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  1. #1
    BadAss Hooligan
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    1 of 29 Original Kawasaki S1 for sale on EBay


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    President of the ZRXOA
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    Re: 1 of 29 Original Kawasaki S1 for sale on EBay

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    Weirdly Peculiar
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    Re: 1 of 29 Original Kawasaki S1 for sale on EBay

    I wonder if the "one owner" had the racing credentials required by Kawasaki to purchase an S1. And then never take it to the track...
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    Color Monitor
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    Re: 1 of 29 Original Kawasaki S1 for sale on EBay

    That bike will likely end up going back to Japan. They are willing to spend huge $$ to repatriate those classics.



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    Weirdly Peculiar
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    Re: 1 of 29 Original Kawasaki S1 for sale on EBay

    Quote Originally Posted by TGHW View Post
    That bike will likely end up going back to Japan. They are willing to spend huge $$ to repatriate those classics.

    TG
    My 1981 J model went back to the homeland in 1990 when I sold it.
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    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: 1 of 29 Original Kawasaki S1 for sale on EBay

    I have already just about topped out my bidding ability and fully realize this will be well out of my scope.

    If I were to hazard a guess at this time...I would estimate that it goes for $150,000 unless someone points out a serious issue with said provenance, serial numbers etc.

    It is already on RSBFS and will probably pop up on every Kawasaki, sportbike, racing forum in the country and beyond, so it will be interesting to see what the people in the know will say about it!

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    Mouthy Mofo
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    Re: 1 of 29 Original Kawasaki S1 for sale on EBay

    Wow.

    Unobtainium!
    Silver REXs are sooo subtle - they slide right under the enemy's radar, then WHAM - they're dead!

    03 REX - Akra, K&N pods, Ivan's jets, Teds Advancer, airbox out and chainguard, Chrispy's mirrors, Biscuits rearsets, Greg's brace, Armz shift linkage, Wog's seat, 'n some other stuff

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    King of Kazmania
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    Re: 1 of 29 Original Kawasaki S1 for sale on EBay



    I'm not buyin' that story. Too frikin' convenient.



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    Father Joe
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    Re: 1 of 29 Original Kawasaki S1 for sale on EBay

    Quote Originally Posted by kazman View Post


    I'm not buyin' that story. Too frikin' convenient.

    Is your Ebay bid/board name: n**m???
    I'm not completely useless. I can always be used as a bad example.

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    Hooligan
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    Re: 1 of 29 Original Kawasaki S1 for sale on EBay

    Man, if real... how awesome.
    Wonder what it will go for. Definitely going to watch this one.
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    King of Kazmania
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    Re: 1 of 29 Original Kawasaki S1 for sale on EBay

    Quote Originally Posted by McGovZRX View Post
    Is your Ebay bid/board name: n**m???


    n***m



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    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: 1 of 29 Original Kawasaki S1 for sale on EBay

    virgin carbs w/velocity stacks . OURY grips though I had those on my Urban Assault MTN Bike

    Quote Originally Posted by therokonkid View Post
    It is already on RSBFS and will probably pop up on every Kawasaki, sportbike, racing forum in the country and beyond, so it will be interesting to see what the people in the know will say about it!
    Agreed. People in Japan must be aware of it then.

    Like those rear sets. Is the steering damper stock?
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    Hooligan
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    Re: 1 of 29 Original Kawasaki S1 for sale on EBay

    Price jumped $20k in like 4 hours.

    I thought I might bid $50k for giggles.
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    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: 1 of 29 Original Kawasaki S1 for sale on EBay

    Quote Originally Posted by Cundalini View Post
    virgin carbs w/velocity stacks . OURY grips though I had those on my Urban Assault MTN Bike


    Agreed. People in Japan must be aware of it then.

    Like those rear sets. Is the steering damper stock?
    Other pictures I have seen of other S1s would indicate that the damper is stock. There are a few items such as the machined oil cooler bracket, tires and such that are not original, but explained in the ad copy.

    As to Japan...they will probably see it. I just returned from Japan where I was staying in a small town in the Nagano Prefecture. Near the '98 Winter Olympics. I saw ZRXs, CB1100Fs, JDM superbikes, everywhere. There was even a shop across the street from my hotel that had Katanas, a ZRX, KZ1000MK2, amongst others. I will upload some pics in the near future. The Japanese love their classic superbikes!

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    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: 1 of 29 Original Kawasaki S1 for sale on EBay

    I wonder what happened to the spares kit. As far as the racer credentials, after the '82 season Kawasaki was just looking to get them sold since they were no longer legal for AMA Superbike. There were 2 in Cycle News back then. One that had been raced for about $4k and another in the crate with all the spares for about $7k. I sure wanted one of them, but didn't have any money. Would have been a great investment, but I would have made it street legal and ridden it.And I already had my ELR. A never used one with all the spares sold a couple of years ago for about $114k , if I remember correctly.
    It's better to be a smartass than a dumbass, although my wife says I can be both at the same time.

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    Father Joe
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    Re: 1 of 29 Original Kawasaki S1 for sale on EBay

    At $41,000 now as the reserve is still chased but not met.
    I'm not completely useless. I can always be used as a bad example.

    The People's rear loading pink Beach Bomb.

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    aka The Streak
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    Re: 1 of 29 Original Kawasaki S1 for sale on EBay

    WOW! The final hour will be fun to watch.

