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Derek Cripps

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Kawasaki A7r
« on: February 02, 2021, 02:53:52 PM »
Does anyone have any pics of an A7r that has been raced? Or know of anyone that did race one?
Looks like they made an A1r race bike?
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Gordon Jones

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Re: Kawasaki A7r
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2021, 05:10:21 PM »
Does anyone have any pics of an A7r that has been raced? Or know of anyone that did race one?
Looks like they made an A1r race bike?
Ellis Moore used to race an A1R - I can also remember seeing one being raced in early 70's at some UK meetings (I had one of  the road going A1 Samurai's when I was 17 in 1970)
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Re: Kawasaki A7r
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2021, 05:21:41 PM »
I think the one that Ellis raced could have belonged to Pete Smith who lives in Blackrod but I don’t have contact details at the moment.  He did some work on my Aermacchi head and I saw it there when I was visiting a few years ago.

An old friend of mine was thinking of buying one but I think genuine ones may fetch a lot of money but as usual there will be non genuine racers and you’d need to be good to know the differences.  Pete seemed like the man to ask if you can contact him, try Ellis on Facebook as somebody else suggested but he did used to follow this forum.

I have a photo of a link I found on web when Jack was interested but it’s too big to post on here so I’ll try and shrink it and shove it on later.

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Tony Benson

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Re: Kawasaki A7r
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2021, 06:53:45 PM »
I think both Ellis and Pete had one each, I think that Colin Wilcox now has them both.
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Derek Cripps

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Re: Kawasaki A7r
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2021, 09:50:45 PM »
Thanks for the info.
I’m guessing the bike in question would be an A7 that has been raced, rather than A1R
But how would I tell the difference?
Bearing in mind it’s sat for 30+ years
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Gordon Jones

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Re: Kawasaki A7r
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2021, 10:53:22 PM »
Thanks for the info.
I’m guessing the bike in question would be an A7 that has been raced, rather than A1R
But how would I tell the difference?
Bearing in mind it’s sat for 30+ years
A1 is 250cc
A7 is 350
There will likely be some markings on the cylinders with some hints to capacity...
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Tony Benson

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Re: Kawasaki A7r
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2021, 11:26:25 PM »
I am told that they are both genuine A1R's but I wouldn't know for sure.
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Re: Kawasaki A7r
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2021, 11:31:45 PM »
I am told that they are both genuine A1R's but I wouldn't know for sure.
Well - I could take a look to confirm - if you could ship both of them over & leave them with me...
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ellis moore

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Re: Kawasaki A7r
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2021, 01:38:39 PM »
I think both Ellis and Pete had one each, I think that Colin Wilcox now has them both.

That was correct Tony but I believe my bike has been sold on with it's 5 speed, wet clutch engine fitted. I raced them both when they were fitted with 6 speed, dry clutch engines.

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Re: Kawasaki A7r
« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2021, 05:42:13 PM »
Thanks for the update Ellis. I didn't know Colin had sold one on. Hope you are doing ok mate.
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