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Old 10-29-2011, 05:21 PM   #1
johnnyc14 OP
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Joined: Mar 2008
Location: St. Albert, Alberta
Oddometer: 205
Kawasaki A7 Avenger 350

I've been looking for one of these for a while, they are pretty scarce here is western Canada. I bgought this 67 A7 and 2 A1 250 cc Samurai's. The A1's are parts donors but I may be able to get a complete A7 and an A1 out fo this lot.I had an A1 when I was a kid and it was the best of my early bikes. This one runs and is very complete. Another project for winter.



Check out the pipes on this one!! ;D


The tank on the A7 is in really good shape, hardly any rust. The paint under the chrome panels is like new and will make a great reference for matching the color. Another A series owner from New York had some good rubber knee pads and they are on their way to me in the mail.



The engine is in remarkable shape. It really just needs cleaning up and new rings, gaskets and seals. These rotary valve twins must have been much more expensive to manufacture than the piston post 2 strokes. Lots more parts and machine work involved.






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Lots of spooge but not too bad considering its 44 years old.

The frame is ready for sandblasting and I have already glass beaded the cases, cylinders and heads


Lots of nights in the garage ahead. Sure beats spending all winter watching TV.
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