    My buddy worked at Victorville Kawasaki in SoCal back in 83 and there used to be an S1 sitting in the back of the shop. It was raced from what I remember.
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    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: 1 of 29 Original Kawasaki S1 for sale on EBay

    I saw one at the Kawasaki tent at Sears Point in'82. It was beautiful ! I saw one that had been made street legal at Laguna in '85. I had an acquaintance in Memphis who had a pristine one in his house. He didn't race, but I think he rode it on the track sometimes.
    It's better to be a smartass than a dumbass, although my wife says I can be both at the same time.

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    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: 1 of 29 Original Kawasaki S1 for sale on EBay

    Quote Originally Posted by therokonkid View Post
    Other pictures I have seen of other S1s would indicate that the damper is stock. There are a few items such as the machined oil cooler bracket, tires and such that are not original, but explained in the ad copy.

    As to Japan...they will probably see it. I just returned from Japan where I was staying in a small town in the Nagano Prefecture. Near the '98 Winter Olympics. I saw ZRXs, CB1100Fs, JDM superbikes, everywhere. There was even a shop across the street from my hotel that had Katanas, a ZRX, KZ1000MK2, amongst others. I will upload some pics in the near future. The Japanese love their classic superbikes!
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    President of the ZRXOA
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    Re: 1 of 29 Original Kawasaki S1 for sale on EBay

    $40k and reserve not met
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    Color Monitor
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    Re: 1 of 29 Original Kawasaki S1 for sale on EBay

    Quote Originally Posted by bomose View Post
    I wonder what happened to the spares kit. As far as the racer credentials, after the '82 season Kawasaki was just looking to get them sold since they were no longer legal for AMA Superbike. There were 2 in Cycle News back then. One that had been raced for about $4k and another in the crate with all the spares for about $7k. I sure wanted one of them, but didn't have any money. Would have been a great investment, but I would have made it street legal and ridden it.And I already had my ELR. A never used one with all the spares sold a couple of years ago for about $114k , if I remember correctly.
    I guarantee you Japan knows about it. When Something like that pops up, it attracts worldwide attention



    Quote Originally Posted by AV80R View Post
    $40k and reserve not met
    It's likely to go a lot higher than that. It's a brand new, extremely limited production, 36 year old factory race bike that has iconic status. As you know from living in CA, there are people all over the world that consider that chump change.


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    President of the ZRXOA
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    Re: 1 of 29 Original Kawasaki S1 for sale on EBay

    Yeah, people have money to burn right now.
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    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: 1 of 29 Original Kawasaki S1 for sale on EBay

    Quote Originally Posted by BASpro View Post
    I wonder if the "one owner" had the racing credentials required by Kawasaki to purchase an S1. And then never take it to the track...
    What exactly defines an S1......?

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    Father Joe
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    Re: 1 of 29 Original Kawasaki S1 for sale on EBay

    As of 7:00 am, Friday, central USA time, $51,000 as the reserve is chased but not met.

    Noted that there are 9 days and 1 hour left in the auction.
    I'm not completely useless. I can always be used as a bad example.

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    Mouthy Mofo
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    Re: 1 of 29 Original Kawasaki S1 for sale on EBay

    Quote Originally Posted by Bemo View Post
    What exactly defines an S1......?
    The 1982 S1 replica was a limited number (29 as the ad states) factory built, race replica, based on Eddie's 1981 AMA Superbike Championship winning motorcycle. It did not have "all" of the racing tweeks, but had the two plug heads, carbs, brakes and much of the other racing gear. It was sold only to qualified AMA racers.

    Way closer to his race bike than the 82/83 KZ1000R replicas that are so sought after as the "real" thing.
    Silver REXs are sooo subtle - they slide right under the enemy's radar, then WHAM - they're dead!

    03 REX - Akra, K&N pods, Ivan's jets, Teds Advancer, airbox out and chainguard, Chrispy's mirrors, Biscuits rearsets, Greg's brace, Armz shift linkage, Wog's seat, 'n some other stuff

    84 KZ1100R - Yosh, K&N, fork brace
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    In Charge of McGov Only
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    Re: 1 of 29 Original Kawasaki S1 for sale on EBay

    That place in Tucson looks really familiar.

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    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: 1 of 29 Original Kawasaki S1 for sale on EBay

    Quote Originally Posted by Lightspeed View Post
    The 1982 S1 replica was a limited number (29 as the ad states) factory built, race replica, based on Eddie's 1981 AMA Superbike Championship winning motorcycle. It did not have "all" of the racing tweeks, but had the two plug heads, carbs, brakes and much of the other racing gear. It was sold only to qualified AMA racers.

    Way closer to his race bike than the 82/83 KZ1000R replicas that are so sought after as the "real" thing.
    Newbie question here- if I read that right, each cylinder accommodated 2 plugs?
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    Color Monitor
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    Re: 1 of 29 Original Kawasaki S1 for sale on EBay

    Quote Originally Posted by Cundalini View Post
    Newbie question here- if I read that right, each cylinder accommodated 2 plugs?
    Says so right there in the post you quoted.


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    Father Joe
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    Re: 1 of 29 Original Kawasaki S1 for sale on EBay

    Quote Originally Posted by TGHW View Post
    Says so right there in the post you quoted.


    TG
    And since it is Cundi's Birthday (side diversion: happy birthday Cundi ) I will further clarify that the term "TWIN plug head" is also commonly used in motorcycle technical conversations/communications.
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    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: 1 of 29 Original Kawasaki S1 for sale on EBay

    Quote Originally Posted by TGHW View Post
    Says so right there in the post you quoted.


    TG
    THATS WHY I INDICATED THAT IN MY POST!!!

    Thanks for nothing AGAIN

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