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Old 12-09-2012, 12:17 AM   #21
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Very cool video thanks. I noticed the wheels on the Kawi were blue. Are they anodized? I would kinda like them in dark blue or black. I just can't stand the polished look that they are now.

I'm kinda late to the game on this stuff, really not familiar with Performance Machine products from that era.
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The thing about the PM wheels that made them different than other lightweight wheels in that era was that they had a lower MOI, so they helped the bake accelerate faster. They also helped it stop a little quicker from high speeds.

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I'm very curious to see if I can feel a difference with these. Felt a huge difference when switching to lighter wheels on my Ducati. These wheels along with me losing 50 pounds might just be the ticket.
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Old 12-09-2012, 12:23 AM   #23
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I too don't like the looks of them, but have a few sets of them - both on track builds, I also have the rotors. The calipers vary. I have one set I paid $125 for locally from a member here. Another set I paid $350 for but I don't know what they look like yet. Both sets are like those in the photo. As far as rotors go, I have two sets, purchased from 2 separate members here, and both sets are near perfect with even wear and no issues. I paid $350 for each set and am a happy man for it. Sadly, I have not ridden on either of them yet, but they are larger and lighter so I don't see how they could not be better than stock.
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:12 AM   #24
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I noticed the wheels on the Kawi were blue. Are they anodized? I would kinda like them in dark blue or black. I just can't stand the polished look that they are now.
Yes, they're anodized. I bought an old AMA Superbike last summer from the original builder and I got it with all the stuff. The rims are definitely anodized.

Here's the bike as it sat in the previous owner's garage:

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Old 12-09-2012, 11:00 AM   #25
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That's a neat piece. Have you taken it out and run it yet?
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:31 PM   #26
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That's a neat piece. Have you taken it out and run it yet?
Thanks for the kind words. I appreciate it. I have rode the bike but not as you saw it in the previous pic. The P.O. kept all the parts he ever acquired for the bike and I got all of it when I bought the bike. This included everything from a spare unlimited superbike engine to race kit parts to the the jacket given to competitors at the Macau GP. He had pulled the original bodyork off and put it all in his attic waaaaay back in 93. He pulled it out this past spring and restored the bike to (mostly) original. It still has the privateer 750 suberbike engine in it. The original aluminum tank was used for the race bodywork and was replaced with a standard steel tank when he restored it. I have another aluminum tank to install on the bike to get it "right". Here's how it looks now:







Here's a write up I did for another forum about the bike and everything I got with it. It's a monster and I'm stupidly happy with the purchase.

http://www.zxforums.com/forums/zx-7r...r-real-m1.html
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:56 PM   #27
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A few Canadians in that bunch from 1990 - Reuben McMurter, Miguel DuHamel. Miguel was on the Suzuki.... nice! Another name that came up, former Suzuki rider Dale Quarterley.

Great video. Nice close up of Scott's Kawi with the PM Wheels/Calipers/Rotors. What a combo.

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Old 12-10-2012, 12:08 AM   #28
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Wow, you got a lot of stuff with that bike. Nice find.
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Old 12-10-2012, 02:08 AM   #29
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Dude you better get some new tires while your at it. LOL
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:09 AM   #30
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Dude you better get some new tires while your at it. LOL
Believe me, when I use the PM's they will have new tires. The stock rims have brand new (as of spring 2012) tires with less than 200 miles on them.


MMarsh, Sorry to thread jack.

Now back to your originally scheduled programming....
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:46 AM   #31
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No worries. Great bike and cool pictures from your thread.
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:42 AM   #32
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No worries. Great bike and cool pictures from your thread.
Thanks.
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:05 PM   #33
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Thanks for the kind words. I appreciate it. I have rode the bike but not as you saw it in the previous pic. The P.O. kept all the parts he ever acquired for the bike and I got all of it when I bought the bike. This included everything from a spare unlimited superbike engine to race kit parts to the the jacket given to competitors at the Macau GP. He had pulled the original bodyork off and put it all in his attic waaaaay back in 93. He pulled it out this past spring and restored the bike to (mostly) original. It still has the privateer 750 suberbike engine in it. The original aluminum tank was used for the race bodywork and was replaced with a standard steel tank when he restored it. I have another aluminum tank to install on the bike to get it "right". Here's how it looks now:







Here's a write up I did for another forum about the bike and everything I got with it. It's a monster and I'm stupidly happy with the purchase.

http://www.zxforums.com/forums/zx-7r...r-real-m1.html
Hey....good to see you on here, seriously, just don't bring 1badzx7r over here!
You already know how much ilove that bike, I would trade my cbr1krr for it
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Hey....good to see you on here, seriously, just don't bring 1badzx7r over here!
HAHAHHA! I agree with this statement 100%
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HAHAHHA! I agree with this statement 100%
I'm glad to see both of you have a sense of humor. I've been here for awhile, I just don't post much (I'm a student to all the sensei's here).And no, I didn't bring anybody over here.
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I think my username is Garrett on ZXF. I'm the one with the 2 page thread trying to get my damn bike running
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Yes, they're anodized. I bought an old AMA Superbike last summer from the original builder and I got it with all the stuff. The rims are definitely anodized.

Here's the bike as it sat in the previous owner's garage:

I just called a local place and told them what I have. Told me 80 bucks to prep and anodize the Wheels black. Once I get them in my possession, Im going to test fit them, make sure all is well then take them down and have them done. I think i"ll be able to handle the looks of them toned down alittle and cant wait to feel the differance in the lighter weight.
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I just called a local place and told them what I have. Told me 80 bucks to prep and anodize the Wheels black. Once I get them in my possession, Im going to test fit them, make sure all is well then take them down and have them done. I think i"ll be able to handle the looks of them toned down alittle and cant wait to feel the differance in the lighter weight.
I have never priced anodizing for anything, but I think that's a really good price to have 2 rims done. I say that because I know what people charge for powdercoating and chroming around where I live. I want to see how they look when You're all done.
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I just called a local place and told them what I have. Told me 80 bucks to prep and anodize the Wheels black. Once I get them in my possession, Im going to test fit them, make sure all is well then take them down and have them done. I think i"ll be able to handle the looks of them toned down alittle and cant wait to feel the differance in the lighter weight.
That price does sound good, can you post a link to them? I have some bits from another bike I want to get anodized...
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Old 12-15-2012, 03:51 PM   #40
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I've got some prices down near me in Escondido and they are about the same as what Marsh said. I've thought about having mine done as well but while anodizing makes them look nice, they are made weaker in the process. Not sure by how much, but it does, and eventually the anodizing gets ugly and it will need to be done again. Basically, what I'm saying is you might want to check into how many times you can re-anodize before you run the risk of failure.
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