes then your just playing at it..

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Re: KR1R in Australia

Post by KR-1R » Thu Oct 29, 2015 9:04 pm

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looks like the seat is going to a good home =D>
I was surprised, there seemed to be 3 overseas bidders on recent Yahoo KR stuff (and I wasNT one of these)

what you need is a GR79A to fill in the lack of suzukis :wink:

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Re: KR1R in Australia

Post by SmithyKR1R » Thu Oct 29, 2015 9:58 pm

KR-1R wrote: looks like the seat is going to a good home =D>
I was surprised, there seemed to be 3 overseas bidders on recent Yahoo KR stuff (and I wasNT one of these)

what you need is a GR79A to fill in the lack of suzukis :wink:
Yup, I hope so. I bought the side panels and the lower as well. That was a wallet opener. :shock:

Just need a NOS upper and screen now.....

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Re: KR1R in Australia

Post by Top-shaggy » Thu Oct 29, 2015 10:27 pm

NOS upper... Now that really WILL rape your wallet... Haha
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Re: KR1R in Australia

Post by Top-shaggy » Thu Oct 29, 2015 10:28 pm

Have you got the smaller front indicators and different mirrors fitted to the R ?

If not they take a little finding too :wink:
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Re: KR1R in Australia

Post by SmithyKR1R » Fri Oct 30, 2015 6:57 am

I have the indicators but I wasn't aware that the mirrors were different.

Must have missed that on the parts book scan...

The ones I have are really tatty...

Is there a 'visual' check?

As for the GR79 I have this much of one...
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Re: KR1R in Australia

Post by James P » Sat Nov 07, 2015 12:40 am

SmithyKR1R wrote:I have the indicators but I wasn't aware that the mirrors were different.

Must have missed that on the parts book scan...

The ones I have are really tatty...

Is there a 'visual' check?
These mirrors (http://page3.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/c516297929) appear to be of the correct type, although also a little tatty.

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Re: KR1R in Australia

Post by podman » Thu Nov 26, 2015 4:38 pm

Whats the crack with these R's?

The one on UK eBay was a piss take price wise I thought.

They appear, to me, to be a poor relation to an SP RGV/NSR?..rare for good reason?

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Re: KR1R in Australia

Post by Top-shaggy » Fri Nov 27, 2015 8:50 pm

podman wrote:Whats the crack with these R's?

The one on UK eBay was a piss take price wise I thought.

They appear, to me, to be a poor relation to an SP RGV/NSR?..rare for good reason?

Simple fact - they didn't make very many, probably just enough for homologation and not much more
Records seem to indicate 180 in total models D1 and D2

Compare that to the SP RGV/NSRs that become available to buy almost every week

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1354&p=36011&hilit=KR1r+180#p36011
If it takes more than 2strokes then your just playing at it..

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Re: KR1R in Australia

Post by podman » Mon Nov 30, 2015 9:32 pm

Top-shaggy wrote:
podman wrote:Whats the crack with these R's?

The one on UK eBay was a piss take price wise I thought.

They appear, to me, to be a poor relation to an SP RGV/NSR?..rare for good reason?

Simple fact - they didn't make very many, probably just enough for homologation and not much more
Records seem to indicate 180 in total models D1 and D2

Compare that to the SP RGV/NSRs that become available to buy almost every week

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1354&p=36011&hilit=KR1r+180#p36011
...and how did these homoglation specials get on against RGVs and NSRs?

I see the UK one was relisted at 99p start and is now sitting at £680ish.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Kawasaki-KR-1 ... Swv-NWWaja

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Re: KR1R in Australia

Post by Top-shaggy » Mon Nov 30, 2015 10:42 pm

..ahem...


And he's now revised the listing so it doesn't reference a bike that's not his :)
If it takes more than 2strokes then your just playing at it..

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Re: KR1R in Australia

Post by Top-shaggy » Mon Nov 30, 2015 10:54 pm

Well the S dominated when it first came out in the UK
In Japan the R was the Kawasaki race team preferred bike instead of the S - if it had been officially imported in enough numbers into the UK ..who knows

These results look pretty good to me.. Not a h***a in sight :)

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I am biased of course :)
If it takes more than 2strokes then your just playing at it..

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