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post #1 of 55 Old 04-02-2016, 03:51 PM Thread Starter
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~ ZX-12R barn find!!! ~

1,179 miles. Been stored indoors since 2000. Bone stock. Classic metallic green. The best part....it's now mine!!! (and I paid way less then the guys asking price)... More details to follow as I wash the dust off. She's gonna need some TLC but I'm super excited about this project.....



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Safe at home with my other 12R (finishing up wet nitrous install and swapping back stock length ZX14 swingarm)...

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if you ever pull the stock exh, i may want it.

01 ZX-12R 8.84 @ 156.3 on dot tires, NA.... turbo 8.47 @ 164
00 ZX-12R 8.62 @ 165.2 no bars, slicks, 55 shot... turbo 8.32 @ 173
00 ZX-12R 1: 222.046 1.5: 226.390 Worlds Fastest NA Kawasaki
00 ZX-12R street turbo 1: 227.9 1.5: 234.1
00 ZX-12R LSR turbo 1: 249.5 1.5: 266.5 Worlds fastest ZX-12R CMG Racing RCC Turbos
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That's awesome Hibs congrats! Great find for sure...

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if you ever pull the stock exh, i may want it.
Turbo project?
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something stealthier than currently used on the turbo :)

01 ZX-12R 8.84 @ 156.3 on dot tires, NA.... turbo 8.47 @ 164
00 ZX-12R 8.62 @ 165.2 no bars, slicks, 55 shot... turbo 8.32 @ 173
00 ZX-12R 1: 222.046 1.5: 226.390 Worlds Fastest NA Kawasaki
00 ZX-12R street turbo 1: 227.9 1.5: 234.1
00 ZX-12R LSR turbo 1: 249.5 1.5: 266.5 Worlds fastest ZX-12R CMG Racing RCC Turbos
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I'm jealous. Good find, brother!

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great find I love hearing about barn finds now Im going to look in mine and see what I can find surely the PO left something in there congrats Craig

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that dude you got it from was selling it for some woman her husband past and he also had a HD sportster with low miles for sale I saw it a while ago but i live on the east coast... great buy! good luck wit it!
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Seems that there are more fun finds on t-your side of the ocean... Enjoy the bike. Keep safe
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that dude you got it from was selling it for some woman her husband past and he also had a HD sportster with low miles for sale I saw it a while ago but i live on the east coast... great buy! good luck wit it!
You sir, are almost exactly right. The gentlemen who bought the bike brand new and eventually stashed it away was a hoarder. For whatever reason, the 12R went into his garage sometime in '00/'01 never to see the light of day again. It was buried under boxes and junk. As you said, alongside an HD that only has 2900 miles. He also had a pretty nice new edge mustang, 03/04 ish? with like 21k miles. Yet he chose to drive a beat up Chevy S-10 (in the foreground of my pics). The owner (the hoarder) then passed away, and his sister and her husband were left going through his estate. I was told there was some very interesting stuff they found in the house as they went through it. Hidden in drawers were gold coins, a pair of pre-ban Colt AR-15's (locked and loaded), numerous pistols and just other stuff hidden through out the house. Very interesting how some people live.

Here are a few pics the seller shared with me, this was after he spent some time clearing a path through the garage...









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In this simple house on the foothills of the rockies, rest a giant...



My wife checking out the scenery with our baby boy in tow...



The seller took the tank cover and seat off to install new battery...





Does anyone remember this sticker?!? Break in procedures.... wild....

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Have some warm weather today.... just finished church and lunch with the family. Have to knock out some homework first, then I plan to roll the bike out, wash it up, and get some good pics. Stay tuned!! :)

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Jens still has that sticker on the redsled!

01 ZX-12R 8.84 @ 156.3 on dot tires, NA.... turbo 8.47 @ 164
00 ZX-12R 8.62 @ 165.2 no bars, slicks, 55 shot... turbo 8.32 @ 173
00 ZX-12R 1: 222.046 1.5: 226.390 Worlds Fastest NA Kawasaki
00 ZX-12R street turbo 1: 227.9 1.5: 234.1
00 ZX-12R LSR turbo 1: 249.5 1.5: 266.5 Worlds fastest ZX-12R CMG Racing RCC Turbos
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i still have it on my bike. people always ask why i dont take it off. lol my question for them is why would i after 16 years
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