Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Ontario, Canada
Converting 1991 ZX7R into a track bike
I'm new to the forum & thought I'd post some pictures of my recent purchase, a 1991 ZX7R for $700.
It (under choke) starts 1st time but has a slight backfire until warmed up, looks like there is a small oil leak from around the front sprocket area, throttle is a bit sticky (does not snap back) & for some reason the cooling fan is on a separate switch on the RH side of the fairing rather than coming on automatically (see all the attached pictures) but it does have braided hoses & a full, clean Ontario ownership.
Plan is to turn this into a dedicated track bike over the winter, nothing special, just a basic track bike I can have some fun on.
I plan on keeping the stock engine but having the carbs professionally cleaned.
1. What suspension work would you recommend I carry out based on the fact I am 6'1 tall & weigh in at 230lbs?
2. Where is the best place to get track bodywork - Aerotech???? - any other companies out there for this age of bike????
This is my 1st time converting a bike to track (& I'm definitely not an experienced motorcycle mechanic) so I'm looking for any advice that you can give.
Stay safe everyone, Smudger